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Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale file for divorce

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The couple are ending their marriage after 13 years and seeking joint custody of their three sons.

Geoffrey Rush: My only ambition is to keep on putting 'actor' on my tax form

published about 2 hours ago
Geoffrey Rush: My only ambition is to keep on putting 'actor' on my tax form
The Australian actor talks Johnny Depp’s dogs, humankind’s flaws and discovering a musical ancestor thanks to TV series Who Do You think You Are You’re about to kick off a new series of Who Do You Think You Are? Have they been asking you for years?They’ve been asking me since the very first season. It only takes three weeks to make, but you have six months of preliminary meetings with genealogists and historians before that and up until now, I ... more

Bobbi Kristina Brown buried next to mother Whitney Houston

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Bobbi Kristina Brown buried next to mother Whitney Houston
Family and friends gathered at a cemetery to pay their final respects to Bobbi Kristina Brown as she was buried next to her mother, singer Whitney Houston.

Japan suspends work on U.S. base on Okinawa as Abe battles low ratings

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Tuesday it was suspending construction of a contentious U.S. air base on the island of Okinawa for a month to give time for talks between the central government and island authorities opposed to the facility.

State police search for suspect in shooting outside concert

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State police search for suspect in shooting outside concert
HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — State police with K-9 dogs are searching the woods for a person suspected of shooting two people outside a hip-hop concert in central New Jersey.


Cece Bell: how I made El Deafo – in pictures

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Cece Bell: how I made El Deafo – in pictures
Cece Bell’s touching and funny graphic novel for children exploring her own deafness began as a blog when she realised she was couldn’t admit to ... more

Guardian children's fiction prize book club: El Deafo by Cece Bell

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Guardian children's fiction prize book club: El Deafo by Cece Bell
Cece Bell has made a video specially for us about El Deafo – the fourth book under the spotlight in the Guardian children’s fiction prize ... more

Want to write a book? You can if you've got 75 minutes spare

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Want to write a book? You can if you've got 75 minutes spare
A group of people will attempt to write a book in a little over an hour at Nine Worlds Geekfest in November. Don’t expect it ... more

Hear the Wind Sing/Pinball, 1973 by Haruki Murakami review – an excellent introduction to an important novelist

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Hear the Wind Sing/Pinball, 1973 by Haruki Murakami review – an excellent introduction to an important novelist
Murakami may not be a fan of his first two books but both hint at the qualities that typify his workThe arrival of a new ... more

Books of The Times: Review: China Miéville’s ‘Three Moments of an Explosion’

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Books of The Times: Review: China Miéville’s ‘Three Moments of an Explosion’
The short stories in Mr. Miéville’s newest collection take place in a variety of strange worlds, including one in which icebergs fly.

Video of officer confronting driver goes viral

published Tue, Jul 28 2015 10:56 GMT
Video of officer confronting driver goes viral
A suburban Chicago police department says it is investigating a video posted online in which an officer confronts a driver after pulling him over.         

Talking Siberian Husky argues with squeaky toy

published Tue, Jul 28 2015 10:55 GMT
Talking Siberian Husky argues with squeaky toy
This adorable Siberian Husky puppy named Gunnar is having a howling conversation with his squeaker toy.         

Video of antacid dissolving In weightless water bubble goes viral

published Tue, Jul 28 2015 10:55 GMT
Video of antacid dissolving In weightless water bubble goes viral
ISS astronomers placed an effervescent tablet in a floating ball of water and captured it on camera.         

Hatching chick gets a helping hand

published Tue, Jul 28 2015 10:55 GMT
Hatching chick gets a helping hand
This poor little chick was having trouble breaking free of its shell. Owner Ewa could hear chirps from inside, but needed to give the little ... more

Can your smartphone tell If you're depressed?

published Fri, Jul 24 2015 09:45 GMT
Can your smartphone tell If you're depressed?
You can fake a smile, but your smartphone knows the truth when it comes to depression.         

Deadpool makes a cameo in new 'Fantastic Four' trailer

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Deadpool makes a cameo in new 'Fantastic Four' trailer
frameborder=”0” allowFullScreen> The hype machine is kicking into high gear for Deadpool, Fox’s upcoming superhero flick starring Ryan Reynolds as the smart-mouthed comic book mercenary. The actor appears ... more

Casting Net: Ali Larter returns for 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter'

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Casting Net: Ali Larter returns for 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter'
Ali Larter isn’t allowing Milla Jovovich to go it alone in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. The actress is reprising her role as Claire Redfield ... more

Kevin Bacon talks 'Cop Car': 'I'm numb to s--- blowing up'

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Kevin Bacon talks 'Cop Car': 'I'm numb to s--- blowing up'
Animal House. Friday the 13th. Diner. Footloose. Tremors. JFK. A Few Good Men. Apollo 13. Wild Things. Frost/Nixon. Mystic River. James Gunn’s Super. Yep, Kevin ... more

How the 'Paper Towns' casting team found their young Margo

published about 14 hours ago
How the 'Paper Towns' casting team found their young Margo
When moviegoers sit down for Paper Towns, it’s not Cara Delevingne they first see, but Hannah Alligood. The 12-year-old plays the younger version of Delevingne’s Margo Roth ... more

Ronda Rousey to star in film adaptation of her autobiography

published about 15 hours ago
Ronda Rousey to star in film adaptation of her autobiography
Just a few days after knocking out Bethe Correia at UFC 190, Ronda Rousey is set to star in the film adaptation of her autobiography ... more

Review: ‘Turandot’ and ‘Les Contes d’Hoffmann,’ Spectacle and Substance at Bregenz Festival

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Review: ‘Turandot’ and ‘Les Contes d’Hoffmann,’ Spectacle and Substance at Bregenz Festival
Puccini’s opera played at the festival’s floating stage while the Festspielhaus featured Stefan Herheim’s staging of Offenbach’s “Hoffmann.”

The Little Orchestra Society Limits Schedule and Aims for Younger Audience

published about 11 hours ago
The Little Orchestra Society Limits Schedule and Aims for Younger Audience
The ensemble, whose average age of its audience is dropping, is planning only 16 performances next season, down from 28 last season.

Review: Nação Zumbi Returns to Central Park SummerStage

published about 11 hours ago
Review: Nação Zumbi Returns to Central Park SummerStage
The show took the form of a 20-year anniversary for a concert the band had played on the same stage when Chico Science, then its ... more

Boston Symphony Extends Andris Nelsons’s Contract Through 2022

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Boston Symphony Extends Andris Nelsons’s Contract Through 2022
Mr. Nelsons, 36, will continue as music director, noting that he and the orchestra “speak the same language.”

Review: ‘The Dreamer Examines His Pillow’ Talks of Love, Lust and Lots More

published about 11 hours ago
Review: ‘The Dreamer Examines His Pillow’ Talks of Love, Lust and Lots More
This 90-minute intermissionless production of an early John Patrick Shanley work is really a play in three parts that centers on a young couple.

Review: In ‘Freight,’ a Black Man Follows the Script for Five Incarnations

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Review: In ‘Freight,’ a Black Man Follows the Script for Five Incarnations
In Howard L. Craft’s century-spanning play at Here, J. Alphonse Nicholson plays a minstrel, a faith healer, an F.B.I. informant, an actor and a homeless ... more

Review: In ‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ Teenage Angst Grows Complicated

published about 12 hours ago
Review: In ‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ Teenage Angst Grows Complicated
A note found in a dead teenager’s pocket sets off unpredictable events in the sweet, sad and quite moving new musical making its premiere at ... more

ArtsBeat: ‘Hedwig’ Takes a Dip With Taye Diggs in Title Role

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The show has never proved as popular as it did when Neil Patrick Harris was its star.

Review: Summer Shorts at 59E59, With ‘Love Letters’ and a Couch Potato

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Review: Summer Shorts at 59E59, With ‘Love Letters’ and a Couch Potato
The second part of this series comprises three plays centering on an intimate encounter, a dictator and a man stuck in his comfort zone.

Will and Jada: 'NOT divorcing!' he says

published about 9 hours ago
Will and Jada: 'NOT divorcing!' he says
Will Smith denies latest divorce rumors emphatically, in all caps and exclamation points.         

A/C Theatre debuts with 'Murder Ballad'

published about 11 hours ago
A/C Theatre debuts with 'Murder Ballad'
New troupe bills itself as “accessibly cool,” “alternative commercial.”         

20 places where kids eat free in metro Phoenix

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20 places where kids eat free in metro Phoenix
Here are 20 places where parents can enjoy a real meal while children eat free.         

Chef Gio Osso to open a restaurant in downtown Gilbert

published about 14 hours ago
Chef Gio Osso to open a restaurant in downtown Gilbert
Chef Gio Osso, of Virtù Honest Craft in Scottsdale, plans to open a new restaurant in downtown Gilbert in early winter.         

Chef Gio Osso to open a restaurant in Gilbert

published about 14 hours ago
Chef Gio Osso to open a restaurant in Gilbert
Chef Gio Osso, of Virtù Honest Craft in Scottsdale, plans to open a new restaurant in downtown Gilbert in early winter.         

ArtsBeat: Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer on the ‘UnREAL’ Season Finale

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ArtsBeat: Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer on the ‘UnREAL’ Season Finale
“During pilot season, you get sent seven cop scripts, four medical shows. But this one was really unique.”

‘Bobby Jones Gospel’ and Its Strongest Voice Prepare to Say Farewell

published about 11 hours ago
‘Bobby Jones Gospel’ and Its Strongest Voice Prepare to Say Farewell
The BET gospel music series will have its 35th and final season premiere in October, signaling the end of an international platform for the genre.

Critic's Notebook: ‘Playing House’ Begins Its Second Season a Little More Grown-Up

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Critic's Notebook: ‘Playing House’ Begins Its Second Season a Little More Grown-Up
In this USA comedy, Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair have started to rein themselves in.

Schumer Cousins, Chuck and Amy, Work Together on Curbing Gun Violence

published about 13 hours ago
The comedian appeared with the New York senator in Manhattan because of a recent tragedy: A gunman fatally shot two people and injured others at ... more

ArtsBeat: ‘I Am Cait’ Episode 2 Recap: You Know Nothing, Caitlyn Jenner

published about 16 hours ago
ArtsBeat: ‘I Am Cait’ Episode 2 Recap: You Know Nothing, Caitlyn Jenner
This episode shows how Caitlyn is privileged and relatively clueless.