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  • Norman Rockwell painting sells for record-breaking $46 million

    Norman Rockwell painting sells for record-breaking $46 million
    Norman Rockwell’s 1951 painting “Saying Grace” broke auction records Wednesday when it sold at Sotheby's in New York City for $46 million. That is the highest price an American painting has ever garnered at auction, Sotheby’s said....
  • J.J. Cale dies at 74; songwriter wrote 'Cocaine' and 'After Midnight'

    J.J. Cale dies at 74; songwriter wrote 'Cocaine' and 'After Midnight'
    J.J. Cale, a laconic, Oklahoma-born musician who shunned the spotlight but gained fame by penning such hits as "After Midnight" and "Cocaine," has died. He was 74. His death from a heart attack Friday at a La Jolla hospital was disclosed on his...
  • Gary Shusett dies at 72; co-founder of Sherwood Oaks film school

    Gary Shusett dies at 72; co-founder of Sherwood Oaks film school
    Hollywood had a hard time saying "no" to Gary Shusett. In the early 1970s, he co-founded Sherwood Oaks Experimental College, a professional school devoted to the craft of filmmaking, and kept it going for the rest of his life by brandishing a trait...
  • Bob Thompson dies at 88; 'Space Age pop' composer

    Bob Thompson dies at 88; 'Space Age pop' composer
    Sometime between ring-a-ding-ding and hunk-a hunk-a burning love, America slipped into something more comfortable and Bob Thompson was there to help. Thompson was one of the foremost composers and arrangers of what came to be known as "Space Age...
  • Horror film producer turns to Christian drama in 'Grace Unplugged'

    Horror film producer turns to Christian drama in 'Grace Unplugged'
    The last three movies produced by Mark Burg — a sequel to "Saw," the remake "Texas Chainsaw 3D" and a violent revenge tale called "The Tortured" — were all rated R for "grisly" and "sadistic" violence and were hardly pleasant experiences for...
  • Lady Gaga unveils Jeff Koons-designed 'Artpop' album art

    Lady Gaga unveils Jeff Koons-designed 'Artpop' album art
    Lady Gaga has revealed an eye-catching cover for her coming "Artpop" album designed by visual artist Jeff Koons. The cover shows a life-like sculpture of a nude Gaga spliced with images of Botticelli’s "The Birth of Venus." Between her splayed...
  • Pharrell Williams marries Helen Lasichanh in Florida

    Pharrell Williams marries Helen Lasichanh in Florida
    Pharrell Williams and long-time girlfriend Helen Lasichanh got pretty lucky over the weekend -- they tied the knot! The "Get Lucky" singer and his new wife boarded a yacht in Miami called "Never Say Never," People and Us Weekly reported, before...
  • Emmys 2013: Predicting movie/miniseries category and its snubs

    Emmys 2013: Predicting movie/miniseries category and its snubs
    Emmy nominations arrive Thursday morning. Early. To save you from having to wake up at 5:35 a.m. PDT, we're sweeping through the high-profile categories one last time. We called the comedy races and the drama nominees. Now it's time to look at the...
  • Singer Tina Turner marries longtime partner in Switzerland

    Singer Tina Turner marries longtime partner in Switzerland
    Legendary songstress Tina Turner has tied the knot! The 73-year-old singer wed her longtime beau Erwin Bach in a civil ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland, last week, according to AFP, which cites a Swiss municipal official. Sufficiently proving that it's...
  • Emmys 2013: 'Top of the Lake,' 'Behind the Candelabra' earn miniseries/movie nods

    Emmys 2013: 'Top of the Lake,' 'Behind the Candelabra' earn miniseries/movie nods
    Flashy meets gloomy? That's the look of the miniseries or movie category this year. The Academy of Televison Arts and Sciences Thursday nominated wildy different favorites “Behind the Candelabra" and "Top of the Lake," creating a wide spectrum...
  • Singer Toni Braxton's divorce from Keri Lewis is final

    Singer Toni Braxton's divorce from Keri Lewis is final
    Toni Braxton has officially ended her 12-year marriage. The Grammy-winning singer's divorce from Keri Lewis is final, her rep said in a statement Wednesday. "The couple has had an amicable split and will still both be actively involved in raising...