Orwell rep accuses Amazon of doublespeak

NEW YORK (AP) — The literary executor of George Orwell’s estate is accusing Amazon.com of committing an Orwellian crime: doublespeak. In a letter published this week in The New York Times, Bill Hamilton criticized the online retailer for “turning the facts...

Museums team up to digitize Warhol films

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of films by Andy Warhol will be digitized and made available for public screening under a museum partnership. The project was announced Thursday by New York City’s Museum of Modern Art, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and visual effects...
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Santa Claus and Rockettes stop traffic in NYC

This image released by Starpix shows The Rockettes dressed as toy soldiers as they perform “The Parade of the Tin Soldiers,” at Radio City Music Hall in New York, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, kicking off the 2014 “The Radio City Christmas Spectacular,â€...
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Robin Williams’ death united many _ if they knew

FILE – In this Oct. 22, 2002 file photo, actor Robin Williams sings “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” in the seventh inning during game 3 of the World Series in San Francisco. Williams was everywhere in San Francisco, it seemed, as he made a place for himself in the...

San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is saying goodbye to the stadium where its beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs. Beatles icon Paul McCartney is scheduled to play a concert at Candlestick Park on Thursday night that is expected to be the...
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Chuck Todd taking over NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’

This Feb. 24, 2013 photo released by NBC News shows moderator David Gregory on the set of “Meet the Press,” in Washington. Gregory is tweeting that he is leaving NBC. In tweets posted Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, Gregory said he is leaving the network as he arrived at it,...

Inspiration for ‘Orange’ character has book deal

NEW YORK (AP) — The real-life Alex Vause of “Orange is the New Black” is ready to tell her story. Cleary Wolters has a deal with HarperOne for the memoir “Out of Orange,” scheduled for May 2015. In a statement released Thursday to The Associated...
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Gregory: I’m leaving ‘Meet the Press’ and NBC

This Feb. 24, 2013 photo released by NBC News shows moderator David Gregory on the set of “Meet the Press,” in Washington. Gregory is tweeting that he is leaving NBC. In tweets posted Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, Gregory said he is leaving the network as he arrived at it,...
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‘Warcraft’ to memorialize Robin Williams in game

This Nov. 23, 2009 photo released by Starpix shows actor-comedian Robin Williams performing his stand-up show, “Weapons of Self Destruction,†at Town Hall in New York. After thousands of fans petitioned the creators of the online role-playing video game...
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Robin Williams’ wife: He had Parkinson’s disease

FILE – This June 15, 2007 file photo shows actor and comedian Robin Williams posing to promote his film, “License To Wed” in Santa Monica, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent...