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3 years 1 month ago

Cupcake vending machines

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Sprinkles, the Beverly Hills bakery that helped inspire the craze for sweet frosting in snack-size portions, will launch a cupcake dispensing machine at its flagship store. Founder and owner Candace Nelson said her company is rolling out the first high-tech vending machine on Tuesday, with...

3 years 8 months ago

Comedians rally in support of Jerry Lewis

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jerry Lewis' separation from the Muscular Dystrophy Association is not a laughing matter for some comedians. Paul Rodriguez, Larry Miller, Tom Dreesen, Norm Crosby and others have joined in support of Lewis; the 85-year-old comedian who the MDA says is no longer its national chairman...

4 years 3 days ago

Weekend box office numbers rally behind Rio

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The 20th Century Fox animated family flick "Rio" is leading the weekend box office with a healthy $40 million debut, according to studio estimates. The slasher comedy "Scream 4" opened second while previous first-place holder "Hop" is third.

4 years 8 months ago

'Listen Up!' Betty White has 2-book deal

The next stage in Betty White's ever-rising career: books. The 88-year-old actress has a two-book deal with G.P. Putnam's Sons, starting in 2011 with "Listen Up!" The publisher said Wednesday that the book will include what White has learned over "her incredibly varied, decades-long career in Hollywood." Subjects...

4 years 8 months ago

3D fatigue at the box office

3D movies such as "Avatar" and "Alice in Wonderland" have proven to be such a hit with audiences that Hollywood is racing to make more of them. More than half a dozen 3D films have opened so far this year and a dozen more are slated by year's end....

4 years 10 months ago

Michael Caine memoir due this fall

Sir Michael Caine hasn't finished telling us what it's all about. The 77-year-old Academy Award-winning actor is working on a second memoir, "The Elephant to Hollywood," a sequel that will come nearly 20 years after "What's It All About?" Henry Holt and Company will release the new book...

4 years 11 months ago

Cannes gears up for film festival

Final preparations are underway for the world famous Cannes Film Festival, which gets underway Wednesday on the French Riviera. The festival brings a mix of obscure movie makers and Hollywood royalty together. Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, will premiere at the festival Wednesday. The...

4 years 11 months ago

Group raises $12.5M goal for Hollywood sign land

Developers won't be building anything behind the landmark Hollywood sign. The Trust for Public Land says Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's $900,000 donation completes the conservation group's $12.5 million fundraising drive to protect the 138 acres behind the Hollywood sign. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Monday that Hefner was the final donor,...

5 years 3 days ago

Hollywood vs. The Volcano: Ash disrupts celebs

The volcanic cloud hovering over Europe that has left thousands of air travelers stranded is also affecting celebrities, filmmakers, musicians and even pro-wrestlers. Cancellations and postponements are popping up across the entertainment landscape this weekend as scientists warned that volcanic activity showed no sign of abating. Organizers of the Coachella...

5 years 3 months ago

More California Chihuahuas headed to Colorado

More unwanted Chihuahuas from California are coming to Colorado. Hollywood has helped popularize the dogs through movies like "Legally Blonde," but now many are being left in shelters in California. Dermatologist Leslie Capin is sponsoring three flights to bring dozens of Chihuahuas from California to Colorado. The first shipment of...

5 years 4 months ago

Johnny Depp can't get used to winning awards

Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Depp suspects he'll never get used to receiving awards for his acting work. Depp, best known for his Oscar-nominated role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" blockbusters, made the comments Sunday night before receiving a career achievement award at the Bahamas International...

5 years 4 months ago

'Princess and Frog' rules box office

"The Princess and the Frog" earned a big wet kiss from family audiences as the animated musical leaped to No. 1 with $25 million in its first weekend of nationwide release, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Disney musical is the studio's first hand-drawn animated tale in five years,...

5 years 6 months ago

Schwarzenegger signs tougher anti-paparazzi law

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed an anti-paparazzi bill making it easier to sue media outlets that use photos that invade celebrities' privacy. A statement issued Monday says the former "Terminator" star had signed a number of bills, including the amendment to a decade-old law that allows fines against paparazzi...

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