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Artist turns peanut shells into celeb caricatures

Sat, 16 Mar 2013 16:25:54 GMT

Steve Casino found a peanut, found a peanut. Then he cracked it open (gently). But he didn't eat it. Instead, the 46-year-old toy inventor decided to paint a face on the peanut shell ... and thus a hobby, and a lucrative second profession, were born.

Police investigate death of Hockney assistant

Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:10:33 GMT

David Hockney's 23-year-old assistant was rushed from the artist's home on Monday and died later in the hospital.

'American Psycho' musical to open in London

Sun, 21 Apr 2013 17:44:47 GMT

A musical based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel about a Wall Street banker turned serial killer will premiere in December.

Capote's ashes invited to 'Tiffany's' party

Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:07:18 GMT

The author may have died in 1984, but he's still being put on invitation lists. Alas, in this case, the owner of Truman Capote's ashes had to decline his appearance at the opening night bash for the Broadway opening of "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

Corgi fired from Helen Mirren's new play

Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:07:49 GMT

A dog that figured prominently in "The Audience," a new play with the Oscar-winning actress that's previewing in London, had to be replaced after missing its cues.

Shia LaBeouf quits play, hints at Baldwin clash

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:20:31 GMT

Shia LaBeouf has cast himself as the lead in a nail-biter of an off-Broadway drama.

Pink Floyd album cover designer dies at 69

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 19:05:23 GMT

Storm Thorgerson, the Engish album-cover designer most famous for his iconic work with Pink Floyd, died Thursday after battling cancer, his family announced. He was 69.

Picasso portrait of his mistress sells for $45 million

Wed, 6 Feb 2013 09:28:50 GMT

LONDON -- A Pablo Picasso portrait of his mistress and "golden muse" Marie-Therese Walter sold for $45 million on Tuesday, leading an important Sotheby's auction of impressionist, modern and surrealist art.

Yo, Broadway! 'Rocky' the musical is coming

Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:03:16 GMT

A musical interpretation of the 1976 Sylvester Stallone film is gearing up for its big American debut, and now there's a short video that offers a taste of a singing Italian Stallion.

The Onion sorry for offensive Wallis tweet

Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:47:27 GMT

After a tweet by The Onion applied the c-word to 9-year-old "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhané Wallis, CEO Steve Hannah apologized and promised disciplinary action for "those individuals responsible."
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