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Beauty chain sued by celebrities

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LOS ANGELES -- Actors Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker have filed a $15 million lawsuit against the Sephora USA cosmetics chain for allegedly using their images in an advertising campaign without their consent.


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National Theatre has new policy

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LONDON -- Reduced ticket prices and an expanded repertoire are planned for the Royal National Theatre under its new artistic director, whose projects will include plays by Shakespeare, Mike Leigh and Tom Stoppard, and a musical inspired by Jerry Springer.


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Tony winning actress dies at 54

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BEVERLY HILLS -- Nell Carter, who played the sassy, matronly housekeeper on the 1980s sitcom "Gimme a Break!" and received a Tony Award in 1978 for her performance in the Broadway musical "Ain't Misbehavin,'" died Thursday, her publicist said. She was 54.

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Lecture inspires writers

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Attention aspiring writers and avid readers: Now is the chance to discover where real life writers get their inspiration and their talent. Elite members of the Creative Writing Program are preparing to spill the secrets of their success at the Annual Bloomington Area Arts Council-IU Literary Symposium tomorrow.


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'Fosse' ready to fly onto IU Auditorium stage

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Before Bob Fosse came along, choreography was like a kaleidoscope by Busby Berkeley. Elegant by Fred Astaire. Or the athletic kind by Gene Kelly. Then Bob Fosse decided to jazz things up, make them more vivacious. A story about Fosse and his groove hits the stage at 8 p.m. tonight and Friday at the IU Auditorium.


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Around The Arts

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LOS ANGELES -- Police Chief William J. Bratton is giving acting a try with a bit part in a Sundance Film Festival entry. NEW YORK -- Whether to watch Simon Cowell's withering put-downs or discover the next potential star, a record-setting 26.5 million viewers tuned in for Tuesday night's return of "American Idol" on Fox.


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Haute couture in showy summer mood

PARIS -- Emanuel Ungaro, who loves fabrics and luxe looks, came out with a decorative summer haute couture collection Wednesday that harked back to the roaring '20s and the slinky '30s. Under huge, flowered net picture hats, models wore bias-cut, satin lingerie-style gowns topped with embroidered and jeweled jackets fit for a movie queen like Marlene Dietrich.


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WWII reality cartoonist dies at 81

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Bill Mauldin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist who portrayed World War II reality laced with humor, died Wednesday. He was 81.


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Writers target networks for discrimination

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LOS ANGELES -- A Superior Court judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit brought by more than 175 writers who alleged that television networks, Hollywood studios and talent agencies discriminate against those over 40. In a decision disclosed this week, Judge Charles W. McCoy Jr. ruled some of the alleged violations occurred outside the statute of limitations and that the writers first must prove their claims on an individual basis before they can show an industrywide pattern of discrimination.


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Statue to memorialize Sheriff Taylor and Opie

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- A bronze statue of Sheriff Andy Taylor and his son, Opie, from "The Andy Griffith Show" will be installed in Raleigh's Pullen Park. The statue commemorates the walk to a fishing hole that Taylor, played by Andy Griffith, and Opie, played by Ron Howard, took in the opening credits of the popular television show.


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Expression Behind Bars

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People scramble about. Voices come from the backroom where books are packaged. Artwork is brought out for the exhibit opening the next day. The music stops suddenly as an answering machine plays one of its current messages. The caller, as it turns out, is inmate David Hammer. The message he leaves isn't what one might expect. It's a message of gratitude. Hammer thanks the volunteers of the "Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project" (MPPP) for providing him and other inmates books to read as they serve their time.


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Russian TV boss leaves post

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MOSCOW -- American financier Boris Jordan said Tuesday he intends to resign as head of Russia's NTV television less than two years after assuming control of the network in a battle marked by accusations of Kremlin meddling.


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Looking at racial strife

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Two segregated film crews, one black and one white, used the perspective of race to create a documentary centered on the dragging death of a black man by three whites five years ago in Jasper, Texas.


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'American Idol' returns

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LOS ANGELES -- More Simon Cowell barbs, more sponsor plugs and maybe the worst singer ever given national exposure will be part of "American Idol" when it returns tonight.


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Caricaturist to the stars dies

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New York -- Al Hirschfeld, whose graceful, fluid caricatures captured the essence of performers from Charlie Chaplin to Jerry Seinfeld, died Monday. He was 99.


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Band member honored at funeral

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- During a private funeral service that mixed humor and emotion, Bee Gees member Maurice Gibb was remembered as a man who celebrated life. About 200 friends and family, including singer Michael Jackson and other celebrities, attended the service Wednesday for the Bee Gees keyboardist and bass player. Gibb, 53, died early Sunday, shocking his bandmate brothers, family, friends and fans of the pop trio best known for '70s hits like "Stayin' Alive" and "More Than A Woman."



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Laurence Olivier award nominees include Paltrow

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LONDON -- Gwyneth Paltrow and Elaine Stritch are among the nominees for the 27th annual Laurence Olivier Awards, London's equivalent of the Tonys. But the starriest show of the season -- David Hare's "The Breath of Life," with the country's leading theatrical Dames, Judi Dench and Maggie Smith -- received no nominations Thursday.


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Arts Center presents Miller's 'All My Sons'

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Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" will play at the John Waldron Arts Center as part of its 10th Anniversary Performance Series. The play opens today and runs three weekends with shows at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and two Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Directed by Bloomington Playwrights Project Artistic Director Richard Perez, the show, which is set in the relative peace of post World War II small town America, will be held in the John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium.