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Inside the "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" Premiere
(LONDON) -- News of Nelson Mandela’s death at the age of 95 made its way to the London premiere of the highly anticipated biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, about the former South Afric... Continued
Jennifer Hudson: 'I'm Stronger than Ever,' Talks About Playing Winnie Mandela
(LOS ANGELES) -- At 32, Jennifer Hudson is in full stride — the Oscar-winning actress can be seen in three vastly different movie roles this year. "I spent my twenties figuring out what I wanted to do, and trying everything," the sing... Continued
Hayden Panettiere, Wladimir Klitschko Calling Nashville Home
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Hayden Panettiere is ready to plant some roots — the Nashville star is buying a home in Tennessee. "After a year and a half of living here, I felt that I had enough personal investment here, that I want to ha... Continued
Who the Von Trapps Wish Could Replace Carrie Underwood in "The Sound of Music Live"
(NEW YORK) -- The Von Trapps found out last spring that The Sound of Music, the movie based on their real-life family that fled Austria to escape the Nazis during World War II, was being remade after almost 50 years into a live television ev... Continued
Keri Russell and Husband Shane Deary Separate
(NEW YORK) -- Keri Russell and her husband of more than six years, carpenter Shane Deary, have called it quits, her rep confirmed to ABC News.
According to People magazine, the split occurred some time ago.
"They have... Continued
"House of Cards" Season 2 Premiere Date Revealed
(NEW YORK) -- Netflix has set a premiere date for the second season of House of Cards.
Look for all 13 episodes of the new season to be available on the streaming service Friday, February 14, 2014.
Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright... Continued
Simon Cowell's Pregnant Girlfriend Finalizes Divorce
(LOS ANGELES) -- Simon Cowell now has his pregnant girlfriend all to himself. Lauren Silverman's divorce from her estranged husband, Andrew Silverman, was finalized in New York on Wednesday, according to E! Online.
Lauren and Andrew S... Continued
Sharon Osbourne Bashes Brother in Facebook Post
(LOS ANGELES) -- Sharon Osbourne often tells it like it is, and she didn’t hold anything back in an open letter she wrote to her estranged brother, David Arden, and posted on her Facebook page earlier this week.
The Tal... Continued
Amanda Bynes Leaves Rehab, Wants to Start Clothing Line
(LOS ANGELES) -- Amanda Bynes has finished her inpatient treatment and is already thinking about her next move.
The attorney for her mother, Lynn, told People magazine that Bynes is out of the treatment center in Malib... Continued
"The Sound of Music Live!" Airs Tonight on NBC
(NEW YORK) -- Singer Carrie Underwood steps into the iconic role of Maria von Trapp in NBC's production of The Sound of Music Live! Thursday night at 8 Eastern time.
While most people are familiar the movie version of The Sound of Musi... Continued
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Peter Gabriel Reflects on Nelson Mandela
Peter Gabriel had a strong connection to Nelson Mandela, the former South African president who died Thursday at the age of 95. The musician called Mandela a friend and worked with him... Continued
Musicians React to the Death of Nelson Mandela
Former South African president Nelson Mandela died Thursday at the age of 95. Through the years, he'd worked with many top musicians at various charity events, and still others served as ambassadors for... Continued
Director Hired for Upcoming Biopic About Late Beatles Manager Brian Epstein
The Fifth Beatle, an upcoming film project about late Beatles manager Brian Epstein that's based on a popular graphic novel of the same name, has a director. Peyton Reed, whose credits include Bring It On... Continued
Official Doors App Updated with New Video Interview with John Densmore, Robby Krieger
In May, The Doors released an official app for the iPad that treats fans to an in-depth, interactive look at the music and history of the famed Los Angeles rock band. Now, the program has been expanded with some fas... Continued
Elton John, Clash Members Contribute Signed Skateboards to Charity Auction
Elton John, his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin and members of The Clash are among the music stars who have personalized skateboard decks that will be auctioned online starting Thursday to benefit a charity founded by fa... Continued
Bruce Springsteen's Early "Born to Run" Manuscript Auctioned for Almost $200K
A rare set of early lyrics to "Born to Run" handwritten by Bruce Springsteen while he was working on the song has brought in big bucks at a Sotheby's auction held Thursday in New York City. The document, which was expected to fetc... Continued
Watch David Bowie's New "I'd Rather Be High" Video
David Bowie has released yet another video for one of his new songs. The latest clip accompanies "I'd Rather Be High (Venetian Mix)," which is one of the bonus remixes that appears on The Next Day Extra -- t... Continued
Metallica Schedules Final Set of Dates for All-Request European Tour
Metallica has just unveiled the final batch of dates for its upcoming summer European trek, Metallica by Request, during which fans will get to choose the band's set list for each show. The guys have now added Sonisphere festi... Continued
Badfinger's Joey Molland Releases New Solo Album, "Return to Memphis"
Joey Molland, the last surviving original member of Badfinger, has released a brand-new solo album titled Return to Memphis. The British-born rocker recorded the 10-track collection at Memphis' Royal Studios, ... Continued
Alice Cooper Discusses His Star-Packed Christmas Pudding Benefit Show
The 13th annual edition of Alice Cooper's star-studded Christmas Pudding benefit show is set to take place this Saturday at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix. Joining the shock rocker at t... Continued
Have Santa Call Your Kids
The City of Hastings Parks & Recreation Department will be making Santa Calls to children on December 10th and 12th. The calling will take place between 6pm and 8pm. Parents who want to sign their ... Continued
National Weather Service Weather Photos Wanted
Calling all weather photos for 2013! National Weather Service Hastings is hosting a 2013, end-of-year Facebook photo contest. Throughout December, you can submit your favorite weather related photo directly to our Facebook page. All the ... Continued
Stuhr Museum Christmas Past & Present
From the warmth of a stove fireplace to the carols in the streets, from the smells of baking to the peace of a Christmas gone by, Stuhr Museum's “Christmas Past and Present” is a holiday ... Continued
Hastings Symphony Concert Dec. 8th
Mischa Johnson, director and educator of the Hastings Suzuki Strings Studio, brings her group to perform with the Hastings Symphony Orchestra on December 8.Regarded as one of the signature events for the Holiday Season, the ... Continued
“Howliday“ Open House at Start Over Rover
Start Over Rover, a non-profit, no-kill, animal rescue shelter, is celebrating this holiday season with their “Howliday” Open House, Saturday, December 7th, from 11am until 4pm. The public is invited to join the Start ... Continued
Holiday Lights Contest in Hastings
The City of Hastings Parks & Recreation Department will be sponsoring a Holiday Lights Contest on December 11th. This contest is a free event and is limited to the first 20 homes that sign up. ... Continued