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Friday, 11 October 2013 10:29

"Captain Phillips" Tom Hanks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The most emotional scene in "Captain Phillips" wasn't in the original script. In the scene, Tom Hanks breaks down after being rescued. Hanks says when the director was talking to the actual crew who treated Phillips in the infirmary, he decided spur of the moment to ask them to improvise what they said and did with Hanks. The director told them to think of it as a "training exercise." The crew pulled it off and the emotion of the moment got to Hanks. Captain Phillips opens today.

Friday, 11 October 2013 10:28

Cory Monteith Tribute

LOS ANGELES (AP) - We know how Cory Monteith (mahn-TEETH') died -- but not Finn. Last night's "Glee" was a tribute to the late star, who died in July from an overdose of heroin and alcohol. The show does not mention what killed Finn. The story picks up some weeks after the funeral, showing the impact of Finn's death on his friends. Kurt says, "Everyone wants to talk about how he died, but who cares?" Sue Sylvester tells the glee club members not to make a "self-serving spectacle" of their sadness. Monteith's real-life girlfriend Lea Michele makes her first appearance late in the episode. As a sobbing Rachel, she says "I loved Finn." Then she sings "Make You Feel My Love." After the show, cast members appeared in a Public Service Announcement encouraging people with drug problems to get treatment.

NEW YORK (AP) - Paul McCartney is on a roll this week. A day after performing at a New York City high school, the ex-Beatle surprised fans Thursday with an impromptu concert in Times Square. McCartney announced the concert on Twitter and then arrived by taxi at the "Crossroads of the World" an hour later. Despite the short notice, thousands of fans flocked to the busy midtown-Manhattan intersection for the lunchtime concert. The 71-year-old rocker sang four songs from his latest album "New" from a trailer parked on West 46th Street and Broadway. He joked: "Let's do this the same time tomorrow." On Wednesday, McCartney performed and took questions from students at the Frank Sinatra High School in Queens. He was celebrating his second wedding anniversary with Nancy Shevell.

Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:50

Tim McGraw plans concert for military

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tim McGraw will play a special concert for members of the U.S. military and their families on Veterans Day weekend. McGraw will perform in Jacksonville, Florida, on November 10. The show will be streamed live on the Pentagon Channel and online at www.TimMcGraw.com and McGraw's YouTube channel. McGraw says it's easy for him to show up and play music for men and women who have the really tough jobs, but it's one small thing he can do to show his appreciation.

DENVER (AP) - A couple of country stars have joined a former president and first lady in helping people in Denver. Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood joined Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter to help in a project for Habitat for Humanity. They all used power drills and hammers as they helped build 11 new townhomes - and repaired 15 others. Last night a dinner was scheduled to help celebrate the project, with lead singer for The Fray, Isaac Slade, to perform.

Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:49

Jonas Brothers Abruptly Call Off Tour

NEW YORK (AP) - Is there trouble within The Jonas Brothers? They were supposed to start a tour tomorrow outside Philadelphia but they have called it off because of creative differences. As of Tuesday, they were still planning on going, even tweeting a picture of a poster for the first stop. The Jonas Brothers had intended to release their fifth album sometime before the end of the year - but the future of that is unclear.

Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:48

Kanye West appears on Jimmy Kimmel

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Turns out it wasn't a fake feud. But after watching Kanye West go on and on about himself on Jimmy Kimmel's show last night, you couldn't blame some viewers for wishing it was. The rapper agreed to the comedian's invitation to come on the show after the two went hard at each other on Twitter last week. It started when West talked about how big a star he was in a BBC interview - and Kimmel parodied the interview by staging it with two kids drinking milkshakes reading the transcript of the chat. Both denied their feud was a publicity stunt. West says he was upset at Kimmel because the two had met before - and that he thought he wasn't being taken seriously. The rapper acknowledged he was over the top in his call to Kimmel and tweets about him, saying he "took it back to high school for a bit." During a rambling monologue that took up most of the rest of the show West repeated that he was a genius - and complained that the media treat celebrities like him "like zoo animals."

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If you don't like Steve Carell's upcoming reality show, you'll hurt his feelings. Carell says if you don't find "Slide Show" to be "funny and enormously entertaining," then you'll never be his friend. In the show, celebrities and comedians will compete in various challenges involving singing, dancing and comedy. The twist is, they'll be doing it on a stage that's tilted at a 22.5 degree angle. Carell is producing the show. Fox has ordered eight episodes.

Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:47

Cory Monteith Tribute Tonight

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Have the tissues beside you when you watch tonight's episode of "Glee." It takes place a few weeks after Finn's death. You see the characters grieving for their friend. The tears were real because they were also grieving for Cory Monteith, who died from a combination of heroin and champagne. It was especially hard on Monteith's real-life girlfriend Lea Michele, who sings "Make You Feel My Love" in the episode. Other songs sung by the cast include "If I Die Young" and "I'll Stand By You."

Wednesday, 09 October 2013 13:50

Kris and Bruce Jenner confirm they've split

NEW YORK (AP) - Bruce Jenner isn't living with the Kardashians. Kris and Bruce Jenner confirm they separated a year ago, after 22 years together. In an interview with US magazine, Kris Jenner says they're still on good terms. She says they're committed to their family. News of the split was first reported by E! News. They say no divorce papers have been filed. Bruce will continue to be on "Keeping up with the Kardashians."

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