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  • Widow says psychic promised help in battle over late husband's frozen sperm

    Widow says psychic promised help in battle over late husband's frozen sperm
    It seemed things couldn't get any worse for Andrea Walker when her husband died – until she discovered he'd written her out of his will and agreed to let a former employee use his frozen sperm to bear his child. Even Walker's psychic, who'd been...
  • Bold claims of culture's pull on corporate destiny prove unconvincing

     Bold claims of culture's pull on corporate destiny prove unconvincing
    Does the success of corporate America derive from the "frontier spirit" of the country's earliest settlers? Do the roots of British industry's collapse lie in a sense of lingering national complacency? These are assertions made by Kai Hammerich, a...
  • New thrillers

    New thrillers
    The Kill List By Frederick Forsyth, Putnam, 352 pages, $27.95 Frederick Forsyth — who as a writer of thrillers is certainly an old warhorse — creates a protagonist who steps forward to take on a heroic task in the war on terror. He's a...
  • BAFTA L.A. Britannia Awards to honor Benedict Cumberbatch

    BAFTA L.A. Britannia Awards to honor Benedict Cumberbatch
    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles will honor Benedict Cumberbatch with the Britannia Award for British artist of the year at the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on Nov. 9 at the Beverly Hilton. The 37-year-oldĀ ...
  • Hat Trick International Inks Deal With U.K.'s Outline Productions

    Hat Trick International, which distributes programs such as "Have I Got News for You" and "Outnumbered," has inked a distribution output deal with Blighty's Outline Productions. Deal will see Hat Trick exclusively rep Outline's new programming...
  • Almodovar, Wright, Ozon face off at EFAs

    MADRID -- Pedro Almodovar's "I'm So Excited!", Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina," Francois Ozon's "In the House" and Joachim Ronning and Espen Sanberg's Oscar-nommed "Kon-Tiki" square off among 46 films for the 26th European Film Academy Awards in one of the...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Belle'

    Incongruous as it may seem, the pleasures of Jane Austen and the horrors of the British slave trade make a surprisingly elegant and emotionally satisfying fit in "Belle," director Amma Asante's biographical drama about how an exceedingly rare member of...
  • Kerry presses case for Syria strike, reaffirms bond with Britain

    Kerry presses case for Syria strike, reaffirms bond with Britain
    LONDON -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Monday kept up the Obama administration’s push for international support of a military strike on Syria and reassured Britain that Washington had “no better partner” in the world...
  • Patrick Stewart marries Sunny Ozell, Ian McKellen officiates

    Patrick Stewart marries Sunny Ozell, Ian McKellen officiates
    Patrick Stewart is a married man — again! The "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "X-Men" star, 73, has married longtime girlfriend Sunny Ozell, 35, a jazz singer-songwriter. Stewart confirmed the news on Twitter, posting a carefree snapshot of...
  • They're Wanted, all right

    They're Wanted, all right
    Life on the road has been a hotbed of adventures for the Wanted. Waking up in different time zones, digging through suitcases, eating potatoes for breakfast, squabbling and leaving smelly socks lying around have all contributed to the rapport shared...
  • France to introduce U.N. resolution on Syria chemical weapons

    PARIS -- France said Tuesday it would initiate a resolution in the United Nations Security Council demanding that Syria reveal the extent of its chemical weapons program and turn its arsenal over to international inspectors to be neutralized. The...
  • TIFF 2013: Brad Pitt is riding high with his '12 Years a Slave'

    Just a few months ago, Brad Pitt and his production company, Plan B Entertainment, were being skewered all over Hollywood, as the actor was personally blamed for every misstep in the making of “World War Z.” Even the celebrity-fawning Vanity...