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January 2013 Edition

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Paparazzo killed after taking shots of Bieber car

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A paparazzo was struck and killed by a car while darting across a street after taking pictures of Justin Bieber's Ferrari when it was pulled over along a freeway in Los Angeles, police said Wednesday.

James Acheson at the Wex

Costume designer James Acheson is making an appearance at the Wexner Center for the Arts on Saturday, Jan. 19.

Concern over Oscar voting extends deadline

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Growing concern that problems with the new electronic Oscar voting system could lead to record-low turnout has prompted the motion picture academy to extend the deadline for members to vote for Oscar nominations.

List: No love for 'fiscal cliff,' 'spoiler alert'

DETROIT (AP) - Spoiler alert: This story contains words and phrases that some people want to ban from the English language. "Spoiler alert" is among them. So are "kick the can down the road," ''trending" and "bucket list."

Top 10 movies made us think, laugh

It was a strange year for movies, full of surprises, drama, and a rather big twist ending (as in, who would have thought Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey would have disappointed?).

Comedian Katt Williams arrested in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Katt Williams, the comedian who has repeatedly found himself on the wrong side of the law, is out on bail after being arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of child endangerment and possession of a stolen gun.

Top 10 movies made us think, laugh

It was a strange year for movies, full of surprises, drama, and a rather big twist ending (as in, who would have thought Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey would have disappointed?).

FBI removes many redactions in Marilyn Monroe file

LOS ANGELES (AP) - FBI files on Marilyn Monroe that could not be located earlier this year have been found and re-issued, revealing the names of some of the movie star's communist-leaning acquaintances who drew concern from government officials and her own entourage.

DC police investigating 'Meet the Press' incident

WASHINGTON (AP) - District of Columbia police say they are investigating an incident in which NBC News journalist David Gregory displayed what he described as a high-capacity ammunition magazine on "Meet the Press."

Classic fashion brand Burberry goes digital

CHICAGO (AP) - Angela Ahrendts may be CEO of Burberry, but one of her favorite accessories is an Apple iPhone5 that she's used to oversee a mobile makeover at the 150-year-old company best known for trenchcoats and tartan plaids.

Fingerprint Rings

Check out a fun way from Scott's Custom Jewelers to add a personalized touch to a wedding.

Ben Affleck won't run for US Senate in Mass.

BOSTON (AP) - Ben Affleck is taking his name off the list of possible candidates for U.S. Sen. John Kerry's seat, which would be open if the Democratic senator from Massachusetts is confirmed as secretary of state.

Durning, king of character actors, dies in NYC

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charles Durning, the two-time Oscar nominee who was dubbed the king of the character actors for his skill in playing everything from a Nazi colonel to the pope, died Monday at his home in New York City. He was 89.

Holiday music stops at Irving Berlin's NY door

NEW YORK (AP) - A caroling group that for 35 years has performed the Irving Berlin classic "White Christmas" on Christmas Eve outside the New York City home where he lived has cancelled the tradition.

Volunteers track Santa's progress, answer calls

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - Most of the thousands of children who call the annual Santa-tracking operation at a Colorado Air Force Base on Christmas Eve ask the usual questions: "Where's Santa, and when will he get here?"

Jack Klugman dies in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jack Klugman, the prolific, craggy-faced character actor and regular guy who was loved by millions as the messy one in TV's "The Odd Couple" and the crime-fighting coroner in "Quincy, M.E.," died Monday, a son said. He was 90.

2012 styles that made our heads turn

NEW YORK (AP) - Every year fashion offers up the good, the bad and the ugly. But what the industry is really built on - and consumers respond to - is buzz.

Cruise goes back to what he does best in 'Reacher'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Just turned 50, Tom Cruise is eligible for membership in the American Association of Retired Persons. Just split from third wife Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise is the object of told-you-so cynics who simply knew that romance wouldn't last. Just finished with his stab at something really different as a heavy-metal rock god in "Rock of Ages," Tom Cruise is coming off one of the lowest-grossing movies in his career.

Correction: People-Cameron Douglas story

NEW YORK (AP) - In a story Dec. 18 about appeals court arguments in the Cameron Douglas drug case, The Associated Press incorrectly quoted Douglas' lawyer, saying he referenced Douglas' father, Michael Douglas, when discussing Cameron Douglas' history of substance abuse, and said the father limited his son's cocaine snorting. The actual quote from lawyer Paul Shechtman was, "While still a young teenager, he drank heavily and began snorting cocaine."

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(This article is part of TIMES EXPRESS. It is a condensed version of a story that will appear in tomorrow's New York Times.)

Giving at Easton

If you're at Easton for last minute Christmas shopping on Saturday, Dec. 22, you have the chance to support a good cause.

Katherine Heigl starts pet products line

NEW YORK (AP) - Bedtime at Katherine Heigl's house can take a while. As a mom of two daughters and seven other kids of the four-legged variety, she likes to give each one special attention.

Clarification: TV-New Millennial Network story

NEW YORK (AP) - In a story Dec. 17, The Associated Press reported that the upcoming cable channel being launched by Participant Media had acquired the distribution assets of the Inspiration Networks. The story should have specified that the new channel has acquired the subscription base of Inspiration Networks' Halogen TV channel. Flagship network INSP is unaffected. The as-yet-unnamed new channel has also purchased The Documentary Channel, which will give it a total reach at launch of about 40...

A Holiday Q&A with Ivanka Trump

We recently had the chance to talk with jewelry designer Ivanka Trump via e-mail about her must-haves for the winter season.

Hollywood hacker honed his skills for years

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Long before Christopher Chaney made headlines by hacking into the email accounts of such stars as Scarlett Johansson and Christina Aguilera, two other women say he harassed and stalked them online.

Owner of Rivera plane being investigated by DEA

PHOENIX (AP) - The company and the man who runs the business that owns a luxury jet that crashed and killed Latin music star Jenni Rivera is under investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and the agency seized two of its planes earlier this year as part of the ongoing probe.

Tolkien class at Wis. university proves popular

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The vast collection of J.R.R. Tolkien manuscripts initially sold senior Joe Kirchoff on Marquette University, so when the school offered its first course devoted exclusively to the English author, Kirchoff wanted in. The only problem: It was full and he wasn't on the literature track.

Owner of Rivera plane being investigated by DEA

PHOENIX (AP) - The company that owns a luxury jet that crashed and killed Mexican pop superstar Jenni Rivera is under investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and the agency seized two of its planes earlier this year as part of the ongoing probe.

Golden Ticket

Here's a reason to treat someone (or yourself, of course!) to a Charles Penzone gift card!

Artists complete concert for Sandy relief

NEW YORK (AP) - Musicians were so anxious to help out residents of the New York region hit by Superstorm Sandy, they almost didn't let their concert at Madison Square Garden end.

Gimmicky date a boost for lovelorn Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas, land of the quickie wedding, is in the midst of a serious love recession, and chapels in the city accustomed to playing the numbers were not about to let the latest money-making opportunity - Wednesday's auspicious 12/12/12 date - pass without a marketing push.

Familiar names line up for Golden Globe noms

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - A familiar lineup of Hollywood awards contenders are expected among Golden Globe nominations, whose prospects include past Oscar winners Daniel Day-Lewis, Helen Mirren, Robert De Niro and Sally Field.

AP PHOTOS: Top 10 Search Trends of 2012

NEW YORK (AP) - From the tragic to the downright silly, millions of people searched the Web in 2012 to find out about a royal princess, the latest iPad, a record-breaking skydiver and the death of a pop star.

Most Googled in 2012: Whitney, PSY, Sandy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The world's attention wavered between the tragic and the silly in 2012, and along the way, millions of people searched the Web to find out about a royal princess, the latest iPad, and a record-breaking skydiver.

LBD: Holiday Edition

Put on a party outfit for a fun night out during LDB: Holiday Edition on Friday, Dec. 14.

2012 styles that made our heads turn

NEW YORK (AP) - Every year fashion offers up the good, the bad and the ugly. But what the industry is really built on - and consumers respond to - is buzz.

Sean Penn: Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is like Detroit

NEW YORK (AP) - As the three-year mark approaches of the devastating earthquake in Haiti that killed, injured and displaced hundreds of thousands of people, actor- activist Sean Penn describes life in the country's capital city.

Vindication for 2013 Rock Hall of Fame inductees

Randy Newman's glad he didn't have to do anything drastic to get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The members of Rush are choosing to let bygones be bygones. And Quincy Jones, well, he's still mad.

Peppermint pigs a smashing tradition in NY

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - A holiday tradition in this upstate New York resort town has a peppermint twist: pig-shaped hard candies are sold with little metal hammers to smash them at Christmas.

Fla. man sues ex-Elmo puppeteer, claims sex abuse

MIAMI (AP) - Another man on Monday sued the former Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid sex abuse allegations, claiming the voice actor befriended him in Miami and promised to be a father figure before flying the teen to New York to have sex with him.

There's detective work to do for party dress codes

NEW YORK (AP) - The holidays are often a highly social season that provide a good reason to wear the things you might not often have the occasion to pull out of your closet: sequins, a fancy red dress, the sexy black one.

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