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Eek! ‘Mice’ in movie theaters

If you missed James Franco, Chris O’Dowd and Leighton Meester in last season’s Broadway revival of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men,” you may soon to be able to catch the production in a theater — a movie theater, that is — near you. It …

Jurassic 5 rekindles the magic with reunion tour


It was the reunion no one saw coming. An “older” and “wiser” Jurassic 5 reunites for 20th anniversary tour.

Eileen Ford, modeling agency founder, dies at 92


Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford, who shaped a generation’s standards of beauty as she built an empire and launched the careers of Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Jane Fonda and countless others, has died.

EPA’s Kardashian tweet a goof


The Environmental Protection Agency’s fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving Kim Kardashian. The verified Twitter account for the EPA’s Office of Water mistakenly published a message Monday night about an online game, …

Alexandra Shipp to portray Aaliyah in Lifetime biopic


Alexandra Shipp has very little time to get ready for her new role as the late R&B singer Aaliyah.

Lifetime spokeswoman Kannie Yu LaPack confirmed Friday that Shipp will play the singer, who died in a plane crash in 2001. Shipp replaces Zendaya in the …

Another delay in Justin Bieber’s Fla. DUI case


MIAMI — Justin Bieber’s lawyers and Florida prosecutors said Wednesday they need more time to work out a possible plea deal on charges that the pop star drove under the influence and resisted arrest.

Assistant State Attorney David Gilbert and Bieber attorney Mark Shapiro asked …

Tommy Ramone, last of the original punk rockers the Ramones, dead at 62


Tommy Ramone — co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones — has died at 62. The drummer was the last surviving member of the original group, who influenced a generation of rockers with songs like “I wanna be sedated” and “Blitzkrieg Bop.”

Second ‘Glee’-related hotel death


Matt Bendik, the boyfriend of “Glee” star Becca Tobin, has been found dead in a Philadelphia hotel room. Police say they were called to the Hotel Monaco just after 1 p.m. Thursday and that a man was pronounced dead minutes later. The city medical examiner’s …

Comedy Exposition of 2014 aims to fill the void left by Just For Laughs festival


Dubbed the Comedy Exposition of 2014, Katie McVay’s brainchild takes place July 11 through 13 in several venues and neighborhoods on the city’s North Side.

‘The Rock’ thrilled with Herculean Twitter campaign


Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says his Twitter call-out to join Team Hercules workouts gave the Internet a lethal elbow blow.

In an e-mail to USA TODAY, Johnson is big on hyperbole and short on apologies for the social media workout campaign he just concluded July …

J.K. Rowling shares Harry Potter update


Harry Potter is back — mysterious, married, and going gray.

J.K. Rowling gave fans a glimpse of the grown-up boy wizard in a new story posted Tuesday on her Pottermore website.

It’s the first update since “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” was published in …

Obama critic opens new film


In the weeks leading up to Barack Obama’s re-election in 2012, one of the movie world’s surprise success stories was “2016: Obama’s America,” a critical documentary that scrutinized the president’s upbringing and concluded his goal was to reduce the United States’ stature in the world. …

Hewitt joins ‘Criminal Minds’


CBS says Jennifer Love Hewitt is joining the cast of “Criminal Minds” this fall. She will play Kate Callahan, an undercover agent whose work at the FBI has earned her a place in the Behavioral Analysis Unit. Hewitt is returning to series TV after starring …

$2M for draft of Dylan hit


A draft of one of the most popular songs of all time, Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone,” sold Tuesday for $2 million, which the auction house called a world record for a popular music manuscript. A working draft of the finished song in Dylan’s …

Shia LaBeouf arrested for disrupting Broadway show


NEW YORK — Shia LaBeouf was released from police custody Friday after he was escorted from a Broadway theater for yelling obscenities and continued to act irrationally while being arrested, authorities said. After his court appearance, the actor, wearing a ripped blue T-shirt, skinny jeans …

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Colin Egglesfield to compete in ITU World triathlon

The “Rizzoli & Isles” star called to chat about how he got into marathons and triathlons, his popular TV show and how he uses a T-shirt company to support the charity causes he loves.