LOS ANGELES — Harrison Ford was hurt Thursday after his vintage plane crashed on a golf course in Los Angeles.
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NEW YORK — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, the 145- year-old circus, will remove elephants from its acts to focus on conservation programs, as companies that use animal performers face public scrutiny over their treatment.
Shania Twain has decided she’s due for a victory lap, and she’s taking one this summer.
LOS ANGELES — The Will Smith romantic caper “Focus” opened at No. 1, kicking “Fifty Shades of Grey” out of the top spot over the weekend but still falling short of box office projections.
The conventional wisdom going into the 87th Academy Awards was that it would be a horse race between two quirky, experimental films: “Boyhood,” Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age drama that took 12 years to film, and “Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance”), a backstage show-business satire that director Alejandro González Iñárritu constructed to resemble one continuous take.
Clark Terry, a trumpet and fluegelhorn virtuoso who was an ebullient mainstay in the Duke Ellington and “Tonight Show” big bands and who became a mentor to generations of jazz players, including Miles Davis and Wynton Marsalis, has died at 94.
LOS ANGELES — “Fifty Shades of Grey” saw ticket sales drop 73 percent from its opening, but an estimated $23.2 million second-weekend gross was good enough to win the box office race and push the movie’s domestic haul so far to $130.1 million.
Sam Andrew was playing guitar with the San Francisco rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company in 1966 when the group’s manager brought an unknown singer to a rehearsal.
LOS ANGELES — Movita Castaneda, a movie actress who married Marlon Brando in 1960 and had two children with him, has died in a Los Angeles rehabilitation center. She was believed to be 98.
Lesley Gore rocketed to pop music stardom by singing about a typical 1960s teenage girl’s emotional distress over another girl stealing her boyfriend, but Gore may have created her more lasting legacy with a follow-up hit that ushered nascent feminism onto the rock radio dial.