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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14
PETRAEUS-BIOGRAPHERS AND SUBJECTS
NEW YORK — The affair between retired Army Gen. David Patraeus and author Paula Broadwell is but an extreme example of the love/hate history between biographers and their subjects. Biographers David McCullough, Robert Caro and others weigh in on the fraught relationship. By National Writer Hillel Italie.
LOS ANGELES — Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson sit side by side on a sofa at the Four Seasons hotel, discussing the end of the five-film project that made them famous and brought them together. "Twilight" rocketed both to superstardom, and their real-life romance only propelled them further. With Friday's release of the final film in the franchise, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2," the young actors bid farewell to the worldwide fantasy sensation, but not to the tabloid attention they garner wherever they go. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen.
QUESTIONS ABOUT ELMO
NEW YORK — First, Big Bird became an unwitting player in a presidential debate. Then came word that the actor who plays Elmo would take a leave of absence amid an allegation that he had had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy — an accusation that was withdrawn the next day. The happy band of Muppets on "Sesame Street" has seen the sort of hot spotlight you might expect for the rowdies of "Jersey Shore." But the show's producers can take solace in one simple fact: Their target audience remains blissfully unaware that, even on "Sesame Street," everything's not always A-OK. By Television Writer Frazier Moore.
NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
NEW YORK — Robert Caro, Junot Diaz and Dave Eggers were among the finalists Wednesday night for the National Book Awards. Prizes will be handed out for best fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature. By AP National Writer Hillel Italie.
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LOS ANGELES — A law aimed at combating reckless driving by paparazzi is overly broad and should not be used against the first photographer charged under its provisions, a judge ruled Wednesday. By Entertainment Writer Anthony McCartney.
NEW YORK — "The Big Bang Theory," now in its sixth season on CBS, reigns as TV's hottest sitcom. Kaley Cuoco plays Penny, who aspires to be an actress but pays the rent by waiting tables at a Cheesecake Factory. By Television Writer Frazier Moore.
NEW YORK — This Christmas, if Ralphie ever actually does shoot his eye out with a Red Ryder BB Gun, don't worry. There's a spare Ralphie. Johnny Rabe and Joe West, both 12, are taking turns playing the bespectacled, daydreaming hero in a musical stage version of the cult film "A Christmas Story." By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy.
BON JOVI DAUGHTER-OVERDOSE
HAMILTON, N.Y. — Jon Bon Jovi's 19-year-old daughter was hospitalized and facing drug charges Wednesday after overdosing on heroin in a dorm at her college in upstate New York, authorities said.
LOS ANGELES — Elizabeth Banks has something else to be grateful for this Thanksgiving — she and her husband have welcomed their second child.
ART HEIST MYSTERY
HARTFORD, Conn. — A 76-year-old reputed mobster pleaded guilty Wednesday in a weapons and prescription drugs case that revealed the FBI's belief that he has information about the largest art heist in history. By Dave Collins.
NEW YORK — Madonna has gone "Gangnam Style." Korean pop star PSY joined the pop icon Tuesday night during her second show this week at Madison Square Garden. They danced to his pop culture anthem "Gangnam Style" and to her jam "Music" in front of nearly 20,000 people. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu.
LONDON — As a kid, Chris Pine used to be afraid of the bogeyman. Now he fights one on the big screen. By Hilary Fox.
NEW YORK — Channing Tatum is People magazine's "sexiest man alive" for 2012.
MUSIC-DAVE MATTHEWS BAND-SANDY
NEW YORK — The Dave Matthews Band is giving $1 million to help Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts.
SYDNEY — Australian rockers INXS are giving up touring after 35 years.
ROME — Rocky's going soft. Sylvester Stallone says he's woefully outnumbered at home by his girls — and the actor couldn't be happier.
NEW YORK — A former Obama administration official has a book coming about how government might work in the future. Cass Sunstein, President Barack Obama's regulatory chief for three years, has a deal with Simon & Schuster for "Simpler: The Future of Government."
PEROT SCIENCE MUSEUM
DALLAS — When the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science opens, visitors will be able to feel the ground shake underneath them in an exhibit that simulates an earthquake, race against a virtual Tyrannosaurus Rex and see dinosaur fossils. The museum named for former presidential candidate Ross Perot and his wife, Margot, is set to open Dec. 1. By Jamie Stengle.
TRAVEL-BROAD ART MUSEUM
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Long a subject of fascination for passers-by, the futuristic Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University is itself a contemporary work of art. By Mike Householder.
ROME — Riccardo Muti, the master conductor, is sounding an ominous note, and it isn't rising from the orchestra pit. The former longtime maestro at Milan's La Scala opera house is worried that the stubborn financial crisis in much of the world risks impoverishing not just public coffers but also the arts, whose budgets, often lean even in good economic times, are among the biggest casualties in many countries. By Frances D'emilio.
BRITAIN-DEATH AS ART
LONDON — Try as we might, there's no escaping death. Art collector Richard Harris has decided to embrace it instead — and wants the rest of us to do the same. The retired Chicago print dealer has spent years acquiring works imbued with mortality, from 18th-century anatomical drawings to Tibetan skull masks and papier-mache skeletons from Mexico. By Jill Lawless.
NEW YORK — After almost two years of ups, downs and more than a little bit of drama, could it be one big happy family at Christian Dior now, with Raf Simons sitting at the head of the table?
DIGITAL LIFE-TECH TEST-GOOGLE TABLET
FILM REVIEW-ANNA KARENINA. By Movie Critic Christy Lemire. Moved Tuesday. AP Photos.
FILM REVIEW-BREAKING DAWN. By Movie Critic Christy Lemire. Moved Wednesday. AP Photos.
FILM REVIEW-BARRYMORE. By The Hollywood Reporter. AP Photos. Moved Wednesday.
FILM CAPSULES. AP Photos. Moving Wednesday.
MUSIC REVIEW-ONE DIRECTION. By Cristina Jaleru. AP Photos. Moved Monday.
MUSIC REVIEW-TWILIGHT SAGA BREAKING DAWN PART 2. By Cristina Jaleru. AP Photos. Moved Monday.
MUSIC REVIEW-LANA DEL REY. By Sian Watson. AP Photos. Moved Monday.
MUSIC REVIEW-BERES HAMMOND. By Bianca Roach. AP Photos. Moved Monday.
MUSIC REVIEW-DALEY. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. AP Photos. Moved Tuesday.
MUSIC REVIEW-CHRISTINA AGUILERA. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. AP Photos. Moved Tuesday.
MUSIC REVIEW-DALEY. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. AP Photos. Moved Tuesday.
MUSIC REVIEW-THE WEEKND. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. AP Photos. Moving Wednesday.
THEATER REVIEW-EMOTIONAL CREATURE. By Jennifer Farrar. AP Photos. Moved Monday.
THEATER REVIEW-VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE. By Jocelyn Noveck. AP Photos. Moved Tuesday.
THEATER REVIEW-THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. By Mark Kennedy. AP Photos. Moved Tuesday.
THEATER REVIEW-THE PERFORMERS. By Mark Kennedy. AP Photos. Moving Wednesday.
THEATER REVIEW-SCANDALOUS. By Mark Kennedy. AP Photos. Moving Thursday.
OPERA REVIEW-TUCKER GALA. By Mike Silverman. AP Photos. Moved Monday.
BOOK REVIEW-NATURE WARS. By Jerry Harkavy. AP Photos. Moved Monday. (Moved Friday in advance for Monday.)
BOOK REVIEW-LINCOLN'S BATTLE WITH GOD. By Chris Sullivan. AP Photos. Moved Monday. (Moved Friday in advance for Monday.)
BOOK REVIEW-GOD NO! By Jeff Ayers. AP Photos. Moved Tuesday.
BOOK REVIEW-THOMAS JEFFERSON. By Jeff Ayers. AP Photos. Moved Tuesday.
BOOK REVIEW-DIARY OF A STAGE MOTHER'S DAUGHTER. By Alicia Rancilio. AP Photos. Moved Tuesday.
GAME REVIEW-CALL OF DUTY. By Ryan Pearson. AP Photos. Moved Tuesday.
NEW YORK — South Korean pop sensation PSY joins Madonna at her NYC concert.
NEW YORK — The Rolling Stones talk about their 50th anniversary, upcoming concert dates and whether they'll tour next year at the premiere of their new documentary.
LOS ANGELES — Sally Field on her role as Abraham Lincoln's wife in "Lincoln."
NEW YORK — Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade producers unveil new floats.
LOS ANGELES — Wax figure of Rihanna unveiled at Madame Tussauds.
LONDON — Show highlights from the Rock and Roll of Honor Awards.
LONDON — Chris Pine on playing his first character with magical powers in "Rise of the Guardians."
LOS ANGELES — Entire Beatles album catalog is released for the first time on audiophile-quality vinyl.
LOS ANGELES — Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki on "Red Dawn" remake.
ROME — Sylvester Stallone introduces his new movie, "Bullet to the Head," at the Rome Film Festival.
LONDON — "Twilight" stars Kirsten Stewart and Taylor Lautner on bowing out in "Breaking Dawn — Part 2."
LONDON — The "Twilight" finale tour continues with the stars on the red carpet for the U.K. premiere of "Breaking Dawn — Part 2."
ROME — "Bullet to the Head" premieres at the Rome Film Festival.
ROME — Premiere of the Polish thriller "Ixjana" from the Skolimowski brothers at the Rome Film Festival.
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