|George W. Bush seeks 'anonymity'
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President George W. Bush says he has no plans to stump for votes or campaign funds for Republican candidates.
'Jihad Jane' reportedly to plead guilty
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia-area woman who allegedly used the name "Jihad Jane" in extremist Internet postings will plead guilty next week, her lawyer said Friday.
Christie's reports record sales in 2010
LONDON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Christie's, the London-based auction house, reported record sales for 2010, including a Pablo Picasso painting that set a new record for a single work.
DWTS Burke reveals she was abused
NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Two-time winner of "Dancing with the Stars" Cheryl Burke says she was repeatedly molested as a child by a trusted friend of her family at home in California.
Travolta to star in biopic of John Gotti
HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- John Travolta reportedly will portray mob boss John Gotti in an upcoming biopic, a Hollywood veteran says.
Donald Sutherland gets Hollywood star
HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Actor Donald Sutherland, who received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Wednesday, joked that, unlike a cemetery headstone, it is a marker he can visit.
Philbin out but not done
HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Following the announcement he was leaving the show he has shared with Kelly Ripa for years, Regis Philbin said in Miami he is making a change, not retiring.
Filmmakers towed piano to Miami sandbar
MIAMI, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Indie filmmakers Billy and Anais Yeager say they put the grand piano that appeared this week on a sandbar in Miami's Biscayne Bay to protest the city's vanity.
Book Critics Circle names award nominees
NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Novels by Jonathan Franzen, Jennifer Egan and David Grossman are among the National Book Critics Circle's finalists for 2010.
Larsson: 'Not withholding inheritance'
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Joakim Larsson, younger brother of the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson, says he isn't withholding his inheritance from his brother's partner of 32 years.
Monet exhibit open around the clock
PARIS, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The first retrospective of the late French impressionist artist Claude Monet in 30 years could draw more than 900,000 visitors, exhibit officials said.
Jennifer Beals: I knew I was 'different'
CHICAGO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Chicago-born Jennifer Beals, best known for her role in the movie "Flashdance," is a private person who says she knew she was "different" growing up.
Turner plans Broadway return
NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Actress Kathleen Turner is to return to Broadway in Matthew Lombardo's new play "High," the show's producers announced Friday.
Art gallery to be part-time porn studio
OTTAWA, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Negotiations are under way to use an unusually named art gallery in Ottawa as an off-hours film set for pornographic films, its owner says.
Rock, Cannavale headed to Broadway
NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Chris Rock, Bobby Cannavale and Annabella Sciorra are to star in the world premiere of Stephen Adly Gurgus' play "The Motherfker with the Hat" on Broadway.
Nazi-stolen painting returned to owners
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A painting confiscated by the Nazis and later a part of a New Jersey university's museum collection was restored to its rightful owner, museum officials said.
Judge orders painting brought to trial
EL PASO, Texas, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A journalist who was given a painting by accused anti-Castro terrorist Luis Posada Carriles must produce it at Posada's trial, a U.S. judge says.
Blair aide: Attacks on Charles feared
LONDON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Prince Charles's staff feared he might be assaulted during Princess Diana's funeral, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's press secretary says.
'Eyeball' camera that can zoom developed
EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they've developed a tiny camera that mimics the human eye with the added bonus of a zoom capability, something the eye cannot do.
Borders hopes to make book on refinancing
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Borders Group, the No. 2 traditional U.S. book retailer that helped squeeze out independent sellers, says it's restructuring to survive the digital age.