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‘Devious Maids’ finds a 2013 home at Lifetime

  • FILE - In this April 6, 2012 file photo, actress Eva Longoria appears for the new Pepsi Next in New York's Times Square. Lifetime is picking up “Devious Maids,” a new series from “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry. Eva Longoria is among the executive producers. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

The Lifetime channel says it’s picking up a new series from the creator of “Desperate Housewives.” Continue reading

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Suu Kyi walks on with ‘star-struck’ Bono

Aung San Suu Kyi and Bono joined forces Monday as the Myanmar democracy activist’s European tour moved from the home of the Nobel Peace Prize to the land of U2.

Irish singer and activist Bono, right, looks on as Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, left, speaks during a news conference after attending a conference of the Oslo Forum at the Losby Gods

The pair spent more than an hour answering questions at an Oslo conference of peace mediators at the end of Suu Kyi’s four-day visit to Norway. Then they jetted together to the Irish capital, Dublin, for an evening concert in her honor. Continue reading

Kate Winslet, Kenneth Branagh get royal honors

Kate Winslet has been honored by Queen Elizabeth II for her titanic contribution to the arts.

British actress Kate Winslet

The actress, who won a best actress Academy Award in 2009 for “The Reader” and made her breakthrough as the feisty Rose in 1997 blockbuster “Titanic,” has been named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE, in the queen’s Birthday Honors List, published Saturday.

Winslet said the honor made her “very proud to be a Brit.” Continue reading

Katy Perry to star in new comic book

The cover of the Katie Perry comic book "Fame" is shown in this publicity image release to Reuters June 6, 2012. REUTERS/Bluewater Productions/Handout

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. pop star Katy Perry will become the latest celebrity to be depicted in thebiography comic book “Fame” series, publisher Bluewater Productions said on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old’s life shown in “Fame: Katy Perry” has her moving from a Californian churchgoing upbringing under her Christian parents to bouncing around several music labels in Los Angeles until striking a deal that landed her first big hits, “I Kissed A Girl,” and “Hot n Cold.” Continue reading