Cage, Kidman receive Chinese entertainment awards

MACAU (AP) — Nicolas Cage, accepting a film award in China, says he’s enjoying the warmth and enthusiasm he feels while working there on a new film. Cage was named Best Global Actor in Motion Pictures at China’s…

In ‘Afterlife,’ Archie Comics veers into horror

The vibrant, cheerful and safe town of Riverdale is getting a ghoulish makeover. In “Afterlife With Archie,” a series debuting Wednesday, publisher Archie Comics is launching not just its first horror title, but also its first book carrying…

‘Betrayal’ with Daniel Craig already a hit

NEW YORK (AP) — The real-life husband-and-wife team Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz helped propel “Betrayal” to a Broadway record — and the show hasn’t even officially opened yet. Data released Monday from The Broadway League shows that…

‘Gravity’ launches to top of worldwide box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Gravity” soared to the top of the worldwide box office in its debut weekend. The Warner Bros. space drama starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney boasted the biggest October opening ever with $55.78 million…

Film and theater figure Henry Guettel dies at 85

NEW YORK (AP) — Henry Guettel, a film executive with both 20th Century Fox and Columbia Pictures as well as a former head of the Theatre Development Fund, died Monday of pneumonia in Southampton, N.Y., according to his…

Garth and Spelling to co-star in ABC Family pilot

NEW YORK (AP) — Former “Beverly Hills, 90210″ stars Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling are reuniting. The actresses will co-star and executive produce the new ABC Family series “Mystery Girls.” Spelling and Garth will play Holly and Charlie,…

Bergdorf’s meets ‘Girls’: An unlikely fashion duo

NEW YORK (AP) — Betty Halbreich had something to share over brunch the other morning. “I’m wearing a panty girdle,” allowed the 85-year-old personal shopping guru at the legendarily tony Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue — not a…

Fictional anchor Ron Burgundy pitches for Chrysler

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — When you’ve got the smallest marketing budget of the Detroit Three automakers, you have to take risks to get your TV spots noticed. That’s why Olivier Francois, Chrysler’s marketing chief, gambles a lot.…

Fictional anchor Ron Burgundy pitches for Chrysler

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — When you’ve got the smallest marketing budget of the Detroit Three automakers, you have to take risks to get your TV spots noticed. That’s why Olivier Francois, Chrysler’s marketing chief, gambles a lot.…

Former Google CEO to co-write management book

Now that he is no longer Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt evidently has a lot more time to write books. After releasing a technology treatise about his vision of the future in an Internet-connected world, Schmidt will share some…

Belarus journalist wins Pinter writers’ prize

LONDON (AP) — A Belarusian journalist who has criticized her country’s authoritarian government has won a major freedom-of-speech prize. Iryna Khalip, a correspondent for Russia’s Novaya Gazeta newspaper, shares the 2013 PEN/Pinter prize with British playwright Tom Stoppard.…

TWC adds HGTV, Food for out-of-home watching

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Time Warner Cable is adding programming including Food Network and HGTV to the channels available on its on-the-go viewing app to help it keep pay TV subscribers. The cable operator says it will add…

Linda Emond, Danny Burstein join ‘Cabaret’

NEW YORK (AP) — Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams will have some experienced veterans alongside them in the upcoming Broadway revival of “Cabaret.” The Roundabout Theatre Company said Monday that two-time Tony Award nominee Linda Emond and four-time…

Heidelberg Project house in Detroit burns again

DETROIT (AP) — One of the houses that make up the internationally known Heidelberg Project outdoor art installation in Detroit has burned for a second time in recent months. The early Saturday blaze at the Obstruction of Justice…

Jermaine Dupri joins Carey’s management team

NEW YORK (AP) — Music producer Jermaine Dupri is joining Mariah Carey’s management team. A representative for Carey confirmed the news Monday. They have collaborated on hits like “Always Be My Baby,” ”Don’t Forget About Us” and “We…

Swift, Aldean among CMA Awards performers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and most of the major nominees have signed on to perform at the Country Music Association Awards next month. Swift and Aldean were among the first round of performers announced…