'Brady Bunch' mother Florence Henderson dies at 82

Nov 25, 2016

'Brady Bunch' mother Florence Henderson dies at 82

Florence Henderson, the wholesome actress who went from Broadway star to television icon when she became Carol Brady, the ever-cheerful matriarch of “The Brady Bunch,” has died, her manager and her publicist said. She was 82. Henderson died Thursday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center ...

SMAP set to skip year-end 'Kohaku'

Nov 24, 2016

SMAP set to skip year-end 'Kohaku'

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NHK announced the lineup Thursday for the 67th edition of its annual “Kohaku” year-end music contest, but the country’s top boy band SMAP was not on the list. The five-member group, comprised Masahiro Nakai, Takuya Kimura, Goro Inagaki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and Shingo Katori, announced ...

Nov 17, 2016

Monet painting fetches record $81.4 million

A painting from Claude Monet’s acclaimed “Grainstack” series fetched $81.4 million at Christie’s New York auction of impressionist and modern art. Wednesday evening’s sale set a new auction record for the artist. The previous auction record for a Monet was $80.4 million set in ...

De Kooning painting sells for record $66.3 million

Nov 16, 2016

De Kooning painting sells for record $66.3 million

Willem de Kooning’s “Untitled XXV” was sold late Tuesday at Christie’s in New York for $66.3 million, a record for a work by the abstract artist and for post-war contemporary art. The imposing work, which measures 7 by 6.5 feet (2 by 2.2 meters), ...

Hollywood Walk of Fame honors late samurai star Toshiro Mifune

Nov 16, 2016

Hollywood Walk of Fame honors late samurai star Toshiro Mifune

Hollywood celebrated the life of legendary Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune on Monday, honoring him with a star on its iconic Walk of Fame two decades after his death. Mifune rose to stardom through filmmaker Akira Kurosawa’s classics, including “Rashomon” (1950) and “Seven Samurai” (1954), ...

Cancer claims PBS 'NewsHour' co-anchor Gwen Ifill at 61

Nov 15, 2016

Cancer claims PBS 'NewsHour' co-anchor Gwen Ifill at 61

Gwen Ifill, co-anchor of PBS’ “NewsHour” with Judy Woodruff and a veteran journalist who moderated two vice presidential debates, died Monday of cancer, the network said. She was 61. A former reporter for The New York Times and The Washington Post, Ifill switched to ...