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Swiss photographer Rene Burri dies at 81 - humboldtbeacon.com
GENEVA (AP) — Rene Burri, a Swiss photographer who captured iconic black and white images of Communist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara and painter Pablo Picasso, has died. He was 81. Magnum Photos, the agency he joined in 1955, confirmed Burri died ...
'Fury' defeats 'Gone Girl' in box-office battle - humboldtbeacon.com
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Fury" was the champion of the weekend box-office battle, knocking two-week champ "Gone Girl" to second place. The bloody World War II drama, which stars Brad Pitt as tank commander Wardaddy, collected $23.7 million in its opening weekend.
Survey shows media differences due to politics - humboldtbeacon.com
NEW YORK (AP) — Conservatives and liberals not only have different political views, they diverge sharply on what news sources they rely upon and trust, a survey has found. Liberals favor CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio and The New York Times, but none ...
Porn production moratorium ends after testing - humboldtbeacon.com
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California-based trade group for the adult film industry has lifted a moratorium on production spurred by a feared HIV exposure on an out-of-state film set. The Free Speech Coalition ended the five-day production hold Monday, saying ...
Amazon and Simon & Schuster reach multiyear deal - humboldtbeacon.com
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com and Hachette Book Group remain in a months-long standoff, but the online retailer has reached a multiyear agreement with another major New York publisher, Simon & Schuster. Amazon and Simon & Schuster both expressed ...
'Superstorm' crafts narrative from Sandy's wrath - humboldtbeacon.com
It's been a weak hurricane season in the Atlantic so far, with little to worry U.S. coastal residents, but any forecaster will tell you: It only takes one storm to make a bad year. In 2012, that one storm was Superstorm Sandy, a hurricane that grew larger ...
George Clooney's wife Amal Clooney named most powerful woman in London - humboldtbeacon.com
George Clooney's new wife Amal Clooney has been named the most powerful woman in London, according to the Evening Standard newspaper. The Queen probably won't take this very well. The human rights lawyer finished fourth overall on the list of London's most ...
Smithsonian aims to raise $1.5B to improve museums - humboldtbeacon.com
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian Institution has embarked on a major campaign to raise $1.5 billion and increase private support for the world's largest museum and research complex to fund programs in history, science, art and culture. The Smithsonian's ...
Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban - humboldtbeacon.com
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights. Dwight Pink Jr. says in the lawsuit filed in U.S ...
Creator of 'Found' magazine amazed by musical - humboldtbeacon.com
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after seeing himself onstage, Davy Rothbart was still a little dazed. The celebratory drinks afterward sure didn't hurt, but those weren't what kept him floored. He'd just watched an actor portray him in a new, semi-fictionalized ...
Tuneful tunes with touch of twang from Colerick - humboldtbeacon.com
Brad Colerick opens his fourth solo album with the title cut, which reminds us the road does not actually go on forever. Colerick goes on to examine his trip down that road in tuneful tunes with a touch of twang. Colerick's stories are worth hearing, in ...
Pitbull to host American Music Awards on Nov. 23 - humboldtbeacon.com
NEW YORK (AP) — Pitbull will host the 2014 American Music Awards. The platinum-selling rapper will also perform at the Nov. 23 event at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, to air live on ABC, dick clark productions announced Monday. Later that week, Pitbull will ...
Jimmy Fallon's picture book inspired by daughter - humboldtbeacon.com
NEW YORK (AP) — Forgive Jimmy Fallon if his new book is a story of wishful thinking. The host of NBC's "The Tonight Show" has a deal with Feiwel and Friends for the picture book "Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada." Fallon says he was inspired by his ...
Woman saved from California chimney, then arrested - humboldtbeacon.com
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A woman stuck in the chimney of a Southern California house has been rescued and arrested. Ventura County fire Capt. Ron Oatman says firefighters responding to neighbors' reports of a woman crying had to chisel away much of ...
Celeb birthdays for the week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1 - humboldtbeacon.com
Oct. 26: Actress Jaclyn Smith ("Charlie's Angels") is 69. "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak is 68. Musician Bootsy Collins is 63. Singer Maggie Roche of The Roches is 63. Actor James Pickens Jr. ("Grey's Anatomy") is 62. Guitarist Keith Strickland of The B ...