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Claire Foy tries the scones at BAFTA’s pre Emmy tea party

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — “The Crown” star Claire Foy nibbled on a scone with jam and cream while “Transparent” star Jeffrey Tambor eyed the finger sandwiches, including English cucumber and egg and watercress. The two Emmy nominees were among the celebrated guests at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ annual pre-show tea party …

Five to watch: Standout Toronto film festival movies that flew under the radar

TORONTO — Celebrity red carpets, Hollywood premieres and lavish parties dominate the Toronto International Film Festival, but many avid filmgoers will tell you the best part is finding a hidden gem. Here are five standout movies that slipped under the radar at this year’s fest, but offer fresh, challenging and unforgettable experiences worth a spot on your …

Angry Birds maker Rovio valued at $1 billion in planned IPO

COPENHAGEN— Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish maker of “Angry Birds” and other popular mobile games, says that its initial public share offering will value it at about $1 billion. The company based in Espoo, Finland said Friday that the shares will be priced in the range of 10.25 euros to 11.50 euros each, for a market …

AshMatt is not a loveteam

Nope. AshMatt (a ‘love team’ call for Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli) is not happening according to the singer-actor, but fans should not fret. In a press conference for Matteo’s album and concert, he emphasized that his love life shared with his girlfriend, Sarah Geronimo is not meant for the big screen or the people’s …

Fergie and Josh Duhamel separate after 8 years of marriage

NEW YORK – The eight-year marriage of Fergie and Josh Duhamel is over. The singer and actor confirmed Thursday that they had decided to split up earlier this year, but kept the news quiet to give their family “the best opportunity to adjust.” Fergie and Duhamel have a son, Axl, who was born in 2013. …

Grant Hart of pioneering indie rock band Husker Du dies

MINNEAPOLIS — Widespread commercial success largely eluded Grant Hart and his pioneering indie-rock trio, Husker Du. But the hard-working band emerged as one of the heavyweights of Minneapolis’ burgeoning 1980s music scene, and was credited with inspiring genre-defining acts that followed, including Nirvana and the Pixies. Hart, who died Wednesday after being diagnosed with cancer, …

Gaga pulls out of Rock in Rio, posts photo of IV in her arm

NEW YORK — Lady Gaga has been hospitalized and forced to pull out of the upcoming Rock in Rio music festival in Brazil, citing “severe physical pain” and posting a photo of what resembles an IV in her arm. The 31-year-old singer-songwriter wrote on Twitter that she had to take care of her body and …

Atom Araullo resigns from ABS-CBN

MANILA, Philippines—Journalist Atom Araullo on Friday has resigned from his home network ABS-CBN, after working for the television giant for over a decade. In statement released by ABS-CBN News, Araullo thanked ABS-CBN for helping him become the journalist he is today. Araullo left ABS-CBN to pursue opportunities outside the television network. “Working with ABS-CBN for …

Prosecutor: Rap mogul’s girlfriend sold video to TMZ

LOS ANGELES — Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight’s girlfriend and a business partner have been charged with violating a court order by selling a video showing Knight running his truck into two men to celebrity news website TMZ for $55,000, prosecutors said Wednesday. Knight’s girlfriend, Toilin Kelly, and Mark Blankenship were each charged with …

Sean Spicer pressed (gently) as ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ guest

NEW YORK — It was a different Sean Spicer who paid a visit to ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Wednesday night. This was a smiling, chill Spicer, in marked contrast to the six hot-tempered months he spent as White House Press Secretary, conducting volatile news conferences that were given added heat thanks to Melissa McCarthy’s unsparing …