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Rivers compares Costco to Nazis

Joan Rivers went too far by comparing Costco to the Nazis for its decision not to sell her book, the Anti-Defamation League charged Friday. The comedian has been saying in interviews that the chain has refused to carry her new book, I Hate Everyone..

Success took time for Sparks star

Chris Messina about to give up when he won Six Feet Under role

Willy Wonka director was also award-winning documentarian

Mel Stuart, an award-winning documentarian who also directed Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died. He was 83. His daughter, Madeline Stuart, said he died Thursday of cancer at his home in Los Angeles.

Humorist dead at 47

David Rakoff, an award-winning humorist whose cynical outlook on life and culture developed a loyal following of readers and radio listeners, has died. He was 47. Rakoff died Thursday after a long illness, Doubleday and Anchor Books announced.

Rock Hudson publicist dies

Vet-eran Hollywood publicist Dale Olson, who represented such Hollywood legends as Marilyn Monroe, Gene Kelly and Alfred Hitchcock, and such current A-listers as Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacClaine and Steven Spielberg, is dead at age 78.

Gaga flies under radar: Vogue

Lady Gaga is one of the most visible celebrities in the world, but she says not everything she does is documented. In the September issue of Vogue, Gaga says she likes to "feel a little irresponsible and act like I'm 19.

Crystal writes book on aging

Billy Crystal will share his comedic views on life and aging in a memoir to be published on his 65th birthday, Henry Holt and Co. said Thursday.

TIFF reveals Canuck crop

The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival has announced its lineup of Canadian features and shorts, including new work from directors Xavier Dolan and Sarah Polley and the debut of David Cronenberg's son, Brandon Cronenberg.

DJ spins big web of fans

Kaskade's electronic dance music shows earned him $10M last year
Post-Vegas Manilow still eager to write the songs

Post-Vegas Manilow still eager to write the songs

For the past seven years, Barry Manilow's life revolved around his Las Vegas residency, first at the former Las Vegas Hilton, and then for nearly two years at Paris Las Vegas.