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'Sorry about the singing,' says Al Pacino on aging rock star role

Al Pacino apologized on Monday for his singing in the movie in which he plays the aging rock star Danny Collins. The 75-year-old Pacino delivers a rare comic turn in the film about a singer who discovers a letter written to him by John Lennon four decades earlier.

Timberwolves' Wiggins selected NBA Rookie of Year

Andrew Wiggins of the Minnesota Timberwolves has been selected the NBA Rookie of the Year, the league announced on Monday. Wiggins, the first Canadian player to win the honor, was the only unanimous choice in voting for the NBA rookie team by 130 American and Canadian sports writers and broadcasters.

Blanchett denies lesbian affairs as 'Carol' film wows Cannes

Cate Blanchett denied on Sunday a report she'd had affairs with women as the Cannes Film Festival swooned over her portrayal of a wealthy married woman who falls in love with an ambitious New York shopgirl in director Todd Haynes's "Carol". The film, which has won rave reviews from critics and audiences, shows Blanchett's title character and Rooney Mara as the shopgirl Therese Belivet having an affair that includes making love in a motel "presidential suite".

On Walk of Fame, Melissa McCarthy thanks parents for 'terrible advice'

Comic actress Melissa McCarthy thanked her parents for giving her the "terrible advice" to stick with acting as she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday. "Every time I said 'I'm going to quit college and do stand-up,' my mom and dad said, 'Great, work really hard at it, you can probably do it'," said McCarthy, whose mother was present.

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