Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 26-May 2

04/21/2015 01:04 AM EDT
April 26: Actress-comedian Carol Burnett is 82. Guitarist-songwriter Duane Eddy is 77. Singer Maurice Williams of Maurice and the Zodiacs is 77. 
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100-carat diamond could bring $25M at auction
04/21/2015 01:05 AM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — A "perfect" 100-carat diamond in a classic emerald-cut could fetch between $19 million to $25 million at auction. Full Story

Review: Renee Fleming delightful in madcap 'Living on Love'
04/20/2015 08:30 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — What if you produced a play about soccer players and managed to get Pele to be in it? Full Story

Bobby Brown's lawyer: Bobbi Kristina Brown has opened eyes
04/20/2015 08:13 PM EDT - ATLANTA (AP) — Bobby Brown's lawyer issued a statement Monday saying the singer's daughter has "opened her eyes" nearly three months after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home. Full Story

'Groundhog Day' musical to premiere at London's Old Vic
04/20/2015 07:04 PM EDT - LONDON (AP) — A stage musical based on the time-looping movie "Groundhog Day" is to have its world-premiere production at London's Old Vic Theatre. Full Story

Details on the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners
04/20/2015 07:04 PM EDT - Details and reaction on the winners of the 2015 Pulitzer Prizes: ——— JOURNALISM PUBLIC SERVICE: The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina Reporters Doug Pardue, Glenn Smith, Jennifer Hawes and Natalie Caula Hauff won for the series "Till Death Do Us Part," which probed why South Carolina is among "the Full Story

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to charges of threatening to kill, drugs possession
04/20/2015 06:45 PM EDT - TAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to charges of threatening to kill, drugs possession. Full Story

US writer who fled Austria to escape Holocaust dead at 90
04/20/2015 05:36 PM EDT - VIENNA (AP) — U.S. writer Frederic Morton, who became internationally recognized in part through books on the Austrian homeland that he was forced to flee because of the Holocaust, has died, his Austrian publishers said Monday. Full Story

Doerr, Guirgis among Pulitzer winners in arts
04/20/2015 05:45 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See," an emotional and intimate World War II novel that has been one of the top-selling literary works of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Full Story

Wolfe's 'Anthracite Fields' wins Pulitzer for music
04/20/2015 03:40 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Wolfe's "Anthracite Fields" has won the Pulitzer Prize for music. Judges described Wolfe's work as a "powerful oratorio for chorus and sextet evoking Pennsylvania coal-mining life around the turn of the 20th Century. Full Story

Missing wedding ring plucked from dog doo, returned to owner

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska woman suspected her family's dog snatched her wedding ring, but she couldn't find proof — until the diamond-encrusted platinum band turned up months later at a local ball field. Full Story
(Matthew Mead — The Associated Press)
Kickstarter launched for legendary Italian sauce

We've lost the woman who taught America to love Italian food, but her tomato sauce may soon live on at a grocer near you. Full Story
(Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
Chinese and foreign film producers sign deals worth $2.3B

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and foreign film producers, companies and investment firms signed movie cooperation deals worth 13. Full Story