Last Update on December 09, 2013 08:09 GMT
SHIRLEY MACLAINE GETS KENNEDY CENTER HONOR
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's a once-in-a-lifetime honor -- for an actress who believes that she has lived many lifetimes. Shirley MacLaine was among the recipients of the Kennedy Center Honor last night. She says what makes it so special for her is that it's given out for her lifetime of work as an actress -- rather than for just a role or two. MacLaine has never been shy about saying what she thinks, whether it's about her view of the afterlife or what her reaction was when she found out she got the award. MacLaine says her first thought when she was told was: "it's about time." MacLaine says she didn't even mind when President Barack Obama joked with her about Area 51 -- saying he was the first president to officially acknowledge its existence.
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Oscar Wells Gabriel
It was a once-in-a-lifetime award for an actress who claims she has had many lifetimes. AP Music Correspondent Oscar Wells Gabriel reports on Shirley MacLaine receiving a Kennedy Center Honor.
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Shirley MacLaine is honest about herself when she is asked what her first reaction was to being named a Kennedy Center Honor recipient. (longer version of cut in wrap)
<<CUT ..011 (12/09/13)>> 00:04 "lot of things (laughs)"
Shirley MacLaine says she can't afford to wait for tributes -- or anything -- at her age.
<<CUT ..012 (12/09/13)>> 00:09 "was very nice"
Shirley MacLaine says President Barack Obama poked fun at her beliefs about life on other planets and previous lives. (longer version of cut in wrap)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's a swap -- at the top. "Frozen" is hot, as it takes over the number-one spot. The Disney animated tale brings in more than 31 million dollars in its second weekend in theaters. That pushes "The Hunger Games" sequel down a notch. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" drops to second this weekend with 27 mil. "Out of the Furnace" opens in a distant third. Hollywood is finishing the year on a high, a little ahead of last year's record pace. With just a few weeks left, the movie industry could break last year's box office record of nearly 11 billion dollars.
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It's a swap -- at the top. AP correspondent Jamie Friar has the weekend box office results. ((opens with sound))
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Another good weekend for Hollywood. AP correspondent Jamie Friar looks at the box office numbers.
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Excerpt of trailer from "Frozen"
Excerpt of trailer from "Frozen," which is tops at the weekend box office.
"THE HUNGER GAMES" - SAM CLAFLIN
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Going to his audition with a bad attitude helped Sam Claflin land the role of Finnick in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Claflin says he didn't think he had a chance to land the part, so he acted blase during the interview. He says it's lucky they saw through him and noticed some similarities between him and Finnick.
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Sam Claflin says playing Finnick was hard on him physically and mentally.
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Sam Claflin says his attitude in the audition won him the role.
"SING-OFF" - BEN FOLDS
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ben Folds returns as a judge in tonight's season four premiere of "The Sing-Off," but it'll be Jewel sitting beside him, not Sara Bareilles (bah-REH'-lihs). Folds says he'll miss her because she's his "bud." But, Folds jokes that Bareilles has "hit albums to worry about," and no longer has time for the show. Shawn Stockman will also be back as a judge and Nick Lachey will return as host. The winner gets $100,000 and a recording contract.
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Ben Folds says he's sad that Sara Bareilles won't be back to join him as a judge on "The Sing-Off."
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Ben Folds says "The Sing-Off" is a better judge of who's a good singer than the other singing shows like "American Idol" and "The X Factor."
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Ben Folds says a-cappella singers can teach Congress something about getting along.
'AMAZING RACE' FINALE
UNDATED (AP) -- After 35,000 miles and nine countries, "The Amazing Race" ended in Alaska. Last night's season finale saw Amy Diaz and Jason Case cross the finish first. They had sixth second-place finishes during the competition, but came in first when it counted. Amy and Jason win the million dollar first prize. They say competing brought them closer together as a couple. Exes Marie and Tim are the runners-up. Marie says they'll always be in each others' lives, but not as a couple. Married E-R docs Nicole and Travis Jasper were third.
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"The Amazing Race" host Phil Keoghan welcomes Amy Diaz and Jason Case at the finish line. COURTESY: CBS ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Amy Diaz and Jason Case
Amy Diaz and Jason Case say competing in "The Amazing Race" brought them closer together as a couple. COURTESY: CBS ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Marie Mazzocchi, runner-up
Marie, who was the runner-up with ex Tim, says they care for each other but aren't a couple. COURTESY: CBS ((mandatory on-air credit))
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KELLY CLARKSON CAN'T STOP PUKING
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- When other pregnant women tell Kelly Clarkson they're having no problem with morning sickness, she says she wants to run them over with her car. She tells Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show that she throws up "a good dozen times a day." Clarkson says she even puked before she came on stage. As for the theory that "you glow and your hair is pretty and your nails are pretty," she says that's "total crap." She says her nails are short, her hair falls out and she has "no glow, unless it's something left over from a bad throw up."
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MANDY PATINKIN NO LONGER LOOKS LIKE MEMBER OF THE RED SOX
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Homeland" fans aren't recognizing Mandy Patinkin anymore. He's shaved off his beard. Patinkin told "Live With Kelly and Michael" that he picked up a razor the minute he finished his last scene of the season. He says it felt like he was "taking off a Mickey Mouse mask." The best part, he says, is that he feels "20 years younger."
BRIAN RETURNING TO "FAMILY GUY" FOR ONE EPISODE AT LEAST
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Family Guy" fans kind of figured Brian the dog wouldn't be gone for good. Even though Brian was killed in a car accident, Entertainment Weekly says he'll appear in the episode airing December 15. Fox says "Stewie devises a master plan to get the one and only thing he wants for Christmas." Could it be Brian?
OSCARS - SPECIAL EFFECTS
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - "Gravity" and the new "Hobbit" movie have made the short list for possible Oscar nominations for special effects. "Thor: The Dark World" is also on the list, along with "Iron Man 3," "Star Trek Into Darkness," "World War Z," "The Lone Ranger," "Pacific Rim," "Oblivion" and "Elysium. The list will be whittled down to five. We'll find out the nominees on January 16.