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Celeb birthdays for Aug. 17, 2013

Actor Robert De Niro is 70. Guitarist Gary Talley of The Box Tops is 66. Drummer Sib Hashian (Boston) is 64. Actor Robert Joy (“CSI: NY”) is 62. Singer Kevin Rowland of Dexy’s Midnight Runners is 60. Country singer-songwriter Kevin Welch is 58. Bassist Colin Moulding of XTC is 58. …

‘Lincoln,’ ‘Les Miz’ look for big Oscar haul

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Civil War saga “Lincoln” leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture, director for Steven Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. Also among the 9 nominees for best picture Thursday: the old-age love story “Amour”; …

Oscar-winning actress Celeste Holm dies at 95

NEW YORK (AP) — Celeste Holm, a versatile, bright-eyed blonde who soared to Broadway fame in “Oklahoma!” and won an Oscar in “Gentleman’s Agreement” but whose last years were filled with financial difficulty and estrangement from her sons, died Sunday, a relative said. She was 95. Holm had been hospitalized …

Please Stop Apologizing – NYTimes.com

THIS week, Robert De Niro made a joke about first ladies, and Newt Gingrich said it was “inexcusable and the president should apologize for him.” Of course, if something is “inexcusable,” an apology doesn’t make any difference, but then again, neither does Newt Gingrich. Mr. De Niro was speaking at …