Among the 130 victims killed in attacks in Paris were students, a filmmaker, a doctor, artists, music lovers and beloved parents and children. They had varied backgrounds and interests. Here are some of their stories:
Just 30 minutes into the series premiere of "Jessica Jones," the title character, in flashback, is shown at a table in a high-end restaurant. It's a version of Jones we've never seen before, polished and pristine, an evening gown replacing her traditional jeans. But the most significant change in our heroine's appearance is the complete lack of fire in her eyes.
For Sylvester Stallone, it was deja vu. There he was, a few Fridays ago, at the top of the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, having a proclamation read to him by the mayor. Mayor Michael Nutter was declaring Nov. 25 "Creed Day" in honor of the new movie Creed, which stars Stallone as some mug named Rocky Balboa, and Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson, the son of Rocky's best pal, boxing legend Apollo Creed.
None of the 200 or so people who showed up at a late October luncheon in Chicago was as old as the guest of honor: Norman Lear, age 93. And few, if any, would have been as lively or as smart or as charmingly opinionated.
Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one 17 and younger admitted.
How surprised is Creedence Clearwater Revival mastermind John Fogerty that he'll be kicking off his first-ever Las Vegas residency at the Venetian Theatre in January? And how surprised is he to be doing so just a few miles from the ongoing Vegas residency at House of Blues by Carlos Santana, who in 1969 was part of the same fabled Woodstock festival lineup as Creedence?
Throughout the new "Hunger Games" movie, the fourth and final in the dystopian series, heroine Katniss Everdeen's name is intoned with grave sincerity. The manipulative President Snow whispers it, as one does of a worthy rival; her battle partner and occasional romantic interest Gale Hawthorne utters it to suggest a noble comrade.