Entertainment

Alex Jones loses primary custody; ex-wife gets joint custody |Apr 27, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A jury has stripped right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones of having primary custody of his children and awarded joint custody to his ex-wife.The Austin American-Statesman (http://atxne.ws/2oOBEd9 ) reports...

Fire destroys movie set in Virginia being used for 'TURN' |Apr 27, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Officials say a fire has destroyed part of a movie set that was being used to film the final season of the AMC television series "TURN: Washington's Spies."News outlets report the fire occurred Wednesday on property owned by...

Review: In 'Casting JonBenet,' reliving a tabloid sensation |Apr 27, 2017

Yesterday's media circus is today's documentary.It has, recently, seemed like all the stories that once dominated our tabloids are now cramming our screens. O.J. Simpson, Anthony Weiner, Amanda Knox. It's as though we're haunted by the ghost of...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar |Apr 27, 2017

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue...

'Bobbi Jene,' 'Keep the Change' top Tribeca Film Fest awards |Apr 27, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) A romance about a couple who meet at a community for people on the autistic spectrum called "Keep the Change" and a documentary about an American dancer in the Israeli dance company Batsheva called "Bobbi Jene" are the top winners...

Actor Diane Guerrero meets immigrant taking refuge in church |Apr 27, 2017

DENVER (AP) Actor Diane Guerrero has met with a woman who is seeking refuge from deportation in the basement of a Denver church.Guerrero, who stars in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, met with Jeanette Vizguerra on Thursday and told...

No dump here: Posh public bathroom pops up, with music, art |Apr 27, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) In a park amid skyscrapers, a gem has emerged: a posh public bathroom that cost nearly $300,000, complete with freshly delivered flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork.The free-of-charge, air-conditioned splendor,...

Jazz Fest kicks off Friday; Connick, Aaron Neville on tap |Apr 27, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicks off its first weekend Friday with performances by native sons Harry Connick Jr., Aaron Neville and Kermit Ruffins whether the weather cooperates or not.The weekend forecast calls...

HGTV hosts: Show is '100 percent positive' about Mississippi |Apr 27, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) The hosts of a new HGTV show say their program "Home Town" is shining a positive light on their home state.Erin and Ben Napier live in the south Mississippi city of Laurel, population 18,800, where they own a downtown...

Producer admits bilking investors with fake Broadway play |Apr 26, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) A Broadway producer has admitted scamming his friends and others into investing more than $165,000 in a nonexistent play about opera star Kathleen Battle supposedly starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o (loo-PEE'-tuh...

Director Jonathan Demme, who helmed Oscar-winners 'Silence of the Lambs' and 'Philadelphia,' dies at 73, rep says |Apr 26, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Director Jonathan Demme, who helmed Oscar-winners 'Silence of the Lambs' and 'Philadelphia,' dies at 73, rep says.

ESPN laying off 100 broadcasters, writers as viewers dwindle |Apr 26, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) ESPN is laying off about 100 employees, including former athletes-turned-broadcasters Trent Dilfer, Len Elmore and Danny Kanell, in a purge designed to focus the sports network on a more digital future.The cuts will trim ESPN's...

Rock Hall induction ceremony returns to Cleveland next April |Apr 26, 2017

CLEVELAND (AP) The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says next year's induction ceremony is scheduled for April 14 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland.The Rock Hall is located in Cleveland, but the city hasn't hosted the induction ceremony since...

Court hears arguments for releasing 38 Studios records |Apr 26, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) The fight over whether to release secret grand jury records in the criminal investigation into Rhode Island's $75 million deal with a video game company started by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling landed in a...

Attorney: Officials denied Hernandez's request for cellmate |Apr 26, 2017

BOSTON (AP) A jailhouse friend of Aaron Hernandez says prison officials denied the former NFL star's request for a cellmate months before he hanged himself.David Wedge, a spokesman for Kyle Kennedy's attorney, said Wednesday the two inmates at...

University of Michigan gets unpublished Orson Welles scripts |Apr 25, 2017

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Orson Welles' daughter has given the University of Michigan dozens of the renowned filmmaker's scripts, including many unpublished works from the 1950s and 1960s.The more than 70 TV, film and stage scripts have been added...

Disney sets May 2019 release for 'Star Wars: Episode IX' |Apr 25, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) "Star Wars" is coming back to the summer movie season.The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced that the Colin Trevorrow-directed "Star Wars: Episode IX" would fly into theaters on May 24, 2019, making it the first in the main...

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store |Apr 25, 2017

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending April 23, 2017:iTunes Movies US Charts:1. Split (2017)2. Hidden Figures3. The Founder4. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story5. Lion6. A Dog's Purpose7. Moana (2016)8. Hell or High Water9. Sing10. Fantastic Beasts...

Former US Ambassador Samantha Power writing a memoir |Apr 25, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Former U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power is writing a memoir about her transition from Pulitzer Prize-winning critic of foreign policy to a leading government official.Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing, told...

'Bachelor' star Chris Soules jailed after deadly Iowa crash |Apr 25, 2017

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa authorities have arrested former "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules, alleging that he fled the scene of a deadly traffic accident.The Iowa State Patrol reports that a pickup truck rear-ended a tractor on a highway in...

Lena Dunham plans to take feminist Lenny Letter on the road |Apr 25, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Now that HBO's "Girls" has wrapped its six-year run, the women behind the series are focusing on their other female-centered project: turning their digital newsletter, Lenny, into a real-life experience.Lena Dunham and Jenni...

Los Angeles' piano-playing mayor declares 'La La Land' day |Apr 25, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Los Angeles' mayor has proclaimed Tuesday is "La La Land" day as acrobats suspended by ropes danced their way across the outside walls of City Hall.Mayor Eric Garcetti proclaimed the honor for the musical that claimed six...

Gun rights group begins challenge of new California laws |Apr 25, 2017

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) The first in a series of challenges targeting new California gun laws prompted by the San Bernardino terror attack has been lodged by a state affiliate of the National Rifle Association.A lawsuit filed Monday in federal...

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US |Apr 25, 2017

iBook charts for week ending April 23, 2017 (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher ):Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher1. The Fix by David Baldacci - 9781455586554 - (Grand Central Publishing)2. Shattered by Amie Parnes...

NBC reporter, Latina journalism pioneer Cecilia Alvear dies |Apr 25, 2017

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) Cecilia Alvear, who fought for Latino inclusion in newsrooms and reached unprecedented heights for a Hispanic woman in journalism in a decades-long career with NBC news, has died, her partner said Tuesday.Alvear, who...

Summer Movie Preview: Highlights from May through August |Apr 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) This summer at the movies there will be aliens, evil and friendly, pirates, scantily-clad lifeguards, ladies letting loose, some classic superheroes in fresh suits, an evil mummy, two King Arthurs and a few very different war...

Summer Movie Preview: Releases from May through August |Apr 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) This summer at the movies there will be aliens, evil and friendly, pirates, scantily-clad lifeguards, ladies letting loose, a few classic superheroes in fresh suits, an evil mummy, two King Arthurs and a few very different war...

Faye Dunaway speaks on Oscar's best picture fiasco |Apr 24, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Actress Faye Dunaway says she thought co-presenter Warren Beatty was joking when he paused before showing her the envelope that should have contained the Oscar's best picture winner.Dunaway tells Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News...

Ohio governor, ex-GOP presidential candidate, publishes book |Apr 24, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) A new book by Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) looks at what Kasich calls the positivity of his presidential campaign compared with the election cycle's negativity.Kasich's "Two Paths: America Divided or United" is being...

O'Reilly surprised by Fox exit, says truth will come out |Apr 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Bill O'Reilly says he's sad and surprised that he's off TV but is confident the truth will come out about his exit from Fox News.Five days after his firing amid sexual harassment allegations, O'Reilly aired an episode Monday of...

Ex-reality TV star arrested in Phoenix for car theft, drugs |Apr 24, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) A former reality television star has been arrested in Phoenix for alleged vehicle theft and drug possession.Phoenix police say 31-year-old Jacob Harris was released on his own recognizance Monday after his initial court appearance....

Dad of Florida State star dies after gun fires at strip club |Apr 24, 2017

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) The father of former Florida State football star Travis Rudolph was killed when authorities say a gun accidentally went off at a Florida strip club.The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Monday that 55-year-old...

Lawsuit claims ex-Fox News host was harassed online by Fox |Apr 24, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros said in a lawsuit Monday she believes network operatives used bogus social media accounts to torture her after she complained about sexual harassment.She also said she believes someone hacked...

Bill O'Reilly says he's surprised that he's off TV but is confident the truth will come out about his exit from Fox News |Apr 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Bill O'Reilly says he's surprised that he's off TV but is confident the truth will come out about his exit from Fox News.

Caitlyn Jenner tells all in new memoir |Apr 24, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Caitlyn Jenner opened up Monday in an Associated Press interview about her rocky road to transition and why she wrote a tell-all memoir, "The Secrets of My Life."Jenner says she just needed to get it all out, from thoughts of...

Sting to play summer home of Boston Symphony Orchestra |Apr 24, 2017

LENOX, Mass. (AP) Sting will be making his debut at the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.The 16-time Grammy winning musician, actor and human rights activist has been added to Tanglewood's Popular Artists series on Aug. 29 in...

Writers Guild votes to authorize strike as talks continue |Apr 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Members of the Writers Guild of America are one step closer to striking come May 2. In a letter to its members Monday, the WGA said 96.3 percent voted to authorize a strike as the May 1 contract expiration deadline looms....

Bill O'Reilly to return with new podcast episode Monday |Apr 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Bill O'Reilly is back and ready to talk.His personal website says the former Fox News host will air a new episode of his "No Spin News" podcast Monday evening.Fox News Channel's parent company fired O'Reilly on Wednesday...

Robert M. Pirsig, million-selling 'Zen' author, dead at 88 |Apr 24, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Robert M. Pirsig, whose novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" became a million-selling classic after more than 100 publishers turned it down, has died.Pirsig's publishing house, William Morrow, announced that he died...

HGTV's 'Flip or Flop' to return with divorcing co-hosts |Apr 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) The divorcing co-hosts of HGTV's "Flip or Flop" are returning to the show for a seventh season.HGTV announced late Monday that Tarek and Christina El Moussa will be back on the show for a 20-episode run beginning in...

Charity con man can be asked to pay restitution, court rules |Apr 24, 2017

HELENA, Mont. (AP) A Maryland saxophone player who was convicted of defrauding a Montana charity could be required to pay restitution to victims of similar schemes throughout the country, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.Donald...

Memphis home once owned by Elvis Presley damaged by fire |Apr 22, 2017

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) A home once owned by Elvis Presley in the 1950s as he was skyrocketing to fame was damaged by fire Saturday.The Commercial Appeal (http://memne.ws/2ofFwIF ) reports the Memphis home was unoccupied and undergoing...

Hollywood agent and producer Sandy Gallin dies at 76 |Apr 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Sandy Gallin, an agent and talent manager who guided the careers of such luminaries as Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Cher and Nicole Kidman, as well as being a TV, movie and Broadway producer, has died in Los Angeles. He was...

Springsteen takes part in surprise show at film festival |Apr 22, 2017

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) Bruce Springsteen took part in a two-hour jam session during a surprise appearance at a film festival in his home state of New Jersey.Longtime E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt and veteran Jersey shore rocker...

Hillary Clinton makes surprise appearance at Tribeca Fest |Apr 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) The premiere of a virtual reality short by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was already a high-profile event at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday night. And then Hillary Clinton walked onstage.Clinton was an unannounced...

Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in "Happy Days," dies at 56. |Apr 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died.Police in Harrison County, Indiana said that she had been found unresponsive Saturday after authorities...

2 groups arrested in Coachella cellphone thefts |Apr 22, 2017

INDIO, Calif. (AP) Police have arrested five people in the theft of more than 40 cellphones, cash and credit cards at the Coachella music festival in the Southern California desert.Indio police say multiple festival-goers reported the thefts,...

'Happy Days' actress Erin Moran, 56, found dead in southern Indiana after authorities respond to 911 call |Apr 22, 2017

CORYDON, Ind. (AP) 'Happy Days' actress Erin Moran, 56, found dead in southern Indiana after authorities respond to 911 call.

Actress Octavia Spencer to speak at Kent State commencement |Apr 22, 2017

KENT, Ohio (AP) Kent State University's first universitywide commencement will get a touch of Hollywood as Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer speaks to graduates of the northeastern Ohio school.Spencer recently starred as mathematician...

Hernandez family planning private funeral in Connecticut |Apr 22, 2017

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) Aaron Hernandez's family is planning a private funeral for the former NFL star in his Connecticut hometown.A spokeswoman for the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association said Saturday that the service is set for Monday at a...