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  • Hundreds of German cinemas refuse to show 'Avengers' film
    Associated Press | April 27, 2015 12:56 am
    Several hundred movie theaters in Germany have refused to screen the new "Avengers" film in a dispute over rental fees with Disney.
  • Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening
    Associated Press | April 27, 2015 12:04 am
    Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings -- and not worn by DeGeneres.
  • Singer Jamie Barton wins the 'Heisman Trophy' of music
    Associated Press | April 26, 2015 9:08 pm
    The prize dubbed the Heisman Trophy for singers is going to a Georgia native with an earth-shattering voice -- and an earthy style.
  • Writers withdraw from PEN gala, cite honor for Charlie Hebdo
    Associated Press | April 26, 2015 8:36 pm
    Michael Ondaatje, Francine Prose and at least four other writers have withdrawn from next month's PEN American Center gala, citing objections to the literary and human rights organization's honoring the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
  • Opera in Kids Tent at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
    Associated Press | April 26, 2015 6:09 pm
    Opera is as much a part of New Orleans' African-American heritage as jazz, said Givonna Joseph, whose troupe is bringing opera to the Kids Tent at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the fourth year in a row.
  • Elvis Presley's planes to remain at Graceland
    Associated Press | April 26, 2015 5:09 pm
    It looks like Elvis Presley's airplanes are staying at Graceland after all.
  • Winehouse family criticizes 'misleading' movie about singer
    Associated Press | April 26, 2015 2:52 pm
    The family of Amy Winehouse has criticized a documentary about the late singer that is due to have its premiere at next month's Cannes Film Festival.
  • 'Furious 7' holds on to box office; 'Age of Ultron' looms
    Associated Press | April 26, 2015 12:04 pm
    "Furious 7" enjoyed a victory lap over the weekend, becoming only the third film ever to make $1 billion internationally and leading the domestic box office for the fourth straight week. But the movie that's poised to topple the Universal juggernaut, Marvel's "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," revved up overseas with a massive $201.2 million debut.
  • Salma Hayek visits Lebanon to launch film 'The Prophet'
    Associated Press | April 26, 2015 11:48 am
    Salma Hayek is in Lebanon, her first visit to her ancestral homeland, to launch "The Prophet," an animated feature film she co-produced.
  • Film to probe Newark schoolyard murders' toll on family
    Associated Press | April 26, 2015 10:12 am
    For what seemed a small eternity, Shalga Hightower epitomized the picture of parental grief in the aftermath of Newark's 2007 schoolyard killings, when a group of men and boys, including one who turned 15 that day, lined up her college-bound daughter and two friends and shot them each in the back of the head.
  • UK premier defends royals' right to choose birth hospital
    Associated Press | April 26, 2015 8:32 am
    With Britain's general election fast approaching, almost anything can become political -- even Prince William and his wife Kate's choice of private medical care for the upcoming birth of their second child.
  • Players from politics, Hollywood mix it up at 'Nerd Prom'
    Associated Press | April 25, 2015 10:36 pm
    Two secretaries of state, Tea Leoni and Madeleine Albright, arrived arm in arm Saturday as a wide mix of Hollywood and Washington players gathered for the national "Nerd Prom."
  • Winding up, Obama tosses zingers at press, political foes
    Associated Press | April 25, 2015 9:29 pm
    President Barack Obama says he's bringing a new attitude to the final quarter of his presidency: Bucket!
  • Judge: Attending Pink concert didn't harm New Jersey girl
    Associated Press | April 25, 2015 6:33 pm
    A mom's decision to take her 11-year-old daughter to a Pink concert has a judge saying, "So What?"
  • 'To Kill a Mockingbird' play to go on under Harper Lee group
    Associated Press | April 25, 2015 4:20 pm
    "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has started a nonprofit company that will produce a play about the book, ending a dispute that threatened to derail the long-running performance, a publishing group said Saturday.
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