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Mayor gives Springsteen seats to school fundraising group

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:41pm

Philadelphia's mayor is donating his suite at Friday's sold-out Bruce Springsteen concert to a school district fundraising group.

The Latest on Mardi Gras: Gunfire on parade route

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:12pm

The Latest on Mardi Gras in New Orleans (all times local):

With costumes, beads, music, New Orleans marks Fat Tuesday

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:23pm

Dressed in elaborate costumes, dancing to the beat of brass bands and clamoring for beads from passing floats, thousands of people gathered in the streets of New Orleans to mark the culmination of the famous Mardi Gras celebration Tuesday.

Police: Jay Cutler's brother-in-law death was accidental

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:08pm

A medical examiner has determined NFL quarterback Jay Cutler's brother-in-law's death was accidental, saying Michael Cavallari died of hypothermia after he crashed his car during a frigid temperatures while passing through a rocky and rural part of southern Utah.

Ex-bodyguard testifies about lewd messages sent to Paltrow

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:40pm

A jury hearing a case against an Ohio man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow heard testimony Tuesday about pornographic messages and sex toys he sent her earlier in her career.

Former NYC Ballet principal dancer Violette Verdy, 82, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:33pm

Violette Verdy, principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet and Boston Ballet, has died, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced. She was 82.

Cosby's ex-lawyer dismissed from lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 3:30pm

A judge on Tuesday dismissed model Janice Dickinson's defamation claim filed against Bill Cosby's former lawyer for denying her allegations that the comedian had drugged and raped her in 1982.

Some Dominicans don't want Vagas Llosa to get literary prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 3:11pm

Plans in the Dominican Republic to award a literary prize to Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa have angered some people, including a member of the president's Cabinet.

Attorney: DMX has recovered after being resuscitated

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 2:11pm

An attorney for DMX said the rapper has recovered after he was resuscitated by police outside Yonkers, New York hotel on Monday.

Jennifer Garner urges lawmakers to fund children's program

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 1:00pm

Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner is asking Kentucky lawmakers to spend $1 million on an early-childhood education program.

Kelly Clarkson has deal for picture book

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 12:40pm

Kelly Clarkson has written a new song and a bedtime story for kids — her own included.

Tony-nominated actor Ken Watanabe battling stomach cancer

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 12:40pm

A publicist for Ken Watanabe says the Tony- and Oscar-nominated actor has been forced to delay his return to Broadway's "The King and I" while he battles stomach cancer.

'Survivor' winner says forgives man convicted in son's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:41am

The second-season winner of the reality television show "Survivor" has offered her forgiveness to the man convicted in her son's death.

Taylor Swift leads iHeartRadio Award nominations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:30am

Taylor Swift leads the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards with eight nominations, followed by The Weeknd with seven.

Second City names new film comedy school for Harold Ramis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 9:51am

Chicago improv troupe Second City is opening a school focusing on comedic filmmaking and naming it after late writer-director-actor Harold Ramis.

Reality TV star, ex-rapper to coach football in Miami

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:30am

The female star of a reality television show along with a former rapper will be leading the football program at Miami's Jackson High School.

Russian town in Siberia makes DiCaprio an ersatz Oscar

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:30am

Residents of a town in Russia's Far East have been donating their gold and silver for something near and dear to their hearts: Leonardo DiCaprio.

Man found on fire outside London's Kensington Palace dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:00am

British police say a man has died after being found on fire outside Kensington Palace, the London home of Prince William and his wife Kate.

Michael Douglas among film stars honored by AARP

Derrik J. Lang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 1:10am

Michael Douglas was initially confused when he was told that he was being honored with a career achievement honor by the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards.

Country legend Merle Haggard returns to stage after illness

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:21pm

Country legend Merle Haggard has returned to the stage after canceling several shows in February because of health issues caused by pneumonia.