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Hollywood hosting benefit for Florida's Pulse nightclub

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 5:51am

Hollywood is hosting a benefit for the Pulse nightclub in Florida, where a gunman killed 49 patrons and injured 53 people last month.

J.M. Coetzee, Elizabeth Strout on Booker Prize list

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 5:40am

Celebrated South African novelist J.M. Coetzee and U.S. Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout are among the contenders for Britain's prestigious Booker Prize for fiction.

47 people arrested at Guns N' Roses concerts in New Jersey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 12:20am

Police say more than 40 people were arrested at two Guns N' Roses concerts in New Jersey over the weekend on a variety of charges including assaulting police and selling items without a permit.

Actress who played TV psychic Miss Cleo dies of cancer at 53

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:21pm

The actress who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo, claiming to know callers' futures in ubiquitous TV infomercials and commercials 15 years ago, has died of cancer.

HBO didn't renew 'Project Greenlight,' Damon says

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 5:40pm

"Project Greenlight" won't be getting a fifth season on HBO.

Florida Georgia Line respond to police comments

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 4:31pm

Country duo Florida Georgia Line said they meant no disrespect to police when they requested that armed officers not be allowed backstage during music festivals on Friday and Saturday.

Broadway giant James 'Jimmy' Nederlander dies at 94

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 3:31pm

James M. Nederlander, who took over the fledgling Nederlander Organization from his father and built it into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadway houses, has died. He was 94.

Indiana prosecutor to seek death penalty in 'Purge' killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:51pm

A prosecutor said Tuesday that he'll seek the death penalty against an Indianapolis man who he says killed three people in four days in attacks inspired by the horror movie "The Purge."

Documentary turns Disney-loving man with autism into a star

Jake Coyle, Assoicated Press, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 2:03pm

Owen Suskind had largely retreated into silence in the years after his autism began to manifest, around age 3. Three painfully mute years later, and after countless rapt hours spent watching Disney animated movies, a word broke through.

Beyonce, Adele, Kanye West earn top nominations at MTV VMAs

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:41pm

Beyonce and Adele are the top nominees at the MTV Video Music Awards, where their music videos will compete against Kanye West's controversial "Famous" for video of the year.

Review: In artful documentary 'Gleason,' a hero battles ALS

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:50am

Football star Steve Gleason was known for throwing caution to the wind. He'd launch himself down the field with seemingly no regard for his own well-being.

Fuqua's 'Magnificent Seven' to open Toronto Film Festival

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:50am

Lupita Nyong'o, Justin Timberlake, Denzel Washington and Emma Stone are just a few of the stars with films headed to the Toronto International Film Festival this year.

Willie Nelson launches festival; Neil Young, Crow to perform

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:30am

Willie Nelson is launching a new music festival in Pennsylvania this fall, where Neil Young and Sheryl Crow will take the stage.

Rihanna, Metallica set for Global Citizen Festival

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 7:10am

Rihanna, Metallica, Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer and Selena Gomez will headline the 2016 Global Citizen Festival this fall.

Dr. Dre cited on gun charge following driveway encounter

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:51am

Dr. Dre has been cited after a man says the rapper pointed a handgun at him.

UK council investigating employee who insulted Prince George

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:30am

The British Council, which promotes British culture and values worldwide, said Tuesday it has started disciplinary procedures against an employee who went on a social media rant against Prince George.

Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan has died at 73

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 6:00am

One of Egypt's best-known film directors, Mohammed Khan, whose realism shed light on the country's urban landscape since the 1980s, has died. He was 73.

Sarah Silverman: Bernie-or-bust Dems 'being ridiculous'

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:20am

then stirred up Bernie Sanders die-hards with some choice words: "To the Bernie or bust people, you're being ridiculous."

Oak tree seen in 'Shawshank Redemption' is knocked down

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 3:21pm

A tree that became a popular attraction for its role in the movie "The Shawshank Redemption" has fallen.

Original Jersey boy Frankie Valli heading back to Broadway

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 2:21pm

The Broadway hit "Jersey Boys" is going to get some competition from an original Jersey boy.