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Mardi Gras enters its last big weekend in New Orleans

Bill Fuller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:11am

The Mardi Gras season enters its last big weekend of parades and galas before ending on Fat Tuesday.

300 rare and famous guitars coming to NYC auction

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

About 300 guitars, including instruments associated with Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley and Eddie Van Halen, are heading to a New York City auction.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 5:40am

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Angelina Jolie's film 'Unbroken' finally opens in Japan

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 3:41am

Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" opened Saturday more than a year after the rest of the world in Japan, where the main character endures as a prisoner of war and where some have called for a boycott of the movie.

Michael B. Jordan wins big at NAACP Image Awards

Derrik J. Lang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 2:00am

It was a total knockout for Michael B. Jordan at the NAACP Image Awards in a ceremony that took several jabs at Hollywood for the lack of racial diversity.

Man who gave name to "Peanuts'" Linus dies at age 90

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:40pm

Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend and colleague Charles M. Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's blanket-wielding best friend Linus in his "Peanuts" comic strip and cartoons, has died at age 90.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt gets some roast with his Hasty Pudding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:11pm

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has gotten a little roast along with his pudding.

Woody Harrelson applies for Hawaii marijuana dispensary

Marina Riker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 8:22pm

Actor and marijuana advocate Woody Harrelson was one of nearly 60 applicants to apply to open one of Hawaii's first medical marijuana dispensaries.

Meek Mill gets 3 months house arrest for parole violation

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 3:41pm

A Philadelphia judge is giving Robert Williams at least three months to earn back his status as rapper Meek Mill.

Soul diva Rihanna to perform at Grammy Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 2:52pm

Rihanna is joining the list of performers at the Grammy Awards later this month.

Puddle of Mudd singer pleads not guilty in vandalism case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 2:21pm

Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin has pleaded not guilty to a felony vandalism charge filed after his arrest at a home he recently lost in foreclosure.

The Latest: FBI agent says cell data in 'Serial' case solid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 2:11pm

The Latest on a hearing for a convicted murderer seeking a new trial in a case that was examined in the podcast "Serial." (all times local):

Italian investigators unraveling mystery of strangled actor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 12:40pm

Italian authorities are trying to unravel the mystery of an actor who was strangled on a theater stage in Pisa during a hanging scene.

Victoria Justice talks 'Rocky Horror' at Super Bowl

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 11:00am

"Dammit, Janet," there's another musical coming to television, and Victoria Justice could not be happier to hear those words.

Hope College inaugurating concert hall amid arts expansion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:31am

Hope College's new $35 million Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts includes an 800-seat concert hall, a recital hall with seating for up to 125, rehearsal rooms and a dedicated organ studio.

Illustrators win gold medals for book, editorial art

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:10am

The annual gold medals awarded by the Society of Illustrators in New York are considered the Oscars of the profession.

Solange Knowles loses her wedding ring in New Orleans parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:01am

Solange Knowles lost her wedding ring while riding in a New Orleans parade an as honorary member of the Krewe of Muses.

Moscow exhibition free for women wearing high heels

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:01am

A music video with more than 33 million views online has inspired organizers of a Moscow art exhibit to offer free admission to women who turn up wearing high heels.

Japan deports star of Oscar-winning dolphin documentary

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 3:00am

The star of an Oscar-winning documentary that shows how dolphins are hunted in a Japanese village was deported to the U.S. on Friday after Tokyo airport officials barred his entry and he was held in detention for more than two weeks.

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74

David Bauder and Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 2:40am

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like "September," ''Shining Star" and "Boogie Wonderland," died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother Verdine said.