News  /  Entertainment  /  Entertainment News  /  stories  / 

Entertainment News

Rapper Kevin Gates gets 30 months in prison on gun charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:00pm

The Billboard chart-topping rapper Kevin Gates has been sentenced to 30 months in an Illinois prison after pleading guilty to a gun charge.

Hollywood producer testifies in Robert Durst murder case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:22pm

A Hollywood producer testified Wednesday that a friend claimed to have impersonated the first wife of real estate heir Robert Durst in a telephone call that prosecutors say took place after the wife was dead.

YouTube announces music competition series for emerging acts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:00pm

YouTube is launching a new music competition series for emerging artists featuring Backstreet Boys, Demi Lovato and Jason Derulo.

In Demme's eclectic career, a nonstop rock 'n' roll beat

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:16pm

Through Jonathan Demme's freewheeling filmmaking life sounded a steady rock 'n' roll beat.

Sheriff: 'Bachelor' star refused to answer door after crash

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:06pm

Former "Bachelor" Chris Soules called 911 to report his crash that killed a fellow Iowa farmer, seeking medical help for the man before authorities say he left the scene and holed up in his home for hours until his arrest.

JFK diary written in post-WWII Europe sells for $718,000

Crystal Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:35pm

A diary kept by a young John F. Kennedy during his brief stint as a journalist after World War II in which he reflected on Hitler and the weakness of the United Nations sold for more than $700,000 on Wednesday.

WWII painting stolen by Nazis to rotate between Paris and US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:25pm

An 1886 painting that was stolen as part of a Nazi looting campaign that stretched across Europe during World War II has been transferred to Paris from the University of Oklahoma.

Cosby, daughter, lawyer speak out as sex assault trial looms

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:15pm

Bill Cosby and his delegates are speaking out in select media interviews Wednesday, a month before jury selection starts in his Pennsylvania sex assault trial.

5 notable films by the late Jonathan Demme

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:56am

MELVIN AND HOWARD: Among the most memorable films about Howard Hughes, this 1980 release starred Jason Robards as the mysterious billionaire and Paul le Mat as Melvin Dummar, the struggling everyman who encounters Hughes in the Nevada desert. Mary Steenburgen won an Oscar for playing Lynda, Melvin's first wife.

Bern museum awaits works from Gurlitt art collection in June

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:15am

A Swiss museum says it is expecting to receive within weeks about 200 artworks from a vast trove that a German collector had hidden for decades.

Johnny Depp's former managers call him 'habitual liar'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:55am

Johnny Depp's former business managers say the star "is a habitual liar who denies responsibility for his own outrageous conduct" and "has himself to blame for his financial woes."

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:55am

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

'Baywatch's' Dwayne Johnson just wants to entertain you

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:42am

In 2000, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was trying to break into Hollywood. He was off to an OK start. The pro-wrestler already had a following, a role in "The Mummy Returns" and high-wattage charm. He also had no acting experience, no idea how Hollywood worked, and, besides a few idols in Harrison Ford, Clint Eastwood and Arnold Schwarzenegger, no blueprint for success.

Jeff Kinney marks 10th anniversary of 'Wimpy Kid' series

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:11am

Jeff Kinney remembers when his goal was to write a book, one big book, for grown-ups.

Report: Jeff Goldblum signs on for 'Jurassic World' sequel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:00am

Jeff Goldblum is returning to the Jurassic Park franchise.

Daughter: Bill Cosby 'is not abusive, violent or a rapist'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:50am

Bill Cosby's youngest daughter has come to the comedian's defense ahead of a looming sexual assault trial.

Ella Fitzgerald mural comes to singer's Virginia hometown

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:20am

A Virginia town plans to unveil a mobile mural of its native daughter, singer Ella Fitzgerald.

Sondheim an honoree, Trump a target at annual PEN gala

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:21am

Stephen Sondheim, whose fellow honorees at Tuesday night's gala for PEN America included an imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker and the organizers of the women's marches in January, was in a humble mood.

NBC reporter, Latina journalism pioneer Cecilia Alvear dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:42pm

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.

Aretha blasts Dionne Warwick but she declines to fire back

Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:24pm

The Queen of Soul is coming out swinging against fellow legend Dionne Warwick, accusing her of making up a story that she was Whitney Houston's godmother, even though the alleged offense happened five years ago at Houston's funeral.