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Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka' and Mel Brooks comedies, is dead at 83, his family says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:20pm

Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka' and Mel Brooks comedies, is dead at 83, his family says.

Fassbender, Vikander commit to 'Light Between Oceans'

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:10pm

Neither Michael Fassbender nor Alicia Vikander was especially keen on living at a remote New Zealand lighthouse for the duration of shooting Derek Cianfrance's 1920s period drama "The Light Between Oceans."

The Latest: Democrat: Maine should consider recall of LePage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:01pm

The Latest on fallout from GOP Gov. Paul LePage's obscenity-laced tirade against a Democratic legislator (all times local):

Mexicans say 'adios' to beloved singer Juan Gabriel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:41pm

Juan Gabriel was more than just a songwriter and singer for the hundreds of fans in his native Mexico who thronged Mexico City's Garibaldi square to wish him farewell.

Actor, comedian Kevin Hart runs in Oregon relay

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:11pm

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart says he's up for a sequel after running in an Oregon relay.

Montana plane crash kills 'Ice Road Truckers' TV show star

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:51am

A plane crash in western Montana killed a star of the History channel reality series "Ice Road Truckers" who was planning to film a pilot episode of a show about recovering plane wrecks.

Batman v. Deathstroke? Speculation high after Affleck tweet

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:51am

Speculation is rampant about Ben Affleck's upcoming stand-alone Batman film after the actor and director tweeted what appears to be footage featuring a famous DC Comics villain.

London police arrest 240 at Notting Hill Carnival

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:10am

London police have made about 240 arrests at the Notting Hill Carnival as thousands of revelers turned out for one of Europe's largest street parties.

Cate Blanchett and Josh Groban lead Broadway's fall season

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:50am

"Cats" is back on Broadway, purring along. "Hamilton" tickets are still hard to get. What else is new this fall? Some big celebrities are coming, including Cate Blanchett, Diane Lane, Janet McTeer, Josh Groban and Liev Schreiber. Some old writers are also showing up, like Anton Chekhov and Leo Tolstoy. Here's a look at some highlights of the first half of the 2016-17 Broadway season:

'Game of Thrones' star Carice van Houten gives birth to son

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:41am

Carice van Houten, the Dutch actress who plays the red priestess Melisandre in the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones," has given birth to a baby boy.

Tom Wolfe talks Darwin, Chomsky and human speech

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:20am

After satirizing everything from "radical chic" to 20th century architecture, Tom Wolfe is now mining the mystery of language and the reputation of the most influential linguist of our time, Noam Chomsky.

Beyonce and Rihanna most tweeted topics during MTV VMAs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:10am

Beyonce and Rihanna earned more than awards during Sunday night's MTV Music Video Awards.

Kerry Washington: 'Two pregnancies have been very different'

Mike Cidoni Lennox, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:10am

"Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes didn't know that star Kerry Washington had another baby on the way when a less-is-more plan was put in place for season six of the political thriller.

Beyonce dominates an Olympic-sized VMA awards

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:03am

Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards show was all about performances that got the sweat dripping, the muscles ripping and the adrenaline pumping. Here are the top moments from Sunday's show:

Man shot at Young Jeezy nightclub event in identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:30am

Virginia Beach police have identified a man who was shot to death during a party hosted by rapper Young Jeezy.

Lost heritage: Quake deals blow to Italy's art treasures

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:20am

Within hours of last week's devastating earthquake in central Italy, members of the national police squad of art experts were already exploring the mounds of rubble in several medieval hill towns.

Drake went in. Rihanna leaned back. Twitter was all over it.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:10pm

Drake, in love with Rihanna since he was 22, presented his crush with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award on Sunday night, but he didn't turn over the Moon Man until he went in for a kiss.

Beyonce wins MTV VMAs with knockout 16-minute performance

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:00pm

and she totally owned the MTV Video Music Awards.

Mariah Carey's sister arrested on prostitution charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:10pm

The sister of pop star Mariah Carey has been arrested on prostitution charges in upstate New York.

More than 100 arrested, dozens hurt at Notting Hill Carnival

Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 5:32pm

London police arrested more than 100 people amid sporadic violence Sunday at the annual Notting Hill Carnival, an annual celebration of Caribbean culture in the British capital that often includes trouble on the sidelines.