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Katherine Heigl announces birth of baby boy, Joshua Bishop

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:51am

Katherine Heigl has given birth to a baby boy.

CNN's documentary 'The End' tracks end of Obama presidency

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:42am

Less than 48 hours before President Barack Obama leaves office, CNN will air an intimate tribute told through the workdays and accounts of key White House staff members.

Patchett, Chabon among nominees for book critics prizes

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:11am

Ann Patchett, Michael Chabon and Zadie Smith were among the nominees announced Tuesday for the National Book Critics Circle Awards.

Steve Harvey sorry for jokes about Asian men

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:11am

Steve Harvey has apologized for "offending anyone" with jokes targeting Asian men during his syndicated television chat show earlier this month.

Review: Evan Smoak returns in Hurwitz's 'The Nowhere Man'

Jeff Ayers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:50am

"The Nowhere Man" (Minotaur), by Gregg Hurwitz

Permanent home for Chicago Children's Theatre opens

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:41am

Where the desks of Chicago police detectives once stood in a West Side police district is now classrooms for theater-art courses. And the old firing range in the basement is now a storage space for costumes.

Mexican resort shooting kills 5, panics festival-goers

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 8:52pm

Gunfire broke out in a crowded beachfront nightclub throbbing with electronic music before dawn Monday, causing five deaths and setting off a bloody stampede by screaming concertgoers at an international festival in this Caribbean resort.

Kevin Starr, California's premier historian, dies at 76

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 7:30pm

Former California State Librarian Kevin Starr, who is deemed the pre-eminent historian of the Golden State, has died. He was 76.

Actress: 'Macho' persecution followed 'El Chapo' meeting

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 3:11pm

Mexican actress Kate del Castillo said Monday that her involvement in actor Sean Penn's interview with drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has cost her acting jobs and a "macho" Mexican government is persecuting her only because she's a woman.

Springsteen cover band changes tune, won't play at gala

Shawn Marsh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 3:01pm

A Bruce Springsteen cover band has changed its tune about performing at a Washington gala the day before Republican Donald Trump's inauguration.

NYPD arrests 2nd man in connection to fatal concert shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 1:20pm

Police have arrested a second man in connection with a fatal shooting at a popular Manhattan concert venue.

Piano Guys say inaugural performance isn't Trump endorsement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 1:20pm

The Piano Guys are saying their decision to perform at an event marking the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump is not a political endorsement.

Singer Nina Simone's birthplace in Tryon for sale for $95K

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:40am

The small wooden cottage that was the birthplace of singer, pianist and civil rights activist Nina Simone is for sale in Tryon, North Carolina.

Woody Harrelson goes live from London, talks 'Star Wars'

Hilary Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:00am

Woody Harrelson is trying to do something that's never been done before, although he's starting to realize why his feat would be a first.

Bieito's manager: Met decision 'cruel and disappointing'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:50am

The manager for Spanish director Calixto Bieito says the Metropolitan Opera's decision to cancel his production of Verdi's "La Forza del Destino" is "cruel and disappointing."

DuVernay talks with Winfrey about Trump, race, her new film

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:30am

Ava DuVernay doesn't want to talk about Donald Trump's election. Her feelings are still too raw.

Fantastic! Mara and Bell of 'Fantastic Four" are engaged

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:12am

The news is "Fantastic."

Russian performance artist requests asylum in France

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 6:20am

A controversial Russian performance artist said on Monday has requested asylum in France after being informed of rape accusations against him.

Mexican police officer says gunman kills at least 4 people, wounds 9 others at nightclub at Playa del Carmen resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 5:40am

Mexican police officer says gunman kills at least 4 people, wounds 9 others at nightclub at Playa del Carmen resort.

Kevin Starr, California's premier historian, dies at 76

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 9:01pm

Former California State Librarian Kevin Starr, who is deemed the pre-eminent historian of the Golden State, has died. He was 76.