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The Latest: Cornell memorial opens with 'The Promise'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:00pm

The Latest on memorial services Friday for late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell (all times local):

Denis Johnson, author of 'Jesus' Son,' dead at 67

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:46pm

Denis Johnson, the prize-winning fiction writer, poet and playwright best known for his surreal and transcendent story collection "Jesus' Son," has died at age 67.

Brad Pitt, Pharrell among mourners at Chris Cornell memorial

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:29pm

Brad Pitt and Pharrell joined mourners Friday at Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell's memorial service at a storied Hollywood cemetery.

Fishburne, Mantegna to host Memorial Day concert in DC

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:28pm

Actors Laurence Fishburne and Joe Mantegna are set to host the Memorial Day concert in Washington.

The Latest: Comicon props banned after armed man arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:20pm

The Latest on an arrest at Phoenix Comicon (all times local):

Jared Martin, who played Dusty Farlow on 'Dallas,' dies

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:10pm

Jared Martin, who became a fan favorite with his portrayal of the charming cowboy Dusty Farlow on the 1980s soap opera "Dallas," has died. He was 75.

Ariana Grande planning benefit concert in Manchester

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:10pm

Ariana Grande has vowed to return to Manchester, England, to give a concert to raise money for the victims of Monday's deadly bombing at her show there.

Ariana Grande says she plans benefit concert in Manchester, England to raise money for attack victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:20pm

Ariana Grande says she plans benefit concert in Manchester, England to raise money for attack victims.

Painting of Tamir Rice shooting withdrawn from art festival

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:55am

The artist of a painting depicting the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice has withdrawn the piece from a Pittsburgh arts festival after an outcry that the white artist was exploiting black pain.

Melania Trump wears $51K Dolce & Gabbana jacket in Sicily

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:43am

Melania Trump's first outing in the Sicilian sunshine was in a colorful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana that comes off the rack at $51,000.

Panic! At the Disco's Brendon Urie on 'exciting' B'way bow

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:19am

As Brendon Urie readies to make his Broadway debut Friday night in "Kinky Boots," the Panic! At the Disco frontman expressed condolences to the victims of the deadly attack at a concert in England, vowing never to give in to terror.

Panic! At the Disco's Brendon Urie on 'exciting' B'way bow

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:48am

As Brendon Urie readies to make his Broadway debut Friday night in "Kinky Boots," the Panic! At the Disco frontman expressed condolences to the victims of the deadly attack at a concert in England, vowing never to give in to terror.

Saldana and Del Toro help open new Disney 'Guardians' ride

Marcela Isaza, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:07am

Stepping inside Disney's latest theme park attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT!, is like being thrust into one of blockbuster films' pulsating, action-packed trailers.

Shawn Mendes: 'You should never be afraid to enjoy music'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:30am

Days after the deadly bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in England, Shawn Mendes says fans should "never be afraid to enjoy music."

Man goes wild setting Plinko record on 'Price is Right'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:20am

A Pennsylvania man is in the money after setting a record on "The Price is Right."

'Big Bang Theory' star shares her wisdom in 'Girling Up'

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:07am

Mayim Bialik plays smart on TV's "The Big Bang Theory" and is smart in real life, with a Ph.D. in neuroscience as evidence.

A sister uses her gifts to send messages to fallen soldier

Martha Irvine, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:23am

She begins each time by sharpening her tools, with the sound of metal on metal echoing through the sunlit old house she calls both home and workshop. Making a violin is a methodical art. For Sonja St. John, that structure is a necessity — and the routine, in many ways, a saving grace.

Stars turn out for lavish French Riviera AIDS fundraiser

Louise Dixon, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:40pm

A star-studded French Riviera AIDS fundraising gala has raised more than $20 million (17.8 million euros) to combat the disease globally.

Sotheby's sells Tamayo's 'Bird Charmer' for $4.3M in NY

Sigal Ratner-Arias, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:45pm

"The Bird Charmer" by Rufino Tamayo was sold for $4.3 million on Thursday at Sotheby's Latin American art auction in New York.

Cornell funeral to take place Friday; widow pens letter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:25pm

Late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell will be laid to rest Friday at a private memorial service at a Hollywood cemetery that is the final resting place of numerous stars.