01/17/2014 12:27amMiles Teller _ who can be seen on screen later this month with Zac Efron in "That Awkward Moment" _ took four-hour drum lessons three times a week to play the lead in "Whiplash," shown opening night at the Sundance Film Festival.
01/17/2014 2:53amSuchitra Sen, a legendary Indian actress known for her memorable roles in both Bengali-language and Hindi Bollywood films, died Friday of heart failure. She was 82.
01/17/2014 6:14amPrince Harry is ending his role as a helicopter pilot and taking up a new job with the army in London, royal officials said Friday.
01/17/2014 7:02amPlaywright Tom Stoppard's first big hit starred two unlikely heroes _ a pair of insignificant characters lifted from "Hamlet."
01/17/2014 8:01amThe Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the last American orchestra to perform in Iran, is considering a return a half-century later for what would be a groundbreaking concert tour.
01/17/2014 8:22amA budget deal approved by Congress restores funding for some national arts and cultural programs, but others will still see reductions.
01/17/2014 8:33amSuper Bowl party food is supposed to be indulgently heavy and satisfying. It should be rich and savory and totally over the top.
01/17/2014 10:00amA Washington state man who was shown firing guns on the National Geographic TV show "Doomsday Preppers" has pleaded not guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm.
01/17/2014 10:58amIn a story Jan. 16 about free things to do in Nashville, The Associated Press reported erroneously details about concerts at the Bridgestone Arena during the CMA Festival in June. There are concerts on the plaza outside the arena, which are free and do not require tickets.
01/17/2014 11:17amThe pop-rock trio fun. is launching a campaign to raise money for at-risk LGBT youth in Detroit.
01/17/2014 12:18pmOprah Winfrey says she's "already won." And Emma Thompson says she's at least relieved not to have to put on "another frock and heels."
01/17/2014 12:45pmThe Super Bowl practically comes with a guarantee of A-list star wattage: No matter where it's held, celebrities flock to the big game and the blowout extravaganzas connected to it.
01/17/2014 12:45pmShe's won Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony awards, but Rita Moreno had to pull the car over when the call came that she would receive the SAG Life Achievement Award.
01/17/2014 1:21pmFunding requested to begin building the planned Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial near the National Mall has been eliminated in a spending deal passed by Congress, while lawmakers restored funding for other national arts and cultural programs.
01/17/2014 1:57pmLuke Bryan has postponed a concert date in Lexington, Ky., after an accident following a show in Columbus, Ohio, that injured crew and damaged the stage.
01/17/2014 2:13pmThe Lyric Opera of Chicago announced it will stage Richard Wagner's famed "Ring" cycle.
01/17/2014 2:28pmWhen "Life Itself" debuts Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival, it will be the first time Roger Ebert's widow will see the full documentary about her late husband's life.
01/17/2014 2:54pmTightening the reins on the nation's sweeping surveillance operations, President Barack Obama on Friday ordered new limits on the way intelligence officials access phone records from hundreds of millions of Americans _ and moved toward eventually stripping the massive data collection from the government's hands.
01/17/2014 3:01pmThe Minnesota Orchestra has announced its first concerts since ending a 15-month lockout of union musicians.
01/17/2014 3:22pmThe people behind the ABC Family show "The Fosters" say that criticism from the group One Million Moms contributed to it getting off to a strong start for the cable network.
01/17/2014 4:46pmTalk about words more costly than gold.
01/17/2014 6:21pmThe resumption of commercial horse slaughter in the U.S. was blocked Friday as President Barack Obama signed a budget measure that withholds money for required federal inspections of the slaughtering process.
01/17/2014 7:06pmDefense attorneys said Friday they'll seek the release of a former schoolteacher who was jailed to await sentencing after being found guilty of four charges in a shooting involving the crew of the reality TV show "Repo Games" outside his North Las Vegas home.
01/17/2014 8:03pmAn autopsy for a Nashville-based singer-songwriter who was killed by a bar owner shows Wayne Mills was shot in the back of the head.
01/17/2014 9:25pmIn a story Jan. 16 about the North American box-office performance for Oscar best-picture nominees, The Associated Press erroneously listed News Corp. as the owner of Fox Searchlight. Fox Searchlight is now owned by 21st Century Fox.