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Paul Beatty's 'The Sellout' is first US Booker Prize winner

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 5:42pm

Paul Beatty's "The Sellout," a stinging satire of race and class in the United States that has drawn comparisons to Richard Pryor and Mark Twain, won the Man Booker Prize on Tuesday — the first time an American has taken the prestigious fiction award.

Oscar-nominated costume designer Janet Patterson has died

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 5:20pm

Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," has died.

Man arrested outside Miranda Kerr's home charged with mayhem

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 5:01pm

Los Angeles prosecutors have charged an Australian man in an attack on a security guard outside supermodel Miranda Kerr's home earlier this month.

The Latest: Backup dancer who vanished is found

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:21pm

The Latest on the search for a missing dancer (all times local):

Prince Albert II visits new purchase: mom Grace Kelly's home

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:02pm

Prince Albert II of Monaco was in Philadelphia on Tuesday inspecting a house he recently bought: the home where his mother, Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly, grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from his father, Prince Rainier III.

Missing backup dancer for Rihanna, Beyonce found safe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:01pm

A backup dancer from New Jersey who has performed with Beyonce, Rihanna and Missy Elliott was found Tuesday after she went missing on Saturday, police said.

Ohio museum sells pieces despite protests from Cyprus, Egypt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:51pm

The sale of nearly two dozen antiquities from an Ohio art museum brought in $640,000 on Tuesday despite objections to the auction from the governments of Egypt and Cyprus.

'Atlanta' memes give cast member Brian Tyree Henry the feels

Alicia Rancilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:33pm

With dozens of TV shows that are available for viewing each night, it's not easy for a new series to cut through the noise and get attention.

A stripped, emotional Lady Gaga comes to life on 'Joanne'

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 12:53pm

It's 1:30 a.m. and Lady Gaga is on the brink of tears.

Film academy dedicates Nicholl Fellowships event to Yelchin

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 12:32pm

The organization that presents the Academy Awards is dedicating a performance of promising new screenplays to late actor Anton Yelchin.

Can't stop the voting: Timberlake casts ballot in Memphis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 12:01pm

Justin Timberlake flew from California to Tennessee in order to vote early, and state officials say that's great — but he shouldn't have taken a selfie at the ballot box.

Gary Condit to discuss Chandra Levy case on 'Dr. Phil'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 11:41am

Former congressman Gary Condit is set to discuss the 2001 disappearance and death of Washington intern Chandra Levy on the "Dr. Phil" show.

San Francisco police arrest local filmmaker in homicide

Kbsfchron, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 10:42am

A San Francisco filmmaker and community activist has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a man on Monday, officials said.

Correction: Obit-Lucia Perillo story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 10:11am

In the headline of an Oct. 23 story about the death of poet Lucia Perillo, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Perillo was a novelist. She was a poet and essayist.

Germany nixes Armenian 'genocide' concert in Istanbul

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:51am

Germany's Foreign Ministry has halted plans for a classical concert about the Armenian genocide that was due to be held at its consulate in Istanbul.

'Divergent' author to tour in January/February for new book

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:42am

Veronica Roth wants the tour for her sci-fi/fantasy novel "Carve the Mark" to be a little like the book itself, a "sojourn" defined by "exploration and curiosity."

Mirren, Bates, Nyong'o share life lessons at Elle dinner

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:21am

Lupita Nyong'o, Helen Mirren and Kathy Bates shared life lessons with three generations of actresses at Elle magazine's Women in Hollywood awards.

Glenn Close in 'Sunset Boulevard' to land on Broadway

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:21am

Glenn Close just can't get enough of Norma Desmond. The "Fatal Attraction" star will take her new crack at the aging silent film star from the musical "Sunset Boulevard" to Broadway, something she says is a "closing of a circle."

Jay Z to headline free Cleveland show in support of Clinton

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 8:21am

Jay Z is planning to hold a free concert in Cleveland to encourage people to vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton for president.

Rita Wilson loves David S. Pumpkins as much as the internet

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 6:40am

Rita Wilson's phone has been blowing up — and it's all David S. Pumpkins' fault.