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APNewsBreak: Official Prince tribute concert set for October

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 2:52pm

Prince's family says an official tribute concert honoring the late icon will take place in October in the singer's hometown of Minneapolis.

Lady Gaga hits stage for invite-only show for DNC delegates

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 2:51pm

Lady Gaga hit the stage at an invitation-only concert Thursday for delegates to the Democratic National Convention, covering classic songs from Woody Guthrie, Neil Young and others.

Judge says he may allow cameras in Prince estate proceedings

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 2:51pm

A Minnesota judge overseeing Prince's estate said Thursday he'll consider allowing cameras in court on a hearing-by-hearing basis, but broader questions of access into business dealings of the late superstar's entertainment empire — and the many potential heirs claiming a stake to it — will have to wait.

Edible balloons, frozen treats: Ice Cream Museum is coolest

Ula Ilnytzky, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 2:42pm

A temporary museum dedicated to all things ice cream is opening in New York City, treating visitors to a pool of faux rainbow sprinkles, edible balloons, a Chocolate Chamber and, of course, scoops of heavenly ice cream.

Talk show host, actor Jerry Doyle found dead at Vegas home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 2:21pm

Actor and syndicated conservative talk show host Gerard "Jerry" Doyle has died in Las Vegas at age 60.

Mary J. Blige files for divorce from husband of 13 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 2:11pm

Mary J. Blige is ending her marriage to her husband-manager after nearly 13 years.

Longtime 'Sesame Street' characters will remain on show

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:51pm

"Sesame Street" characters Bob, Gordon and Luis aren't going away.

Zane Grey's Oregon cabin added to historic places registry

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:52pm

Zane Grey's one-room cabin on Oregon's Rogue River, where in the words of the famous novelist "it flows through a lonely valley set down amid the lofty green mountain slopes," has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Memorial to slain Navy Seal Chris Kyle unveiled in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:41pm

A memorial for slain Navy Seal and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle has been unveiled in the West Texas city where he was born in 1974.

Harrison Ford set to take teen on flight at convention

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:51am

Hollywood actor and avid pilot Harrison Ford is set to take an Illinois teenager flying in Wisconsin.

Unreleased songs part of companion album to Springsteen book

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:51am

Songs Bruce Springsteen recorded in the 1960s and early '70s will be released in September.

Review: 'Bad Moms' flirts with anarchy, comes up short

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:20am

that insidious idea that exists only in commercials and glossy magazines — is a worthy and fresh subject for a fun summer comedy, "Bad Moms" is ultimately rather conventional.

MTV launches MTV Classic channel focusing on 1990s nostalgia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:32am

MTV is rebranding VH1 Classic as MTV Classic and says the channel plans to serve up heaps of nostalgia for fans of "Beavis and Butt-head," ''Daria," ''Total Request Live," and other MTV staples.

James Alan McPherson, prize-winning author, dead at 72

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:30am

James Alan McPherson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning story collection "Elbow Room" and a longtime faculty member at the University of Iowa's prestigious Writers' Workshop, has died.

Musical of 'The Flamingo Kid' eyeing Broadway pool in 2018

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:21am

A new stage musical based on Garry Marshall's 1984 movie, "The Flamingo Kid," is hoping to cha-cha to Broadway by 2018.

Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara dead at age 87

Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:50am

Einojuhani Rautavaara, arguably Finland's most famous classical composer since the era of Jean Sibelius, has died at the age of 87.

Mahashweta Devi, Indian writer, social activist, dies at 90

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:41am

Mahashweta Devi, a well-known Indian writer and social activist, who used her writing to give voice to the oppressed poor tribal and forest dwellers, has died. She was 90.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman in Venice film fest lineup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:30am

This year's Venice Film Festival will include a stylish thriller from Tom Ford, a sci-fi drama with Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams and a star turn from Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Bradley Cooper's DNC appearance irks conservatives

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:20am

Bradley Cooper's appearance at the Democratic National Convention has irked some conservative fans of the actor's portrayal of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in 2014's "American Sniper."

2 arrested for alleged extortion of internet star YesJulz

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:00am

Two South Florida residents have been arrested after police say they threatened to leak sexually explicit images of social media star YesJulz unless she paid them.