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Friends recall Hayden as activist behind historic document

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 9:43pm

When news broke that the well-known activist Tom Hayden had died, classmates and fellow activists at the University of Michigan thought of the impassioned and eloquent student who more than anyone shaped a signature document of the 1960s: the Port Huron Statement.

Jury acquits man of stalking TV star Kendall Jenner

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 9:41pm

A jury on Monday acquitted a man of stalking model and reality TV star Kendall Jenner and convicted him of trespassing at her secluded Hollywood Hill home

Rezoning decision means Paisley Park can open permanently

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 9:30pm

A Minnesota city council has voted to rezone Prince's Paisley Park recording studio and home, meaning it can open as a permanent museum.

Christian cartoon tract creator Jack Chick dies at 92

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 9:10pm

Jack Chick, whose cartoon tracts preached fundamentalist Christianity while vilifying secular society, evolution, homosexuality, and the beliefs of Catholics and Muslims, has died. He was 92.

Review: David Hyde Pierce puts life into confusing 'A Life'

Jennifer Farrar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 7:40pm

If you want to be puzzled by a play, look no farther than Adam Bock's "A Life," which begins strongly but then peters out. Despite an affecting performance by Tony- and Emmy-Award winner David Hyde Pierce, the play is disappointing.

1960s pop singer Bobby Vee has died at age 73

Jeff Baenen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 6:00pm

Pop idol Bobby Vee, the boyish, grinning 1960s singer whose career was born when he took a Midwestern stage as a teenager to fill in after the 1959 plane crash that killed rock 'n' roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, has died. He was 73.

Box Office Top 20: 'Madea' tops charts, 'Moonlight' shines

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:40pm

"Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween" outmuscled the Tom Cruise vehicle "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" at the box office this weekend. Perry's film netted $28.5 million — slightly higher than initial projections, while the "Jack Reacher" sequel came in slightly lower with $22.9 million, according to studio actuals Monday.

The Latest: Jury acquits man of stalking Kendall Jenner

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:40pm

The Latest on the trial of a man charged with stalking model and reality television star Kendall Jenner (all times local):

Jury acquits man of stalking TV star Kendall Jenner, convicts him of trespassing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:30pm

Jury acquits man of stalking TV star Kendall Jenner, convicts him of trespassing.

If I only had $85K: Fundraiser for 'Oz' Scarecrow costume

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:31pm

Now that the Smithsonian has reached its crowd-funding goal to preserve the ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz," the museum is asking for more money to conserve another relic from the beloved movie.

Group offers tours of 'Field of Dreams' house

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:01pm

The owners of the "Field of Dreams" movie site near Dyersville say that for the first time they will allow tours of the house that overlooks the famous baseball field.

Oxford says Shakespeare will share credit for Henry VI

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 12:53pm

The Bard was not a solo act.

Ship that helped saved 7 in 'The Perfect Storm' to be sunk

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 12:04pm

A ship that towed warships to safety during World War II and battled 40-foot waves to help rescue seven people in what was portrayed in the book and film "The Perfect Storm" is poised to be sunk off the New Jersey and Delaware coasts.

Screaming fans prompt Justin Bieber to walk off stage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 10:11am

It seems even Justin Bieber finds his screaming fans irritating.

For Stephanie J. Block, motherhood fuels new Broadway role

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 9:20am

She may hit a Broadway stage, as she always does, focused and ready eight times a week, but there's a tiny part of Stephanie J. Block's heart that's missing these days.

Actress Woodley faces January trial in pipeline protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 7:51am

Actress Shailene Woodley is to stand trial in North Dakota early next year on charges related to her protest against the Dakota Access pipeline.

Japan animation auteur Hosoda sees beasts in child's growth

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 6:20am

Time warps, half-bestial children and parallel worlds are, for Mamoru Hosoda, a natural way to pursue the universal coming-of-age story that has driven all his movies.

Sting to perform, receive honor at American Music Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:23am

Sting will hit the stage at the American Music Awards next month, and the icon will receive a special honor for his successful career.

Bill Murray honored as he accepts Mark Twain prize for humor

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:20am

In an evening filled with jokes about Bill Murray's elusiveness and quirky personality, it was David Letterman who provided the most touching moment as Murray was honored with the nation's top prize for comedy.

Poet and novelist Lucia Perillo dies at 58

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 11:40pm

Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.