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Paisley Park, home of Prince, opens for public tours Oct. 6

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:42pm

Paisley Park, the private estate and studio complex of the late rock superstar Prince, will open for daily public tours starting Oct. 6, the trust company overseeing his estate announced Wednesday.

Bob Odenkirk to write a book of essays about his life

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:02pm

"Better Call Saul" star Bob Odenkirk has nabbed a book deal to write essays about his life and comic journey.

'SNL' star Leslie Jones' personal site offline after hacking

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:01pm

Leslie Jones' personal website has been taken offline after it appeared hackers posted her driver's license and passport and explicit photos of the actress-comedienne.

Rape trial for former "Sons of Guns" star reset for December

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 1:30pm

The rape trial of former "Sons of Guns" reality TV star Will Hayden and former owner of Red Jacket Firearms has been rescheduled for December.

'The Color Purple' lands Jennifer Holliday on Broadway

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 1:11pm

Broadway's revival of "The Color Purple" has lured a real dream girl — Jennifer Holliday.

BBC lists Top 100 films of 21st century; David Lynch tops it

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:01pm

so far.

AFI postpones 'The Birth of a Nation' screening, Parker Q&A

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:01am

The American Film Institute has canceled plans to screen writer-director Nate Parker's "The Birth of a Nation" for students this week amid controversies surrounding a 17-year-old rape accusation against Parker and his co-writer.

Ciara joins celebrity judges panel for Miss America pageant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:40am

Ciara is the final member of the celebrity judges panel for the 2017 Miss America competition.

Long Island artist paints Pokemon mural

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:20am

A Long Island artist has captured all the Pokemon critters — on a 25-foot-high wall of his studio, that is.

APNewsBreak: Ohio literary peace award to Marilynne Robinson

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:00am

Writer Marilynne Robinson has been named the winner of a lifetime achievement award that celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.

Burt Bacharach cancels 2 concerts to recover from broken arm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:40pm

Burt Bacharach is canceling two September concerts to recover from a broken arm.

'Amazing Race' contestant loses Oklahoma Senate runoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:20pm

A former Ada mayor and current city councilman has defeated a cowboy turned reality show contestant for the Republican nomination in a race for an open Oklahoma state Senate seat.

US judge: Renowned artist didn't create disputed painting

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 8:43pm

A U.S. judge said Tuesday that a celebrated artist was right when he insisted he didn't paint a work now owned by a retired prison worker, a finding that likely ensures the piece will now be worth a fraction of the previous estimated value of $10 million or more.

Latest: Artist says 'justice prevailed' in painting trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 8:41pm

The Latest on an art dispute that landed in federal court in Chicago (all times local):

Nick Cannon begins freshman year at Howard University

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 8:41pm

Nick Cannon's got talent — and homework.

Steven Hill, who played 'Law & Order' DA Schiff, dies at 94

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:31pm

Steven Hill, a versatile character actor in theater, films and television who achieved his greatest success late in life as grumpy District Attorney Adam Schiff on TV's long-running "Law & Order," died Tuesday. He was 94.

Probe into Fetty Wap video shoot faults school principal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 4:12pm

An investigation into how rapper Fetty Wap was allowed to record a music video that included drug references and a pole dancer in his old New Jersey high school has concluded that the school's principal was solely responsible and should be disciplined, according to a published report.

Autopsy: Boy-band promoter died from heart infection

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 4:10pm

The promoter who helped launch the boy bands 'NSync and the Backstreet Boys and died in federal prison from an infection of the inner lining of the heart.

Joseph Fiennes cast in Hulu's take on 'The Handmaid's Tale'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 2:20pm

Joseph Fiennes has been cast in Hulu's adaptation of Margaret Atwood's award-winning novel, "The Handmaid's Tale."

'19 Kids and Counting' co-star pregnant for second time

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 2:20pm

Jessa and Ben Seewald will have another kid to count.