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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.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:31am

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

Judge says he may allow cameras in Prince estate proceedings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:31am

A Minnesota judge overseeing Prince's estate says he'll consider letting video cameras into the courtroom on a case-by-case basis.

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.

Lady Gaga putting on invite-only Democratic convention show

Geoff Mulvihill and Josh Cornfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:00am

Camden, one of the country's most impoverished cities, will get some time in the Democratic convention spotlight Thursday with some help from Lady Gaga.

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.

50 years later, Dylan's motorcycle crash remains mysterious

Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 10:52pm

Bob Dylan tumbled from a Triumph motorcycle on a sunny Friday morning here 50 years ago on July 29, 1966. The banged-up musician holed up in the mountains of upstate New York for months afterward, dramatically altering the rocket ride of his career.

Netflix announces 'Gilmore Girls,' 'One Day At A Time' dates

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 8:01pm

The television revivals at Netflix that began in February with "Fuller House" continue as the streaming network announces premiere dates for two more series reboots.

O'Jays ask Republican congressman to stop using their music

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 7:11pm

The founding members of the O'Jays are asking a Republican to stop using their music for the second time in a week.

Dr. Dre beats gun rap following Malibu driveway encounter

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 6:01pm

Los Angeles prosecutors have declined to bring gun charges against rapper Dr. Dre.

Creator of Broadway hit 'Hamilton' visits Puerto Rico

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:41pm

Lin-Manuel Miranda jokingly compared himself to a hard-to-catch Pokemon as fans pursued him with cellphones Wednesday during a visit to his parents' native Puerto Rico shortly after the end of his run on the Broadway hit "Hamilton."

Mad magazine artist and prolific illustrator Jack Davis dies

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:21pm

Jack Davis, the prolific Mad magazine illustrator, cartoonist and movie poster artist, has died.