10/18/2013 1:41amNot even the pope was immune Thursday night as Stephen Colbert cracked one-liners and took digs at luminaries from politics, finance and the media at a Roman Catholic charity dinner in New York City that's perennially packed with big names.
10/18/2013 3:15amMost community performing-arts centers open with the mayor in attendance, maybe a few local business owners.
10/18/2013 3:54amHollywood director Michael Bay was attacked and slightly injured on the set of the fourth installment of the "Transformers" movie series filming in Hong Kong, police said.
10/18/2013 5:50amIt's a poignant scene familiar to anyone who has watched "Titanic" _ as the doomed ship slides into the icy waters, musicians perform one last time for the passengers, playing with stoic resolve until the final hour.
10/18/2013 6:31amThe Swedish Academy says Nobel literature prize winner Alice Munro won't travel to Stockholm to collect her award because of poor health.
10/18/2013 6:32amHe's been acting for more than half a century but even Robert Redford still gets nervous showing off a new film.
10/18/2013 7:20amLike the character he plays, Clark Gregg has worked his way up the career ladder.
10/18/2013 7:58amMalala Yousafzai skipped school for the day but she had a pretty good excuse: she was meeting Queen Elizabeth II.
10/18/2013 8:12amKeith Jarrett declared he was done with classical music recordings after recovering from the chronic fatigue syndrome that sidelined him for nearly two years in the late 1990s. But the jazz pianist has just released his first classical recording in 15 years, a two-CD set of Johann Sebastian Bach's "Six Sonatas for Violin and Piano" with violinist Michelle Makarski that came together quite unexpectedly.
10/18/2013 8:15amMax Cavalera plays heavy music, growling his vocals over blistering riffs and thumping double-bass drums.
10/18/2013 8:18amTalk about an unlikely recipe for success _ a cable network dedicated to... food?
10/18/2013 8:27amA chicken Parmesan that's big on flavor, but not on fat? It's easier _ and more weeknight-friendly _ than you might think.
10/18/2013 8:33amPeople who lunch at Covent Garden are used to jugglers, mimes and street musicians vying for their attention _ and a spare coin or two _ but Friday's performer didn't bother to pass the hat.
10/18/2013 8:42am"The Lion King" has more reason to roar _ it's on pace to end the week as the first Broadway show to earn $1 billion.
10/18/2013 8:55amThe new book by British singer Morrissey is a classic. It says so right on the cover.
10/18/2013 9:00amShe's a rebel in stilettos and an ever-present smile.
10/18/2013 9:32amHis name is Riley.
10/18/2013 10:56amKumar Pallana, an Indian character actor with small parts in movies such as "The Terminal" and "The Royal Tennenbaums," died suddenly Oct. 10 at the home he shared with his son in Oakland. He was 94.
10/18/2013 10:57amWest Point Cadet Christer Horstman was on a mission _ to cut pork chops.
10/18/2013 11:33amAfrican tribal art has long been treasured by wealthy Western collectors, but increasingly the continent's contemporary art scene is the one making its presence felt at museums, auction houses and art fairs.
10/18/2013 12:48pmGavin MacLeod's new autobiography recounts childhood poverty and loss, alcohol abuse and a brush with suicide, but the man and the book emerge as determinedly upbeat.
10/18/2013 1:00pmSure, "Cinderella" is a fairy tale. But still, wouldn't it feel just a tad more realistic if Cinderella and her Prince had a bit more time to get to know each other before falling madly in love? That meeting at the ball has always seemed a little, well, rushed.
10/18/2013 1:18pmInstallation artist Christo (KRIS'-toh) has said opposition to his planned "Over the River" project on the Arkansas River in Colorado is part of the art, and he welcomes debate over what is appropriate for his displays.
10/18/2013 1:24pmA judge on Friday dismissed Nicollette Sheridan's long-running wrongful termination lawsuit against ABC over her ouster from the hit television series "Desperate Housewives."
10/18/2013 1:55pm"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee is suing a museum in her hometown of Monroeville to stop it from selling souvenirs with her name and the title of her Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
10/18/2013 2:07pmLottery officials say the Mega Millions game will have bigger and faster growing jackpots as a result of a series of upcoming changes.
10/18/2013 2:47pmTeen singer Austin Mahone has postponed his tour and is being treated for a blood clot in his throat.
10/18/2013 3:22pmProud papa Josh Duhamel has no problem bragging about his well-behaved baby.
10/18/2013 3:23pmFor Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, there were several uncomfortable moments watching actresses portray them in a new TLC biopic.
10/18/2013 3:57pmA district attorney who is the son of TV's Judge Judy said Friday he has contributed to the defense of a child-rape suspect who is a close friend, although he recused himself from the case months ago.
10/18/2013 4:10pmIn a story Oct. 17 about recasting the leading man in the film "Fifty Shades of Grey," The Associated Press reported erroneously that Jeff Shell was co-chairman of Universal Pictures. His correct title is chairman, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.
10/18/2013 4:22pmA New Hampshire waitress who picked up the lunch tab of two National Guard soldiers affected by the federal government's shutdown has been repaid _ more than 300 times over _ by television star Ellen DeGeneres.
10/18/2013 5:09pmFox says the plum post-Super Bowl slot next February will be filled by two of its comedies.
10/18/2013 5:09pmNBC says it's canceling two freshman shows, "Ironside" and "Welcome to the Family."
10/18/2013 7:00pmAlaska's red king crab fishery, made famous by the Discovery Channel reality show "Deadliest Catch," was finally moving into to full swing Friday after returning furloughed federal workers issued the necessary permits.
10/18/2013 7:03pmFormer Vice President Dick Cheney says he once feared that terrorists could use the electrical device that had been implanted near his heart to kill him and had his doctor disable its wireless function.