02/05/2013 2:12amThe first all-girl rock band in Indian-controlled Kashmir has decided to disband after only one concert because of threats its three teenaged members received on social media and criticism from a top Muslim cleric and separatists.
02/05/2013 6:07amA member of a hugely popular Japanese girl band has shaved her head and issued a tearful videotaped apology for violating the megagroup's no-dating rule, sparking a national debate over whether the band's management exerts too much control over its performers.
02/05/2013 6:08amPoet Saw Wai parked himself on the lawn, unfurled a map of Myanmar with a blob of blood-red paint dripping down from a spot up north and invited people to make poetry with him.
02/05/2013 7:32amA 56-year-old anesthesiologist has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a German porn star who had a heart attack during a breast-enlargement operation.
02/05/2013 8:24amThe three-week-old star of Budweiser's Super Bowl ad now has a name: Hope.
02/05/2013 8:25amThe following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, Jan. 28, to Sunday, Feb. 3:
02/05/2013 8:55amEels, "Wonderful, Glorious" (Vagrant Records)
02/05/2013 9:02amSome literary sneak previews have just been published. Fans of Michael Pollan, Kate Atkinson or Sarah Dessen can read excerpts from their upcoming works in a free e-book.
02/05/2013 9:18amQueen Latifah's production company, Flavor Unit Entertainment, has signed a deal with Netflix.
02/05/2013 9:47amGloria Estefan and her husband Emilio are hoping the rhythm is going to lead to Broadway.
02/05/2013 10:01amThe structure is simple, the guitar riffs basic, the lyrics at best inane, but the Troggs' "Wild Thing" remains a garage rock classic more than 45 years after its release made The Troggs and lead singer Reg Presley international stars.
02/05/2013 11:08am"Dancing to the Flute" (Atria), by Manisha Jolie Amin
02/05/2013 11:14amA publisher says a former top Navy SEAL sniper and best-selling author who was fatally shot at the weekend had a second book in the works.
02/05/2013 11:27amTim McGraw is free.
02/05/2013 11:38amThe art world loves hype. Works are touted as the biggest, the rarest, the most expensive.
02/05/2013 11:39amU2 frontman Bono and NBC news anchor Brian Williams are the newest board members of a charity launched by the New Jersey governor and his wife to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.
02/05/2013 11:50amAdele dominated last year's Grammy Awards, but this year there isn't a clear winner in sight.
02/05/2013 12:36pmBroadway stars Nick Adams, Ashley Brown, Jessica Rush and Michael James Scott will lend their voices to a benefit production of Jason Robert Brown's "Songs for a New World" this spring.
02/05/2013 12:48pmWhen Oscar nominees such as Steven Spielberg, Hugh Jackman and Helen Hunt want to take a break backstage during the Academy Awards show, they'll step back in time.
02/05/2013 1:14pmJudy Greer is the latest celebrity with some funny stories to tell.
02/05/2013 2:25pmCarly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" became the soundtrack for endless viral online fun last year: U.S. infantry soldiers lip-synched to it in Afghanistan's Kunar Province. So did James Franco and the U.S. Olympic swim team. Models from Abercrombie & Fitch showed off their abs to it, as did hair-whipping Miami Dolphins cheerleaders. Dogs have barked the whole song. Parodies of it have been parodied.
02/05/2013 3:27pmA federal agency said Tuesday it is investigating the injury of a fire-blowing stilt-walker who was burned during a dress rehearsal at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
02/05/2013 3:42pmThe set decorator who earned Oscar nominations for his work on "Beaches," "Glory," "Hook" and "Bram Stoker's Dracula" has died.
02/05/2013 3:51pmA Picasso painting of his muse has fetched 28.6 million pounds ($44.9 million) at a London auction.
02/05/2013 4:47pmA New York exhibition of art inspired by Superstorm Sandy is being included in a larger look at how artists respond creatively to natural disasters.
02/05/2013 4:51pmIf "Side Effects" is indeed Steven Soderbergh's final film, as he's said it will be after toying with the notion of retirement for a couple of years now, then intriguingly it feels like he's coming full circle in some ways to the film that put him on the map: the trailblazing, 1989 indie "sex, lies and videotape."
02/05/2013 5:06pmDisney is mining The Force for even more new films.
02/05/2013 5:33pmA rare example of a grown-up story compellingly told from the perspective of children, "The Playroom" is a modest gem. This `70s-set drama depicting one tumultuous night in a suburban family's lives benefits from the admirably subtle approach by director Julia Dyer, working from a sensitive screenplay penned by her late sister Gretchen, with their brother Stephen serving as one of the producers. Unlike the dysfunctional one depicted onscreen, this family unit works together perfectly.
02/05/2013 5:38pmCoke Wisdom O'Neal looked at the soggy, stained and discolored photographs strewn about his Brooklyn studio by the salty floodwaters of Superstorm Sandy, sure there was nothing he could do to salvage them. But as he began cleaning up, he became intrigued by the transformation of a series of old family slides into cloud-like watercolors with human figures still discernible.
02/05/2013 5:41pmGov. Chris Christie, who has acknowledged to Barbara Walters he's "more than a little" overweight and munched on a jelly doughnut on David Letterman's talk show, is addressing his weight issues head-on as speculation intensifies he's positioning himself to run for president in 2016.
02/05/2013 6:10pmPolitical commentator Dick Morris' prediction of a huge landslide for Mitt Romney didn't pan out. And now he's lost his job at Fox News Channel.
02/05/2013 6:44pmA group of children from Newtown, Conn. who recently recorded a version of "Over the Rainbow" are preparing for a live appearance during the E! Network's Grammy Awards preshow on Sunday.
02/05/2013 7:58pmAn actor from the TV show "Breaking Bad" has won a seat on Albuquerque's school board.
02/05/2013 8:43pmJosh Groban enjoyed singing sad songs about a breakup on his last album, 2010's Rick Rubin-produced "Illuminations." So when the singer started recording his latest album, which is about another breakup, he changed his approach.
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