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Ellen Burstyn, Ann Curry and others read at poetry benefit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 7:20pm

Actors Ellen Burstyn and Josh Charles, dancer Savion Glover and former "Today" show correspondent Ann Curry all were poetry readers for a night.

Showtime: 18th Tribeca opens in Harlem with 'The Apollo'

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 5:57pm

The 18th Tribeca Film Festival moved uptown on Wednesday for an opening night that honored an elder New York institution: the Apollo Theater.

Actor Michael Madsen charged with DUI after SUV hits pole

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 5:49pm

Prosecutors have charged Michael Madsen with two misdemeanor counts of drunken driving after the actor drove his SUV into a pole last month.

Demian Bichir announces the passing of wife Stefanie Sherk

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 3:44pm

Demian Bichir announced the death of his wife, Canadian actress and model Stefanie Sherk, in a heartfelt message on Instagram.

Ken Kercheval, beleaguered Cliff on 'Dallas,' dies at 83

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 3:33pm

Ken Kercheval, who played perennial punching bag Cliff Barnes to Larry Hagman's scheming oil baron J.R. Ewing on the hit TV series "Dallas," has died. He was 83.

Default judgment against no-show R. Kelly in civil case

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

A Cook County judge has entered a default judgment for a woman who sued R. Kelly in February, accusing the singer of sexually abusing her when she was a minor 20 years ago.

'Avengers: Endgame' poised to topple box-office records

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 2:53pm

By any measure, the release of "Avengers: Endgame" is a movie-theater event unlike any other.

Oscars amend a few rules but not for Netflix

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 1:11pm

The Oscars have tweaked a few rules, but not any that would limit the eligibility of Netflix films at the Academy Awards.

Britney Spears to fans: 'All is well' despite family stress

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 11:49am

Britney Spears says that though her family has been stressed lately, she's doing OK.

Street art of Nipsey Hussle in LA breathes life into legacy

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 10:45am

Along busy highways, on the sides of buildings and inside a school basketball court, more than 50 colorful murals of Nipsey Hussle have popped up in Los Angeles since the beloved rapper and community activist was gunned down outside his clothing store.

Nora Roberts sues Brazilian author, cites 'multi-plagiarism'

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 9:19am

Best-selling novelist Nora Roberts is suing a Brazilian writer for copyright infringement, alleging that Cristiane Serruya has committed "multi-plagiarism" on a "rare and scandalous" level.

Man or cyborg? 'Jeopardy!' champ passes $1 million mark

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 9:13am

There's no truth to the rumor that James Holzhauer is a cyborg created to be the perfect "Jeopardy!" contestant.

Man or cyborg? 'Jeopardy!' champ passes $1 million mark

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 9:07am

There's no truth to the rumor that James Holzhauer is a cyborg created to be the perfect "Jeopardy!" contestant.

The Cranberries, still in mourning, return for the last time

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 8:14am

Whether or not there would be a final Cranberries' album hinged on what was on a hard drive on the other side of the world.

Sting on Las Vegas residency, new album and Juice WRLD

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 8:09am

Sin City? More like Sting City.

13 poets laureate to receive more than $1 million in grants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 5:28am

Thirteen state and local poets laureate will be receiving grants totaling more than $1 million.

British stage director Peter Brook awarded Spanish prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 5:06am

A Spanish foundation has awarded one of the country's most prestigious awards to British theater and film director Peter Brook for opening "new horizons in contemporary dramaturgy."

'War of the Roses' author Warren Adler dies at 91

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 2:59am

Best-selling author Warren Adler who chronicled dysfunction and duplicity, most notably in his divorce novel "The War of the Roses," a dark comedy that was made into a hit film has died. He was 91.

'You call this jazz?' Jazz Fest celebrates 50 eclectic years

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 11:09pm

If your tastes are eclectic, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival poses a problem: Which of a dozen acts do you want to hear? Earth, Wind & Fire, Alanis Morissette, or Taj Mahal & the Phantom Blues Band? Van Morrison, Al Green, Johnny Rivers, or all five Marsalis jazzmen playing together?

Garner graces cover of People's annual 'Beautiful Issue'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 8:51pm

Jennifer Garner graces the front of this year's "Beautiful Issue" of People magazine with a cover story that cheers the way she balances Hollywood, business and motherhood.