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Still working '9 to 5,' Dolly Parton marks 50 years at Opry

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 13th - 7:04am

Country superstar Dolly Parton is still working "9 to 5," and doing what she loves as she celebrated her 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member.

Wayne Newton's former ranch Casa de Shenandoah sold

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 12th - 10:29pm

Records show that Wayne Newton's former home Casa de Shenandoah has been sold.

5 rappers removed from NYC festival at request of police

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 12th - 2:05pm

Organizers of a hip-hop festival taking place in New York this weekend said Saturday they have dropped five rappers from the lineup at the request of police.

The Latest: Famous figures pay tribute to Jessye Norman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 12th - 11:11am

The Latest on the public funeral for international opera star Jessye Norman (all times local):

For opera legend Placido Domingo, the show goes on in Europe

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 12th - 7:49am

Even as his U.S. career seemingly winds down amid accusations of sexual harassment, opera legend Placido Domingo remains on the bill of a host of European opera houses. But cracks, even if slight, are beginning to show in his support.

Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for 'Jackie Brown,' dies at 78

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 11th - 10:57pm

Robert Forster, the handsome and omnipresent character actor who got a career resurgence and Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in "Jackie Brown," died Friday. He was 78.

The Latest: Opera star's hometown names street after her

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 11th - 4:12pm

The Latest on ceremonies honoring renowned opera star Jessye Norman (All times local):

Shepard Smith leaves Fox News Channel

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 11th - 2:08pm

Shepard Smith, whose newscast on Fox News Channel seemed increasingly an outlier on a network dominated by supporters of President Donald Trump, abruptly quit after signing off his final newscast on Friday.

Jane Fonda arrested protesting climate change in Washington

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 11th - 1:25pm

Jane Fonda was arrested at the U.S. Capitol on Friday while peacefully protesting climate change.

Sue Monk Kidd's next novel imagines a married Jesus

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 11th - 6:03am

Sue Monk Kidd's next novel is very much a work of fiction.

Czechs pay last respect to pop singer Karel Gott

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 11th - 3:19am

Czechs are paying their last respects to Karel Gott, the country's most popular pop singer who died last week.

Imagine this: Natalie Merchant honored with Lennon award

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 10th - 2:25pm

At this stage of her life, Natalie Merchant is more proud of getting an honor named for John Lennon because of what it says about her activism than her music.

George Clooney calls Trump's quip on Kurds 'pretty shocking'

Jari Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 10th - 1:37pm

George Clooney said on Thursday he was appalled U.S. President Donald Trump partly justified the decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria by stating Kurds "didn't help us with Normandy" during World War II.

The Latest: Man charged in Mac Miller case pleads not guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 10th - 12:43pm

The Latest on the arraignment of a man suspected of providing Mac Miller the drugs that killed the rapper in September 2018 (all times local):

Aaron Paul: 'El Camino' answers 'What happened to Jesse?'

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 10th - 10:29am

Aaron Paul's character in the popular series "Breaking Bad" was supposed to get killed off at the end of the first season. But producers had a change of heart after witnessing the strong chemistry between his Jesse Pinkman character and Bryan Cranston's Walter White in a pilot.

Ang Lee has a new religion in digital. Will anyone follow?

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 10th - 9:43am

Ang Lee has found a new religion in digital filmmaking. But after brutal responses from critics, his quest to remake cinema with crystalline digital imagery and 3-D effects is finding few followers.

The Latest: Cuba Gooding Jr. facing new undisclosed charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 10th - 9:01am

The Latest on the sexual misconduct case against Cuba Gooding Jr. (all times local):

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk wins the 2018 Nobel Prize in literature; the 2019 winner is Austrian author Peter Handke

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 10th - 5:02am

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk wins the 2018 Nobel Prize in literature; the 2019 winner is Austrian author Peter Handke.

2 Nobel literature prize winners expose Europe's fault lines

Jill Lawless and David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 10th - 12:15am

Nobel Prizes for literature were awarded Thursday to two writers enmeshed in Europe's social and political fault lines: a liberal Pole who has irked her country's conservative government and an Austrian accused by many liberals of being an apologist for Serbian war crimes.

Cuba Gooding Jr. faces new charge in NYC sex misconduct case

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 9th - 10:25pm

Cuba Gooding Jr. learned on Thursday that he's facing a new undisclosed charge in his sexual misconduct case, a development that came as jury selection was set to begin for his trial.