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Lin-Manuel Miranda to publish a picture book

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:42am

Lin-Manuel Miranda is working on a picture book that he hopes will inspire young people.

Michael Lewis releasing audio book on weather forecasting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:07am

Michael Lewis' next work of reporting focuses on one of the lesser known parts of the federal government: the Department of Commerce.

Prince Harry, Meghan visit Nelson Mandela exhibition

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:13am

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have visited an exhibition in London charting the life of Nelson Mandela.

Nickelodeon announces new 'Rugrats' episodes, movie

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:04am

Tommy, Chuckie and the gang have a new TV and movie deal.

APNewsBreak: Author John Irving wins literary peace award

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:07am

The author of novels such as "The World According to Garp" and "The Cider House Rules" that examine the complexities of sexual differences and other social issues is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award celebrating literature's power to foster peace, social justice and global understanding, organizers said Tuesday.

Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen push back against Sarah Palin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:37pm

Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen are pushing back against allegations the comedian duped guests on his new show by posing as a disabled veteran.

CNN's Cooper calls Trump's summit performance 'disgraceful'

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:38pm

Seconds after President Donald Trump's news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin ended Monday, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper called the American leader's performance "disgraceful."

John A. Stormer, popular right-wing author, dies at 90

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:11pm

John A. Stormer, a religious leader and right-wing activist whose self-published Cold War tract "None Dare Call It Treason" became a grassroots sensation in 1964 and a rallying point for the emerging conservative movement, has died at 90.

Johnny Depp settles lawsuits involving former managers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:09pm

Johnny Depp has settled lawsuits with his former business managers that put a spotlight on the actor's lavish lifestyle.

Reality TV star charged over scuffle with hotel security

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:03pm

Los Angeles prosecutors have charged reality TV star Farrah Abraham with two misdemeanor charges over a scuffle with a Beverly Hills hotel security guard last month.

Union opens probe into veteran Broadway actor's suicide

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:37pm

A Broadway union is investigating a veteran actor's suicide, which happened about a week after his friends say he was subjected to a grueling, demoralizing rehearsal.

Box Office Top 20: 'Hotel Transylvania 3' beats 'Skyscraper'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:11pm

Family-friendly won out this weekend among North American moviegoers as "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" towered over Dwayne Johnson's action pic "Skyscraper."

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper to receive Walter Cronkite Award

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:56pm

Arizona State University is awarding its 2018 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism to CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.

Cardi B leads MTV VMA nods with 10; Beyonce, Jay-Z nab 8

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:33pm

The year of Cardi B continues — this time with 10 MTV Video Music Award nominations.

Pianist's wife not guilty by reason of insanity in 2 deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:17pm

A Texas judge has found the estranged wife of concert pianist Vadym Kholodenko (va-DEEM' koh-loh-DEHN'-koh) not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2016 deaths of the couple's two daughters.

Stevie Nicks and LeAnn Rimes share heartbreak in new duet

Pablo Arauz Pena, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:43pm

Stevie Nicks cried on her living room floor when she first saw LeAnn Rimes perform "Borrowed" on her TV in 2013.

Lebanon must investigate torture claims by actor, HRW says

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:43pm

The New York-based Human Rights Watch called Monday on Lebanese authorities to investigate allegations of torture made by a well-known actor who was detained and later exonerated of charges of spying for Israel.

2 arrested in fatal shooting after 2016 Meek Mill concert

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:17am

Two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of two people outside a 2016 Meek Mill concert in Connecticut.

The Go-Go's on their legacy and advice for other rockers

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:14am

Go-Go's guitarist Jane Wiedlin has five simple words of advice for female rock bands — "Write. Write. Write. Write. Write," she said.

Iran arrests 46 in fresh crackdowns on Instagram models

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:04am

Iranian authorities have arrested dozens of people in fresh crackdowns on models and associated colleagues posting "immoral images" online.