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Danny DeVito receives lifetime achievement award in Spain

Jorge Gama, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:23pm

Actor Danny DeVito has been honored with a lifetime achievement award at Spain's most prestigious film festival in the northern coastal city of San Sebastian.

Art's iconic 'Blue Boy' gets major 250th birthday makeover

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:19am

"Blue Boy" is getting a long-awaited makeover, and the public can watch as one of the world's most recognizable paintings gets a little nip here, a nice tuck there and some splashes of fresh paint (blue presumably) just in time for the eternally youthful adolescent to mark his 250th birthday.

Paul Simon wraps up farewell tour back home

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 9:44am

Paul Simon wraps up his farewell concert tour Saturday night at a park in Queens, a bicycle ride across the borough from where he grew up.

Surgery called success for Allman Brothers' Dickey Betts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 8:15am

Allman Brothers Band founding member Dickey Betts has had successful surgery after slipping and hitting his head while playing with his dog in Florida.

Burt Reynolds mourned at small private memorial in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 6:12pm

About 80 of Burt Reynolds' friends and relatives shared memories of the late actor at a private memorial service.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 5:50pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Jack White donates $30K for Oklahoma house in 'Outsiders'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 2:37pm

Grammy winner Jack White is helping preserve a piece of 1980s movie history.

Alzheimer's opera 'Sky on Swings' opens in Philadelphia

Ronald Blum, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 1:53pm

Frederica von Stade sat on a table singing, her face filled with fear and wonder, her character unsure where she was going and where she had been.

'IllumiNations' pyrotechnic show ending next year at Epcot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 1:02pm

After almost two decades, Walt Disney World is ending the pyrotechnic, light and fireworks show which nightly lights up the sky above its Epcot theme park.

Jane Fonda, her life and men star in a revealing documentary

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:47pm

As beguiling and powerful as Jane Fonda is onscreen, she has yet to play a role that's a match for her whiplash-inducing life of artistry, celebrity and polarizing activism. Then there's the personal drama, including serial marriages to three very different husbands with their own claims to fame.

Freddy Krueger ready to scare the cast of 'The Goldbergs'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:31pm

Freddy Krueger is coming for "The Goldbergs."

Felton Pruett dies; played steel guitar with Hank Williams

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:13am

A musician who played steel guitar with country legend Hank Williams on the Louisiana Hayride radio show, and broke his nose wrestling with Williams, has died. Felton Pruett was 89 years old.

Far-right shuts French rapper out of Bataclan attack site

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:42am

A popular French Muslim rapper said Friday he is canceling sold-out October concerts at the Bataclan music hall in Paris, a target of the deadly 2015 terror attacks, due to pressure from far-right groups who claim he promotes a radical ideology and is desecrating a now-sacred site.

Wendy Williams' new hot topic: Helping substance abusers

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:17am

Talk show diva Wendy Williams feels lucky to be alive after more than a decade of cocaine abuse and now wants to help others be present in their own lives.

Hargitay hails impact of 'SVU' as it marks 20 seasons

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:47am

Mariska Hargitay thinks "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" has played a huge role in educating people on sexual violence, but believes there is still a lot of work to do.

Lauren Daigle wants to break down walls to Christian music

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:31am

Three years ago, Lauren Daigle took home three Dove Awards for her debut record, "How Can It Be," and the Louisiana singer-songwriter got her first taste of the weight of genre's expectations on her shoulders. The 2015 album, one of only a few Christian music albums to have been certified platinum in recent years, propelled her to the top of the Christian music charts.

AP Interview: Chopin contest winner praises old pianos

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 6:23am

The winner of the world's 1st Chopin competition on historic pianos says the search for the original sound restores the appeal of classical music and helps artists understand the composer's intentions.

Singer Elton John and partner win libel judgment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 5:24am

Singer Elton John and partner David Furnish have accepted an apology and undisclosed libel damages over a newspaper report that their dog severely injured a child while on a play date.

Berlin Wall reproduction off, at least for now

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 2:56am

The German capital won't be getting a reproduction of the Berlin Wall after all — at least for now.

Unreleased Chris Cornell songs to be released in November

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:03pm

New Chris Cornell music is being released more than a year after his death.