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John Singleton of 'Boys N the Hood' in coma after stroke

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 2:33pm

Court papers show that "Boyz N the Hood" director John Singleton is in a coma at a Los Angeles hospital eight days after suffering a major stroke.

Motown Records aims to boost artists, startups in hometown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 2:07pm

Motown Records is launching two new programs designed to boost musicians and music technology startups in its hometown.

Police-shooting drama brings young actress into spotlight

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 1:49pm

Aliyah Royale imagined her TV series debut might be a comedy. Instead, she plunged into an emotionally demanding role in a police-shooting drama that brought the 19-year-old into the daunting orbit of a veteran star and heavyweight producers.

Taylor Swift poses with fans ahead of big announcement

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 12:49pm

Taylor Swift, who has been teasing fans for weeks with clues about a new project to be announced Friday, hyped fans up when she visited a mural in Nashville on Thursday.

Harry and Meghan: Newest royal baby could be an American

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 10:49am

What would the founding fathers think? Almost 250 years after the United States launched a revolution to rid itself of the British royal family, the next royal baby could be an American.

Emilio Estefan to make documentary on late star Jenni Rivera

Sigal Ratner-Arias, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 9:39am

A documentary on Jenni Rivera with unseen concert footage from her last performance is being developed by Emilio Estefan, who hopes to show the world the person and the friend that he got to know.

New Prince album featuring unreleased demos out in June

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 9:23am

A new Prince album featuring his versions of songs he wrote for other artists will be released in June.

Emilio Estefan to make a documentary late star Jenni Rivera

Sigal Ratner-Arias, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 9:23am

A documentary on Jenni Rivera with unseen concert footage from her last performance is being developed by Emilio Estefan.

400-year-old Bible stolen from US is found in Netherlands

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 9:07am

A 400-year-old Bible stolen from a Pittsburgh library has been recovered in the Netherlands and is now back in the U.S.

Biden hires strategist Symone Sanders, adds diversity to bid

Julie Pace and Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 9:03am

Joe Biden has hired Symone Sanders, a prominent African American political strategist, as a senior adviser to his newly launched presidential campaign.

Sale of tickets for Woodstock 50 delayed for now

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 9:01am

The much-anticipated sale of tickets for this summer's Woodstock 50 anniversary concerts has been put on hold for now.

Poet Joy Harjo wins $65,000 Jackson Prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 8:30am

Poet Joy Harjo has won a $65,000 prize for writers deemed worthy of greater recognition.

Jersey's Springsteen readies a Western-style album

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 7:48am

Fresh off his Broadway run, New Jersey's Bruce Springsteen looked West for inspiration on a new album he's planning to release on June 14.

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay shares her favorite classic films

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 7:03am

To say filmmaker Ava DuVernay is a busy woman is an understatement, but when Turner Classic Movies called and asked her to curate the channel's "The Essentials" series, she knew she had to make it work.

Prince Harry attends public event as royal baby wait goes on

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 6:43am

Prince Harry has attended a service commemorating war dead from Australia and New Zealand as he and his wife Meghan await the birth of their first child.

Bond 25 launches in Jamaica, Rami Malek to play villain

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 6:42am

The 25th James Bond movie and Daniel Craig's fifth and final installment as 007 is heading home to Jamaica.

50th New Orleans Jazz Fest opens after brief rain delay

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 11:14pm

The gates have opened at the 50th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival after a brief rain delay.

Ellen Burstyn, Ann Curry and others read at poetry benefit

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 7:20pm

Some nights remind you there's a poem for everyone.

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