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Patti Smith blanks out during Nobel Prize performance

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 3:33pm

Patti Smith needed two attempts to get through Bob Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" at the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm on Saturday.

Inside Kirk Douglas's intimate 100th birthday celebration

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 12:31pm

Kirk Douglas knows how to make an entrance. With boxing gloves in every centerpiece and the theme from "Rocky" blaring over the speakers, Douglas, one of the golden age of Hollywood's last living legends, walked confidently into the Sunset Room at the Beverly Hills Hotel Friday afternoon to celebrate his 100th birthday at an intimate gathering of friends and family.

Governor Joe Piscopo? Comedian eyes run in New Jersey

Michael Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 8:50am

Joe Piscopo's Frank Sinatra impression, made famous from his days on "Saturday Night Live," has gotten an update.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 1:00am

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Climate change film 'An Inconvenient Truth' gets a sequel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 7:50pm

Al Gore's climate change documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," is getting a sequel.

'Days of Our Lives' bad guy Joseph Mascolo dies at 87

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 7:10pm

Joseph Mascolo, who played bad guy Stefano DiMera on NBC's daytime serial "Days of Our Lives," has died. He was 87.

Hibbing struggles with how it should honor Bob Dylan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:50pm

The city of Hibbing has long struggled with how it should honor its most famous son, Bob Dylan. There is a street sign, a small exhibit in the public library, but little more.

Gospel singer Shirley Caesar sues Georgia artist over song

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:00pm

Grammy-winning gospel singer Shirley Caesar, whose sermon-song "Hold My Mule" went viral a few years ago, is suing a Georgia rapper over a remix of her song.

24-diamond 'Field of Dreams' baseball complex gets go-ahead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:52pm

The Iowa Supreme Court seems to agree with Kevin Costner that there's no better place to play baseball than on fields cut out of the corn.

Detective: 'Cops' TV presence damaged murder-for-hire case

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 2:01pm

A former police detective told jurors Friday he believes that having a "Cops" television crew present damaged the Dalia Dippolito murder-for-hire investigation by changing the way investigators did their jobs.

Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney donate to wildfire fund

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:32pm

Artists and organizations in Music City are stepping up to help their neighbors after devastating wildfires damaged about 2,500 buildings and caused 14 deaths in the Gatlinburg area.

T.J. Miller arrested after driver accuses actor of battery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:21pm

Los Angeles police say actor T.J. Miller was arrested early Friday morning after a driver accused him of battery.

Judge OKs 'Real Housewives' star Teresa Giudice's settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:14pm

A federal judge has approved a settlement between "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast member Teresa Giudice (JOO'-dys) and her creditors.

Cue the music, cue the drama! Lee Daniels introduces 'Star'

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 1:10pm

The title of Lee Daniels' latest venture, "Star," might very well identify this celebrated producer-director-writer. His films include "Monster's Ball," ''Precious" and "The Butler," while two seasons ago he roared into series TV with Fox's smash music drama "Empire."

Reinhold apologizes to Dallas police, embarrassed by arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:31am

Actor Judge Reinhold has apologized to police, saying he's embarrassed that he was arrested after a confrontation with security at Dallas Love Field Airport.

Deborah Cox says Whitney Houston role is 'in good hands'

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 9:10am

There's one important person to thank for Deborah Cox stepping into Whitney Houston's shoes for the national tour of "The Bodyguard." That person would be Whitney Houston herself.

Johannah Deakin, mother of 1D's Louis Tomlinson, dies at 43

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 8:10am

The mother of One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has died of leukemia at age 43.

Donald Trump remains producer on 'New Celebrity Apprentice'

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 8:10am

Donald Trump is gone from the boardroom of NBC's reboot of "Celebrity Apprentice" but he's kept a business connection to the reality show.

Vienna Philharmonic to return Nazi loot to Jewish family

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 6:20am

A spokeswoman for the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra says the famed ensemble plans to return a valuable French Neo-Impressionist painting looted by the Nazis to relatives of its original Jewish owner.

Dutch director Verhoeven to head Berlin film festival jury

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:41am

Paul Verhoeven has been named as president of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in February.