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Jake Tapper turns to fiction for 'The Hellfire Club'

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:45am

Jake Tapper, veteran newsman and debut novelist, isn't quite used to being on the receiving end of questions.

Oliver Stone, visiting Iran, calls US a global 'outlaw'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:53am

Oliver Stone, making his first-ever visit to Iran, says the United States is a global "outlaw" that has made a mess of the Middle East.

Eric Idle looks at the bright side of (his own) life

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:49am

Eric Idle is writing a memoir, and Monty Python fans can guess the title: "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life."

US filmmaker Martin Scorsese wins Spain's Asturias art prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:09am

American filmmaker Martin Scorsese has been awarded Spain's Princess of Astorias award for the arts, with the jury describing him as an uncontested major figure of contemporary cinema.

'A Star is Born' steals show in starry Warner Bros. slate

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:14am

Warner Bros. Pictures brought out the big names for its CinemaCon presentation Tuesday, from stars like Sandra Bullock to movies like "Wonder Woman 2," but it was Bradley Cooper's "A Star is Born" that stole the show.

Melania Trump takes her moment to sparkle in the spotlight

Darlene Superville and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:28pm

There were no celebrity guests, Hollywood entertainers or superstar chefs. But as she stepped out of the background to host her first state dinner, Melania Trump sought to sparkle in her moment in the spotlight.

3 murdered Mexican film students caught in gang turf battle

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:50pm

Three vanished film students whose case had become emblematic of Mexico's 30,000 missing people were killed after being caught unaware in the midst of a drug gang turf battle, officials say.

First lady steps into spotlight for state visit with France

Darlene Superville and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:43pm

There were no celebrity guests, Hollywood entertainers or superstar chefs. But as she stepped out of the background to host her first state dinner, Melania Trump sought to sparkle in her moment in the spotlight.

Wa Wa Nee lead singer Paul Gray dies of cancer at age 54

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:24pm

Paul Gray, lead singer of the 1980s Australian pop band Wa Wa Nee, has died of cancer, his brother said on Wednesday. He was 54 years old.

The Latest: Trump, Macron toast to US-France friendship

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:28pm

The Latest on the first state dinner of the Trump administration (all times local):

Rapper Meek Mill freed after high court order

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:18pm

Rapper Meek Mill walked out of prison Tuesday after Pennsylvania's highest court ordered him freed while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions.

Madonna loses battle to prevent auction of Tupac letter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:18pm

Pop star Madonna has lost her battle to prevent an auction of her personal items, including a love letter from her ex-boyfriend, the late rapper Tupac Shakur, a pair of worn panties and a hairbrush containing her hair.

Copperfield testifies on illusion where man says he was hurt

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:31pm

David Copperfield insisted Tuesday he knew of no one being injured during more than 15 years of performing a signature vanishing act at the center of a lawsuit by a British tourist who claims he was seriously hurt in a fall during a Las Vegas performance.

Rapper Meek Mill leaves prison after Pennsylvania high court orders him freed on bail while he appeals convictions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:54pm

Rapper Meek Mill leaves prison after Pennsylvania high court orders him freed on bail while he appeals convictions.

RFK funeral train photo exhibit: Kennedy's final journey

Juliet Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:08pm

The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy 50 years ago this June fractured the nation just two months after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and five years after his brother John F. Kennedy was killed.

Foy: 'Crown' pay gap issue 'definitely opened my eyes'

Ryan Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:38pm

Claire Foy says the controversy over her pay for the Netflix series "The Crown" has changed her approach to Hollywood.

Pennsylvania high court orders judge to free rapper Meek Mill on bail while he appeals decade-old drug, gun convictions.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:26pm

Pennsylvania high court orders judge to free rapper Meek Mill on bail while he appeals decade-old drug, gun convictions.

McConaughey fears March for Our Lives will get 'hijacked'

Ryan Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:08pm

A month after speaking at the March for Our Lives in his hometown of Austin, Texas, Matthew McConaughey says he supports some gun control but fears the youth-led movement could be "hijacked" by those hoping to eliminate all guns in the United States.

The Latest: Judge rejects mistrial bid in Copperfield trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:00pm

The Latest on civil trial involving Las Vegas Strip headliner David Copperfield and a British tourist who claims he was seriously hurt in a fall while taking part in a signature Copperfield illusion in 2013 (all times local):

Disney shows how Han Solo and Lando meet at CinemaCon

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:54pm

The Walt Disney Studios has previewed a scene from the Star Wars spinoff "Solo" featuring the card game where Han Solo and Lando Calrissian meet at CinemaCon Tuesday in Las Vegas. The scene cuts off right as the two space scoundrels decide to bet their ships.