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"The Back Door" singer Menard dead at 85

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 4:01am

D.L. Menard, whose song "The Back Door" is among the most popular in Cajun music, is dead at the age of 85.

Leading Disney parks 'Imagineer' Martin Sklar dies at 83

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 12:11am

Martin A. "Marty" Sklar, a right-hand man of Walt Disney and central figure in the development and expansion of his company's theme parks around the world, has died.

Lost, then found: Rare J.M. Barrie play published this week

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:13pm

As mysteries go, "The Reconstruction of the Crime" is especially light, a stage farce billed as one "Sensational Scene" in which a man identified only as "The Victim" asks the audience to help find the culprit.

Sarah Silverman's show asks divided US to give love a chance

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:10pm

Sarah Silverman is out to show that Americans can bridge even their deepest differences and enjoy a laugh as well.

'Mindy Project' final season promises clarity on key romance

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:11pm

The producers of "The Mindy Project" say the series' final season will provide some clarity on the main character's key romantic relationship.

Working with Cosby? Tiffany Haddish says she was joking

Nicole Evatt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:39pm

"Girls Trip" breakout star Tiffany Haddish says she was just joking when she said she wanted to work with Bill Cosby.

Tracy Morgan relishes post-crash chance to be 'better man'

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:33pm

Tracy Morgan has a ready answer when asked about getting a second chance after his near-fatal crash three years ago.

Rx for Dr. McDreamy: Boxing lessons this summer in Maine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 2:38pm

Actor Patrick Dempsey is working on his boxing skills this summer in his native Maine.

'Son of Sam' film brings to life New York 40 years ago

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:14pm

Geraldo Rivera dates the low point in modern New York City history to Aug. 9, 1977.

Ed Sheeran, Stormzy in running for Britain's Mercury Prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:03pm

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, poet Kate Tempest and grime artist Stormzy are among a dozen finalists for the prestigious Mercury Prize , recognizing the British or Irish album of the year.

Hillary Clinton calling new book 'What Happened'

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:22pm

Hillary Clinton is calling her new book "What Happened" and promising unprecedented candor as she remembers her stunning defeat last year to Donald Trump.

HBO doc 'Baltimore Rising' explores life after Freddie Gray

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:32am

The producers and participants in "Baltimore Rising" say national and local media sensationalized the protests that erupted after the death of Freddie Gray, but that their new documentary humanizes the narrative.

Madonna accepts damages from publisher over privacy invasion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:11am

Madonna and her twin daughters, Stella and Estere, have accepted damages from the British publisher of the Mail Online website over an article that was a "serious invasion of privacy," a lawyer for the star said Thursday.

Mick Jagger releases 2 tracks in new audio-visual project

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:52am

Mick Jagger has released two songs which he says are urgent responses to the "confusion and frustration with the times we live in."

Prince William on his final shift as air ambulance pilot

Leonore Schick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:58am

Prince William will complete his final shift in his job as an air ambulance pilot Thursday as he gets ready to take on more extensive royal duties.

Wicked good poems: Boston gets its 1st anthology of poetry

William J. Kole, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:49am

Boston's about to bust a rhyme.

Police: Bieber accidentally hits photog with pickup truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:10am

Justin Bieber left a photographer with minor injuries after police in California say the singer accidentally hit the man with his pickup truck.

Steven Spielberg opens up about life, filmmaking in HBO doc

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:34am

Steven Spielberg isn't afraid to talk about his flops.

Jury: Michael Jackson estate owes Quincy Jones $9.4 million

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:34am

A jury on Wednesday found that Michael Jackson's estate owes Quincy Jones $9.4 million in royalties and production fees from "Billie Jean," ''Thriller" and more of the superstar's biggest hits.

Ex-Park aide, culture minister guilty for artist blacklist

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 2:31am

A South Korean court on Thursday sentenced the former presidential chief of staff and the former culture minister to prison for blacklisting thousands of artists and denying them state support because they were believed to be unfriendly to ousted President Park Geun-hye.