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Last Build Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 03:30:06 -0700


Tim Burton slammed for comments on new movie’s diversity

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 03:30:06 -0700

NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Burton is getting criticized on social media over his explanation on why his new movie’s cast is overwhelmingly white. The major characters in Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” are all white, save for Samuel L. Jackson’s Barron. When asked about the lack of a diverse cast, Burton told […]

Hart? Hanks? New film academy members offer Oscar host ideas

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:06:05 -0700

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The newest members of the film academy will cast their first Oscar ballots this season, but the choice for Oscar host — usually decided in October — will be strictly up to Oscar brass. Yet that didn’t stop a few of the new recruits from chiming in on the process […]

Did Sia need to come to her own show at the Key Thursday?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:34:16 -0700

Sia, the 40-year-old Australian singer known for hits such as “Chandelier” and “Cheap Thrills,” offered an intriguing evening of performance art at KeyArena Thursday, Sept. 29, but her dancers and stagecraft overshadowed her.

Family band Flatt Lonesome wins 3 at Bluegrass Awards

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:24:09 -0700

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Family band Flatt Lonesome won three awards at the International Bluegrass Music Awards while the Earls of Leicester were named entertainer of the year for the second consecutive year. The awards were given out Thursday in Raleigh, North Carolina. Flatt Lonesome, which includes siblings Kelsi, Charli and Buddy Robertson, won album […]

Lady Gaga will perform during Super Bowl halftime show

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:03:12 -0700

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s official: Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl halftime show. The NFL and Pepsi announced Thursday that the pop star will take the stage Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston. Gaga sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl this year in Santa Clara, California. Beyonce, Bruno Mars and […]

In Prince estate case, blood relation may be unnecessary

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:13:06 -0700

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A legal wrinkle in Prince’s estate case shows you might not have to be a blood relative to inherit some of the late rock superstar’s sizable fortune. No will has surfaced since Prince accidentally overdosed on painkillers in April, so his sister, Tyka Nelson, and five half-siblings are likely to be declared […]

Temple University to honor Tina Fey with media award

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:08:07 -0700

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Temple University is honoring Tina Fey with a special media award. The actress will receive the Philadelphia school’s Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Award at a luncheon on Oct. 7. Fey isn’t a Temple alumna, but her late father studied journalism there and graduated in 1966. Fey is among seven honorees […]

6 emerging writers win film academy’s Nicholl Fellowships

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:08:04 -0700

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Six emerging screenwriters are getting a boost from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The organization announced Thursday the winners of its annual Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting, which comes with a $35,000 prize and yearlong academy support toward the completion of a feature-length screenplay. Winners will receive the first […]

Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra opens season with Basie salute

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:45:47 -0700

The SRJO will salute Count Basie’s “Old Testament” band, the Miles Davis/Gil Evans collaboration, and Louis Armstrong.

Peaches promises pop and provocative fun

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:32:54 -0700

Peaches, who sings bluntly and humorously about female sexuality, performs at the the Neptune Theatre Friday, Sept. 30.

Kim Kardashian stuns at Balmain show at Paris Fashion Week

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:03:04 -0700

PARIS (AP) — Among the forest decor at the star-studded Balmain collection, pop star and former French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy killed time chatting with French Vogue Editor Emmanuelle Alt. Guests were all waiting on one person: Kim Kardashian, who arrived late to the usual whirl of paparazzi flashes in her first appearance since getting […]

AP Exclusive: Fonseca sings with Ringo for Colombia’s peace

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:56:07 -0700

NEW YORK (AP) — Colombian singer-songwriter Fonseca wrote and recorded a verse in Spanish for a new version of Ringo Starr’s peace anthem “Now The Time Has Come,” at the request of the ex-Beatle. He had a single day to do it. The four-time Latin Grammy winner was contacted Wednesday by Starr’s team and put […]

Nate Parker unapologetic in ’60 Minutes’ interview

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:28:14 -0700

NEW YORK (AP) — In an interview with “60 Minutes,” Nate Parker was unapologetic for a 17-year-old rape case that has surrounded his film, “The Birth of a Nation.” In excerpts from the interview to air Sunday shared exclusively with The Associated Press on Thursday, Parker said he was “falsely accused” and declined to make […]

Grammy winner Mario Winans pleads guilty in income tax case

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:23:07 -0700

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Mario Winans has admitted he intentionally failed to file federal income tax returns for several years. Winans, a member of the Winans family, best known for its gospel music artists, faces two years in prison and a $200,000 fine after pleading guilty Thursday to charges […]

Internet star Grumpy Cat to join a Broadway show — ‘Cats’

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:18:04 -0700

NEW YORK (AP) — Life will imitate art — or is it the other way around? — when internet sensation Grumpy Cat joins the cast of the Broadway musical “Cats” on Friday for what will likely be a feline-good moment. The kitty with the comical frown and feline dwarfism “will be worked into the end […]

An unusual new late-night competitor for ESPN

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:40:05 -0700

NEW YORK (AP) — To a certain segment of the population, Scott Van Pelt is a more popular late-night television star than Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert. That segment — young men aged 18-to-34 — may be small, but it’s an elusive one for television advertisers and vital to Van Pelt’s bosses at […]

Springsteen applies his trademark lyricism to his autobiography

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:29:46 -0700

Bruce Springsteen’s new memoir “Born to Run” is a lyrically beautiful recollection of New Jersey, music — and demons. A lucky group of ticketholders will see The Boss at Elliott Bay Book Co. on Oct. 1.

Janet Jackson debuts apparent baby bump in London

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:03:06 -0700

NEW YORK (AP) — Months after saying she was planning a family, Janet Jackson has been spotted sporting an apparent baby bump. The 50-year-old singer announced in April that she was postponing her tour because she planning a family with husband Wissam Al Mana, saying she was on “doctor’s orders” to rest. Pictures published online […]

‘Masterminds’: a pretty brainless heist comedy

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:07:51 -0700

Movie review of “Masterminds”: Zach Galifianakis is back to playing a man-child very much in the mold of his “Hangover” character, which is to say someone who is a quarter of the way to being a half-wit. Rating: 1.5 stars out of 4.

Watch: Amanda Knox talks about new Netflix documentary on Good Morning America

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:59:53 -0700

Seattle's Amanda Knox appeared on Good Morning America to talk Netflix documentary "Amanda Knox."