NASA responds to Beyonce's Challenger sample use
2013-12-31 23:55:28 UTC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NASA officials say the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger accident "should never be trivialized" in response to a new song from Beyonce that features an audio sample recorded just after tragedy struck.
The space agency issued a statement late Tuesday after the pop star began...
Vegas' New Year's Eve about big names, big bashes
2013-12-31 09:59:39 UTC
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sin City is set to ring in 2014 with big-name concerts, celebrity-hosted parties and an eight-minute rooftop fireworks display billed as the nation's largest.
John Legend is performing at Haze nightclub at Aria, Ne-Yo is welcoming the new year at Pure nightclub at Caesars Pala...
Hollywood poised for best-ever box-office year
2013-12-28 07:44:14 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite a string of summertime flops, Hollywood is expected to have a banner year at the domestic box office, coming in just shy of $11 billion, the largest annual take ever. But because of higher ticket prices, actual attendance at North American theaters remained flat after a...
Marcus “the Magnificent” Malone & Santana
2020-06-18 02:44:19 UTC
<h3>Carlos Santana Reunites With Marcus “the Magnificent” Malone</h3><p>The local news reporter for KRON4, Stanley Roberts, was filming a segment called “People Behaving Badly,” and interviewing people about illegal dumping in an Oakland neighborhood. He interviewed Marcus...
Carlos Santana Reunites With Homeless Bandmate
2020-03-30 02:55:06 UTC
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A news reporter for a San Francisco television station has reunited rock guitarist Carolos Santana with a former bandmate he hadn't seen in decades and who now lives on the streets of Oakland.
Reporter Stanley Roberts ran into percussionist Marcus "The Magnificent" Malon...
Lord Infamous, rapper with Three 6 Mafia, has died
2013-12-22 22:31:08 UTC
Groundbreaking rapper Ricky Dunigan, who rhymed under the name Lord Infamous, passed away on Friday night at his mother’s home in Memphis. He was 40 years old. The cause of death is currently unknown.
Dunigan helped form the Memphis-based rap collective Three 6 Mafia in 1991 alongside DJ Paul ...
Portrait of Farrah Fawcett belongs to Ryan O'Neal
2013-12-20 05:36:36 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For most of the last 33 years, an Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett has hung in the home of her longtime lover, Ryan O'Neal, and a jury's verdict Thursday ensures that is where it will stay.
For nearly a month, O'Neal has been in a courtroom as lawyers for the Universit...
'The Voice' season 6: Shakira, Usher to return in 2014
2013-12-18 07:57:26 UTC
As speculated, Shakira and Usher will return as coaches on the NBC show "The Voice" for season 6 in spring 2014, once again replacing veteran stars Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green, the network confirmed on Tuesday, Dec. 17.
The new season, with Shakira, Usher and veteran coaches Adam Levine...
Homeland: Pedding the worst lies about US foreign policy
2013-12-17 08:39:14 UTC
Suspension of disbelief is standard in Hollywood. But Homeland Season 3 makes unrealistic international relations an art form.
In one of the more famous moments in the Showtime thriller, Homeland, Saul Berenson – a man who looks like he should be teaching ethnomusicology to doe-eyed liberal ar...
'Lawrence of Arabia' star Peter O'Toole dead at 81
2013-12-16 00:38:23 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Known on the one hand for his starring role in "Lawrence of Arabia," leading tribesmen in daring attacks across the desert wastes, and on the other for his headlong charges into drunken debauchery, Peter O'Toole was one of the most magnetic, charismatic and fun figures in British ac...
Bruno Mars is Billboard's top artist of 2013
2013-12-13 19:40:06 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus twerked her way to the top of the charts and Justin Timberlake returned to music after a seven-year hiatus, but another artist owned music in 2013: Bruno Mars.
Billboard announced Friday that the pop crooner is the year's top overall artist.
"It's flattering. It'...
Judge finalizes divorce of Jack White, Karen Elson
2013-12-13 19:35:21 UTC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville judge has finalized the divorce between Jack White and British model and singer Karen Elson.
Court records show the final divorce agreement was signed by a judge on Nov. 26. The agreement names Elson as the primary residential parent for the couple's two chi...
'12 Years a Slave' tops SAG Awards with 4 noms
2013-12-12 08:17:49 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve McQueen's historic saga "12 Years a Slave" topped the nominations list for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Wednesday, cementing it as a solid Academy Awards prospect with four nominations.
John Wells' dysfunctional family adaptation "August: Osage County," w...
Van Dyke and Andrews Celebrate Mary Poppins
2013-12-10 19:08:32 UTC
Los Angeles - After earlier premieres at the London Film Festival in October and the AFI Film Fest at the Chinese Theatre in November where the original Mary Poppins premiered in 1964, Saving Mr. Banks, Walt Disney Studio’s big awards contender, finally had its official Los Angeles premiere on a ...
'Gravity,' 'Her' tie for LA Film Critics top honor
2013-12-09 00:38:05 UTC
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association split between the space odyssey "Gravity" and the futuristic romance "Her," lending no more certainty to an awards season that's so far been full of contenders.
The two films shared best picture in the awards announced Sunday by the L.A. critics, but "G...
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis get Grammy respect
2013-12-08 01:57:30 UTC
A song about the joy of thrift shops put Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on the charts, but it's their musical attack on homophobia that's earning Grammy nominations.
When the Recording Academy revealed nominations for the 56th Grammy Awards Friday night, the hip-hop duo was named in seven categories, i...
Shelton, Bryan returning as hosts of ACM Awards
2013-12-02 19:00:34 UTC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan are returning as hosts of the next year's Academy of Country Music Awards.
The country music stars teamed up last year and things went so well they're coming back for the April 6 awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The academy also announc...
Speed a factor in crash that killed action star Paul Walker
2013-12-02 09:02:13 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans of "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker erected a makeshift memorial near the site of his fatal automobile crash, as investigators worked to determine the cause of the fiery weekend wreck that also claimed the life of his friend.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department...
Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher finalize divorce
2013-11-28 07:24:35 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are officially divorced.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon finalized the couple's split on Tuesday, roughly a year after Kutcher sought to end the couple's marriage.
Moore and Kutcher were married in September 2005 and the actress...
Alec Baldwin blames gay activists for US show being pulled
2013-11-27 06:28:08 UTC
Actor, who reportedly called photographer a 'cocksucking fag', acknowledged he had to take some responsibility.
The actor Alec Baldwin has blamed "the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy" for the decision by MSNBC, the US cable news channel, to cancel his weekly show after he used offensive la...
Marine Vacth: 'Nudity is a costume too'
2013-11-25 07:29:03 UTC
The English title of the film that launches Marine Vacth as a screen star is Young & Beautiful, which is undeniably an accurate description of the Paris-born model turned actor. But the original French Jeune & jolie, a knowing nod to a now-defunct young women's magazine, simply means "young and p...
BBC plans birthday bash as 'Doctor Who' turns 50
2013-11-21 19:39:00 UTC
LONDON (AP) — "Doctor Who" is turning 50. So what do you get a time-traveling, galaxy-hopping hero who has everything?
Plenty of new time and space on the airwaves.
The BBC is throwing a broadcasting blowout for the sci-fi show, which began with little fanfare and few expectations on Nov. 2...
486,750 sign petition to ban an American TV star from South Africa
2013-11-23 22:07:07 UTC
The petition, launched by Cape Town resident Elan Burman, includes a letter addressed to Director General Mkuseli Apleni and other South African officials.
"She is an absolute contradiction to the culture of conservation this country prides itself on," Burman wrote. "Her latest Facebook post f...
Jolie, Martin moved to tears at Governors Awards
2013-11-17 09:39:33 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin and Angela Lansbury were moved to tears at the film academy's fifth annual Governors Awards.
Each of the entertainers accepted honorary Oscar statuettes Saturday at a private dinner at the Hollywood & Highland Center. Italian costume designer Pie...
Bon Jovi, Strait take home Billboard touring wins
2013-11-15 07:38:09 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Road titan Bon Jovi has won top honors at the Billboard Touring Awards and George Strait has been named the 2013 Legend of Live.
Bon Jovi took the top tour award as the highest-grossing tour and the top draw award as the best-selling road show of the year at Thursday night's ce...