Palin's PAC asks about Bashir action
2013-11-20 20:32:03 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin's political action committee has asked NBC News whether commentator Martin Bashir will be disciplined for comments about the former Alaska governor that the PAC called appalling.
Bashir apologized Monday for suggesting that Palin be punished for a remark she made ab...
Kelly Clarkson adds new stars to Christmas special
2013-11-20 20:27:14 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC says Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg and William Shatner are among those joining Kelly Clarkson's holiday special.
The special, titled "Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale," is also set to include country stars Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire and Trisha Yearwoo...
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...
Batkid saves San Francisco as charity makes a wish come true
2013-11-16 05:41:55 UTC
San Francisco was beset by a wave of crime on Friday, as a woman was taken hostage and tied to cable car tracks, a criminal calling himself the Riddler attempted to rob a bank vault, and a miscreant known as Penguin generally made a nuisance of himself in the downtown area.
Happily, each incid...
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...
Tina Turner and other famous Americans who gave up citizenship
2013-11-14 08:03:28 UTC
What’s citizenship got to do with it? Tina Turner is just one in a long line of folks who have turned their back on the blue passport.
This item just in via an “activity” report from the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland, headlined “Soul Legend Relinquishes U.S. Citizenship.”
Alleged Alec Baldwin stalker found in contempt
2013-11-13 18:47:38 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Before her trial even concluded, Alec Baldwin's accused stalker was ordered to jail for 30 days Wednesday after a series of courtroom outbursts got her declared in contempt of court.
After Genevieve Sabourin's days of sobs, gasps, remarks and interruptions continued during some...
Wahlberg shoots down Kardashian comparison
2013-11-13 08:37:48 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Wahlberg says his family won't be the new Kardashians.
Wahlberg will appear in a new unscripted A&E series about family-owned restaurant Wahlburgers alongside his mother and brothers Donnie and Paul. But the actor and producer shoots down any comparison to that other fa...
John Tavener, composer and seeker, dies at 69
2013-11-13 08:12:42 UTC
LONDON (AP) — British composer John Tavener, whose career was boosted with the help of The Beatles and who often is remembered for the elegiac song performed as Princess Diana's coffin was carried out of Westminster Abbey, died Tuesday. He was 69.
Tavener's publisher, Chester Music, said he di...
'What a total star!' Simon Cowell gushes over Amira Willighagen, 9, as she wows the Holland's Got Talent panel with a flawless operatic rendition
2013-11-11 18:38:27 UTC
<h3>Had more than ten million views on YouTube after being posted last Saturday
Taught herself to sing after watching videos online with her brother
Performed a flawless rendition of Puccini's O Mio Babbino Caro from the opera Gianni Schicchi
He's always on the lookout for the hotte...
Justin Bieber has troubled tour in South America
2013-11-11 17:32:58 UTC
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Justin Bieber is blaming food poisoning for forcing him to quit the stage for the second time during his South America tour. This time he drew boos from a huge crowd in Buenos Aires' River Plate stadium who paid up to $320 to see their idol perform up close.
Miley Cyrus twerks at MTV Europe Music Awards
2013-11-10 21:36:17 UTC
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Miley Cyrus opened MTV's Europe Music Awards with her hit song "We Can't Stop" — while wearing a space-themed silver spandex suit and twerking with a female dwarf.
To the delight of the crowd in Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome, Cyrus finished the number by sticking out her tongue — the...
Viral Video Chart: Morgan Freeman, Miley Cyrus and One Direction
2013-11-08 09:14:05 UTC
Robert De Niro puts his own spin on Wrecking Ball, The Simpsons tackle The Hobbit and Pentatonix sing Beyoncé
Our theme this week is youth and we start with some of the greatest veterans of the silver screen reading the words of some of the most popular young music artists of the day. While Mo...
Kanye West pleads not guilty in battery case
2013-11-08 08:21:38 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye West has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor battery and attempted grand theft in a case filed over a scuffle with a celebrity photographer earlier this year.
Attorney Blair Berk entered the plea on the rapper's behalf Thursday in a Los Angeles court. West was charged wi...
Swedish cinemas launch feminist movie rating
2013-11-06 11:04:56 UTC
STOCKHOLM (AP) — You expect movie ratings to tell you whether a film contains nudity, sex, profanity or violence. Now movie theaters in equality-minded Sweden are introducing a new rating to highlight gender bias, or rather the absence of it.
To get an "A'' rating, a movie must pass the so-cal...
British actor says playing Mandela was a gift
2013-11-04 17:30:10 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — British actor Idris Elba says he wanted to capture the spirit of Nelson Mandela, not impersonate him, while playing the role of the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader in a film.
Elba said Monday that acting as Mandela in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"...
A man's perspective on why engagement rings are a joke
2013-11-03 07:50:44 UTC
'A diamond is forever' is genius marketing with no basis in relationship reality. My love isn't proportional to a ring size.
Most of us are adult enough to know magic doesn't exist. And yet we're the same species that thinks fat rings are fairy-tale items which somehow "secure" another person'...
Lady Gaga gets naked during surprise London show
2013-10-30 07:47:05 UTC
Oh, you cheeky Gaga!
Always unpredictable Lady Gaga bares all during a surprise dance act for patrons of London’s club G-A-Y.
“Had an amazing night tonight at G-A-Y in London. After all these years you continue to inspire me,” Gaga tweeted about the famous gay club.
She dropped by G-A-Y ...
ABC apologizes for child's joke on Kimmel's show
2013-10-29 00:59:31 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC is apologizing for a segment of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in which a child joked about killing Chinese people to help erase the U.S. debt.
The boy's unscripted comment came during a comedy bit in which youngsters commented on news events. The skit, aimed at poking fun at child...
New York stops to listen as Lou Reed's public memorial floods city with music
2013-11-15 07:17:21 UTC
<h3>Crowd gathers on chilly day at Lincoln Center to pay tribute to musician with 'just Lou's voice, guitar music and songs'</h3>
The distorted opening chords of Lou Reed’s The Blue Mask blasted at concert volumes in a space better known for classical performances, prompting children on class ...
Marcia Wallace dies, voice of 'Simpsons' Krabappel
2013-10-26 19:11:40 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marcia Wallace, the voice of Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons," has died.
"Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean said in a statement Saturday that her death is a terrible loss. He says Wallace's "irreplaceable character," the fourth-grade teacher who has to deal with Bart Simp...
Mexico TV star shows Hollywood what Latinos want
2013-10-25 07:39:04 UTC
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican comedian Eugenio Derbez jokes that it took him 12 years to become an overnight sensation.
The real punch line is that it took much longer.
The writer, director and star of the surprise Hollywood hit "Instructions Not Included" was a virtual unknown among the gener...
Oprah visits 2 South African grads studying in NY
2013-10-23 09:24:12 UTC
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has paid a visit to two of the graduates from the celebrity's school in South Africa who are enrolled at a private college in upstate New York.
A spokeswoman for OWN, Winfrey's cable channel, says Tuesday that the former daytime talk-show queen was a...
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West are engaged
2013-10-23 09:17:07 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Marriage is coming after the baby carriage for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
Kardashian's publicist, Ina Treciokas, confirmed Tuesday that the couple are engaged.
E! News first reported that West proposed to Kardashian Monday — her 33rd birthday — in front of family and fri...
Underwood will star on live TV in 'Sound of Music'
2013-10-23 08:53:46 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The end of the year looks busy for Carrie Underwood, and she couldn't be happier.
The six-time Grammy winning singer will host the Country Music Association Awards for the sixth time. You can see her every week singing the opening on Sunday Night Football. And for one night in ...