Arts and entertainment

March 19, 2019 - 3:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — This year's Economic Report of the President credits an unusual group of interns that includes the alter egos of Batman, Spider-Man and Captain America, Monty Python alumnus John Cleese, Kathryn Janeway from "Star Trek: Voyager" and the corpulent Star Wars villain Jabba the Hutt...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2018, file photo a man using a mobile phone walks past Google offices in New York. Google says it plans to launch a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 19, 2019 - 3:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Google on Tuesday unveiled a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business. The platform will store a game-playing session in the cloud and lets players jump across devices operating on Google's Chrome browser and...
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March 19, 2019 - 12:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Torme, a guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, has died a day before his 67th birthday. Drummer Mik Gaffney tells The Associated Press on Tuesday that Torme died on Sunday at a London hospital. Gaffney said Torme had pneumonia in both lungs and was on life support for four weeks...
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March 19, 2019 - 12:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bill O'Reilly's next book will not be about JFK or Abraham Lincoln, but a president he knows well. Donald Trump. Henry Holt and Company announced Tuesday that O'Reilly's "The United States of Trump: How the President Really Sees America" will come out this fall. The publisher is...
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2014, file photo, TV talk show host Wendy Williams arrives during the 2014 Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas. Williams says she’s living in a “sober house” because of addiction struggles. The talk show host tearfully revealed the information Tuesday, March 19, 2019, to the audience at “The Wendy Williams Show.” She did not disclose the addiction, but said she had struggled with cocaine in the past and never sought treatment. (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP, File)
March 19, 2019 - 11:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Wendy Williams says she's living in a "sober house" because of addiction struggles. The 54-year-old talk show host tearfully revealed the information Tuesday to the audience at "The Wendy Williams Show." She says the only other people who knew about where she was living up until her...
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This combination photo shows a cover image of the novel "There There," by Tommy Orange, left, and a portrait of Orange. The most honored literary debut of 2018, has received the PEN/Hemingway award for distinguished new novel. Orange will receive $25,000, along with a month-long fellowship at the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming. (Knopf, left, and Elena Seibert via AP)
March 19, 2019 - 11:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Tommy Orange keeps winning awards. PEN America announced Tuesday that the author of "There There," the most honored literary debut of 2018, has received the PEN/Hemingway award for "distinguished" new novel. Orange's previous awards included a prize from the National Book...
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This Sept. 26, 2018 photo release by CBS shows New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, left, with host Stephen Colbert during a taping of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," in New York. Colbert has postponed what was supposed to be a surprise visit to New Zealand following the terrorist attack in Christchurch that killed 50 people. Colbert’s The top-rated American late-night show said that he was supposed to travel to New Zealand on Wednesday for a week of shows. He was invited last fall when Ardern was a guest on the show. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via AP)
March 19, 2019 - 11:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Talk show host Stephen Colbert has postponed what was supposed to be a surprise visit to New Zealand following the terrorist attack in Christchurch that killed 50 people. Colbert's "Late Show," the top-rated American late-night show, said that he was supposed to travel to New...
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March 19, 2019 - 10:30 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago police union's president alleges that the county's top prosecutor interfered with the investigation of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett before recusing herself and wants the Justice Department to determine if she broke any laws. WLS-TV in Chicago reports that Fraternal...
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March 19, 2019 - 10:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — James Corden is returning to host the 73rd annual Tony Awards. The American Theatre Wing on Tuesday announced that the host of CBS' "The Late Late Show" will preside over Broadway's biggest night which honors the season's best plays and musicals. Corden previously hosted the 70th...
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March 19, 2019 - 10:03 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has been transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation center following a stroke last month, but will have to cancel upcoming shows, including his appearance at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. According to a statement from his...
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