Saturday, October 12

Today is Saturday, October 12, the 285th day of 2013. There are 80 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1492 – Christopher Columbus makes his first landfall in the New World, in present-day…

Elusive graffiti artist Banksy hits NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Graffiti by the secretive British artist Banksy is turning up on the streets of New York City — and all over social media. Banksy announced on his website that he is undertaking “an artists…

Poehler, Theron shed tears at Power of Women lunch

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Amy Poehler and Charlize Theron were moved to tears Friday, and it wasn’t for a role. The actresses got emotional while being recognized for their philanthropic efforts at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon.…

Halle Berry to star in CBS series next summer

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says Halle Berry will star in a serialized drama coming to the network next summer. The Oscar-winning actress will headline “Extant,” a 13-episode thriller. Berry will play an astronaut trying to reconnect with…

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C.; Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Treasury Secretary Jack Lew;…

Patrick, Stenhouse join up for country music video

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — NASCAR power couple Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. tested out their acting chops in a country music video for Colt Ford’s new single “Drivin’ Around Song.” In the video, Patrick and Ford…

Apple files promised appeal in book-collusion case

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is fighting a legal order requiring the company to modify its digital book contracts and submit to oversight by a court-appointed antitrust monitor. The Cupertino, Calif., company filed its notice of appeal Thursday…

Letterman signs for CBS’s ‘Late Show’ into 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman, already the longest-tenured talk show host on late-night television, has agreed to extend his contract with CBS to remain on the “Late Show” into 2015. The deal means Letterman will compete directly…

In Vegas, clubbing almost as popular as gambling

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The cannon at the Flutter Fetti booth near the front of the gambling trade show in Las Vegas last week delivered regular bursts of metallic and crepe paper cutouts, shooting them to the ceiling…

Paul Giamatti takes on Zapruder in ‘Parkland’

TORONTO (AP) — When Dallas businessman Abraham Zapruder set up his Bell and Howell home movie camera to film President Kennedy’s visit, he had no idea he would capture the most examined piece of film footage in human…

Correction: TV-Spoiler Entitlement story

NEW YORK (AP) — Rosebud is a sled. So goes the ending of the 1941 Orson Welles classic “Citizen Kane,” spoilers be damned! Revealing secret endings and plot twists has brought on wrath since the dawn of cinema,…

‘Glee’ actress Naya Rivera engaged to Big Sean

NEW YORK (AP) — On the new season of “Glee,” Naya Rivera’s character Santana has just fallen for new cast member Demi Lovato. In real life, Rivera’s heart belongs to rapper Big Sean, whose real name is Sean…

Singer Lauryn Hill released from Conn. prison

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Lauryn Hill’s attorney says she has been released from federal prison after serving time for failing to pay taxes. Hill left the facility in Danbury, Conn., on Friday. Her attorney Nathan Hochman says he…

Dead Poets Society founder visits 300th grave

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who’s devoted himself to honoring the memory of poets from the past has now visited 300 grave sites of poets ahead of this weekend’s fourth annual Dead Poets Remembrance Day. Walter…

‘Breaking Bad’ fans place Walter White obituary

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some fans of “Breaking Bad,” the AMC series which concluded Sunday night, were inspired to place an obituary for character Walter White in the Albuquerque Journal. The notice appears on page A4 of Friday’s…

Posthumous novel coming from Rolling Stone journo

NEW YORK (AP) — A posthumous novel by Michael Hastings, the Rolling Stone journalist killed in a car crash last summer, is coming out next summer. Blue Rider Press announced Friday that the manuscript for “The Last Magazine,”…

Stitch-by-stitch; knitting live on Norway TV

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — In its latest experiment with live coverage of mundane events, Norway’s public broadcasting network plans to dedicate five hours of air-time to an attempt to break the knitting world record. The NRK network says…

Dozens of giant Gromit figures at charity auction

LONDON (AP) — Where’s Wallace? A collection of 81 sculptures of ingenious animated dog Gromit has netted more than 2.3 million pounds ($3.7 million) at a charity auction in England. The 5-foot (1.52-meter) dogs were on display across…

Rick Riordan: ‘House of Hades’ is ‘very intense’

NEW YORK (AP) — Rick Riordan spent the past few months in hell, and liked it. The million-selling children’s author promises a “fair amount of drama” in “The House of Hades,” Book Four of his “Heroes of Olympus”…

The Hollywood Reporter’s best stories of the week

The Hollywood Reporter’s list of its 10 best stories of the week: FALL TV PREMIERE WEEK: WHO WON AND LOST (ANALYSIS) NBC and ABC are up, Fox and CBS down as viewers return to sample broadcast shows and…