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…

Chili Peppers, Neil Young to perform for charity

SILVERLAKE, Calif. (AP) — Neil Young will perform at a benefit for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music that Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea and Anthony Kiedis will host. The organization announced Friday that the event will take place…

Detroit museum plan would aim to prevent art sale

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is pitching a plan for the state to send hundreds of millions of dollars into Detroit’s financial restructuring as part of an effort to prevent pieces from the museum’s art…

Bolshoi Ballet to perform at NY venue in ’14

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet will perform next year at the upstate New York amphitheater where the New York City Ballet has seen its annual summer residency reduced from three weeks to one week. Local…

Jane Fonda to receive AFI achievement award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Fonda will receive the American Film Institute’s 42nd Life Achievement Award, one of Hollywood’s most prestigious career honors. “Jane Fonda is American film royalty,” AFI chairman Howard Stringer said in a statement released…

Mich. quilter wins $200K ArtPrize contest

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Organizers of the annual ArtPrize event in Grand Rapids are set to reveal the winner of the competition’s $200,000 top prize. The identity of the winning entry is to be unveiled at a…