Grant Hill supports wife Tamia at NYC concert

NEW YORK (AP) — A week after he retired from the NBA, Grant Hill celebrated with his wife as she performed for a feverish crowd in New York City on Saturday night. Hill and New York Knicks’ Amar’e…

Italian maestro Bruno Bartoletti dies in Florence

ROME (AP) — An Italian music company says maestro Bruno Bartoletti, who was associated with the Lyric Opera of Chicago for a half-century, has died a day before his 87th birthday. Maggio Musicale Fiorentino said Bartoletti died in…

Olympic champion Riner alleges racism at Paris bar

PARIS (AP) — The Buddha Bar has fired a waitress for improper behavior toward Olympic champion judoka Teddy Riner, who lashed out about alleged racism at the upscale Paris bar-restaurant. On Facebook, the 24-year-old London Games gold medalist…

‘Kinky Boots’ struts off with the most Tony Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tony Awards will be a real drag this year: The two top musicals battling it out have leading men dressed as women and the night’s biggest celebrity will be Tom Hanks, who reminded…

Swedish Princess Madeleine weds New York banker

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish Princess Madeleine fell in love in the Big Apple. Now she has said “yes” to New York banker Christopher O’Neill in a lavish wedding ceremony in Stockholm. Madeleine was wearing a stunning white lace…

CNN trying new weekly nighttime talk show

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a safe bet that George Stroumboulopoulos will be the first male CNN personality to wear two earrings and a skull ring from a designer who made one for Keith Richards. Stroumboulopoulos, whose new…

Judge orders inquiry in Paris Jackson wellbeing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge overseeing the guardianship of Michael Jackson’s children has ordered an inquiry into Paris Jackson’s wellbeing after the 15-year-old was hospitalized earlier this week. Court records show Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff ordered…

Sotomayor gets another $1.9 million for memoir

WASHINGTON (AP) — Being a Supreme Court justice has not only been good for Sonia Sotomayor’s legal career, it’s also helped her bank account. The justice reported Friday that she’s received more than $3 million in advance payments…

Doctor who OK’d ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ hospital use dies

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The psychiatrist who opened the doors of the Oregon State Hospital to filming of the 1975 Academy Award-winning movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” has died. Family members say Dr. Dean Brooks…
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July 4th events

Here are the July 4th Fireworks and Events for 2013.…

Model, ‘Bama QB still dating but not engaged

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Model and reality TV actress Katherine Webb says she and the University of Alabama’s quarterback remain an item, but they’re not engaged. Webb tells The Associated Press that she is still dating AJ McCarron…

Who will win at the Tony Awards? AP predicts

NEW YORK (AP) — The great comedian W.C. Fields is credited with the line, “Never work with children or animals.” He would have had trouble on Broadway this season. There were kids at every turn — “Motown: The…

Scorsese, De Niro honor Mel Brooks at AFI tribute

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert De Niro and Morgan Freeman never worked with Mel Brooks, and the Oscar winners came to a ceremony in his honor to let him know they resent it. Brooks received the American Film…

Scorsese, De Niro honor Mel Brooks at AFI tribute

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert DeNiro and Morgan Freeman never worked with Mel Brooks, and the Oscar winners came to a ceremony in his honor to let him know they resent it. Brooks received the American Film Institute’s…

Glenn Beck says he regrets dividing people

NEW YORK (AP) — Radio talk show host Glenn Beck says he regrets that some of his inflammatory remarks have caused division among people. He said he didn’t regret his opinions, just the way he expressed some of…

‘The Bridges of Madison County’ will hit Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Bridges of Madison County” — the book made into a film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood — is heading to Broadway as a musical. Producers said Thursday the show, with songs by…

Russell Brand announces ‘Messiah Complex’ tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Russell Brand has a “Messiah Complex,” and he’s taking it on the road. The British comedian announced Thursday that he’s launching a world comedy tour focusing on Che Guevara, Gandhi, Malcolm X and Jesus…

Live-action Archie comics movie planned

NEW YORK (AP) — Archie’s old Riverdale gang is headed to the big screen. Archie Comics announced Thursday that Warner Bros. will produce a live-action film based on the comic’s characters, including Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead. It…
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Judge may unseal part of Jackson abuse claim

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge says he is inclined to unseal portions of a choreographer’s court filings alleging he was abused by Michael Jackson but that details of the alleged molestation should remain out of public court…

‘Lean In’ back at No. 1 on NYT best-seller list

NEW YORK (AP) — Caps and gowns are in fashion right now. And so, apparently, are copies of “Lean In” as a graduation gift. Sheryl Sandberg’s manifesto for women in the workplace will again top The New York…