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…

‘Coronation Street’ actor faces new charges

LONDON (AP) — A longtime star of British soap opera “Coronation Street” has been charged with five counts of indecent assault on young girls dating back to 1965. The charges against 81-year-old William Roache come on top of…

Les Paul exhibit to open in Wisconsin hometown

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The music icon whose solid-body electric guitar paved the way for rock ‘n’ roll is now getting a permanent exhibit in his Wisconsin hometown, after more than a decade in the making. Les Paul,…

Jefferson Airplane drummer Joey Covington dies

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Former Jefferson Airplane drummer Joey Covington has died in a Palm Springs car crash. A Riverside County coroner’s report says the 67-year-old Palm Springs resident wasn’t wearing a seat belt when his car…

Broadway, get ready for a double dose of Rylance

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway will get a double dose of Mark Rylance this winter — the two-time Tony Award-winning English actor will alternate between starring in “Twelfth Night” and “Richard III.” Producers said Thursday that the Shakespeare’s…

Indonesia axes bikinis for 2013 Miss World pageant

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Miss World has axed the famed bikinis from this year’s pageant in Indonesia, replacing the skimpy swimsuits with conservative beach sarongs amid mounting protests from hard-line Muslim groups, organizers said Thursday. All of the…

Comic novelist Tom Sharpe dies at 85

LONDON (AP) — British novelist Tom Sharpe, who satirized everything from apartheid to academe in a series of best-sellers, has died at 85. Sharpe’s Spanish publisher, Anagrama, said he died early Thursday in the Catalan town where he…

Fill-in host Oliver to keep the news fake, funny

NEW YORK (AP) — Since 2006, John Oliver has proved his mettle as a phony journalist on “The Daily Show.” Serving in numerous “reporting” roles on the spoof newscast, but chiefly as senior British correspondent, the Birmingham, England-born…