Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week’s ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data…

Love TV? Power watchers date favorite shows

NEW YORK (AP) — Maggie Edinger, 26, is in a cozy relationship. It’s predictable and relaxing. She’s in that phase, she said, “where you start wearing sweatpants and completing each other’s sentences.” And that’s just her relationship with…

Guild helps playwrights with business, art

CHICAGO (AP) — There are famous names that define Broadway, like Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz and Terrence McNally. But few know those award-winning artists are members of the Dramatists Guild of America, a group that represents more than…

Doctor: Valerie Harper’s cancer close to remission

NEW YORK (AP) — Valerie Harper’s doctor says the actress’ brain cancer is getting close to remission. The 74-year-old former sitcom star had announced in March that she had an incurable form of cancer and was given as…

GameStop Expo offers taste of next-gen games

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Inside the massive complex on the Las Vegas Strip that houses the glitzy Venetian casino and Sands convention center, amid a soundscape of conflicting noises, thousands of players are mashing buttons while staring intently…

Voight worked for scale for ‘Midnight Cowboy’ role

NEW YORK (AP) — It was Jon Voight’s portrayal of male prostitute Joe Buck in the 1969 film “Midnight Cowboy” that put him on the path to becoming an acting legend. Now he says he was paid a…

Liberace’s one-time Vegas mansion sells for $500K

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 15,000-square-foot Las Vegas mansion once owned by Liberace was sold for $500,000 in cash to a British businessman who said he learned to play the piano after being inspired by the flamboyant performer.…

James Spader cast as villain in ‘Avengers’ sequel

NEW YORK (AP) — The “Avengers” sequel has its villain. Marvel announced Thursday that James Spader will play Ultron in its “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” In the comics, the character is a robot with artificial intelligence. “Age of…

Fergie gives birth to baby boy Axl Jack Duhamel

NEW YORK (AP) — Fergie is a proud mother. A representative for the singer says she gave birth to 7-pound, 10-ounce Axl Jack Duhamel on Thursday. Axl Jack is Fergie and actor Josh Duhamel’s first child. The 38-year-old…

Fall Movies Preview: Worlds to be immersed in

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks didn’t know where the cameras were. “Captain Phillips,” a based-on-a-true-story tale about a cargo ship taken by Somali pirates, was Hanks’ first time working with Paul Greengrass, the “United 93″ and “Bourne…

Japanese film highlights film industry absurdity

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Japanese director Sion Sono wants to set the records straight: It was Bruce Lee and not Quentin Tarantino who transformed the yellow jumpsuit into a piece of film iconography. Sono has been fielding questions…

Fall Movies: 10 performances to watch this fall

The fall movie going season offers a bevy of hotly anticipated performances — some from famous faces, others from less familiar ones. Here are 10 worth being excited about: MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY — He’s already given an Oscar-worthy supporting…

Syria’s ancient history faces new threats, UN says

PARIS (AP) — The U.N. is trying to come up with a plan to protect Syria’s cultural history, including hundreds of archaeological sites, ancient mosques and churches and artifacts that are being sold on the black market. Irina…

GameStop Expo offers taste of next-gen games

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Inside the massive complex on the Las Vegas Strip that houses the glitzy Venetian casino and Sands convention center, amid a soundscape of conflicting noises, thousands of players are mashing buttons while staring intently…

Refunds offered for Mumford show in Forest Hills

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans who couldn’t get into the packed Mumford & Sons concert at the reopening of the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium can request a refund. The West Side Tennis Club, which owns the venue, said…

Voight worked for scale for ‘Midnight Cowboy’ role

NEW YORK (AP) — It was Jon Voight’s portrayal of male prostitute Joe Buck in the 1969 film “Midnight Cowboy” that put him on his path to becoming an acting legend. Now he says he was paid a…

Schwartz working on draft of musical ‘Houdini’

CHICAGO (AP) — Acclaimed Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz says he’s hard at work on a full draft of his next endeavor, the musical “Houdini” that has actor Hugh Jackman playing the legendary illusionist. “I’m specifically writing for Hugh…

Speaker list includes Felipe Calderon, Brian Kelly

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan’s upcoming speaker series includes former Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly and TV personality Regis Philbin. The club announced its 2013-2014 speaker series…

New tour company offers fun facts on Met’s art

NEW YORK (AP) — A new company is offering to make your visit to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art less daunting — and fun. Museum Hack leads two-hour tours through the Fifth Avenue museum, offering details about…

‘Man of Steel’ sequel expected to film in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Warner Bros. upcoming Superman and Batman team-up movie is expected to film in Michigan after getting the OK for $35 million in state incentives. The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/141EIac ) the sequel to…