'Good Boys' is No. 1, ends a drought for R-rated comedies
NEW YORK (AP) — The raunchy coming-of-age tale about a trio of 12-year-olds "Good Boys" is the first R-rated comedy in the last three years to open No.
Experts: Burning Man playa dust not serious health concern
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Burning Man is served with a side of playa dust that covers cars and clothing and finds its way into places where the sun doesn't shine.
'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' animator Richard Williams has died
LONDON (AP) — Richard Williams, a Canadian-British animator whose work on the bouncing cartoon bunny in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" helped blur the boundaries between the animated world and our own, has died.
LA Opera declines details on Placido Domingo investigation
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Los Angeles Opera has declined to release any details of its promised investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against opera legend Placido Domingo, the company's longtime general director, including whether it has already started.
Heather Locklear pleads no contest to fighting with deputies
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Heather Locklear has pleaded no contest to charges that she fought with first responders during two visits to her Southern California home last year.
'Easy Rider' star, 1960s swashbuckler Peter Fonda dies at 79
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," died Friday at his home of complications from lung cancer.
Charles Santore, illustrator of children's books, dies at 84
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Charles Santore, an illustrator known for his richly detailed and whimsical interpretations of classic children's books has died, his daughter said Friday.
'After the Wedding' was a family affair for Julianne Moore
NEW YORK (AP) — Julianne Moore is accustomed to working with her husband, director Bart Freundlich, on set, but it was a real family affair when their daughter joined them for their latest collaboration.
Paule Marshall, novelist of diverse influences, dead at 90
NEW YORK (AP) — Paule Marshall, an exuberant and sharpened storyteller who in fiction such as "Daughters" and "Brown Girl, Brownstones" drew upon classic and vernacular literature and her mother's kitchen conversations to narrate the divides between blacks and whites, men and women and modern and traditional cultures, has died at age 90.
Eataly severs ties with Mario Batali amid misconduct scandal
NEW YORK (AP) — Chef Mario Batali, whose career crumbled amid sexual misconduct allegations, no longer owns a stake in Eataly, the Italian marketplaces he once heavily promoted.
FCC fines networks for wrongly using emergency alert system
NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel has learned an expensive lesson: don't mess with the government's emergency alert system. Kimmel's network, ABC, was one of four media organizations fined by the Federal Communications Commission this week for improper use of the emergency signal that is sent over television, radio and mobile phones to warn people of danger like floods and fires.
CNN's Ward says intimidation effort made on Russia story
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's Clarissa Ward says her story this week about Russian involvement in the Central African Republic came with a price: she was trailed during her reporting and made the subject of a 15-minute propaganda video denigrating her work.
Latino actors, writers pen 'letter of solidarity' amid fears
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are leading a group of more than 150 writers, artists and leaders who have written a public "letter of solidarity" to U.S.
With glut of festivals, hard to match Woodstock magic
NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after Woodstock, the mystical and messy event that gave birth to a myriad of musical festivals, the entertainment industry is diluted with festivals and events like it — some genre specific, some extremely diverse and others offering experiences in addition to music, ranging from food to art, in order to appeal to wider audiences.
Review: Drew Holcomb holds on to sincerity on 'Dragons'
Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, "Dragons" (Thirty Tigers) Drew Holcomb has slotted himself as the dad next door type, one who writes love songs to his children and wife and who takes an unassuming stance on the world around him.
The real Brian Banks speaks out on prison injustice, reform
NEW YORK (AP) — When Brian Banks' home was a prison cell due to a crime he didn't commit, he never imagined his life would be the subject of a film.
Aidy Bryant tries her hand at fashion with plus-size line
NEW YORK (AP) — World, meet Pauline. Aidy Bryant has rolled out the start of a new plus-size fashion line named for her great aunt, but the "Saturday Night Live" star is starting small with just one dress in three blue styles, a solid, a stripe and a gingham.
Robin Thede looks to build legacy in HBO sketch comedy show
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robin Thede knew plenty of talented African-American female comedians, but only a few were getting hired on popular TV comedy shows such as "Saturday Night Live" and "Mad TV."
Rapper NBA YoungBoy freed from Louisiana jail
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Rapper NBA YoungBoy has been released from a Louisiana jail where he was sent after being accused of violating his probation.
Comedians injured in car crash on way to Atlanta performance
ATLANTA (AP) — Comedians Bobcat Goldthwait and Dana Gould reportedly suffered minor injuries in a car crash on their way to perform at an Atlanta theater.
Dutch Princess Christina, sister of former queen, dies at 72
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Princess Christina, the youngest sister of former Queen Beatrix, died Friday after a battle with bone cancer.
Arlo Guthrie sings as Woodstock fans flock to concert site
BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Tie-dyed pilgrims and white-haired Woodstock festival veterans converged at the generation-defining site to celebrate its 50th anniversary, while Arlo Guthrie came back to sing — what else? — "The Times They Are a-Changin'."
Actor Michael Madsen pleads no contest to DUI
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Michael Madsen has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor drunken driving after crashing his SUV into a pole in Malibu in March.
Jury convicts man dubbed 'Boy Next Door Killer' of 2 murders
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury on Thursday found an aspiring actor who prosecutors called "The Boy Next Door Killer" guilty of fatally stabbing two Los Angeles-area women, one of whom was killed the night she was planning to meet actor Ashton Kutcher for drinks.
Column: Jay-Z sells out Kaepernick, grabs big money from NFL
Remember when Jay-Z was a dynamic hip-hop artist whose stark lyrics gave voice to the oppressed and downtrodden? Well, those days are over.