Jennifer Lawrence marries art dealer Cooke Maroney
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence got married over the weekend in Rhode Island during a ceremony and reception studded with Hollywood stars.
Jane Fonda returns to civil disobedience for climate change
WASHINGTON (AP) — Inspired by the climate activism of a Swedish teenager, Jane Fonda says she's returning to civil disobedience nearly a half-century after she was last arrested at a protest.
'The Casagrandes' extols Mexican American life via animation
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — "The Casagrandes," Nickelodeon's new original animated series that centers around an 11-year-old girl trying to survive a big city, is one of the first cartoons in the U.S.
Naomi Wolf and publisher part ways amid delay of new book
NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Wolf and her U.S. publisher have split up amid a dispute over her latest book, "Outrages." Wolf and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced separately Friday that they had "mutually and amicably agreed to part company" and that Houghton would not be releasing "Outrages."
Jury recommends death penalty for 'Boy Next Door Killer'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury recommended the death penalty Friday for a man dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" after he was found guilty of two murders and an attempted murder.
'Maude' co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Macy, the character actor whose hangdog expression was a perfect match for his role as the long-suffering foil to Bea Arthur's unyielding feminist on the daring 1970s sitcom "Maude," has died.
Lady Gaga falls off stage while dancing with fan
NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is recovering after falling off the stage while dancing with a fan at a concert. During her Las Vegas show Thursday night, the pop star invited a fan onstage who picked her up and lost balance.
Review: Queens rapper Homeboy Sandman is back with a classic
Homeboy Sandman, "Dusty" (Mello Music Group) Fresh off last year's ace collaboration with emcee and beatsmith Edan, Queens rapper Homeboy Sandman hits us back with "Dusty," a redefinition of Golden Age hip-hop for the now.
New HBO series 'Watchmen' hopes to match original's ambition
NEW YORK (AP) — Damon Lindelof didn't take lightly the challenge of adapting the most acclaimed graphic novel of all time. The "Lost" and "The Leftovers" co-creator was a fan of the revered "Watchmen" book ever since his father handed him the first few issues when he was 13 in the mid-1980s.
Adam Lambert: Happy to see more LGBTQ artists find success
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Lambert, who rose on the music scene as the runner-up on "America Idol" in 2009, says he's happy to see more mainstream LGBTQ artists find major success.
Review: Mark Lanegan draws on 1980s to back singular vision
Mark Lanegan Band, "Somebody's Knocking" (Heavenly Recordings) Can Mark Lanegan lend credibility to the 1980s, that regularly disparaged but nevertheless exciting decade reduced by detractors to plastic keyboards and robotic drums? On "Somebody's Knocking," he makes a valiant and magnetic effort by drawing electronic inspiration from New Order and Depeche Mode while often sounding like Iggy Pop backed by the Psychedelic Furs and produced by The Cure's Robert Smith.
Netflix releases Panama Papers movie despite lawsuit
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Netflix has released a movie based on the so-called Panama Papers despite an attempt by two lawyers to stop the streaming premiere.
Shaq donates a year's rent to a paralyzed Atlanta boy
ATLANTA (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal has donated a year's rent in a new home to an Atlanta woman whose 12-year-old son was paralyzed in a shooting at a football game.
Film academy honors 16 Student Academy Award winners
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "I'd like to thank the academy" is a phrase many only ever get to say in front of their bathroom mirrors.
New Zealand sale announcement highlights TV's struggles
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand broadcaster MediaWorks on Friday announced it plans to sell its struggling television business, leaving hundreds of workers wondering if they will still have jobs if a buyer can't be found.
'Spirited Away,' other Studio Ghibli films head to HBO Max
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The vast catalog of storied Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli is heading to the new HBO Max streaming service.
Fashion show lets Down syndrome models strut their stuff
NEW YORK (AP) — One model sashayed down the runway with a leather jacket and a guitar, basking in applause from the crowd. Another danced and strutted in a multicolored bomber coat.
About that photo: Trump, Pelosi clash amid impeachment
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted it as evidence of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's weakness. Pelosi raised it as a banner of strength.
Alicia Alonso, the grande dame of Cuban ballet, has died
HAVANA (AP) — Alicia Alonso, the revered ballerina and choreographer whose nearly 75-year career made her an icon of artistic loyalty to Cuba's socialist system, died Thursday at age 98.
For Springsteen, 'Western Stars' made sense after book, play
NEW YORK (AP) — "Western Stars" was just the change of pace that Bruce Springsteen needed after baring his soul over the past few years.
Review: Jim James taps orchestral sound on impressive album
Jim James, Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra, "The Order of Nature" (Decca Gold) A piccolo and glockenspiel delicately flutter in as the voice of Jim James echoes out.
CBS signs Stephen Colbert to 3-year extension
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert will be sticking around for four more years. CBS announced Thursday that Colbert has signed a new contract that will keep him as the "Late Show" host through at least August 2023.
Review: James Arthur is buried in sadness in new weak album
James Arthur, "YOU" (Columbia) James Arthur's third album doesn't come with a warning sticker but it should: Do not attempt to listen to this record in one sitting, especially while operating machinery.
Country artists bring tears, prayers to CMT awards show
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music artists cried together and prayed together at an emotional CMT Artists of the Year awards show that reflected the tight-knit community of artists who supported each other through success and loss.
UK's Prince William, Kate tour Pakistani cultural hub Lahore
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Britain's Prince William and wife Kate toured Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Thursday, where they undertook an emotional visit to a cancer hospital previously visited by William's mother, the late Princess Diana.