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At 60, Newport Jazz Fest looks to the future

July 29, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein is more interested in where jazz is going than in where it’s been, as he marks the 60th anniversary of the granddaddy of all outdoor jazz... more »»

 
 
 
Italian tenor Bergonzi dies at age 90

July 29, 2014 MILAN (AP) — Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi’s operas, has died at the age of 90. more »»

Mike Tyson eyes Jamie Foxx for movie about ex-champ

July 29, 2014 TORONTO (AP) — Mike Tyson says he’s met with Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx about collaborating on a possible biopic on his life. more »»

Yes! Former WWE champ catches suspected burglar

July 29, 2014 PHOENIX (AP) — A former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan chased two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home last week and subdued one until officers arrived, investigators sai. more »»

Lockout looms as Met contracts set to expire

July 28, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Figaro might not be getting married anytime soon. Mimi and Rodolfo might not fall in love in that cold Parisian garret. And Macbeth might never murder his way to the throne. more »»

FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless

July 28, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for the Nielsen company’s estimate of how many people watched, an... more »»

Fox, Arnett share ‘TMNT’ love with Comic-Con crowd

July 28, 2014 SAN DIEGO (AP) — For the human stars of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” it’s all about Michelangelo. more »»

Mellencamp’s son keeps bond after alcohol arrest

July 28, 2014 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A lawyer for rock star John Mellencamp’s oldest son says her client will receive alcohol treatment and stay out of trouble following an underage drinking arrest. more »»

‘Community’ online won’t be too different

July 27, 2014 SAN DIEGO (AP) — Just because “Community” is going online to Yahoo doesn’t mean it’s in for a lot of changes. In fact, creator Dan Harmon says he has “no big, highfalutin plans” for its Web version. more »»

‘Mamma Mia!’ closing on Vegas Strip

July 27, 2014 LAS VEGAS (AP) — The hit Broadway musical “Mamma Mia!” is closing early next month after only three months on the Las Vegas Strip. The show, which features the music of ABBA, will go dark after Aug. more »»

Nolan, McConaughey surprise with ‘Interstellar’

July 26, 2014 SAN DIEGO (AP) — Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey came to Comic-Con unannounced and surprised attendees with a first look at “Interstellar,” but neither offered many details about the highl... more »»

CBS says Colbert keeping ‘Late Show’ in NYC

July 26, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — CBS said Wednesday that Stephen Colbert, who is replacing David Letterman as the “Late Show” host next year, will keep the show in New York City’s Ed Sullivan Theatr. more »»

Fans hop aboard exclusive train to Comic-Con

July 25, 2014 ABOARD THE SILVER SPLENDOR (AP) — For a lucky fellowship of fans, Comic-Con is beginning on a private train car trekking to the pop-culture convention. more »»

Al Pacino, Willem Dafoe set for Venice Film Festival

July 25, 2014 ROME (AP) — This year’s Venice Film Festival will tackle topics from the financial crisis to drone warfare, and feature performances from Willem Dafoe, Al Pacino, Jennifer Aniston and Ethan Hawke. more »»

Willie Nelson, Farm Aid coming to N. Carolina

July 25, 2014 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Willie Nelson and the annual Farm Aid concert and food festival are coming to North Carolina. The concert is scheduled for Sept. 13 in the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh. more »»

Working late in life, directors refuse to say cut

July 24, 2014 Visiting a retired Frank Capra at his Sierra Nevada hideaway, Clint Eastwood was baffled. “I always thought: ‘He could be making a film right now. He’s as lucid as could be. more »»

Taylor Swift, Coldplay set for iHeartRadio festival

July 24, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift, Coldplay and One Direction are part of the star-studded lineup for this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival. more »»

Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about a Kardashian

July 24, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency’s fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashia. more »»

Coroner: Heroin overdose killed Peaches Geldof

July 24, 2014 LONDON — Model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose after relapsing from a battle to give up the drug, a British coroner ruled Wednesda. more »»

Today’s birthdays

July 24, 2014 Comedian Ruth Buzzi is 78. Actor Mark Goddard (“Lost in Space”) is 78. Actor Chris Sarandon is 72. Comedian Gallagher is 68. Actor Michael Richards is 65. Actress Lynda Carter is 6. more »»

‘X-Men’ VR experience coming to Comic-Con

July 23, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comic-Con attendees will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enter the mind of Professor X. more »»

 
 

 

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