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Ice buckets, breaking the Internet: A year in pop culture

December 22, 2014 Just for fun, let’s try to picture the year in pop culture, all in one image. We might begin with a singer oddly named Adele Dazeem, belting “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen. more »»

 
 
 
Play about Sherlock Holmes plans to hit Broadway in 2017

December 22, 2014 NEW YORK — It’s elementary, really: With all things Sherlock Holmes popular now, it’s no wonder that he’s coming to Broadway next. Producers said Dec. more »»

Mistrial declared for man accused of stalking Ashanti

December 22, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — R&B star Ashanti could have to face being questioned by an accused stalker again after a juror’s illness prompted a mistrial. more »»

Divorce finalized for Bruce and Kris Jenner

December 22, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court records show Kris and Bruce Jenner have finalized their divorce, but they won’t be officially single until March. A Los Angeles judge on Dec. more »»

Lennon & Maisy working on ‘Waves’ picture book

December 22, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Lennon & Maisy, the Canadian-born music and acting team, will soon be Lennon & Maisy the co-authors. HarperCollins Publishers announced De. more »»

‘School of Rock’ musical heading to Broadway

December 21, 2014 NEW YORK — Rockers, rejoice: The Broadway musical “Rock of Ages” may be going, but get ready for “The School of Rock.” Producers said Dec. more »»

Byron Pitts replacing Dan Abrams on ABC’s ‘Nightline’

December 21, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News said Byron Pitts is taking over for Dan Abrams as a co-anchor of “Nightline.” Pitts, the network’s chief national correspondent, has replaced Abrams as of the De. more »»

McCartney reflects on yesterday, today and tomorrow

December 21, 2014 NEW YORK — Sir Paul McCartney is 72, and only the wrinkles give away his years. more »»

Piper Perabo is a world traveler thanks to ‘Covert Affairs’

December 21, 2014 NEW YORK — On TV’s “Covert Affairs,” Piper Perabo plays a field agent with the CIA. And in real life, she’s traveling around the globe with the show, thanks to location shoots. more »»

Stars and others react to ‘Interview’ cancellation

December 20, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stars, politicians and pundits are weighing in on Sony Pictures Entertainment’s decision Wednesday to cancel the Dec. more »»

The D’oh of Homer: Professors employ TV’s Simpsons

December 20, 2014 HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Bart and Lisa Simpson have been in elementary school for 25 years. But that hasn’t stopped them from showing up on college campuses. more »»

Gov’t Mule covers Pink Floyd on new live album

December 20, 2014 When you’re playing music for 20 years with the caveat that no two shows will ever be the same, you had better write a lot of music, or cover some great songs. more »»

N Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever

December 19, 2014 NEW YORK — The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official said is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business. more »»

Paramount pulls screenings of ‘Team America’

December 19, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Programmed as a playful substitute to “The Interview,” Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s North Korea comedy “Team America: World Police” also has been pulled from theaters. more »»

Van Zandt fretted directing Springsteen in ‘Lilyhammer’

December 19, 2014 NEW YORK — It’s always a bit uncomfortable having to tell your boss what to d. more »»

Obama: People should ‘go to the movies’

December 19, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his administration is taking the cyberattack against Sony studios seriously. He says people should “go to the movies. more »»

Elton John and partner David Furnish to tie the knot again

December 19, 2014 LONDON (AP) — Elton John and his partner David Furnish plan to tie the knot for a second time, following the legalization of same-sex marriage in Britain. more »»

NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly

December 18, 2014 NEW YORK — The blow that the hacking attack has dealt Sony is spreading beyond the entertainment corporation itself to theater chains and movie goers alike. And the financial toll is adding up too. more »»

Carmike Cinemas pulls ‘The Interview’ with Sony’s support

December 18, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of “The Interview” in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. more »»

Cosby won’t be charged over molestation claim

December 18, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently claimed the comedian molested her around 1974. more »»

Without passports, actor Quaid and wife grounded

December 18, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evgenia are suing John Kerry and the State Department to recover passports that the government revoked three years ago. more »»

 
 
 

 

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