NEW YORK (AP) — It was, not surprisingly, a night for politics, with everyone from host Stephen Colbert to Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Alec Baldwin getting in zingers about Donald Trump — all to be upstaged by Sean Spicer himself, in a controversial appearance that set social media afire. Bu…
Monday, September 18, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Friends and family of Dick Gregory have gathered at a Maryland church in the suburbs of the nation's capital to celebrate the life of the comedian and activist.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story Sept. 8 about the death of country star Don Williams, The Associated Press misidentified the name of the group that gave Williams an award for best single for "Tulsa Time" in 1978. That award was given to him by the Academy of Country Music, not the Country…
LONDON (AP) — Peter Hall, a visionary theater director and impresario who founded the Royal Shakespeare Company and helped build Britain's National Theatre into a producing powerhouse, has died. He was 86.
Monday, September 11, 2017
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Don Ohlmeyer, the "Monday Night Football" producer who came up with the phrase "Must See TV" in leading NBC to the No. 1 prime-time spot, died Sunday. He was 72.
Sunday, September 10, 2017
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Friedman, an Obie-winning composer and lyricist known for the musicals "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" and "Love's Labour's Lost," has died. He was 41.
Friday, September 08, 2017
TORONTO (AP) — How different was Stalin-era 1950s Russia to the Washington D.C. of "Veep"? For "Veep"-creator Armando Iannucci, there were more similarities than you might think.
NEW YORK (AP) — As one half of Montgomery Gentry, Troy Gentry — who died Friday in a helicopter crash — helped the country music duo become a successful act in the genre, launching countless hits, winning multiple awards and reaching platinum status throughout the 2000s.
PARIS (AP) — Pierre Berge, an influential French businessman, philanthropist and gay rights activist who helped build the fashion empire of his longtime lover Yves Saint Laurent, has died. He was 86.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal jury awarded John Steinbeck's stepdaughter more than $13 million in a lawsuit claiming the author's son and daughter-in-law impeded film adaptations of his classic works.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Whenever country singer Thomas Rhett posts a video of his 1-year-old daughter, Willa Gray, or a photo of his wife, Lauren, on social media, Rhett's dad, Rhett Akins, knows exactly what fans are saying in the comments.
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge's finding that a new Lynyrd Skynyrd film violates a "blood oath" made by the band to not exploit the group's name following a fatal plane crash hasn't stopped the film's creators from threatening to distribute the film.
BERLIN (AP) — Holger Czukay, the co-founder and bassist of avant-garde band Can and a one-time student of composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, has been found dead. He was 79.
Monday, September 04, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — John Ashbery, an enigmatic genius of modern poetry whose energy, daring and boundless command of language raised American verse to brilliant and baffling heights, died early Sunday at age 90.
Sunday, September 03, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — John Ashbery, an enigmatic giant of modern poetry whose energy, daring and boundless command of language raised American verse to brilliant and baffling heights, died early Sunday at age 90.
Saturday, September 02, 2017
Friday, September 01, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Shelley Berman, who won gold records and appeared on top television shows in the 1950s and 1960s delivering wry monologues about the annoyances of everyday life, has died. He was 92.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — During the late 1990s when the Notorious B.I.G. emerged as rap's top performer, detailing street life in Brooklyn on songs and albums that dominated the pop charts, his mother didn't think much of his music, which she used to call "noise."
LONDON (AP) — Kathy Martin joined the stream of visitors laying tributes to Princess Diana outside the gates of Kensington Palace on Thursday, just as she did 20 years ago.
PARIS (AP) — The way Princess Diana died 20 years Thursday — in a high-speed Paris car crash while she and her boyfriend were being chauffeured by an intoxicated driver and pursued by photographers — shocked and angered the public. It also preserved her in memory as a glamorous, beloved and …
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — When we last saw Mark Hamill in the "Star Wars" saga, he was a mysterious hooded figure on a jagged, remote island off the coast of Ireland.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Tom Clancy's widow wants a court to rule that the author's estate is the exclusive owner of the rights to his famous character Jack Ryan.
HONG KONG (AP) — David Tang, the flamboyant and outspoken socialite and entrepreneur who founded the Shanghai Tang fashion brand, has died. He was 63.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film remakes of "The Grapes of Wrath" and "East of Eden" fell apart because John Steinbeck's son and daughter-in-law impeded the projects, the writer's stepdaughter told jurors in federal court Tuesday.
Monday, August 28, 2017
OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (AP) — Actress Glenn Close says she is humbled to receive an award named after Katharine Hepburn, given what an inspiration Hepburn was to her career.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
PARIS (AP) — The way Princess Diana died 20 years ago this month — in a high-speed Paris car crash while she and her boyfriend were being chauffeured by an intoxicated driver and pursued by photographers — shocked and angered the public. It also preserved her in memory as a glamorous, belove…
LONDON (AP) — It has been 20 years since the death of Princess Diana in a car crash in Paris and the outpouring of grief that followed the death of the "people's princess."
Thursday, August 24, 2017
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay Thomas, a radio talk show host and actor with recurring roles on the sitcoms "Murphy Brown" and "Cheers," has died, his publicist said. Thomas was 69.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) — Albert "Sonny" Burgess, who was an early pioneer of what became known as rockabilly music, has died in his native Arkansas.