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Newspaper says sorry after Clooney slams story

Jul 9, 2014

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Daily Mail newspaper apologized to George Clooney on Wednesday for alleging his fiancee's mother opposed the marriage on religious grounds — a story Clooney called both wrong and irresponsible.

Clooney is engaged to Beirut-born London lawyer ...

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Heading 'Strain' cast, Stoll once was an outcast

Jul 9, 2014

By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — "I chose a very strange profession for someone who had such body issues," says actor Corey Stoll, who, at 38, not only has a thriving career but also a ripped physique that could shame a couch potato into hitting the gym.

Still, he can't ...

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Pink, Hudson, Leto make Armani a celebrity circus

Jul 9, 2014

By THOMAS ADAMSON, AP Fashion Writer

PARIS (AP) — Fashion is the playground for the rich and famous.

But Tuesday saw Giorgio Armani outdo even this old maxim in his celebrity-circus of a couture show. On the front row, a shimmying Kate Hudson mingled with Jared Leto, Sophia Loren pouted sultrily,

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Jay Z to headline Global Citizen Festival in Sept.

Jul 9, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z will headline the Global Citizen Festival on Sept. 27 in New York's Central Park.

Organizers announced Wednesday that fun., Carrie Underwood, The Roots, No Doubt and Tiesto also will perform.

Tickets are free for the event, but must be earned through acts meant to help end ...

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Stevie Nicks joining 'The Voice' as adviser

Jul 8, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Nicks is joining "The Voice" as an adviser to Adam Levine's team for the upcoming season.

Filming is currently underway on the show's seventh season. Nicks, the 66-year-old Fleetwood Mac singer, has been working with Levine and his 12 team members as they assign songs and ...

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Jerry Sandusky's son tells story to Oprah Winfrey

Jul 8, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky's adult son is speaking out about what he says was sexual abuse by his father.

The Oprah Winfrey Network announced Tuesday that Winfrey's interview with Matt Sandusky will be broadcast on July 17.

The network says Matt Sandusky describes grooming, methodical ...

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Sean Hayes joins cast of CBS sitcom 'The Millers'

Jul 8, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS says popular sitcom star Sean Hayes is joining the cast of its comedy "The Millers" as a series regular.

Hayes will play the new best friend of the character played by Margo Martindale and a new source of friction for her son, played by Will Arnett, CBS said on Tuesday.

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Discovery Life Channel to premiere next year

Jul 8, 2014

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Discovery Communications says its fitness network will undergo a transformation to Discovery Life Channel early next year.

The new network will focus on ordinary people in extraordinary situations as they overcome hardships and take risks. These include medical ...

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Trial begins for man in 'Thunder' shooting case

Jul 8, 2014

By KEN RITTER, Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A prosecutor called it a miracle Tuesday that no one was killed when a man on methamphetamine fired a shot with a .44-caliber handgun during a struggle with several well-muscled members of the Thunder From Down Under male revue who found him backstage ...

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Play about Nazi hunter Wiesenthal to come to NYC

Jul 8, 2014

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Drama Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — A one-man play about famed Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal will make its New York premiere this winter.

Tom Dugan, who wrote and stars in "Wiesenthal," will present the play from Oct. 24- Feb. 1, at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row. Jenny Sullivan will ...

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Local feud scuttles 5 Garth Brooks' Dublin shows

Jul 8, 2014

DUBLIN (AP) — Like an ill-fated romance in a country song, Garth Brooks and Dublin just weren't meant to be.

Five Irish concerts by the country music star were called off on Tuesday after a battle between venue owners and local residents that became a national furor.

More than 400,000 tickets had ...

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Priscilla Presley tells upset fans to 'calm down'

Jul 8, 2014

By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Priscilla Presley is asking fans of her late ex-husband Elvis Presley to "please calm down" after a report that two jets once owned by the singer could be removed from Graceland.

Fans have posted critical comments on Facebook since The ...

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'Half of a Yellow Sun' to show in Nigeria

Jul 8, 2014

By MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — "Half of a Yellow Sun" finally will premier in its home country in August, the film's producer and distributor announced Tuesday of the movie that Nigerian censors earlier refused to clear, arguing that it could undermine national security.

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Theron, Penn dazzle Dior as fashion gets political

Jul 8, 2014

By THOMAS ADAMSON, AP Fashion Writer

PARIS (AP) — They're a couple rarely seen in public, together only since February.

So when Academy Award-winning power-couple Charlize Theron and Sean Penn walked in to Dior's Monday show, holding hands and sat prominently on the front row, it's not only the ...

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Nash sees young people as saviors of the future

Jul 8, 2014

By JOHN CARUCCI, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Graham Nash feels optimistic that young people will once again change America for the better. So while he's frustrated by political ideals surrounding issues like global warming and marriage equality, he realizes "those powers against progress" will ...

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Browne, Lynn to get lifetime Americana awards

Jul 8, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jackson Browne, Loretta Lynn, conjunto musician Flaco Jimenez and blues musician Taj Mahal will receive lifetime achievement awards at The Americana Music Association Honors and Awards ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee, in September.

Browne, who has lent his voice to a ...

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Late-night US talk show 'Conan' debuts in China

Jul 8, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — The American late-night talk show "Conan" has racked up more than 3 million hits since its debut on an online video site in China.

The comedy show hosted by Conan O'Brien and featuring celebrity interviews is available on the website of Sohu Video, a unit of Chinese online media ...

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Prayer vigil held for comedian injured with Morgan

Jul 8, 2014

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A prayer vigil was held in New Jersey on Monday night for Ardie Fuqua, the comedian who was injured in the same highway crash that injured Tracy Morgan.

Fuqua's mother, Doris, said he is in good spirits, and is getting three hours of physical therapy each day. He is being ...

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Chinese scenic spot plans to sue over Transformers

Jul 8, 2014

By LOUISE WATT, Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — A company that operates a scenic landscape area in southwest China which features in the latest "Transformers" movie says it will sue its producers for breach of contract.

It is the second Chinese company to make public a dispute with Paramount ...

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Like a juror: Madonna does NYC jury duty, briefly

Jul 7, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna has spent a little time living in the judicial world.

The pop superstar turned up for jury duty Monday at a New York City courthouse.

She had gotten excused from a jury service date in May. She didn't have to stick around for long this time.

The singer was dismissed ...

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