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'Glee' star's boyfriend dead in Philadelphia hotel

Jul 11, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An autopsy has failed to pinpoint why the boyfriend of "Glee" star Becca Tobin died in a Philadelphia hotel.

Police say they were called to the Hotel Monaco on Thursday afternoon and soon pronounced 31-year-old Matt Bendik dead.

The city medical examiner's office confirms ...

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LeBron James returns to Cavs: 'I'm coming home'

Jul 11, 2014

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) — If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go.

To Ohio. Home.

Four years after he left for Miami, a widely criticized departure that damaged his image and ...

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Pivot teams with Stanley Tucci for new TV series

Jul 11, 2014

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Pivot is getting into scripted drama with a new TV series starring former Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci (TOO'-chee).

The nearly year-old network focuses on viewers 18 to 34. It plans to launch "Fortitude" in January with 12 one-hour episodes.

Tucci plays a detective who ...

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UK dance body seeks to ban same-sex competitors

Jul 11, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The governing body of ballroom dancing in Britain has stirred controversy by proposing to ban same-sex couples from competitions.

The British Dance Council says it is voting to change the definition of a competing partnership to be "one man and one lady" — a move that equality ...

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Walsh gives up control to get back on TV

Jul 11, 2014

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — To get back into television, John Walsh had to relinquish some of the control that he'd grown used to.

Walsh, who chased fugitives for 26 years, first on Fox's "America's Most Wanted" and a short postscript on Lifetime, returns Sunday on CNN (9 ...

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McKellen shares pic of him as 93-year-old Sherlock

Jul 11, 2014

LONDON (AP) — British actor Ian McKellen has revealed the first picture of himself playing a 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes in a new movie.

Filming has begun on "Mr. Holmes," which imagines the famous sleuth in his old age as a retiree living in seclusion by the sea. The movie, based on Mitch ...

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Brooks' music coming to digital via his own site

Jul 11, 2014

By KRISTIN M. HALL, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Garth Brooks is finally embracing digital music, but he's doing it his own way.

Brooks, one of the last holdout big-name musicians still refusing to put his music on iTunes, said Thursday he will make his back catalog of hits and his new ...

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Bono's daughter Eve Hewson simplifies billing

Jul 10, 2014

By BETH HARRIS, Associated Press

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Those unusual, and sometimes wacky, names given by celebrities to their offspring don't always work in the real world.

Just ask Eve Hewson, the 23-year-old daughter of U2 lead singer Bono. She simplified things during her school years ...

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Relics from investigated collection on display

Jul 10, 2014

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana museum is displaying numerous Native American relics belonging to a man from whom the FBI seized many artifacts this spring.

The display at the Shelby County Historical Society's Grover Museum includes arrowheads, pottery and tools on loan from Don ...

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Dave Grohl brings rock n' roll touch to TV tour

Jul 10, 2014

By BETH HARRIS, Associated Press

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl brought a rock n' roll sensibility to the usually buttoned-down atmosphere of the summer TV critics' tour.

His enthusiasm for his new HBO project "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" was evident with F-bombs ...

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Queen Latifah, Beyonce and Jay Z heading to HBO

Jul 10, 2014

By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Beyonce and Jay Z will co-star in an HBO concert special, and Queen Latifah will play legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in a movie for the network.

The music special will feature the married couple on their "On the Run Tour"

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Robert Rodriguez unveils 'Matador' spy thriller

Jul 10, 2014

By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The premiere of the new spy thriller "Matador" has a shocking moment early in the hour. It involves a human head and a sharp object. And it perfectly reflects the rawboned sensibility of Robert Rodriguez, whose network, El Rey,

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Eileen Ford, founder of Ford Model Agency, dies

Jul 10, 2014

By BETH J. HARPAZ, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford, who shaped a generation's standards of beauty as she built an empire and launched the careers of Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Christie Brinkley and countless others, has died.

She was 92 and died Wednesday of ...

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TruTV gets funny with a new sketch-comedy series

Jul 10, 2014

By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer

BEVERLEY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Are you brothers? Or twins?" a reporter asked comedians Keith and Kenny Lucas.

"Both, I think," replied Keith (or was it Kenny?) in a way that made everyone laugh.

The Lucas twins were gathered with five fellow funny people at ...

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ABC says O'Donnell back on 'The View'

Jul 10, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Rosie O'Donnell is back on "The View" for a most unexpected second act.

ABC said Thursday that O'Donnell will return to the daytime chatfest, whose couch is nearly empty with the on-air retirement of show creator Barbara Walters and impending departures of Jenny McCarthy and Sherri ...

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Redford to play Rather in film about CBS fallout

Jul 10, 2014

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Redford will play Dan Rather in a film about the former CBS anchor's disputed report about President George W. Bush's National Guard service during the Vietnam War.

Mythology Entertainment says the film is titled "Truth," and will be adapted from ...

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David Byrne readies 'Here Lies Love' in London

Jul 10, 2014

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Drama Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — David Byrne has gone more than an extra mile to ensure his immersive show "Here Lies Love" about Filipino ex-first lady Imelda Marcos is as authentic as possible as it goes international: He's just finished casting in Manila.

The Talking Heads ...

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'Birdman' to open Venice Film Festival

Jul 10, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Alejandro Inarritu's "Birdman," starring Michael Keaton, will open the 71st Venice Film Festival.

Festival organizers announced Thursday that the film, whose full title is "Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance," will premiere Aug. 27 at the annual Italian festival.

In the ...

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'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 19 Emmy nods

Jul 10, 2014

By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sprawling and bloodthirsty saga "Game of Thrones," defying the Emmy Awards' grudging respect for such fantasy fare, emerged as the leader in the nominations announced Thursday with 19 bids, including best drama series.

Other top nominees ...

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Emmy nominations for actress in a TV drama series

Jul 10, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Primetime Emmy nominations for best actress in a television drama series have been announced in Los Angeles by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

The nominees announced Thursday morning are: Lizzy Caplan, "Masters of Sex"; Claire Danes, "Homeland"; Michelle ...

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