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Chailly avenges Puccini with original Butterfly

December 7, 2016 • Entertainment, World NewsComments (0)

People watch a giant screen broadcasting the opening season gala of the Milan’s La Scala opera theater, in downtown Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni) MILAN (AP) — Principal conductor Riccardo Chailly has avenged Giacomo Puccini’s memory with a successful staging of the composer’s original version of...

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Black employees file discrimination suit against CNN, Turner

December 7, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — Current and former black employees of Time Warner, owner of Turner networks including CNN, TNT and TBS, have filed a class-action racial discrimination suit against the company. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in the...

Singer Sia and filmmaker-husband Erik Anders Lang separate

December 7, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Dec. 7, 2014 file photo, singer Sia Furler and Erik Anders Lang attend the world premiere of “Annie” in New York. Sia and Lang, who were married in 2014, are separating, according to a statement released through a spokesperson Wednesday,...

Documents: Jay Z’s company wanted to manage Prince’s music

December 6, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Jay Z performs during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland. Court documents released Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, show that Roc Nation, the entertainment company founded by rap mogul...

Pharrell and celebs put on the Ritz with Chanel in Paris

December 6, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Pharrell Williams attends Chanel’s Arts et Metiers fashion collection presented in Paris, Tuesday, Dec.6, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) PARIS (AP) — Pharrell Williams put on the Ritz for Chanel’s scintillating mid-season fashion show Tuesday...

Country rebel Sturgill Simpson awed by Grammy nom

December 6, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sturgill Simpson’s records have defied easy characterization (Country? Americana? Experimental Southern rock?), but this year The Recording Academy decided whatever genre he was, he made one of the best records of the year. And...

Jessica Williams, Cate Blanchett star in Sundance premieres

December 5, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former “Daily Show” correspondent Jessica Williams flexes her dramatic chops, Cate Blanchett pays homage to great 20th century artists and “Silicon Valley” star Kumail Nanjiani tells a very personal story in some...

First lady to sit down with Oprah for interview

December 5, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama will talk about her time in the White House during an interview with Oprah Winfrey that will air Dec. 19 on CBS. The network says Mrs. Obama will talk about her legacy as first lady and what’s in store for...

Dunham and Coates, mutual admirers, talk writing and Trump

December 5, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — “Girls” creator Lena Dunham and author-essayist Ta-Nehisi Coates, strangers until Monday night, found they had a lot in common. Especially when the subject was the upcoming presidency of Donald Trump. “If what has to...

Country artist Granger Smith breaks ribs after stage fall

December 3, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Country music artist Granger Smith was able to continue performing after falling from a stage in New Jersey, but was later hospitalized. A spokeswoman said in a statement Smith shared on Twitter that he fell while singing at the...