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How do you joke about the Sony hacking? A little carefully

December 21, 2014 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 3, 2014 file photo, actor Chris Rock attends the premiere of “Top Five” at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. While out promoting the film this week, Rock noted: “My movie’s very Korean-friendly. There are no jokes about North Korea in ‘Top Five.’ If you’re Korean, go out and see [&hellip...

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Bill Cosby’s silence may be his best defense at this point

December 20, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 21, 2014 file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby performs at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla. Cosby has has remained silent, and that may be his best strategy. With police urging any possible sex abuse...

Madonna releases 6 songs after leak

December 20, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 28, 2014 file photo, Madonna visits Malawian President Peter Mutharika at State House in Lillongwe Malawi. In a surprise preview of her new album, Madonna released six songs Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, on iTunes and various streaming...

Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

December 20, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

File – This Nov. 6, 2013 file photo shows anti-whaling activist Paul Watson, center, founder of the Oregon-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, as he listens during a contempt of court hearing in federal court in Seattle. Radical environmentalists...

Craig Ferguson says good night as ‘Late Late Show’ host

December 20, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 1, 2012 file photo, Craig Ferguson appears backstage at the Grammy Nominations Concert, in Los Angeles. Ferguson will spend tomorrow’s future yesterdays (as his theme song proclaims) somewhere other than “The Late Late...

Ashanti ‘shocked’ by prospect of stalker retrial

December 20, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

Singer Ashanti leaves the courthouse after testifying at Devar Hurd’s trial in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Ashanti said in testimony that she was “disgusted” and “absolutely scared” when she learned in July 2013 that Hurd,...

9 films advance in Oscars shortlist for best foreign film

December 20, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

HOLD FOR STORY — This photo released by Magnolia Pictures shows, from left, Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren and Vincent Wettergren in a scene from the film, “Force Majeure,” a Magnolia Pictures release. 9 films...

More than 4 million people watched 1st dog telethon

December 20, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

CORRECTS NAME OF SHOW: In this Dec. 9, 2014 photo provided by Karleigh Vroman, Hayden and Maureen Mauk, their son Finnegan, center, and daughter Lucy pose with their newly-adopted St. Bernard Frankie, left, and their two other rescue dogs, after seeing...

Key Profumo scandal figure Mandy Rice-Davies dies

December 20, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 7, 1964 file photo, Mandy Rice-Davies waves goodbye at London Airport as she leaves for Munich for a singing engagement. Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in Britain’s biggest Cold War political scandal, the “Profumo Affair,”...

2 plays have reason to crow on Broadway this week

December 20, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this image released by The O+M Company, Megan Mullally, left, and Nathan Lane appear during a performance of “It’s Only A Play,” in New York. Terrence McNally’s comedy starring Lane, Mullally, Matthew Broderick and Stockard Channing,...