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Movie ‘Doctor Strange’ turns Tibetan man into European woman

April 27, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

BEIJING (AP) — A Tibetan male character from the “Doctor Strange” comic books presented such a potential political minefield to Marvel that in the film version they cast a Caucasian woman in the role, reflecting the pressures Hollywood movie makers perceive when trying to appeal to the Chinese market. One of the film’s screenwriters has...

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Lawyer for Phil Spector’s wife calls divorce heartbreaking

April 27, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for Phil Spector’s wife called a divorce filing by the imprisoned music producer heartbreakingly bizarre and said she has provided the best possible care for him. Attorney Aaron Abramowitz wrote in a statement Tuesday...

Prince’s old band plans to reunite for ‘some shows’

April 27, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince’s old band is reuniting for some live shows following his death. Members of the Revolution made the announcement in a video posted online Tuesday. Five band members appear in the video, sitting on a couch. Guitarist Wendy...

Actor Columbus Short fails drug test while on probation

April 27, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court records show that former “Scandal” actor Columbus Short has tested positive for cocaine and marijuana use and is facing a probation violation in a felony assault case. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Leslie E. Brown...

Kid Rock’s assistant killed in crash at singer’s property

April 26, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kid Rock’s assistant was killed in an ATV accident overnight at a suburban Nashville property belonging to the singer. The Tennessean reports 30-year-old Michael Sacha was found lying face down on the side of a driveway of...

Kelly Ripa getting ready for return to ‘Live’

April 26, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — The few minutes of their talk show where Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan engage in the “host chat” segment about the day’s hot stories should be particularly interesting on Tuesday — Ripa’s first day back after...

Prince’s lawyer: Death a shock; singer led clean lifestyle

April 26, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Prince’s longtime lawyer called the death of the superstar a complete shock and said Monday that the singer lived a clean and healthy lifestyle, disputing suggestions that he had a drug addiction. Prince was found dead in Paisley Park, his home and vast...

Royalty, Obama & fans mark 400 years since Shakespeare died

April 24, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

LONDON (AP) — If all the world’s a stage, William Shakespeare is its architect. The playwright died 400 years ago Saturday, but remains the world’s most famous writer, living on through endlessly reinterpreted plays and globally known...

Kelly Ripa plans return to daytime talk show Tuesday

April 24, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Ripa is returning to her daytime talk show, ending an absence that followed word her co-host, Michael Strahan, will join “Good Morning America.” Ripa will be back Tuesday on “Live With Kelly and Michael,” she...

‘Most beloved’ of Prince family, friends bid farewell

April 24, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Family and friends of Prince said a “loving goodbye” to the music icon on Saturday in a small private ceremony after his remains had been cremated. His publicist Yvette Noel-Schure said the celebration of his life included his...