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Prince estate signs merchandising deal with UMG’s Bravado

January 10, 2017 • EntertainmentComments (0)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince’s estate has signed a merchandising deal naming Universal Music Group’s Bravado unit as its exclusive branding and licensing partner worldwide. Tuesday’s announcement says Bravado will work with the estate to manage retail and licensing endeavors for Prince’s brand. Bravado CEO Mat Vlasic says it will...

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Gospel singer purchases Muskegon church in need of repairs

January 10, 2017 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A nationally recognized gospel singer will begin offering church services in downtown Muskegon this year. Bishop Marvin Sapp, of Lighthouse Full Life Center Church, purchased the former St. Jean Baptiste Church from the Catholic...

Buddy Bregman, arranger and producer, dead at age 86

January 9, 2017 • EntertainmentComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Buddy Bregman, an accomplished arranger, producer and filmmaker whose credits ranged from albums by Ella Fitzgerald and Bing Crosby to directing dozens of television movies and documentaries, has died. Bregman died Sunday in Los Angeles...

Man arrested in the case of the ‘HOLLYWeeD’ sign

January 9, 2017 • EntertainmentComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have made a “HOLLYWeeD” bust. Zachary Cole Fernandez, 30, was arrested Monday, just over a week after a prankster used white tarps to make the “HOLLYWOOD” sign read “HOLLYWeeD,” the...

Apple proved a phone can change the world in just 10 years

January 9, 2017 • EntertainmentComments (0)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Few people realized it at the time, but the world shifted fundamentally a decade ago when Steve Jobs pulled the first iPhone from Apple’s bag of technological tricks. “Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes...

AP PHOTOS: Masked devils dance in Ecuadorean mountain town

January 7, 2017 • Entertainment, World NewsComments (0)

A devil dancer takes part in “La Diablada” festival in Pillaro, Ecuador, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. Thousands of singing and dancing devils take over a mountain town in Ecuador for six days of revelry in the streets. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) QUITO,...

National Society of Film Critics: ‘Moonlight’ best picture

January 7, 2017 • EntertainmentComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Society of Film Critics has voted “Moonlight” the best picture of 2016. Society members who gathered Saturday at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York also gave Barry Jenkins the best director award for...

SeaWorld San Diego ending killer whale show

January 7, 2017 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

In this Nov. 26, 2006, file photo, SeaWorld Adventure Park trainer Ken Peters, left, looks to a killer whale during a performance at Shamu Stadium inside the theme park in San Diego. SeaWorld San Diego is ending its controversial and long-running killer whale...

Behind the bar, ‘the only Oscar at the Golden Globes’

January 6, 2017 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This Jan. 3, 2017 image taken from video shows Beverly Hilton hotel bartender Oscar Zuleta mixing drinks at the hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Zuleta has toasted with Sean Connery, gotten a head rub from Tom Hanks, shared a selfie with Jessica Alba while...

Tilikum, orca that killed trainer, dies at SeaWorld Orlando

January 6, 2017 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

In a March 7, 2011 photo, Kelly Flaherty Clark, right, director of animal training at SeaWorld Orlando, works with killer whale Tilikum during a training session at the theme park’s Shamu Stadium in Orlando, Fla. Tilikum, an orca that killed a trainer...