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William H McNeill, prize-winning world historian, dead at 98

July 12, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — William H. McNeill, the prize-winning scholar who wove the stories of civilizations worldwide into the landmark “The Rise of the West” and helped pioneer the history of disease and epidemics in “Plagues and People,” has died at age 98. McNeill died Friday at his home in Torrington, Connecticut, according to Steve...

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UFC sold for $4 billion, White stays on to run promotion

July 11, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Amanda Nunes celebrates after defeating Miesha Tate during their women’s bantamweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 200, Saturday, July 9, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) LOS ANGELES (AP) — In less than 16 years, the UFC has...

Cosby switching lawyers in civil cases around country

July 11, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this July 7, 2016 file photo, Bill Cosby leaves a pretrial hearing in his criminal sex-assault case at Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Cosby has replaced the law firm overseeing civil litigation around the country linked to accusations he...

Eric Garner’s family marks 2 years since his death with song

July 11, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this July 22, 2014 file photo, Ellisha Flagg, sister of Eric Garner, cries during a vigil in New York demanding justice for Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died while being arrested by the police. Garner’s dying words, uttered while police...

Former NY Times correspondent Sydney Schanberg dies at 82

July 9, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This June 15, 1976 photo shows Sydney Schanberg at the New York Times office in New York. Schanberg, the Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent for The New York Times, whose coverage in Cambodia in 1975 inspired the film “The Killing Fields,” has...

Pizzeria with name similar to video game flooded with calls

July 9, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — A family-owned pizzeria in New Jersey has become inundated with calls from around the country asking if the restaurant inspired the setting for a popular online video game. Freddie’s Restaurant and Pizzeria, in Long Branch,...

Detroit Symphony Orchestra holding David Bowie tribute

July 9, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is holding a tribute to David Bowie that’s billed as a symphonic odyssey exploring the legendary musician’s works. The one-night-only event “The Music of David Bowie” is...

Alanis Morissette welcomes baby girl Onyx on social media

July 8, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alanis Morissette is sharing pictures of her baby girl on social media. The singer posted a photo of her new daughter on Twitter and Instagram Friday with the caption, “She’s here!” and the hashtag...

Bill Nye visits new Noah’s ark attraction he criticized

July 8, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Visitors take a selfie as a replica Noah’s Ark stands in the distance at the Ark Encounter theme park during a media preview day, Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Williamstown, Ky. The long-awaited theme park based on the story of a man who got a warning from...

Vince Neil facing misdemeanor battery charge in Las Vegas

July 8, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this July 2, 2014, file photo, Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil appears during “The Final Tour” in Grand Rapids, Mich. Neil is being charged with misdemeanor battery in a case alleging he grabbed a woman’s hair and pulled her to the ground...