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Universal distances itself from ‘Compton’ casting

July 18, 2014 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This photo released by Universal Pictures shows the cast and filmmakers of “Straight Outta Compton, ” clockwise, from top left, producer Ice Cube, director F. Gary Gray, producer Dr. Dre, Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-E) and O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube). (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Todd MacMillan) LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

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‘Stalker’ creator says show doesn’t cross a line

July 18, 2014 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Dylan McDermott, left, and Kevin Williamson speak on stage during the “Stalker” panel at the CBS 2014 Summer TCA held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) BEVERLY...

Uproar: Self-published poet laureate in NC resigns

July 18, 2014 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This photo provided by the Department of Cultural Resources shows Valerie Macon, North Carolina’s new state poet laureate. Gov. Pat McCrory named Valerie Macon of Fuquay-Varina to a two-year term as North Carolina’s next poet laureate. He said he...

CBS won’t dictate use of Redskins name on the air

July 18, 2014 • EntertainmentComments (0)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions before the ribbon-cutting and opening of Levi’s Stadium Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Santa Clara, Calif. The San Francisco 49ers held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open their new home. The $1.2...

CBS’ ‘Battle Creek’ turns city into star magnet

July 18, 2014 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Vince Gilligan speaks onstage during the “Battle Creek” panel at the CBS 2014 Summer TCA held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) —...

Marvel unveils black Captain America

July 18, 2014 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This photo released by Marvel shows superhero Sam “The Falcon” Wilson. Captain America will be an African-American. Marvel Comics’ chief creative officer Joe Quesada says superhero Sam “The Falcon” Wilson will take over as the...

Ron Howard to direct Beatles documentary

July 16, 2014 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 8, 1964 file photo, Ed Sullivan, center, stands with The Beatles, from left, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney, during a rehearsal for the British group’s first American appearance, on the “Ed...

First lady salutes Grammy Museum, music teachers

July 16, 2014 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Six-time Grammy nominee singer Janelle Monae performs at the Grammy Museum’s Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon in Los Angeles Wednesday, July, 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michelle Obama says every arts organization in the...

NC gov defends his self-published poet laureate

July 16, 2014 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This photo provided by the Department of Cultural Resources shows Valerie Macon, North Carolina’s new state poet laureate. Gov. Pat McCrory named Valerie Macon of Fuquay-Varina to a two-year term as North Carolina’s next poet laureate. He said he...

Review: ‘Sex Tape’ an X-rated tale with a PG plot

July 16, 2014 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Cameron Diaz, standing left, Jason Segel, standing right, and Giselle Eisenberg, seated left, and Sebastian Thomas in a scene from “Sex Tape.” (AP Photo/Sony Pictures, Claire Folger) The high-concept...