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Box Office Top 20: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ summons $74.4 million

November 21, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Eddie Redmayne in a scene from, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” (Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros. via AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kicking off a five-film franchise spun off from the Harry Potter universe, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” debuted to a healthy $74.4...

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Naya Rivera files for divorce from husband of 2 years

November 21, 2016 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Naya Rivera has filed for divorce from actor Ryan Dorsey, her husband of two years. Rivera, who starred on the Fox musical series “Glee,” cited irreconcilable differences for their breakup. Rivera filed for divorce on...

Rockwell painting on 1944 election fetches $6.5 million

November 21, 2016 • Business, Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — A painting by Norman Rockwell that depicts the undecided voter sentiment during the 1944 presidential election — much like the 2016 race — has sold for $6.5 million at an auction of American art in New York. “Which One? (Undecided;...

Documents: ‘Deadliest Catch’ star suffered broken skull

November 19, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Court documents say a man who stars in the hit reality TV series “Deadliest Catch” was strangled and suffered a fractured skull during a robbery. The Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2gph7fh ) that 33-year-old Jake...

Debate over ‘Hamilton’ speech exposes post-election cracks

November 19, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this image made from a video provided by Hamilton LLC, actor Brandon Victor Dixon who plays Aaron Burr, the nation’s third vice president, in “Hamilton” speaks from the stage after the curtain call in New York, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Vice...

Thousands gather to mourn, celebrate, journalist Gwen Ifill

November 19, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Attendees arrive at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church for the memorial service for journalist Gwen Ifill in Washington, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz) WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of mourners — including first lady Michelle Obama —...

Wake Forest University naming dorm for poet Maya Angelou

November 18, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest University is naming a new residence hall in honor of famous former faculty member Maya Angelou. The private university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, said Friday the five-story building now under construction will...

Quest still on: Tribe makes prodigious return on final album

November 18, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

A Tribe Called Quest “We Got It from Here. Thank You 4 Your Service” (Epic) On Veteran’s Day, A Tribe Called Quest released their first album in 18 years with all four founding members — Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi...

Former ‘Survivor’ contestant convicted on child porn charges

November 18, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

DETROIT (AP) — A former “Survivor” contestant who had to be medivacked after falling into a campfire and burning his hands has been convicted of possessing child pornography. Michael Skupin, who burned himself during the 2001 series...

Motown Star Smokey Robinson Receives Award, Nods To Detroit

November 17, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

DETROIT (AP) — Motown star Smokey Robinson has reflected on his humble Detroit roots while accepting a prestigious lifetime contributions award in Washington, D.C. Robinson received the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song amid multiple standing ovations from an...