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Can ‘FarmVille 2′ save struggling Zynga?

September 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This undated image provided by Zynga shows a screenshot of Farmville 2, announced on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. Not Long ago, online games company Zynga looked on pace to unseat much bigger, well-established rivals as it rode the popularity of “FarmVille,” the clicking game of virtual cows and real money. But the iPad came along, [&hellip...

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Stars attend NYC funeral of hip-hop mogul Lighty

September 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

LL Cool J, center, leaves the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel following the service for hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty, Wednesday Sept. 5, 2012 in New York. Mourners in the packed chapel Wednesday included Sean “Diddy” Combs, Missy Elliott, Q-Tip, LL...

Author Judy Blume diagnosed with breast cancer

September 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This April 21, 2012 file photo shows author Judy Blume attending the LA Times Festival of Books at the USC Campus in Los Angeles. Blume says she was diagnosed with breast cancer over the summer but is “feeling stronger every day”...

Prosecutors charge Amanda Bynes with hit-and-run

September 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 13, 2009 file photo, Amanda Bynes arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Los Angeles prosecutors charged Bynes with two counts of misdemeanor hit-and-run on Tuesday Sept. 4, 2012. The actress faces up to a year in jail...

Sans chairs, celebrities come to Charlotte for DNC

September 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Singer and “Glee” actress Amber Riley sings the National Anthem at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Celebrities are flocking to Charlotte for...

US, Germany in final of women’s U20 WCup

September 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

CORRECTS NAME OF OSHOALA – Morgan Brian (6) of the U.S., celebrates with teammate Maya Hayes after scoring her team’s first goal against Nigeria during their semifinal soccer match of the U-20 women’s World Cup in Tokyo, Tuesday, Sept. 4,...

Review: Doig spins a masterful ‘Bartender’s Tale’

September 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This book cover image released by Riverhead Books shows “The Bartender’s Tale,” by Ivan Doig. (AP Photo/Riverhead Books) “The Bartender’s Tale” (Riverhead Books), by Ivan Doig Looking for a good story? A well-written and...

Pentagon says ex-SEAL book contains secrets

September 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This book cover image released by Dutton shows “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden,” by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer. A former Navy SEAL’s insider account of the raid that killed Osama...

Barker ‘fine’ with exclusion from ‘Price’ special

September 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this June 6, 2007 file photo shows game show host Bob Barker gesturing during the taping of his final episode of “The Price Is Right” in Los Angeles. The 40th anniversary special of the popular daytime game show aired Tuesday,...

Villella leaves Miami ballet sooner than expected

September 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this photo taken Tuesday, July 31, 2012, Francisco Renno, left, talks with Edward Villella, founding artistic director of the Miami City Ballet, during a company class in Miami Beach, Fla. Villella, who built the Miami City Ballet into an internationally...