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Review: Lotsa grinding, little plot in ‘Magic Mike XXL’

June 29, 2015 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows a scene from “Magic Mike XXL,” in theaters on July 1. (Claudette Barius/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) There’s an early scene in “Magic Mike XXL” that hints at what this much ballyhooed sequel woulda, coulda, shoulda been. Mike Lane, played by the well nigh irresistible Channing...

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Luke Bryan, Paisley, Bentley headline 1st NYC country fest

June 29, 2015 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Justin Moore performs during day two of the 2015 FarmBorough Music Fest on Saturday, June 27, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The Big Apple has a country music radio station, and country music stars of all sizes...

Joni Mitchell rep says she had aneurysm, but recovering well

June 29, 2015 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – This March 20, 2008 file photo shows Joni Mitchell, left, and Herbie Hancock perform as part of Nissan Live Sets on Yahoo! Music in Los Angeles. Mitchell’s friend and conservator says it was an aneurysm that sent the folk singer to the hospital...

Chris Squire, bassist of progressive rock band Yes, dies

June 29, 2015 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this circa 1979 photo, Chris Squire plays bass during a Yes concert in Champaign, ill. Squire, co-founder of the progressive rock band Yes who recently announced he had leukemia, has died, according to a statement from his band members on...

Homeless Jesus statue debuts outside downtown Detroit church

June 29, 2015 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In front of Ss. Peter and Paul Jesuit Catholic Church in downtown Detroit, the Rev. Gary Wright, left, Detroit Deputy Mayor Ike McKinnon, center, and sculptor Timothy Schmalz, of Canada, unveil his sculpture of a a homeless Jesus on a park bench Sunday, June...

Grateful Dead enthrall faithful in first of 5 final shows

June 29, 2015 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 3, 2002 file photo, The Grateful Dead, from left, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir and Mickey Hart perform during a reunion concert in East Troy, Wis. The group will perform three shows from July 3-5 at Soldier Field in Chicago....

National Comedy Center promises laughs, learning

June 29, 2015 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this June 26, 2015 photo, a banner hangs outside the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum in Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, N.Y. The nonprofit National Comedy Center Inc., which runs the museum, plans to break ground this summer on the National Comedy...

Dalai Lama joins Patti Smith on Glastonbury festival stage

June 29, 2015 • EntertainmentComments (0)

The Dalai Lama speaks to the crowd during the Glastonbury music festival on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Worthy Farm, Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Jim Ross/Invision/AP) LONDON (AP) — One of the most talked-about appearances at Britain’s Glastonbury...

Outside Iran talks, a different cast competes for attention

June 29, 2015 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In a Friday, June 26, 2015 file photo, American television personality Montel Williams speaks to media outside the Iranian Embassy in London. Williams went to the embassy to request a meeting with the Iranian Chief of Mission. Williams is...

Raquel Welch talks Hispanic pride, refusal to change name

June 28, 2015 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 11, 2014 file photo, Raquel Welch arrives at the 2014 Carousel Of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills, Calif. Welch will be honored on Saturday, June 27, 2015, with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association of Latino...