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'Dark Knight' on top for third straight week

August 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this file film image provided by Warner Bros., Christian Bale portrays Bruce Wayne and Batman in a scene from “The Dark Knight Rises.” The Dark Knight Rises” stayed atop the box office for the second straight weekend, making just over $64 million. But it’s lagging behind the staggering numbers of its predecessor,...

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'Maometto' takes Santa Fe Opera by storm

August 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this undated photo provided by the Santa Fe Opera, Luca Pisaroni, left, and Leah Crocetto perform in the Santa Fe Opera production of Rossini’s “Maometto II.” (AP Photo/Santa Fe Opera, Ken Howard) SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Midway through Act 1...

Lollapalooza lineup shuffled due to big storm

August 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Members of the crowd watch The Black Keys, unseen, play at Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. (Photo by Sitthixay Ditthavong/Invision/AP) CHICAGO (AP) — A powerful thunderstorm rumbled into downtown Chicago on Saturday,...

Schwarzenegger says sports zeal landed him in brig

August 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, left, the subject of a forthcoming ESPN short film, answers a question as the film’s co-director Michael Zimbalist looks on during the ESPN Films “30 for 30 Shorts” TCA panel discussion at the...

Olympic Viewing: Era ending for Gaines, too

August 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

United States’ gold medallist Michael Phelps, front, walks with South Africa’s silver medallist Chad le Clos behind him after the medal ceremony for the men’s 100-meter butterfly swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park...

Jacksons say estate executors harming the family

August 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This Jan. 26, 2012 file photo shows, from left, Prince Jackson, Blanket Jackson and Paris Jackson after a hand and footprint ceremony honoring their father musician Michael Jackson in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. The...

Lollapalooza lineup shuffled due to big storm

August 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Members of the crowd watch The Black Keys, unseen, play at Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. (Photo by Sitthixay Ditthavong/Invision/AP) CHICAGO (AP) — A powerful thunderstorm rumbled into downtown Chicago on Saturday,...

Kevin Nealon is 'Whelmed' in new standup special

August 3, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This undated image released by Showtime shows Kevin Nealon as Doug Wilson, right, and Justin Kirk as Andy Botwin during a scene from the eighth season of “Weeds.” Nealon comes across as a mellow guy, which makes the title of his new Showtime...

Tyson says he's used to putting life on stage

August 3, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Director Spike Lee, left, Lakiha Tyson, center, and her husband and former boxer Mike Tyson takes part in a curtain call following his ‘Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” performance on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in New York. (Photo by Donald...

Gore Vidal, celebrated author, playwright, dies

August 2, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This 1977 file photo shows author Gore Vidal. Vidal died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 86. (AP File Photo) In a world more to his liking, Gore Vidal might have been president, or even king. He had an...