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Fallon was asked, and passed, on Oscar host gig

August 9, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 29, 2010 file photo, host Jimmy Fallon presents during the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Fallon told Matt Lauer on Wed., Aug. 8, 2012 during a “Today” show broadcast, that he was asked to host next year’s 85th Academy Awards but declined the gig. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File) [&hellip...

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NBC gives Olympic boost to 2 new comedies

August 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This undated image released by NBC shows Matthew Perry portraying Ryan King, left, and Tyler James Williams as Owen in the pilot episode of “Go On.” Sneak peeks of NBC’s new prime-time schedule will piggyback on network coverage of the 2012...

Attorney: Ohio moviegoer had gun for protection

August 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this photo provided by the Westlake, Ohio, Police Department shows Scott A. Smith. Authorities in northeast Ohio say Smith, 37, who brought a loaded gun, ammunition and several knives to a weekend showing of the latest Batman movie did so to protect...

Marshall Tucker Band guitarist Swanlund dies at 54

August 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This March 20, 2011 photo released by Barry Sigman Photography shows Stuart Swanlund of the Marshall Tucker Band performing at Nutty Jerry’s in Winnie, Texas. Swanlund died in his sleep of natural causes Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 at his Chicago home. He...

Review: Following foreign athletes is cumbersome

August 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this July 30, 2012 file photo, Pimsiri Sirikaew of Thailand competes during the women’s 58-kg, group A, weightlifting competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Sirikaew took the silver medal. It should come as no surprise that...

Celebrities keeping a low profile at the Olympics

August 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Musician Mick Jagger, left, and Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London 2012 Organising Committee for the Olympic Games attend an evening session of athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt...

'Chorus Line' composer Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68

August 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This Sept. 9, 1986 file photo shows composer Marvin Hamlisch, right, at the piano with lyricist Howard Ashman in New York. Hamlisch, a conductor and award-winning composer best known for the torch song “The Way We Were,” died Monday,...

Prosecutors ask for 3 years for anti-Putin rockers

August 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Yekaterina Samutsevich, left, a member of feminist punk group Pussy Riot is escorted to a court room in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Thursday criticized the feminist punk rockers facing trial for performing...

Gibson Guitar acknowledges exotic wood violation

August 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 25, 2011 file photo, Gibson Guitar CEO Henry Juszkiewicz speaks about a raid by federal authorities, at the plant in Nashville, Tenn. Federal prosecutors say a deal has been reached to drop the criminal case against Gibson Guitar...

All-star lineup joins 'A Very Special Christmas'

August 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this May 21, 2011 file photo, Patrick Monahan of the rock group Train performs at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Train, Christina Aguilera, Michael Buble, and Dave Matthews are among the acts helping Special Olympics celebrate the 25th...