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Maya Angelou cancels appearance, cites illness

February 21, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This Nov. 21, 2008 file photo shows author Maya Angelou in Washington. Officials at Texas Woman’s University have canceled a Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 appearance by Angelou, citing illness. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File) DENTON, Texas (AP) — Officials at a North Texas university have canceled a Wednesday appearance by poet Maya Angelou,...

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YouTube enlists big-name help to redefine channels

February 21, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this Dec. 16, 2011 photo, crew members work on a costume at the Maker Studios in Culver City, Calif. The $100 million investment by YouTube in 96 new channels starting in October has sparked a flurry of activity in Hollywood’s independent producer...

Gabby Giffords' husband writing children's book

February 21, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this July 1, 2011 file photo, NASA Space Shuttle astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly listens during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Kelly, who collaborated with his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, on her memoir, is...

'Prima Donna' has US premiere at Brooklyn Academy

February 21, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this Feb. 17, 2012 photo provided by the City Opera, Melody Moore performs as Regine with Taylor Staytonas Andre, during a dress rehearsal of Rufus Wainwright’s “Prima Donna” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in Brooklyn, New York. (AP...

CEOs' clash roils company behind comic hero Archie

February 21, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this image provided by Archie Comics, the comic book cover for issue “Veronica 202,” is shown. Tension has been mounting between the two co-Chief Executive Officers at Archie Comic Publicationsí suburban New York Headquarters. The CEOs, a son...

Whitney Houston's voice still soars

February 20, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

The coffin holding the remains of singer Whitney Houston is carried to a hearse after funeral services at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012. Houston died last Saturday at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., at...

Ali smiles as Wonder, others sing Happy Birthday

February 20, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Actor Tony Danza arrives at the Keep Memory Alive 16th Annual “Power of Love Gala” honoring Muhammad Ali with his 70th birthday celebration on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A casino owner paid...

Aretha remembers Whitney at Radio City in NYC

February 20, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this July 26, 2010 photo, performer Aretha Franklin looks out a window, in Philadelphia. Franklin says she believed Whitney Houston had overcome her demons and was primed for a comeback, which made learning of the troubled singer’s death all the more...

'Riverdance' saying goodbye to North America

February 20, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this 2003 image released by Riverdance, Padraic Moyles performs in the Irish dance production “Riverdance.” “Riverdance” is currently on a 75-city farewell U.S. tour that’s winding across the country and ends in June. The show...

Anderson Cooper struggling to survive in daytime

February 20, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 12, 2012 file photo, TV talk show host Anderson Cooper attends the fashion show showing the Fall 2012 collection by this mother, designer Diane von Furstenberg, during Fashion Week in New York. Cooper’s daytime talk show...