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Work crew begins removal of Ryman Auditorium stage

February 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Jay McClellan removes a piece of the floor of the stage at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday, Feb 4, 2012. The Nashville landmark’s 61-year-old oak floorboards are being replaced in a two-week renovation that will leave the storied “Mother Church” of country music with a new Brazilian teak stage. (AP Photo/Josh...

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Bay City native mixes it up at recording studio

February 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Andy Reed of Reed Recording Co. sits in his recording studio on Jan. 20, 2012 in Bay City, Mich. There’s an entire world inside Andy Reed’s headphones. It’s a world where little black sliding bars and turning knobs replace musical...

Hungarian far-right politician and writer dies

February 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – A Sunday May 24, 1998 photo from files showing President of the far-right Hungarian Justice and Life Party Istvan Csurka casting his vote during the second round of the general elections at a polling station in Balatonederics, some140 kilometers...

Popular character actor Ben Gazzara dies in NY

February 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 11, 2011 file photo, actor Ben Gazzara attends The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures awards gala in New York. Gazzara, whose powerful dramatic performances brought an intensity to a variety of roles and made him a memorable...

Keith Urban makes return from vocal surgery

February 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 9, 2011 file photo, country singer Keith Urban performs during the 45th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Urban returned to the stage during The Grand Ole Opry on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, his first public appearance since he had...

Jason Segel honored by Harvard theater group

February 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Actor Jason Sege tells a joke during a roast before he was honored as the Hasty Pudding Man of the Year at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. Segel, received the pudding pot from the nation’s oldest undergraduate drama troupe...

Comedian Mike Epps promotes hometown at Super Bowl

February 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Actor-comedian Mike Epps poses with his family, wife Mechelle, and daughters Mariah, left, and Maddie at an event launching the Michael and Mechelle Epps Foundation, Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 in Epps hometown of Indianapolis. The foundation is aimed at promoting...

Tom Cruise movie headed for Louisiana

February 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Monday, Dec.19, 2011 file photo, actor Tom Cruise attends the U.S. premiere of “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” in New York. Universal Pictures has had such a good run making movies in Louisiana that the studio is...

Competition is name of the game on ‘The Voice’

February 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 9, 2011 file photo, Blake Shelton poses backstage after winning male vocalist of the year at the 45th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Recording artists Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine have all returned...

Mel Gibson may be witness in discrimination trial

February 4, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this July 31, 2006 file photo, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy James Mee speaks to a reporter, as he arrived at his home in Calabasas, Calif. Attorneys for the deputy who arrested Gibson in 2006 want to call the actor-director to...