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Mexican novelist, essayist Carlos Fuentes dies

May 16, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this March 12, 2012 file photo, Mexican author Carlos Fuentes poses for a photo after a press conference in Mexico City. Fuentes, Mexico’s most celebrated novelist and among Latin America’s most prominent authors, died on May 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini, File) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Author Carlos Fuentes, who played a...

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Historic diamond sold for $9.7 million at auction

May 16, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this May 2, 2012 file photo an employee shows the Beau Sancy diamond, 34.98 carat, at Sotheby’s auction house in Zurich, Switzerland. Marie de Medici wore it at her coronation as Queen Consort of Henry IV in 1610, and now the Beau Sancy...

Review: ‘Battleship’ loud, dumb but stays afloat

May 16, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this film publicity image released by Universal Pictures, a naval ship is attacked by an invader in a scene from “Battleship.” (AP Photo/Universal Pictures) “Battleship” is big, dumb fun that knows it’s big, dumb fun and...

‘Idol’ favorite would continue winner monotony

May 16, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this May 9, 2012 file photo provided by Fox, contestant Phillip Phillips performs on the singing competition series “American Idol,” in Los Angeles. With the eleventh season finale of “American Idol” just a week away,...

Neil Sedaka turns his calendar girl into dino pet

May 16, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this April 30, 2012 file photo, singer and children’s book author Neil Sedaka poses for a portrait in New York. At 73, the singer-songwriter enlisted the aid of his twin granddaughters as kiddie backup singers on the three-song CD tucked into the...

PBS fall schedule offers U.K. hits, US history

May 16, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This image provided by Neal Street Productions shows, from left, Bryony Hannah, Jessica Raine and Helen George in “Call The Midwife,” a British drama about midwifery in the 1950s that opens PBS’ fall schedule on Sept. 30. (AP Photo/Neal...

Food Network host to drive Indy 500 pace car

May 16, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Guy Fieri arrives at the Barnstable Brown Derby party Friday, May 4, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. The 138th Kentucky Derby will be held Saturday, May 5. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Guy Fieri, host of the Food Network’s hit show...

Bret Michaels settles case over 2009 Tonys mishap

May 15, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 file photo, Rock and Roll artist Brett Michaels warms up before an NFL divisional playoff football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens in Pittsburgh. Michaels’ attorney announced Monday May...

Britney Spears joining Fox’s ‘The X Factor’

May 15, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

New “X Factor” judge Britney Spears attends the FOX network upfront presentation party at Wollman Rink, Monday, May 14, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) NEW YORK (AP) — Britney Spears and Demi Lovato are joining the judging panel on...

Review: Expect few laughs from ‘What to Expect’

May 15, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this film image released by Lionsgate, Carmen Diaz, foreground, is shown in a scene from “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Melissa Moseley) If only “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” had...