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Groundbreaking improv comic Jonathan Winters dies

April 12, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This March 1967 file photo shows comedian Jonathan Winters in a scene from the film “Eight on the Lam.” Winters, whose breakneck improvisations inspired Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and many others, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes. He was 87. (AP Photo/United Artists) LOS ANGELES (AP)...

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Actors, others honor Ebert at Chicago theater

April 12, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Roger Ebert’s wife Chaz Ebert, left, speaks with actors John Cusack center, and Joan Cusack, right, at The Chicago Theater before a memorial for the film critic Ebert in Chicago, Thursday, April 11, 2013. The Pulitzer Prize winning critic died last week...

Rare Russian vases sell for $2.7M in private sale

April 12, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This photo made Thursday, April 4, 2013, shows a detail of a rare Russian vase made in 1833 by the Russia’s Imperial Porcelain Factory and on display at the Dallas Auction Gallery in Dallas.The rare 4 1/2-foot tall vases, which had been packs away for...

A country song, assumptions _ and a racial outcry

April 12, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – Brad Paisley performs during The Inaugural Ball at the Washignton convention center during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Southern white men don’t usually drive racial dialogue. For as long as...

Wash. jury rejects claim of actress who sued IMDb

April 12, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Actress Junie Hoang poses for a photo at the federal courthouse in Seattle on Thursday, April 11, 2013, after a jury rejected her breach-of-contract claim against the Internet Movie Database. She claimed the company had caused her to lose offers for roles...

Fox removes Coulter column with McCain reference

April 12, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – This Feb. 10, 2012 file photo shows conservative commentator Ann Coulter gesturing while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. The Fox Nation web site has removed a column by conservative commentator Ann...

Facebook’s Zuckerberg launches political group

April 11, 2013 • Business, EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE- In this Thursday, March 20, 2013 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Teaming up with other Silicon Valley leaders, Zuckerberg has formally launched a political group aimed at revamping...

Led Zeppelin, Van Halen producer Andy Johns dies

April 11, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This undated handout photo provided by Slate PR shows sound engineer and producer, Andy Johns., who worked with Led Zeppelin, Van Halen and the Rolling Stones. Johns’ family says he died Sunday, April 7, 2013, in Los Angeles, after a brief hospital stay...

As Jay-Z sells, Nets losing minor owner, big name

April 11, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 26, 2012, file photo, rap mogul and Brooklyn Nets minority owner Jay-Z and his wife, Beyonce, watch an NBA basketball game between the Nets and the New York Knicks at Barclays Center in New York. Jay -Z is selling his stake in the...

AP Interview: Joan Baez returns to past in Vietnam

April 11, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this April 6, 2013 photo, Joan Baez listens to former staff of the Metropole Hanoi discuss their memories of working at the hotel in 1972 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The folk singer and social activist visited Vietnam recently for the first time since she came to...