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Dead heat in ratings for network morning shows

July 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This July 27, 2011 file photo released by NBC shows co-host Ann Curry on the “Today” show in New York. Curry’s last day as co-host of NBC’s “Today” show was on Thursday, June 28, 2012. NBC’s “Today” actually won Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the ratings over “Good Morning...

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VH1's Big Ang writing book, building her brand

July 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This Dec. 18, 2011 file photo shows Angela Raiola, better known as Big Ang, arriving at “Vh1 Divas Celebrates Soul” in New York. Raiola, who stars in the Vh1 series “Mob Wives,” will also star in her new Vh1 spinoff series...

Alan Cumming takes on 'Macbeth' _ all of it

July 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This undated theater image released by National Theatre of Scotland shows Alan Cumming in “Macbeth.” In the play, Cumming appears as a patient in a white-tiled mental hospital for whom the plot of “Macbeth is sort of a schizophrenic...

Farm parody of 'Sexy and I Know It' goes viral

July 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This frame grab from video shows Assaria, Kan., brothers, from left: Nathan; Kendal and Greg Peterson in their video parody on LMAFO’s “Sexy and I Know It.” The parody, that has gone viral on YouTube and Facebook, shows the three brothers...

Digital album sales up; Adele's '21' still No. 1

July 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 21, 2012 file photo, performer Adele arrives for the Brit Awards 2012 at the O2 Arena in London. The superstar singer’s rep confirmed June 29, 2012 that the 24-year-old is expecting a child. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short, File) LOS...

Art historians claim to find new Caravaggio works

July 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 file photo visitors admire the portrait of Caravaggio by an unknown painter during the presentation to journalists of an exhibit dedicated to the Lombard painter titled: “Caravaggio in Rome”, in Rome....

Rihanna sues ex-accountants for millions in losses

July 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This June 24, 2012 file photo shows U.S singer Rihanna performing on stage at the Radio One Hackney Music Festival in Hackney marshes in east London. Rihanna has sued her former accountants in New York, blaming them for tens of millions of...

Review: Intimate, fresh spin on 'Uncle Vanya'

July 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This undated theater image released by Blake Zidell & Associates shows, from left, Merritt Wever, Reed Birney and Michael Shannon, in a scene from Annie Baker’s adaptation of “Uncle Vanya”, performing off-Broadway at Soho Rep in New York....

Frank Ocean lauded for revealing same-sex love

July 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 17, 2011 file photo, Frank Ocean arrives at the 16th annual GQ “Men of the Year” party in Los Angeles. On Wednesday, July 4, 2012, Ocean, the rising and highly acclaimed singer revealed on his website that his first love...

Review: 'Ransom River' is well-plotted thriller

July 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This book cover image released by Dutton shows “Ranson River,” by Meg Gardiner. (AP Photo/Dutton) “Ransom River” (Dutton), by Meg Gardiner Unemployed and nearly broke, Rory Mackenzie returns home to Ransom River only to find a jury...