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Stephen King offers writing tips to Mass. students

December 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Novelist Stephen King speaks to creative writing students at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in Lowell, Mass., Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Stephen King loves scaring people, but one student at University of Massachusetts Lowell tried to find out Friday what scares him. “Spiders, snakes … my...

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Wagner wins over La Scala’s ardent Verdi fans

December 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this undated photo provided by Alla Scala theater press office, Jonas Kaufmann, right, who plays Lohengrin, and Anja Harteros, playing Elsa, perform during rehersals of Richard Wagner’s Lohengrin at the Milan La Scala opera house, Italy. The dual...

UK hospital: Nurse involved in Kate hoax call dies

December 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE- In this Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 file photo, Britain’s Prince William stand next to his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge as she leaves the King Edward VII hospital in central London. Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their first child,...

Long-sealed Notorious B.I.G. autopsy released

December 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

**FILE**In this March 8, 1997 file photo, Notorious B.I.G., whose real name is Christopher Wallace, left, gestures as he and producer Sean “Diddy” Combs leave a party at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles late Saturday evening, shortly...

Okee Dokee Brothers ride the river to a Grammy nod

December 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this 2011 photo provided courtesy of Alex Johnson, the Okee Dokee Brothers, Joe Mailander, right, and Justin Lansing pose for a photo along the Mississippi River. The Minneapolis duo has been nominated for a Grammy Award for best children’s album....

‘Borderlands 2,’ ‘Dishonored’ win at Spike VGAs

December 8, 2012 • Business, EntertainmentComments (0)

Host Samuel L. Jackson speaks onstage at Spike’s 10th Annual Video Game Awards at Sony Studios on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in Culver City, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The cartoony post-apocalyptic shoot-’em-up...

Trapped in 2 worlds: ‘Pelleas et Melisande’

December 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Oct. 29, 2012 photo provided by the Opernhaus Frankfurt Alfred Reiter in the role of Arkel, top left, Christiane Karg as Melisande, top right, Paul Gay as Golaud, Sungkon Kim as a doctor, Timothy Wilson as Yniold and Hillarys Summers as Genievieve,...

AP Interview: Jackson, cast discuss ‘The Hobbit’

December 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 1, 2012 file photo, director Peter Jackson, left, and actors, from left, Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman, Elijah Wood and Andy Serkis, pose for photographers upon arrival for the Japan premiere of their film “The Hobbit: An...

Dennis Rodman must pay $500K in child support

December 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this March 21, 2007 file photo Dennis Rodman poses backstage before the Christian Audigier Fall 2007 fashion show in Culver City, Calif. Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been found in contempt of court and ordered to pay $500,000 in back...

Alicia Keys raises $1.3M at gala, honors Winfrey

December 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Angelique Kidjo attends Keep a Child Alive’s ninth annual Black Ball on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) NEW YORK (AP) — During the auction portion of Alicia Keys’ Black Ball Redux, one man was ready to...