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Van Halen announces 2012 tour on website

December 28, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE- In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2007 file photo, David Lee Roth, left and Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen perform during a concert in Glendale, Ariz. Van Halen will tour in 2012. The rock band has posted a video on its website announcing that the first tickets will go on sale Jan. 10, but [&hellip...

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Espionage agent Munroe returns in ‘The Innocent’

December 28, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this book cover image released by Crown Publishers, “The Innocent,” by Taylor Stevens, is shown. (AP Photo/Crown Publishers) “The Innocent: a Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel” (Crown Publishers), by Taylor Stevens: Taylor Stevens’...

Essay: American Horror Story: From cliches, genius

December 28, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE- In this file image released by FX, Jessica Lange is shown in a scene from “American Horror Story.” (AP Photo/FX, Ray Mickshaw, FILE) NEW YORK (AP) — Producing and sustaining a horror show for the American television audience is not a...

Mexican actor Pedro Armendariz Jr. dies at age 71

December 27, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this March 31, 2009, file photo, Mexican actor Pedro Armendariz speaks as he announces some of the Ariel awards at the 51st annual Mexican Academy Awards in Mexico City. Armendariz, 71, died on Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, in New York due to cancer,...

‘Death Benefit’ slow-paced but worthwhile

December 27, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this book cover image provided by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, “Death Benefit,” by Robin Cook, is shown. (AP Photo/G.P. Putnam’s Sons) “Death Benefit” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons), by Robin Cook: Robin Cook’s “Death...

Review: Streep can’t save superficial ‘Iron Lady’

December 27, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this film image provided by The Weinstein Company, Meryl Streep portrays Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady.” The same problems that plagued “La Vie en Rose,” starring Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf, exist in “The Iron Lady,” a...

Royal grandkids visit Prince Philip in hospital

December 26, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II leaves after she and other members of the royal family attended a Christmas Service at St. Mary’s church on the grounds of Sandringham Estate, the Queen’s Norfolk retreat, England, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP...

More accurate view of Washington crossing debuts

December 25, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

CORRECTS TITLE OF ARTWORK – This undated photo of a painting provided by artist Mort Kuntsler, shows “Washington’s Crossing: McKonkey’s Ferry, Dec. 26, 1776.” On Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, the New York Historical Society will unveil the more...

Unborn son’s struggle inspires Christian singer

December 25, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this Sept. 14, 2011 photo, Matt Hammitt reads a book to his 1-year-old son, Bowen, at their home in Perrysburg, Ohio. Hammitt, lead singer for the Christian rock band Sanctus Real, has released an album inspired by his son who was born with a rare heart...

Review: Alagna as a cartwheeling ‘Faust’ at Met

December 25, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this photo provided by the Metropolitan Opera, Roberto Alagna is the title character in a Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 performance of Gounod’s “Faust,” at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Opera, Ken Howard) NEW YORK...