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Muppets, Edgar Wright headed to SXSW film festival

January 31, 2017 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Ansel Elgort, right, and Jamie Foxx in a scene from “Baby Driver.” The 24th South by Southwest film festival announced it will premiere the film by writer-director Edgar Wright at the festival running March 10-19 in Austin. (Wilson Webb/Sony/TriStar Pictures via AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The latest [&hellip...

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PBS’ ‘Nova’ seeking periodic-table fans to fund TV special

January 31, 2017 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This undated image released by WGBH shows David Pogue from NOVA’s “Hunting the Elements.” NOVA is partnering with Pogue in a Kickstarter campaign that invites fans and science lovers to take part in the production of “Beyond the...

Lawsuit: Depp $2M monthly spending to blame for money woes

January 31, 2017 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

In this May 23, 2016 file photo, Johnny Depp arrives at the premiere of “Alice Through the Looking Glass” at the El Capitan Theatre, in Los Angeles. Depp’s former business managers countersued the actor on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, stating...

Sheriff: Suspect in Righteous Brothers wife slaying is dead

January 30, 2017 • EntertainmentComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than four decades after the ex-wife of Righteous Brothers singer Bill Medley was raped and killed, officials announced Monday they used DNA to identify a suspect in the slaying: a man who was killed by police in 1982. Los Angeles...

AP EXCLUSIVE: Judy Garland’s remains moved from NY to LA

January 30, 2017 • EntertainmentComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Judy Garland’s remains were moved cross-country to a mausoleum intended as the resting place for daughters Liza Minnelli and Lorna Luft and other family members. The transfer from a crypt in New York’s Ferncliff Cemetery to...

Paris Jackson to guest star on Fox TV drama ‘Star’

January 30, 2017 • EntertainmentComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paris Jackson is ready for her close-up. Fox TV said Monday that the daughter of the late Michael Jackson will make her acting debut this season on the drama series “Star.” Paris Jackson will play an intimidating social media...

Film academy troubled by possible visa ban of Oscar nominee

January 28, 2017 • EntertainmentComments (0)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The motion picture academy calls “extremely troubling,” the possible visa ban of Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, whose feature film “The Salesman” is nominated for a best foreign language Oscar. In a...

Justin Bieber gets hit, bounces back in celeb hockey game

January 28, 2017 • EntertainmentComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Bieber got a taste of NHL hockey and the Staples Center glass Saturday, courtesy of NHL great Chris Pronger. The pop star responded by showing off skills that would not have looked out of place in his native Canada during a...

Feds: 2 charged in scam banking on ‘Hamilton,’ Adele shows

January 27, 2017 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — Two men were charged Friday with operating a Ponzi scheme that cheated wealthy people who thought they were investing in ticket businesses for popular shows like an Adele concert and Broadway’s “Hamilton.” Joseph Meli, 42,...

The challenges female filmmakers face post-Sundance

January 27, 2017 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

Director/writer/producer/actress Zoe Lister-Jones poses at the premiere of the film “Band Aid” at the Eccles Theatre during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP) PARK...