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Union has deal with 4th Atlantic City casino; Taj talks on

June 30, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Union members cheer as they discuss preparations for a strike against as many as five of the city’s eight casinos in Atlantic City, N.J. on Wednesday June 29, 2016. Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union says it will go on strike Friday if it can’t reach new contracts with three casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment [&hellip...

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FBI seeks Rockwell painting on 40th anniversary of its theft

June 30, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities are seeking the public’s help in recovering a 1919 Norman Rockwell painting on the 40th anniversary of its theft from a New Jersey home. The painting was featured on the cover of the Sept. 6, 1919, edition...

Jesus Christ film coming to virtual reality

June 29, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The story of Jesus Christ is coming to virtual reality for the first time. Autumn Productions and VRWerx announced plans Wednesday to release the live-action film “Jesus VR — The Story of Christ” on all major VR platforms...

Jessica Williams leaving as ‘Daily Show’ correspondent

June 29, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Williams is leaving as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” this week after four years. But she’s not straying far. The network said Wednesday that Williams will be concentrating on a new...

Film academy invites 683 new members to join

June 29, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Six months after announcing intentions to double the number of female and minority members in its ranks by 2020, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 683 new members to join the organization. The academy says its...

BET Awards full of Prince tributes and political moments

June 27, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

The BET Awards — or “The Prince Tribute Show” — featured emotional and energetic performances from Sheila E., Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Hudson honoring the Purple One, along with political statements on issues ranging from racial injustice to...

APNewsBreak: Suge Knight sues Chris Brown over club shooting

June 27, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight sued Chris Brown and the owners of a popular nightclub on Monday after he was shot seven times at a 2014 party hosted by the R&B singer. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior...

Judge approves settlement in ‘Happy Birthday’ copyright case

June 27, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has approved a settlement that will put “Happy Birthday to You” in the public domain. U.S. District Judge George King approved the agreement Monday. It ends the ownership claims of Warner/Chappell Music, the music...

Judge won’t hear media request at Prince estate hearing

June 25, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Prince performs during halftime of the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. On Monday, June 20, 2016, a Minnesota judge overseeing the Prince estate case has sealed the affidavits being filed by people claiming to be his...

Bill Cunningham, NY Times fashion photographer, dies at 87

June 25, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This Sept. 5, 2014 photo shows New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham arriving for the Jason Wu Spring 2015 collection during Fashion Week in New York. Cunningham, a longtime fashion photographer for The New York Times known for taking pictures of...