25 October 2014

World Series TV rating down from '13, up over '12

The Kansas City Royals celebrate after their 3-2 win over the San Francisco Giants in Game 3 of baseball's World Series Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco. The Royals lead the series 2-1. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The World Series is averaging a 7.5 rating through three games, down 7 percent from last year but up 4 percent over San Francisco's last appearance in 2012.


25 October 2014

Cream vocalist and bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1993 file photo, Eric Clapton, left, Ginger Baker, center, and Jack Bruce, members of the 1960s rock and roll group Cream, pose during the induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Los Angeles, Ca. British musician Jack Bruce, best known as the bassist from the 1960s group Cream, has died. He was 71. A statement released by his family on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 said “the world of music will be a poorer place without him but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts." Cream, a blues-oriented power trio that also included guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker, sold 35 million albums in just over two years and were awarded the world's first ever platinum disc for their album “Wheels of Fire.” Bruce wrote and sang most of the songs, including "I Feel Free", "White Room," "Politician" and ''Sunshine Of Your Love." (AP Photo/Chris Martinez, file)LONDON (AP) — Jack Bruce was part Mississippi Delta and part Carnaby Street. In his glorious heyday as bassist and lead vocalist of 1960s power trio Cream he helped create a sound that combined American blues and psychedelia to thrill audiences throughout the world.


25 October 2014

British-Brazilian film 'Trash' wins top prize at Rome film fest

(L-R) Actors Eduardo Luis, Rooney Mara, Gabriel Weinstein and Rickson Tevez arrive for the screening of the movie "Trash" during the Rome Film Festival, on October 18, 2014 in RomeBritish director Stephen Daldry, of "Billy Elliot" and "The Reader" fame, won the Rome Film Festival's top prize Saturday with his adventure thriller "Trash" set in Brazilian favelas. The film about children who forage in landfills for a living until they come across a wallet and key sought after by a corrupt police officer edged out 17 other contenders at the ninth edition of the festival, with prizes decided for the first time by the viewing public. Starring a trio of youngsters with no previous acting experience, the film sees the boys race to try and solve the riddle before the police can, helped along by an American priest and an aid worker, played by Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara. Richard Curtis, the man behind "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "Notting Hill", wrote the script, based on Andy Mulligan's novel of the same name.


25 October 2014

Hancock honored at jazz benefit concert at Apollo

Vernice White, Chaka Khan, and Ray Parker Jr. perform at the 13th annual "A Great Night in Harlem" gala concert, presented by The Jazz Foundation of America to benefit The Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund, at The Apollo Theater on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in New York. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award honoree is musician Herbie Hancock. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Herbie Hancock enjoyed "A Great Night in Harlem" with a look to the past and the future as the legendary jazz pianist received a lifetime achievement award from the Jazz Foundation of America at a benefit concert at the historic Apollo Theater.


25 October 2014

Paris's Picasso Museum re-opens after long-delayed refit

A visitor looks at Picasso paintings 'Large nude in a red armchair 1929' (R) and 'Large still life with a pedestal table 1931', at the Picasso museum in Paris, on October 18, 2014After a five-year closure for what was supposed to be a two-year refurbishment, Paris's Picasso Museum re-opened Saturday with arguments over the 52-million-euro ($66-million) project still reverberating. French President Francois Hollande said at a ceremony the museum was "one of the most beautiful in the world and one of the most moving because it brings together the considerable and prolific work of the best-known artist of the 20th century". The museum -- housed in a 17th-century mansion in Paris's trendy Marais quarter -- has been extensively modernised and enlarged to more than twice its previous size. The gallery, which first opened in 1985, boasts one of the world's most extensive collections of Picasso's work with 5,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, photographs and documents.


25 October 2014

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

25 October 2014

Father of country star Reba McEntire dies

COALGATE, Okla. (AP) — The father of country music star Reba McEntire has died in Oklahoma.

24 October 2014

TLC cancels its 'Honey Boo Boo' series

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, file photo, beauty pageant regular and reality show star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson speaks during an interview as her mother, June Shannon, looks on in her home in McIntyre, Ga. On Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, the TLC network canceled the “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” series, following published reports that Shannon was in a relationship with a man who had a criminal past. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The TLC network on Friday canceled its colorful series about child beauty pageant contestant Honey Boo Boo and her Georgia family.


24 October 2014

John Denver gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Things are a little sunnier on the Hollywood Walk of Fame following the posthumous unveiling of a star for John Denver.

24 October 2014

Police, Guard face penalties in bikini film shoot

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah National Guard members could face career-ending penalties for allowing a risque video featuring bikini-clad British women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks to be partially filmed at a military training camp, the agency's top commander told state lawmakers Thursday.

24 October 2014

All hail King James: LeBron rules NBA

Graphic looks at NBA Eastern and Western Conference power rankings and team analysis; salary cap and impact players in new places; 6c x 17 inches; 295.2 mm x 431 mm;CLEVELAND (AP) — His shirt soaked with champagne after winning his fourth title in 2007, Tim Duncan had one more move before celebrating further with his Spurs teammates. He pivoted in a hallway inside Quicken Loans Arena, pulled 22-year-old LeBron James close and delivered a message.


24 October 2014

NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns for $6.4M

FILE - This Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, file photo, the NBC Universal logo hangs on a building in Los Angeles. NBCUniversal will pay $6.4 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by unpaid interns who worked on “Saturday Night Live” and other shows who claim they are owed wages, according to court documents. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 9,000 unpaid interns stand to benefit from a $6.4 million settlement with NBCUniversal over back wages.


24 October 2014

New 'Drumline' casts a new beat to original

This photo provided by VH1 shows, Alexandra Shipp, left, as Dani Bolton and Jordan Calloway as Jayven Lapierre, in "Drumline: A New Beat," which airs at 9 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, on VH1. (AP Photo/VH1, Annette Brown)ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Cannon remembers when youngsters often approached him, telling him that the 2002 film "Drumline" influenced them to attend a historically black college and university.


24 October 2014

Rowling writes backstory of Potter character

FILE - This Oct. 16, 2012 file photo shows author J.K. Rowling at an appearance to promote her latest book "The Casual Vacancy," at The David H. Koch Theater in New York. Harry Potter fans can look forward to a Halloween treat, with some tricks, from Rowling. In an announcement posted Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, on her web site, www.pottermore.com, the author revealed that she has prepared a 1,700 word story about the witch and former Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Potter fans can look forward to a Halloween treat, with some tricks, from J.K. Rowling.


24 October 2014

Jenny McCarthy brings her personality to radio

FILE - In this May 14, 2014, file photo, actress Jenny McCarthy attends "A Celebration of Barbara Walters " in New York. SiriusXM announced that Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy, a new daily live morning radio show on SiriusXM will launch on Monday, Oct. 27. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — For those who wonder if that so-called "honeymoon period" for a newly married couple is real, look no further than TV-radio personality Jenny McCarthy and actor-singer Donnie Wahlberg.


24 October 2014

NYC museum plans Basquiat exhibition

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Museum plans an exhibition on graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) that includes eight rarely seen notebooks filled with his handwritten texts and sketches.

24 October 2014

Queen sends her first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sends the first royal tweet under her own name to declare the opening of the new Information Age Galleries at the Science Museum, South Kensington, London, Friday Oct. 24, 2014. Normally a plaque is unveiled to herald the launch of a new project, but after touring the attraction dedicated to the history of communication and information the Queen touched a tablet screen to send her message to the world. (AP Photo/PA, Chris Jackson) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVELONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — though she kept things traditional, signing off with "Elizabeth R."


24 October 2014

Lupita Nyong'o seeks Va. slave-trade preservation

FILE - In this Sunday, March 2, 2014 file photo, Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the Oscars, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Nyong’o is lending her star power to the opposition to a minor league baseball stadium in what was once the center of Richmond’s thriving slave-trading center. She has been posting anti-stadium opinions on social media to her millions of followers. She also has personally appealed to Mayor Dwight C. Jones to withdraw support for the stadium that is the centerpiece of an economic development project. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — "Twelve Years a Slave" actress Lupita Nyong'o is lending her star power to the opposition to a minor league baseball stadium in what was once the center of Richmond's thriving slave-trading center.


24 October 2014

Miss Uganda contestants compete in farming

In this photo taken Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, one of the contestants chosen to compete in the 2014 "Miss Uganda" beauty contest learns how to milk a cow, at the Bukalasa Agricultural College in Wobulenzi, Uganda. In part to give the pageant an extra edge after years of flagging popularity, the Miss Uganda Foundation sought a partnership with the military, which earlier this year was ordered by Uganda’s long-serving president to promote agriculture, and the scene is just what the organizers wanted: Beautiful women getting their hands dirty to promote farming. (AP Photo/Rebecca Vassie)WOBULENZI, Uganda (AP) — When the Miss Uganda contestants arrived at this sprawling farm outside Kampala, they quickly realized their high-heels would not be useful. So they put on gumboots and strutted awkwardly as they took turns learning how to milk a cow.


24 October 2014

Binoche explores risks, passion of war photography

This image released by Film Movement shows Juliette Binoche in a scene from, "A Thousand Times Goodnight." (AP Photo/Film Movement)NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Juliette Binoche has long been fascinated by war photography, she says, and often wonders about the people who risk their lives to capture such photos. Who are they, and what are they like?