21 October 2014

Fashion icon mourned in Dominican homeland

A security agent stands in front of the new "Oscar de la Renta" fashion showroom in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Tuesday, October 21, 2014. The Dominican government declared a day of official mourning after Dominican born designer Oscar de la Renta passed away on Monday in Connecticut. (AP Photo/Ezequiel Abiu Lopez)SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Designer Oscar de la Renta was mourned Tuesday in the Dominican Republic as a native son who brought glamour and prestige to a largely poor country better known for baseball and beaches than elegant evening wear.


21 October 2014

NYC police looking into arrest of subway performer

Andrew Kalleen joins other performers during a protest in the Metropolitan Avenue Subway station Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in New York. Kalleen, 30, was performing Friday, Oct. 17 at the G-train stop in Brooklyn's hipster Williamsburg neighborhood when an officer told him he must leave the station because he needs a permit to play there. The New York Police Department says it's looking into the arrest. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK (AP) — Musicians rallied around a fellow subway performer whose arrest in a busy station came after a confrontation over whether he needed a permit and was captured on video as straphangers jeered police.


21 October 2014

Defense wants theater shooting trial postponed

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys are asking a judge to push back the trial for the man charged in the Colorado movie theater shooting so they can have more time to review a doctor's sanity evaluation that included 22 hours of interviews.

21 October 2014

Actress Daniele Watts charged with lewd conduct

This Sept. 14, 2014 file photo shows actress Daniele Watts, left, and Brian Lucas speaking during an interview with KABC-TV in Los Angeles. Watts, who suggested she was detained by Los Angeles police because of racial profiling after she was found in a parked car with her boyfriend, Lucas, has been charged with lewd conduct. Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," and Lucas each were charged Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, with misdemeanor counts that carry potential six-month jail terms. (AP Photo/KABC-TV, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Daniele Watts, who suggested she was detained by police because of racial profiling after she was found in a parked car with her boyfriend, was charged Tuesday with lewd conduct.


21 October 2014

From Kors to DVF, fashion mourns de la Renta

FILE - This Sept. 11, 2012 file photo released by Starpix shows designer Oscar de la Renta, right, and model Karlie Kloss backstage before the presentation of the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 collection sponsored by Revlon at Fashion Week in New York. The designer, a favorite of socialites and movie stars alike, has died. He was 82. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, file)NEW YORK (AP) — Fun, sunny, romantic. Oscar de la Renta approached fashion and life on those terms, but there was more, so much more, those who loved and admired the designer say.


21 October 2014

Review: A twist on the man-child romp in 'Laggies'

In this image released by A24 Films, Chloe Grace Moretz, left, and Keira Knightley appear in a scene from "Laggies." (AP Photo/A24)Lynn Shelton is a curious, Pacific Northwest-bred hybrid of high-concept and low production value.


21 October 2014

Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer dies

Alfred Wertheimer Photo Exhibition At 13th European Elvis FestivalLOS ANGELES (AP) — Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died.


21 October 2014

40 years later, 'Power Broker' is standard reading

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2008 file photo, author and biographer Robert Allan Caro smiles during an interview in New York. A generation of city planners and builders have come of age since Caro's 1,300-page, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography "The Power Broker," was published 40 years ago. Celebrated for its exhaustive detail, controversial for its startling disclosures, Caro's book has been cited as inspiration for a new approach to urban planning _ more modest in scale, more focused on community involvement. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Weisbrod was two years out of graduate school, planning a career in law, when a new book about municipal builder Robert Moses changed his life: Robert Caro's "The Power Broker."


21 October 2014

Google's streaming music service adds mood to mix

This product image provided by Google shows the mood music feature on the web version of Google Play. The new feature is being released Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in an update to Google Play’s music subscription service, “All Access,” which costs $10 per month. (AP Photo/Google)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.


21 October 2014

Victoria Clark joins the cast of musical 'Gigi'

FILE - In this June 5, 2005 file photo, actress Victoria Clark arrives at the 2005 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Clark has joined the cast of the Broadway-bound musical “Gigi” playing a role she lately has been really enjoying _ a mentor. Clark said Tuesday that she and three-time Tony Award nominee Dee Hoty will join the cast, led by pop star Vanessa Hudgens. The cast also includes Howard McGillin, Corey Cott and Steffanie Leigh. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark has joined the Broadway-bound musical "Gigi" playing a role she lately has been really enjoying — a mentor.


21 October 2014

Teresa Giudice asks to serve term in halfway house

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, center, and his wife, Teresa Giudice, right, of Montville Township, N.J., walk toward the Martin Luther King Jr. Courthouse before a court appearance, in Newark, N.J. Teresa Giudice is petitioning to serve most of her federal prison sentence in a halfway house. She was sentenced to 15 months in prison after she pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud and conspiracy. Her husband, Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, was sentenced to 41 months. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice (JOO'-dys) is petitioning to serve most of her federal prison sentence in a halfway house.


21 October 2014

'Fascinating' change of plans: Walters will return

FILE - In this May 14, 2014 file photo, Barbara Walters attends "A Celebration of Barbara Walters" in New York. ABC announced Tuesday, Oct. 21, that Walters will be back with yet another edition of "10 Most Fascinating People." Among those fascinating people she will interview for the special: Oprah Winfrey, Neil Patrick Harris, Chelsea Handler and Scarlett Johansson. It will air as a two-hour special on Dec. 14. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe Barbara Walters had her fingers crossed when she said last year's "10 Most Fascinating People" telecast would be her last.


21 October 2014

Police contacted actress before she was found dead

AUBURN, Wash. (AP) — Suburban Seattle police say they contacted actress Misty Upham, known for her roles in "August: Osage County," ''Frozen River" and "Django Unchained," several times before she was found dead in a ravine last week.

21 October 2014

Reaction to death of Oscar de la Renta

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2011 file photo, designer Oscar de la Renta attends the Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2012 fashion show during Fashion Week in New York. De la Renta received the 2012 Couture Council Award by The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. De la Renta, a favorite of socialites and movie stars alike, has died. He was 82. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff, File)Reaction to the death late Monday of iconic designer Oscar de la Renta:


21 October 2014

CBS retained its Nielsen ratings crown last week

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning leaves the field after an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Denver. Manning broke Brett Favre's record for touchdown passes with his 509th. The Broncos won 42-17. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)NEW YORK (AP) — Football scored half of the Top 10 slots in last week's Nielsen ratings.


21 October 2014

'S.H.I.E.L.D' fans push for Coulson/May romance

FILE - In this March 23, 2014 file photo, actor Clark Gregg arrives at PALEYFEST 2014 - "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." in Los Angeles. Gregg stars in “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EDT. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — There's Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, aka Brangelina, and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, aka Kimye. But are you ready for Philinda?


21 October 2014

'Orphan Black' star Tatiana Maslany eyes stage

FILE - In this June 19, 2014 file photo, actress Tatiana Maslany arrives at the Critics' Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Second Stage Theatre said Tuesday, Oct. 21, that Maslany will appear beside Tony Award nominee and “The Newsroom” actor Thomas Sadoski in Neil LaBute’s world premiere “The Way We Get By.” he play will be directed by Leigh Silverman, who was nominated for a Tony Award last season for her direction of “Violet.” Previews begin May 12. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Tatiana Maslany, the star of "Orphan Black," will be finding a temporary home on an off-Broadway stage.


21 October 2014

'Breaking Bad' drug dolls cook up Toys'R'Us controversy

Toys"R"Us is embroiled in controversy after a Florida woman complained about the kids' store selling dolls of fictional drug dealer Walter White and other characters from hit TV show "Breaking Bad"Washington (AFP) - Toys"R"Us was embroiled in controversy Tuesday after a Florida woman complained about the kids' store selling dolls of fictional drug dealer Walter White and other characters from hit TV show "Breaking Bad."


21 October 2014

Fighters suing Mayweather over Vegas cable TV bout

In this Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, file photo, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. appears before the Nevada Athletic Commission in Las Vegas. Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing championship boxer Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a “dog house” fight to the death. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a "dog house" fight that was supposed to last until someone quit.


21 October 2014

Love, discipline fuel Neil Diamond's latest album

In this Sept. 26, 2014 photo, singer-songwriter Neil Diamond poses for a portrait at his former high school, Erasmus Hall High School in the Brooklyn Borough of New York. Diamond, 73, who married for the third time in 2012, says happiness with his new bride fueled his work on “Melody Road,” out Tuesday, Oct. 21. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Neil Diamond wrote and recorded his first studio album of new material in six years floating in the heady glow of new love.