30 August 2014

Pacino does double duty at Venice Film Festival

Actor Al Pacino poses for photographers during a photo call for the movie Manglehorn during the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/David Azia)VENICE, Italy (AP) — Al Pacino is making two trips up the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival, with two movies about aging, regret and letting go. But the actor says he's not about to lower the curtain on his own career.


30 August 2014

After injury, Kings of Leon ready for stage

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2013 file photo, from left, Matthew Followill, Jared Followill, Nathan Followill and Caleb Followill of the band Kings of Leon pose for photographers upon arrival at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The city of brotherly love will mark a brotherly affair for Kings of Leon: The family band will play its first show Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Philadelphia since drummer Nathan Followill injured his ribs. The group will headline the second night of the “Budweiser Made In America” festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway over Labor Day Weekend. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, file)NEW YORK (AP) — A brotherly reunion is coming to the City of Brotherly Love: Family band Kings of Leon will play its first show Sunday in Philadelphia since drummer Nathan Followill injured his ribs.


30 August 2014

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

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

29 August 2014

Hip-hop moves as strong force for Michael Brown

This Aug. 20, 2014 photo released by singer John Legend shows Legend wearing a T-Shirt that says "Don't Shoot," in reference to the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Legend performed Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going on with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. (AP Photo/Ron Stephens II)NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice.


29 August 2014

After deaths, NYC music festival tightens security

Workers prepare a cooling tunnel, which will blast attendees with cold air while displaying an LED light show, at the Electric Zoo music festival venue on New York's Randall's Island, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)NEW YORK (AP) — Drug-sniffing dogs, peers watching for people feeling ill, a "cooling tunnel" and shorter days are greeting fans this weekend at an electronic music festival where two people died of drug overdoses last year, organizers said Friday.


29 August 2014

PAX Prime gaming convention kicks off in Seattle

Attendees, many in costumes, ride an escalator Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at the Penny Arcade Expo, a fan-centric celebration of gaming in Seattle. The event is expected to be attended by 85,000 gamers and will include concerts, game tournaments and previews of upcoming titles. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — The Penny Arcade Expo is in full swing in downtown Seattle.


29 August 2014

Obama's tan suit buzzed around the world

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama smiles as he takes questions about the economy, Iraq, and Ukraine, in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, before convening a meeting with his national security team on the militant threat in Syria and Iraq. Obama's summer fashion choice, not unprecedented among presidents - himself included - was the talk of social media, Thursday. Other presidents who have taken on tan include Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush and Dwight Eisenhower. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, file)NEW YORK (AP) — Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world?


29 August 2014

Comedian Tracy Morgan still struggling after crash

FILE - In this April 9, 2014 file photo, actor Tracy Morgan attends the FX Networks Upfront premiere screening of "Fargo" at the SVA Theater in New York. An attorney for Morgan says the former “Saturday Night Live” actor is having a tough time recovering from a June 2014 accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that left a fellow comedian dead. Morgan broke his leg, nose and several ribs in a six-car accident involving his limo bus, and comedian James McNair was killed. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, file)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An attorney for Tracy Morgan says the former "Saturday Night Live" actor is having a tough time recovering from a June accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that left a fellow comedian dead.


29 August 2014

Former Jethro Tull bass player Glenn Cornick dies

HONOLULU (AP) — Glenn Cornick, the original bass player in the rock band Jethro Tull, died of congestive heart failure at his home in Hilo, Hawaii, on Thursday.

29 August 2014

3 convicted in Georgia rapper's slaying

ATLANTA (AP) — A jury has convicted three men in the shooting death of an Atlanta rapper known as Lil Phat.

13 August 2014

NYC subway performers: We're being over-policed

NEW YORK (AP) — Subway acrobats, dancers and musicians on Tuesday decried what they said was heavy-handed policing, gathering outside City Hall to join critics of a police clampdown on minor offenses.

13 August 2014

Players go for the Scrabble title in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The world's best Scrabble players are squaring off for the title of Scrabble champion, with the winner to be crowned in Buffalo.

13 August 2014

Vibe of Graceland Too changes after owner's death

Vernon Chadwick of Oxford, points out the haircut of the late Paul MacLeod, an Elvis-obsessed man who turned his eclectic collection of photos, records, albums and knick-knacks into a museum at his antebellum home named Graceland Too, honoring Presley, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in Holly Springs, Miss. Several of MacLeod's friends gave tours to visitors at the museum-home. MacLeod's memorial takes place the week that fans commemorate the anniversary of Presley's death on Aug. 16, 1977 at his Graceland mansion in Memphis. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — The Elvis Presley-congested rooms of a north Mississippi roadside museum are missing their kinetic buzz since owner Paul MacLeod left the building.


13 August 2014

Sources: Justin Bieber reaches plea deal in Fla.

FILE - This Jan. 23, 2014 file photo made available by the Miami Beach Police Dept., shows Justin Bieber at the police station in Miami Beach, Fla. According to two people directly involved with the case, Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges in his January arrest in South Florida after what police initially described as an illegal street drag race. The two people told The Associated Press Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, that the 20-year-old pop star would plead guilty to misdemeanor careless driving and resisting arrest without violence charges. Bieber also will agree to take an anger management course and make a charitable donation. (AP Photo/Miami Beach Police Dept., File)MIAMI (AP) — Pop singer Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges over his arrest in South Florida in what police initially described as an illegal street race, two people involved in the case told The Associated Press.


13 August 2014

On 'Tonight Show,' Fallon pays tribute to Williams

FILE - This June 15, 2007 file photo shows actor and comedian Robin Williams posing for a photo in Santa Monica, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in an apparent suicide. Williams was 63. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Fallon paid tribute to Robin Williams on the "Tonight Show," where the late comic made many memorable, seldom-seated appearances.


13 August 2014

Did Kimye baby North West say mama or dada 1st?

FILE - Kim Kardashian and U.S rap singer Kanye West arrive at a luxury shop in Paris, Wednesday, May 21, 2014 file photo. Recently, Kardashian West spoke about baby North, the success of her online game, her upcoming book of selfies and how motherhood has emboldened her. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Recently Kim Kardashian West sent her stepfather Bruce Jenner a text because of something she read online.


12 August 2014

Robin Williams hanged self but no answer as to why

FILE - This March 27, 2010 file photo shows actor Robin Williams speaking at The 24th American Cinematheque Awards honoring Matt Damon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.(AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Although police have now revealed how Robin Williams committed suicide, the Oscar-winning actor's fans, friends and even family continue to struggle to understand why someone who spread so much joy throughout the world could find so little in his own life that he decided to stop living.


12 August 2014

Lauren Bacall, a screen goddess of the shadows

FILE - This May 1945 file photo shows actor Humphrey Bogart, left, with his wife actress Lauren Bacall. Bacall, the sultry-voiced actress and Humphrey Bogart’s partner off and on the screen, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in New York. She was 89. (AP Photo, File)NEW YORK (AP) — "Anybody got a match?" was Lauren Bacall's first line, in Howard Hawks "To Have and Have Not," and, ever since, captive moviegoers have been desperately fumbling for a light.


12 August 2014

That look, and that voice: Bacall's best roles

FILE - This Oct. 12, 1955 file photo shows actors Humphrey Bogart, left, and his wife, Lauren Bacall at the premiere of "The Desperate Hours," in Los Angeles. Bacall, the sultry-voiced actress and Humphrey Bogart’s partner off and on the screen, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in New York. She was 89. (AP Photo/Harold Filan, FIle)Lauren Bacall had the look — cool and mysterious — and she had the sound, courtesy of that irresistibly low and throaty voice.


12 August 2014

AP sources: Bieber reaches plea deal in Fla. case

FILE - This Jan. 23, 2014 file photo made available by the Miami Beach Police Dept., shows Justin Bieber at the police station in Miami Beach, Fla. According to two people directly involved with the case, Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges in his January arrest in South Florida after what police initially described as an illegal street drag race. The two people told The Associated Press Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, that the 20-year-old pop star would plead guilty to misdemeanor careless driving and resisting arrest without violence charges. Bieber also will agree to take an anger management course and make a charitable donation. (AP Photo/Miami Beach Police Dept., File)MIAMI (AP) — Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges stemming from his arrest in South Florida in what police initially described as an illegal street drag race, two people directly involved in the case told The Associated Press on Tuesday.