27 May 2015

Bourdain plants digital footprint as editor at food website

FILE - In this Monday, May 19, 2014, file photo, Anthony Bourdain poses with his award for CNN's "Parts Unknown" at the 73rd Annual George Foster Peabody Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, in New York. Bourdain has been named editor-at-large for the website Roads & Kingdoms, a digital media company that covers global food, politics, travel and culture. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)Anthony Bourdain has eaten his way through nearly every crevice of the globe, and now he's ready to taste a new frontier — the digital world.


27 May 2015

How 'Wolf Hall' director Jeremy Herrin keeps audiences rapt

This photo provided by Jeffrey Richards Associates shows, from left, Ben Miles (standing) as William Cromwell, Nathaniel Parker (seated) as Henry VIII and Lydia Leonard as Anne Boleyn, in a scene from The Shakespeare Company production of Mantel's "Wolf Hall," directed by Jeremy Herinn. (Johan Persson/Jeffrey Richards Associates via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — If the Tony Award for best director was handed out on quantity alone, Jeremy Herrin would easily be the winner.


27 May 2015

CBS' Bob Schieffer is ready for retirement

FILE - In this May 3, 2014, file photo, CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer attends the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington. Schieffer's last Sunday as host of CBS' "Face the Nation" will be on May 31, 2015. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — At 78, Bob Schieffer is entitled to reminisce about the "good old days" of reporting. He believes young people coming into the business can also learn from them.


27 May 2015

Sitcom actor Diamond accused in bar stabbing goes on trial

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — The actor who portrayed Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell" is headed to trial in southeastern Wisconsin where he's accused of stabbing a man during a confrontation at a bar.

27 May 2015

U2 brings its high-tech 'Innocence & Experience' tour to LA

Bono of U2 performs at the Innocence + Experience Tour at The Forum on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — U2's latest live show included a call to fight AIDS, condemnation of the 1974 car bombings in Ireland, the voice of Stephen Hawking, high-tech stage gimmicks and just over two hours of music, including most of its 2014 album, "Songs of Innocence."


26 May 2015

Historian, author of 'The Pacific' Hugh Ambrose dies at 48

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hugh Ambrose, who wrote the World War II history "The Pacific" after years of researching for his father, the renowned historian Stephen Ambrose, has died at age 48.

26 May 2015

US returns 25 looted artifacts to Italy: Vases, frescoes

A third century B.C. terracotta head, left, and a second century Roman bronze figure representing Mars, are shown during a press conference in Rome, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. The United States has returned 25 artifacts that were looted from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st century frescoes and precious books that had made their way into top-notch U.S. museum, university and private collections. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)ROME (AP) — The United States on Tuesday officially returned 25 artifacts looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books that ended up in U.S. museums, universities and private collections.


26 May 2015

Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark dies in NY at 75

FILE - In this June 20, 2013, file photo provided by Leica, photographer Mary Ellen Mark attends the Leica Los Angeles Grand Opening in Los Angeles. Mark, a renowned documentary photographer whose subjects ranged from runaway children to world leaders died Monday, May 25, 2015, in New York. She was 75 years old. (Todd Williamson/Leica via AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, called "a snake charmer of the soul" for her gift of capturing searing images of human vulnerability, has died at age 75.


26 May 2015

'John Wayne Day' in Texas honors actor's 108th birthday

FILE - This 1978 file photo shows actor John Wayne. Wearing a brown plaid coat worn by Wayne in 1945's "Flame of Barbary Coast," Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has declared a day in honor of the quintessential screen cowboy as he presided over the Senate Tuesday, May 26, 2015. He declared it John Wayne Day in Texas to mark the Hollywood legend's 108th birthday and named the actor an honorary Texan. (AP Photo, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Wearing a brown plaid coat worn by John Wayne in 1945's "Flame of Barbary Coast," Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has declared a day in honor of the quintessential screen cowboy.


26 May 2015

Actor Sam Shepard arrested for drunken driving in Santa Fe

This May 25, 2015 booking photo provided by the Santa Fe County Jail shows actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard, who was arrested Monday, May 25, 2015, on suspicion of drunken driving in Santa Fe, N.M. (Santa Fe County Jail, via AP)SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested Monday on suspicion of drunken driving after a Santa Fe restaurant's security complained about a possibly intoxicated driver.


26 May 2015

'Tomorrowland' nets a soft $42.7 million holiday debut

This photo released by Disney shows, George Clooney, as Frank Walker, in a scene from Disney's "Tomorrowland." The film releases in U.S. theaters May 22, 2015. (Film Frame/Disney via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney's original fantasy adventure "Tomorrowland" ended up earning slightly more in its debut than Monday estimates suggested with $42.7 million across the holiday weekend.


26 May 2015

'Tomorrowland' tops North American box office

Actors George Clooney (L), Britt Robertson and director and producer Brad Bird pose on the carpet arriving to attend the European premiere of the film 'Tomorrowland: A World Beyond' in London on May 17, 2015Sci-fi adventure-drama "Tomorrowland" starring George Clooney went straight to the top of the North American box office on its debut on a US holiday weekend, data showed Tuesday. The Disney movie, which has received mixed reviews, pulled in $42.7 million over the Memorial Day long weekend, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations. The movie relegated musical comedy sequel "Pitch Perfect 2" into second place in the box office standings, raking in $38.3 million over four days to Monday in the United States and Canada.


26 May 2015

Broadway's box office and attendance figures hit records

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2012 file photo, a Broadway street sign is seen in Times Square in New York. Broadway's revenue and attendance figures both hit record highs this season, fed largely by premium prices and a steady stream of more shows. The Broadway League said Tuesday, May 26, 2015, that box offices reported a record total gross of $1.36 billion - up from $1.27 billion from the previous season. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway's revenue and attendance figures both hit record highs for the third season in a row, fed largely by premium prices and a steady stream of more shows.


26 May 2015

Newport festival to mark 50th year since Dylan went electric

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2002 file photo, legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan performs at the Newport Folk Festival in R.I. Dylan made rock history when he went electric at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965. This year's festival will pay tribute to the legendary moment with a secret lineup of musicians billed as "'65 Revisited." Festival producer Jay Sweet on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, calls it an "all-star lineup" of nearly a dozen contemporary artists celebrating Dylan's performance. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — This year's Newport Folk Festival plans to pay tribute to the moment when Bob Dylan made rock history by going electric 50 years ago.


26 May 2015

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending May 23, 2015: