Weinsteins sue Warner Bros. over 'Hobbit' profits
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey and Bob Weinstein sued Warner Bros.' New Line Cinema on Wednesday, claiming they're owned a share of the profits from the second and third "Hobbit" films.
In the lawsuit filed in New York, the Weinsteins said their 1998 ...
6 geezers laying? Holidays bring on song botches
NEW YORK (AP) - Milk and spiders? Nine lazy Hansons? Sleep in heavenly peas?
It's that time of year: holiday music time. And with holiday music comes all the strange and twisted things we sometimes think we're hearing.
Mondegreens, the moniker...
"12 Years a Slave" tops SAG Awards with 4 nominations
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve McQueen's historic saga "12 Years a Slave" topped the nominations list for 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Wednesday, boosting its Academy Awards prospects with four nominations.
John Wells' dysfunctional fa...
Congressional subcommittee weighs online gambling
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Organizations and advocates on all sides of the online gambling debate are cheering a Congressional hearing on the state of online gambling.
The hearing took place Tuesday before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufactu...
Kennedy Center names 1st woman to lead arts group
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra was named the next president of the Kennedy Center and will become the first woman to lead the performing arts center since it opened in 1971, officials said Tuesday.
Deborah F. Rut...
Julie Andrews missed NBC's live 'Sound of Music'
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — More than 18 million television viewers watched Carrie Underwood perform the role of Maria last week in NBC's "The Sound of Music Live!"
But Julie Andrews wasn't among them.
Andrews, who starred in the 1965 Oscar-win...
New Johnny Cash album to be released next spring
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — There's new never-before-heard music coming from Johnny Cash.
Cash's estate is releasing "Out Among the Stars," an album he recorded with Billy Sherrill in the early 1980s that was never released by Columbia Reco...
Appeals court sets argument on Jackson doctor case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California court has scheduled arguments next month for Michael Jackson's doctor to appeal his involuntary manslaughter conviction.
The 2nd District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles set arguments in the c...
'Frozen' takes over top spot at box office
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney's wintery animated tale "Frozen" took over the top spot at the box office with $31.6 million in its second week of release.
Studios announced final numbers for the weekend box office Monday. After a two-week re...
'Blackfish' prompts Heart to cancel SeaWorld gig
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The rock bands Heart and Barenaked Ladies along with country singer Willie Nelson have canceled their planned performances at SeaWorld in Florida, citing the recent documentary "Blackfish," which raises questions about...
Native artifact sale in Paris makes $1.6 million
PARIS (AP) — A French auction house that ignored a plea by the U.S. Embassy to delay an auction of sacred Hopi masks sold them briskly Monday along with other contested Native American artifacts for $1.6 million.
As protesters stood outside...
Erratic TV violence ratings fail parents
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Violent dramas on the broadcast networks carry milder parental cautions than cable shows like "The Walking Dead" but can equal them in graphic gore, a failure of the TV ratings system, a new study found.
Scenes of stabbi...
Domestic case dropped against '127 Hours' figure
DENVER (AP) — A domestic violence case has been dismissed against Aron Ralston, a Colorado adventurer whose self-amputation ordeal was made into the movie "127 Hours."
A court spokeswoman said Monday the case was dropped at the request of the ...
Report: NSA spying on virtual worlds, online games
LONDON (AP) — American and British intelligence has been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported Monday, saying that the world's most powerful espionage agencies packed virtual universes full of undercover agents and surreptitio...
Sarah Palin to host outdoors show
NEW YORK (AP) — The Sportsman Channel said Monday it has hired Sarah Palin to be host of a weekly outdoors-oriented program that will celebrate the "red, wild and blue" lifestyle.
The program, "Amazing America," will debut next April....