Obama shows his R-E-S-P-E-C-T for "women of soul"
WASHINGTON (AP) — He bobbled the spelling, but President Barack Obama had nothing but R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the "women of soul" who shook and rattled the rafters of the White House on Thursday night.
"What a lineup!" Obama declared at the outset of...
Katy Perry gives weather reporting a shot (Video)
Katy Perry does the weather report at a TV station in Australia!
NYC artists live on 'human hamster wheel'
NEW YORK (AP) — Ever feel like you're on a big hamster wheel and you can't get off?
Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder know that feeling all too well. The two performance artists are spending 10 days living, eating and sleeping on a giant hamster...
Preview Lindsay Lohan in Winfrey docu-series (Video)
When Lindsay Lohan emerged from rehab last year, Oprah Winfrey took the actress under her wing, and the pair planned a documentary series in which Winfrey's OWN crew would capture Lohan's road to recovery, giving Lohan a chance at redemption in the...
First lady bringing soul singers to White House
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is bringing together an impressive group of female artists for a White House concert celebrating women of soul.
The lineup for Thursday's concert includes Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Melissa...
Get your Travoltified name here!
When John Travolta called Idina Menzel "Adele Dazeem" at the Academy Awards show on Sunday night, he created a new standard for super stardom, which is, you are no one until you've had your name completely mangled by a confused, squinting John...
Idina Menzel sings 'Let It Go' with Fallon and class instruments
On Monday’s Tonight Show, Idina Menzel helped debut the latest holdover sketch from Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night days, "[Song] with Classroom Instruments." Accompanied as always by Fallon and The Roots, Menzel sang the hit "Let It Go" from Disney's...
Ice dancers, Drew Carey on ABC's 'Dancing'
NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic ice dancing gold medalists Charlie White and Meryl Davis will try a less slick surface and new partners as contestants in the next edition of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."
ABC said Tuesday that game show host Drew...
Refuse pickers give new life to Rio Carnival trash
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Elaine da Silva Moraes clambers up mounds of abandoned fabric, foam and feathers that minutes earlier were the essence of Rio de Janeiro's glitzy, multi-million dollar Carnival parades.
The creative costumes on display at...
Toronto mayor laughs off Kimmel's idea to get help
TORONTO (AP) — Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford laughed off Jimmy Kimmel's suggestion that he get help for his drinking problem and was reported to be upset about his appearance on the late-night TV talk show.
Ford's appearance Monday night on...
Cold, gray day doesn't stop Mardi Gras revelers
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A cold, gray day greeted revelers gathering Tuesday along parade routes as the Carnival season in New Orleans headed to a crest with the unabashed celebration of Mardi Gras.
The first street marching groups — including...
Ellen's Oscar celeb selfie a landmark media moment
NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres' celeb-studded selfie from the most-watched Oscars telecast in a decade was a landmark social media moment at a time online conversation is boosting television viewership and vice versa.
It's also a murky example...
A look back at the Oscars
The 86th annual Academy Awards ceremony is in the books.
There weren't any big surprises when it came to who took home a statue, but did that hurt the telecast?
Penny and Phil spoke with Dr. Robert Thompson of the Bleier Center for Television...
'12 Years a Slave' rises up at Academy Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama "12 Years a Slave" best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards.
Steve McQueen's slavery odyssey, based on Solomon Northup's 1853...
What they wore at the Oscars
Academy Award winners create buzz. Then there's the buzz generated by what the winners (and others) wore.
Lupita Nyong'o took home the Best Supporting Actress Oscar on Sunday — and looked very much the part in a pale blue Prada goddess...