South By Southwest overstuffed with music goodies
South By Southwest and the surrounding unaffiliated hoopla have slipped into hyperdrive as the music portion of the annual conference and festival opens this week.
Kanye West and Jay Z have announced they're headed to Austin, Texas, the cherr...
"Between Two Ferns": Funny or die
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is hamming it up online to promote his health care plan.
Obama joked Tuesday with comedian Zach Galifianakis, including poking fun at the poorly reviewed "Hangover Part III" during an interview on thhe...
Connecticut could be 1st state to curb loud movies
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut could become the first state to curb loud movies under proposed legislation that's drawing opposition from the Motion Picture Association of America.
The legislature's Public Safety and Security Committee is...
Sheila MacRae of 'Honeymooners' fame dies at 92
ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Sheila MacRae starred on the Broadway stage and in films, yet it was her small-screen role as the tolerant and brassy wife of a Brooklyn bus driver for which she is most remembered.
MacRae, best known for playing Alice...
'Cosmos' is back with new host for new generation
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Astronomer Carl Sagan become Mr. Science for a generation after his 1980 series, "Cosmos," took audiences on a groundbreaking TV journey through the universe.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of "Cosmos: A Spacetime...
'Batkid,' Spider-Man hang out after Oscars cut
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California boy who was treated for leukemia and became famous as "Batkid" got to spend time with another superhero after his planned appearance at the Academy Awards was cut.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...
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...