Monday, July 06, 2015 05:24
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'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike' fizzle at July 4th box office
NEW YORK (AP) — July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend.
Vanessa Williams weds Jim Skrip, her 3rd marriage
NEW YORK (AP) — Vanessa Williams tied the knot with her fiance, Jim Skrip, on the Fourth of July.
Fans cheer as Princess Charlotte christened on royal estate
LONDON (AP) — Prince William and his wife, Kate, marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte on Sunday — a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II's country estate that was steeped in royal tradition.
Queen Latifah, Amy Schumer headline Fourth of July festival
NEW YORK (AP) — Queen Latifah started with "The Star-Spangled Banner" and ended with a rap classic, Amy Schumer told raunchy jokes despite some children in the crowd and country singer Sara Evans was a vocal powerhouse when she covered Sam Smith.
Now playing: Harpsichord of Columbus' era sounds again
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A harpsichord that entertained the elites of Italy in the mid-1500s has been restored by a South Dakota museum and will soon bring its sound to 21st-century ears.
Dead shows set attendance records at Chicago's Soldier Field
CHICAGO (AP) — The Grateful Dead is making Chicago's Soldier Field come alive like no rock band ever has.
Drones will tear us apart: Pakistani pop's war fixation
A lover's eyes compared to a drone strike, a smile to a suicide bomb and lips to fire. The violence of Pakistan's bloody insurgency has been injected into catchy pop lyrics after more than a decade of war against Islamists opposed to all forms of song and dance. "Come, look straight into my eyes, attack my heart, come destroy everything, come destroy everything," croons popular singer Rahim Shah in the video to "Shaba Tabahi Oka" (Come On Destroy Everything), as the famous Pashto-language film hero Arbaaz Khan dances...
Billy Joel weds girlfriend during Fourth of July party
NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel married girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony at the couple's annual Fourth of July party.
NBC returns to NASCAR coverage with Sunday race at Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For 29 years, the summer race at Daytona International Speedway was a part of the nation's birthday.
Diana Douglas, 1st wife of Kirk Douglas, dies at 92
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, died Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 92.
Amid label flap, Lil Wayne streams album
The rapper Lil Wayne on Saturday put out a new album as a streaming exclusive amid a heated dispute with his label over release of what he calls his career-capping work. The hip-hop star said he was distributing "FWA" -- which stands for the "Free Weezy Album," in a nod to one of his myriad nicknames -- exclusively on Tidal, the upstart streaming service in which Lil Wayne is a co-owner...
Panama too drops out of Trump's Miss Universe pageant
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama is joining several other Latin American nations in dropping out of the Miss Universe pageant in protest over Donald Trump's comments about immigrants.
Benedict XVI is honored for keen devotion to church music
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Benedict XVI, emeritus pope and theologian, reflected on Saturday on classical music as an "encounter with the divine," saying listening to Mozart helps him experience "very deeply the Lord's presence."
Eager eaters weigh-in ahead of NYC July 4 hot dog contest
NEW YORK (AP) — Contestants have hit the scales ahead of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Coney Island's Nathan's Famous.
Hot dogs, hot music usher in July 4 weekend
As the nation gears up to celebrate America's birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country:
Damon Albarn musical whisks "Alice" into the virtual world
A troubled teenage girl who seeks refuge in a fantastical online world is the star of a new musical co-written by Blur frontman Damon Albarn to mark the 150th anniversary of "Alice in Wonderland". Loosely based on Lewis Carroll's book, "wonder.land" is being performed at Manchester's Palace Theatre until July 12 before moving to London's National Theatre and the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris next year...
Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump's 'idiocy'
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump's characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers.
Police identify motel intruder shot by ex-CNN reporter
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The man fatally shot by a former CNN reporter at an Albuquerque motel had fled parole in Tennessee, police said.
Dr. Dre announces new radio show on Apple Music service
NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Dre will be busting through your speakers with a new radio show on Apple Music.
'Inside Out' celebrates edge over 'Magic Mike,' 'Terminator'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even with the flashy competition of Terminators and male strippers, the little feelings inside a young girl's head proved to be more of a draw for moviegoers going into the holiday weekend.