Friday, April 24, 2015 06:55

The British are coming: Elton, Ed, The Who to play Jazz Fest
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A British invasion of sorts is headed to New Orleans.
American Indian actors quit Adam Sandler movie over names
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of American Indian actors walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie this week over complaints about stereotypes, offensive names and scenes they say disrespected Native American religious practices.
Dr. Oz mounts spirited defense against critical letter
NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz says last week's attack by 10 doctors who accused him of promoting "quack treatments" on his TV show was spurred by his vocal support for labeling genetically modified foods — a stance he says some if not all of those accusers oppose.
Renner, Evans apologize for 'juvenile' Black Widow joking
NEW YORK (AP) — Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans have apologized for what they called their "tasteless" joking about the sole female Avenger, Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow.
Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar
The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows World Wide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.
Reports say Comcast plans to drop $45B Time Warner Cable bid
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is abandoning its $45.2 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable, according to media reports.
First footage shown of 'The Revenant,' 'The Martian,' 'Joy'
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio has gone wild.
CBS books prime-time Letterman highlight show
NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman is getting a prime-time goodbye from the folks at CBS.
Judge in Colorado theater shooting case won't move trial
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case has denied defense attorneys' longstanding request to move the trial to another county.
The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending November 3, 2014:
The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store
App Store Official Charts for the week ending November 3, 2014:
Time magazine longtime film critic Richard Corliss dies
NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Corliss, the longtime film critic for Time magazine, has died after suffering a major stroke last week, the magazine said Friday. He was 71.
Jake Tapper to host Sunday program on CNN
NEW YORK (AP) — Jake Tapper will take over as host of CNN's Sunday morning public affairs program "State of the Union" in June.
Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
Angelina Jolie rips world powers on Syria's refugee crisis
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Actress Angelina Jolie pleaded with world powers Friday to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticizing the U.N. Security Council for being paralyzed by its division over Syria's four-year conflict.
Group seeks rights to 'Mockingbird' play in Lee's hometown
MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A new group is seeking rights to produce a stage version of "To Kill a Mockingbird" in the hometown of author Harper Lee.
Women held captive in Ohio home for decade release a memoir
NEW YORK (AP) — When Amanda Berry's toddler daughter had night terrors and started screaming and running around the room, Berry couldn't always get to her — because she was chained and couldn't move that far.
'Grey's Anatomy' kills off Dr McDreamy in surprise twist
Fans of hit US television series "Grey's Anatomy" woke up Friday to a world devoid of "Dr McDreamy," a popular character killed off in a car accident, in a devastating blow to devotees. Dr Derek Shepherd, played by actor Patrick Dempsey since the character was first introduced in the show's 2005 pilot, faced unexpected doom in Thursday's episode when he pulled over to help victims of a car accident...
Sawyer Sweeten of 'Everybody Loves Raymond' dies at 19
NEW YORK (AP) — Sawyer Sweeten, who played one of Ray Romano's twin sons in the CBS comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died. He was 19.
Keith Urban, Jimmy Cliff headline opening day of Jazz Fest
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Friday's opening day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is set to feature about as wide a variety of music as one can compile - from the alternative Chicago-based rock band Wilco to Irish singer-guitarist Hozier and the Jamaican and reggae stylings of singer Jimmy Cliff.