Friday, August 28, 2015 02:30

'We Are Your Friends' director schooled by MTV's 'Catfish'
NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of MTV's "Catfish: The TV Show" may notice something familiar in the new film "We Are Your Friends."
Bush campaign raffling off ticket to Colbert debut
NEW YORK (AP) — Jeb Bush isn't just going to be a guest on Stephen Colbert's late-night debut on CBS. He's turned it into a fundraising opportunity.
Country music provocateurs Maddie & Tae come out swinging
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The country duo Maddie & Tae took on gender stereotypes in their first platinum single, "Girl in a Country Song," and now they are targeting another overused effect in today's country music: electronic drum machines.
AP Exclusive: David Letterman struggling with love of racing
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — This kind of list makes David Letterman sick to his stomach and question his love of auto racing.
Sharks, skateboards, survival debut on Discovery VR network
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Discovery is unleashing the first videos for its virtual reality network, Discovery VR, a fledgling service that is testing the limits and capabilities of the immersive format.
Antonio Banderas swaps film for fashion with college stint
LONDON (AP) — Antonio Banderas has swapped film for fashion, at least temporarily.
Cate Blanchett to be honored at London Film Festival
LONDON (AP) — Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett will receive a major career honor at this year's London Film festival, where two of her latest films are screening.
David Oyelowo talks Emmy nomination after Oscar snub
NEW YORK (AP) — David Oyelowo, who played the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the film "Selma," says there's an interesting upside to not getting an Oscar nomination.
What killed Knut? Riddle of polar bear's death solved
BERLIN (AP) — The sudden death four years ago of Knut, the celebrity Berlin Zoo polar bear who ended up on the cover of Vanity Fair, shocked his fans around the world and posed a riddle for veterinarians anxious to keep other animals from suffering the same fate.
Dutch rabbit Miffy and Matisse side-by-side at Rijksmuseum
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Miffy is hanging with Matisse at the Rijksmuseum.
Children's Museum of Manhattan features NYC's sights, sounds
NEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming installation at the Children's Museum of Manhattan invites kids to explore the sounds, sights and flavors of New York City.
Barenboim and Berlin orchestra confirm Tehran concert plan
Israeli-Argentinian conductor Daniel Barenboim is hoping to take one of Germany's top orchestras to Iran to perform a concert there, the Berlin State Opera said Thursday, drawing angry protests from Israel. Barenboim, 72, who is general music director of the German capital's flagship opera house, the State Opera, "is in talks with Iran about a possible concert in Tehran by the Staatskapelle Berlin," the house said in an emailed statement...
Mamma Mia! Piano played on ABBA's hits up for auction
LONDON (AP) — A grand piano that featured on many of ABBA's biggest hits is going up for auction in London.
Millennium sequel hits bookstores as author admits 'total fear'
The eagerly-awaited sequel to Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium crime trilogy hit store shelves in 25 countries on Thursday, as the author admitted he wrote the book in a manic depressive state. Speaking to reporters just hours ahead of the launch, David Lagercrantz said he was "terrified" as he wrote "The Girl in the Spider's Web". "I used to say that I was bipolar, manic depressive all the time, and I think it was kind of a good thing to write" in this condition, he said of the 500-page thriller which picks up the trail of tattooed computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist...
AP NewsAlert
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Virginia TV station holds moment of silence on air for reporter, cameraman killed in shooting.
Trump dumps insults on questioners, insists on control
WASHINGTON (AP) — For Donald Trump, the joy of the insult seems as compelling as the art of the deal.
TV station balances grief, journalism after on-air shooting
Alison Parker and Adam Ward's colleagues at TV station WDBJ saved their tears for off the air.
Fire causes extensive damage to Second City theater offices
CHICAGO (AP) — Four firefighters and one other person have been injured in a fire in a building that houses the offices of Chicago's famed Second City theater company.
Serena Williams shrugs off US Open jitters for karaoke
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams is trying to ignore "the elephant in the room" ahead of the U.S. Open.
Fired reporter kills 2 former co-workers on live TV
MONETA, Va. (AP) — He planned it all so carefully — a choreographed execution of two former colleagues, broadcast live to a horrified television audience. Hours later, he shared his own recording of the killing worldwide on social media.