Monday, March 02, 2015 07:10

Veronica Roth working on new series; 1st book due in 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Veronica Roth fans can start the countdown.
Opera of sci-fi classic 'Solaris' creates strange world
To turn the science fiction classic "Solaris" into an opera, the Japanese composer Dai Fujikura and choreographer Saburo Teshigawara set out to create for the audience a world of strangeness. "Solaris," whose world premiere takes place Thursday at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris, is based on the celebrated novel of Polish writer Stanislas Lem about a planet covered entirely by ocean...
Clive Owen to make Broadway debut in Pinter's 'Old Times'
NEW YORK (AP) — Clive Owen will make his Broadway debut in "Old Times" by Harold Pinter.
Paula Deen reaches book distribution deal with Hachette
NEW YORK (AP) — Paula Deen has found a new publishing home.
Shawn Ashmore on job security uncertainty on 'The Following'
NEW YORK (AP) — The cast of Fox's TV series "The Following," knows that it's not the kind of gig that provides job security.
Vega, Llamas to be weekend anchors for ABC
NEW YORK (AP) — Cecilia Vega and Tom Llamas are the new weekend anchors for ABC's "World News Tonight" broadcasts.
Nick Offerman to star in stage's 'A Confederacy of Dunces'
NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Offerman of NBC's "Parks and Recreation" will star as Ignatius Reilly in a stage adaptation of "A Confederacy of Dunces."
Smog film goes viral in China with 155 mn views
An online documentary on China's notorious smog has become a viral sensation with more than 155 million views just one day after it was released, state media said Monday. "Under the Dome", a documentary privately produced by Chai Jing, a former anchor with state broadcaster China Central Television, detailed causes of atmospheric pollution in the country. They included slack government supervision and lenient penalties for polluters...
Madonna plans global tour for new album
Madonna on Monday announced concerts across North America and Europe to support her new album, her first extensive shows since a high-grossing and controversy-filled global tour in 2012. The pop superstar will start a 35-date tour to accompany her "Rebel Heart" album on August 29 in Miami, with concerts across North America as well as a show in Puerto Rico before she heads to Europe in November...
Review: Detective Isaac Bell returns in 'The Assassin'
"The Assassin" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks
The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Oct. 20 to Sunday, Oct. 26 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks
The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Oct. 20 to Sunday Oct. 26 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
Partial list of Oscar winners
Partial list of winners at Sunday's 86th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
"As you can see, I read the memo." — Jennifer Lopez, her dress baring just a single shoulder and a single leg, as she commented on the wardrobe guidelines CBS issued to Grammy performers.
Salonga says she is in talks on taking role in "Allegiance"
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Tony award winner Lea Salonga says talks have not yet been finalized on her joining the cast of George Takei's musical "Allegiance" on Broadway, but added it is a show she wants to be part of.
Classical music composer Ezra Laderman dies at 90
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Ezra Laderman, a classical music composer whose works ranged from symphonies to operas to music for Academy Award-winning films, has died. He was 90.
Tena Stivicic's '3 Winters' wins Blackburn Prize
NEW YORK (AP) — Tena Stivicic has won the oldest and most prestigious playwriting prize for women.
Artist: Clinton museum portrait has nod to Lewinsky's dress
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia artist has disclosed that his museum portrait of former President Bill Clinton contains a shadow reference to Monica Lewinsky's infamous blue dress.
Review: Love is tested in 'The Mystery of Love & Sex'
NEW YORK (AP) — Love and sex are both pretty big topics, and while Bathsheba Doran's new play, "The Mystery of Love & Sex," illuminates both with gentle humor, it's also about how secrets can test the bonds of friendship and love.
Sara Gilbert welcomes baby boy with wife Linda Perry
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sara Gilbert shared the news of her new baby on "The Talk."