Monday, March 30, 2015 05:16

NBC News' boss faces challenge fixing MSNBC
NEW YORK (AP) — As he returns to run the NBC News Group, Andy Lack faces one of the same puzzles he tried to solve a decade and a half ago: how to make MSNBC work.
Russian theater director fired over Wagner opera
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's culture minister on Sunday fired the director of a Siberian theater whose modern staging of Wagner's opera "Tannhauser" offended the powerful Russian Orthodox Church.
Oscar-nominated Czech cameraman Miroslav Ondricek dies at 80
PRAGUE (AP) — Miroslav Ondricek, the Czech director of photography who was twice nominated for the Academy Awards, has died. He was 80.
Police investigate threat to BBC boss over Clarkson firing
LONDON (AP) — British police are investigating a death threat made to the head of the BBC after the broadcaster fired "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson over an assault on a colleague.
NCAA Tournament ratings score with Duke-Gonzaga game
NEW YORK (AP) — The Duke-Gonzaga game on CBS drew the best overnight rating in 10 years for a Sunday NCAA Tournament regional final.
NBC, Cirque du Soleil bringing 'The Wiz' to TV, Broadway
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The musical "The Wiz" is coming to TV and back to Broadway.
No 'narsisstics': Music festivals ban fans' selfie sticks
LOS ANGELES (AP) — You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you're planning to go to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals.
5 things to know about new 'Daily Show' anchor Trevor Noah
NEW YORK (AP) — You hadn't heard of Trevor Noah before? Or maybe you recognized him as that handsome, funny guy who's made a few appearances as a correspondent on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show"?
Trevor Noah: From Soweto to US TV stardom
The child of a prohibited relationship between a black woman and a white Swiss father in apartheid South Africa, Trevor Noah has travelled a long way in a short time to take over one of the biggest shows in US television. With his razor-sharp wit that transcends South Africa's many social and racial divides, Noah, 31, rose to prominence by tackling stereotypes and leaving his audiences laughing -- and squirming -- in their seats...
Eliane Elias enjoys musical homecoming on new CD
Eliane Elias, "Made in Brazil" (Concord Jazz)
Aidan Gillen of 'Game of Thrones' narrating 'The Art of War'
NEW YORK (AP) — A new audiobook recording of Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" will soon be available with the perfect narrator — the scheming royal adviser Littlefinger from "Game of Thrones."
Thai court lifts ban on 'Fast & Furious': lawyer
A Thai court Monday lifted a ban on the latest instalment in "The Fast and the Furious" blockbuster franchise, a lawyer said, following a contract dispute with a local actor. "Fast and Furious 7", due to open in Thai cinemas on April 1, was blocked by a court injunction Thursday after a Thai movie studio filed a lawsuit alleging that local film star Tony Jaa was in breach of contract for appearing in the film...
Trevor Noah set to replace Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show'
NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times in recent months, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday.
Music Review: Darius Rucker shines on 4th country album
Darius Rucker, "Southern Style" (Capitol Nashville)
Selena's dad: Mixed feelings about fans marking star's death
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Twenty years after Selena was killed in Texas by her fan club president, the "Queen of Tejano" will be remembered with concerts, lookalike contests and a massive festival in April.
Review: 'Woman in Gold,' a remarkable story lifelessly told
"Woman in Gold" has a rich story to tell. The true account of Maria Altmann's fight to reclaim a famed Gustav Klimt painting of her aunt, "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I," first stolen by the Nazis and then appropriated by Austria after the war, is laced with riveting history, deep and complex emotion, and fascinating bureaucracy. Yet director Simon Curtis's rendering of Altmann's tale, though respectful and pretty, is somehow lifeless...
Tunisian museum reopens after deadly attack against tourists
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's National Bardo Museum reopened to the public Monday again for the first time since extremist gunmen opened fire on foreign tourists earlier this month, killing 22 people in the country's worst attack on civilians in 13 years.
Prince William starts work as helicopter ambulance pilot
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince William has started his new job — working as air ambulance helicopter pilot.
AP Exclusive: 'Daily Show' host Noah discusses his new gig
NEW YORK (AP) — The deal was done only last week, says Trevor Noah, the 31-year-old South African comedian who will take over "The Daily Show" from longtime host Jon Stewart.
Review: Ringo Starr's latest recalls Fab times and vibes
Ringo Starr, "Postcards from Paradise" (Universal Music Enterprises)