'Django Unchained' actress ordered to apologize to policeLOS ANGELES (AP) — An actress who accused Los Angeles police of racial profiling when they investigated a report she was having sex with her boyfriend in a parked car has been ordered to apologize to officers as part of a plea deal.
Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained,"...
Singer Chris Brown accused of battery in Las VegasLAS VEGAS (AP) — Singer Chris Brown faces another battery accusation just days after he performed at an after-party to the weekend's much hyped boxing match, which was also billed as the kickoff to his residency at the Drai's nightclub.
Las Vegas police said Brown, 25, is suspected of...
Box Office Top 20: 'Avengers' sequel soars to $191.3 millionLOS ANGELES (AP) — A jam-packed sports weekend didn't stop moviegoers from trekking to theaters in droves to see the Avengers sequel, which posted a massive 1.3 million North American opening, Disney said Monday.
While "Avengers: Age of Ultron" may have solidified its spot as the...
Fox renews 'The Simpsons' for 2 more seasonsLOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Simpsons" will keep the satire coming for at least two more seasons.
Fox said Monday it has renewed the animated series for its 27th and 28th seasons, which will carry it to a total of 625 episodes.
The tale of Springfield and the Simpson family is TV's...
Oscar-winning writer of 'Dances With Wolves' novel diesTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Blake, the writer whose novel "Dances With Wolves" became a major hit movie and earned him an Academy Award for the screenplay, has died.
Blake, 69, died Saturday in Tucson, Arizona, after a long battle with cancer, his business partner, Daniel Ostroff,...
Al-Jazeera America loses top executiveNEW YORK (AP) — The Al-Jazeera America news network, sued by a former employee who said he was fired for complaining about a colleague's anti-Semitic and sexist behavior, is losing one of its top U.S. news executives.
Marcy McGinnis, a former CBS News executive, told Al Jazeera on...
Going inside Big Bird, a film takes wing with Caroll SpinneyNEW YORK (AP) — He has lent body and soul to a certain 8-foot-tall 6-year-old for nearly half a century, all the while hidden from sight.
Now Caroll Spinney drops his fine-feathered obscurity (and emerges from his garbage-can fortress as Oscar the Grouch) for an enchanting film...
Met show uses film, fashion to explore East-West interplayNEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood has long been fascinated with China. But that doesn't mean it has always represented it fully or accurately — far from it.
In the new exhibit "China: Through the Looking Glass," early Hollywood — and film in general — is just one of the lenses through...
Only some Broadway shows enjoy bounce after Tony nominationsNEW YORK (AP) — Last week's Tony Award nominations made only some box offices on Broadway sing.
"Fun Home," a poignant show about growing up with a closeted dad that got 12 nods, earned ,000 more than the previous week. It had a weekly total of about 2,000.
"Something Rotten!" a...
The Muppets to team up with several YouTube starsLOS ANGELES (AP) — It's time to play the music. It's time to light the lights. It's time to stream the video.
The Muppets are appearing in skits and other online videos with several YouTube stars, including Mike Tompkins, Lindsey Stirling, Elliott Morgan and John and Hank Green.
APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs chairman
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say President Barack Obama will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan... Full story
Accused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack
WASHINGTON (AP) — Since at least 2007, the FBI has been able to recognize the voice of Elton Simpson — one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.
Agents... Full story
Warriors' Stephen Curry voted NBA's MVP over Harden, James
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — His voice cracked first. Then, his eyes got red. Finally, Stephen Curry cried.
He had felt like this in the past. When he barely received any scholarship offers out of high school. Or when some questioned whether... Full story
Boxing match pops up on phones as TV habits change
NEW YORK (AP) — It should have been a proud moment for TV: A much-hyped sports event drawing in millions of paying viewers and showcasing the clout still held by traditional media heavyweights.
Instead, the broadcast of Floyd... Full story
GOP field grows: Longshots Fiorina, Carson launch their bids
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson joined the rapidly expanding 2016 Republican presidential class on Monday, casting themselves as political outsiders in underdog campaigns,... Full story