Country awards help CBS dominate ratingsNEW YORK (AP) — With Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and Taylor Swift leading the way, country music helped CBS to a dominant week in the television ratings.
The Academy of Country Music Awards was seen by just under 16 million viewers, making it the most-watched program in the Nielsen...
Nielsen's top programs for April 13-19Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 13-19. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. "Academy of Country Music Awards," CBS, 15.98 million.
2. "NCIS," CBS, 15.84 million.
3. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 14.82 million.
4. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 14.4...
Head of movie association predicts record year at box officeLAS VEGAS (AP) — It matters where you watch a movie, the head of the Motion Picture Association of America stressed Tuesday at the opening of an annual gathering of theater owners in Las Vegas.
Chris Dodd, chairman and CEO of the association, also said piracy and illegal downloading...
Cruise wows CinemaCon with look at 'Mission' stuntsLAS VEGAS (AP) — Tom Cruise revealed Tuesday at a surprise appearance at CinemaCon in Las Vegas that he actually hung off the side of an airplane in the film "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation."
The actor said he performed the stunt, which involved a massive Airbus A400M taking off...
Jake Gyllenhaal, Sienna Miller on Cannes Film Festival juryPARIS (AP) — Prize winners at the Cannes Film Festival will be chosen by a jury that includes American actor Jake Gyllenhaal, Mexican director Guillermo del Toro and Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan.
Malian musician Rokia Traore is also on the panel, announced Tuesday, along with...
Gwyneth Paltrow files for divorce from singer Chris MartinLOS ANGELES (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are officially uncoupling after the actress filed for divorce after more than 11 years of marriage.
Paltrow cited irreconcilable differences for the breakup of her marriage to Martin, who is the frontman for the band Coldplay.
Gabby Giffords to receive DVF 'inspiration' awardNEW YORK (AP) — Gabby Giffords, who's been devoting her time to pushing for tougher gun laws as she slowly recovers from her 2011 shooting, will now have ,000 to donate to her cause, courtesy of designer Diane von Furstenberg.
Von Furstenberg's DVF Foundation is honoring the former...
Encore! TV does it again with planned 'Full House' revivalNEW YORK (AP) — As TV networks plunder the recycling bin for old shows to revive, "Full House" must have been the final scrap at the bottom of the barrel.
Or so it would seem to those gobsmacked by news that Netflix is resuscitating the 1987-95 ABC sitcom — which, even for fans, is...
Pulitzer-winning music a tribute to Pennsylvania coal minersJulia Wolfe descended hundreds of feet underground, into a dank, dark cavern with gleaming black walls: a Pennsylvania coal mine.
"You can't believe people spent all day there," Wolfe recalled Tuesday. "It was spooky, a little bit, but so fascinating, a strange kind of beauty."
Review: Indie 'Adult Beginners' explores familiar territory"Are you happy?" is the prevailing question of its fair share of indie dramas.
The cinema of borderline depressive thirtysomethings living in reasonably pleasant suburban environs might as well be a genre unto itself. While it's still a valid premise for exploration, its latest entry,...
Jury in Boston Marathon trial sees photo of defiant Tsarnaev
BOSTON (AP) — First, the jury was shown large, vibrant pictures of the four people killed in the Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath. Then prosecutors pulled out the photo they saved for last: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev giving the finger... Full story
Justice Department probes Baltimore police-custody death
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday it has opened an investigation into the death of a Freddie Gray, a black man who died of spinal injuries he suffered during an arrest that involved being transported in a police... Full story
Obama attorney general nominee heads for vote after 5 months
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's long-stalled nominee for attorney general, federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch, is on her way to a confirmation vote after senators extricated themselves Tuesday from a partisan dispute over... Full story
Flee or return: Ramadi residents face a tough choice
ON THE BZEBIZ BRIDGE, Iraq (AP) — In the two weeks since militants from the Islamic State group overran central Ramadi, thousands of people have streamed out of the city, fleeing the brutal clashes between the extremists and Iraqi... Full story
US-Cuba relations challenge ballplayers choosing pro path
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Yasmany Tomas had three choices to continue his baseball career: stay in Cuba and make up to $2,500 a month, play in Japan with a shot at a million dollar contract, or give up family and life in the island on... Full story