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...
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,...
John Stamos says he's ready for 'Full House' reunionNEW YORK (AP) — John Stamos will produce and appear in a 13-episode reboot of the sitcom "Full House" for Netflix and said that he hopes as many members of the original cast as possible will return.
Netflix said Tuesday that it has ordered the sitcom "Fuller House," a spinoff where...
Jon Stewart sets Aug. 6 as 'Daily Show' exit dateNEW YORK (AP) — Jon Stewart says Aug. 6 will be his last night hosting Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."
Stewart set the date in the closing moments of Monday's edition of the parody newscast. With tongue in cheek, he promised to wear a suit for that finale, and to shower beforehand....
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to killTAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court Tuesday to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine and marijuana.
Rudd faces up to seven years in prison on the...
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...
Mourners gather in Louisiana to honor R&B star Percy SledgeBAKER, La. (AP) — Funeral services are underway for Percy Sledge, the rhythm and blues singer best known for the 1966 hit "When a Man Loves a Woman."
Sledge died last week at age 74 after a battle with liver cancer.
Tuesday's funeral at Bethany Church in Baker, near Baton Rouge,...
Heather Headley to play the Witch in 'Into the Woods'NEW YORK (AP) — Tony and Grammy winner Heather Headley has been lured back onstage to play a vengeful witch in a fairy tale musical in St. Louis.
Mike Isaacson, the artistic director and executive producer of the Municipal Theatre Association of St. Louis, said Headley will play the...
'James and the Giant Peach' album to be released for freeNEW YORK (AP) — The Tony Award-nominated songwriting team behind the musical "James and the Giant Peach" have good news for their fans — and even better news.
The good news is that they're releasing the cast album of the show with a powerhouse cast including Broadway stars Christian...
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
Campaigning Clinton has qualms about trade deal
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed qualms Tuesday about the sweeping trade deal the Obama administration is negotiating with Pacific nations.
Without weighing in for or against the agreement, Clinton told students... Full story
Penalty phase opens in Boston Marathon bombing trial
BOSTON (AP) — The life-or-death phase in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev got underway Tuesday with a prosecutor showing the jury a photo of Tsarnaev giving the finger to a security camera in his jail cell three... Full story
CDC: 10 listeria illnesses now linked to Blue Bell foods
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries has recalled all of its products after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.
Federal health officials say... Full story
Trafficking deal clears path for attorney general vote
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders announced a deal Tuesday that should clear the way for the long-stalled vote on President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee.
The agreement aims to solve a dispute over abortion that had delayed... Full story