PBS probes slave-owning issue; Affleck expresses regretNEW YORK (AP) — PBS is conducting an internal review following revelations that producers of "Finding Your Roots" may have violated the network's editorial standards after a request by Ben Affleck that the program not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor.
Meanwhile, Affleck has...
Robert Downey says he was 'den mother' on 'Avengers' setLONDON (AP) — It's hard to imagine Robert Downey Jr. as the authoritarian type, but the actor says he played a stabilizing force amid the ever-growing cast of superheroes during the filming of "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
"I am an assistant den mother for him (director Joss Whedon) —...
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...
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.
"Legitimately accessing content rewards the creators that drive America's flourishing...
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...
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...
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,...
100-carat diamond sells for $22 million at auctionNEW YORK (AP) — A "perfect" 100-carat diamond in a classic emerald cut sold for just over million at auction on Tuesday.
The internally flawless D color stone is the only classic emerald-cut white diamond of the highest color and clarity and over 100 carats to come to auction,...
Pope accepts resignation of bishop who didn't report abuse
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of a U.S. bishop who was convicted of failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up for... Full story
Anger at acquittal of Chicago policeman in shooting of woman
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge's surprise acquittal of an off-duty Chicago police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed woman called into question prosecutors' decision not to charge the man with murder, and set off protests for a second... Full story
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
Obama again avoids calling 1915 Armenian killings 'genocide'
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will once again stop short of calling the 1915 massacre of Armenians a genocide, prompting anger and disappointment from those who have been pushing him to fulfill a campaign promise and use the... Full story
10 Things to Know for Wednesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. MIGRANT DEATHS IN MEDITERRANEAN COULD TOP 30,000 THIS YEAR
That toll would be nearly 10 times the 2014 total of 3,279, itself... Full story