Viola Davis to star as Harriet Tubman in HBO movieLOS ANGELES (AP) — "How to Get Away with Murder" star Viola Davis will play Harriet Tubman in a HBO movie about the abolitionist hero.
HBO said Monday that the project is based on the biography "Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman," by historian Kate Clifford Larson.
Box office top 20: 'Furious 7' leads box office for 4th weekNEW YORK (AP) — "Furious 7" had enough gas left in the tank to lead the box office for the fourth straight weekend.
The Universal sequel has dominated the month of April at the box office, but it will soon cede its perch to "The Avengers: Age of Ultron." The Marvel superhero sequel...
Pop star Mariah Carey makes grand entrance for Vegas showLAS VEGAS (AP) — Mariah Carey wants Las Vegas to know there's a new girl in town.
The pop icon arrived at Caesars Palace Monday night in a classic pink convertible behind 18 mobile billboards bearing the titles of her number one hits.
The grand entrance is to celebrate her Las Vegas...
Rushdie chastises authors protesting Hebdo tributeNEW YORK (AP) — Salman Rushdie on Monday defended the PEN American Center's plans to honor the magazine Charlie Hebdo, saying the decision of six writers to skip the PEN gala in protest will encourage intimidation.
Rushdie said in an email to The Associated Press that PEN is "quite...
'Hedwig' creator John Cameron Mitchell to get a special TonyNEW YORK (AP) — John Cameron Mitchell, who co-created the Broadway hit "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and then played the lead character this spring, will receive the 2015 Special Tony Award.
The show — about an East German transsexual seeking love and stardom in a retro glam-rock band...
'Black-ish' creator set to write 'Good Times' movieLOS ANGELES (AP) — Good times are coming to the big screen. "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris has been set to write the screenplay for a "Good Times" film based on the hit '70s sitcom, his manager confirmed to The Associated Press.
"Good Times," which aired on CBS from 1974 to 1979,...
Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys openingLOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings — and not worn by DeGeneres.
"General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless" were the top winners Sunday...
Salma Hayek hopes 'The Prophet' inspires new generationsBEIRUT (AP) — Salma Hayek said on Monday that the animated feature film "The Prophet" she co-produced has been a personal passion project, one she hopes can inspire young viewers to think outside the box about ways to improve the world.
Hayek is visiting Lebanon, her ancestral...
Vegas sets up 'concentric' security for upcoming megafightLAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather hadn't even decided how much it would cost home viewers to watch their fight when the head of the Nevada Athletic Commission started planning security for their big bout.
Five times in the 10 weeks since the two welterweights set a...
It's nail-biting time on Broadway ahead of Tony nominationsNEW YORK (AP) — Will the list include a musical set in a funeral home of all places? Or one set in Paris? Is there room for a brand-new show that makes William Shakespeare look like Mick Jagger? Can a dark, sinister show led by an 82-year-old sneak in?
Tony Award nominations are...
The Latest on Nepal Quake: Major aftershocks waning
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A local seismologist says major aftershocks are now unlikely to occur as the 72-hour mark after Saturday's devastating earthquake approaches.
Lok Bijaya Adhikari, chief of Nepal's National Seismological Center, says... Full story
Latest on police-custody death: Massive fire related to riot
Deputy Chief Fire Marshall Shawn Belton says some 80 firefighters were called to fight the huge fire that engulfed the unoccupied building under construction in east Baltimore.
He says embers from that fire caused damage to... Full story
'Good kid': Lawyer pleads for Boston Marathon bomber's life
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers pleaded with a jury Monday to spare his life, portraying him as "a good kid" who was led down the path to terrorism by his increasingly fanatical older brother.
David... Full story
Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney general
WASHINGTON (AP) — Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, the first African-American woman to serve as the nation's top law enforcement official.
Speaking before an audience of family members, Justice... Full story
The Latest: Courthouse empties after Day 1 of Holmes trial
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The Arapahoe County Justice Center in suburban Denver has emptied quickly after opening statements in the Colorado theater shooting trial.
Victims and survivors left the same way they entered Monday morning — walking... Full story