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 to make grand entrance for Vegas showLAS VEGAS (AP) — Mariah Carey is getting ready to make a grand entrance to celebrate her Las Vegas Strip debut that will bring her chart-topping hits to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
The pop icon is appearing at the casino-hotel Monday night to celebrate her 18-show residency...
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...
Latest on police-custody death: Massive fire related to riot
A massive fire has broken out in a building that was under construction and the Baltimore mayor's spokesman says it's related to the riots.
Spokesman Kevin Harris confirmed that the fire is related to the riots and that it's... Full story
In post-quake aid rush, Nepal neighbors jockey for position
BEIJING (AP) — Wedged between the two rising Asian powers of China and India, landlocked Nepal watched rescuers and offers of help pour in from both sides within hours of an earthquake that killed more than 4,000 people.
India, the... Full story
Riot, looting prompt state of emergency, curfew in Baltimore
BALTIMORE (AP) — Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he... Full story
'Batman' trial tries to look inside Colorado shooter's mind
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Two versions of the unstable mind of James Holmes were presented to a jury Monday as lawyers revealed many more details about his conversion from a promising grad student to a gunman capable of opening fire on... 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