'American in Paris,' 'Fun Home' get a leading 12 Tony nomsNEW YORK (AP) — The musicals "An American in Paris" and "Fun Home" each received a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, showing two very different sides of this Broadway season.
One side is sunny — the dance-heavy stage adaptation of the 1951 musical film with George and...
Dr. Phil to Cat Cora: Celebs thank their moms in lettersNEW YORK (AP) — Moms. Everybody has one. Not everybody remembers to thank them when it's well deserved.
In time for Mother's Day, Lisa Erspamer takes care of that in her third "letter" book, a series of collected missives that has already covered some written by humans to their dogs...
Pop star Mariah Carey makes grand entrance for Vegas showLAS VEGAS (AP) — For anyone wondering what to expect from Mariah Carey's upcoming series of Las Vegas shows at Caesars Palace beyond her 18 number one hit singles, her grand entrance on Monday provided a hint of what's to come.
"No matter what, we're going to make it into a festive...
Daredevil to walk on moving, 400-foot-high Ferris wheelORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In the days leading up to one of his craziest stunts ever, tightrope walker Nik Wallenda has done the following: drop his kid off at school. Paint windowsills. Mow the lawn.
"It's not like I'm preparing for the end of my life," laughs the 36-year-old Sarasota,...
Lifetime planning behind-the-scenes 'Full House' TV filmNEW YORK (AP) — Lifetime says it's joining in the 'Full House' revival with a behind-the-scenes movie of the long-running family sitcom.
With the working title, "The Unauthorized Full House Story," the film promises to unveil the pressures on cast members to balance the idyllic family...
Miss Piggy is recipient of prestigious New York museum awardNEW YORK (AP) — A prestigious award from the Brooklyn Museum honors women who have made outstanding contributions in their fields.
This year's surprise honoree is ... Miss Piggy.
The Muppets character joins a distinguished list of recipients of the Sackler Center First Awards. They...
Sweet Surprise: Palace delivers pastry to royal fansLONDON (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge offered a sweet surprise to die-hard fans on Tuesday, sending luxury pastries to thank them for camping outside the hospital and awaiting the birth of the royal baby.
Prince William and the former Kate Middleton sent boxes with...
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.
Gurlitt cousin appeals rejection of her inheritance claimBERLIN (AP) — A cousin of German collector Cornelius Gurlitt has appealed a court's rejection of her challenge to his will, which bequeathed his vast art trove to a Swiss museum.
The Munich court handling Gurlitt's inheritance said Tuesday that a judge will consider whether to revise...
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...
Latest on police-custody death: Rumors close suburban mall
Police say a mall in suburban Baltimore has closed after rumors spread on social media about plans for trouble there and at other locations.
County police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter says Security Square Mall decided to close... Full story
Daredevil to walk on moving, 400-foot-high Ferris wheel
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In the days leading up to one of his craziest stunts ever, tightrope walker Nik Wallenda has done the following: drop his kid off at school. Paint windowsills. Mow the lawn.
"It's not like I'm preparing for the end... Full story
Obama welcomes Abe to White House with high ceremony
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pushed for closer trade ties with Japan Tuesday, hosting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House for a pageant-filled state visit even as he fended off critics of liberalized international... Full story
National Guard called in to keep the peace in Baltimore
BALTIMORE (AP) — National Guardsmen fanned out across the city, police with riot shields blocked streets, and firefighters doused smoldering blazes Tuesday after looting and arson erupted following the funeral of a black man who died... Full story
Golf course debate reflects Vietnam army's capitalist streak
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's busiest airport, once a major gateway for thousands of U.S. troops headed for battle, is now the scene of a slow-burning controversy linked to the commercial clout of the country's powerful... Full story