Adam Sandler movie sparks debate over American Indian imagesALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When a group of American Indian actors walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie this week, their decision generated praise and scorn on social media.
But everyone agreed on one thing: Despite growing awareness, outdated Native American stereotypes in...
Glenn Close, Lena Dunham strike emotional chord at eventNEW YORK (AP) — Using her own family and Robin Williams as an example, a tearful Glenn Close urged some of the most powerful women in entertainment to help society shed its fear of those fighting mental illness in an emotional speech Friday at Variety's Power of Women luncheon.
Seriously silly, Monty Python reunites for a weekend tributeNEW YORK (AP) — Today they reign as elder statesman of cerebral silliness, these alumni of the Monty Python comedy troupe and, some would argue, the funniest men who ever lived.
This weekend, the surviving Pythons — John Cleese and fellow Brits Eric Idle, Michael Palin and Terry...
Cleveland Play House wins Regional Theater Tony AwardNEW YORK (AP) — This year's Regional Theater Tony Award will go to the Cleveland Play House as it embarks on its centennial season.
The Play House was founded in 1915 and has entertained some 12 million people over 1,300 productions. Its alumni include Paul Newman, Tony Award-winner...
Kardashian family to watch Bruce Jenner's interview togetherNEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian says her family plans to watch Bruce Jenner's Friday night TV interview as they do most things, which is together.
Kardashian told reporters in New York at Friday's Variety Power of Women event — where she was being honored along with Lena Dunham,...
Angelina Jolie rips world powers on Syria's refugee crisisUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Actress Angelina Jolie pleaded with world powers Friday to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticizing the U.N. Security Council for being paralyzed by its division over Syria's four-year conflict.
Jolie briefed the council as special envoy for the...
Time magazine longtime film critic Richard Corliss diesNEW YORK (AP) — Richard Corliss, the longtime film critic for Time magazine, has died after suffering a major stroke last week, the magazine said Friday. He was 71.
"He conveyed nothing so much as the sheer joy of watching movies — and writing about them," Time theater critic...
North America's largest powwow draws thousands to New MexicoALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Droves of Native American and other indigenous performers and spectators have converged in New Mexico for the 32nd annual Gathering of Nations, North America's largest powwow. Here are some things to know about the event:
FROM FAR AND WIDE
More than 3,000...
Sawyer Sweeten of 'Everybody Loves Raymond' dies at 19NEW YORK (AP) — Sawyer Sweeten, who played one of Ray Romano's twin sons in the CBS comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died. He was 19.
Sweeten killed himself, his sister Madylin Sweeten, said in a statement. There were no other details. Madylin, and Sawyer's twin brother Sullivan,...
Group seeks rights to 'Mockingbird' play in Lee's hometownBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A new group plans to produce a stage version of "To Kill a Mockingbird" in author Harper Lee's hometown, where leaders fear a stalemate over rights to the play will kill an annual production that lures thousands of visitors annually.
An actor in the play,...
Ducking the spotlight, some stars decide to skip NFL draft
The hat-and-hug routine with the NFL commissioner that has become a rite of passage for many college football stars on draft night is not for everybody.
The waiting is the hardest part, even for players good enough to be invited to the... Full story
After drone killings, pressure for a new hostage strategy
WASHINGTON (AP) — The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism — and has also raised pressure on... Full story
Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns
NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer worries and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda.
The decision to swap sweeteners comes as... Full story
Armenians around the world mark 1915 genocide
BEIRUT (AP) — Around the world on Friday, tens of thousands of people of Armenian descent commemorated the genocide 100 years ago of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks.
The annual April 24 commemorations mark the day when the mass... Full story
Hostage deaths a reminder of risk of 'deadly mistakes'
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. investigators took months to piece together evidence that led to the conclusion that drone strikes had killed two Western hostages and two Americans who worked for al-Qaida, U.S. officials said Friday.
New... Full story