An actress who appeared in "Django Unchained" said she was misidentified as a prostitute by police when she was only showing affection to her white companion.
Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Tony Auth, whose sharp and creative commentary appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 40 years, died of cancer on Sunday. He was 72.
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
An emotional Beyonce was in tears as she and husband Jay Z wrapped up their "On the Run" stadium tour Saturday night in Paris, where the duo said they got engaged years ago.
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic...
Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over "the guardians of gridlock" in an...
The face of the franchise was nowhere to be found as the Minnesota Vikings flailed away against the New England Patriots on Sunday, and it's not clear when, if ever, Adrian Peterson will rejoin them.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake complained of shortness of breath and chest pains during the city's Star-Spangled Banner celebration over the weekend and was taken to a hospital for tests.
A World War II code-breaker drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch has won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.
London Fashion Week swung into Day 3 Sunday, packed from morning to night with next season's womenswear offerings from dozens of designers.
Queen Elizabeth II has made her first comments about this week's Scottish independence vote, urging Scots to "think very carefully about the future."
It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat "Guardians of the Galaxy" at movie theaters.
Vivienne Westwood may be staging a catwalk show, but Scotland - not clothes - is foremost on the designer's mind.
When it comes to video games, are they better late than never?
A small Philadelphia museum that houses more than 10,000 pieces by illustrator Maurice Sendak will be returning most of the collection to the author's estate.
North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor.
A member of an elite Detroit police unit is set to stand trial again for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house that was captured on video by a reality TV crew.
Late singer Amy Winehouse has been honored on what would have been her 31st birthday with a life-size statue in her beloved Camden Town neighborhood of north London.
The Livestrong cancer charity is reporting a sharp drop in donations and revenue after founder Lance Armstrong admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during most of his record-setting cycling career.
How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline.
Netflix is tapping into six new markets Monday hoping to gain a big subscriber base around Europe, but is facing a frosty welcome in France. Well-established French competitors are trying to head off a Netflix wave, the...
Japanese film idol Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who was known as Rikoran and symbolized Japan's wartime dreams of Asian conquest, has died at age 94.
Kendrick Lamar appreciated Taylor Swift for paying homage to his music in a recent interview.
Pharrell gave a Swedish feminist party a shout-out during a performance in Stockholm a day before Sweden's general election.
By CHARLES J. GANS Associated Press Pianist and composer Joe Sample, a founding member of the genre-crossing Jazz Crusaders who helped pioneer the electronic jazz-funk fusion style, has died. He was 75.
North Korea held a trial Sunday morning for American Matthew Miller, who was detained in April for violating his tourist status when he entered the country. Details were not immediately available.
Bart and Lisa Simpson, Chief Wiggum and son Ralph, bartender Moe and Apu from Kwik-E-Mart celebrated 25 years of "The Simpsons" in Hollywood on Friday.
Bart and Lisa Simpson, Chief Wiggum and son Ralph, bartender Moe and Apu from Kwik-E-Mart came to the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate 25 years of "The Simpsons."
Contestants vying for the Miss America title showed off some fancy footwear along a New Jersey boardwalk.
According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home.
The sun's out, and so are the celebrities, style mavens and paparazzi. London Fashion Week turned up the heat on its second day, with a hectic schedule of catwalk shows that drew stars to the front rows and had editors...
The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in New Mexico said Friday it will sell three works by the American modernist painter to benefit its acquisitions fund.
The head of the outpatient surgery facility where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest during a routine procedure is no longer at the clinic.
What to wear to London Fashion Week? The hottest designer heels, the latest fall jacket - or perhaps a tech accessory like Google Glass.
It was New York's turn to say goodbye to Maya Angelou.
A judge convicted Oscar Pistorius of culpable homicide Friday in the death of his girlfriend, ruling that the former track star was negligent when he opened fire in his home after hearing what he said sounded like an...
It's not every day that you see not just one, but two McCartneys on the front row.
The son of Robert Downey Jr. pleaded guilty on Friday to cocaine possession and was sentenced to a drug diversion program that could result in his conviction being dismissed.
Authorities in Texas issued an arrest warrant Friday for star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after he was indicted on a charge of child abuse for using a branch to spank his son. He was swiftly benched by...
Entertainer Pia Zadora has been hospitalized with serious head and leg injuries after a fall from a motorized golf cart driven by her teenage son near their northwest Las Vegas home.
By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer During a week filled with a hideous hodgepodge of racism, domestic violence and homicide, sports offered little escape and even less accountability.
The attempt by the musical "American Psycho" to come to New York isn't going smoothly.
The Prada Marfa stands out, but not like the Italian luxury brand's stores in the world's major fashion capitals: It's surrounded by desolate prairie, alone in a plot of dirt along a rural highway in the West...
Robert Plant has been a lifelong rambler with almost no interest in returning home to Great Britain. These days, though, he's as snug as a hobbit in his hole in his native country after returning to record his latest...
Two Mark Rothko paintings are among the objects that will be auctioned in the fall from the estate of Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, a noted horticulturist, philanthropist and heir to the Listerine fortune, Sotheby's announced...
A television news anchorman fighting brain cancer in Illinois has told viewers he has only four to six months to live, but he hopes to work as long as he can.
Nicholas Sparks' romance-drama novels have already found a second life as film adaptations. Now the best-selling author is turning to television.
Actress Nicole Kidman's father, psychologist Tony Kidman, has died in Singapore, authorities said.
This year's Toronto International Film Festival belonged to the actors.
British actor Donald Sinden, known for his rich voice and varied roles, died Friday at his home in Kent, southern England, of prostate cancer, his son said. He was 90.
The recent revival of "Of Mice and Men" starring James Franco may have closed on Broadway, but you can still catch it on the silver screen.
Chances are you haven't heard these Johnny Mathis albums - but that will change.
Johnny Manziel felt as if he was watching himself.
NBC says a correspondent on Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" is joining "Saturday Night Live."
Scotland's independence battle is a tough one to call. The Yes side has James Bond, but the No campaign has Harry Potter.
New York Fashion Week's eight-day whirl wrapped on Thursday with some of the design world's biggest names showing on the runways.
At least six television networks said Thursday they plan to stop or minimize airings of video showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiancee and knocking her unconscious, footage that has called...
With a Barbie-pink house and matching plush carpeting set up in an armory, Marc Jacobs closed New York Fashion Week on Thursday with models in military outfits and a computerized voice piped through Beats by Dr. Dre at...
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cosimo Matassa, who recorded New Orleans rock and rhythm and blues from the 1950s to the 1970s, has died. He was 88.
The debut of CBS' "Thursday Night Football" broadcast was revised because of controversy surrounding the video of Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancee unconscious, CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said.
Two freshmen U.S. senators from opposite sides of the political aisle said Thursday they survived and even cooperated while spending a week marooned together on a remote island for a new reality show, "Rival Survival."
A man who was accused of plotting to kidnap talk show host David Letterman's young son and nanny nine years ago was released from a Montana prison Thursday, state corrections officials said.
A 40-year-old driver who police said seemed proud and excited about his actions is accused of intentionally driving a pickup truck through the glass doors of the Stratosphere casino on the Las Vegas Strip, according to an...
Jazz composer Duke Ellington's grandson urged New York's highest court on Thursday to reinstate his lawsuit seeking half the foreign royalties from Ellington's music for his heirs.
During his trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes retched and sobbed. The double-amputee Olympian sobbed again on Thursday, this time in apparent relief as a judge said the evidence did not support a murder conviction for...
It takes nine - yes, nine - tractor-trailers to move all the sets and props for "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," a $2 million extravaganza that arrived in New York this week. No wonder its choreographer, Christopher...
Tori Spelling is willing to go there for a second time.
Elisabeth Moss will play the insecure heroine of "The Heidi Chronicles" in a Broadway revival slated for February.
NBA star Paul George defended Ray Rice on Twitter, then backtracked less than an hour later by deleting the posts and apologizing to women and victims of domestic violence.
Arkansas' highest court ordered the immediate removal of a judge on Thursday for disclosing confidential details about an adoption involving actress Charlize Theron's child and making off-color remarks in an online...
Arnold Lehman, the director of the Brooklyn Museum since 1997, has announced he will retire next year.
Fifteen years after the first international agreement on the restitution of Nazi-era looted art, more than half of the countries that endorsed such accords have done "little or nothing" to implement them, the Jewish Claims...
Florida Georgia Line has plenty of experience on award stages after numerous accolades for their monster hit "Cruise," but as hosts of the American Country Countdown Awards, the country duo has less background to rely on.
Richard Kiel, the towering actor best known for portraying steel-toothed villain Jaws in a pair of James Bond films, has died. He was 74.
A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while Commissioner Roger Goodell has insisted the league didn't see the violent images until...
Palestinian filmmaker Khalil Mozayen's latest work was already complexly layered - a movie within a movie about a director and screenwriter producing a film about an honor killing in the Gaza Strip.
A man once accused of plotting to kidnap David Letterman's young son and his son's nanny from the comedian's Montana ranch for a $5 million ransom is set to be released from prison Thursday.
Add a new talent to supermodel Kathy Ireland's portfolio: burping.
Drag queens and a transgender bride romped down Betsey Johnson's runway Wednesday with same-sex couples, a few "Real Housewives" and the 72-year-old designer's TV dance partner in a fashion show that screamed JUST...
Miley Cyrus is a designer now, y'all!
Stevie Wonder said the mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, isn't seeing the full picture a month after an unarmed black 18-year-old was killed by a white police officer.
Carrie Underwood, who recently announced she is pregnant, got emotional during an acceptance speech at the annual ACM Honors event after thanking family and friends.
After three years, the Kardashian family is closing a store at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas that was fashioned as a "celebrity lifestyle boutique."
Anna Kendrick is done with musicals. No really. She swears.
A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week.
Move over, David Beckham: You've been usurped by Miley Cyrus as Fashion Week's latest celebrity designer.
"Nurse Jackie" will soon be making her rounds one last time.
Video game publisher Electronic Arts is removing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice from its recently released Madden NFL 15 title, the latest company to pull its support for the player.
Shia LaBeouf admitted Wednesday to acting up at a Broadway show, pleading guilty to disorderly conduct in one of several episodes of bizarre behavior the former "Transformers" star has displayed in recent years.
Acclaimed filmmaker David Lynch has visited Philadelphia for a preview of a museum exhibit featuring his paintings.
"Young Frankenstein" is pushing 40, but is by no means over the hill.
Behold this saga of bygone titans, a trio on an epic scale who share the same name.
It's taken a few years, but Vanessa Hudgens has finally made the leap from "High School Musical" to a Broadway musical.
Serena Williams was in the middle of settling down for an interview when she was interrupted by a message: "Anna is here."
Graham Joyce, one of Britain's best known fantasy writers, has died from complications of lymphoma cancer, an ilness he had blogged about extensively. He was 59.
The present Austrian owners of a valuable Gustav Klimt painting say they plan to reach a fair settlement with Jewish heirs of the family who left the artwork behind as they fled the Nazis.
Shia LaBeouf (SHY'-uh luh-BUF') has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct stemming from an incident at a Broadway show.
If you can't get to London in time to catch Gillian Anderson spinning onstage in "A Streetcar Named Desire," her orbit is about to get larger.
By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer U2, "Songs of Innocence" (Interscope)
Nicki Minaj, who has recently dropped her colorful and oddball style for a more natural and sophisticated look, says it's because she's more comfortable in her skin.
Former White House press secretary Jay Carney is joining CNN as a political commentator.
Any animal can end up at a public shelter, but most of them won't stay long. There, millions of dogs and cats face euthanasia, driving one filmmaker to turn his camera into a lifesaver.
A member of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast is putting her house on the market.
Getting a family of six out the door on time can be quite a challenge - even when you're a Beckham.
The 2014 Fashion Rocks was all about booing and booty.
Guilty or not guilty? The verdict in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial will not be delivered so simply.
The 2014 Fashion Rocks was all about booing and booty.
Contestants from Florida and Ohio won the first night of preliminary competition in the Miss America pageant on a night that saw one of the contestants collapse onstage.
A former minor league hockey player was arrested Tuesday on charges he sold illegally obtained prescription painkillers to former hockey player Derek Boogaard of the New York Rangers and the Minnesota Wild before Boogaard...
Badgley Mischka celebrated its 25th year with a New York Fashion Week show that featured their signature sumptuous gowns and a queen of glamour - Naomi Campbell.
New York Fashion Week was equal parts celebrity and sophistication Tuesday, with runway shows that included a collection by red carpet favorite Naeem Khan and a new line by Serena Williams.
Singer-songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat has been named The Latin Recording Academy's person of the year.
Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been sentenced to five years in prison in Texas for violating terms of his probation.
NBC has gone to Broadway to find one of its stars of "Peter Pan Live!"
You can imagine big-name actors queuing outside Jean-Marc Vallee's door: "Mr. Vallee, may I please have a McConaissance, too?"
NBC is certainly ready for some football, given how the NFL's return enabled the network to flatten its competition last week.
Lady Antebellum's family keeps growing as singer and guitarist Dave Haywood became a new father.
Surprise! U2 just put out a new album, and the renowned rock band is giving it away for free to iTunes users.
By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer Ray Rice's indefinite suspension from the NFL for domestic violence will cost him income from endorsements in addition to his $4 million in salary.
They're the often- anonymous stars of New York Fashion Week - the models who walk the runways in designer clothes, looking mostly impassive and inevitably beautiful as they pose before cameras.
Jordan Knight says being in a duo with fellow boy band veteran Nick Carter is less stressful than being part of New Kids on the Block.
Introducing one of Al Pacino's two films at the Toronto Film Festival, artistic director Cameron Baily remarked that perhaps an "Al Pacino Day" was in order, just as it had been for Bill Murray.
Attorneys for singer Jenni Rivera's company and relatives of some of those killed alongside her in a plane crash told a judge on Tuesday that they are trying to settle a lawsuit against the late Mexican-American...
Fox News Channel host Brian Kilmeade insists the network's morning show isn't making light of domestic abuse after it was criticized for comments made about the video showing football player Ray Rice hitting his...
In the end, Broadway's leaders saw the light - and decided to turn them off.
Ken Burns details the connections between two distantly related American presidents in his new documentary series "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," and in the process found his own personal ties.
Seth Rudetsky has opened his personal diary for the world to see - and, typically, out has tumbled tons of Broadway stories.
Bob Dylan, Billy Joel and Willie Nelson are among the artists performing Paul McCartney songs in a massive tribute to the former Beatle due out in November.
A music festival in Mobile, Alabama, is canceling an appearance by singer CeeLo Green following his online comments about sexual assault.
The news can be hard for viewers to take straight. Too confusing, too depressing, too wacky, too much.
Three British writers, two Americans and an Australian are finalists for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction, open to U.S. authors for the first time.
Cher has rescheduled tour stops in New York and New Hampshire due to illness.
Ursula K. Le Guin, the science fiction and fantasy writer widely celebrated as a visionary and compelling storyteller, is receiving an honorary National Book Award.
France's summer is fast becoming a memory, and so is one of its iconic beach sights: the topless woman.
Louise Erdrich has won the PEN/Saul Bellow prize, a lifetime achievement honor for American writers that comes with a $25,000 cash award.
Gerald Wilson, the dynamic jazz big band leader, composer and arranger whose career spanned more than 75 years, has died. He was 96.
Gerald Wilson, the dynamic jazz musician whose career spanned more than 75 years, has died. He was 96.
Apple plans to tighten its online security measures to reduce the chances of its users being victimized by intrusions like the ones that stole nude photos from actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities.
Mel Brooks has given the finger to Hollywood.
Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger lifted the curtain on his official portrait Monday, revealing a photograph-like giant image of the onetime bodybuilder standing in front of the official California seal.
As New York Fashion Week passed the midway point, Monday was a show of spectacle, celebrity and style.
Michael C. Hall's next step is going to be a gender bending one - the former "Dexter" star will play the rock chanteuse at the center of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" on Broadway.
In the Stephen Hawking biopic "The Theory of Everything," two college girls rush into a '60s-era Cambridge party before the sight of the attendees stops them in their tracks.
Banter by two Fox News Channel hosts about video showing football player Ray Rice hitting his future wife has come under fire.
A fire on the recently closed Colossus ride at Southern California's Six Flags Magic Mountain park has collapsed part of the famous wooden roller coaster, but no injuries are reported.
To Tommy Hilfiger, fashion is deeply intertwined with music. And in his runway show Monday, he celebrated some of his very favorite musicians - the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors.
Despite being a long champion of New York theater, Joan Rivers will not be memorialized by the dimming of Broadway's lights.
In a story Sept. 7 about the FX drama "Sons of Anarchy," The Associated Press reported erroneously that a character in the series played by Katey Sagal is named Jenna. In fact, the character's name is Gemma.
Most of Kevin Costner's most famous films wouldn't seem to be easy sells. How would it today sound to pitch a studio on a Civil War soldier befriending Sioux Indians on the South Dakota plains? Or on an Iowa farmer...
By The Associated Press "Guardians of the Galaxy" keeps orbiting the top spot at the box office.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West aren't the only ones who tied the knot this year in Italy. So did Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka.
Talk about your one-stop shopping.
The Clinton juggernaut hits the midterm campaign trail this week as the power couple lends fundraising prowess and their seal of approval to Democratic candidates shunning an unpopular President Barack Obama. For Hillary...
British actor James Corden will replace Craig Ferguson as host of "The Late Late Show" on CBS next year, part of a complete overhaul of the network's late-night talk show lineup put in motion by the impending...
The star-studded Stand Up to Cancer telethon that aired on broadcast and cable networks in the United States and Canada raised $109 million.
George Clooney says he will marry his fiancee in Venice, one of the world's most romantic backdrops.
Prosecutors said Monday they have dropped an assault charge against Canadian pop star Justin Bieber in connection with an incident involving a Toronto limousine driver.
The new theater season has only just begun but it's already time to think about Tony Awards.
Prince George is not going to be an only child for long - the toddler will soon have a baby sister or brother to share his fancy digs at Kensington Palace.
It may be Fashion Week in Manhattan, but 'Killer Heels' are coming to Brooklyn.
Imagine what the Internet would be like if most major websites had imposed controls preventing the naked photos stolen from Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities from being posted online.
The opening days of the Toronto International Film Festival saw a trio of tragicomedies combine humor with pain, often with mixed results.
Tracy Reese had dancers pop out of the audience for a brief performance that opened her New York Fashion Week show Sunday, putting her inspiration for spring - the choreographer Martha Graham - into motion.
Oprah Winfrey and a team of guests on Saturday completed the first stop of an eight-city U.S. tour of "Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend," rocking an Atlanta arena where thousands danced, applauded and sought...
A little bit raunchy, a little bit sad and a little bit fashion show, the design house Opening Ceremony spoofed itself and the fashion industry Sunday night in a one-act play directed by Spike Jonze and written by Jonze...
By The Associated Press Sunday was a day for remembering and looking ahead as New York Fashion Week continued in Manhattan.
You know that sullen model stare?
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
"When your halo slips for good, you'll have to wear your hood."
The death of girl group singer Simone Battle was ruled a suicide by hanging, authorities said Sunday.
Molly Glynn, an accomplished Chicago theater actress who also played a recurring role as a doctor on the TV series "Chicago Fire," has died after a tree toppled by a powerful storm struck her as she rode her bike in a...
Standing on the field with a microphone, the end of his baseball career likely three weeks away, Derek Jeter remained as cool and collected as his play at shortstop over the past two decades.
Howard Stern delivered the eulogy, Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang "Smile" and bagpipers played "New York, New York" at Joan Rivers' funeral Sunday, a star-studded send-off that - like the late comedian...
Former New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, who presided over a dramatic drop in crime rates during a long and sometimes controversial tenure as head of the country's largest force, has a book deal.