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How do you joke about the Sony hacking? A little carefully

December 22, 2014 How do you joke about the Sony hacking story? After all, it was an attempt at comedy that launched this whole sobering mess. If you’re Chris Rock, you joke about it cleverly but carefully. more »»

Happy day: Elton John, David Furnish marry in England

December 22, 2014 LONDON — Entertainer Elton John and longtime mate David Furnish officially married Sunday on the ninth anniversary of the day they entered into a civil partnership. more »»

Ferguson says good night as ‘Late Late’ host

December 22, 2014 NEW YORK — Craig Ferguson will spend tomorrow’s future yesterdays (as his theme song proclaims) somewhere other than “The Late Late Sho. more »»

Good news from Tom Brokaw: His cancer is in remission

December 22, 2014 NEW YORK — Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission. The veteran NBC newsman announced Sunday that, after months of chemotherapy, he soon will begin a drug maintenance program. more »»

Ashanti 'shocked' by stalker retrial

December 21, 2014 NEW YORK — Ashanti is appalled by the prospect of facing her accused stalker again in court, but the Grammy-winning R&B singer said Friday she's determined to see the case through after a mistrial. more »»

Cosby's silence may be his best defense

December 21, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Bill Cosby has the right to remain silent — and that may be his best strategy. more »»

Madonna releases 6 songs after leak

December 21, 2014 NEW YORK — In a surprise preview of her new album, Madonna released six songs Saturday on iTunes and various streaming services. more »»

'Glorious Leader!' game moving forward

December 20, 2014 LOS ANGELES — The creator of a satirical video game that depicts Kim Jong Un as a gun-toting, unicorn-riding hero has no plans to cancel his zany creation following a cyberattack and threats of... more »»

More than 4M people watched 1st dog telethon

December 20, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Producers say more than 4,400 people filed adoption papers for homeless dogs during "Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular," billed as the first all-star dog adoption telethon. more »»

Craig Ferguson’s last ‘good night’ as ‘Late Late Show’ host

December 20, 2014 NEW YORK — Was it Bob Newhart horsing around all those years on “The Late Late Show”? That whimsical notion is part of the revelry during Craig Ferguson’s final hour as host of the CBS talk show. more »»

Bruce and Kris Jenner finalize divorce

December 19, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Court records show Kris and Bruce Jenner have finalized their divorce, but they won't be officially single until Marc. more »»

Play about Sherlock Holmes to hit in 2017

December 19, 2014 NEW YORK — It's elementary, really. With all things Sherlock Holmes popular now, it's no wonder that he's coming to Broadway nex. more »»

Stephen Colbert retiring his ‘Report’

December 19, 2014 NEW YORK — Colbert Nation will be leaderless after Thursday night. After nine years, Stephen Colbert is leaving “The Colbert Repor. more »»

Auditions for ‘The Hundred Dresses’

December 18, 2014 TIMES-REPUBLICAN Auditions will be held for Marshalltown Community Theatre’s next production entitled “The Hundred Dresses” by Mary Hall Surface, adapted from the book by Eleanor Estes. more »»

Eric Idle performs 'Not the Messiah'

December 18, 2014 NEW YORK — And now for something completely different. more »»

Get the Last Laugh of 2014

December 18, 2014 The new comedy improv comedy club, The Last Laugh Comedy Theater, 1701 25th St., West Des Moines, is proud to announce its New Year’s Eve Comedy Spectacula. more »»

Rapper Bobby Shmurda arrested in drug case

December 18, 2014 NEW YORK — An up-and-coming rapper was among several people arrested Wednesday in an investigation into a series of gang-related shootings and drug trafficking in the city. more »»

2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class announced

December 18, 2014 NEW YORK — The punk trio Green Day, poet of the New York underground Lou Reed and “Lean on Me” singer Bill Withers will lead a new class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. more »»

2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class announced

December 18, 2014 NEW YORK — The punk trio Green Day, poet of the New York underground Lou Reed and “Lean on Me” singer Bill Withers will lead a new class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. more »»

Amazon-Hachette feud headlines book news in 2014

December 18, 2014 NEW YORK — Like a serial for the digital age, the book world’s most dramatic story of 2014 unfolded in installments, often in real time. A dispute about e-book revenues between Amazon. more »»

 
 
 

 

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