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Des Moines Renaissance Faire returns Labor Day weekend

August 28, 2014 On the west edge of Pleasant Hill lies one of the most unique attractions in Iowa. more »»

NBC's Emmycast logs 15.6M viewership

August 27, 2014 NEW YORK — NBC says the Emmys thrived despite a Monday airing in the dog days of August. Broadcast on a nontraditional night prior to Labor Day, the television awards show nonetheless logged 15. more »»

Jamaica Kincaid wins American Book Award

August 27, 2014 NEW YORK — Author Jamaica Kincaid and film critic Armond White are among the winners of the 35th annual American Book Awards, which celebrate multiculturalism and free expressio. more »»

Essay: Emmys owe TV newcomers a better chance

August 27, 2014 NEW YORK — There was something embarrassing about the rash of repeat treating on Monday’s Emmycast. more »»

Network shows doing fine at Emmys — despite jokes

August 26, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Network comedies including “The Big Bang Theory” and “Modern Family” started out strong at Monday’s Emmy Awards, which took a somber turn as Robin Williams was remembered with restrain... more »»

Miley Cyrus: ‘I’m in constant gratitude of life’

August 26, 2014 NEW YORK — Miley Cyrus said when she stole the night at last year’s MTV Video Music Awards, she didn’t realize her impact and influence. Now, the singer says she wants to use her powers for good. more »»

Prince to release new album in September

August 26, 2014 NEW YORK — Prince is releasing a new album on Sept. 30. The pop icon announced Monday that he would release “Art Official Age” on Warner Bros. more »»

Rap mogul Suge Knight hurt in nightclub shooting

August 25, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Death Row Records founder and rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was injured in an early morning shooting Sunday in a packed nightclub but was expected to survive, a Los Angeles County... more »»

Actor-director Richard Attenborough dies at 90

August 25, 2014 LONDON — Acclaimed actor and Oscar-winning director Richard Attenborough, whose film career on both sides of the camera spanned 60 years, has died. He was 90. more »»

Azalea falls off stage during pre-VMA show

August 25, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Iggy Azalea tumbled off the stage during an MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert, but she appeared unharmed and posted a video of the fall on social medi. more »»

Richard rejects sexual assault allegation

August 25, 2014 LONDON — British pop star Cliff Richard says police have questioned him about a sexual assault allegation. more »»

China shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival

August 24, 2014 BEIJING — Chinese authorities on Saturday blocked an annual independent film festival from opening, seized documents and films from its organizers’ office and hauled away two event officials. more »»

Cirque du Soleil takes Beatles tribute to airports

August 24, 2014 LAS VEGAS — Visitors flying into Las Vegas got more than just their luggage when they stopped by baggage claim. more »»

NFL, rapper MIA reach settlement

August 24, 2014 NEW YORK — An attorney for M.I.A. more »»

Wanted rapper, reality TV star lashes out at NYPD

August 24, 2014 NEW YORK — A rapper and reality television star is lashing out at police who say he’s wanted for roughing up his ex-girlfriend and stealing her cellphone. more »»

Cirque takes Beatles tribute to airports

August 23, 2014 LAS VEGAS — Visitors flying into Las Vegas got more than just their luggage when they stopped by baggage claim. more »»

Man charged in biting attack at Lollapalooza

August 23, 2014 CHICAGO — A 33-year-old Chicago man is accused of biting two men in a seemingly random attack at Lollapalooza earlier this month. more »»

Elizabeth Hurley takes the reigns in ‘The Royals’

August 23, 2014 LONDON — Move over Helen Mirren, there’s a new queen in town — Elizabeth Hurle. more »»

Joel, Wonder, Brooks to receive ASCAP honors

August 22, 2014 NEW YORK — Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Garth Brooks are among a list of performers set to receive ASCAP Centennial Awards. Joan Baez and Stephen Sondheim will also receive the top honor Nov. more »»

Julianne Hough back to 'Dancing' as judge

August 22, 2014 NEW YORK — "Dancing With the Stars" says two-time champion Julianne Hough is returning to the ballroom as a judge this season. more »»



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