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A charming cast anchors the dark ‘Into the Woods’

December 25, 2014 This is one Disney film that’s definitely not a light fairy tale. For those unfamiliar with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s 1987 Broadway musical, that fact might come as a surprise. more »»

Strong week for CBS scripted shows

December 25, 2014 NEW YORK — If you watched a scripted comedy or drama on television during the past week, there's a very good chance you were watching CBS. more »»

British singer Joe Cocker dies of lung cancer

December 25, 2014 NEW YORK — Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer known for his frenzied cover of “With a Little Help From My Friends,” the teary ballad “You Are So Beautiful” and a contorted performing style... more »»

Gabriel Iglesias at Stephens Auditorium

December 25, 2014 TIMES-REPUBLICAN Gabriel Iglesias “Unity Through Laughter” Tour is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2015, at the Stephens Auditorium on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. more »»

Deaths and sex allegations rock the comedy world

December 25, 2014 NEW YORK — For comedians, there was very little to laugh about in 201. more »»

Justin Lin to direct third 'Star Trek' film

December 24, 2014 LOS ANGELES — The USS Enterprise is about to get a little faster. "Fast & Furious" director Justin Lin is taking the helm of the third installment in Paramount's "Star Trek" franchise. more »»

Company loses bid for Marvel superheroes

December 24, 2014 DENVER — A federal appeals court says a Colorado company cannot claim the rights to Marvel's iconic comic book characters. In a decision issued Tuesday, a panel of the 10th U.S. more »»

Cosby not finding support in black community

December 24, 2014 WASHINGTON — Bill Cosby hasn’t been “America’s dad” for year. more »»

As dust clears, what’s next for Sony?

December 23, 2014 ATLANTA — The Sony hacking attack continues to deliver more dramatic plotlines than any fictional movie, but meanwhile the movie studio must move forward and tackle the next steps in minimizing the... more »»

Donny and Marie Osmond extend Las Vegas show dates

December 23, 2014 LAS VEGAS — Sibling singers Donny and Marie Osmond will be singing at the Flamingo Las Vegas at least through the end of 2015. Caesars Entertainment Corp. more »»

Pittsburgh mayor goes ‘Undercover’ in show

December 23, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh’s mayor has gone undercover for a reality show. more »»

NYC theater plans live reading of ‘The Interview’

December 23, 2014 NEW YORK — Sony may have scrapped the release of the movie “The Interview,” but it will be in at least at one theater in New York City — onstage, that i. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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