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UK’s ITV goes dark, asks viewers to exercise

August 28, 2016 LONDON — One of Britain's leading broadcasters has blacked out its programs for an hour in hopes of spurring viewers to get some exercis. more »»

Springsteen performs his longest US show

August 27, 2016 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It was another record-breaking night for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band with a few surprises thrown in at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium. more »»

Richard Branson survives bike crash

August 27, 2016 LONDON — Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson said Friday he thought he was going to die after flying head first off his bicycle in the British Virgin Island. more »»

Britney Spears hitches a ride for Corden’s Carpool Karaoke

August 27, 2016 NEW YORK — Oops! James Corden did it again, sharing his Carpool Karaoke commute with Britney Spears on Thursday’s edition of “The Late Late Sho. more »»

Dwayne Johnson tops highest-paid actors list

August 26, 2016 NEW YORK — Dwayne Johnson elbowed Robert Downey Jr. aside to become the highest-paid actor with a fast and furious income of $64.5 million, according to Forbes magazine. more »»

'Dr. Drew on Call' to end 5-year run on HLN

August 26, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Dr. Drew Pinsky's series on the HLN channel is ending its run after five years. HLN said Thursday that "Dr. Drew on Call" will air its final episode on Sept. 22. more »»

Jones website hack reveals stars’ tricky cyber landscape

August 26, 2016 LOS ANGELES — The hateful hack of comedian Leslie Jones’ personal website reveals the tricky cyber landscape celebrities tread and the murky legal protections that exist for personal digital conten. more »»

Applause Calendar

August 25, 2016 Aug. 25 Ham Ball Dinner Green Mountain United Church of Christ, 403 Woolston St.; 5-7 p.m. more »»

‘Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science’ at the Civic Center

August 25, 2016 DES MOINES — Television personality, author and Food Network star Alton Brown has announced “Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science” (www.altonbrownlive. more »»

‘Triple Espresso’ returns to the Temple Theater

August 25, 2016 DES MOINES — Des Moines Performing Arts announces that tickets to Iowa’s longest running show, “Triple Espresso” — a highly caffeinated comedy, are on sale as of Aug. 18. more »»

De Niro, Ramirez enter the ring in ‘Hands of Stone’

August 25, 2016 “Hands of Stone “ is a sprawling yet fairly conventional biopic about the Panamanian boxing champion Roberto Duran — a man The Associated Press once declared the 7th greatest fighter and No. more »»

'SNL' star Jones' site offline after hacking

August 25, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Leslie Jones, the black "Saturday Night Live" and "Ghostbusters" actress-comedian, is again the target of racist and sexist online attacks. more »»

Hinds cast as Harriet Tubman in 'Underground'

August 25, 2016 NEW YORK — Harriet Tubman hasn't just been chosen to appear on the new $20 bill. She'll also be playing a major role in the WGN America drama series "Underground" for its second season. more »»

Ciara joins panel for Miss America

August 25, 2016 ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Ciara is the final member of the celebrity judges panel for the 2017 Miss America competition. more »»

Olympics kept NBC on top with viewers

August 24, 2016 NEW YORK — The Olympics in their final week were still golden for NBC. Once again, NBC's nightly prime-time averages took the week's top seven Nielsen slots. more »»

Schumer hospitalized while shooting movie

August 24, 2016 NEW YORK — A visit to Hawaii for most people is relaxing and fun - but not for Amy Schumer. more »»

Pills found at Prince’s estate contained fentanyl

August 22, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS — Some of the pills taken from Prince’s estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained fentanyl — a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than... more »»

Diesel says Guardians of the Galaxy to be in next ‘Avengers’ movie

August 21, 2016 LOS ANGELES — The actor who voices the talking tree in “Guardians of the Galaxy” let it slip that his Marvel superhero team will sprout up in “Avengers: Infinity War. more »»

San Francisco honors Tony Bennett with statue, festivities

August 20, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — If ever there was a man to throw a grand birthday bash for in San Francisco, it had to be Tony Bennett. And that is exactly what happened Friday. more »»

Metallica to release first album in 8 years

August 19, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Metallica is preparing to self-destruct — in a good way! The band announced Thursday it's releasing its first album in eight years, the longest Metallica has ever gone between studio... more »»



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