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Starz boss bemoans Emmy snubs of network’s shows

August 2, 2016 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Starz network has found an avid audience targeting what its boss regards as “underserved” viewers like women and African-Americans with high-quality series. more »»

Wizard magic: JK Rowling hopes Harry Potter play goes global

August 1, 2016 LONDON — London is under Harry Potter’s spell once more — and J.K. Rowling hopes the rest of the world will eventually follow. more »»

Sarah Jessica Parker to helm new HBO comedy

July 31, 2016 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — In "Sex and the City," Sarah Jessica Parker's wardrobe was all about the look and the label. In "Divorce," her new HBO comedy series, it's more about emotion. more »»

'Game of Thrones' to end after season 8

July 31, 2016 BEVERLY HILLS, California — HBO has confirmed what "Game of Thrones" fans never wanted to hear: The fantasy-thriller phenomenon will be coming to an end after Season 8. more »»

Williams detained over medical marijuana

July 30, 2016 FRANKFURT, Germany — A spokesman for Montel Williams says the television personality was detained by customs officials at an airport in Germany after inadvertently leaving prescription marijuana... more »»

'Ghostbusters' tweet cheering Clinton deleted

July 30, 2016 A tweet from Sony Pictures' "Ghostbusters" account that many interpreted as an endorsement of Hillary Clinton has disappeared as quickly as a phantom. more »»

What’s troubling athletes arriving in Rio? No ‘Pokemon Go’

July 30, 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO — So the plumbing and electricity in the athletes’ village took several days to fix. more »»

New Michael Crichton novel coming in 2017

July 29, 2016 NEW YORK — A completed and unpublished Michael Crichton novel, recently discovered by his widow, is coming out next year. more »»

Fox's Van Susteren: I didn't defend Ailes

July 29, 2016 NEW YORK — Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren is clarifying remarks she made about ousted boss Roger Ailes, saying she didn't intend to defend or condemn him when she gave interviews after former... more »»

Applause Calendar

July 28, 2016 July 28 Joan Becker at Marshalltown Public Library 2 p.m. more »»

‘Shear Madness’ on the Old Creamery’s Main Stage

July 28, 2016 AMANA — “Shear Madness,” opens Aug. 4 and runs through Aug. 28 on the Old Creamery’s Main Stage, with shows on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. more »»

Des Moines Art Center presents ‘Ways of Looking’ lecture

July 28, 2016 DES MOINES — On Aug. 11 at 7 p.m., the Art Center will present a lecture on how to experience and understand contemporary ar. more »»

In artful documentary ‘Gleason,’ a football hero battles ALS

July 28, 2016 NEW YORK — Football star Steve Gleason was known for throwing caution to the wind. He’d launch himself down the field with seemingly no regard for his own well-being. more »»

Netflix announces 'Gilmore Girls,' 'One Day At A Time' dates

July 28, 2016 NEW YORK — The television revivals at Netflix that began in February with "Fuller House" continue as the streaming network announces premiere dates for two more series reboots. more »»

Slash surprises 'School of Rock' cast

July 28, 2016 NEW YORK — The kid band at the heart of the Broadway musical "School of Rock" got a surprise guest during rehearsal — Guns N' Roses star Slash. more »»

Creator of Broadway hit ‘Hamilton’ visits Puerto Rico

July 28, 2016 VEGA ALTA, Puerto Rico — Lin-Manuel Miranda jokingly compared himself to a hard-to-catch Pokemon as fans pursued him with cellphones Wednesday during a visit to his parents’ native Puerto Rico... more »»

Cranston signs anti-Trump pledge

July 27, 2016 Bryan Cranston, who played President Lyndon B. more »»

U2, Drake, Britney Spears to perform at iHeartRadio festival in September

July 26, 2016 NEW YORK — U2, Drake, Britney Spears and Sting will perform at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival in September. more »»



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