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Pitbull lends celebrity to Vegas charter school

October 3, 2015 LAS VEGAS — Rapper Pitbull is lending his celebrity image opening a second SLAM! charter school, this time near Las Vegas. more »»

Irish playwright Brian Friel, famed for ‘Lughnasa,’ dies

October 3, 2015 DUBLIN — Brian Friel distrusted the reliability of mere facts. more »»

Lead scientist of Pluto expedition has book deal

October 2, 2015 NEW YORK — You've seen the images from Pluto. Now, the lead scientist of the historic NASA expedition is ready to tell the whole stor. more »»

LA prosecutors review case against Bill Cosby

October 2, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles prosecutors are reviewing an investigation into a model's accusations that Bill Cosby sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion, an official said Thursday. more »»

Metropolitan Opera launches 10th HD season

October 2, 2015 NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Opera is kicking off its 10th season of live HD broadcasts this Saturday with Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” starring — who else? — Anna Netrebko. more »»

The Tenderloins ‘Where’s Larry?’ tour comes to Civic Center

October 1, 2015 DES MOINES – The cast of truTV’s “Impractical Jokers,” featuring the acclaimed comedy troupe The Tenderloins (made up of Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto, James “Murr” Murray and Brian “Q” Quinn), will... more »»

Titanic's last lunch menu auctioned for $88,000

October 1, 2015 NEW YORK — The Titanic's last lunch menu has sold at auction for $88,00. more »»

Poet Hirsch at Grinnell College

October 1, 2015 GRINNELL — Celebrated poet Edward Hirsch, a 1972 graduate of Grinnell College, will join Grinnell College Professor of English Ralph Savarese in a conversation about poetry and parenting on Oct. more »»

Moore's new film acquired by distributor

October 1, 2015 NEW YORK — Michael Moore's latest documentary, "Where to Invade Next," has been acquired by a newly formed distributor. more »»

ISU Theatre opens with Romance! Treasure! Adventure!

October 1, 2015 AMES — Iowa State University Theatre kicks-off its 2015-16 season at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 2 at Fisher Theater with a family-friendly production of “Treasure Island. more »»

‘Dancing with the Stars’ requires grit, pain tolerance

October 1, 2015 LOS ANGELES — “Dancing with the Stars” brings to mind words and phrases including “waltz,” ‘’paso doble” and “that’s a star?” Then there’s this one: “Ouch. more »»

Damon, Scott book a return to space in ‘The Martian’

October 1, 2015 TORONTO — “The Martian” was briefly stranded in Hollywood development when Ridley Scott reached out to Matt Damon, the star attached to the stalled projected. more »»

University Museums collaborates with composer Jeff Prater

October 1, 2015 AMES — Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the University Museums in 2015 continues with an exciting special event on Oct. 9. more »»

‘Caps For Sale: The Musical’ at Stephens Auditorium

October 1, 2015 Get ready for one of the most beloved children’s books of all time to hit the stage: “Caps for Sale!” Stephens Auditorium will present two shows one at 10 a.m. and the second at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 15. more »»

'Empire,' 'Blindspot' start strong for networks

September 30, 2015 NEW YORK — "Empire" came back to the Fox lineup with a flourish, while NBC's thriller "Blindspot" looks to be one of the season's hottest new show. more »»

Trump breaks Fox News 'boycott' after 1 week

September 30, 2015 NEW YORK — Donald Trump says his self-described boycott of Fox News is over after only one week. The Republican presidential hopeful is scheduled to appear on "The O'Reilly Factor" Tuesday evening. more »»

Michelle Obama: Girls, don’t hold back in school

September 30, 2015 NEW YORK — First lady Michelle Obama has some advice for teenage girls: Don’t shy from being the smartest kid in the class. And never mind what the boys think. “Compete with the boy. more »»

MTV extreme sports star killed in Calif. skydiving accident

September 29, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — An extreme sports star skydiving for the opening ceremony of a golf event in Northern California died when he struck a tree Monday, authorities said. Placer County sheriff’s Capt. more »»

Walker’s daughter sues over fatal crash

September 29, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Paul Walker’s daughter sued Porsche for wrongful death Monday, claiming the sports car that her father was in when he was killed suffered from numerous design defects. more »»

Prenup cited in Kaley Cuoco divorce filing

September 29, 2015 LOS ANGELES — A prenuptial agreement will determine how Kaley Cuoco and her husband end their marriage of 20 months, a court filing released Monday shows. more »»



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