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'Lebowski' actor David Huddleston dies at 85

August 5, 2016 LOS ANGELES — David Huddleston, a character actor best known for portraying titular roles in "The Big Lebowski" and "Santa Claus: The Movie," has died. He was 85. Huddleston's wife, Sarah C. more »»

Modest Mouse singer cited in car crash

August 5, 2016 PORTLAND, Ore. — The lead singer of the alternative band Modest Mouse was cited for crashing into a city of Portland pickup truck after falling asleep at the wheel, police sai. more »»

Lady Gaga, Travolta help celebrate Tony Bennett's birthday

August 5, 2016 NEW YORK — A star-studded guest list that included John Travolta, Bruce Willis and Lady Gaga helped celebrate Tony Bennett’s 90th birthday on Wednesday. more »»

Applause Calendar

August 4, 2016 Aug. 4 Liscomb Church of Christ VBS “Deep Sea Discovery” 6-8 p.m., Light meal served for children attending at 5:30 p.m. more »»

Tickets available for Cemetery Theater X

August 4, 2016 STEAMBOAT ROCK — Tickets for “A Walk Through History X,” a candlelight walking tour of the Steamboat Rock Cemetery will be on sale Aug. 10. more »»

Star in the Spotlight awards at Old Creamery

August 4, 2016 AMANA — The Old Creamery Theatre would like to honor extraordinary women who have overcome adversity in their lives. more »»

New CFCT season at Oster Regent Theatre

August 4, 2016 CEDAR FALLS — The Cedar Falls Community Theatre is announcing the new 2016-17 season of plays, full color brochure, website redesign, a FLEX ticket policy, a movie and concert series. more »»

Antiheros prove no antidote for superficial ‘Suicide Squad’

August 4, 2016 The superhero movie is at a strange crossroads. It generally either takes itself too seriously (“Man of Steel,” ‘’Batman v Superman”) or delights in not caring a bit (“Deadpool”). more »»

'Suits' gets seventh-season renewal

August 4, 2016 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The lawyers of "Suits" will be suiting up for another year at their troubled Manhattan corporate law fir. more »»

'Harry Potter' spinoff gets a sequel

August 4, 2016 NEW YORK — The "Harry Potter" spinoff "Fantastic Beasts" is turning into a franchise of its own. Warner Bros. more »»

Harry Connick Jr. aims to surprise daytime viewers — and himself

August 4, 2016 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Harry Connick Jr. has recorded, toured, performed in movies and sitcoms, starred on Broadway and, in the process, charmed nearly everyone he meets. more »»

Oprah picks new novel for book club

August 3, 2016 NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey has a new book club pick, Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad," a historical novel that imagines the network of safe houses and passages that helped slaves escape t... more »»

CNN scores at DNC; NBC takes week overall

August 3, 2016 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — It was CNN's week to shine as the political action shifted to the Democratic National Convention. In prime-time for the week, CNN led all cable networks with an average of 3. more »»

Parents sue over crash that killed ‘Star Trek’ actor Yelchin

August 3, 2016 LOS ANGELES — The parents of “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against the makers of Jeep Grand Cherokees, claiming the company manufactured unsafe gear selector... more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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