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Lawyer says singer Anita Baker owes him money

Buy AP Photo Reprints DETROIT (AP) — A lawyer who represented Anita Baker against allegations that she failed to pay for work done on her Detroit-area home is suing the singer, saying she owes him money. Jamal Hamood filed a $150,000 lawsuit against Baker on Monday in...

Broadway version of ‘The Audience’ imports actors

NEW YORK (AP) — Helen Mirren will be seeing some familiar faces when she brings “The Audience” to Broadway. Producers of the play said Tuesday that Michael Elwyn will reprise his role as Anthony Eden, Richard McCabe will return as Harold Wilson and Rufus...
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‘Gigi’ cast adds a phantom, a nanny and a newsie

This undated image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows actor Howard McGillin, who will star in “Gigi,” on Broadway with actress Vanessa Hudgens. McGillin, who has starred in “The Phantom of the Opera,” joins Corey Cott and Steffanie Leigh in the musical...
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Famed violinist plays do-over at DC train station

Acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell performs with young musicians who are alumni of the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) during a performance, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Union Station in Washington. Seven years ago, Bell performed incognito for tips in a Washington subway...
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Panama inaugurates Frank Gehry-designed museum

In this Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 photo, two men stand in the atrium of The Biomuseo, designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, in Panama City. The museum bears Gehry’s trademark radical metallic curves and canopies made famous by the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain...
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Morgan: ‘Can’t believe’ Wal-Mart blaming him

FILE – In this April 9, 2014 file photo, actor Tracy Morgan attends the FX Networks Upfront premiere screening of “Fargo” at the SVA Theater in New York. Wal-Mart says actor-comedian Morgan and other people in a vehicle struck from behind by a company truck on a...

Ed Sullivan statue stolen from TV academy plaza

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are investigating the theft of a solid bronze statue of Ed Sullivan from an outdoor exhibit at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The statue was taken Sunday from atop a pedestal in the academy’s Hall of Fame Plaza...
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Oprah Winfrey, Harry Belafonte honored by Harvard

Actor, talk show host and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey, center left, and television producer and writer Shonda Rhimes, right, embrace on stage during the W.E.B. Du Bois medal award ceremonies, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, on the campus of Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. The...
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First ladies get the ‘Project Runway’ treatment

Fashion guru Tim Gunn joins design experts for a forum on first ladies and fashion, looking at the first ladies’ style and their influence in the fashion world, at the National Archives in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. With Gunn are (L-R) designer Tracy Reese, who...