'Walking Dead' Comic-Con panel pays tribute to late stuntman

SAN DIEGO (AP) — “The Walking Dead” panel at Comic-Con Friday almost didn’t happen after the death of a stunt performer on the show earlier this month. Showrunner Scott Gimple started the presentation in the San Diego Convention Center’s largest...

Q&A: Issa Rae on season 2 of 'Insecure' and its male fans

NEW YORK (AP) — The response to season one of Issa Rae’s HBO series, “Insecure,” was so strong, particularly on social media, that countless (and hilarious) memes were created about the star characters, and the show’s male fans rallied behind the...

Review: Sara Evans gets personal on excellent album 'Words'

Sara Evans, “Words” (Born to Fly) Many musicians like to say their work is deeply personal but Sara Evans may have taken that a step further in her new, impressive album, “Words.” The country star invites her 14-year-old daughter to sing on “Marquee...

Q&A: Meek Mill talks new album, feuds and film endeavors

AP Photo/John Bazemore ATLANTA (AP) — Meek Mill faced scrutiny during his highly-publicized rap feud with Drake and relationship with former girlfriend Nicki Minaj. Some may think Mill lost in both situations, especially after Drake’s Grammy-nominated diss track...

Review: New band Little Silver has familiar, delicious vibe

Little Silver, “Somewhere You Found My Name” (Record Park) If the debut album by Little Silver, an intriguing folk-rock quartet out of Brooklyn, has echoes of the spacy jangle-rock of the late 1990s and early 2000s, so what? Some of that stuff never got the attention...

'Jersey Boys' nostalgia fades, but the 'Hit Men' play on

AP Photo/Julio Cortez CRANFORD, N.J. (AP) — Five years ago, some musicians who had played with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons during his comeback in the 1970s rounded up some of their friends, slicked back what hair they had left and set out on a tour to capitalize on...

Creators of new HBO series address fears it glorifies racism

NEW YORK (AP) — No scripts have been written. But HBO’s announcement on Wednesday that the creator-showrunners of “Game of Thrones” will follow up that massive hit with an HBO series in which slavery remains legal in the American South drew fire on social...

Chester Bennington died by hanging, coroner confirms

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County coroner confirmed Friday that Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died by hanging. Coroner’s office spokesman Ed Winter says the 41-year-old rocker hanged himself from a bedroom door in his home near Los Angeles....

Jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane dies in NY at age 85

NEW YORK (AP) — Costume jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane, whose creations caught the fancy of high society and the QVC crowd alike, has died in New York. He was 85. The executive vice president of Lane’s company, Chris Sheppard, says Lane died at his Manhattan home...

Jason Bateman, star of 'Ozark,' loved directing it even more

NEW YORK (AP) — In his new drama series “Ozark,” Jason Bateman doesn’t aim to make waves as Chicago financial adviser Marty Byrde – more like ripples that leave no one around him untouched or unexposed. When not advising clients on their 401(k)...