Film based on real-life horror breaks records in Argentina

AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Arquimides Puccio seemed to neighbors like a pious, conservative and obsessively tidy man. Several times a day, he’d sweep the sidewalk in front of his home in an upper-class Buenos Aires neighborhood....

Christie tells Fallon he might ‘go nuclear’ in next debate

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Christie says he’s thinking of taking a more aggressive approach during the next Republican presidential primary debate. During an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Monday night, the New...

Rihanna excited to celebrate 10 years in music industry

AP Photo/Evan Agostini NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna says she’s thrilled to have had a decade-long career in music and she plans on celebrating the feat at some point this year. “Definitely a very big deal for me. You know, I can’t believe it’s 10 years...

Miley’s bare breast: it’s not like Janet

NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson exposed a breast on national television a decade ago and it sparked national outrage. Miley Cyrus’ flash barely caused a shrug. Cyrus’ exposure – you can’t call it a wardrobe malfunction because no wardrobe was involved...

Memorial held in New York for Broadway actor who died at 21

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer NEW YORK (AP) — About three dozen friends, colleagues and former classmates of Kyle Jean-Baptiste have gathered in Central Park to mourn the accidental death of a rising Broadway actor who had already made history at just 21. Clutching flowers at...

President to take wilderness trip with Bear Grylls

NEW YORK (AP) — Survival expert Bear Grylls has bagged his biggest celebrity yet for a walk in the wilderness – President Barack Obama. NBC and the White House said Monday the president will meet with Grylls during his visit to Alaska to discuss climate change, then...

Franzen masterfully connects the gritty dots in `Purity’

“Purity” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Jonathan Franzen Pip Tyler resides in a dilapidated Oakland house with a handful of other squatters, owes $130,000 for an education she isn’t using, and has a curiously loving, if crippling, relationship with her mother,...

Kanye for 2020? White House welcomes rapper’s political bid

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — Kanye West for 2020? The White House says it is anticipating the rapper’s potential bid for president. West claimed he would run for president while accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards...

Rare photos of 19th-century blacks speak to modern Americans

AP Photo/Stephan Savoia CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Some faces are pensive; others are proud. Some are known; others are obscure. All are black. Rare, striking and never-before-seen portraits of black citizens in Victorian-era England are going on display for the first time in...

John Legend, David Bowie to write for ‘SpongeBob Musical’

AP Photo/Mark Mainz NEW YORK (AP) — There’s a “SpongeBob” musical in the works but the music is no kiddie stuff. Nickelodeon said Monday it will produce the world premiere of “The SpongeBob Musical” in Chicago next summer with original songs...