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Nik Wallenda to tightrope walk over Chicago River

FILE – In this June 18, 2013 file photo, high-wire performer Nik Wallenda practices in Sarasota, Fla. On Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, Wallenda said that his next tightrope walk will be more than 50 stories high from one high-rise building to another over the Chicago River in...

Nik Wallenda to tightrope walk over Chicago River

FILE – In this June 18, 2013 file photo, high-wire performer Nik Wallenda practices in Sarasota, Fla. On Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, Wallenda said that his next tightrope walk will be more than 50 stories high from one high-rise building to another over the Chicago River in...

Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Leonardo DiCaprio as a United Nations Messenger of Peace to help promote global action on climate change. Ban told a news conference Tuesday that the American actor “is not just one of the...

Octavia Spencer: Content with new ensemble TV role

NEW YORK (AP) — As the offers poured in for Oscar winner Octavia Spencer to join the many other film actors who have recently transitioned to television, she was clear on what she wanted. For one, she didn’t want to do a sitcom. She had a recurring role on the first...

Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Leonardo DiCaprio as a United Nations Messenger of Peace to help promote global action on climate change. Ban told a news conference Tuesday that the American actor “is not just one of the...

UN names DiCaprio a Messenger of Peace

NEW YORK (AP) — The United Nations has named Leonardo DiCaprio a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made the announcement Tuesday, calling DiCaprio “a credible voice in the environmental movement.” He...

Snowden documentary to premiere at NY festival

NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary about Edward Snowden is a late addition to the New York Film Festival. The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced Tuesday that Laura Poitras’ “Citizenfour” will premiere Oct. 10 as part of the annual festival’s main...
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CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast

FILE – This April 25, 2014 file photo shows singer Rihanna watching Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors in New York. CBS said Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 it was permanently editing a song featuring...
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Angela Lansbury reprising ‘Blithe Spirit’ on tour

FILE – In this Jan. 23, 2014 file photo, actress and singer Angela Lansbury is photographed on stage at the Gielgud Theatre in central London, as she returns to the West End this spring for the first time in nearly 40 years, with the play, “Blithe Spirit,” by...
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Live Whitney Houston CD/DVD to be released Nov. 10

FILE – In this Feb. 7, 2009 file photo, singer Whitney Houston performs at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party in Beverly Hills, Calif. A CD/DVD featuring Whitney Houston’s first public performance and her last one in 2012 will be released on Nov. 11, 201...