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A.R. Gurney’s ‘Sylvia’ heads to Broadway with Julie White

AP Photo/Richard Shotwell NEW YORK (AP) — A.R. Gurney’s “Sylvia” will bound onto Broadway this fall starring Julie White, Robert Sella and Annaleigh Ashford. In this 1995 comic howler, Gurney wrote about a dog who seduces the attentions and affection of...
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Review: Say goodbye, not hello, to Cameron Crowe’s ‘Aloha’

AP Photo/Neal Preston Cameron Crowe loves a good failure story, and specifically what happens after a disastrous fall from the top. If Crowe were a character in his own film, the fiasco of “Aloha,” and nearly all of his post-“Almost Famous” movies, would...
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Tired feet? Not Her Majesty despite 8,000 party guests

AP Photo/Alastair Grant LONDON (AP) — It was a stirring moment Thursday when the military band struck up “God Save the Queen” and Queen Elizabeth II appeared on the garden steps of Buckingham Palace next to her husband, Prince Philip. She didn’t wave. A...

J Lo looks forward to Morocco’s top music festival

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Singer and movie star Jennifer Lopez expressed excitement Thursday about kicking off Morocco’s Mawazine music festival, while insisting she’s still just the girl from the Bronx. Morocco hosts the 14th edition of its massive 10-day long...
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Bill Irwin proud that ‘Show Boat’ will sail on movie screens

AP Photo/Cory Weaver NEW YORK (AP) — If you missed the production of “Show Boat” in San Francisco last summer, you missed something big – 65 singers, actors and dancers onstage and some 47 musicians in the orchestra pit. “It was a thrill to be part...
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At 72, Brazilian stars celebrate half-century of friendship

AP Photo/Felipe Dana RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A university student by the name of Caetano Veloso struck up a conversation one day with a fellow student, a budding musician with a local TV gig. It was a chance encounter that helped change the face of Brazilian music and...

Debut of ‘Daily Show With Trevor Noah’ set for Sept. 28

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedy Central says Sept. 28 will be opening night for Trevor Noah as the new host of “The Daily Show.” The 31-year-old South African comedian will be stepping into the job held by Jon Stewart since 1999. The previously announced departure date...

Blood stains on display at Dustin Diamond’s bar brawl trial

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — A prosecutor has presented a bloodstained T-shirt and sweater along with a sliced coat all worn by a man who says he was stabbed by TV actor Dustin Diamond in a Wisconsin barroom scuffle. Twenty-five-year-old Casey Smet took the stand Thursday...
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A look at the numbers behind Lindsay Lohan’s court saga

AP Photo/Joel Ryan/Invision/AP LOS ANGELES (AP) — Few stars have become more closely associated with Los Angeles’ court system than Lindsay Lohan, whose first arrest in May 2007 sparked a nearly eight-year court saga that finally ended Thursday. Lohan’s career...

Appeals court: Apple must submit to imposition of monitor

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals panel has refused to disqualify a court-appointed monitor after a judge found Apple colluded with book publishers in 2010 to raise electronic book prices. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled against Apple Inc. Thursday....