Oklahoma's 'Pioneer Woman' builds media empire on the Plains

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) — Growing up in an Oklahoma town she considered too tiny, Ree Drummond sought the bright lights of a city and headed west for Los Angeles. She never dreamed the journey would send her back to the plains of northeast Oklahoma, to a...

Miles Teller arrested for public drunkenness in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Actor Miles Teller is out of jail after being arrested for public drunkenness. San Diego Police officer Billy Hernandez says the 30-year-old actor was arrested Sunday morning after officers spotted him swaying and falling into the street. Teller wrote on...

1944 Miss America who inspired WWII effort dies at 92

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former Miss America who helped rally the nation during World War II by selling millions of dollars’ worth of war bonds has died. Venus Ramey was 92. A funeral home in Science Hill, Kentucky, says the 1944 Miss America died Saturday. Ramey...

Car lovers' Newport: 2 museums highlight design on wheels

AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Car enthusiasts now have their pick of destinations to get their fix while visiting Newport, with two car museums featuring classic and rare cars, the newest having opened just this month. The Audrain Automobile Museum and the...

Review: Coppola's 'The Beguiled' disturbing and beautiful

“The Beguiled ” is a strange and uncomfortable film in both of its iterations. Sofia Coppola’s take is more nuanced than the 1971 original, with deeper insight into the ladies of Ms. Farnsworth’s Seminary and perhaps not enough into the wounded soldier who...

Comic Bill Dana, who won fame as 'Jose Jimenez,' dies at 92

AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian NEW YORK (AP) — Comedy writer and performer Bill Dana, who won stardom in the 1950s and ’60s with his character Jose Jimenez, has died. Dana died Thursday at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, according to Emerson College, his alma mater. He...

The Latest: 1 man dies at electronic music concert in Vegas

AP Photo/John Locher LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the Electric Daisy Carnival music festival that took place outside Las Vegas over the weekend (all times local): 12:10 p.m. A 34-year-old man died at the venue of the Electric Daisy Carnival over the weekend. The Clark...

Can Kumail Nanjiani's love story save the romantic comedy?

NEW YORK (AP) — Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon made tweaks here and there to the autobiographical “The Big Sick,” a romantic comedy based on their own extraordinary romance. But the most unbelievable things are 100-percent true. Their relationship did, as in...

Car Seat Headrest juggling criticism, praise as young band

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — While rappers and pop stars feud with each other in the form of diss tracks, some indie rockers take to their Tumblr or Medium sites to rip into each other in the form of wordy diatribes. But Will Toledo, frontman behind the indie rock band Car Seat...

Comic Bill Dana, who won fame as 'Jose Jimenez,' dies at 92

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedy writer and performer Bill Dana, who won stardom in the 1950s and ’60s with his character Jose Jimenez, has died. Dana died Thursday at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, according to Emerson College, his alma mater. He was 92. Early in his...