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Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan ARACATACA, Colombia (AP) — Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate’s twisting and impassioned novels. Colombia inspired and dismayed Garcia Marquez in equal measure, and the feeling...
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Prince reaches agreement with music label

AP Photo/Jakob Joergensen NEW YORK (AP) — Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label. Warner Bros. announced Friday that it had reached an agreement with the pop icon. Prince was...
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Paul Stanley on his love for another mask

AP Photo/Scott Gries NEW YORK (AP) — Kiss frontman Paul Stanley feels a strong connection to the title character of “The Phantom of the Opera,” and not just because he’s spent nearly 40 years onstage with his face covered in paint. “Here’s...
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Paul Stanley on his love for another mask

AP Photo/Scott Gries NEW YORK (AP) — Kiss frontman Paul Stanley feels a strong connection to the title character of “The Phantom of the Opera,” and not just because he’s spent nearly 40 years onstage with his face covered in paint. “Here’s...
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Finding your inner comedian tougher than it seems

AP Photo/Lawrence Roberts NEW YORK (AP) — Since I was young, I’ve always made my friends and family laugh. That’s because I’ve always found myself in funny situations – and I have a knack for self-deprecating humor. But did I ever entertain the idea...

In ‘1971,’ an analog precursor to NSA, Snowden

NEW YORK (AP) — A trove of government documents reveals widespread domestic surveillance of Americans. Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A powerful governmental agency is brought under scrutiny. Sound familiar? It’s the story of the documentary...

A nutty finale for ‘Scandal,’ TV’s craziest show

NEW YORK (AP) — “Scandal” is arguably the nuttiest show on the air. But there’s a method to its madness, demonstrated every week with OMG intensity. Thursday’s third-season finale was a reminder of its tasty kookiness. Not as jaw-dropping as some (or...
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‘The Boondocks’ back for final ‘offensive’ season

AP Photo NEW YORK (AP) — The brash animated series “The Boondocks” returns Monday to Adult Swim for its fourth and final season without Aaron McGruder, the man who spawned it, but with its brashness intact. The season premiere is a spoof of “Breaking...
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Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee

AP Photo/Evan Agostini BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Maroon 5 frontman-turned designer Adam Levine says his lack of fashion training is not a problem. “I don’t know how to read music, but I can still play. So I don’t really give a (expletive) about formal...
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Bill Clinton jokes with Spacey at benefit concert

AP Photo/Evan Agostini NEW YORK (AP) — During the 25th Annual Rain Forest concert at Carnegie Hall, Chairwoman Trudie Styler introduced a man that recently found out he was going to be a grandfather, and out came former President Bill Clinton. Clinton praised the Rain...