Right-wing radio host Alex Jones responds to Chobani lawsuit

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones says he’s not backing down in response to a defamation lawsuit filed by Greek yogurt giant Chobani. Jones, in a video posted on his Youtube channel Tuesday, said with no proof that...

Ella Fitzgerald's 100th birthday marked with Grammy exhibit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammy Museum is putting rare Ella Fitzgerald memorabilia on display for what would have been the singing legend’s 100th birthday. The museum’s “Ella at 100” exhibition includes the first Grammy Award that Fitzgerald won...

Carlson leads in ratings in first night post-O'Reilly

AP Photo/Richard Drew NEW YORK (AP) — Tucker Carlson moved into Bill O’Reilly’s old time slot at Fox News Channel and, on his first night Monday, took over his predecessor’s status as host of the most-watched host in cable news. The Nielsen company said...

Review: 'Guardians' returns and it's better than the first

In James Gunn’s sequel to his swashbuckling space Western, the Guardians of the Galaxy do their version of “The Empire Strikes Back,” complete with daddy issues but with a considerably more anarchic spirit and enough acerbic interplay among its interstellar gang...

Book Review: A parade of originals sings a country tune

“Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride: Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music” (Spring House Press), by Peter Cooper In his new book on country music, in the midst of a riff about Tom T. Hall’s ascent, Peter Cooper boils the Nashville...

Aretha blasts Dionne Warwick but she declines to fire back

AP Photo/Uncredited NEW YORK (AP) — The Queen of Soul is coming out swinging against fellow legend Dionne Warwick, accusing her of making up a story that she was Whitney Houston’s godmother, even though the alleged offense happened five years ago at Houston’s...

Kidz Bop ready bigger tour with help from Live Nation

NEW YORK (AP) — KIDZ BOP, the musical brand for children that’s sold millions of CDs over the years, is launching its new tour in a big way with the help of juggernaut promoter Live Nation. The Best Time Ever Tour, which kicks off Friday at the Legoland Florida Resort...

'Bachelor' star Chris Soules charged in deadly Iowa crash

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Chris Soules, an Iowa farmer who starred on “The Bachelor” two years ago, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of causing a deadly accident and leaving the scene. Soules, who was portrayed as a wholesome country boy...

Los Angeles' piano-playing mayor declares 'La La Land' day

AP Photo/Reed Saxon LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles’ mayor has proclaimed Tuesday is “La La Land” day as acrobats suspended by ropes danced their way across the outside walls of City Hall. Mayor Eric Garcetti proclaimed the honor for the musical that...

Congressional organization denies credentials to Breitbart

WASHINGTON (AP) — The panel that approves media credentials to cover Congress declined to grant permanent credentials to Breitbart News Network, LLC. The Standing Committee of Correspondents voted unanimously Tuesday to table an application from Breitbart and declined to...