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Miss America Organization president is stepping down

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – The president of the Miss America Organization is stepping down after nearly two years at the helm. Sharon Pearce has served the group for the past nine years. She became president in 2013. The organization announced Friday that Sam Haskell, its...

New York exhibits mark centennial of Frank Sinatra’s birth

NEW YORK (AP) – A couple of New York exhibits are paying homage to the centennial of Frank Sinatra’s birth by displaying rare photographs and mementos, many of them from the family archive. “Sinatra: An American Icon” opens Wednesday at the New York Public...
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Rediscovered Picasso to go on display in Paris museum

This undated photo provided by the United States Department of Justice, shows a cubist painting entitled "The Hairdresser" by Pablo Picasso. Authorities say the painting worth millions of dollars was stolen in France and smuggled into the U.S. by someone who falsely...
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Madonna: Hit her head, got whiplash in Brits stage tumble

Madonna stumbles whilst performing on stage during the Brit Awards 2015 at the 02 Arena in London, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/PA, Yui Mok) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE Madonna stumbles whilst performing on stage during the Brit Awards 2015 at the 02 Arena in...
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Kendall Jenner struts for Fendi, Kate Mara cozy in Max Mara

Model Kendall Jenner wears a creation for Fendi women’s Fall-Winter 2015-2016 collection, part of Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni) Model Kendall Jenner wears a creation for Fendi women’s Fall-Winter...
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Harrison Ford to reprise role in ‘Blade Runner’ sequel

FILE – In this Aug. 11, 2014 file photo, Harrison Ford arrives at the premiere of “The Expendables 3″ at TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Ford is set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard in a sequel to the dystopian, neo-noir "Blade Runner," over 31...
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Kanye West tweets apology to Beck for Grammys disruption

FILE – In this Feb. 8, 2015 file photo, Rihanna, left, and Kanye West perform at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. West is saying he"™s sorry to Beck on Twitter. The 37-year-old incendiary hip-hop artist took to Twitter on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, to...
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Johansson: Nothing ‘creepy or inappropriate’ about Travolta

FILE – In this Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, actress Scarlett Johansson arrives at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Johansson is defending John Travolta and calls the image of him kissing her on the Academy Awards red carpet "an unfortunate still-frame from a live-action...