Shakespeare First Folio fetches $2.75 million at auction

LONDON (AP) — Copies of the first four editions of William Shakespeare's plays – dubbed the "Holy Grail of publishing" by Christie's auction house – have sold for almost 2.5 million pounds ($3.68 million)….

‘Godfather’ notebook featuring Coppola comments out in fall

NEW YORK (AP) — "Godfather" obsessives can look forward to a new publication this fall: A 700-page "Notebook" featuring Francis Ford Coppola's original annotations of the Mario Puzo best-seller….

Tragically Hip to begin tour in July despite singer’s cancer

TORONTO (AP) — The Tragically Hip will play 11 Canadian shows this summer as part of a tour that's going ahead despite lead singer Gord Downie's incurable brain cancer….

Reflections on ‘Roots’ by stars of History’s new version

NEW YORK (AP) — Will history repeat itself with the remake of "Roots" ?…

Romania play reminds people of the good, bad of communism

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians have relived the horrors of communism in a play featuring Lenin and Stalin, set to patriotic songs of that era, played by actors who mime their roles….

Marijuana charges against rapper Twista, others dropped

SOUTH HAVEN, Ind. (AP) — Misdemeanor marijuana possession charges against Chicago rapper Twista and two others also arrested in northwestern Indiana in March have been dropped….

Actress Beth Howland, who played Vera on ‘Alice,’ dies at 74

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The actress who was best known for her role as a ditzy waitress on the 1970s and '80s CBS sitcom "Alice" has died. Beth Howland was 74….

New Captain America book suggests he’s a member of Hydra

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two words no one ever expected Captain America to say? "Hail Hydra."…

Case reopened for ‘Real Housewives’ star Teresa Giudice

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has reopened a bankruptcy case for "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast member Teresa Giudice (JOO'-dys), who pleaded guilty in 2014 to bankruptcy fraud….

London’s Donmar staging all-female Shakespeare trilogy

LONDON (AP) — London's small but powerful Donmar Warehouse is branching out – across town and across the Atlantic….