Samantha Bee’s ‘Full Frontal’ on TBS ready to cause a buzz

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a day of dutifully answering reporters’ questions about her new TBS show, “Full Frontal,” Samantha Bee confesses to an urgent desire. “I want a ponytail so badly. I want my hair out of my face. I want my jeans on and flat...

John Scofield goes back to the future on Grammy-nominated CD

NEW YORK (AP) — Jazz guitarist John Scofield went back to the future on his Grammy-nominated CD “Past Present,” reuniting members of his acclaimed quartet from the early 1990s to play his new compositions. Though nominated twice before, the 64-year-old Scofield...

Solange Knowles loses her wedding ring in New Orleans parade

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Solange Knowles lost her wedding ring while riding in a New Orleans parade an as honorary member of the Krewe of Muses. Staci Rosenberg is captain of the all-female group. She says in an email that the singer-songwriter and younger sister to Beyonce lost...

Moscow exhibition free for women wearing high heels

AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko MOSCOW (AP) — A music video with more than 33 million views online has inspired organizers of a Moscow art exhibit to offer free admission to women who turn up wearing high heels. The video by Leningrad, one of Russia’s most popular...

Ai Weiwei wraps Zodiac Heads to protest migrants’ condition

AP Photo/Petr David Josek PRAGUE (AP) — In a protest about the plight of migrants coming to Europe, Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has wrapped golden thermal blankets around his bronze animal heads meant to recreate the traditional Chinese zodiac. The series of 12...

Review: In ‘XCOM 2,’ Earthlings try to get the bugs out

When the aliens come (AP) — and they will – don’t expect the government to save us. If you’ve ever watched “The X-Files,” you know half of them are in cahoots with the invaders anyway. Besides, we tried that already in 2012’s “XCOM:...

Victoria Justice talks ‘Rocky Horror’ at Super Bowl

AP Photo/John Carucci SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — “Dammit, Janet,” there’s another musical coming to television, and Victoria Justice could not be happier to hear those words. The television star will play Janet Weiss in a “re-imagined” version of the...

Super Bowl ads go for the safety

NEW YORK (AP) — Talking animals, celebrity cameos and crowd-pleasing rock songs: This year’s Super Bowl advertisers are sticking to the classics in their efforts to win over Big Game viewers on Sunday. Skittles will showcase Steven Tyler’s high range on...

Tattoos, martial arts and poker? Casinos wooing millennials

AP Photo/Steven Senne BOSTON (AP) — Casinos worried that millennials aren’t getting into traditional gambling like their parents and grandparents are bringing in tattoo studios, mixed martial arts competitions and other offbeat attractions to attract a younger...

Band Perry on Denver Broncos, Lady Gaga and Grammys

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Returning to perform ahead of the Super Bowl is good and (sort of) bad for country trio The Band Perry, who last performed around the 2014 game. The good: The group gets a chance to play its hits in front of feverish concertgoers and gain new fans. The...