‘Manchester by the Sea’ leads Gotham Awards nominations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenneth Lonergan's family drama "Manchester by the Sea" has picked up a leading four Gotham Independent Film Awards nominations, including best feature and best actor for star Casey Affleck….

Kanye West mad kids haven’t played with Jay Z’s daughter

SEATTLE (AP) — Kanye West is lamenting that his kids have yet to play with the daughter of his friend, mentor and collaborator Jay Z….

Burns adapting ‘The Gene’ book into PBS film

NEW YORK (AP) — Ken Burns is getting back into medicine….

Cher talks Donald Trump, emojis and ‘American Horror Story’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Cher is not finished….

Singer Akon backs Liberia schools’ partnership with US firm

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Senegalese-American hip-hop star Akon is in Liberia to endorse this country's plan to outsource oversight of its primary education system to a U.S.-based for-profit company….

Costello cancels Pittsburgh show in solidarity with strike

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Elvis Costello is canceling his upcoming show in Pittsburgh in solidarity with striking Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians….

Not so ‘Insecure’: Issa Rae blazes trail with HBO series

NEW YORK (AP) — For Issa Rae, it feels like the 1990s….

Betsy Bloomingdale private collection going to auction

NEW YORK (AP) — Personal belongings of the late fashion icon, socialite and philanthropist Betsy Bloomingdale will be auctioned in New York later this year and next year….

Bruno Mars is pop’s ultimate party boy with hit ’24K Magic’

While the world was busy dancing to Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" at the top of 2015, the singer was partying in the studio and creating his latest groovy hit….