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Petty: No hard feelings for Sam Smith

FILE – In this Sept. 15, 2014 file photo, Tom Petty performs in concert with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers during their ‘Hypnotic Eye Tour 2014†in Philadelphia. Petty says he has no hard feelings toward singer Sam Smith and called the similarities between...
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Kerry Butler to join ‘Clinton: The Musical’ off-Broadway

FILE – In this May 23, 2011 file photo, actress Kerry Butler attends the 56th annual Drama Desk Awards in New York. The Tony Award-nominated star of “Xanadu†said Thursday she will play Hillary Rodham Clinton when the irreverent show “Clinton: The...
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William Shatner knows the ups, downs of traveling

FILE – Ina Thursday, July 3, 2014 file photo, Calgary Stampede Parade Marshal William Shatner speaks to the media about the upcoming event at a news conference in Calgary, Alberta. Shatner returns as the priceline.com Negotiator in a new ad campaign that launches Sunday,...
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Diversity at Sundance doesn’t carry over to Hollywood

Shameik Moore, from top left, director Rick Famuyiwa, Quincy Brown, and from bottom left, Chanel Iman and Kiersey Clemons pose for a portrait to promote the film, “Dope”, at the Eddie Bauer Adventure House during the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015,...
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Kristen Stewart, Robin Wright hit politically-minded couture

Actress Kristen Stewart poses for photographers as she arrives for Chanel ‘s Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) Actress Kristen Stewart poses for photographers as she arrives for...

Huntington acquires Louis Pasteur’s notes on brewing beer

SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) — People interested in what kind of beer the guy who invented pasteurization kicked back with after work will want to pay a visit to San Marino’s Huntington Library. The Huntington, whose treasures include a First Folio edition of...
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Sundance Watch: ‘Tangerine’ shot entirely with iPhones

This photo provided by courtesy of the Sundance Institute shows a scene from the film, “Tangerine,” directed by Sean Baker. (AP Photo/Sundance Film Institute) This photo provided by courtesy of the Sundance Institute shows a scene from the film,...

Huntington acquires Louis Pasteur’s notes on brewing beer

SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) — People interested in what kind of beer the guy who invented pasteurization kicked back with after work will want to pay a visit to San Marino’s Huntington Library. The Huntington, whose treasures include a First Folio edition of...

LA jury awards $5 million to funk legend Sly Stone

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Funk legend Sly Stone was awarded $5 million on Tuesday in a breach-of-contract suit that claimed his business partners and his own company cheated him out of royalties. A Los Angeles Superior Court jury ruled for the 71-year-old performer in his action...
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Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett among duets set for Grammy Awards

FILE – This Feb. 20, 2012, file photo shows Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine in New York. The Grammy Awards will feature a number of collaborative performances, including Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett and Levine with Gwen Stefani. The Recording Academy said Tuesday, Jan. 27,...