Search for world’s funniest person moves to Vegas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An international search to find the world’s funniest person is moving to Las Vegas, where people will get to see five finalists square off in an Olympics of comedy that pits France, Finland and other countries against one another. The finalists...
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Judge nixes Teresa Giudice’s halfway house bid

FILE – In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, center, and his wife, Teresa Giudice, right, of Montville Township, N.J., walk toward the Martin Luther King Jr. Courthouse before a court...
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Cinderella musical on tour stars a new mom

This image released by Allied Live shows Paige Faure as Cinderella in “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella,”on tour. The tour is now in Florida and plans stops in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Colorado, Oregon, Washington,...

Rockettes to try again to dance this spring

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rockettes are taking a second stab at opening a spring show, and they’re leaning on some Broadway creative stars to do it. MSG Entertainment said Wednesday that Warren Carlyle, Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner have signed up to put together...

Argentina demands ‘Top Gear’ apology from BBC

LONDON (AP) — Argentina’s ambassador to Britain is demanding an apology from the BBC over an ill-fated trip by car show “Top Gear” to the South American country. The program’s crew had to leave Argentina hastily last month after they faced violent...
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Pregnant Kate back at work after morning sickness

Britain’s Prince William, left, and his wife, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, wait to greet the President of Singapore, Tony Tan Keng Yam, and his wife Mary, at an hotel in London, on the first day of his four-day state visit to the Britain, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP...
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‘SNL’ adds black woman to cast from writers room

FILE – In this Sept. 6, 2014 file photo, actress Leslie Jones poses at the “Top Five” premiere at the Princess of Wales Theatre during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. NBC says “Saturday Night Live” is adding Leslie Jones to...
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Google’s streaming music service adds mood to mix

This product image provided by Google shows the mood music feature on the web version of Google Play. The new feature is being released Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in an update to Google Play’s music subscription service, “All Access,†which costs $10 per...

Diddy, Nas set for Alicia Keys’ Black Ball

NEW YORK (AP) — Diddy will host Alicia Keys’ annual charity event that raises awareness about HIV and AIDS. The piano-playing singer announced Tuesday that her husband, producer-rapper Swizz Beatz, will co-host the 11th annual Black Ball on Oct. 30 at New York...
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Politicians join protest outside Met over opera

FILE – In this Sept. 22, 2014, file photo, protestors attend the arrivals at the Metropolitan Opera 2014-15 Season Opening in New York to register their disapproval of the Met’s decision to premiere the controversial opera “The Death of Klinghoffer,” later...