Fox News anchor sues Hasbro over toy hamster with her name

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An anchor for Fox News is suing Hasbro for more than $5 million over a toy hamster that shares her name – and may even resemble her. Harris Faulkner sued the Rhode Island-based toy company this week, saying it has wrongfully appropriated her...

Don DeLillo receiving honorary National Book Award

AP Photo/Stephen Chernin NEW YORK (AP) — Don DeLillo is pleased to receive an honorary National Book Award medal for lifetime achievement, but a “little intimidated” by the citation for “Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.” “The kid...

France hero in ABC’s new ‘Dancing’ cast

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC moved quickly to land one of the three men who foiled a terror attack on a Paris-bound train last month for the 21st season cast of “Dancing With the Stars.” The network announced Wednesday that Alek Skarlatos, who overpowered a gun-toting...

Fall Movie Preview: Spielberg plunges into the Cold War

AP Photo/Jaap Buitendijk NEW YORK (AP) — The nearly three year wait since Steven Spielberg’s last movie (2012’s “Lincoln”) comes to an end this October with the spy thriller “Bridge of Spies.” Good news for moviegoers: There won’t...

Romania names conductor Zubin Mehta to head music festival

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Prominent conductor Zubin Mehta has been named as the new honorific chairman of the George Enescu International Music Festival. Mehta will take over the post in 2017 from Romanian-born musician Ioan Holender, who directed the Vienna State Opera...

Peak cinema: ‘Everest’ kicks off Venice Film Festival

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is opening under a hazy Italian sun – with a chilling thriller about endurance and extremes on the world’s highest peak. Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin and Emily Watson have begun Hollywood’s annual...

Self-published sensation is acquired by Penguin Random House

NEW YORK (AP) — A Swedish psychologist’s self-published picture book about a sleep-deprived rabbit has been acquired by Penguin Random House after becoming a word-of-mouth sensation. A new edition of Carl-Johan Forssn Ehrlin’s “The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall...

US Rep. Michael McCaul writing book on homeland security

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican who chairs the House Committee on Homeland Security, has a book deal. McCaul’s “Failures of Imagination: The Deadliest Threats to Our Homeland – and How to Thwart Them” will be published...

Loretta Lynn, Luke Bryan, Eric Church receive ACM Honors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singers Loretta Lynn, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and the band Alabama were honored by their peers in country music with special achievement awards from the Academy of Country Music. During the ACM Honors event on Tuesday in Nashville, the stars...

‘Concussion’ director says no compromises were made for NFL

AP Photo/Evan Agostini NEW YORK (AP) — A day after its trailer debuted online, the Will Smith football head-trauma film “Concussion” is already sparking controversy. Citing studio emails leaked in the hack of Sony Pictures, The New York Times reported Tuesday...