Legend, Pitt among stars taking new power role: TV producer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The actor's longtime lament: "What I really want to do is direct." The revised version: "I want to produce."…

Italian film comic Bud Spencer, the ‘good giant,’ dies at 86

ROME (AP) — Bud Spencer, a burly comic actor dubbed the "good giant" for punching out bad guys on the screen, often in a long series of spaghetti westerns, has died in Italy. He was 86….

‘North Pole Ninjas’ Christmas book has message of giving

NEW YORK (AP) — A best-selling poet will help tell a Christmas story featuring the North Pole Ninjas. The message: Be kind….

‘Avatar’ mobile game landing ahead of film sequels

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before moviegoers return to Pandora, they'll be able visit the exotic alien world from "Avatar" on their smartphones….

‘Avatar’ mobile game landing ahead of film sequels

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before moviegoers return to Pandora, they'll be able visit the exotic alien world from "Avatar" on their smartphones….

Ex-US soccer star Donovan getting comfortable on TV

Landon Donovan keeps thinking back to a lesson from the teacher in his high school speech class: "Speaking is 10 percent what you actually say, and 90 percent how you're presenting it."…

Judge approves settlement in ‘Happy Birthday’ copyright case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has approved a settlement that will put "Happy Birthday to You" in the public domain….

Jimmy Buffett musical unveils creative team and new name

NEW YORK (AP) — The Jimmy Buffett musical making its world premiere next year in California has a new name and a Tony Award-winning creative support team….

APNewsBreak: Suge Knight sues Chris Brown over club shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight sued Chris Brown and the owners of a popular nightclub on Monday after he was shot seven times at a 2014 party hosted by the R&B singer….

From CMA Fest to Bonnaroo, Maren Morris is at home onstage

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — Over the course of a week in June, rising singer Maren Morris had crisscrossed the country performing on late night and daytime talk shows, opening up for Keith Urban's new tour and then playing two major music festivals in Tennessee….