In 'Battle of the Sexes,' King passes a baton to Emma Stone

TORONTO (AP) — Walking through the tunnel to Arthur Ashe Stadium alongside Billie Jean King, Emma Stone gasped at the size of the U.S. Open’s main court. King, of course, was more familiar with the grounds of the tennis center – it’s named after her, after...

Chappelle and Oliver make #DCPublicSchools an internet hit

WASHINGTON (AP) — It started as a fun onstage throwaway line at the Emmy Awards and turned into an unexpected Sunday night flood of attention for the Washington DC public school system. Comedian Dave Chappelle, a DC native and graduate of the District’s Duke Ellington...

In 'Battle of the Sexes,' King passes a baton to Emma Stone

TORONTO (AP) — Walking through the tunnel to Arthur Ashe Stadium alongside Billie Jean King, Emma Stone gasped at the size of the U.S. Open’s main court. King, of course, was more familiar with grounds of the tennis center – it’s named after her, after...

Spicer suggests critics of Emmy appearance should lighten up

NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Spicer says his surprise Emmy Awards appearance was a chance to have some fun, and suggested that people who were upset by it were taking things too seriously. Some people clearly weren’t laughing, however. There’s a risk the appearance...

Laura Ingraham joins Fox News evening lineup

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel says conservative commentator Laura Ingraham is joining its prime-time lineup next month with a regular show. Her show, “The Ingraham Angle,” will air at 10 p.m. ET. Her ascension to a regular show...

Nielsen says 11.4 million watch Emmy Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen company estimated that 11.4 million people watched Sunday’s presentation of the Emmy Awards, roughly equivalent to last year’s show honoring the year’s best in television. Stephen Colbert hosted Sunday’s show for CBS. It...

Cambodia selects Angelina Jolie film as Oscar submission

NEW YORK (AP) — Angelina Jolie’s “First They Killed My Father” has been named Cambodia’s foreign-language submission to the Academy Awards. The Cambodia Oscar Selection Committee announced the choice Monday, calling Jolie’s Cambodian genocide...

Review: Michael McDonald's soulful voice carries 'Wide Open'

Michael McDonald, “Wide Open” (BMG) There’ s lot of soul in Michael McDonald’s latest album, “Wide Open,” and this time most it is his own. After three records of Motown covers and modern standards, as well as a Christmas album, McDonald has...

Review: Leon Russell created career highlight on final album

Leon Russell, “On a Distant Shore” (Palmetto Records) Leon Russell’s final album, “On a Distant Shore,” is a career highlight recorded over his last living year and released 10 months after his November 2016 passing. Unlike, say, Roy Orbison, who...

Jackie Hoffman loses Emmy to Laura Dern, curses on camera

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress and comedian Jackie Hoffman says she can’t believe the media took her reaction to losing out on an Emmy seriously after she yelled an obscenity on camera during the show. Hoffman was up for outstanding supporting actress in a limited series...