Dax Shepard takes “CHIPS” from primetime to “Bad Boys”

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dax Shepard was only 2 when “CHiPs” started airing on NBC and 8 by the time the popular series about the California Highway Patrol ended. He remembers the show – the sunshine, the motorcycles, the diversity (there weren’t many...

Hanks, Baldwin headline Facebook Live ACLU fundraiser

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey are among the stars set to appear on Facebook Live as part of a fundraiser for the American Civil Liberties Union. Jon Hamm, Amy Poehler, Tracy Morgan and others will also take part in “Stand for Rights: A Benefit...

Off-Broadway's 'The Fantasticks' to close after 21,000 shows

AP Photo/JIM COOPER NEW YORK (AP) — The off-Broadway phenomenon “The Fantasticks” will end its record-breaking run this spring, bringing down the curtain on a show featuring confetti and a cardboard moon that started when Dwight D. Eisenhower was president. The...

Opera tells story of Negro Leagues baseball star Josh Gibson

AP Photo/Keith Srakocic An opera about Negro Leagues baseball star Josh Gibson, whose power hitting rivaled Babe Ruth’s, will have its world premiere in Pittsburgh in April. “The Summer King,” presented by Pittsburgh Opera , premieres April 29. Gibson’s...

2 arrested in slayings tied to 'Real Housewives' performer

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Two men were arrested on murder charges after two bodies were found in a burning car owned by a woman who has appeared on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” authorities said. Clarence Williams, 26, and Gerry Thomas, 28, were arrested late...

'Cars 3' characters rev up for cross-country tour

AP Photo/Carlos Osorio LOS ANGELES (AP) — Get your engines started, Lightning McQueen is racing into a city near you. A life-size replica of the “Cars” character and his pals Cruz Ramirez and Jackson Storm are revving up for a 27-city tour across the United...

Wyclef Jean says he was mistaken for robbery suspect

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Grammy-winning musician Wyclef Jean says he was unfairly detained by authorities in Los Angeles County after being mistaken for a robbery suspect. Jean posted a video Tuesday on Twitter showing himself in handcuffs leaned over a patrol car....

Colin Dexter, creator of Inspector Morse, dies at 86

LONDON (AP) — Colin Dexter, the unassuming British writer who created curmudgeonly, music-loving Oxford detective Inspector Morse, has died aged 86. Publisher Pan Macmillan said Dexter died Tuesday at his home in Oxford, southern England. Macmillan publisher Jeremy...

Musical of 'Mean Girls' by Tina Fey set to debut in DC

NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Fey’s stage adaptation of “Mean Girls” will make its world premiere at The National Theatre in Washington, D.C. The new musical is based on the 2004 film about a naive girl who falls in love with her new high school’s coolest,...

AP Interview: McCartney, Costello & the album that never was

AP Photo/Uncredited NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney’s “Flowers in the Dirt” box is as much an archeology project as a reissue, in which listeners can discover the bones of a landmark album that could have been made but wasn’t. Two of the...