Hillary Clinton makes surprise appearance at Tribeca Fest

A high-wattage event at the Tribeca Film Festival became even more so with the arrival of an unannounced panelist: Hillary Clinton. Clinton appeared Saturday to discuss the scourge of elephant poaching with Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, who was premiering her new...

Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in “Happy Days,” dies at 56.

AP Photo/Matt Sayles NEW YORK (AP) — Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms “Happy Days” and “Joanie Loves Chachi,” has died. Police in Harrison County, Indiana, said that she had been found unresponsive...

2 groups arrested in Coachella cellphone thefts

INDIO, Calif. (AP) — Police have arrested five people in the theft of more than 40 cellphones, cash and credit cards at the Coachella music festival in the Southern California desert. Indio police say multiple festival-goers reported the thefts, and investigators identified...

Reese Witherspoon speaks out against elephant poaching

NEW YORK (AP) — Sparkly, exquisite diamonds were the draw but Reese Witherspoon’s thoughts were with something much larger – elephants. The Oscar-winning “Big Little Lies” star attended a party in New York on Friday night to celebrate Tiffany and Co....

Renowned Soviet avant-garde art collection comes to Moscow

AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Lysenko’s painted bull stares with flat black eyes like a double-barrel shotgun, one of his horns festooned in a mosaic of bright rectangles, the tip of his tail stretched toward a glowing orange globe that may be the...

Hollywood talent agent and producer Sandy Gallin dies at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Sandy Gallin, an agent and talent manager who guided the careers of such luminaries as Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Cher and Nicole Kidman, as well as being a TV, movie and Broadway producer, has died in Los Angeles. He was 76. Gallin died Friday after a...

Springsteen takes part in surprise show at film festival

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen took part in a two-hour jam session during a surprise appearance at a film festival in his home state of New Jersey. Longtime E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt and veteran Jersey shore rocker Southside Johnny were among those...

Actress Octavia Spencer to speak at Kent State commencement

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State University’s first universitywide commencement will get a touch of Hollywood as Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer speaks to graduates of the northeastern Ohio school. Spencer recently starred as mathematician Dorothy Vaughan in the...

Kathryn Bigelow on VR after her first try: 'I love it'

NEW YORK (AP) — As a filmmaker drawn to the most visceral forms of cinema, it was probably inevitable that Kathryn Bigelow’s high-adrenaline curiosities would lead her to virtual reality. The Oscar-winning director on Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival premiered her...

Bye-bye, and here's your check: Golden exit for the departed

AP Photo/Richard Drew NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t let the vault door hit you on the way out. Getting forced out of a job is painful, but a couple (dozen) million dollars help salve the wound. The latest big name to get a big payment with a bye-bye from the boss is Bill...