On third album, Foster the People finds the right mix

Foster the People, “Sacred Hearts Club” (Columbia) It hasn’t always been easy to be Foster the People. Making sophisticated pop with thoughtful lyrics in danceable, candy-coated hooks is like being a character actor trapped in a leading man’s body. If...

Helicopter carrying WWE exec makes emergency ocean landing

GILGO BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — The son of World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Vince McMahon has been rescued unhurt from a helicopter that made an emergency landing in the ocean waters off New York. Shane McMahon was the passenger in the Robinson R 44 helicopter that came down in...

Review: 'Girls Trip' a wonderfully hilarious destination

Get ready to know the name Tiffany Haddish. If there were such a thing as Comedy Oscars, she would win for “Girls Trip .” Like Melissa McCarthy in “Bridesmaids,” Haddish steals this film from her big-name co-stars: Queen Latifah, Regina Hall and Jada...

Apple founder Steve Jobs is the subject of a new opera

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An opera about the life of Apple founder Steve Jobs is having its world premiere at the Santa Fe Opera on Saturday night. The music for “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” is by composer Mason Bates, combining traditional orchestration with...

Fleetwood Mac to earn MusiCares Person of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) — Fleetwood Mac will be named the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year, becoming the first group to receive the honor. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that the 28th annual benefit gala will take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York on Jan. 26,...

'Dunkirk,' 'Get Out' may give Oscars a crowd-pleasing punch

NEW YORK (AP) — The stranglehold that autumn prestige films have on Oscar season just might be wilting in the summer sun. Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic “Dunkirk” hits theaters Friday, but the overflowing reviews have already made it abundantly...

Here are some of TV's highest-paid stars

Here are some of the world’s top-earning TV entertainers in 2017, according to Forbes magazine. The annual earnings of these stars may include income from additional activities such as producing, non-TV performances, endorsements and merchandising. 1. Dr. Phil McGraw, $79...

Discovery Channel asks Shark Week viewers to be donors, too

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Discovery Channel wants Shark Week viewers to be donors as well. The channel’s annual celebration of all things shark will include requests to support Oceana, an advocacy group focused on ocean conservation. Viewers can use their smartphones to...

2 new Harry Potter books set to be published in October

LONDON (AP) — Two new books from the Harry Potter universe are set to be released as part of a British exhibition that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the launch of the series. The British Library’s Harry Potter exhibition, “A History of Magic,” opens...

BBC forced to disclose salaries of top-earning stars

LONDON (AP) — The publicly funded BBC has published the names and salaries of its highest-earning actors and presenters, revealing that its best-paid star, radio host Chris Evans, earns more than 2.2 million pounds ($2.9 million) a year. The list published Wednesday shows...