Vegas rolls out red, white, green carpet for Mexican holiday

AP Photo/John Locher LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas never needs an excuse to party, and as an entertainment oasis a short trip from Mexico, the city will roll out the red, white and green carpet starting Friday to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. A premier boxing match, a...

Some weird and wonderful moments of NY Fashion Week

AP Photo/Diane Bondareff NEW YORK (AP) — What, really, is a fashion show? Discuss. Of course, there’s the well-worn formula: People wait in line for ages, sit down, wait some more, look at clothes for about 10 minutes, spend another half-hour greeting and double-cheek...

Lords of the Underground rapper Doitall running for office

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A member of hip-hop trio Lords of the Underground says he’s running for political office in New Jersey. Dupre “Doitall” Kelly announced Thursday he plans to run for an at-large council seat in Newark next year. NJ.com reports Kelly is...

Comedy Central keeps Noah at 'Daily Show' through 2022

NEW YORK (AP) — In a strong vote of confidence for its late-night cornerstone, Comedy Central said Thursday it has agreed to a contract extension that will keep Trevor Noah as host of “The Daily Show” through 2022. The network also said Noah would produce and...

Review: Jolie imbues Cambodia drama with skill, intelligence

By now, there should be no debating that Angelina Jolie is a talented director, capable of handling the most challenging subject matter with assurance and sensitivity. Those who continue to denigrate her skills because she’s also a movie star and tabloid fixture are running...

Fergie and Josh Duhamel separate after 8 years of marriage

NEW YORK (AP) — The eight-year marriage of Fergie and Josh Duhamel is over. The singer and actor confirmed Thursday that they had decided to split up earlier this year, but kept the news quiet to give their family “the best opportunity to adjust.” Fergie and...

J.P. Donleavy, author of 'The Ginger Man,' dies at age 91

LONDON (AP) — J.P. Donleavy, the incorrigible Irish-American author and playwright whose ribald debut novel “The Ginger Man” met scorn, censorship and eventually celebration as a groundbreaking classic, has died at age 91. Donleavy, a native New Yorker who lived...

150th anniversary of pioneering composer Amy Beach observed

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — As a wealthy Victorian lady, Amy Beach never cooked or cleaned. But she did do a bit of sewing – carefully stitching new musical passages she composed atop older versions. “What man would’ve done that?” wonders Dale Valena, museum...

Grant Hart, of pioneering indie rock band Husker Du, dies

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Grant Hart, the drummer and vocalist for pioneering indie rock band Husker Du, has died at age 56. Ken Shipley, who runs the band’s record label Numero Group, tells The Associated Press that Hart died Wednesday in Minnesota. Hart had been...

Comedy Central keeps Noah at 'Daily Show' through 2022

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedy Central says it has agreed to a contract extension that will keep Trevor Noah as host of “The Daily Show” through 2022. The network said Thursday that Noah will also produce and host year-end wrap-up specials for Comedy Central, beginning...