'Love Connection' to reconnect with viewers as Fox revival

NEW YORK (AP) — “Love Connection” is reconnecting with viewers. A new version of the match-making game show will air on Fox starting May 25, the network announced. The one-hour series will amp up the original dating show for today’s audiences, featuring...

Memphis officials to help save Aretha Franklin's birthplace

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis mayor’s office is pitching in to help figure out the future of the dilapidated house where soul singer Aretha Franklin was born, a lawyer said Thursday. Alan Crone, special counsel to Memphis Mayor Jim...

Russia, Ukraine at odds over singer's Eurovision performance

AP Photo/Maria Antipina GENEVA (AP) — Eurovision song contest organizers say they have taken the unprecedented step of offering to let Russia’s contestant perform via satellite after authorities in host Ukraine banned her from entering the country – a proposal...

US actor Gere compares West Bank town to 'Old South'

JERUSALEM (AP) — Actor Richard Gere has compared life for Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron to segregation in the United States. The “Pretty Woman” star toured Hebron this week with Breaking the Silence, a group of Israeli ex-soldiers who criticize...

Review: Big-screen 'CHIPS' a tawdry, sexist disappointment

“CHiPs” was a wholesome TV show in the 1970s and ’80s about two California Highway Patrol officers. They were a couple of good-natured guys who embodied California cool with their motorcycles and mirrored sunglasses, solving problems, catching criminals and...

Dylan gives rare interview, talks Sinatra, Elvis

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Dylan opened about his music and songwriting and discussed his relationships with Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and others in a rare and lengthy interview posted to his website Wednesday. In the Q&A with author Bill Flanagan, Dylan recalled Sinatra...

Mickey vs. the tax man: Disney, Universal fight tax bills

AP Photo/John Raoux ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It takes a lot of land to accommodate Cinderella’s castle, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Epcot’s 11-country World Showcase – and a hefty purse to pay the property taxes on it. To cut tax bills in the tens...

Another baby expected as Sweden royal family expands

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are expecting their second child. The prince, son of Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and fifth in the line of succession, says they are “looking forward to welcoming a new little...

Poland's WWII museum opens amid its uncertain future

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A major World War II museum has opened in northern Poland amid plans by the conservative government to change its content to fit its nationalist views. The Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk was initiated in 2008 by then-Prime Minister Donald...

Feast for the soul: Jim Harrison on wine and food

“A Really Big Lunch” (Grove), by Jim Harrison In 2004, Jim Harrison wrote an article for The New Yorker about a 37-course lunch he ate in France “that likely cost as much as a new Volvo station wagon.” Fully expecting to be criticized, he offered a defense...