Entertainment

2 killed when MTV helicopter crashes in Argentina reservoir

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - A helicopter working for an MTV reality show crashed in western Argentina on Saturday and both people on board were killed, local authorities said.The Bell 206 helicopter crashed as it flew over the reservoir at Potrerillos de Mendoza dam about 1,000 kilometers (620 ...

‘American Horror Show’ actress Rose Siggins dies at 43

DENVER (AP) - Rose Siggins, who played a legless character on "American Horror Story: Freak Show," died Saturday in Denver, a representative said.Siggins, whose character on the show was named Legless Suzi, was 43.The FX network show announced her death on its Facebook page, saying: "We are ...

With ‘Force Awakens’ looming, ‘Heart of the Sea’ sinks

NEW YORK - The movie industry braced for the coming storm of "The Force Awakens" over a quiet weekend where "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2" notched its fourth-straight week atop the box office and Ron Howard's whaling tale "In the Heart of the Sea" capsized.With "The Force Awakens" ...

High court says DirectTV can cut off class action lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that satellite provider DirecTV can avoid a class action lawsuit in California over early termination fees and force customers into private arbitration hearings instead.In a 6-3 opinion, the justices said that DirecTV's contracts can specifically ...

Poignant ‘Fun Home’ earns back its investment on Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) - "Fun Home," the 2015 best musical Tony Award winner set in a funeral home, is now, appropriately, in the black.Producers said Sunday the show has recouped its $5.25 million investment in eight months.The musical is based on Alison Bechdel's graphic novel memoir about growing up ...

Josh Groban to make Broadway debut next year in a musical

NEW YORK (AP) - Pop star Josh Groban will be making his Broadway debut next year in a musical inspired by an unlikely writer - Leo Tolstoy.Groban will play Pierre in "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," a musical by Dave Malloy that dramatizes a 70-page melodrama at the center ...

Temple faculty condemns Cosby, wants his degree rescinded

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Temple University faculty have voted to condemn Bill Cosby over the sex assault allegations he faces. They also are urging the school to rescind the longtime Temple supporter's honorary degree.Cosby stepped down as a trustee last year.The school's faculty senate also ...

Actor Kirk Douglas donates $15 million toward care center

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Kirk Douglas and his wife have donated $15 million toward a Motion Picture Television Fund campus in Woodland Hills, California, to help build a care center for Hollywood industry members suffering from Alzheimer's disease.The Los Angeles Daily News reports that the ...

Isaac discusses Poe’s inspiration, inner song in ‘Star Wars’

LOS ANGELES - Spoiler alert: Oscar Isaac's X-wing pilot Poe Dameron does not break into song in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."Isaac won awards the last time he sang onscreen, in the 2013 Coen Brothers' film "Inside Llewyn Davis," and he charmed the Twitterverse with his vocals last week when ...

Randy Harrison to lead national ‘Cabaret’ tour in 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Randy Harrison will be tapping into his naughty side when he leads the national tour of the musical "Cabaret" next year as the Emcee.A touring version of the hit show will include the former "Queer as Folk" star opposite Andrea Goss, who played Frenchie in the show on Broadway ...

Snubs and surprises from the 2016 Golden Globe nominations

LOS ANGELES - The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is known for playing by its own mysterious rules, and this year's Golden Globe nominations proved no exception. Notable snubs and surprises:DEPP DIPSDepp was part of one of the Golden Globes' most flagrant celebrity-lusting episodes when he ...

ABC Family set to change its name to Freeform in January

NEW YORK (AP) - ABC Family is getting a new name. The network announced Thursday it will soon be known as Freeform.The rechristening happens Jan. 12, the same day the network welcomes back "Pretty Little Liars" for its season premiere, along with the series debut of "Shadowhunters."The network ...

Kelly Rowland looks to create girl group on new BET series

ATLANTA (AP) - If fans are anticipating a Destiny's Child reunion album, Kelly Rowland says don't expect one anytime soon.These days, Rowland is focused on recording solo music and filming a documentary series called "Chasing Destiny," which premieres on BET in April. She completed a three-city ...

Tickets on sale for Bruce Springsteen’s tour

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Bruce Springsteen fans are charging up their electronic devices and waiting by their computers.Tickets for Springsteen's 9-week U.S. tour went on sale Friday.Springsteen's River Tour with the E Street Band starts Jan. 16 in Pittsburgh.Springsteen will play 24 dates, ...

Tickets on sale for Bruce Springsteen’s tour

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Bruce Springsteen fans are charging up their electronic devices and waiting by their computers.Tickets for Springsteen's 9-week U.S. tour went on sale Friday.Springsteen's River Tour with the E Street Band starts Jan. 16 in Pittsburgh.Springsteen will play 24 dates, ...

Musical ‘Elf’ returns to New York

NEW YORK - The Christmas musical based on Will Ferrell's movie "Elf" has returned to New York for the holidays, led by a stage and TV veteran whose oldest child's first Broadway show was - that's right - "Elf."Eric Petersen's 5-year-old daughter, Sophia, caught the show a few winters ago and ...

Celebrities react to Golden Globe nominations

Stars react to the 73rd annual Golden Globe nominations announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, California:- "I generally frown upon being slapped and awakened by my wife screaming at me at 5:30 in the morning, but when she's ecstatic I make an exception." - Will Smith on how he discovered his ...

Streaming service Netflix leads in Golden Globes nominations

NEW YORK - The folks at TV's Big Four networks might as well have slept in Thursday morning and skipped the announcement of the Golden Globes nominations.In the latest sign of their lack of critical love and viewer sizzle, commercial broadcasters ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC together scored a paltry ...

Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj in court in fight over his parole

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Meek Mill is in court in Philadelphia for his latest parole violation hearing, and Nicki Minaj is waiting to testify on behalf of her boyfriend.Prosecutors say the 28-year-old Mills violated terms set by a judge overseeing the rapper's 2009 drug and gun case.The judge has ...

Madonna gives impromptu concert in Paris square

PARIS (AP) - Pop star Madonna has staged an impromptu concert at Paris' Republique plaza to honor victims of the Nov. 13 attacks in which 130 people died.The singer, who had just finished her show in Paris Wednesday evening, tweeted to her fans: "Im singing some songs in place de la republique. ...