Guitarist Bob Weir falls down onstage at NY show

NEW YORK (AP) — Guitarist Bob Weir fell onstage while strumming his guitar at a concert in Port Chester, N.Y. Video posted online shows the 65-year-old musician collapsing Thursday night during a performance with Furthur. He was quickly…

Woody Guthrie Center opens Saturday in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — It took Woody Guthrie’s hometown of Okemah more than 30 years after his death to finally celebrate his life and work with an annual music festival, and signs of acknowledgment in other parts of…

Woody Guthrie Center opens Saturday in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — It took Woody Guthrie’s hometown of Okemah more than 30 years after his death to finally celebrate his life and work with an annual music festival, and signs of acknowledgment in other parts of…

NBC gives full-season renewals to 5 of its dramas

NEW YORK (AP) — Television producer Dick Wolf will be busy next season. NBC said Friday that it has renewed five of its dramas for next season. Two of them — the long-running “Law & Order: Special Victims…

NBC gives full-season renewals to 5 of its dramas

NEW YORK (AP) — Television producer Dick Wolf will be busy next season. NBC said Friday that it has renewed five of its dramas for next season. Two of them — the long-running “Law & Order: Special Victims…

Bethenny Frankel to expand Skinnygirl product line

NEW YORK (AP) — Bethenny Frankel plans to expand her Skinnygirl line of wine and spirits and power bars to include more food products. “You’ll definitely see Skinnygirl food,” the former reality TV star said in a recent…

4 girls who play ‘Matilda’ snubbed by Tonys

NEW YORK (AP) — The members of the Tony Award nominations committee better look out: They’ve snubbed four girls who play a tough little telekinetic heroine on Broadway. Administrators for the awards met Friday for the fourth and…

Famed UK publicist charged with indecent assault

LONDON (AP) — Prominent celebrity publicist Max Clifford has been charged with 11 counts of indecent assault, British officials said Friday. The 70-year-old public relations guru, the second person to be charged as part of a broad investigation…

Will.i.am rebuts accusations of song theft

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Will.i.am says he’s been unfairly accused of stealing a song from a Russian dance producer for use on his new album. The producer-rapper-singer has acknowledged reaching out to trance producer Arty after hearing…

Will.i.am rebuts accusations of song theft

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Will.i.am says he’s been unfairly accused of stealing a song from a Russian dance producer for use on his new album. The producer-rapper-singer has acknowledged reaching out to trance producer Arty after hearing…
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Hawaii sneakerheads coming together in Honolulu

They are known as sneakerheads or kick collectors. This weekend, sneaker and shoe fanatics are uniting in Honolulu. But there's much more to this trend than just foot fashion.…
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Girl next door Annette Funicello dies at 70

She was the first crush for a generation of boys, the perfect playmate for a generation of girls. Annette Funicello died on Monday at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., of complications from MS, the Walt Disney Co. said. She was 70.…

Irish character actor Milo O’Shea, 86, dies in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — The Irish actor Milo O’Shea, whose many roles on stage and screen included a friar in Franco Zeffirelli’s “Romeo and Juliet,” an evil scientist in “Barbarella” and a Supreme Court justice on “The West…

Robert Remini, Andrew Jackson scholar, dies at 91

Robert V. Remini, an award-winning scholar of Andrew Jackson and 19th century politics who viewed Washington firsthand in the 21st century when he became the official historian for the U.S. House of Representatives, has died. He was 91.…

Robert Downey Jr. promotes ‘Iron Man 3′ in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. has traveled to Beijing to promote “Iron Man 3,” which was filmed partly in China and features well-known Chinese actors. At a news conference Saturday, Downey — who reprises the…

Matisse in Norwegian museum was once Nazi loot

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The family of a prominent Parisian art dealer is demanding that a Norwegian museum return an Henri Matisse painting seized by Nazis under the direction of Hermann Goering, in the latest dispute over art…

Estonia operetta lyricizes economic austerity

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Tired of grumbling about economic austerity? Maybe it’s time to sing about it. So say two Americans living in Estonia. Inspired by a lively social media exchange between Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and…

Michael Jackson civil jury pool grows to 60 people

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A court has ended the first week of jury selection in a civil case over Michael Jackson’s death with 60 potential jurors selected. Jury selection will resume Monday and is expected to stretch into…

Egypt’s top satirist undeterred after questioning

CAIRO (AP) — Undeterred at being interrogated by prosecutors, a popular Egyptian TV satirist was back on the air Friday poking new fun at the international publicity he received after lampooning the Egyptian president. Bassem Youssef — known…

Danny Boyle exorcises dark side in ‘Trance’

LONDON (AP) — British director Danny Boyle calls his new R-rated thriller “Trance” the “mad bad relative” of the crowd-pleasing opening ceremony he produced for the Olympics last summer. And he admits “Trance” served as sort of an…