AP - ap.online.headlines.entertainment http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.entertainment News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:45:11 -0400 Veteran TV impresario Robert Halmi Sr. dies at 90 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:36:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/entertainment/2014/07/31/US--Obit-Robert.Halmi.Sr/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_entertainment_US--Obit-Robert.Halmi.Sr c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6058 NEW YORK (AP) — Prolific TV producer Robert Halmi, Sr., has died. Hearing set for Hollywood sex abuse lawyer change Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:43:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/entertainment/2014/07/31/US-X-Men-Director-Sex-Abuse-Lawsuit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_entertainment_US-X-Men-Director-Sex-Abuse-Lawsuit c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6104 HONOLULU (AP) — A court hearing in Honolulu has been scheduled for lawyers who want out of a case accusing 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer of sex abuse. Cinema verite documentarian Robert Drew dies at 90 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:44:23 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/entertainment/2014/07/30/US--Obit-Robert.Drew/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_entertainment_US--Obit-Robert.Drew c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6169 Filmmaker Robert Drew, a pioneer of the modern documentary who in "Primary" and other movies mastered the intimate, spontaneous style known as cinema verite and schooled a generation of influential directors that included D.A. Pennebaker and Albert Maysles, has died at age 90. 'Flower Drum Song' lead James Shigeta dies at 85 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:14:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/entertainment/2014/07/30/US--Obit-James.Shigeta/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_entertainment_US--Obit-James.Shigeta c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6194 LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Shigeta, who played the lead in the 1961 movie musical "Flower Drum Song" and had a small role in the first "Die Hard," has died. He was 85. George W. Bush writes book about father Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:27:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/entertainment/2014/07/30/US--Books-Presidents.Bush/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_entertainment_US--Books-Presidents.Bush c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-621d NEW YORK (AP) — His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush. Hijuelos novel posthumous release set for 2015 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:02:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/entertainment/articles/2014/07/30/US-Books-Hijuelos/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_entertainment_US-Books-Hijuelos c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-621c NEW YORK (AP) — A novel completed by Pulitzer Prize winner Oscar Hijuelos shortly before his death last year will be published in the fall of 2015. Contract dispute delays 'Big Bang' production Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:42:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/entertainment/2014/07/30/US--TV-Big.Bang.Theory/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_entertainment_US--TV-Big.Bang.Theory c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6328 NEW YORK (AP) — Production on a new season of "The Big Bang Theory" is being delayed because of a contract dispute with its top actors. Lollapalooza marks a decade in Chicago Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:28:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/entertainment/articles/2014/07/30/US--Music-Lollapalooza/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_entertainment_US--Music-Lollapalooza c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-65a2 CHICAGO (AP) — Once the vagabond of the music festival and touring circuit, Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days starting Friday with a lineup including Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon. Review: 'Calvary' is exquisitely nuanced Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:46:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/entertainment/2014/07/30/US--Film.Review-Calvary/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_entertainment_US--Film.Review-Calvary c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-62c2 LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Michael McDonagh's 2011 debut, "The Guard," provided the wonderful Brendan Gleeson with a vehicle for some of his best screen work, playing an Irish West Country cop unencumbered by diplomacy skills. But "Calvary," the follow-up collaboration of the writer-director and lead actor is in a whole different league. Gleeson's performance as a man of profound integrity suffering for the sins of others is the lynchpin of this immensely powerful drama, enriched by spiky black comedy but also by its resonant contemplation of faith and forgiveness. Representing a considerable leap in thematic scope and craft for McDonagh, "Calvary" deserves to reach the widest possible audience. Allison Williams headed skyward as NBC's Peter Pan Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:06:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/entertainment/2014/07/30/US--TV-Peter.Pan-Allison.Williams/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_entertainment_US--TV-Peter.Pan-Allison.Williams c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6539 NEW YORK (AP) — NBC has picked its Peter Pan: high-flying "Girls" star Allison Williams. Jesse Ventura's image and legal battles not over Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:25:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/entertainment/2014/07/30/US--Sniper.Trial-Ventura/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_entertainment_US--Sniper.Trial-Ventura c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6571 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura got the legal vindication he craved when a jury agreed he had been defamed in slain military sniper Chris Kyle's autobiography. Boston man charged with rape at Urban concert Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:02:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/entertainment/articles/2014/07/31/US--Concert-Rape.Charge/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_entertainment_US--Concert-Rape.Charge c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-60f4 MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police say they're investigating a possible sexual assault at a weekend Keith Urban concert in Massachusetts at which dozens of people were treated for excess drinking. Fitz and The Tantrums headline US Open ceremony Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:04:49 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/entertainment/articles/2014/07/30/TEN-US-Open-Entertainment/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_entertainment_TEN-US-Open-Entertainment c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-64db NEW YORK (AP) — Fitz and The Tantrums and 3 Winans Brothers will be the headlining acts for the opening ceremony at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. What's a group selfie? Usie (pronounced uss-ee) Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:22:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/entertainment/articles/2014/07/30/US-Group-Selfies-Usies/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_entertainment_US-Group-Selfies-Usies c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6593 NEW YORK (AP) — What do you call a group selfie? An usie, of course! Killer of Kelsey Grammer's sister denied parole Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:08:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/entertainment/2014/07/30/U--Kelsey.Grammer-Sister/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_entertainment_U--Kelsey.Grammer-Sister c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-64da DENVER (AP) — A man who raped and killed Kelsey Grammer's sister nearly 40 years ago has been denied parole after the actor testified against his release. Figure in '80s payola probe faces NY gambling case Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:12:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/entertainment/2014/07/30/US--Record.Promoter-Legal.Saga/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_entertainment_US--Record.Promoter-Legal.Saga c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-63a0 NEW YORK (AP) — He's been one of the nation's most influential record promoters, the producer of an Oscar-nominated movie, a defendant who successfully fought racketeering charges in a high-profile payola case, and an admitted loan shark who shook down borrowers in ritzy Beverly Hills. Kristen Bell gets back to her 'Hair' roots Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:07:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/entertainment/2014/07/30/US--Theater-Hair/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_entertainment_US--Theater-Hair c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6592 NEW YORK (AP) — Before she was Princess Anna in "Frozen" or even Veronica Mars, Kristen Bell was a musical theater geek. Now she's letting her roots show. Rabe, Wolcott, Bidart among winners of PEN awards Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:03:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/entertainment/2014/07/30/US-PEN-Awards/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_entertainment_US-PEN-Awards c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6570 NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright David Rabe, journalist and critic James Wolcott and poet Frank Bidart are among this year's winners of awards given out by the PEN American Center, the literary and human rights organization. ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:55:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/entertainment/2014/07/29/ESPN-Smith.Suspended/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_entertainment_ESPN-Smith.Suspended c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-68e6 NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack. Lawyers for Hollywood sex-abuse accuser want out Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:45:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/entertainment/2014/07/29/US-X-Men-Director-Sex-Abuse-Lawsuit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_entertainment_US-X-Men-Director-Sex-Abuse-Lawsuit c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6935 HONOLULU (AP) — Lawyers for a former child model accusing 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer of sex abuse said Tuesday they want to get off the case because their relationship with the accuser has deteriorated.