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LOS ANGELES (AP) — At long last, it seems Hollywood has pushed the reset button on its approach to video game adaptations. From the reviled 1993 live-action rendition of "Super Mario Bros." to last year's loathed arcade-inspired "Pixels," big-screen interpretations of games have...
NEW YORK (AP) — The new Broadway musical "Waitress" is packing up its pies and hitting the road. Producers said a national tour of the show with songs by Sara Bareilles will kick off at Cleveland's Playhouse Square in October 2017. Other dates and cities will be announced later...
ATLANTA (AP) — Singer Andra Day's image will appear on 50 million Coca-Cola cups at select McDonald's throughout the country. Coca-Cola officials told The Associated Press on Monday that Day and the lyrics of her song "Rise Up" will be featured on the red-and-white cups,...
NEW YORK (AP) — With all the joking and hamming for the camera that Chip Gaines does on "Fixer Upper," it's hard to believe that he initially was the shy half of the husband-and-wife duo that's garnered huge fans and ratings for HGTV. "He was scared of the camera at first where...
NEW YORK (AP) — The opening seconds of the trailer for "The First Monday in May," the new documentary about the dizzyingly star-studded Met Gala, show pop star Rihanna tossing her fashionable head in slo-mo as the red-carpet cameras click furiously. Suitably, she sports a...
NEW YORK (AP) — A monumental painting by Georgia O'Keeffe that can be viewed horizontally or vertically is coming to auction and it could bring up to $12 million. "Lake George Reflection," created in 1921-1922, will be offered at Christie's New York on May 19. Measuring 5-feet...
NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Stokes Mitchell jokingly sings a bluesy rendition of "Stairway to Heaven" by the time he reaches his dressing room on the fourth steep floor of the Music Box Theatre on Broadway. "And she's BUY-ing a stairway to HEA-ven," he warbled between some huffs and...
"The Last Mile" (Grand Central Publishing), by David Baldacci After two decades in a Texas prison, Melvin Mars is about to be executed for the murder of his white father and black mother. He hears people approaching his cell and assumes they are his escorts to the death chamber...
"Siddhartha's Brain: Unlocking the Ancient Science of Enlightenment" (William Morrow), by James Kingsland It's a pleasure to read "Siddhartha's Brain," which comes from a science journalist with long experience of explaining ideas for readers of The Guardian and other...