Funeral held for author Elmore Leonard in Michigan

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (AP) — Friends, family and fans are set to remember famed crime novelist Elmore Leonard at a funeral service in suburban Detroit. A funeral Mass is to be held Saturday at Holy Name Church in Birmingham.…

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ___ ABC’s “This Week” — Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.; former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young. ___ CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell; Lewis;…

Linda Ronstadt tells AARP she has Parkinson’s

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Linda Ronstadt says she suffers from Parkinson’s disease, which has robbed her ability to sing. The 67-year-old music legend tells AARP Magazine, in an article posted online Friday, that she was diagnosed eight months…

Alec Baldwin and wife give birth to daughter in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin and his wife have given birth to a baby girl in New York. Hilaria Baldwin tweeted the news from her verified Twitter account Friday night. She says that the family is…

Kanye West unveils photo of baby on TV’s ‘Kris’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baby North West has made her television debut. Kanye West showed a photo Friday of his 2-month-old daughter with Kim Kardashian on Kris Jenner’s Fox show, “Kris.” The family matriarch also posted an image…

Sides agree to drop Paula Deen discrimination suit

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Lawyers signed a deal Friday to drop a discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit against celebrity cook Paula Deen, who was dumped by the Food Network and other business partners after she said under oath…

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.; Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J.; Martin Luther King III; Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho ___ CBS’ “Face the…

NBC re-airing Martin Luther King Jr. interview

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC News says it will rebroadcast a 1963 “Meet the Press” interview with Martin Luther King Jr. in honor of the March on Washington’s 50th anniversary next week. King appeared on the news program…

Lovato to appear in multiple episodes of ‘Glee’

NEW YORK (AP) — Demi Lovato is taking her big voice to “Glee.” The 21-year-old singer-actress will appear in multiple episodes of the show’s upcoming fifth season, her publicist confirmed Friday. “Glee” star Lea Michele tweeted Thursday that…

Serena and Venus test their culinary skills

NEW YORK (AP) — Could cooking be the new doubles endeavor for Serena and Venus Williams? The two tennis superstars giggled and teased each other as they joined celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson in a cooking demonstration Thursday as…

Kanye West unveils photo of baby on TV’s ‘Kris’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baby North West has made her television debut. Kanye West showed a photo Friday of his 2-month-old daughter with Kim Kardashian on Kris Jenner’s Fox show, “Kris.” The family matriarch also posted an image…

Toronto mayor defeats Hulk Hogan in arm-wrestling

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto’s larger-than-life mayor took down wrestling star Hulk Hogan in a friendly arm-wrestling match Friday to kick off an annual pop culture convention. The 14-time world wrestling champion, in a T-shirt and his trademark bandanna,…

Wong Kar-wai has a hit with ‘The Grandmaster’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wong Kar-wai swears he’s seen people fly. The acclaimed Hong Kong director crossed China meeting 100 kung fu masters as research for “The Grandmaster,” his new film about Bruce Lee’s teacher. He said that…

Analysis: Ben Affleck and the Batman backlash

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Affleck will be the next Batman: How ’bout them apples? Well, the Internet, which erupted Thursday night after Warner Bros. announced that Affleck will play the Caped Crusader for its Superman and Batman…