GLAAD finds movies lag behind TV in LGBT roles

NEW YORK (AP) — We may be seeing more prominent gay and lesbian characters on TV shows, but the movie industry lags well behind the small screen, an advocacy group reports. In its first study of LGBT roles…
This image from video provided by KMBC-TV shows the scene of a school bus crash Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in Bonner Springs, Kan. A spokeswoman for a private Kansas City, Mo., school says eight sixth-grade girls have sustained noncritical injuries after their school bus overturned in Bonner Springs, Kan. The spokesperson says the bus was carrying 30 girls to a campout. (AP Photo/Courtesy KMBC-TV)

Photos: Kansas school bus accident

Several children are injured after their school bus crashed in northeast Kansas, but officials say no one was critically hurt.…

Dave Barry a finalist for humor prize

NEW YORK (AP) — Dave Barry and former “Saturday Night Live” writer Alan Zweibel are in the running for a top humor prize. “Lunatics,” a novel co-written by Barry and Zweibel, is a finalist for the Thurber Prize…

Google and NFL meet; Sunday Ticket up for grabs?

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Google has been holding talks with the National Football League, raising speculation that the Internet monolith is seeking new inroads into television. Other tech companies like Apple are reportedly in talks with cable providers…

Review: ‘Mortal Instruments’ a monster mash

A young adult fiction binge has broken out in “Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.” Like an 80-car pill-up, all of the current tropes of teenage fantasy here careen into one another: the young heroine with previously unknown powers;…

Celeb Dr. Oz aids collapsed runner in Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Turns out Dr. Mehmet Oz’s appearance at a New York City accident scene wasn’t the first time this week he’s swooped in to help an ailing stranger. Ken Roosa told Utah media the…

The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks

iBooks’ Official Book Charts for the week ending Aug. 19, 2013: 1. “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” by Robert Galbraith & J.K. Rowling (Little, Brown & Company) 2. “Mistress,” by James Patterson & David Ellis (Little, Brown and Company) 3.…

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store Official Charts for the week ending Aug. 19, 2013: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Pixel Gun 3D – Block World Pocket Survival Shooter with Skins Maker for minecraft (PC edition) & Multiplayer (Alex Krasnov) 2. Minecraft-Pocket…

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes’ Official Music Charts for the week ending Aug. 19, 2013: Top Songs: 1. “Roar,” Katy Perry 2. “Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell),” Robin Thicke 3. “Applause,” Lady Gaga 4. “Holy Grail (feat. Justin Timberlake),” JAY Z…

Rapper DMX again arrested in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The rapper known as DMX has been arrested again in South Carolina, police said Wednesday. The 42-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was a passenger in a truck that was stopped late…

Fox News confirms firing of top network adviser

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel has confirmed the termination of a high-ranking employee for what it described as “financial irregularities.” The network said Wednesday that executive vice president Brian Lewis was dismissed late last month. He…

Sid Bernstein, who brought Beatles to Shea, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Misty-eyed music promoter Sid Bernstein, who booked such top acts as Jimi Hendrix, Judy Garland and the Rolling Stones and hit the highest heights when he masterminded the Beatles’ historic concerts at Shea Stadium…

Josh Duhamel loves Fergie’s lady lumps

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Josh Duhamel may diss his pregnant wife in his latest film, but in real life, he loves his lady’s lumps. At the Los Angeles premiere for “Scenic Route,” the 40-year-old actor said that although…

Hasselhoff saddened by wounding of Conn. clerk

SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — David Hasselhoff is expressing dismay after learning that a Connecticut convenience store clerk was critically injured while trying to stop thieves from stealing signs featuring life-size images of him hawking iced coffee. The former…