Ramos welcomes chance to go beyond bad-guy roles

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Luis Antonio Ramos, starring in the new ABC series “Lucky 7,” became emotional talking about the chance to play something other than a stereotypical Latino character. “I was tired of playing bad guys…

Emmy nominee from N. Indiana nearly passed on role

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — Adam Driver says he nearly passed up a chance for a role in the HBO series “Girls.” The actor from Mishawaka was in the middle of a play at the time wasn’t interested in…

Rebel Wilson ready to enjoy ‘Super Fun Night’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Rebel Wilson says “Super Fun Night” burst from her own social misadventures. The upcoming ABC sitcom focuses on her character and two gal pals who spend every Friday night together, avoiding contact with…

‘Lost’ star Andrews relishes ‘Wonderland’ change

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Naveen Andrews says he welcomed the transition from a movie about Princess Diana to a TV series inspired by “Alice in Wonderland.” The former “Lost” star plays the villainous Jafar in ABC’s fall…

Foundation underwrites NE Ohio museum programming

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A foundation with ties to northeast Ohio will finance six exhibits over the next three years to attract more art museum visitors. The $750,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation…

Box set recalls Elvis Presley’s sessions at Stax

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It was 1973, and Elvis Presley’s comeback was in fifth gear. After years of making mediocre movies, he had returned to touring and performing in Las Vegas. In January of that year, he staged…

Stefan Herheim: Opera director as ‘renewer’

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Stefan Herheim started directing operas at age 6, moving puppets around a tiny stage to recordings of his favorite works. No surprise then that the man known today for the intellectual rigor of his…