Arrest order issued for former wrestler Ric Flair

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A judge has issued an arrest order for former professional wrestling champion Ric Flair for not paying his estranged wife more than $32,000 in spousal support. The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/1ar1pnv) that Flair, whose…

Rapper Nas gets fellowship in his name at Harvard

NEW YORK (AP) — Nas has rapped his way to Harvard University. The Ivy League school announced Tuesday that the 39-year-old rapper is being honored with the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship at its W.E.B. Du Bois Institute. It’s…

Miss. blues guitarist, singer ‘T-Model’ Ford dies

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — James Lewis Carter “T-Model” Ford, a hard-living Mississippi blues singer who taught himself to play guitar at 58, has died at his home in Greenville. Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson tells The Associated Press…
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The numbers tell it: Screen violence still popular

Screen violence remains a big hit with the public, despite calls for the entertainment industry to tone it down in the aftermath of the mass shootings at Aurora, Colo., Newtown, Conn, and elsewhere in the U.S.…

Have Aurora, Newtown affected screen violence?

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a year ago this week that the sickening sound of gunfire rang out at a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colo. The mass shooting reverberated painfully in Hollywood,…

Stars share anticipation for 44th annual Comic-Con

Comic-Con veterans share what they’re most looking forward to at the 44th annual edition of the international pop-culture celebration this week in San Diego: — “My No. 1 most anticipated film of the year is ‘Gravity.’ I have…

The top 10 books on Apple’s iBookstore

The iBookstore’s Official Book Charts for the week ending July 15, 2013: 1. “Hidden Order,” by Brad Thor (Atria/Emily Bestler Books) 2. “Inferno,” by Dan Brown (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 3. “Second Honeymoon,” by James Patterson & Howard…

For many celebs, Comic-Con an annual pilgrimage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trekking to San Diego for Comic-Con is usually just another summertime destination for the likes of “The Walking Dead” mastermind Robert Kirkman. However, this year’s pop-culture bonanza will serve as a major milestone for…

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store Official Charts for the week ending July 15, 2013: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. WhatsApp Messenger (WhatsApp Inc.) 2. Where’s My Mickey? (Disney) 3. iTranslate Voice (Sonico GmbH) 4. Minecraft – Pocket Edition (Mojang) 5. Contra:…

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes’ Official Music Charts for the week ending July 15, 2013: Top Songs: 1. “Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell),” Robin Thicke 2. “We Can’t Stop,” Miley Cyrus 3. “Holy Grail (feat. Justin Timberlake)”, Jay-Z 4. “Radioactive,” Imagine…