Zooey Deschanel switches from acting to singing

During a summer tour with her musical duo She & Him, Zooey Deschanel has performed songs about tortured love and broken hearts. Since she wrote the songs with her partner, M. Ward, and she’s recently gone through a…

First Apple computer sells at auction for $387,750

NEW YORK (AP) — An original Apple computer from 1976 has sold at auction for nearly $388,000. Known as the Apple 1, it was one of the first Apple computers ever built. It sold on Monday for $387,750…

Demian Bichir delves into immigration debate

NEW YORK (AP) — Forgive Mexican actor Demian Bichir for pointing out the obvious metaphor in the title of his new TV series “The Bridge,” but someone had to do it. “We need bridges more than walls, you…

Demian Bichir delves into immigration debate

NEW YORK (AP) — Forgive Mexican actor Demian Bichir for pointing out the obvious metaphor in the title of his new TV series “The Bridge,” but someone had to do it. “We need bridges more than walls, you…

Ex-Fla. Gov. Crist is writing book critical of GOP

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Crist, the former Florida governor who switched from the Republican Party to Democrat, is working on a book that strongly criticizes the GOP’s conservative policies. Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House, announced…

Placido Domingo may cancel more shows

MADRID (AP) — Opera singer Placido Domingo says he expects his health to improve soon, after he was admitted to a Madrid hospital with a blockage in an artery of the lungs. Domingo has canceled six performances this…

Rihanna sends $5K check to Illinois high school

BARRINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Pop star Rihanna is donating $5,000 to a suburban Chicago high school to cover the costs of her brief but tardy visit earlier this year. Barrington Unit District 220 tells The Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/16qicTm…

Santa Fe Opera plans symposium on Oscar Wilde

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe Opera plans a symposium on the author and playwright Oscar Wilde, whose life is the subject of an opera premiering this month. The four-day symposium (http://bit.ly/1a9eAt0 ) starts July 25…

Detroit Zoo hosting 21-and-older event on Thursday

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Zoo is hoping there’ll be romance in the air on Thursday. Or at least some Zoomance, anyway. The zoo will open its doors for a special 21-and-older ticketed event it’s calling…

Shah Rukh Khan denies knowing gender before birth

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian film superstar Shah Rukh Khan has denied that he knew the gender of his new baby before the boy’s premature birth, media reports said. Prenatal gender testing is illegal in India to prevent…