‘World War Z’ draws massive crowd in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of fans brought Times Square to a standstill as they waited to catch a glimpse of Brad Pitt at his premiere for “World War Z.” The 49-year old actor took his time on…

Second City co-founder brought intellect to comedy

CHICAGO (AP) — Comedy fans know the names — John Belushi, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Joan Rivers — but before those famous faces graced Hollywood movies or the “Saturday Night Live” stage they were discovered by Bernie Sahlins,…

‘Man of Steel’ soars with $116.6M at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Man of Steel” went up, up and away at the box office. The Warner Bros. superhero film earned $116.6 million in its opening weekend. The retelling of Superman’s backstory nabbed the record for biggest…

Tony Awards spur box offices on Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — There were smiles at many Broadway box offices last week as a big financial bounce followed the Tony Awards, with the biggest winners being “Pippin,” ”Matilda the Musical” and “Motown the Musical.” Data from…

Neil Patrick Harris to return to Broadway _ to act

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Patrick Harris is returning to the stage — and not to hand out awards. The four-time Tony Award host and former “Doogie Howser, M.D.” will star on Broadway in the spring as the…

Expert: Promoter created conflict with Jackson doc

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The promoter of Michael Jackson’s ill-fated series of comeback shows created a conflict of interest with the singer’s physician when it negotiated terms of his deal, an expert testifying for the superstar’s mother told…

Helen Mirren in ‘The Audience’ sets NT Live record

NEW YORK (AP) — As a queen, Helen Mirren reigns on screen and stage. National Theatre Live, which broadcasts stage shows from England to movie screens worldwide, said Monday that its June 13 live broadcast of Mirren as…
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Dave Chappelle to headline monthlong comedy tour

Dave Chappelle is making his most substantial return to stand-up comedy with a one-month tour for Funny Or Die. The comedian will headline the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, which kicks off Aug. 23…

Jenner: Kim Kardashian ‘thrilled for the new baby’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kris Jenner says her daughter Kim Kardashian is thrilled to have a new baby. Kardashian and her rapper boyfriend Kanye West were keeping silent in the wake of multiple reports that Kardashian gave birth…

Family tweets indicate Kim Kardashian gives birth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It looks to be a baby girl for Kim Kardashian and her rapper boyfriend Kanye West. Or does it? The couple was keeping silent on Sunday in the wake of multiple reports that Kardashian…

La Scala presents Wagner’s Ring cycle this week

MILAN (AP) — Daniel Barenboim is conducting the first week-long presentation of Wagner’s Ring cycle at La Scala since 1938. “Der Ring des Nibelungen,” which begins with “Das Rheingold” on Monday, is part of the opera house’s yearlong…

Netflix cuts original TV deal with DreamWorks

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix is going to start running original television series from Dreamworks Animation. Financial terms were not disclosed. Netflix Inc. says the multi-year agreement is its biggest deal ever for original first-run content and includes…

Winners at the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Winners of the Daytime Emmy Awards presented at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday: Drama series: “Days of Our Lives.” Lead actress in a drama series: Heather Tom, “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Lead…

Miss Universe contest heads to Moscow

LAS VEGAS (AP) — This year’s Miss Universe pageant will be held in Russia’s capital Moscow. Donald Trump made the announcement Sunday after the Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas. He added that he would be moving Miss…