Spotify’s Top 10 most viral tracks

The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Sept. 22, via Facebook, Tumblr,…

Spotify’s Top 10 most streamed tracks

The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Sept. 22: UNITED STATES 1. Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball” (RCA) 2. Lorde, “Royals” (Republic) 3. Avicii, “Wake Me Up” (Avicii Music AB)…

Rogen, Goldberg to make R-rated animated film

NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Pictures will make a raunchy, R-rated animated film written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg titled “Sausage Party.” The project was announced Tuesday by Sony, which is co-financing the film with Annapurna Pictures.…

The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks

iBooks’ Official Book Charts for the week ending Sept. 23, 2013: Top 10 Paid Books 1.The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 2.Never Go Back by Lee Child (Random House Publishing Group) 3.The Husband’s Secret by…

Cones, thumb in running for London art display

LONDON (AP) — A big thumbs-up and a pair of revolving robotic cones are among the artworks contending for a place in London’s landmark Trafalgar Square. Six works were unveiled in miniature Tuesday, two of which will be…

Miss Piggy joins Kermit in Smithsonian collection

WASHINGTON (AP) — Miss Piggy is finally joining her love, Kermit the Frog, in the Smithsonian Institution’s collection of Jim Henson’s Muppets, and Bert and Ernie will have a place in history, too. Henson’s family, including his daughter,…

Review: Kings of Leon get back in the saddle

Three years after the Kings of Leon’s last record, the edgy, gravely rock foursome return in top shape with “Mechanical Bull.” The album takes the band’s unique sound — the recognizable longing guitars and Caleb Followill’s growl —…

Miss Piggy joins Kermit in Smithsonian collection

WASHINGTON (AP) — Miss Piggy is finally joining her love, Kermit the Frog, in the Smithsonian Institution’s collection of Jim Henson’s Muppets. Bert and Ernie will have a place in history, too. Henson’s daughter, Cheryl Henson, donated more…

Wendell Pierce sparks new Michael J. Fox sitcom

NEW YORK (AP) — “I’ve always wanted one thing,” says Wendell Pierce. “To have a diverse career, to be a journeyman actor.” Mission accomplished this fall. With no fewer than four projects in release, Pierce will meet himself…

Review: Stephen King shines on in ‘Doctor Sleep’

“Doctor Sleep” (Scribner), by Stephen King. Consider this the sequel you never knew you were waiting for, but will be very glad it arrived. Thirty-six years after introducing readers to Danny Torrance and a precognitive ability he came…

Kings of Leon return refreshed, recharged

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Kings of Leon are having a great time. Problem is, no one really believes them. A very public meltdown in Dallas in 2011 led to some acrimonious tweets, the cancellation of 26 concert…

Producing duo ready their third sports play

NEW YORK (AP) — One night in late 2010, theater producer Fran Kirmser found herself in a Broadway theater beside an unusual guest — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. It was the opening night of “Lombardi,” a play about…

Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb joining Daily News

NEW YORK (AP) — Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb are joining the Daily News as columnists. The newspaper says the anchors of the fourth hour of NBC-TV’s “Today” show will dispense advice on food, fashion and pop…

Mary Pickford film found in NH barn is restored

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Carpenter Peter Massie has come across some interesting finds over the years — antique bottles, old newspapers stuffed in walls. But his biggest discovery of all is the only known copy of a 1911…

Lohan’s mom pleads not guilty to DWI charge in NY

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Lindsay Lohan’s mother is due in suburban New York court to answer drunken driving charges. State police say 50-year-old Dina Lohan was stopped earlier this month allegedly speeding on a Long Island parkway. A…