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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A wet forecast cast an opening-day damper on the 50th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The National Weather Service said there was an 80% chance of rain Thursday, and some storms might be severe.More than 70 acts including Earth, Wind and Fire and Alanis Morissette …
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday charged Michael Madsen with two misdemeanor counts of drunken driving after the actor drove his SUV into a pole last month.Madsen, 61, has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol within 10 years of another DUI offense and …
NEW YORK (AP) — Some nights remind you there's a poem for everyone.If you're a famous chef-restaurateur, such as Daniel Rose, you might offer a few lines about food, Dorianne Laux's "A Short History of the Apple." For the dancer-choreographer Savion Glover, there's Allison Joseph's tribute …
Mark Medoff, a provocative playwright whose "Children of a Lesser God" won Tony and Olivier awards and whose screen adaptation of his play earned an Oscar nomination, has died in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He was 79.Medoff died Tuesday in a hospice surrounded by family, according to his daughter, …
NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling novelist Nora Roberts is suing a Brazilian writer for copyright infringement, alleging that Cristiane Serruya has committed "multi-plagiarism" on a "rare and scandalous" level.In papers filed Wednesday morning in Rio de Janeiro, where Serruya lives, Roberts …
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Britain's Prince William laid a wreath at an Anzac Day service Thursday in New Zealand, where he will later visit survivors of last month's mosque attacks.The Duke of Cambridge attended the service in Auckland alongside Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and laid a …
NEW YORK (AP) — The 18th Tribeca Film Festival moved uptown on Wednesday for an opening night that honored an elder New York institution: the Apollo Theater.Roger Ross Williams' "The Apollo" premiered at the iconic Harlem music hall whose 85-year history is chronicled in Williams' …
ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump pledged on Wednesday to battle the deadly epidemic of opioid drug abuse "until our job is done," and he claimed progress even though it is unclear whether the crisis has diminished.Trump spoke at an annual conference of health, law enforcement, elected …
NEW YORK (AP) — By any measure, the release of "Avengers: Endgame" is a movie-theater event unlike any other.When the 22nd film in Marvel Studios' saga opens in North American theaters on Thursday night, it will land on more screens than any movie ever has in U.S. and Canadian theaters. And …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ken Kercheval, who played perennial punching bag Cliff Barnes to Larry Hagman's scheming oil baron J.R. Ewing on the hit TV series "Dallas," has died. He was 83.Kercheval died Sunday in the city of Clinton in his native Indiana, said Jeff Fisher, his agent. The cause of …
George Grande had no idea what ESPN was about to create when he anchored the first telecast of the NFL draft in 1980."We didn't know who or how many people would be watching," Grande said. "For us it gave us a link to the NFL, it helped our coverage of college football and we had fun doing …
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's prison-bound former lawyer told actor Tom Arnold last month that he pleaded guilty to some crimes he didn't commit so his wife wouldn't "get dragged into the mud of this crap."Michael Cohen told Arnold "they had me on campaign finance" for arranging …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demian Bichir announced the death of his wife, Canadian actress and model Stefanie Sherk, in a heartfelt message on Instagram.The Mexican actor wrote early Wednesday that Sherk died "peacefully" on April 20. She was 37."It has been the saddest and toughest time of our …
NEW YORK (AP) — Sin City? More like Sting City.Grammy-winning superstar Sting is heading to Las Vegas to launch a residency next year.Sixteen performances of "Sting: My Songs" will take place at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, beginning May 22, 2020. Shows are also planned for June, August …
CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County judge has entered a default judgment for a woman who sued R. Kelly in February, accusing the singer of sexually abusing her when she was a minor 20 years ago.The Chicago Sun-Times reported Wednesday that the court will enter an amount Kelly should pay next month. …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Along busy highways, on the sides of buildings and inside a school basketball court, more than 50 colorful murals of Nipsey Hussle have popped up in Los Angeles since the beloved rapper and community activist was gunned down outside his clothing store.Some show the rapper …
NEW YORK (AP) — The "lord," as in Scott Disick, is spinning off and flipping out of the Kardashian family bubble with his own E! show.The father of Kourtney Kardashian's three children and a frequent face on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" will star in "Flip It like Disick," which will …
The great Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev does not come across as particularly likable in "The White Crow ," Ralph Fiennes' elegant biopic of his early years.Nureyev is arrogant, cruel, entitled, irritable and deeply resentful of his modest, peasant upbringing. Yet this prodigy of dance and …
NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Jessica Parker and a British jeweler have settled a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the actress.Kat Florence Design sued Parker, arguing that she had agreed to promote a collaborative jewelry line of diamonds and other gems for a fee of $7.5 million but failed to …
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the opioid epidemic (all times local):2:15 p.m.President Donald Trump says his administration is using every resource it has to fight the nation's opioid crisis. He says "nothing is going to stop" him from wiping it out.He says his administration has secured $6 …

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