Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey is expanding her participation in HBO's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" to an on-screen role. The cable channel said Monday that Winfrey will star in the TV movie that she's been shepherding as an executive producer. The film is based on...
CHADDS FORD, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania conservationist and artist who for years helped hide a secret cache of Andrew Wyeth's "Helga" portraits has died. The Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art, says George Weymouth died at his home in Chadds Ford on April 24. He was 79...
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Ringo Starr and other artists plan to skip North Carolina performances as part of a musicians' boycott over a new law that limits protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, but several stars at Sunday's...
NEW YORK (AP) — Marin Mazzie found herself last Friday wearing a lilac ball gown hoop skirt and a determined expression. She was waiting to go onstage for the top of Act 2 of the lavish Broadway production of "The King and I" at Lincoln Center. This was her first and only...
PARIS (AP) — Artist Olafur Eliasson is vowing to turn visitors into explorers in his summer project at the palace of Versailles outside of Paris. The renowned artist, who grew up in Iceland and Denmark, presented his June 7-Oct. 30 exhibition Monday. In the palace's famed 17th-...
TORONTO (AP) — Two of the world's social media superstars — Britain's Prince Harry and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — are counting down to the 2017 Invictus Games, a sports competition for wounded, injured and sick service personnel. Inspired by a visit to the Warrior...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Irish Repertory Theatre has tapped a star of the Emerald Isle to host a gala benefit performance of "Finian's Rainbow" — Saoirse Ronan. The theater said Monday that the star of the film "Brooklyn" who is currently on Broadway in "The Crucible" will host the...
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Paul McCartney says he met with two of the women who integrated Little Rock's Central High School, saying the 1957 crisis inspired the Beatles' hit song "Blackbird." McCartney performed Saturday to a sold-out crowd in North Little Rock, Arkansas...
NEW YORK (AP) — Free digital excerpts from upcoming works by Ann Patchett, Christina Baker Kline and T. Coraghessan Boyle are among more than 100 offerings in the preview releases "Buzz Books 2016: Fall/Winter" and "Buzz Books 2016: Young Adult Fall/Winter." Compiled by the...
MARION, Ill. (AP) — A Southern Illinois police department is getting new cameras for its squad cars. The Southern...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois campus in Springfield is preparing to break ground on its...
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago high school student is reported in serious condition after a light pole fell on a group...
CHICAGO (AP) — Chef Suzanne Goin took home the outstanding chef award Monday night at the James Beard Awards, and...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has passed a bill to bar cities, counties and law enforcement...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Past fireworks displays at Mount Rushmore National Memorial are the likely source of a...