Entertainment

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...
NEW YORK (AP) — Cosmopolitan Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles is working on a "no-nonsense" guide to some very old subjects in a very new world: sex and intimacy. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, told The Associated Press on Monday that it plans to release a book by...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood films remained static in their inclusiveness of LGBT characters in 2015, but the racial diversity of those characters fell dramatically, according to the findings of GLAAD's annual study. In a survey released Monday by the advocacy group, 17.5...
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Attorneys are tackling the complicated job of dividing up Prince's estate. The first hearing is scheduled Monday in probate court in Carver County in suburban Minneapolis. Prince's full sister, Tyka (TY'-kuh) Nelson, filed papers last week saying Prince had...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The team of Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan is going out on top with Emmy gold. The "Live with Kelly and Michael" duo won the Daytime Emmy Award for best entertainment talk show host on Sunday. The award capped a tumultuous two weeks that began with Strahan's...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on elephants performing for the last time at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (all times local): 7:00 p.m. An elephant carrying a performer holding an American flag has kicked off the final elephant performance at Ringling Bros...
NEW YORK (AP) — The cast of Broadway's new musical "School of Rock" got the endorsement Sunday of someone they've desperately wanted to impress for months — Jack Black. Black saw a matinee at the Winter Garden Theatre with his son and went backstage to high-five cast members and...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Republican congressmen from Illinois are urging the chief executive officer of Chicago-...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are saying little about Donald Trump a day after the billionaire TV...
NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods says sales declined 3 percent at established locations during its fiscal second...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Republican congressmen from Illinois are urging the chief executive officer of Chicago-...
NEW YORK (AP) — "Empire" co-creator Lee Daniels apologized to Sean Penn in a statement made public Wednesday as...
NEW YORK (AP) — Hulu is expanding its Internet TV programming with a subscription service offering a mix of live...