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Gun company cuts ties with reality TV star

  BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana firearms company at the center of the reality TV show “Sons of Guns” distanced itself from the program’s star this week after he was arrested on charges of repeatedly raping a child. Will Hayden was arrested Tuesday. As of Thursday, Red Jacket Firearms said that “with heavy [...]

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Dustin Diamond returns again to his inner Screech

  NEW YORK (AP) — The rank of mega-stars who are known simply by one name includes, of course, Madonna, Cher, Beyonce and Bono. Oh, and one more, surely — that man-boy known as Screech. Samuel “Screech” Powers of the 1990s TV show “Saved by the Bell” has become almost an icon — for gross [...]

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LL Cool J lends a hand for NYC schoolkids

LL Cool J lends a hand for NYC schoolkids NEW YORK (AP) — LL Cool J says it is important to help out kids in need. The “NCIS” actor and hip-hop star handed out backpacks with school supplies to children in Jamaica, Queens, on Sunday. He notes that a relatively small contribution can have a big effect [...]

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Review: The case against binge-watching TV

LAKE CITY, Pa. (AP) — It’s no secret technology is changing our television-viewing habits. Americans are increasingly engaging in a practice known as television binge-watching — going through several episodes of a TV show in a single stretch. In the old days, of course, people watched one episode a week. That changed with digital video [...]

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Katy Perry channels Britney Spears at MTV VMAs

  Katy Perry and Riff Raff took it back to 2001 Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake in matching denim, while Amber Rose channeled Rose McGowan circa 1998 in barely there silver with cascading chains at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards. Perry popped out of a sports car with the grilled Riff Raff onto the red [...]

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Godzilla stomps back in ultra HD, wires intact

  TOKYO (AP) — At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition. The effort with “4K” technology is carefully removing scratches and discoloration from the films and also unearthing hidden information on the reel-to-reel. Experts [...]

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Lizzy Caplan, Lena Dunham: Emmys highs and lows

    NEW YORK (AP) — The gowns came in all shapes at Monday’s Emmy Awards, dominated by reds, blues and whites. And then there was “House of Cards” actress Robin Wright, dazzling in a cream Ralph Lauren jumpsuit with a plunging tuxedo jacket front and virtually no back at all. “Of all the stars [...]

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Review: Ex-007 actor spying again in ‘Nov. Man’

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Onetime 007 Pierce Brosnan embraces a darker take on spycraft in Roger Donaldson’s “The November Man,” playing a former CIA agent whose autumnal nickname acknowledges his tendency to leave few alive when he passes through a town. A familiar string of dark secrets, shifting allegiances and (wo)man-who-knew-too-much pursuit propels the [...]

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Kevin Spacey to sing in 1-night-only concert in DC

  NEW YORK (AP) — He has lied, cheated and killed, but “House of Cards” President Frank Underwood isn’t done yet. Next he’s going to sing. Two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey will take time out from filming the third season of the Netflix hit series to show off his vocal talents at a one-night-only [...]

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Miley Cyrus’ date wanted by Oregon police

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon. Jesse Helt, 22, was arrested on charges of criminal mischief, criminal trespass and burglary in 2010. According to court records, he broke into the apartment of [...]

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Prince to release new album in September

  NEW YORK (AP) — Prince is releasing a new album on Sept. 30. The pop icon announced Monday that he would release “Art Official Age” on Warner Bros. Records, the label Prince was signed to from 1978 to the mid-1990s, but later battled for the rights to his music. He reached a deal with [...]

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