September 29, 2014

Denzel Washington’s ‘The Equalizer’ debuts with $35 million

By Jake Coyle THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Flexing a rare kind of star power, Denzel Washington led the thriller “The Equalizer” to a $35 […]
September 25, 2014


NEW YORK (AP) — For all the bragging rappers do about how much cash they have, none of them can touch Dr. Dre. Forbes magazine puts […]
September 25, 2014


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andre 3000 of OutKast believes it’s OK that the makers of a Jimi Hendrix biography film did not have the rights to […]
September 24, 2014

Bolt brings frustrating season to a close

- by Yemi Abiade - Olympic champion Usain Bolt has brought his season to an abrupt end after withdrawing from the Diamond League 100m final. Despite […]
September 23, 2014

Kerry Washington helps kick off ‘Scandal’ clothing collection

By Alicia Rancilio THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Kerry Washington wants women to look as powerful and put together as her TV persona. Fashion retailer […]
September 23, 2014

Grand jury begins reviewing evidence in fatal shooting of man by police inside Ohio Wal Mart

By Lisa Cornwell THE ASSOCIATED PRESS XENIA, Ohio _ A special grand jury began hearing evidence Monday in the racially charged case of a fatal police […]
September 22, 2014

R&B star Chris Brown looks to start over after troubles: ‘You can’t continuously mess up’

By Ryan Pearson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. _ Chris Brown celebrated his 25th birthday in jail last May by making his own “spread cake”: […]
September 20, 2014

iHeartRadio festival kicks off in Las Vegas with Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, surprise guests

LAS VEGAS _ Taylor Swift showed she could get a crowd to their feet with her new single, “Shake it Off,” but she’s not divulging any […]
September 20, 2014

New York memorial for actress Ruby Dee features Alicia Keys and Wynton Marsalis

By Mark Kennedy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee was memorialized Saturday in poetry, dance and song at a […]
September 19, 2014

Canadian singles chart adds streaming to formula, Drake should benefit

By Nick Patch THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Taylor Swift’s fizzy smash “Shake It Off” has topped the first-ever Canadian Billboard Hot 100 chart to incorporate […]
September 17, 2014

Obama: US troops in Iraq ‘do not and will not’ have a combat mission in militant fight

By Jim Kuhnhenn THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA, Fla. _ President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against […]
September 13, 2014

Rastafarians prepare to light up without fear as Jamaica advances pot decriminalization plans

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Taking a deep draw on a pipe that glows with burning marijuana, reggae luminary Bunny Wailer gives […]