Lil Wayne’s Texas concert on after checkpoint stop

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A Lil Wayne concert in Texas, postponed after authorities said they found marijuana on one of his tour buses, is...

‘Avatar’ blasts off with $232.2 million worldwide

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Cameron launched his science-fiction epic "Avatar" into a safe orbit as the costly film soared to No. 1 with...

‘Avatar’ blasts off to No. 1 start with $73M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Audiences are trekking to see James Cameron's science-fiction saga "Avatar," which has opened as the weekend's No. 1 film with...

Hospital spokeswoman says actress Brittany Murphy has died at age 32

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hospital spokeswoman says actress Brittany Murphy has died at age 32

Crews called to home of Brittany Murphy’s husband

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Fire Department has responded to a 911 call from the home of actress Brittany Murphy's husband. Fire Department...

Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ takes off with $27 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Cameron's space fantasy "Avatar" has launched with a solid $27 million opening day at the box office. Storms in the...

Hospital: Actress Brittany Murphy dies at age 32

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles hospital spokeswoman says actress Brittany Murphy has died. She was 32. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Spokeswoman Sally Stewart says...

Report: Kevin Jonas, ex-hairdresser marry in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — A report says the oldest sibling of pop group the Jonas Brothers and a former hairdresser have married at a...

Coroner’s official says actress Brittany Murphy appears to have died of...

Coroner's official says actress Brittany Murphy appears to have died of natural causes, US

WTO: China unfairly restricting American CDs, DVDs

GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization's top arbitrators upheld a ruling that China is illegally restricting imports of U.S. music, films and books,...

Carrie Underwood engaged to NHL player Mike Fisher

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Carrie Underwood is engaged to Ottawa Senators hockey player Mike Fisher, her publicist said Monday. No wedding date has been set...

Twice the chipmunks, half the fun in ‘Squeakquel’

"Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" offers exactly two big laughs for its kiddo target audience — one involves passing gas, the other a...

Diane Sawyer begins at ABC’s ‘World News’

NEW YORK (AP) — Diane Sawyer was all business on a busy first day as anchor of ABC News' flagship evening newscast on Monday,...

MSNBC host Ratigan apologizes for ‘rude’ interview

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan apologized Monday for his "very rude" conduct last week during an interview on health care with...

Venice festival honors Woo with lifetime award

HONG KONG (AP) — Organizers for the Venice Film Festival have honored John Woo with its lifetime achievement award, saying the veteran director transformed...

‘Sesame Street’ star Alaina Reed-Amini dead at 63

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alaina Reed-Amini, the Broadway star and TV actress best known for her long-running roles on "Sesame Street" and "227," has...

10 a cappella singers ready for pop stardom

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine this: By day you're a typical businessman, working the 9 to 5. Your nights and weekends, however, are spent...

At Jersey shore, thumbs down for ‘Jersey Shore’

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — On MTV's reality television show "Jersey Shore," the Beachcomber Bar is a place where the clothes are skimpy and...

Guy Ritchie hopes hard work pays off with ‘Holmes’

LONDON (AP) — All in all, Guy Ritchie has had a pretty good 2009. He had a blast making his big-budget thriller "Sherlock Holmes,"...

50 things that changed our lives in the aughts

NEW YORK (AP) — Was it only a decade ago that a blackberry was a mere summer fruit? That green was, well, a color,...