Singer Feliciano protests ‘Feliz Navidad’ parody

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winner Jose Feliciano is outraged that the theme from his holiday song "Feliz Navidad" was used for a musical spoof...

Michael Moore, Jeff Garlin announce MI comedy fest

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Filmmaker Michael Moore started a summer film festival five years ago in his adopted hometown of Traverse City, Mich....

‘American Idol’ back for new season on Jan. 12

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox network says "American Idol" will return for its ninth year next month with a two-night season premiere featuring...

‘American Idol’ returns Jan. 12 for 9th season

NEW YORK (AP) — "American Idol" will return next month with a two-night, four-hour premiere featuring auditions in Boston and Atlanta, the Fox network...

New fees stain welcome mat for filmmakers in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Higher fees for film production companies choosing to work in some New York City buildings have taken effect with no...

Guitarist for Janis Joplin’s Big Brother band dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Gurley, the brilliant lead guitarist for Big Brother and the Holding Company, the psychedelic rock band that propelled Janis...

Couple sues Gene Simmons over alleged attack

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A couple who said they were assaulted by Gene Simmons sued the KISS bassist for unspecified damages Thursday, court records...

Small, private funeral held for Brittany Murphy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brittany Murphy's family and friends celebrated her life at a private Christmas Eve funeral. The 32-year-old actress was buried Thursday at...

Tim Allen goes ‘Crazy’ directing 1st feature film

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (AP) — Tim Allen is one of America's favorite comics. He's the guy who parlayed years of standup into the top-rated "Home Improvement"...

Charlie Sheen’s wife claims he threatened her

DENVER (AP) — Charlie Sheen's wife told police the actor pinned her on a bed, put a knife to her throat and threatened to...

‘Avatar’ trumps new releases in its second weekend

On a weekend that shattered box-office records, "Avatar," in its second week of release, trumped the debuts of "Sherlock Holmes," ''Alvin and the Chipmunks:...

Review: Tennessee Williams’ ‘Teardrop Diamond’

"The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond" was made from a screenplay written by Tennessee Williams in 1957. Unfortunately, the film does little to suggest...

MSNBC criticized for response to terrorism story

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC spent considerable time Monday reporting on the aftermath of an attempted Christmas Day attack on a Detroit-bound airliner, but...

Revival of ‘Ragtime’ set to close on Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — The sweet, syncopated sounds of "Ragtime" will fall silent Sunday on Broadway. The $8 million musical will close after a disappointing...

Lil Wayne has hometown farewell show before jail

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lil Wayne emerged as a top-selling musician known for his clever wordplay and risque lyrics, but like rappers before him,...

Court disciplines Joe Jackson’s attorney

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Records show an attorney handling Joe Jackson's bid to receive a monthly stipend from his son's estate has had his...

Jackman, Lautner headed to People’s Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hugh Jackman, Taylor Lautner, Mariah Carey and Sandra Bullock are among the stars expected at next week's People's Choice Awards. Steve...

Drummer for Avenged Sevenfold found dead at home

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police say James Owen Sullivan, a drummer and backup vocalist for the Southern California band Avenged Sevenfold, has been...

Hollywood hopes an ensemble cast boosts Blu-ray

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although prices for some Blu-ray players dropped below $100 this holiday season, customers are hesitating to jump into the next-generation...

600 detained at climate rally urging bold pact

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters marched through the chilly Danish capital and 600 were detained Saturday in a mass rally to...