TOKYO (AP) — The works recognized this summer by one of Japan's most coveted literary awards, the Naoki Prize, have something new in common: For the first time in 85 years, all six of the nominated authors are women.
NEW DELHI (AP) — The music videos began appearing on social media within hours of the announcement by India's Hindu nationalist-led government that it was stripping statehood from the disputed region of Kashmir that had been in place for decades.
GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — A television production company behind a law enforcement reality TV show is no longer welcome to film in a Texas county after prosecutors and attorneys complained about a lack of access to potential evidence gathered by film crews.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hasbro is going whole hog on Peppa Pig. The maker of Monopoly and GI Joe will pay about $4 billion to buy Entertainment One Ltd., a British entertainment company that produces "Peppa Pig," ''PJ Masks" and other animated shows for preschoolers.
NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus denied rumors Thursday that she cheated on her soon-to-be ex-husband, Liam Hemsworth. In stream-of-consciousness mode, the pop star concluded : "You can say I am a twerking, pot smoking, foul mouthed hillbilly but I am not a liar."
Raphael Saadiq, "Jimmy Lee" (Columbia Records) "Jimmy Lee" is a stirring album combining Raphael Saadiq's trademark vintage soul sounds with moving gospel, disquieting soundscapes and closing triad of tunes that pulls no punches in addressing social ills and personal doubts.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurors on Thursday found a man prosecutors have dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" was sane when he fatally stabbed two women and tried to kill a third inside their Southern California homes.
Redd Kross, "Beyond The Door" (Merge Records) Redd Kross continue to swing their pendulum widely and wildly between punk roots and power pop on "Beyond The Door," their latest album arriving after seven lean years in terms of new recordings, but rich with live dates and reissues.
NEW YORK (AP) — Leonard A. Lauder, chairman emeritus of the Estee Lauder Companies, is working on a memoir about the cosmetics company that his mother founded and he helped build into an international empire.
NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary about an Ohio auto glass factory that is run by a Chinese investor debuted Wednesday on Netflix as the streaming service's first project backed by Michelle and Barack Obama's new production company.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal jury sided Wednesday with novelist Nicholas Sparks and the private Christian school he founded in his North Carolina hometown, dismissing claims by the school's former headmaster that he was unjustly fired and then slandered by the author.
There is a certain mindless pleasure in the "Fallen" movies. Watching Gerard Butler muscle his way through increasingly preposterous obstacles as a Secret Service agent can be amusing and oddly transfixing at the same time.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Liam Hemsworth is seeking a divorce from Miley Cyrus after seven months of marriage. The 29-year-old Australian actor filed for the dissolution of his marriage to the 26-year-old American pop star in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday.
PALMETTO, Ga. (AP) — Soon after Netflix released "Stranger Things," fans of all ages came into Bradley's Big Buy grocery store in Palmetto, Georgia, dressed like characters from the show, and wandered toward the Eggo waffles aisle, cameras in hand.