Apple belatedly jumps into the streaming TV business
CUPERTINO, California (AP) — Jumping belatedly into a business dominated by Netflix and Amazon, Apple announced its own TV and movie streaming service Monday, enlisting such superstars as Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston and Steven Spielberg to try to overcome its rivals' head start.
Media takes heat following Mueller conclusions
NEW YORK (AP) — Holding a copy of the New York Times to the camera on Monday, a giddy Steve Doocy of Fox News Channel said the headline about special counsel Robert Mueller's findings in the Russia investigation "probably killed whoever had to type this."
Oprah, Spielberg help Apple launch new streaming service
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple trotted out few details on its long-awaiting streaming service on Monday, but it didn't skimp on high-wattage celebrity.
Family members celebrate birthday of late 'Queen of Soul'
DETROIT (AP) — Family members celebrated Aretha Franklin on what would have been the Queen of Soul's 77th birthday Monday with a memorial service and a screening of a documentary film.
Review: LOCASH offer a bro-country hoot of an album
LOCASH, "Brothers" (Wheelhouse Records/BBR Music Group) If there's a such a thing as Bingo for country song references, go ahead and spin the latest LOCASH album and brace yourself.
Alanis Morissette announces pregnancy in Instagram photo
Alanis Morissette is pregnant with her third child. The Grammy-winning singer posted a black-and-white photo of herself Monday to her Instagram account, revealing her round belly while also singing with headphones covering her ears.
'Shadows' sucks comedy from the everyday lives of vampires
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Think your roommates are a pain? Try living in a house full of vampires. They're up all night, every night.
Review: Novelist explores the secular and religious divide
"kaddish.com" (Alfred A. Knopf), by Nathan Englander: It's 1999, and Larry, a lapsed Jew from Brooklyn, is at his sister Dina's house in Memphis for their father's funeral.
Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde, LANCO win ACM new artists awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country artists Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde and LANCO get to attend the ACM Awards in Las Vegas next month knowing they are already winners.
Review: Happy hunting Bonnie and Clyde in 'The Highwaymen'
It's hard to begin watching the Netflix movie "The Highwaymen" and not think about the way it will inevitably end — in a famous ambush and a hail of bullets.
Review: 'The Last Second' is a popcorn movie in print form
"The Last Second" by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison (Gallery). The launch of a corporate satellite covertly begins the countdown to the end of the world in Catherine Coulter and J.T.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 31-April 6
March 31: Actor William Daniels ("St. Elsewhere," ''Boy Meets World") is 92. Actor Richard Chamberlain is 85. Actress Shirley Jones is 85.
Scott Walker of the Walker Brothers dies at age 76
LONDON (AP) — Scott Walker, the influential singer, songwriter and producer whose hits with the Walker Brothers in the 1960s included "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," has died.
Hugh Jackman "very excited" to be heading back to Broadway
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Hugh Jackman says he's looking forward to coming back to Broadway next year as a classic roguish traveling salesman in a play he first performed in as a teenager.
Country duo Maddie & Tae return with new label, new music
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two years ago, country duo Maddie & Tae were in the studio working what they thought would be their sophomore record on Dot Records.
Gronk unleashed: Gronkowski sets course for retirement fun
Rob Gronkowski the football player is finished . Yeah, but what about Gronk? Well, the party is about to go bazooka . Look out for Gronk gone wild, Gronk unhinged, Gronk unleashed.
Media quick to declare Trump as Mueller's winner
NEW YORK (AP) — A media narrative declaring President Donald Trump the clear victor of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian electoral tampering investigation settled in Sunday before more than a handful of Mueller's actual words has become public.
'Fuller House' actress gets co-star's support
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Candace Cameron Bure says "family sticks together no matter what," in what seems a sign of support for "Fuller House" co-star Lori Loughlin, who has been charged in an alleged college admissions scandal.
Larry Cohen, director of cult horror films, dies at 77
NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Cohen, the maverick B-movie director of cult horror films "It's Alive" and "God Told Me To," has died. He was 77.
Get Out! Jordan Peele's 'Us' shatters records with $70.3M
NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Peele has done it again. Two years after the filmmaker's "Get Out" became a box-office sensation, his frightening follow-up, "Us," debuted with $70.3 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Dubai denies there were plans for R. Kelly concert
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's government on Sunday forcefully denied a claim by R&B singer R. Kelly that the artist had planned concerts in the sheikhdom after he had sought permission from an Illinois judge to travel here despite facing sexual-abuse charges.
Cyndi Lauper to bring star power to Vermont commencement
JOHNSON, Vt. (AP) — A university in Vermont has announced singer, songwriter and activist Cyndi Lauper will return to the school to give its commencement address.
Review: DC superhero pic 'Shazam!' is a joy...seriously
Holy superhero fatigue, Batman, "Shazam!" is actually good. OK, so it's basically "Big" with superheroes and villains instead of businesspeople and girlfriends, but director David F.
Adele and Jennifer Lawrence whoop it up at NYC gay bar
NEW YORK (AP) — Bar patrons in New York's Greenwich Village were in the right place at the right time when Adele and Jennifer Lawrence showed up.
Streisand apologizes for remarks on Michael Jackson accusers
NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand apologized Saturday for her remarks about Michael Jackson and two men who have accused him of sexual abuse, saying that she should have chosen her words more carefully and that she admires the accusers for "speaking their truth."