Some iPhone users are not happy that U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple has released a special tool that lets people remove...
A massively famous celebrity meets a young homeless man in Hollywood and introduces him to an audience of millions. Then, just when it looks like the man is going to triumph, his dark past comes back to haunt him.
The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale.
Robin Thicke's attorney says the estate of Marvin Gaye exploited the singer's "moment of personal vulnerability" in an attempt to prove that the hit "Blurred Lines" was a ripoff of a Gaye hit.
Jewel is planning an album for release next fall. But for now, she's giving away her latest song for free.
An attorney for an ex-West Point cadet told jurors Tuesday that veteran R&B singer Patti LaBelle ordered her bodyguard to beat up the cadet as he waited for a ride home outside a Houston airport terminal, resulting in...
Two leading authorities on terrorism, Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger, are collaborating on a book about the Islamic State group.
The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards arrived 45 minutes late for his arraignment Tuesday on a charge that he violated his probation in Oregon.
The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their...
Netflix says filmmaker Judd Apatow co-created a new series that will take a frank, comic look at modern relationships.
Once again millions of television viewers are transporting themselves to another century under the guidance of Ken Burns.
CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NFL.
Rapper Tim Dog, who was accused of swindling women out of thousands of dollars, was dead when a warrant was issued for his arrest last year, according to a death certificate filed in Georgia.
By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a...
A prosecutor said Tuesday that suspended Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon will receive probation and undergo a substance-abuse assessment after pleading guilty to a drunken-driving charge in North Carolina.
Leonardo DiCaprio's movie roles have made him an international star, but his long and little-known commitment to preserving the global environment has led to his new role - as a U.N. Messenger of Peace.
The Cinderella onstage on Broadway next Tuesday will have another Cinderella in the audience - Lesley Ann Warren.
Radio host Ira Flatow and his "Science Friday" show that airs on many National Public Radio stations have agreed to pay nearly $146,000 to settle civil claims that they misused money from a $1 million grant from the...
Daredevil Nik Wallenda said Tuesday that his next tightrope walk will be more than 50 stories high from one high-rise building to another over the Chicago River.
Jerry Seinfeld says that Joan Rivers was to join him for an episode of his digital series, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," until he got a call saying she had to postpone because she was undergoing a medical procedure.
The Vienna State Opera has lost its second star conductor in less than two weeks.
As the offers poured in for Oscar winner Octavia Spencer to join the many other film actors who have recently transitioned to television, she was clear on what she wanted.
In a story Sept. 15 about U2-iTunes, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the title of the album was "Songs of Freedom." The correct title is "Songs of Innocence."
The United Nations has named Leonardo DiCaprio a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change.
A documentary about Edward Snowden is a late addition to the New York Film Festival.
Intricate, inventive and ahead of their time - and that's just the vases. London's British Museum will open a major new exhibition on Thursday exploring the rich art and global influences of China's Ming era in...
Angela Lansbury is returning to a winning stage role and taking it on the road.
Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence - and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well.
A CD/DVD featuring Whitney Houston's first public performance - and one of her last in 2009- will be released Nov. 10.
When John Travolta shocked theater fans by mangling the pronunciation of Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars, one person saw a gift in the slip - Damian Bazadona.
Two former U.S. poets laureate, Louise Glueck and Mark Strand, have made the longlist for the National Book Awards.
The Vienna State Opera has lost its second star conductor in less than two weeks.
The music publishers for American rapper Eminem filed a lawsuit Tuesday against New Zealand's ruling political party over the music it used in a campaign commercial.
Lonnie Lynn, known to hip-hop fans for his soulful spoken-word poems on rapper son Common's albums, has died.
Apple Inc. says 33 million iTunes account holders have accessed U2's free album.
A California man pleaded guilty Monday to defacing two Park City murals believed to have been done by the mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy.
New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cat Stevens is taking the "Peace Train" back on the road.
By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Since U2 stunned the music world by delivering a surprise album at Apple's iPhone 6 unveiling and making it available to a half-billion iTunes users for free,...
An evil Idris Elba and terrified Taraji P. Henson overcame a group of first-rate intergalactic misfits at theaters over the weekend.
The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have...
George Clooney is sure to take home a trophy at next year's Golden Globe Awards.
Police said Monday they followed proper protocol when they demanded identification from an actress and her boyfriend while investigating a 911 call alleging lewd conduct in a parked car.
As if to perk up audiences ahead of a dreary grey winter, Burberry Prorsum on Monday showed off a spring collection bursting with bright rainbow colors and cheerful prints of beetles, bees and dragonflies.
A spokeswoman says entertainer Pia Zadora is home from a Las Vegas hospital to continue treatment for serious head and ankle injuries received when she fell from a golf cart last week.
The house of Jean Paul Gaultier has announced that it is stopping women's and men's ready-to-wear collections.
Daytime's "The View" revealed its latest makeover Monday, opening the post-Barbara Walters era with a new set, new boss, mostly new team and a promise to be provocative again.
Prosecutors say rapper Gucci Mane has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for attacking a fan at an Atlanta nightclub.
Bob Crewe, co-writer of "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," ''Big Girls Don't Cry" and many other pop hits, died last week. He was 83.
The new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup.
Video-streaming giant Netflix has launched in France as part of a push to tap six new European markets.
It didn't take the Ray Rice elevator video to get Kerry Washington talking about domestic violence.
Carl Hiaasen, Laurie Halse Anderson and Jacqueline Woodson are among the 10 authors on the National Book Awards' longlist for young people's literature.
After amassing a private collection of African-American Art over four decades, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille plan to showcase their holdings for the first time in an exhibition planned at the Smithsonian Institution.
Chinese film director Wang Quan'an, a Berlin International Film Festival winner known for the movies "Tuya's Marriage" and "White Deer Plain," has been detained on the charge of hiring prostitutes, Beijing police...
David Beckham is urging voters in Scotland to vote against independence.
Kendrick Lamar appreciated Taylor Swift for paying homage to his music in a recent interview.
How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline.
Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion.
Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup.
Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Tony Auth, whose sharp and creative commentary appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 40 years, died of cancer on Sunday. He was 72.
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
An emotional Beyonce was in tears as she and husband Jay Z wrapped up their "On the Run" stadium tour Saturday night in Paris, where the duo said they got engaged years ago.
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic...
Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over "the guardians of gridlock" in an...
The face of the franchise was nowhere to be found as the Minnesota Vikings flailed away against the New England Patriots on Sunday, and it's not clear when, if ever, Adrian Peterson will rejoin them.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake complained of shortness of breath and chest pains during the city's Star-Spangled Banner celebration over the weekend and was taken to a hospital for tests.
A World War II code-breaker drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch has won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.
London Fashion Week swung into Day 3 Sunday, packed from morning to night with next season's womenswear offerings from dozens of designers.
Queen Elizabeth II has made her first comments about this week's Scottish independence vote, urging Scots to "think very carefully about the future."
It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat "Guardians of the Galaxy" at movie theaters.
Vivienne Westwood may be staging a catwalk show, but Scotland - not clothes - is foremost on the designer's mind.
When it comes to video games, are they better late than never?
A small Philadelphia museum that houses more than 10,000 pieces by illustrator Maurice Sendak will be returning most of the collection to the author's estate.
North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor.
A member of an elite Detroit police unit is set to stand trial again for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house that was captured on video by a reality TV crew.
Late singer Amy Winehouse has been honored on what would have been her 31st birthday with a life-size statue in her beloved Camden Town neighborhood of north London.
The Livestrong cancer charity is reporting a sharp drop in donations and revenue after founder Lance Armstrong admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during most of his record-setting cycling career.
Netflix is tapping into six new markets Monday hoping to gain a big subscriber base around Europe, but is facing a frosty welcome in France. Well-established French competitors are trying to head off a Netflix wave, the...
Japanese film idol Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who was known as Rikoran and symbolized Japan's wartime dreams of Asian conquest, has died at age 94.
Pharrell gave a Swedish feminist party a shout-out during a performance in Stockholm a day before Sweden's general election.
By CHARLES J. GANS Associated Press Pianist and composer Joe Sample, a founding member of the genre-crossing Jazz Crusaders who helped pioneer the electronic jazz-funk fusion style, has died. He was 75.
North Korea held a trial Sunday morning for American Matthew Miller, who was detained in April for violating his tourist status when he entered the country. Details were not immediately available.
Bart and Lisa Simpson, Chief Wiggum and son Ralph, bartender Moe and Apu from Kwik-E-Mart celebrated 25 years of "The Simpsons" in Hollywood on Friday.
Bart and Lisa Simpson, Chief Wiggum and son Ralph, bartender Moe and Apu from Kwik-E-Mart came to the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate 25 years of "The Simpsons."
Contestants vying for the Miss America title showed off some fancy footwear along a New Jersey boardwalk.
According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home.
The sun's out, and so are the celebrities, style mavens and paparazzi. London Fashion Week turned up the heat on its second day, with a hectic schedule of catwalk shows that drew stars to the front rows and had editors...
The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in New Mexico said Friday it will sell three works by the American modernist painter to benefit its acquisitions fund.
The head of the outpatient surgery facility where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest during a routine procedure is no longer at the clinic.
What to wear to London Fashion Week? The hottest designer heels, the latest fall jacket - or perhaps a tech accessory like Google Glass.
It was New York's turn to say goodbye to Maya Angelou.
A judge convicted Oscar Pistorius of culpable homicide Friday in the death of his girlfriend, ruling that the former track star was negligent when he opened fire in his home after hearing what he said sounded like an...
It's not every day that you see not just one, but two McCartneys on the front row.
The son of Robert Downey Jr. pleaded guilty on Friday to cocaine possession and was sentenced to a drug diversion program that could result in his conviction being dismissed.
Authorities in Texas issued an arrest warrant Friday for star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after he was indicted on a charge of child abuse for using a branch to spank his son. He was swiftly benched by...
Entertainer Pia Zadora has been hospitalized with serious head and leg injuries after a fall from a motorized golf cart driven by her teenage son near their northwest Las Vegas home.
By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer During a week filled with a hideous hodgepodge of racism, domestic violence and homicide, sports offered little escape and even less accountability.
The attempt by the musical "American Psycho" to come to New York isn't going smoothly.
The Prada Marfa stands out, but not like the Italian luxury brand's stores in the world's major fashion capitals: It's surrounded by desolate prairie, alone in a plot of dirt along a rural highway in the West...
Robert Plant has been a lifelong rambler with almost no interest in returning home to Great Britain. These days, though, he's as snug as a hobbit in his hole in his native country after returning to record his latest...
Two Mark Rothko paintings are among the objects that will be auctioned in the fall from the estate of Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, a noted horticulturist, philanthropist and heir to the Listerine fortune, Sotheby's announced...
A television news anchorman fighting brain cancer in Illinois has told viewers he has only four to six months to live, but he hopes to work as long as he can.
Nicholas Sparks' romance-drama novels have already found a second life as film adaptations. Now the best-selling author is turning to television.
Actress Nicole Kidman's father, psychologist Tony Kidman, has died in Singapore, authorities said.
This year's Toronto International Film Festival belonged to the actors.
British actor Donald Sinden, known for his rich voice and varied roles, died Friday at his home in Kent, southern England, of prostate cancer, his son said. He was 90.
The recent revival of "Of Mice and Men" starring James Franco may have closed on Broadway, but you can still catch it on the silver screen.
Chances are you haven't heard these Johnny Mathis albums - but that will change.
Johnny Manziel felt as if he was watching himself.
NBC says a correspondent on Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" is joining "Saturday Night Live."
Scotland's independence battle is a tough one to call. The Yes side has James Bond, but the No campaign has Harry Potter.
New York Fashion Week's eight-day whirl wrapped on Thursday with some of the design world's biggest names showing on the runways.
At least six television networks said Thursday they plan to stop or minimize airings of video showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiancee and knocking her unconscious, footage that has called...
With a Barbie-pink house and matching plush carpeting set up in an armory, Marc Jacobs closed New York Fashion Week on Thursday with models in military outfits and a computerized voice piped through Beats by Dr. Dre at...
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cosimo Matassa, who recorded New Orleans rock and rhythm and blues from the 1950s to the 1970s, has died. He was 88.
The debut of CBS' "Thursday Night Football" broadcast was revised because of controversy surrounding the video of Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancee unconscious, CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said.
Two freshmen U.S. senators from opposite sides of the political aisle said Thursday they survived and even cooperated while spending a week marooned together on a remote island for a new reality show, "Rival Survival."
A man who was accused of plotting to kidnap talk show host David Letterman's young son and nanny nine years ago was released from a Montana prison Thursday, state corrections officials said.
A 40-year-old driver who police said seemed proud and excited about his actions is accused of intentionally driving a pickup truck through the glass doors of the Stratosphere casino on the Las Vegas Strip, according to an...
Jazz composer Duke Ellington's grandson urged New York's highest court on Thursday to reinstate his lawsuit seeking half the foreign royalties from Ellington's music for his heirs.
During his trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes retched and sobbed. The double-amputee Olympian sobbed again on Thursday, this time in apparent relief as a judge said the evidence did not support a murder conviction for...
It takes nine - yes, nine - tractor-trailers to move all the sets and props for "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," a $2 million extravaganza that arrived in New York this week. No wonder its choreographer, Christopher...
Tori Spelling is willing to go there for a second time.
Elisabeth Moss will play the insecure heroine of "The Heidi Chronicles" in a Broadway revival slated for February.
NBA star Paul George defended Ray Rice on Twitter, then backtracked less than an hour later by deleting the posts and apologizing to women and victims of domestic violence.
Arkansas' highest court ordered the immediate removal of a judge on Thursday for disclosing confidential details about an adoption involving actress Charlize Theron's child and making off-color remarks in an online...
Arnold Lehman, the director of the Brooklyn Museum since 1997, has announced he will retire next year.
Fifteen years after the first international agreement on the restitution of Nazi-era looted art, more than half of the countries that endorsed such accords have done "little or nothing" to implement them, the Jewish Claims...
Florida Georgia Line has plenty of experience on award stages after numerous accolades for their monster hit "Cruise," but as hosts of the American Country Countdown Awards, the country duo has less background to rely on.
Richard Kiel, the towering actor best known for portraying steel-toothed villain Jaws in a pair of James Bond films, has died. He was 74.
A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while Commissioner Roger Goodell has insisted the league didn't see the violent images until...
Palestinian filmmaker Khalil Mozayen's latest work was already complexly layered - a movie within a movie about a director and screenwriter producing a film about an honor killing in the Gaza Strip.
A man once accused of plotting to kidnap David Letterman's young son and his son's nanny from the comedian's Montana ranch for a $5 million ransom is set to be released from prison Thursday.
Add a new talent to supermodel Kathy Ireland's portfolio: burping.
Drag queens and a transgender bride romped down Betsey Johnson's runway Wednesday with same-sex couples, a few "Real Housewives" and the 72-year-old designer's TV dance partner in a fashion show that screamed JUST...
Miley Cyrus is a designer now, y'all!
Stevie Wonder said the mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, isn't seeing the full picture a month after an unarmed black 18-year-old was killed by a white police officer.
Carrie Underwood, who recently announced she is pregnant, got emotional during an acceptance speech at the annual ACM Honors event after thanking family and friends.
After three years, the Kardashian family is closing a store at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas that was fashioned as a "celebrity lifestyle boutique."
Anna Kendrick is done with musicals. No really. She swears.
A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week.
Move over, David Beckham: You've been usurped by Miley Cyrus as Fashion Week's latest celebrity designer.
"Nurse Jackie" will soon be making her rounds one last time.
Video game publisher Electronic Arts is removing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice from its recently released Madden NFL 15 title, the latest company to pull its support for the player.
Shia LaBeouf admitted Wednesday to acting up at a Broadway show, pleading guilty to disorderly conduct in one of several episodes of bizarre behavior the former "Transformers" star has displayed in recent years.
Acclaimed filmmaker David Lynch has visited Philadelphia for a preview of a museum exhibit featuring his paintings.
"Young Frankenstein" is pushing 40, but is by no means over the hill.
Behold this saga of bygone titans, a trio on an epic scale who share the same name.
It's taken a few years, but Vanessa Hudgens has finally made the leap from "High School Musical" to a Broadway musical.
Serena Williams was in the middle of settling down for an interview when she was interrupted by a message: "Anna is here."
Graham Joyce, one of Britain's best known fantasy writers, has died from complications of lymphoma cancer, an ilness he had blogged about extensively. He was 59.
The present Austrian owners of a valuable Gustav Klimt painting say they plan to reach a fair settlement with Jewish heirs of the family who left the artwork behind as they fled the Nazis.
Shia LaBeouf (SHY'-uh luh-BUF') has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct stemming from an incident at a Broadway show.
If you can't get to London in time to catch Gillian Anderson spinning onstage in "A Streetcar Named Desire," her orbit is about to get larger.
By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer U2, "Songs of Innocence" (Interscope)
Nicki Minaj, who has recently dropped her colorful and oddball style for a more natural and sophisticated look, says it's because she's more comfortable in her skin.
Former White House press secretary Jay Carney is joining CNN as a political commentator.
Any animal can end up at a public shelter, but most of them won't stay long. There, millions of dogs and cats face euthanasia, driving one filmmaker to turn his camera into a lifesaver.
A member of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast is putting her house on the market.
Getting a family of six out the door on time can be quite a challenge - even when you're a Beckham.
The 2014 Fashion Rocks was all about booing and booty.
Guilty or not guilty? The verdict in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial will not be delivered so simply.
The 2014 Fashion Rocks was all about booing and booty.
Contestants from Florida and Ohio won the first night of preliminary competition in the Miss America pageant on a night that saw one of the contestants collapse onstage.
A former minor league hockey player was arrested Tuesday on charges he sold illegally obtained prescription painkillers to former hockey player Derek Boogaard of the New York Rangers and the Minnesota Wild before Boogaard...
Badgley Mischka celebrated its 25th year with a New York Fashion Week show that featured their signature sumptuous gowns and a queen of glamour - Naomi Campbell.
New York Fashion Week was equal parts celebrity and sophistication Tuesday, with runway shows that included a collection by red carpet favorite Naeem Khan and a new line by Serena Williams.
Singer-songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat has been named The Latin Recording Academy's person of the year.
Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been sentenced to five years in prison in Texas for violating terms of his probation.
NBC has gone to Broadway to find one of its stars of "Peter Pan Live!"
You can imagine big-name actors queuing outside Jean-Marc Vallee's door: "Mr. Vallee, may I please have a McConaissance, too?"
NBC is certainly ready for some football, given how the NFL's return enabled the network to flatten its competition last week.
Lady Antebellum's family keeps growing as singer and guitarist Dave Haywood became a new father.
Surprise! U2 just put out a new album, and the renowned rock band is giving it away for free to iTunes users.