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  • This 26-year-old actor was just cast as the young Han Solo in a 'Star Wars' spinoff

    Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    Disney has finally found its young Han Solo! Deadline reports 26-year-old Alden Ehrenreich ("Hail Caesar!") will play the gunslinging smuggler in one of the planned "Star Wars" spin-off movies. According to Deadline, the actor is currently negotiating the deal. Ehrenreich...

  • Interview, photos and video: Shannon Miller talks 20th anniversary of the 'Magnificent Seven,' women's health and wellness

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Tue, May 3, 2016

    An abbreviated version of this story appears in Tuesday's Healthy Life section of The Oklahoman. Golden girl 20 years after Olympic victories, Shannon Miller advocates for healthy lifestyles A 20-year-old cartoon reminds Shannon Miller of both her home state and her international triumph....

  • Bono’s advice to Christian musicians: Get real

    Published: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    "Why I am suspicious of Christians is because of this lack of realism," the U2 frontman says in a new documentary. Years ago, Bono invited a Christian writer to meet him, and the writer turned him down. Eugene Peterson, whose translation of the Bible into contemporary language,  “The...

  • Rihanna launching new makeup line

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    Who’s ready for another celebrity makeup collection? Rihanna is entering the makeup business in a big way.

  • Johnny Manziel indicted on misdemeanor charge of assault

    Published: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    Johnny Manziel was formally indicted by a Dallas County grand jury on Tuesday, the latest off-the-field development in the life of the troubled former Cleveland Browns quarterback, USA TODAY reports. The single misdemeanor domestic violence charge --- which stems from an...

  • Prince's family warned of drug use

    Published: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune has published a video interview with attorney Mike Padden, who represented Prince’s now-deceased half-siblings Lorna and Duane Nelson. He says they informed him the singer had a “significant problem” with Percocet and cocaine more than a decade ago, USA...

  • Bill Cosby loses appeal as court rules criminal prosecution can proceed

    Published: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    A Pennsylvania appeals court has rejected Bill Cosby’s attempt to throw out his criminal case because of what he called a decade-old deal not to prosecute him. The mid-level state superior court ruled Monday that the criminal sex assault case against Cosby can proceed, prompting the district...

  • Cheerios Tweet saluting Prince angers grieving fans

    Published: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    When a big story breaks, sometimes food brands are a little too eager to join the national conversation, leading to hastily published social media posts. Cheerios, which is owned by Minneapolis-based General Mills, decided to Tweet a simple salute to Prince Rogers Nelson after the superstar...

  • Oklahoma's Carolyn Hart a finalist for book prize

    BY KEN RAYMOND Book Editor kraymond@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Apr 24, 2016

    Mystery novelist Hart has written dozens of books in a career spanning four decades.

  • Pop music superstar Prince has died

    Updated: Thu, Apr 21, 2016

    CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Pop music superstar Prince has been found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis. His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, told The Associated Press the music icon was found dead at his home Thursday in Chanhassen. The singer, songwriter, arranger and...

  • ESPN fires Curt Schilling for ‘unacceptable’ Facebook post

    Published: Thu, Apr 21, 2016

    ESPN ran out of patience with Curt Schilling and the network fired the baseball analyst Wednesday, The Washington Post reports. Schilling had proved unwilling to temper his controversial comments on social and political topics, and in his latest episode, he shared a Facebook meme...

  • Joe Walsh Pulls Out of Republican National Convention Concert, Says He Was Misled

    Published: Thu, Apr 21, 2016

    Joe Walsh once ran a tongue-in-cheek campaign for the presidency, but that doesn’t mean he wants to be associated with this year’s race. The Eagles star pulled out of a concert scheduled for July 18 in Cleveland, after he says he was misled about its mission, Ultimate...

  • Chyna, Former WWE Superstar, Found Dead

    Published: Thu, Apr 21, 2016

    Former WWE Women's champion Chyna died Thursday. "It is with deep sadness to inform you today that we lost a true icon, a real-life superhero," read a statement on her official Twitter account. "Joanie Laurer aka Chyna, the ninth wonder of the world has passed away. She will live forever in...

  • Billy Corgan compares 'social justice warriors' to the KKK

    Published: Thu, Apr 21, 2016

    Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has compared so-called “social justice warriors” to Maoists and the Ku Klux Klan in an interview with radio host Alex Jones. Corgan called the activists a “propaganda control arm” who are “here to control us” as Jones chimed in: “It’s classic tyranny.”...

  • Teen returns Thor's wallet, gets $10,000 reward

    Published: Wed, Apr 20, 2016

    Even Thor needs a hero sometimes. When Australian actor Chris Hemsworth left his wallet in a Los Angeles restaurant, 17-year-old Tristin Budzyn-Baker came to his rescue, USA TODAY reports.

  • Love It Or List It sued over shoddy renovations, ridiculous falsehoods

    Published: Tue, Apr 19, 2016

    A North Carolina couple is suing the producers of Love It Or List It, saying the show left them with a house that was shoddily constructed. The Raleigh News & Observer says that Deena Murphy and Timothy Sullivan agreed to participate in the hit HGTV series under the guise that they were...

  • The Actors Who Play Jon Snow and Ygritte Are a Real-Life Couple

    By ELIANA DOCKTERMAN, TIME Magazine | Published: Sat, Apr 16, 2016

    The arrows that killed Ygritte on  Game of Thrones  might as well have been shot by Cupid himself: former co-stars Rose Leslie (Ygritte) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow) made their debut as a real-life couple at the Olivier Awards on Sunday. You may recognize the couple from that steamy...

  • Amy Schumer talks writing, body image ahead of Oklahoma City show

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Apr 14, 2016

    Comedian Amy Schumer to tackle body image, extreme dieting and more in OKC and Tulsa tour stops.

  • ‘Star Wars’ actor moved to psychiatric facility

    Published: Mon, Apr 11, 2016

    "Star Wars" actor Jake Lloyd reportedly has been transferred to a psychiatric center to deal with his schizophrenia after spending nearly 10 months behind bars. The former child star, who portrayed a young Anakin Skywalker in "The Phantom Menace," was arrested last June after he led police on...

  • Merle Haggard dead at 79

    Published: Wed, Apr 6, 2016

    Merle Haggard, the working man’s poet, an architect of the Bakersfield Sound, and an artist who influenced country music like few others, died Wednesday in California. He had just turned 79 years old, and had been in failing health for some time, leading to the cancellation of several...



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