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  • Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on 'Sesame Street,' retiring

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Sesame Street" is about to be less A-OK. Sonia Manzano, who has played the role of Maria on the groundbreaking kid show since 1971, is retiring. Manzano, 65, broke the news earlier this week at the American Library Association Annual Conference. She said she wouldn't be part of...

  • 'Magic Mike XXL' outstripping 'Terminator' at box office

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Magic Mike XXL" is narrowly outstripping "Terminator Genisys" at the holiday weekend box office. The Channing Tatum male-stripper sequel earned $9.3 million on its opening day Wednesday, according to Warner Bros. Paramount Pictures said Thursday that its reboot of the Arnold...

  • 'Shark Week' returns for 28th year with first Cuban visit

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sharks are serious business this summer, with "Sharknado"-style flippancy a barely heard echo following grisly attacks on beachgoers off the Florida, California and North and South Carolina coasts. Seriousness also marks the tone of Discovery Channel's Shark Week which, after...

  • Amy Winehouse documentary wins raves but angers family

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — In "Amy," performers as diverse as Yasiin Bey and Tony Bennett sing the praises of the late Amy Winehouse, and the documentary helps reclaim the talented, troubled singer as a musician, rather than a mess. Critics love it — but it has left her family hurt and angry. The singer's...

  • Colbert interviews Eminem on Michigan public-access TV show

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Stephen Colbert has temporarily taken over a public-access TV show in southeastern Michigan in an episode that featured rapper Eminem. Colbert hosted the latest episode of "Only in Monroe," which airs in the community of about 21,000 people. He talked with Detroit native...

  • Macy's dumps Trump; New York City reviewing contracts

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Macy's department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from association with Donald Trump and New Mexico's governor and New York City's mayor slammed him over his comments on Mexican immigrants. Gov. Susana Martinez of New Mexico, the nation's only Latina governor and a...

  • Win tickets to see 3 Doors Down in Shawnee

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

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  • Emmitt Smith, Flo Rida out of Miss USA, Macy's dumps Trump

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Flo Rida, the Macy's department store chain and football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith all had something in common on Wednesday: They're the latest to distance themselves from Donald Trump following his remarks about Mexican immigrants. The Republican presidential hopeful's...

  • 30th anniversary of 'Future' celebrated at Hollywood Bowl

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands went back in time as one of the largest movie audiences ever in one place gathered to watch "Back to the Future" at the Hollywood Bowl in a celebration of the film's 30th anniversary. The Bowl was just shy of its 17,000-person capacity for the Tuesday night event...

  • West Fest reveals festival headliner, music schedule

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Western Avenue is throwing its hat in the yearly street and music festival ring with the emergence of West Fest. The festival announced its headliners and music schedule Wednesday morning for the free event taking place Sept. 19 from noon to 10 p.m. Tulsa’s Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey is headlining...

  • Carrie Underwood Admits She Had Major C-Section Guilt After the Birth of Her Son

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    While we're loving all of the adorable Instagram photos Carrie Underwood is sharing of hubby Mike Fisher and little Isaiah, says Redbook, the country music star recently revealed she's been dealing with a lot of guilt over the birth of her little baby boy . C-section guilt, to be more exact....

  • Kim Kardashian says use of selfies can be empowering

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kim Kardashian says the large number of selfies she posts on social media empowers her to control her public image, but also contributes to her being viewed by some merely as a sexual object. The reality TV star talked briefly about how women are portrayed in the media...

  • Meet the brave singers who tried out for 'American Idol' in Tulsa

    BY HANNAH COVINGTON and JERRY WOFFORD, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    For those who always wanted to try out for “American Idol” but never did, the chances were running out. Tulsa was one of those last chances. The show is set to end after its upcoming season, so when auditions came to Tulsa on Monday, it brought people from across the region to show their...

  • Campbell movie sets standard for CNN film

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's airing of a documentary on singer Glen Campbell's fight with Alzheimer's Disease shattered previous viewership records for a movie on the news network. The Nielsen company said 2.76 million people watched "Glen Campbell ... I'll Be Me" on Sunday, with another 1.26 million...

  • Tulsa's Jacob Tovar releases Western kiss off "Three Good Reasons" (Middle of Nowhere Debut)

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Jacob Tovar has three reasons for leavin’ Tulsa. July, August and you. Hopefully, those things won’t drive the Perry-native too far away because his debut album is country-fried gold. Here’s an exclusive listen to Jacob Tovar and the Saddle Tramps’ first single “Three Good Reasons.” It’s off of...

  • Will latest inflammatory comments tarnish Trump's brand?

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Is Donald Trump's business empire as Teflon-coated as his hair appears to be? Trump has found himself on the receiving end of the catchphrase he made famous on his reality show "The Apprentice" — "You're fired!" — after NBC dumped the real estate mogul Monday over comments he...

  • Mexico won't send contestant to Miss Universe

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's national beauty pageant director confirms the country won't send a contestant to the Miss Universe contest because of insulting remarks by Donald Trump, an owner of the pageant. Lupita Jones says via her official Twitter account that she was offended and angry "like...

  • Bella Thorne helps kick off MTV's 'Scream' adaptation

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bella Thorne has advice for anyone being chased by a villain in a horror film: "Don't look back, OK? Just don't look back. And try not to trip in the process," joked the actress in a recent interview. She should know. Not only is Thorne a huge fan of the genre but she also has...

  • NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired; Televisa drops pageant

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his campaign. The network said it would no longer air the annual Miss USA and Miss...

  • Tulsa crowds line up to try out for 'American Idol'

    BY JERRY WOFFORD, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Song broke out all over Guthrie Green Monday morning as hundreds lined up for their chance to be an idol. The line to audition for the last season of "American Idol" circled the downtown park Monday morning, with lines forming late Sunday night and growing as the morning went on. They were...



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