• Here Are the Movies Coming to Netflix in August — and the Ones Going Away

    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Here are the Netflix new releases for August 2015, as well as the movies and television shows that will expire from the streaming service next month, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "The Hurt Locker," "Leap Year," "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" and season four of both "Revenge" and "Once Upon a Time" are all coming to the streaming service next month.

  • Finally, a phone charger that turns your car into KITT from 'Knight Rider'

    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    We're still waiting for complex cars that can talk to us, but a cellphone charger will bring us much closer to that reality. Thanks to ThinkGeek, you can now have your very own KITT unit that also doubles as a USB car charger. It runs on a 12V vehicle power socket, aka a cigarette lighter, and once you’re plugged in you’ll be able to charge up to two products that use a USB cable. All you need is to provide the cable. When KITT is ready to go, he’ll chat up a storm with 11 different phrases from the original Knight Rider TV show—and he’s just as snarky as ever. Do we really need KITT as a charger? No, but we totally want it anyway. And at $29.99, it won't cost nearly as much as putting a real-life KITT in our cars.

  • Shelton, Lambert exchange post-divorce tweets

    BY RITA SHERROW, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Country music stars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, whose divorce was finalized Monday, may not be together any more but they are back to playfully tweeting each other. And it all started because of Lambert's best friend country artist Ashley Monroe. Monroe's label, Warner Music Nashville, tweeted about her new album "The Blade" available in Apple Music, urging folks to buy it. Lambert made her first appearance post-divorce announcement by taking the stage with Monroe on Wednesday in Nashville. The album contains the song "Heart Like Mine" co-written by Lambert and Monroe.

  • Everything you need to know to prep for Tulsa's Center of the Universe Festival this weekend

    BY JERRY WOFFORD, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Tulsa ventures to the Center of the Universe this weekend, a universe full of music, art, food, heat, dancing and fun. The third Center of the Universe Festival kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday in the middle of the Brady Arts District and runs until the early morning hours. It picks back up at the same time Saturday. More than 110 bands will play over the two days for the tens of thousands of people expected to flock to downtown Tulsa for the festival.

  • Amy Schumer Reacts to Theater Shooting

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Amy Schumer said her heart is broken after a deadly shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, Thursday night. The shooting was reportedly during a showing of her new movie, "Trainwreck," according to the Associated Press. Schumer tweeted: Three people are dead, including the gunman,...

  • 20 Insanely Great Dolly Parton Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know

    Published: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Underneath all the hair and makeup (and Botox and silicone), the self-deprecating humor and effervescent personality, lies an uncanny talent that has led  Dolly Parton  to become the most honored woman in country music history. In a career that has spanned almost six decades (and counting), the iconic entertainer has charted 25 Number One songs (a record for a female country artist), 41 Top 10 country albums (a record for any artist) and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. 

  • LeBron's big new deal with Warner Bros. could open door to 'Space Jam' reboot

    Published: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Fresh off a successful feature-film debut in the hit Amy Schumer comedy "Trainwreck," LeBron James has made a major move toward future big-screen appearances, Yahoo Sports reports. Warner Bros. Entertainment announced Wednesday that it's reached a deal with SpringHill Entertainment — the production company co-founded by the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar and his longtime business partner, Maverick Carter — "spanning all areas of content creation" and that "will see James' creative footprint touch all areas of" Warner Bros.' endeavors, including television, film and digital content.

  • Netflix is rolling out its first major TV app update in 2 years – here’s what’s new

    Published: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Netflix is unquestionably a game-changer. Over the past few years, the service has grown to become a cord cutter’s dream, offering a massive library of movies and TV shows at a very affordable price, BGR reports. While the game has undoubtedly changed since Netflix launched, Netflix itself has often taken its sweet time in embracing change in some respects. In particular, the company’s TV app hasn’t had a major update in years… until now.

  • Rock on! Jimmy Fallon and The Roots totally crashed a U2 concert

    Published: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    U2 brought on the most unexpected guest singer during their Madison Square Garden performance Wednesday night: Jimmy Fallon, USA TODAY reports. The "Tonight Show" host was in the audience holding a sign that said “Singer with a broken finger” (good one, Jimmy). Hey, if that’s what it takes to get us on stage with Bono … we still probably wouldn’t break our fingers, but still!

  • Oh, no, ANOTHER 'Sharknado?'

    Published: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    "Sharknado" may have jumped the shark and belly-flopped but there's still going to be another one, USA TODAY reports. Viewers of "Sharknado 3: Oh, Hell No!" might have guessed from the cliffhanger ending Wednesday night that there's going to be a "Sharknado 4."

  • Tishomingo hit hard by news of Blake Shelton-Miranda Lambert divorce

    BY RITA SHERROW, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    The news of the Blake Shelton-Miranda Lambert divorce probably hit nowhere harder than in their adopted hometown of Tishomingo. Ray Lokey, publisher and managing editor of the Johnston County Capital-Democrat , reportedly told people.com that the community is "in a state of shock." "We love them both to pieces," he is quoted on the website. "We're so grateful to both of them, especially Miranda. She's turned our local economy around."

  • Your Favorite '80s Stars Had A Little Behind-The-Scenes Love Triangle

    Published: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    While we were all watching the families of "Growing Pains," "Full House" and "The Wonder Years" go through their various ups and downs in the late 1980s, there was some additional drama taking place behind the scenes, The Huffington Post reports. Apparently, the young stars of those sitcoms -- Jeremy Miller, Candace Cameron Bure and Danica McKellar -- were involved in a teen love triangle that Jeremy says ended in heartbreak.

  • 25 Worst Original Names of Famous Bands

    Published: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    It's one of the biggest decisions any band will face: what to call themselves. And yet, so many get it so wrong. Fortunately, for every group that comes up with a terrible name and  sticks with it , there's a band that comes up with a terrible name, plays a few shows under it, maybe releases a demo or even an album or two but then finally comes to its senses. Many well-known and successful groups – from Creedence Clearwater Revival to Green Day – have been through the latter growing pains, starting out life cursed with a misguided moniker before landing on a name destined to adorn the T-shirts of millions of devoted fans. The name makes the band, as they say; here are 25 bands that almost didn't get made.

  • E. L. Doctorow, Literary Time Traveler Who Stirred the Past Into Fiction, Dies at 84

    Published: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    E. L. Doctorow , a leading figure in contemporary American letters whose popular, critically admired and award-winning novels — including “Ragtime,” “Billy Bathgate” and “The March” — situated fictional characters in recognizable historical contexts, among identifiable historical figures and often within unconventional narrative forms, died on Tuesday in Manhattan, the New York Times reports. He was 84 and lived in Manhattan and Sag Harbor, N.Y. The cause was complications from lung cancer, his son, Richard, said.

  • Theodore Bikel, 'Fiddler on the Roof' Star, Dies at 91

    Published: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Oscar- and Tony-nominated character actor and folk singer Theodore Bikel , who originated the role of Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music  on Broadway and starred in Fiddler on the Roof  onstage in thousands of performances, died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, says Yahoo Movies. He was 91. To some, he is best known for his 1990 appearance on Star Trek: The Next Generation as the Russian adopted father of the Klingon Worf. Bikel did his first bigscreen work in John Huston’s 1951 classic The African Queen and Huston’s Moulin Rouge.

  • Ali MacGraw: 'The Chemistry Between Ryan O'Neal and Me Has Not Changed'

    Published: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Decades after Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal loved and wept in Love Story, Erich Segal's 1970 classic romantic film, the actors are taking the stage in Love Letters , the critically acclaimed Broadway play by A.R. Gurney. "It feels so great to be reunited," MacGraw tells PEOPLE. "Our chemistry has not changed. We still feel the same about each other." Agrees O'Neal: "We are more than friends. She is like my sister, only she had better lock her door at night so I can't get in there. We have some unfinished business, and we are running out of time!"

  • Where do the Huxtables stand on Bill Cosby?

    Published: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    With new revelations about Bill Cosby continuing to surface — most recently, from a decade-old deposition obtained by the New York Times — the legacy of the Cosby Show, the comedian's once-beloved sitcom, is irreparably damaged, says USA Today. But Cliff Huxtable isn't the only member of his sitcom family affected by the controversy; as the comedian's career tanks, the reputations of his Cosby Show castmates also continue to suffer.

  • New developments in Blake Shelton-Miranda Lambert divorce revealed

    BY RITA SHERROW, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    All it took was $193.70 in court fees (not counting legal fees) and a prenup to end the four-year marriage of country music superstars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, according to Intouchweekly.com . The website obtained and posted a copy of reported court filings that show B.T.S. (Blake Tollison Shelton) filed for divorce from M.L.S. (Miranda Lambert Shelton) on July 6, and the decree of dissolution of their marriage was was completed July 20 in Pottawatomie County. The actual records of the divorce have been sealed. The couple lived in Johnson County, but the divorce was transferred to Pottawatomie County in Oklahoma. The case entries also show “The Voice” coach Shelton filed “a petition for protective order” on July 6, which was granted the same day.

  • Country musician Stoney LaRue arrested in Oklahoma

    Published: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Country music artist Stoney LaRue has been arrested in Oklahoma City for allegedly pushing his girlfriend down an apartment stairs, police said on Tuesday. Reuters reports LaRue, 38, whose given name is Stoney LaRue Phillips, was arrested on Monday after Oklahoma City police responded to a report of an argument between Phillips and his girlfriend, police said.

  • 'America's Got Talent' winner coming to Oklahoma

    BY JERRY WOFFORD, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Comedian Terry Fator, an “America’s Got Talent” winner known for his range of celebrity impressions, is set to perform in Tulsa this fall. Fator will perform Oct. 9 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. Tickets start at $50 and go on sale Aug. 6. Fator is known for his work in imitations, with more than 100 in his repertoire. He also works extensively with puppets to create a dynamic and interactive show.