• Harris channels 'Hedwig' when audience acts unruly

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Patrick Harris knows that his character Hedwig speaks directly to the audience throughout his Broadway show, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." So he understands how things can sometimes get unruly. "Hedwig's energy transfers itself into a dialogue with the audience. So if someone calls something out, it's sort of my responsibility, in character, to make sure that that person knows that this isn't the kind of show like 'Rocky Horror,' where I'm going to be bantering with them," Harris said after the show's opening on Tuesday. Several times during previews, Harris responded to fans calling out to him as "Neil," and his replies were just what you'd expect from Hedwig, sometimes laced with sassy expletives.

  • Mount St. Mary High School drama students to perform 'Honk!' in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    The Mount St. Mary High School drama department will present “Honk!”

  • Letterman gets visit from his successor, Colbert

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert, who will take over for a retiring David Letterman on CBS' "Late Show" next year, revealed Tuesday that he almost worked for Letterman — twice. Colbert, the Comedy Central host, visited the "Late Show" for the first time since it was announced earlier this month that he will replace Letterman sometime next year. He was greeted warmly, with Letterman introducing him as "very talented" and "always entertaining," and the two men posed for the obligatory selfie. It was a different visit in 1986, the year that Colbert, now 49, graduated from Northwestern. Letterman was working at NBC then, and Colbert said he accompanied his girlfriend to New York, where she was interviewing for an internship at

  • Has Nicki Ever Been 'The Other Woman'? Lance Bass Gets the Dirt

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Lance Bass interviews Nicki Minaj about bringing it in her new film 'The Other Woman.

  • 5 Seconds of Summer Remember Their Big Break

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    While 5 Seconds of Summer is on its way to becoming one of the biggest new bands in the world, it wasn't long ago that the quartet was struggling to get their name out there.

  • Review: Neil Patrick Harris crushes it in 'Hedwig'

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — It's obvious from the first moments of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" that star Neil Patrick Harris is doing something special. And it's not just trying on a new role. He is lowered to the stage in a jumpsuit and ferociously feathered blond wig and immediately begins the show's first rock-punk song, getting down on all fours, grinding into the microphone stand or licking the guitarist's strings. The crowd inside of the Belasco Theatre, where the show opened Tuesday, loses its mind, and why not? "Thank you! Thank you, you're so sweet," Harris says. "I do love a warm hand on my entrance.

  • Is Tori Spelling Sharing Too Much About Husband's Cheating?

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Tori Spelling's new Lifetime reality show True Tori is delving into her husband Dean McDermott's cheating scandal, and Tori's not holding back any details.

  • Drew Barrymore welcomes second baby girl

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drew Barrymore is now a mommy of two. The 39-year-old actress and her 36-year-old husband, Will Kopelman, are welcoming their second daughter. Barrymore's rep, Chris Miller, confirms Frankie Barrymore Kopelman was born Tuesday. Barrymore and Kopelman's first child, daughter Olive, is 19 months old. The couple say in a statement that "Olive has a new little sister, and everyone is healthy and happy!" Barrymore told The Associated Press earlier this month that becoming a parent is the greatest thing she's ever done in my life. Barrymore's latest film, out May 23, is the family-friendly comedy "Blended," which co-stars Adam Sandler. Her recent photo book, "Find It in Everything," was

  • Stephen Colbert Tells David Letterman His Plan for 'Late Show'

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    Stephen Colbert appeared on Late Show with David Letterman for the first time since being named Letterman's heir to the CBS late-night show on Tuesday.

  • Cat Deeley ditches fun side for bad girl role

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.K.-born and bred Cat Deeley has found a place in Hollywood, thanks to hosting the Fox dance competition show, "So You Think You Can Dance," which will launch its 11th season next month. The Emmy-nominated TV personality also has a role in the Hulu original comedy series "Deadbeat." A 10-episode first season is posted on the website. "Deadbeat" stars Tyler Labine as a pot-smoking slacker named Kevin who also happens to be psychic. He finds a nemesis in Camomile, played by Deeley, a psychic who has built an empire out of faking her ability to communicate with the dead. "My character is a real baddie," said Deeley, 37, in a recent interview. "She is rotten to the core.

  • Minaj on 'Housewives' Fight: 'Someone Would of Got Knocked Upside the Head'

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Nicki Minaj weighs in on the much talked-about 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' fight between Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams.

  • 'NCIS: Los Angeles' Star Meets His Surfing Idol (WATCH)

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NCIS: Los Angeles star Eric Christian Olsen meets surfing idol Laird Hamilton.

  • Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in Philly

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jon Bon Jovi's hit tune "Who Says You Can't Go Home?" took on new meaning Tuesday as the rock star cut the ribbon on a namesake housing development for low-income residents and the formerly homeless in Philadelphia. The 55-unit JBJ Soul Homes opened in the Francisville neighborhood after about 18 months of construction. Bon Jovi's Soul Foundation provided the lead gift for the $16.6 million complex, which he hopes will offer tenants the support they need to get back on their feet. "This is not a handout, it's just a hand up," Bon Jovi said in an interview before the official ceremony. "This opportunity for them is special and it's not easy to come by.

  • Robin Roberts on Disease Fight: At One Point I Wanted to Die (VIDEO)

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Robin Roberts opes up more about her darkest moments while fighting back-to-back diseases.

  • Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday April 14, to Sunday April 20, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. UNITED STATES 1. Lana Del Rey, "West Coast" (Interscope Records) 2. Twin Shadow, "To The Top" (4AD) 3. Jason Derulo, "Wiggle (feat. Snoop Dogg)" (Beluga Heights/Warner Bros.) 4. Kygo, "I See Fire" (Kygo) 5. Twenty One Pilots, "Car Radio" (Fueled By Ramen) 6. Dustin Lynch, "Where It's At" (Broken Bow Records) 7. Timeflies, "Monsters" (Island Records) 8. Bob Dylan, "Hurricane" (Columbia) 9. Blackstreet, Dr. Dre, "No Diggity" (Universal Music Enterpri

  • Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

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    The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, April 14, to Sunday April 20: UNITED STATES 1. John Legend, "All of Me" (Columbia Records) 2. Katy Perry, "Dark Horse" (Capitol Records) 3. Jason Derulo, "Talk Dirty - feat. 2 Chainz" (Warner Bros. Records) 4. Bastille, "Pompeii" (Virgin Records Ltd) 5. Idina Menzel, "Let It Go" (Disney Enterprises, Inc.) 6. Aloe Blacc, "The Man" (XIX Recordings LLC/Interscope Records) 7. Lorde, "Team" (Republic Records) 8. Coldplay, "Magic" (Parlophone UK) 9. DJ Snake & Lil Jon, "Turn Down for What" (Columbia Records) 10. Pharrell Williams, "Happy (from Despicable Me 2)" (Back Lot Music/Columbia Records) U

  • Jay Leno to give commencement address at Emerson

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Jay Leno is returning to his alma mater, Emerson College, to deliver the commencement address this spring. The small liberal arts college in Boston announced Tuesday the 1973 graduate will speak at the 134th commencement ceremony on May 11. NPR's "Weekend Edition Saturday" host Scott Simon will address the graduate students. Leno hosted NBC's late-night talk show "The Tonight Show" for more than two decades before retiring in February. He was replaced by former "Saturday Night Live" star Jimmy Fallon. The 63-year-old grew up in Andover and is known for his clean, observational humor and his caricature-like facial features, which he references in his 1996 autobiography, "Leading With My Chin.

  • Nielsen's top 20 TV programs for April 14-20

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 14-20. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "NCIS," CBS, 17.12 million. 2. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 14.78 million. 3. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 14.69 million. 4. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 11.85 million. 5. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 11.82 million. 6. "The Big Bang Theory" (Thursday, 8:30 p.m.), CBS, 10.91 million. 7. "Person of Interest," CBS, 10.74 million. 8. "Scandal," ABC, 10.57 million. 9. "The Big Bang Theory" (Thursday, 8 p.m.), CBS, 9.69 million. 10. "Survivor," CBS, 9.35 million. 11. "The Good Wife," CBS, 9.15 million. 12. "60 Minutes," CBS, 8.88 million. 13. "The Men

  • 'Wicked' composer, others fight sheet music piracy

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — By now, some young musical theater fans have received an email from Stephen Schwartz asking them to stop illegally downloading sheet music from any of his shows. Or anyone's show, for that matter. The award-winning composer of the Broadway smash, "Wicked," wants people to know that it's stealing. "You wouldn't walk into a music store and walk out with a piece of music under your arm. So why would it be acceptable to do it online," Schwartz told The Associated Press Monday at an anti-piracy awareness event hosted by the Dramatists Guild. He added, "I just went to the first of the Web sites that I'm going to be emailing, and I typed my name in to see how many individual pieces of sheet music that were av

  • Summer movie preview: Bay reboots 'Transformers'

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Summer is the season of Michael Bay. As much as anyone else, Bay — in movies like "Armageddon," ''Pearl Harbor" and "Transformers" — has shaped what the summer movie is: its quick-cutting bombast, its visual-effects flourish, its capacity for mass destruction. This summer, he'll release "Transformers: Age of Extinction" (June 27), the fourth film in the franchise, with a revamped cast led by Mark Wahlberg. The 49-year-old Bay, who also produces "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (Aug. 8) later in the season, is well acquainted with the scale of the modern blockbuster. "I've been doing these movies a long time," said Bay in a recent break from the editing suite. "When all is said and done maybe 3,500 pe