• Oklahoma woman to compete in American Horsewoman's Challenge

    By Josh Wallace, For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    The American Horsewoman’s Challenge is this weekend at the Lazy E Arena near Guthrie.

  • Musical of 'Doctor Zhivago' coming to Broadway

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest version of "Cinderella" will soon disappear from the Broadway Theatre, but another sweepingly romantic musical is ready to take its place — "Doctor Zhivago." Producers said Wednesday that the tale of five intertwined lovers set during final days of Czarist Russia will be led by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, who also directed "Jersey Boys." Casting is to be announced soon. Previews will begin March 27 with an opening on April 21. The musical made its world premiere in 2006 under McAnuff's direction at the La Jolla Playhouse in California. In 2011, a revised "Doctor Zhivago" opened at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney.

  • Wednesday Video Spotlight: Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Nettles, Idina Menzel, Michael W. Smith and more to perform at 2014 "CMA Country Christmas"

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    The Country Music Association is planning to celebrate the holiday season with another televised Christmas concert. Some of the most powerful and emotionally moving voices in music come together to celebrate the holidays on “CMA Country Christmas,” which tapes in front of a live audienceat 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 at the Bridgestone Arena in […]

  • AC/DC's Malcolm Young has dementia, family says

    Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    (RollingStone.com) -- The family of founding AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has confirmed the illness that forced the 61-year-old to quit the band. "Malcolm is suffering from dementia and the family thanks you for respecting their privacy," they said in a statement, according to People.

  • 'Big Brother' star reveals he is HIV positive

    Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    (CNN) -- When "Evel Dick" Donato left "Big Brother 13" during filming, he cited only "personal reasons" for his decision. He's now revealing the reason for his exit: He is HIV positive. The winner of "Big Brother 8" shared his revelation on an episode of the VH1 reality series "Couples Therapy" set to air Wednesday. Donato and his girlfriend, Stephanie Rogness-Fischer, are cast members on the show, and in a clip he is seen discussing wanting to come clean about his diagnosis -- which she is adamantly against doing.

  • Facebook apologizes to drag queens for name policy

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is apologizing to drag queens and the transgender community for deleting accounts that used drag names like Lil Miss Hot Mess rather than legal names such as Bob Smith. The world's biggest online social network caught heat recently when it deleted several hundred accounts belonging to self-described drag queens, other performers and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Facebook has long required its users to go by their "real names" on the site for security purposes, to stand out from other social networks and so it can better target advertising to people. Now, the company says the spirit of its policy doesn't mean a person's legal name but "the authentic name they use in real

  • Tony Bennett sets mark as oldest act with No. 1 LP

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Even at age 88, Tony Bennett is still reaching No. 1 on the charts. The singer is once again the oldest performer with a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 for "Cheek to Cheek," his jazz duets collaboration with Lady Gaga. "Cheek to Cheek" sold more than 131,000 copies since its release last week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, edging ahead of new albums by Kenny Chesney and Barbra Streisand. The placement gives Bennett his second No. 1 overall and Gaga her third consecutive No. 1 album. Bennett established the previous record of 85 years old with the 2011 release of "Duets II," an album that included a song with Lady Gaga. "Cheek to Cheek" also landed at No. 1 on the jazz albums and traditional j

  • LeBron to Produce and Star in New Television Series

    Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    LeBron James has a childhood story unlike anyone else's. He hasn't been shy about sharing it, especially of late, as he returns to his Ohio roots to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now it will be the subject of the pilot for a new series called Becoming, developed by his Springhill Production Company along with ESPN Films, premiering Sunday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. ET on Disney XD.

  • Attendance up at Roosevelt site after Burns series

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Attendance increased dramatically at the FDR Presidential Library and Home in Hyde Park, New York, around the time that Ken Burns' documentary series on the Roosevelts aired on public television. The FDR National Historic Site sold 10,500 tickets from Sept. 14-30, up 24 percent from the same time period in 2013, according to spokesman Clifford Laube. Sales at the library and museum's New Deal Store increased nearly 40 percent during Sept. 14-20, the week the film aired, compared with the same week in 2013, Laube said. The attraction's website had 65,300 visitors that week, compared to just 8,700 the same week last year.

  • Tracy Morgan: I can't believe Walmart is blaming me

    Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    (CNN) -- Walmart's response Monday to a lawsuit filed by Tracy Morgan over the car crash that left him in critical condition elicited a response of its own on Tuesday from the recovering comedian -- and it doesn't sound like he's laughing. "I can't believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they caused," the former "Saturday Night Live" star said in a statement.

  • Bieber, Kardashian, Vuitton $100M venue wrap Paris

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — Louis Vuitton's show caused traffic chaos early Wednesday with photographers clambering to get the must-have shot of guests Jennifer Connelly, Selena Gomez, Sofia Coppola and Michelle Williams. Designer Nicolas Ghesquiere's only second ready-to-wear collection since Marc Jacobs' departure last year, was an ode to the '60s. It moved the storied house in a younger direction. But the sparkling celebrities and clothes were, alas, victim to the biggest fashion upstaging of the season. The culprit: one a gargantuan prima donna that will outlive them all — the brand-new, hundred-million dollar Louis Vuitton Foundation art museum and cultural center.

  • 'Gilmore Girls,' 'Sleepless in Seattle' and More: What's New on Netflix in October

    Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    It's Oct. 1 and that means Netflix has added some great shows and movies to its catalog. From classic like "Rain Man," to shows from your childhood like "Gilmore Girls," this month is definitely one poised for gathering around the TV, the computer or your tablet to watch some amazing entertainment, according to The Washington Post. Check out the complete list...

  • Schuller's grandson launches new 'Hour of Power'

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — The grandson of televangelist Robert H. Schuller will follow in his grandfather's footsteps with an hour-long religious TV program called "Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller." The reformatted program will be similar to the "Hour of Power" televangelist show made famous by his grandfather. The first installment will air Sunday. The younger Schuller has also been named lead pastor of Shepherd's Grove church, which will continue his grandfather's vision. The glass-paned Crystal Cathedral that the elder Schuller founded in California was sold to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange in 2010 after Crystal Cathedral Ministries declared bankruptcy. The elder Schuller resigned from the church b

  • GLAAD study: Gay depictions increase on TV

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television has increased its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a study released Wednesday by the advocacy group GLAAD. Networks are promoting the understanding of gay lives with some of the most inclusive programs yet, but should "strive to include significant transgender content," said Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD, which advocates for the inclusion of LGBT characters and stories in media, in a statement. Transgender characters are featured on cable and Internet fare such as the online series "Orange Is the New Black" from Netflix and "Transparent" from Amazon.

  • LeBron James bringing his story to TV series

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is hoping to motivate kids by telling his own inspiring story. The NBA superstar is co-producing a half-hour TV series called "Becoming," which will showcase the journeys of some of today's top athletes. The pilot focuses on James, his struggles growing up in a single-parent home in Akron, Ohio and his rise to become one of the world's best basketball players. The show premieres Oct. 26 on Disney XD. It's co-produced by Springhill Productions, James' company operated by close friend and business partner Maverick Carter, and ESPN Films. James says he was inspired as a kid by Michael Jordan, Deion Sanders and Allen Iverson. "Sports and athletes were my inspiration growing up," he said

  • Final 'Twilight' Film Wasn't Exactly the End of Series

    Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Two years after Lions Gate released the fifth and supposedly final installment of its “Twilight” movie series, the studio has devised an unusual franchise-rekindling effort — and it may hold clues about Facebook’s future in Hollywood, according to The New York Times. Lions Gate and Stephenie Meyer, the creator of the vampires-and-werewolves “Twilight” saga, on Tuesday announced plans to select five aspiring female directors to make short films based on “Twilight” characters. The mini-movies, financed by Lions Gate and its production partners, will be shown exclusively on Facebook next year. “We think Facebook is a great way for us to introduce the world of ‘Twilight’ to a whole new audience while re-energizing existing fans,” Michael Burns, Lions Gate’s vice chairman, said in an interview.

  • Docs Don't Know if Tracy Morgan Will Perform Again

    Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Tracy Morgan suffered a debilitating brain injury in the deadly June limo crash he survived — and his career could be in jeopardy, his lawyer revealed Tuesday night. PageSix.com reports the 45-year-old funnyman is undergoing rigorous rehab including daily speech, cognitive, vocational and physical therapies in an attempt to get his life back since the New Jersey accident left him wheelchair-bound. When asked if the “30 Rock” comic will ever perform again, his lawyer, Benedict Morelli, said, “The jury’s still out.” “The doctors don’t know the answer. I don’t know the answer,” he added.

  • Joy Behar to debut a 1-woman show in New York

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Joy Behar may have left "The View" but she's not finished offering her views on everything. The comedian will star in a solo theater show "Me, My Mouth and I" at the Cherry Lane Theatre this fall. Previews begin Nov. 6 with an opening set for Nov. 23. The show will take audiences from Behar's childhood in Brooklyn to her stint on "The View." According to the comedian: "This is a good time to take stock of my shenanigans." Behar was one of the first co-hosts of "The View" and ended her run earlier this year after 17 years. She has appeared in the film "Manhattan Murder Mystery" and onstage off-Broadway in "The Food Chain" and "The Vagina Monologues." ___ Online: http://www.cherrylanet

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Oct. 1, 2014: Hear Gov’t Mule at the Diamond Ballroom

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Today’s featured event: Hear Southern rockers Gov’t Mule’s at 8 tonight at the Diamond Ballroom, 8001 S Eastern Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. Gov’t Mule is on the road this summer with their “20 Years Strong” tour, celebrating two decades of the legendary band. Founding guitarist Warren Haynes and Co. are touring behind their […]

  • deadCenter Film Festival visiting Bartlesville today

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    BARTLESVILLE – The deadCENTER Film Festival will visit Bartlesville today for a one-day festival from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Theater Bartlesville, 312 S Dewey Ave. The festival will include a community workshop and two screenings. All activities are free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to register at www.theaterbartlesville.com. DCFF is […]