• 'Home' tops 'Get Hard' at box office with $52.1M debut

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    The animated alien adventure "Home" landed in first place at the weekend box office. DreamWorks' latest animated offering featuring the voices of Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin nabbed $52.1 million in its debut weekend. The Warner Bros. comedy "Get Hard" starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart arrived in second place with $33.8 million. Last week's top movie, Lionsgate's dystopian young-adult sequel "The Divergent Series: Insurgent," slid to third place with $22.5 million. ___ The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release,

  • Man accused of exposing himself at Bricktown movie theater

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Police were called to check a disturbance and found a crowd gathered in the hallway area of the theater, where two men were holding down Ramirez. The father of the teenage girl told police Ramirez sat next to his daughter in the theater and exposed himself during the movie, according to the police report. The girl’s father and an off-duty officer took Ramirez into custody and held him until officers arrived, a police spokeswoman said. Police reported Ramirez had been drinking but was not intoxicated.

  • NCAA Tournament ratings score with Duke-Gonzaga game

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Duke-Gonzaga game on CBS drew the best overnight rating in 10 years for a Sunday NCAA Tournament regional final. The network announced Monday the 9.9 overnight rating. The Elite Eight doubleheader, including the Louisville-Michigan State game, averaged an 8.6 overnight rating/18 share, a 10 percent increase from last year. Through the Elite Eight, the NCAA Tournament is averaging 7.2/15 across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV. That's an 11 percent boost through the same period last year.

  • Attorney: Robin Williams' wife wants his wedding tuxedo

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The wife and adult children of Robin Williams agreed Monday to meet outside court to try to resolve their dispute over a tuxedo he was married in, photographs taken on his 60th birthday and other items belonging to the late actor. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Andrew Cheng told lawyers for both sides during a hearing to meet before April 10 and enlist the help of a mediator if necessary before returning to court. In papers filed in December, Susan Williams said the contents of the home she shared with Robin Williams should be excluded from the things the actor left his children from previous marriages. She also claimed some of her husband's personal items were taken without her permission.

  • 5 things to know about new 'Daily Show' anchor Trevor Noah

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — You hadn't heard of Trevor Noah before? Or maybe you recognized him as that handsome, funny guy who's made a few appearances as a correspondent on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show"? Well, now that he's been named as the successor to soon-to-be-departing host Jon Stewart, it's time to boost your Noah IQ. Here are five things to know: 1. This 31-year-old South African comedian may not be a household name in the U.S. just now, but he's pretty popular elsewhere. He tours the world, has hosted a late-night talk show in South Africa ("Tonight With Trevor Noah") and boasts 2 million Twitter followers — even without you! 2. It's not so bad if lots of people in the U.S. don't know him yet, since the right han

  • Community discussion set for "Wizard of Earthsea" in Norman

    Matthew Price | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    NORMAN —  A community discussion of the novel “A Wizard of Earthsea” will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. April 1 at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm Ave. I’ll be part of a panel of authors, scholars, and fantasy aficionados set to discuss the themes, plot devices, and ethical significance of the Ursula Le Guin […]

  • Extended interview & video: Merle Haggard talks about Oklahoma ties, making music with Willie Nelson and more before Oklahoma shows

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    A version of this story appears in Monday’s Your Life section of The Oklahoman. Merle Haggard shines on with Oklahoma benefit concert On Thursday, the hard-touring “Okie from Muskogee” singer-songwriter will begin a run of three Oklahoma performances with a fundraising show for the innovative program S.H.I.N.E. and its nonprofit foundation. Merle Haggard wasn’t born […]

  • BC-AP Entertainment and Arts Digest,2nd Ld-Writethru

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    If you have questions, please contact Shelley Acoca at sacoca@ap.org or Steve Loeper at sloeper@ap.org. Expanded AP content, beyond what appears on this wire, can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact apcustomersupport@ap.org or call 877-836-9477. For reruns of stories and questions about the best-seller lists, call the Service Desk at 800-838-4616. Times are EDT. UPDATES MONDAY, MARCH 30 TV-COMEDY CENTRAL-NOAH — Comedy Central has named Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa, as Jon Stewart's replacement on "The Daily Show." By Television Writer Frazier Moore. SENT: 575 words, photos.

  • Aaron Hernandez's fiancee: Discarded box smelled like weed

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The fiancee of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has testified in his murder trial that a box he asked her to get rid of smelled skunky and she thought it contained marijuana. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancee's sister. Shayanna Jenkins testified Monday that Hernandez told her the day after Lloyd's body was found that it was important to get rid of the box. Prosecutors have previously suggested it might have held the murder weapon, which was never found. Jenkins says she didn't look inside or ask Hernandez what was in it before throwing it away in a "random dumpster.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on March 30, 2015: Hear Mary Chapin Carpenter at Oklahoma City Community College

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Today’s featured event: Hear five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter perform at 7 tonight at the Oklahoma City Community College Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater, 7777 S May Avenue. In a recent interview with me, Carpenter promised an intimate performance by her acoustic trio, which also includes her longtime friends Jon Carroll on […]

  • Monday Catchy Quote No. 359

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    A catchy quote from a movie, TV show or other source to brighten the beginning of your week: Hiccup: Unbelievable. Valka: You’re not upset? Hiccup: What? No! I… I don’t know. I… Well, it’s a bit much to get my head around, to be frank. It’s not every day you find out your mother is […]

  • Trevor Noah set to replace Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show'

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times in recent months, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday. Noah was chosen a little more than a month after Stewart unexpectedly announced he was leaving "The Daily Show" following 16 years as the show's principal voice. New Jersey native Stewart is being replaced by the son of a black South African mother and white European father. Noah has an international presence, and hosted a late-night talk show in South Africa, "Tonight With Trevor Noah.

  • Review: 'Woman in Gold,' a remarkable story lifelessly told

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    "Woman in Gold" has a rich story to tell. The true account of Maria Altmann's fight to reclaim a famed Gustav Klimt painting of her aunt, "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I," first stolen by the Nazis and then appropriated by Austria after the war, is laced with riveting history, deep and complex emotion, and fascinating bureaucracy. Yet director Simon Curtis's rendering of Altmann's tale, though respectful and pretty, is somehow lifeless. There is almost too much here for a single movie. Curtis, who charmed with his Marilyn Monroe slice of life "My Week with Marilyn," relies on a combination of flashbacks of Maria's pre-war life in Vienna and the present day tick-tock of her legal quest to take ownership of the painting.

  • More than 30,000 people attended H&8th Friday, organizers say

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Good news, H&8th lovers! It looks like the night market is off to a strong start this year.

  • AP Exclusive: 'Daily Show' host Noah discusses his new gig

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The deal was done only last week, says Trevor Noah, the 31-year-old South African comedian who will take over "The Daily Show" from longtime host Jon Stewart. Shortly after Comedy Central made the news official Monday, Noah, on a standup comedy tour, discussed his new gig by phone from Dubai. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: How do you feel to be taking over soon from Stewart? TREVOR NOAH: I don't think of taking over. I'm joining the team. It's a huge ship that has won Emmys and Peabodys for a reason, because it's a fantastic team of writers and producers working to make that show magic. I get to be a part of that now as the host and a face, sharing that space with my fellow correspondents. I feel really confide

  • Sorry, hipsters; you can't bring selfie sticks to Coachella or Lollapalooza

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    First, museums kicked them out. Now, music festivals are doing the same. Nothing is sacred, Mashable reports. Selfie sticks, the long-feared danger to humankind, have been officially banned at Coachella andLollapalooza this year, according to the music events' websites.

  • Animal Planet lives wild with its new programming slate

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Wild thing! You make everything groovy." That half-century-old rock classic from The Troggs might serve as the theme song of Animal Planet. In a deft brand-freshening a few years ago, the channel broadened its focus from such critters as lions and tigers and bears to also embrace the human animal. It has since given new attention to humans who immerse themselves, in one way or another, in the untamed domains of their fellow animals. Hence the channel's slogan: "Live wild." "Our viewers get that we're about people now," says Marjorie Kaplan, group president of Animal Planet as well as TLC and Velocity.

  • New host of 'The Daily Show' chosen

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Trevor Noah is replacing Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, Yahoo TV reports. The South African comedian, who joined the Comedy Central staple as a senior international correspondent in December, will be filling the late-night slot at just 31 years old. His premiere date will be announced at a later time. "Trevor Noah is an enormous talent. He has an insightful and unique point of view, and most importantly, is wickedly funny," said Michele Ganeless, Comedy Central president. “For the next host of The Daily Show, we set out to find a fresh voice who can speak to our audience with a keen take on the events of the day, and we found that in Trevor. He has a huge international following and is poised to explode here in America, and we are thrilled to have him join Comedy Central.”

  • Jamie Foxx under fire for 'transphobic Bruce Jenner jokes

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The iHeartRadio Music Awards got off to a bumpy start Sunday night, as host Jamie Foxx went after Bruce Jenner — and his alleged transition into a woman — in his opening monologue, USA TODAY reports. “We have some groundbreaking performances here, too, tonight. We got Bruce Jenner, who will be here doing some musical performances. He’s doing a his-and-her duet all by himself.” “Look,” he added. “I’m just busting your balls while I still can.”

  • Robin Williams’ wife, children headed to court over estate

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Robin Williams’ widow and adult children are expected to battle in San Francisco court Monday over the late actor’s estate. Susan Schneider Williams filed a petition in December, saying his three children are claiming memorabilia that was bestowed to her. She also claimed some of her husband’s belongings were taken from their Tiburon home without permission. But the fight over the late comedian’s property may ultimately be decided by his trustees.