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  • Emmy hopefuls play the angles to nab trophies

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — If it walks like a drama and talks like a drama and yet calls itself a comedy, that's just fine with the Emmy Awards. But the audience for Monday's ceremony (8 p.m. EDT, NBC) may suffer momentary confusion when, say, the Netflix women's prison saga "Orange Is the New Black" pops up as a nominee for best comedy series. While the Emmys have included category-busters before, the 66th prime-time contest is an especially freewheeling one. "The Emmys are being loosey-goosey about category placement," said Tom O'Neil, author of "The Emmys" reference book and organizer of the Gold Derby awards website.

  • Miley Cyrus Returning to MTV VMAs

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    It's official! Miley Cyrus will be at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, but are her twerking and tonguing days behind her? The former Hannah Montana star shocked everyone this past year when she hit the VMA stage to sing "We Can't Stop," which then led to her grinding up on Robin Thicke (who was very married to Paula Patton at the time) during his "Blurred Lines" performance. PHOTOS: Craziest MTV VMA Styles Ever Continue reading...

  • Julianne Hough dances back to 'Dancing' as judge

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Dancing With the Stars" says two-time champion Julianne Hough is returning to the ballroom as a judge this season. She will preside alongside Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. After serving as a company dancer-choreographer, Hough left the show in 2009 to focus on acting and music. Her films include "Safe Haven," ''Paradise," ''Rock of Ages" and the 2011 remake of "Footloose." She released a best-selling album in 2008. "Dancing With the Stars" is hosted by Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews. Its new season launches Sept. 15 on ABC.

  • Julianne Hough Will Be the 4th Judge on 'Dancing with the Stars'

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    From competitor to judge! Julianne Hough, 26, is returning to Dancing with the Stars next month, where she'll be joining Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli at the judges table. PHOTOS: The Complete Dancing with the Stars Winners List Continue reading...

  • Matthew McConaughey to pitch for Lincoln brand

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is the new spokesman for Ford's luxury Lincoln brand. Lincoln says McConaughey will appear in a series of TV and digital ads featuring Lincoln's new small SUV, the MKC. McConaughey has a multiyear contract with the brand. The actor says in a statement that he is a longtime admirer of Lincoln. In his 2011 movie "The Lincoln Lawyer," McConaughey stars as an attorney who works out of the back of a 1988 Lincoln Town Car.

  • Robin Williams' ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Robin Williams ‘ cause of death is still “pending investigation,” but has exclusively learned the iconic actor’s ashes were scattered in the San Francisco Bay. Williams was cremated and his ashes were scattered in the San Francisco Bay just one day after his death, on August 12.

  • Carson Daly Welcomes New Daughter London Rose

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Looks like Savannah Guthrie's daughter will have a playmate at the TODAY show set! The morning show announced Thursday that Carson Daly and Siri Pinter welcomed a new baby girl named London Rose Daly on Wednesday evening. She weighs 8 lbs. 11 oz. and is 22 inches long. NEWS: Savannah Guthrie Is a New Mom! (PHOTOS) Continue reading...

  • Vampire Weekend member makes a Broadway play sing

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The music playing when you first file into the Cort Theatre to see "This Is Our Youth" is no mere canned, off-the-shelf tune. It's an original by a Grammy Award winner. Rostam Batmanglij, the guitarist, keyboardist and co-writer for alt-music darlings Vampire Weekend, is making his Broadway debut — albeit only sonically — alongside Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson. "I try to take every project — whether it's an album, making just one song or doing a score like this — and enjoy it for what the limitation are and how that sets you free in other ways," says Batmanglij, whose "Modern Vampires of the City" won the Grammy this year for best alternative album.

  • Amy Winehouse to be commemorated with statue

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Amy Winehouse is to be commemorated with a statue in the London neighborhood where she lived and worked. The late singer's family says the statue will be unveiled in Camden Town on Sept. 14, her 31st birthday. The bronze likeness by Scott Eaton will stand in Camden's bustling market, which draws tourists from around the world with its food, craft and clothing outlets and street performers. It had initially been slated for outside the nearby Roundhouse concert hall. But the singer's father, Mitch Winehouse, said Thursday that the new site would be more accessible for fans. He said that "now Amy will oversee the comings and goings of her home town forever." The beehived diva died at her Camden home i

  • Bring on the screams: 5 MTV VMA boy band moments

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Get ready for another potential OMG boy band moment: 5 Seconds of Summer is about to make its debut on the MTV Video Music Awards. The Australian pop-punk-loving quartet of tousle-haired hunks (whose members don't consider themselves a boy band) will make its debut Sunday on MTV's over-the-top annual celebration. Boy bands have a long history of VMAs hysteria and much-hyped appearances (think 'N Sync and its 2013 reunion rumors). 5SOS rides the release of a hit album and an opening gig on One Direction's stadium tour into its appearance at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

  • 'Oklahoma purge' threat: Serious or silly?

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    It’s an Internet threat making its way around the country, and now it’s hitting Oklahoma, says KOCO, in the form of an Internet flier calling for the “Oklahoma purge.” It’s in reference to the 2013 movie by the same name where all crime, including murder, is legal for one night, and, according to the flier, the Oklahoma purge will take place on ...

  • Justin Bieber Finally Shaves That Mustache

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    "Baby" singer Justin Bieber took a razor to his baby mustache, and thought this deemed an Instagram video. Sharing not one, but two selfie posts on Wednesday of him removing his facial hair, the 20-year-old announced to his 19+ million Instagram followers as he was covered in shaving cream, "Okay, here we go." RELATED: Jared Leto Gets a Shave from Jimmy Fallon Continue reading...

  • Jared Leto Gets a Shave and a 'Staredown' from Jimmy Fallon

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Jimmy Fallon gives us two more reasons to swoon over Jared Leto. The Oscar winner showed up on Wednesday's Tonight Show with a little too much beard for Fallon's preferences. "I have one thing to say if you want any advice. Take the beard down just a little bit," the late-night host suggested to Leto. Agreeing with him, the Dallas Buyers Club star quipped back with a Jesus joke, saying, "Actually, I've been thinking about that. I've been asked to do a lot of resurrections lately. It's tiring." Continue reading...

  • Laverne Cox hopes to inspire with life story

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Laverne Cox realizes she is having a winning moment as a transgender actor in entertainment — including a recent Emmy nomination — and she hopes her story will continue to inspire others. "It gives me hope that anything is possible. I'm a black trans woman from Alabama raised by a single mother from a working class background. And I think in a lot of ways, my story is what this country is about and should be about," Cox said in an interview Wednesday. "There's a lot of strife going on in the world right now, particularly (for) the folks in Ferguson, Missouri — sending love to them — that I think we need a sense of hope and possibility," she added. "We need a lot of love and I hope my story inspires p

  • Emmy's Throwback: Couples of the Red Carpet

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    The Emmys are not only television's biggest night, but they're also a big date night for some of the hottest couples in Hollywood. With the 66th annual Primetime Emmys upon us, we're looking back at the A-list pairs who once blissfully walked the Emmy's red carpet together.

  • 8 Fictional Bands We Wish Were Real

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Some movies and television shows have fictional bands with songs that are so delightfully catchy, we actually bought their album. We're breaking down the top eight fictional bands we wish were real.

  • Science Museum Oklahoma closes out summer with 'Star Wars'-themed event

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Kids were able to dress up as their favorite “Star Wars” characters during Science Museum Oklahoma’s Bright Night of “Star Wars.”

  • Norman Ballet Company seeks dancers for 'Oklahoma Nutcracker'

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Children and adults can schedule auditions for Sunday for “The Oklahoma Nutcracker,” a holiday tradition in Norman.

  • Midsummer Nights' Fair to open Friday in Norman

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    The annual two-day Midsummer Nights’ Fair will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Lions Park in Norman.

  • Art review: 'Contemporary Tintypes' by Mark Zimmerman has timeless feel at Oklahoma Capitol show

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    “Contemporary Tintypes” by Mark Zimmerman has an old-fashioned, nearly timeless feel at a Oklahoma Capitol show.