• 10 picks for entertainment this Valentine's Day weekend in OKC-area

    Today at 12:00 AM

    It may not change your life, but an entertaining Valentine’s Day date certainly can affect your romantic prospects. Here are 10 promising events happening this weekend around Oklahoma City.

  • Movie review: 'Deadpool'

    Today at 12:00 AM

    "Deadpool" is the trillionth Marvel comic book movie adaptation and first blockbuster of the year. It's also a borderline "Looney Tunes" cartoon. Think vigilante Bugs Bunny in a red suit. With lotsa guns.

  • Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Charlie Wilson and more with Oklahoma ties contend for Grammys

    Today at 12:00 AM

    When the 58th Annual Grammy Awards are handed out Monday, several contenders have Oklahoma ties.

  • Script to upcoming play 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' to be published in book form

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 01:40 PM

    Scholastic announced today that it will publish the script to the upcoming play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" in book form later this year, with a concurrent eBook version to be published on Pottermore.com.  "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I & II," by J.K. Rowling and Jack Thorne, will be released on July 31, 2016, according to EW.com. July 31 is Harry’s birthday, according to Rowling's incredibly popular seven-book series. As previously reported, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," a play in two parts, officially opens at the Palace Theatre London in July 2016, with preview performances from late May 2016.


  • Berlin Film Festival jury questioned over diversity

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin International Film Festival became embroiled Thursday in the debate about diversity in the movie industry, with jury president Meryl Streep dismissing questions about the all-white panel by telling reporters that "we're all Africans, really." Streep, who heads a festival film jury for the first time, said she was committed to equality and inclusion "of all genders, races, ethnicities, religions." The seven-member jury also includes German actor Lars Eidinger, British film critic Nick James, French photographer Brigitte Lacombe, British actor Clive Owen, Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher and Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska.

  • Arkansas justice cites Johnny Cash in dissent over cash bail

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A ruling that defendants can be required to pay their bail in cash drew objections Thursday from Arkansas' Supreme Court chief justice, who cited a man who had strong opinions about the legal system: Johnny Cash. Interim Chief Justice Howard Brill cited Cash's song "Starkville City Jail" in a dissent, saying the court's majority was wrong to deny a defendant's objection to a $300,000 cash-only bail in an aggravated assault and domestic battery case. "After being arrested for trespassing and picking flowers, Johnny Cash spent the night in the Starkville City Jail," Brill wrote. "His ballad suggests he was not taken before a magistrate or given the opportunity to be released on bail.

  • Movie review: 'Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong'

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    It’s hard to watch Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong, in which a man and a woman meet randomly in a major city and talk their way into a deeper relationship, and not think of Richard Linklater’s lovestruck Before Sunrise. By that considerable yardstick, this less incisive romance comes up short. Yet, as both a valentine to new love and Hong Kong’s Cantonese cosmopolitanism, it’s a breezily enjoyable and heartfelt travelogue. Real-life husband and wife Bryan Greenberg (How to Make It In America, One Tree Hill) and Jamie Chung (Once Upon a Time) are Josh and Ruby, American ex-pats who meet on the street outside a bar when she needs directions.

  • Review: Ryan Reynolds is a riot in 'Deadpool'

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) isn’t afraid of a fight. In fact, he relishes the prospect of busting heads — or worse. And fortunately for him, the world is full of bad guys. It’s just a matter of deciding who to take on. A prime candidate is Ajax (Ed Skrein), the mad scientist responsible for transforming Deadpool from a head-turning hunk into a guy forced to hide his disfigured visage behind a mask. Before his fateful encounter with Ajax, Deadpool was Wade Wilson, a cynical but likable mercenary who’d found his soul mate in a cynical but likable prostitute named Vanessa (Morena Baccarin).

  • Movie review: 'How To Be Single'

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Like a box of generic chocolates purchased with little thought, How To Be Single is being dumped into theaters on Valentine’s Day weekend, a cynical counterprogramming ploy for those couples who won’t be making Deadpool part of date night. What seems in its trailers to be a tart antidote to the typical rom-com treacle turns out to be anything but. It’s a rom-com with more cursing and substance abuse than is generally found in these PG-13 cream puffs, in an effort to seem edgy. What’s most frustrating is the near-total waste of an appealing cast, led by Dakota Johnson (who, after suffering through Valentine’s Day weekend last year with Fifty Shades of Grey, must be developing PTSD around Cupid), Leslie Mann, Alison B

  • APNewsBreak: NBC, USA Network discuss Beverly Hills dog show

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The dogs are going Hollywood. A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that NBC and USA Network are talking to the Kennel Club of Beverly Hills about televising its annual dog show. The person spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because no contract has been signed. NBC has scored big with its Thanksgiving Day broadcast of the National Dog Show, drawing 26.5 million viewers for its telecast last November and a subsequent re-airing. The next Beverly Hills dog show is scheduled for June, likely too soon for a national broadcast.

  • 'Tiny Dancer' will never be the same after you hear 'Hold Me Closer, Bernie Sanders'

    Published: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    New York musician Mel Flannery and her husband, Danny Sher have put their talents into "Hold Me Closer, Bernie Sanders," a song that's a Sanders-centric take on the Elton Johnclassic "Tiny Dancer," USA TODAY reports.

  • Director of Northwest Museum of Arts is fired

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The trustees of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane have voted to remove Forrest Rodgers as the museum's executive director. The vote occurred Wednesday evening. Board president Toni Pessemier is declining to comment on the firing, calling it a personnel matter. The board named John Moredo-Burich as interim director. Moredo-Burich has worked as the museum for more than a year as director of museum experience. This is not the first time Rodgers has been fired. In 2012, the MAC board ousted him shortly after he was hired. He regained his job three months later.

  • Colorado gun shop owner charged with illegally selling guns

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — A Colorado gun shop owner who appeared on the reality show "American Guns" is accused of illegally selling firearms after losing his license. U.S. Attorney John Walsh announced Thursday that 52-year-old Richard Wyatt was indicted by a grand jury on conspiracy and tax charges and dealing guns on Tuesday. According to the indictment, Wyatt surrendered his firearms license in April 2012 for unspecified violations of federal laws and regulations. He allegedly continued to sell guns from his suburban Denver shop by conspiring with another gun shop that had a license. Prosecutors allege that after customers paid for guns at Wyatt's shop they were sent to the other shop to fill out background check paperwork and pick

  • Judge: Man is fugitive former child TV host from Louisiana

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge ruled Thursday that a former Cub Scout leader in the San Diego area is the former child television show host "Mr. Wonder," who fled Louisiana in 1979 amid allegations that he sexually abused children on a camping trip. The decision sets the stage for Frank John Selas III, 76, to be extradited to Louisiana, where he is wanted on two counts of obscene behavior with a juvenile. Authorities say he settled in the San Diego area by 1985 and legally changed his name to Frank Szeles.

  • Review: In 'How to Be Single,' a rom-com quest for me time

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Momentarily untied from "50 Shades of Grey" and its planned sequels, Dakota Johnson is again looking for love in "How to Be Single," a mild and fittingly discombobulated ode to singlehood that plays like a "Sex and the City" spinoff. We're back in that rom-com bastion — New York: the fairy tale, cobblestoned version — with a quartet of female archetypes who live in questionably affordable Manhattan apartments, and in a story that revolves around one character (Johnson) prone to occasional inner-monologue narration. The connection isn't kismet; "How to Be Single" is based on the 2008 novel by Liz Tuccillo, a former "Sex and the City" writer.

  • Peyton Manning has a little fun with little brother Eli

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Peyton Manning had a little fun with little brother Eli's sad face at the Super Bowl during an appearance on NBC's "Tonight Show." Peyton said he understood why Eli wasn't elated like other relatives in the luxury suite at Levi's Stadium who were jumping and celebrating after Denver's late touchdown sealed the Broncos' 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers. He said Eli had his game face on. "Eli and I have always supported each other. I think Eli was analyzing the game and kind of into the game like I would be as if he were playing it. And so he was just as happy," Peyton told host Jimmy Fallon during the show that aired Wednesday night.

  • Trump settles lawsuit against Univision

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump and Univision said Thursday they have resolved the lawsuit that the Republican presidential contender filed after the company decided last summer not to broadcast the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants. Trump owned the pageants at the time, and has since sold them. Univision dropped plans to televise the contests following remarks Trump made about Mexicans during the announcement of his presidential candidacy. The New York developer, making a promise to build a wall on the nation's Southern border, had said that Mexicans had sent some criminals illegally into the U.S. Univision claimed Trump had "offended millions" with his comments.

  • George Clooney hopes to meet Merkel to discuss refugees

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — Actor George Clooney says he plans to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the situation in Syria, which has contributed to the surge in refugees coming to Europe over the past year. Clooney told reporters at the Berlin Film Festival on Thursday that the movie industry is sometimes slow to react to events in the news. The Hollywood star was asked whether he plans to make a sequel to his 2005 political thriller "Syriana" that would reflect the turmoil that has shaken the Middle East since then. Clooney said telling those stories would be "tough" but necessary. Clooney said he will meet with Merkel on Friday to ask "what messages and what things we can do and the things that we can help wi

  • APTOPIX Germany Berlin Film Festival 2016

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Actress Tilda Swinton arrives at the red carpet for "Hail, Caesar!" the opening film of the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.

  • APTOPIX Germany Berlin Film Festival 2016

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Actress Tilda Swinton arrives at the red carpet for "Hail, Caesar!" the opening film of the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.

  • ‘Star Wars’ film production company sued for Harrison Ford accident

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Harrison Ford’s accident on the set of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens: is coming back to wreak havoc on Foodles Production, a British subsidiary of the Walt Disney Co. In 2014, Ford suffered a broken leg on the set, after being struck by a hydraulic door aboard his character Han Solo’s famed ship, the Millennium Falcon. The accident caused the actor, who was 71 at the time, to be airlifted from Buckinghamshire to Oxford to undergo surgery for the fracture. On Thursday, British Health and Safety Executive announced their intent to prosecute Foodles Production on four charges of violating workplace health and safety laws. “By law, employers must take reasonable steps to protect workers.

  • BRIEF: Vote in our alternative Oscar poll

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Hollywood pundits are chattering about which nominee will win the Academy Award for best picture, but we have other movie issues on our minds: Like what was the best performance by a Kansas Citian? Paul Rudd became a superhero in “Ant-Man,” but Jason Sudeikis got charming in “Sleeping With Other People.” And did you notice how many movies featured bears? Ted got a sequel, Paddington got a starring role, and a CGI grizzly nearly stole the show in “The Revenant.” Tell us your favorites in our alternative Oscar poll, where we ask you about 10 unusual categories, plus the big races in the real competition. . You have until the end of the day Feb. 22. We’ll publish the results that week, leading up to Oscar night Feb

  • Familiar Stars Hollow faces back for 'Gilmore Girls' reboot

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some familiar Stars Hollow faces will be on hand for the "Gilmore Girls" reboot. Netflix says that the four-episode series will include Milo Ventimiglia as Jess Mariano and Matt Czuchry as Logan Huntzberger. Also returning are Liza Weil as Paris Geller and Yanic Truesdale as Michel Gerard, Netflix said Wednesday. They'll be joining previously announced stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, who are reprising their roles as mom Lorelai and daughter Rory from the 2000 to 2007 broadcast network series. Original cast members Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Keiko Agena and Sean Gunn also will be part of the new series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and set in the fictional Connecticut town of Sta

  • Perfect for the weekend _ a well-seasoned, low and slow lamb

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    I love lamb in all its guises: lamb chops, lamb stew, rack of lamb, ground lamb, souvlaki... You name it, I dig it. But my favorite is a big old leg of lamb, seasoned and roasted, with each succulent slice landing on the plate like a steak unto itself. At the supermarket, you have a choice. Leg of lamb is available on the bone or off the bone and butterflied (in which form it's scored to an even thickness). Buying it on the bone has two advantages. The first has to do with taste; the meat next to the bone is sure to be moist. The second has to do with presentation; serving leg of lamb on the bone is an act of drama. (I imagine a medieval feast with everyone sitting around the leg of lamb.) But carving a leg of lamb on the bon




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