• Roma Downey, Mark Burnett prepare to share story of birth of early Church

    Today at 12:00 AM

    Actress Roma Downey and producer Mark Burnett visited Oklahoma City recently to talk about their new television series “A.D. The Bible Continues,” which airs on Easter Sunday on NBC.

  • The Conservatory music venue in Oklahoma City has a new manager

    Friday, March 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    The Conservatory, an all-ages, Oklahoma City music venue known for its concerts of mostly undiscovered punk and metal bands, gives off an indie atmosphere. Nick Hampson took over booking and management of the club in February.

  • Cheap Rent: It's hard out there for a print

    Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Meet the newest screen printing crew in OKC. Nathan Poppe spent three days with the Cheap Rent to see what it takes to turn a house into a home business.

  • Movie review: 'It Follows'

    Friday, March 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Movie review: In “It Follows,” after a strange sexual encounter, a teenager (Maika Monroe) has disturbing visions and the inescapable feeling that someone — or something — is after her.

  • Vin Diesel says Oscars weighted against action films


    BEIJING (AP) — Vin Diesel said Friday that the latest "Fast & Furious" film deserves a best picture Oscar but has two strikes against it when it comes to the Academy — it's an action flick and it's a sequel. "Do I shy away from aiming high? No, I don't," said the 47-year-old actor, who has appeared in virtually all of the "Fast & Furious" action films based around fast cars. He spoke to The Associated Press while in Beijing to promote the new film. "And yet we all know that there's a little stigma towards action films, we know it, we've heard people complain about it, we've heard Marvel complain about it, we've heard DC complain about it, and now Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Batman has never gotten a shot at that," he said

  • AP-NY--New York Coverage Advisory, NY


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  • Game show is lottery, Monopoly combo; Billy Gardell hosts


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It sounds like a Swiss Army knife version of a TV game show: a combination of a venerable board game, state lotteries, Las Vegas and seasoned comedian Billy Gardell as host. The result is "Monopoly Millionaires' Club," a syndicated series that its creators say draws on the board game's "iconography" — Get Out of Jail and Pass Go cards and such — while morphing it into something new and telegenic. "Watching people play Monopoly for an hour probably wouldn't be that exciting," said executive producer Kevin Belinkoff.

  • Macho Man’s road to WWE Hall of Fame went through Chicago suburb


    It’s easy to miss the Downers Grove North Hall of Fame plaque honoring class of 1971 alum “Macho Man” Randy Savage. The plaque features the pro wrestling legend’s real name (Randy Poffo) and looks just like the 60-plus other plaques in the hallway outside the school gym. Its location — near the gym door closest to the athletic department’s office, second row down from the ceiling — makes it difficult to read the eclectic accomplishments listed next to Savage’s senior photo: “Batting Average .500 in 1970 and .525 in 1971, Team won Conference Championship in 1971, Most Valuable Player — 1970 and 1971, Signed by St. Louis Cardinals in 1971, Two Time World Wrestling Federation Champion.” There is little if any tra

  • States debate whether giving tax credits to Hollywood studios outweighs benefits


    LANSING, Mich. — Michigan’s cash credits for filmmakers have lured George Clooney, Ben Affleck and Drew Barrymore to make movies and splash headlines in a state known for making cars. The Republican-led Michigan House of Representatives voted this month to end the incentives, marking the first time either legislative chamber voted to kill a program that has been challenged annually. When enacted in 2008, the uncapped rebates were the most generous among all 50 U.S. states. “It’s a horrible investment for the taxpayers of Michigan,” said state Rep. Jeff Farrington, a Republican from suburban Detroit. “It’s a fallacy that it’s bringing permanent jobs. If you gave that same money to tool-and-die companies where I

  • ‘A Wolf at the Door’ is a disturbing noir tale of obsession


    LOS ANGELES — Potent sexual attraction can be a wonderful thing, but it can also bring out the absolute worst in the people involved, as the bleak, disturbing Latin American noir “A Wolf at the Door” convincingly demonstrates. “Wolf” is the debut feature for Brazilian writer-director Fernando Coimbra. He talks in a director’s statement about his film being “a suburban Medea,” but, in fact, a better reference point than lofty Greek tragedy would be the down-to-earth novels of James M. Cain.

  • What’s opening in theaters next week


    “Furious 7” (PG-13): The seventh installment in the popular franchise pits a vengeful Jason Statham against our gang of pedal-to-the-metal heroes (including Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Michele Rodriguez and the late Paul Walker). “Effie Gray” (PG-13): Emma Thompson wrote and co-stars in this fact-based drama about the marriage between Victorian-era art critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise) and his teenage bride (Dakota Fanning). “The Hunting Ground” (PG-13): The latest documentary by Kirby Dick (“Outrage,” “The Invisible War”) investigates the large number of rape cases on college campuses that are covered up by the institutions and left unreported to authorities. ——— ©2015 Miami Herald Vi

  • Put me in: Craig T. Nelson returning as Coach Fox in sequel


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Craig T. Nelson is getting back in the coaching game for NBC. The network said that it has ordered 13 episodes of a sequel to the 1989-97 ABC sitcom "Coach" that starred Nelson as Hayden Fox, head coach of a college football team. In the new series, nearly 20 years have passed and Fox has retired from coaching, NBC said Thursday. That's until he's called in to serve as assistant coach to his grown son, the new head coach at an Ivy League school in Pennsylvania. Barry Kemp, who created the previous series, will write and serve as executive producer. Details on other casting for the sequel or an air date weren't announced. Nelson hasn't been away from TV. He co-starred in "Parenthood," which jus

  • Coyotes broadcaster charged with assault in casino incident


    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Arizona Coyotes radio analyst Nick Boynton has been hit with several charges, including assault and resisting arrest, after authorities say he became belligerent at the casino in Buffalo and bit the hand of an officer trying to subdue the former NHL defensemen. The Buffalo Police Department says the 36-year-old native of Ontario, Canada, became abusive toward patrons and security personnel at the Buffalo Creek Casino around 1:45 a.m. Thursday. Later Thursday, the Coyotes announced that the team had placed Boynton a leave of absence. Officials say Boynton remained in police custody at a Buffalo hospital Thursday night pending his arraignment Friday morning in Buffalo City Court. It couldn't be dete

  • Russian military TV station offers job to Jeremy Clarkson


    MOSCOW (AP) — A television station owned by the Russian defense ministry is offering a job to former "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson. The BBC announced Wednesday that it wouldn't renew Clarkson's contract after a fracas with a producer, ending his connection to the immensely popular program. The Zvezda TV channel published a letter to Clarkson on its website late Thursday, inviting him to visit Moscow in April and discuss launching a car show in Russia. Zvezda also quoted a Clarkson representative, saying that the offer has been forwarded to his client and that he is considering it. The Guinness Book of World Records has described "Top Gear" as the world's most widely watched factual program.

  • Stovall to recount life story, perspective at Teen Challenge banquet


    It might seem quaint to sum up a man who has more than 10 million books in print, but there’s a line that puts Jim Stovall in sharp perspective. “I’m not like other authors…” An American author, motivational speaker, former Olympian and television executive, Stovall has found a way to make himself useful, even if he can’t see how. For more than 30 years now, Stovall has done all this while living with complete blindness. On Saturday, April 11, Stovall will keynote the Teen Challenge’s annual fundraising banquet in Disney. The event serves as the primary fundraiser for Brush Creek for boys in Jay and New Lifehouse for girls in Disney.

  • Constantly evolving and taking chances, Mary Chapin Carpenter brings acoustic tour to Oklahoma City

    By Brandy McDonnell, BAM | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter is bringing her spring acoustic tour to Oklahoma City Community College Monday for a show at the Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater.

  • 10 actors who had bit parts on 'X-Files' before they got famous

    Matt Carney | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Growing up in the ‘90s, my parents would buy several hours’ worth of road trip silence (the most valuable kind of silence) from my brother, sister and I by popping a VHS tape into the mini-TV in the back of the family van, the kind that drew its power via cigarette lighter adapter. At one […]

  • Movie reviews: 'Get Hard' and 'Home'

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Quick reviews of “Get Hard” and “Home.”

  • Wonder Woman story is 'tribute to women in the military'

    BY MATTHEW PRICE | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Former Oklahoman Amy Chu writes ‘Wonder Woman’ tale, also shares ‘Strange’ sports story.

  • Movie review: 'It Follows'

    BY NATHAN POPPE | Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Movie review: In “It Follows,” after a strange sexual encounter, a teenager (Maika Monroe) has disturbing visions and the inescapable feeling that someone — or something — is after her.

  • 'Wild' star Laura Dern reflects on Oscar-nominated role

    By Gene Triplett, For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Laura Dern was cast as Bobbi, the free-spirited, upbeat survivor of an abusive marriage, and the devoted mother of Cheryl Strayed in “Wild,” starring Reece Witherspoon in the true story of a woman who healed her broken life by taking a 1,100-mile hike all alone along the rugged and often dangerous Pacific Crest Trail. The film releases Tuesday on DVD and Blu-ray.

  • Oklahoma band Q&A: Found Footage

    By Becky Carman, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Becky Carman interviewed Found Footage about being anti-promotional, Dust House’s first physical release and the freedom to change.

  • Obama talks drug war with 'The Wire' creator David Simon

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Talk of overhauling the criminal justice system is serious business — but before diving into the subject, President Barack Obama had something else he wanted to say. Obama told David Simon, creator of the acclaimed HBO series "The Wire," that he was a huge fan of the program about life in drug-plagued Baltimore. Obama and Simon sat down this week at the White House for a 12-minute discussion about the need to reduce the incarceration of nonviolent drug offenders and steps to make cities safer. A video of their conversation was played at Thursday's Bipartisan Criminal Justice Summit in Washington. Obama said "The Wire" wasn't just one of the greatest TV shows ever. He called it one of the greatest "

  • 'Downton Abbey' to end after its upcoming 6th season

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — A grand manor will close its doors to millions of weekly guests after "Downton Abbey" concludes next year. Producers of the popular British period drama on Thursday confirmed it will end after its sixth season, scheduled to air in the United States in early 2016. The series, which airs earlier in the U.K., will have its finale on Christmas Day 2015. "Our feeling is that it's good to quit while you're ahead," executive producer Gareth Neame said. "We feel the show is in incredibly strong shape, the scripts that we're working on for the upcoming season are fantastic and the show is so popular globally. But the danger with this sort of thing is to let it go on forever.