• Roseanne Barr on Bill Cosby: 'No one is surprised'

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Groundbreaking comedian Roseanne Barr says Hollywood women knew about allegations that the "great comic" Bill Cosby sexually assaulted multiple women over the years, but no one said anything, USA TODAY reports. Now she's saying something, on Access Hollywood. "We all heard it for a long time, and it surprises nobody," she said flatly, during an interview on the set Wednesday of Cristela where she was guest-starring.

  • 'Fresh Off The Boat' sitcom draws backlash after tweet

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    ABC's "Fresh Off The Boat," the first sitcom to feature an Asian American family in two decades, has run into renewed controversy a week before its debut. While the show has been praised for its potential to rebut stereotypes, its social media team flubbed when it tweeted a graphic featuring caricatures of different races underneath the phrase "We're all a little #FreshOffTheBoat."

  • Shakira gives birth to 2nd baby with Spanish football star

    Yesterday

    MADRID (AP) — Colombian pop singer Shakira says she has given birth to a boy, her second child with partner, Spanish football star Gerard Pique. In a statement on her official Twitter account Friday, Shakira, 37, said Sasha Pique Mebarak was born Thursday at 9.54 p.m. in Barcelona. The note said the name Sasha was of Greek and Russian descent and meant "defender of mankind" and "warrior." The statement said mother and baby were in excellent health. The couple's first child, Milan, a boy, was born in January 2013 in Barcelona. Shakira and 27-year-old Pique have been a couple for the past four years.

  • Miranda Lambert leads ACM Awards with 8 nominations

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Miranda Lambert is continuing her reign as contemporary country queen with eight nominations at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards. The ACMs announced Friday that Lambert is the top contender, including a nomination for entertainer of the year, pitting her against top-billing male stars Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line. Lambert is also nominated for album of the year for "Platinum," female vocalist of the year as well as vocal event and video of the year for "Somethin' Bad'" with Carrie Underwood. "Automatic," Lambert's hit single, earned her a nomination for song of the year and two nominations for single record of the year since she also co-wrote the song.

  • Interviews and video: 'Posthuman Project' opens TODAY at Oklahoma City's AMC Quail Springs

    Brandy McDonnell | Yesterday

    A version of this column appears in Friday’s Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. Oklahoma indie film ‘Posthuman Project’ gets theatrical release After a successful run on the film festival circuit, the micro-budget superhero teen drama is opening Friday at AMC Quail Springs Mall 24 for a limited release that the filmmakers are hoping will […]

  • Movie review: Oscar-nominated animated and live-action short films

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    A version of this story appears in Friday’s Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. Movie review: Oscar-nominated animated and live-action short films are screening in Oklahoma City The importance of close connections is the theme of several of the Academy Award-nominated animated and live-action short films the Oklahoma City Museum of Art is screening as […]

  • A timeline of 'Suge' Knight's legal and medical troubles

    Yesterday

    A look at Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight's troubles over the past 20 years: — 1996: Knight was sent to prison for nearly five years for badly beating a rival with rapper Tupac Shakur at a Las Vegas, Nevada, hotel. The beating came shortly before Shakur suffered fatal gunshot wounds. — 2002: Knight was jailed for violating his probation by associating with gang members in Los Angeles. — 2003: He went back to jail on a parole violation after punching a parking lot attendant outside a Hollywood nightclub. — 2005: Knight was shot in the leg during an MTV Video Music Awards pre-party in Miami. No arrests were made.

  • Movie review: 'A Most Violent Year'

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    A version of this review appears in Friday’s Weekend Live section of The Oklahoman. 3 1/2 of 4 stars. Movie Review: ‘A Most Violent Year’ Less your standard gangster thriller than a compelling character study of a man under pressure, “A Most Violent Year” builds on writer-director J.C. Chandor’s ( “Margin Call,” “All Is Lost”) […]

  • Album review: Cody Canada and The Departed “HippieLovePunk”

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    A version of this review appears in Friday’s Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman.  Cody Canada and The Departed “HippieLovePunk” (Underground Sound) For fans of: Cross Canadian Ragweed, Mike McClure, Todd Snider. Oklahoma-Texas red dirt rockers Cody Canada and The Departed make a powerful debut as a power quartet with “HippieLovePunk,” an oddball title that […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 30, 2015: Attend the closing reception for the 'Wanderlust' African art exhibit

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Today’s featured event Check out the closing reception for the group show “Wanderlust: Nomadic Interpretations of Contemporary Africa” from 6 to 10 tonight at The Project Box, The Project Box, 3003 Paseo in the historic Paseo Arts District. “Wanderlust” features more than 25 paintings, photographs and mixed-media works showcasing the richness and diversity of African […]

  • Tickets on sale to 2015 Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame induction

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    BRISTOW – Tom Skinner, Tom Paxton, Jana Jae, the late Otto Gray and His Oklahoma Cowboys, the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma and the late Sherman Halsey will be honored in March as the 2015 inductee class of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. The 2015 induction concert and ceremony is set for March 14 at […]

  • Rush to launch 40th anniversary tour May 8 in Tulsa; tickets on sale TODAY

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    TULSA — Celebrating 40 years, Rush will take its “R40 Live Tour” to 34 cities throughout North America this summer, beginning May 8 in Tulsa and finishing Aug. 1 in Los Angeles. The concerts will highlight four decades of the band’s music, and the Tulsa show will be played at the BOK Center, 200 S […]

  • Miranda Lambert adds extra ‘Platinum’ Oklahoma tour date; Tulsa tickets on sale TODAY

    Brandy McDonnell | Yesterday

    TULSA — Country music superstar and Tishomingo resident Miranda Lambert has confirmed a second Oklahoma date for her 2015 “Certified Platinum Tour.” Lambert will perform Feb. 28 at Tulsa’s BOK Center, 200 S Denver. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today and prices are set at $54.75 and $39.75 (additional fees may apply). Tulsa […]

  • Tickets on sale TODAY for 'Weird Al' Yankovic's May Oklahoma tour stops

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Fresh off the biggest year of his storied career, musical funnyman “Weird Al” Yankovic is embarking on his 2015 “Mandatory World Tour,” which includes May stops in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Slated to visit more than 100 cities throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, the tour follows the release of Weird Al’s chart-topping Grammy-nominated album, […]

  • Primus bringing Willy-Wonka inspired tour to Oklahoma City in May; tickets on sale TODAY

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Thrash-funk band Primus is bringing of world of “Pure Imagination” to Oklahoma City with its “Primus and the Chocolate Factory” tour. The band’s eighth studio album with be a full “funhouse mirror” cover of the soundtrack to the 1971 musical movie “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” The LP, titled “Primus and the Chocolate Factory […]

  • Israeli conductor collapses at Swiss concert, dies

    Yesterday

    BERLIN (AP) — Organizers of a Swiss music festival say Israeli conductor Israel Yinon collapsed during a performance and died. Yinon was conducting a piece by Richard Strauss on Thursday night when he collapsed, said Marc Reinhardt, a spokesman for the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, whose students were performing. Reinhardt told The Associated Press on Friday an audience member tried to save Yinon, but he died in the ambulance on his way to a hospital. He had no details on what caused Yinon to collapse. The 59-year-old conductor had previously led the students of the Jungen Philharmonie Zentralschweiz orchestra in concerts in 2009 and 2012.

  • Cosmosphere's planetarium to undergo complete renovation

    Yesterday

    HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The Cosmosphere's is planning a complete renovation for its Justice Planetarium. The Hutchinson-based facility announced Thursday in a news release that the planetarium will close its doors Feb. 2 for the planned upgrades. It is expected to reopen April 12. Upgrades include the installation of a new digital projection system that it says will transform the venue into a state-of-the-art facility. The new projection system will utilize the planetarium's full dome for all programs and imagery. It also has the ability to link via the Internet to other planetariums, observatories and telescopes around the world in real time. Other improvements include new carpet, seats, electric and sound, LED

  • James Franco tries to move beyond "The Interview"

    Yesterday

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Almost two months after the hack heard 'round the world, James Franco is trying and ready to move past "The Interview." The restless, multi-hyphenate artist has made a noble attempt to refocus his attentions. Franco has three movies playing in Park City this week_two at the Sundance Film Festival and one at Slamdance, the even indie-er festival just up the street_but the dramatic circumstances surrounding "The Interview" remained the only thing that people wanted to talk about even if he insists that "it's kind of over." Sundance might seem worlds away from the Sony hack and Hollywood intrigue, but "The Interview" loomed large throughout the week and Franco's team was keenly aware.

  • Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an Oscar-nominated songwriter and one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81. McKuen died Thursday morning at a rehabilitation center in Beverly Hills, California, where he had been treated for pneumonia and had been ill for several weeks and was unable to digest food, his half-brother Edward McKuen Habib said. Until his sabbatical in 1981, McKuen was an astonishingly successful and prolific force in popular culture, turning out hundreds of songs, poems and records.

  • Cardinals' Peterson wins Madden Bowl over Eagles' McCoy

    Yesterday

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rain drenched the Madden Bowl party but didn't keep partygoers from being glued to the action on screens and mingling with the NFL stars in attendance. Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson won the event, an annual celebration of the popular Electronic Arts video game. Peterson's team defeated reigning Madden champion LeSean McCoy in a digital match that mimicked the NFL playoffs when an official review overturned a touchdown run by McCoy's team. During the playoffs, an officials' call led to the elimination of the Dallas Cowboys from the playoffs.




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