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  • Kristen Bell gets back to her 'Hair' roots

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Before she was Princess Anna in "Frozen" or even Veronica Mars, Kristen Bell was a musical theater geek. Now she's letting her roots show. Bell is starring in the irreverent, anti-establishment rock musical "Hair" at the 18,000-seat Hollywood Bowl amphitheater in Los Angeles for three shows starting Friday. "Performing again onstage is wonderful — especially at a venue like the Bowl. It's enormous, dynamic and terrifying," she wrote this week via email.

  • Prison for fraudster who lied about booking Bieber

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man who stole millions of dollars from clients by falsely promising to book performances by world-famous recording artists like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced the sentencing of 39-year-old Meceo McEaddy on Tuesday. His co-defendant, 48-year-old Sylvester Vincent Carroll, of New Jersey, was sentenced this month to three to nine years in prison. Both pleaded guilty to multiple counts of grand larceny, scheme to defraud and other charges. Vance says the two stole about $3.7 million from party planners around the world.

  • Iggy Azalea Joins 'Fast & Furious 7'

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Fast & Furious 7 just got a little fancier. Vin Diesel broke the news that Australian rapper Iggy Azalea stars in the action sequel. "Iggy Azalea and I just worked together two weeks ago," the 47-year-old actor leaked while chatting on SkyrockFM about his new movie Guardians of the Galaxy. RELATED: Michelle Rodriguez Dedicates Fast 7 to Paul Walker Continue reading...

  • Check Out These 11 New Pulse-Pounding 'Maze Runner' Posters

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    New posters for the upcoming Young Adult sci-fi thriller The Maze Runner were released Tuesday, and we get a glimpse at what the world is like when you're running for your life. Based on the young adult novel by author James Dashner, The Maze Runner follows Thomas, one member of a group of boys trapped within the walls of a giant maze, and with no memory of his life or the outside world. GALLERY: Check Out Hollywood's Hottest Movie Posters! Continue reading...

  • Beyonce Combats Divorce Rumors With Sweet Pic Of Jay Z and Blue Ivy

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Power couple Beyonce and Jay Z have been at the center of a recent storm of rumors that say the duo are headed toward divorce, but you wouldn't know that from looking at Beyonce's Instagram. On Tuesday, the 32-year-old Drunk In Love singer struck back against the gossip by posting a pic of her 44-year-old husband carrying their two-year-old daughter Blue Ivy on the beach. She wrote: "My favorite hue is JayZ Blue." Beyonce and Jay Z have both been keeping a tight lid on addressing the reports pertaining to the status of their marriage. Speculation that their relationship is on the rocks exploded in May when the diva's sister Solange Knowles, 28, was seen on an elevator surveillance camera attacking Jay Z after

  • ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack. Smith's commentary occurred during a discussion on ESPN2's "First Take" last Friday about the NFL's two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice following charges he assaulted his now-wife. The remarks attracted widespread attention, including a stinging rebuke online from a fellow ESPN personality. Smith issued an on-air apology Monday, saying it was the most egregious mistake of his career. A day later, ESPN took action.

  • Lea Michele Looks Super Excited To Be Shooting Her 'Sons Of Anarchy' Scenes

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    Have you been excited to see what Lea Michele's character on the dark and gritty Sons Of Anarchy is going to look like? Well, we finally have an answer! Actually, she still looks pretty chipper. I guess once you have musical theater in your heart, it's hard to get that smile off your face. Continue reading...

  • Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park could call Paseo Arts District its permanent home

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    The Paseo Arts District could become the new permanent home to Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park.

  • Jill Simpson to step down as Oklahoma's film and music office director

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Simpson said past decade has been filled with hard-won progress

  • Dance party celebrates reading at Norman library

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Children turned in reading charts and celebrated the Norman Public Library’s Summer Reading Program on Monday with two dance sessions.

  • New twists surface in case against Oklahoma City strip club

    BY NOLAN CLAY, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Oklahoma City’s attorneys on Friday dropped legal effort to ban adult entertainment at Red Light Nights Gentleman’s Club. On Tuesday, attorneys began reevaluating that decision and may try again for ban.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Community briefs

  • Vin Scully to return for 66th season in LA in 2015

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 86-year-old Hall of Fame announcer will return for his record 66th season with the team in 2015. The announcement was made by in Korean, Spanish and English by players Hyun-Jin Ryu, Yasiel Puig and Justin Turner on the Dodger Stadium video board in the second inning of Tuesday night's game against Atlanta. The news was greeted with loud cheers and a prolonged standing ovation for Scully, who stood and waved to fans from his booth, where he hugged his wife, Sandi. A decision about Scully's future has become an annual rite of passage in recent years as he evaluates his health and his family's wishes in considering whether he wants to

  • Artist's foundation sues over NYC hotel painting

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former owner of the Chelsea Hotel, for decades a famed artists' haunt, have removed and won't return a loaned Larry Rivers painting that hung in the lobby, the pop art pioneer's foundation said in a lawsuit Tuesday. "Dutch Masters" was plucked from its prominent spot after real estate baron Joseph Chetrit bought and began renovating the Manhattan hotel in 2011, and his management rebuffed demands to return it, the Larry Rivers Foundation's suit says. "Unfortunately, the foundation was put in the position of having to file this lawsuit," said one of its lawyers, Judith Wallace. A representative for Chetrit, who has since sold his stake in the hotel, had no immediate comment. The landmark hotel g

  • Nene Leakes on Rosie's Rumored Reality Star Ban on 'The View'

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Is Rosie O' Donnell's preventing reality stars from co-hosting The View? Rosie reportedly has a clause in her new contract that bans reality stars on the show. ET recently caught up with Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes to get her take on the latest Rosie rumors.

  • Correction: Music-Eric Clapton story

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story July 24 about Eric Clapton's new album "The Breeze," The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of singer Don White. A corrected version of the story is below: Clapton says thank you to Cale with 'The Breeze' Eric Clapton says thank you to friend and inspiration JJ Cale with 'The Breeze' By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For Eric Clapton, the early 1970s were filled with drug addiction, personal difficulties and growing dissatisfaction with music. Singer-songwriter JJ Cale rescued him and gave him a direction, though the man known as the main architect of the highly influential Tulsa Sound didn't know Clapton at the time.

  • Kate Middleton Jumps Over Cans in High Fashion

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Why is the Duchess of Cambridge jumping over cans in her navy blue and cork wedges? Kate was playing the South African game of Three Tins during a visit to the Commonwealth Games Village on July 29 in Glasgow, Scotland. So what exactly is Three Tins?According to the BritishCouncil.org, you need two teams with a minimum of five people and a playing space of at least 8m x 4m. Continue reading...

  • JJ Cale, Elvin Bishop, Jim Keltner, Chuck Blackwell, and Lowell Fulson to be inducted into Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame Nov. 1

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    TULSA – The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame announced its Class of 2014 inductees at a press conference today at Cain’s Ballroom. The historic venue was a canny choice for the announcement: Not only will the Nov. 1 induction ceremony and concert take place at Cain’s Ballroom, but also, this year’s class is paying special […]

  • Lawyers for Hollywood sex-abuse accuser want out

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — Lawyers for a former child model accusing 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer of sex abuse said Tuesday they want to get off the case because their relationship with the accuser has deteriorated. Attorneys Jeff Herman and Mark Gallagher filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Honolulu asking to withdraw as counsel for Michael Egan III. They say they no longer talk to Egan except through a new lawyer. Egan, now 31, accuses Singer in a lawsuit of sexually abusing him during trips to Hawaii when he was 17 in 1999. Singer has denied the allegations. The California law firm cited in the filing as representing Egan declined to comment. Gallagher declined to comment, directing questions to Herman.

  • Is Beyonce Apartment Hunting Solo? Go Inside The Rumored New Digs

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Beyonce is rumored to be apartment hunting without husband Jay-Z. Go inside the new digs.