• Lorde's 'Royals' song banned in San Francisco (for now)

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    No Royals allowed! Even though Lorde sings, “We’ll never be royals….” in the chorus of her hit Royals song, two San Francisco radio stations have banned the song from their airwaves – at least while their town’s beloved San Francisco Giants are taking on the Kansas City Royals in the World Series, according to USA TODAY. KFOG Radio and 96.5 KOIT say they’re pulling Lorde’s song for now.

  • Barkley to tip off NBA season in Times Square

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Barkley is coming to Times Square to tip off the NBA season. Barkley, Kenny Smith, Shaquille O'Neal and Ernie Johnson will host live pregame, halftime and postgame shows from the New York landmark Oct. 28 when TNT airs a doubleheader on opening night. Two days later, TNT will televise a live pregame concert from Cleveland featuring a performance by Kendrick Lamar before LeBron James makes his regular-season home debut in his return to the Cavaliers.

  • Oafcon 2014 Spotlight: Ellis Goodson

    Matt Price | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    The Comic Book & Nostalgia Convention “Oafcon” returns for its 2014 edition this week. The show is a little earlier in the year, and has moved to Norman for this year’s show.  The convention welcomes a wide variety of guests, and features a room of comic books, fantasy art, toys, movie posters, old time radio […]

  • Veteran Chattanooga broadcaster dead at 92

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Luther Masingill, a veteran broadcaster who worked for the same Chattanooga station for more than 70 years, died Monday. He was 92. WDEF-TV anchor Joe Legge told The Associated Press that Masingill died around 6 a.m. after a short illness. The Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame, which inducted Masingill two years ago, said in an email that he died in his sleep with his family by his side. "Luther is an icon in our business," the email said. "He only worked at one station, a feat in and of itself." According to the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame, Masingill, who was also a member of the National Radio Hall of Fame, is recognized as the only talent in America who was on the air when Pearl Harbor w

  • Celeb birthdays for the week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Oct. 26: Actress Jaclyn Smith ("Charlie's Angels") is 69. "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak is 68. Musician Bootsy Collins is 63. Singer Maggie Roche of The Roches is 63. Actor James Pickens Jr. ("Grey's Anatomy") is 62. Guitarist Keith Strickland of The B-52's is 61. Actress Rita Wilson is 58. Actor Dylan McDermott is 53. Actor Cary Elwes is 52. Singer Natalie Merchant is 51. Country singer Keith Urban is 47. Actor Tom Cavanagh ("Ed") is 46. Actress Rosemarie DeWitt ("The United States of Tara") is 43. Writer-actor Seth McFarlane is 41. Actor Jon Heder is 37. Singer Mark Barry of BBMak is 36. Oct. 27: Actress Nanette Fabray is 94. Actor-comedian John Cleese is 75. Country singer Lee Greenwood is 72. Country singer-guitarist Jack D

  • Success of Heard on Hurd continues in Edmond

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Bands, food and people all made up the second Heard on Hurd in downtown Edmond. Organizers plan to make it a regular event.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Oct. 20, 2014: Hear Francis Ford Coppola speak at OCCC

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Today’s featured event: One of the greatest filmmakers in Hollywood history, Francis Ford Coppola will make rare public appearance tonight at Oklahoma City Community College. The college will host “An Evening with Francis Ford Coppola” as part of its annual Signature Series, at 7 tonight in the OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater. Coppola, […]

  • Monday Catchy Quote No. 337

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A catchy quote from a movie, TV show or other source to brighten the beginning of your week: Kilgore: I love the smell of napalm in the morning. - Click here to learn the source. -BAM

  • "CMA Country Christmas," featuring Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Nettles, Idina Menzel and more, to air Dec. 1 on ABC

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Some of the biggest names in music will come together to celebrate the holidays on “CMA Country Christmas,” a two-hour special hosted for the fifth year by Jennifer Nettles airing from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1 on the ABC Television Network. The special is a celebration of the season featuring some of the […]

  • Still the Same: Bob Seger launching tour, album

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — At 69, Bob Seger says he's ready to hit the road again: He's scaled back smoking and bicycles 10 miles a day as part of a workout routine. "I think I'm in pretty good shape," Seger said in a phone interview, noting that a colonoscopy from a few years ago was clean and he just had a checkup for his tour to promote "Ride Out," the album released last week and his first since 2006. The 25-city tour begins Nov. 19 in Saginaw, Michigan, and continues into next year. Seger isn't saying whether he'll continue touring beyond that, though he definitely plans to continue creating music: "I just take it tour by tour." He acknowledges that it is much tougher to get radio time for his music these days, and that the

  • Sale of Joan Fontaine's house to aid animal group

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    CARMEL, Calif. (AP) — More property from the late Academy Award-winning actress Joan Fontaine will benefit an animal welfare organization. The Monterey County Herald reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/ZCwLXA ) that proceeds from the sale of Fontaine's California home will be donated to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for Monterey County. Noel Beutel, executor of Fontaine's estate, says the home in Carmel could be worth up to $3 million. Christie's announced last week that the contents of the home — including fine art, silver and furniture — would be sold at auction to benefit the SPCA. Christie's says the organization could receive more than $1 million from the sales.

  • Creator of 'Found' magazine amazed by musical

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A day after seeing himself onstage, Davy Rothbart was still a little dazed. The celebratory drinks afterward sure didn't hurt, but those weren't what kept him floored. He'd just watched an actor portray him in a new, semi-fictionalized musical account of the way he'd started the super-cool magazine "Found" and how its success nearly destroyed him. "It's like looking at a funhouse mirror and seeing your own life reflected back to you," Rothbart said over coffee while waiting for a movie. "It's a really wild ride. It was like doing mushrooms." A drug metaphor is sort of appropriate for the quirky and surreal musical itself.

  • Misty Upham's father says she fell to her death trying to flee police

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Actress Misty Upham’s father, Charles Upham announced on a statement in Facebook that he believes his daughter died while trying to hide from the police,fox411 reports. "She did not commit suicide," Charles wrote. "We believe she ran into the wooded area behind her apartment to hide from the police. The area in question has a hidden drop off and evidence suggests that she slipped and fell off of the steep embankment when she tried to get out of a view from the road. She simply did not see the drop-off." Upham had been missing since October 6 when her body was discovered on Thursday at the bottom of a 150-ft embankment in Auburn, Washington. The actress who had appeared in “August: Osage County” and “Django Unchained” was 32.

  • Abstract expressionism in the Southwest shown in OU exhibit

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    More than 60 works are on view in the “Macrocosm/Microcosm: Abstract Expressionism in the Southwest” show at the Fred Jones Junior Museum of Art

  • Comedians honor Jay Leno with humor prize in DC

    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former "Tonight Show" host Sunday when he received the nation's top humor prize. Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld and Wanda Sykes celebrated Leno's famous work ethic and poked fun as he received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Garth Brooks, Kevin Eubanks and Chelsea Handler also paid tribute. The show will be broadcast nationally Nov. 23 on PBS. Fallon, who replaced Leno this year on "The Tonight Show" after Leno stepped down for the second time, said it was a good time to honor Leno, "a man who has done so much for NBC, so much that we had to celebrate his career on PBS.

  • Review: Emily Dickinson comes out of the shadows

    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Acclaimed 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson was famously reclusive, although she maintained numerous correspondences. She was an extremely prolific poet, though not publicly recognized in her lifetime, and many details of her life remain a mystery. William Luce dramatized Dickinson's homebound life by combining details from biographies, her poetry and her letters into an entrancing one-woman show, "The Belle of Amherst," that he wrote for the gifted and versatile Julie Harris in 1976. Joely Richardson breathes new life into Dickinson with an impish, high-spirited enactment in the engaging revival that opened Sunday night at off-Broadway's Westside Theatre.

  • On the road to find the world's funniest person

    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they'd been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and just tell jokes to each other. The onetime stand-up comic is, after all, the owner of the venerable Hollywood nightclub The Laugh Factory, so the idea wasn't unfamiliar. Still, it's one thing to get a liquored-up audience laughing at lines like, "Take my mother-in-law — please." It's another to bring people from across the world who dislike each other together — and hope they will laugh at each other. And yet, that's what he's trying to do with what he calls the first Funniest Person in the World competition.

  • 'Fury' blasts 'Gone Girl' from top of box office

    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The bloody World War II drama "Fury" blew past "Gone Girl" at theaters this weekend. "Gone Girl" was tops at the box office for two weeks before Brad Pitt and his rag-tag group of tank mates in "Fury" blasted the film to second place. Sony's "Fury" captured $23.5 million in ticket sales during its opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. Fox's "Gone Girl" followed with $17.8 million. The week's top two films are R-rated adult dramas, followed by two PG family films. "The fall movie season is all about making the transition from PG-13 world of summer to the R-rated, edgier world of the fall and awards season," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Oct. 19, 2014: Hear Greg Jacobs play a Winter Wind Concert

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Today’s featured event: NORMAN – Red dirt crooner Greg Jacobs will bring his easygoing style to the Winter Wind Concert stage at 7 tonight. The concert, the second in the 2014-15 10-concert series, will be in the intimate atmosphere of The Depot, 200 S Jones.  Tickets are $20. Jacobs is the smoothest of all the […]

  • Oklahoma City Museum of Art explores 21st century Chinese art in new exhibit "My Generation," opening Saturday

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    A version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman. Oklahoma City Museum of Art explores 21st century Chinese art in new exhibit ‘My Generation’ The new traveling exhibition “My Generation: Young Chinese Artists” at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art showcases the divergent works of more than 25 artists ranging […]