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

    Friday, February 12, 2016 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'

    Friday, February 12, 2016 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

    Friday, February 12, 2016 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.


  • Britain BAFTA 2016 Heads On Sticks Photo Call

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Staff member Georgie Clarke places the heads on sticks onto seats in preparation for the British Academy Films Awards (BAFTA), Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at the Royal Opera House, central London. The award ceremony takes place on Sunday, Feb. 14th.

  • Clinton struggles to win over younger women

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    CONCORD, New Hampshire (AP) — For young women, political revolution is currently trumping the idea of a Madame President. In New Hampshire, women under the age of 45 overwhelmingly backed Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton, exit polls showed. It's a problem for the former secretary of state as she tries to build the coalition of voters needed to win the Democratic nomination, and she knows it, saying of young voters as she conceded New Hampshire to Sanders that, "even if they are not supporting me now, I support them." The numbers are staggering, and not just because Clinton — widely expected to be the first woman to win the presidential nomination of a major political party — lost New Hampshire women to a 74-year-old

  • On The Tee: Spieth wants a trophy for himself

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — If his match earlier this week was any indication, Jordan Spieth could be in trouble at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He couldn't even beat a country singer. To be fair, the world's No. 1 player was giving Jake Owen nine shots when they played at Cypress Point. Then again, he said Owen was beating him from the same set of tees and without taking any strokes through the opening six holes. It came down to the 18th, and Spieth had a 12-foot birdie to square the match. He missed. "Jake celebrated and that was about that," Spieth said. Now for the good news. Owen is his partner when the tournament for 156 pros and 156 amateurs on three golf courses in the Del Monte Forest starts on Thursda

  • Apple co-founder is bringing us an even nerdier 'Comic Con'

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him to bring a convention meshing technology with pop culture to Silicon Valley. The convergence will occur March 18-20 in San Jose, California, with the debut of Silicon Valley Comic Con. It's a new twist on an idea that has brought together fans of science fiction, fantasy and superheroes at packed shows held around the world for years. "I don't like doing the same thing as everyone else," Wozniak told The Associated Press Wednesday. So he teamed with four other partners to try something slightly different. Throwing technology into the mix should ratchet up the nerd

  • Apple co-founder is bringing us an even nerdier 'Comic Con'

    Yesterday

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him to bring a convention meshing technology with pop culture to Silicon Valley. The convergence will occur March 18-20 in San Jose, California, with the debut of Silicon Valley Comic Con. It's a new twist on an idea that has brought together fans of science fiction, fantasy and superheroes at packed shows held around the world for years. "I don't like doing the same thing as everyone else," Wozniak told The Associated Press Wednesday. So he teamed with four other partners to try something slightly different. Throwing technology into the mix should ratchet up the nerd

  • NY Premiere of "Touched With Fire"

    Yesterday

    Katie Holmes attends the premiere of "Touched With Fire" at the Walter Reade Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in New York.

  • 7 innocents spend time in jail for new TV show

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Seven innocent civilians agreed to spend two months in an Indiana jail and have their experiences filmed for an A&E Network series, "60 Days In," that will air starting next month. Backgrounds of the fake inmates, whose jail time ended in December, were kept from both corrections officers and real inmates at the Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Even though one of the participants dropped out after being punched by an inmate, the show's producer and Clark County Sheriff Jamey Noel said Wednesday that the stunt was worth the risk. "We wanted to create a show that really shows what it is like to do time, from a perspective that hadn't been seen before," said Gregory Henry, executive producer for th

  • Why ‘Monster Hunt,’ China’s biggest movie, couldn’t crack the U.S. market

    Yesterday

    The family blockbuster “Monster Hunt” was the biggest movie ever in China with $381 million in theater ticket sales, but what arrived with a splash in its home country barely made a ripple in the U.S. Independent distribution company FilmRise, which acquired the U.S. rights to the movie, hoped that the computer-animated, live-action hybrid would cross over into local Chinese communities and appeal to consumers of fantasy films. It didn’t. The movie opened in 44 theaters in January to just $21,000 in its debut weekend, for a dismal average of less than $500 per location. It only lasted about a week in limited release. “It’s probably the biggest movie most people in North America have never heard of,” said Pau

  • Cudlitz's 'Walking Dead' 'stache has its own Twitter account

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — On "The Walking Dead," Michael Cudlitz's character, Abraham Ford, is known for his bright red hair and distinctive Fu Manchu-like mustache. His facial hair has so captivated fans of the zombie apocalypse drama that they've even created an off-color Twitter account for it at @CudlitzStache "They play with it and they play with the fact that we don't acknowledge it," Cudlitz said in an interview this week. "It's like, 'What are you doing? I'm right here. I'm right under your nose.'" Cudlitz said he usually doesn't comment on the Twitter page because he doesn't want to get in the way of fans having fun.

  • Super glut: Your guide to this year's superhero movie pile-up

    Yesterday

    “Deadpool” is one of, count ’em, six superhero movies opening in 2016. The onslaught begins Friday when Ryan Reynolds stars as Marvel’s snarky antihero. Here’s what’s on the way next (plus all the latest trailers): ? “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (March 25): Batman (Ben Affleck now) is mad at Superman (Henry Cavill) for messing up Metropolis back in “Man of Steel,” while Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) is itching for a fight. We’ll also meet Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa) so they can earn their own DC Comics movies someday. ? “Captain America: Civil War” (May 6): Yeah, yeah, Cap and Iron Man have a big fight.

  • Oscar's best picture winner is anyone's guess (but the speeches might get better)

    Yesterday

    Three-way race By now in awards season, we can usually feel confident about predicting the Academy Award for best picture. But this year: Who knows? That’s because Oscar’s most reliable forecasters each picked a different movie for their top prize. First, in January, the Producers Guild of America anointed the journalism drama “Spotlight.” Then the Screen Actors Guild honored the financial crisis dramedy “The Big Short.” And then last weekend the Directors Guild of America gave its big trophy to Alejandro G. Inarritu, who directed “The Revenant.” Those three guilds usually all pick the same film, including last year’s “Birdman.” Oscar’s sure bets All of that uncertainty stands in contrast to the

  • Trial over gallery's fake paintings ends with settlement

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — A civil trial exposing the ugly underbelly of New York's art world ended with a settlement just as the once highly respected president of a gallery was to testify Wednesday about selling forged fakes of modern masters for millions of dollars. The settlement — terms of which were not disclosed — was reached late Tuesday in time for jurors to be notified there was no need to return to Manhattan federal court. Witnesses over two weeks said the final years of a gallery more than 150 years old invited a scandal that shook the dignity of one of its wealthy clientele's favorite playgrounds. Knoedler & Company gallery closed in 2011 and ever since has defended itself against claims resulting from $69.

  • Blake Shelton invites Gwen Stefani to be his adviser on 'The Voice' Season 10

    Brandy McDonnell | Yesterday

    Christina Aguilera may be returning to the coaching panel for "The Voice" Season 10, but Gwen Stefani will be back on the NBC reality show, too. People.com reports that Ada native and "The Voice" coach Blake Shelton has invited Stefani, his girlfriend, to serve as his Team Blake adviser on the show's upcoming season, which begins Feb. 29. "We know we collaborate well together as coaches, so of course I would have her as my mentor, and she's so smart and talented!" the country singer, 39, tells People.com. Shelton, who has been on "The Voice's" four-coach panel every season, has competed against Stefani twice on the show. This year's coaching panel also includes Pharrell Williams and Adam Levine, the

  • Police: Jay Cutler's dead brother-in-law dealt with paranoia

    Yesterday

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The brother-in-law of NFL quarterback Jay Cutler was paranoid about being followed by gang members when he crashed his car in a remote part of Utah and wandered off to his death in frigid temperatures, according to police reports obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. Michael Cavallari — the brother of reality TV personality Kristin Cavallari — was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and was a heavy online gambler who struggled with alcohol abuse, investigative reports say. Cavallari had recently been arrested on weapons charges in California and was being evicted from his apartment in the days before he left his home and embarked on a cross-country road trip over the Thanksgiving weekend.

  • Van Gogh's bedroom recreated in Chicago as Airbnb rental

    Yesterday

    CHICAGO (AP) — Art lovers have a chance to spend one starry night in a replica of Vincent Van Gogh's bedroom for only $10. The Art Institute of Chicago decorated a one-bedroom apartment to look like Van Gogh's painting of his bedroom in the south of France. The room in Chicago's River North neighborhood is listed on Airbnb as if the artist himself were renting it for cash to buy paint. Renters also will get tickets to the Art Institute's "Van Gogh's Bedrooms" exhibition, which opens Sunday and runs through May 10. Museum spokeswoman Amanda Hicks says February dates for the apartment filled within minutes of the promotion being announced Tuesday night. More openings will be announced on the Art Institute's social

  • The odds are high that Spieth enjoys Pebble Beach

    Yesterday

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Spieth rarely sees a shot as impossible, sometimes when he doesn't even have a club in his hand. Walking off the 15th tee at Pebble Beach earlier this week, he noticed a golf ball that had gone well over the 14th green. Spieth offered to throw it back to the group behind him, only that would have been too simple. "Give me some odds," he said to caddie Michael Greller. The challenge was to throw the ball into the hole. He was 75 feet away looking down to a back pin on a green that sloped severely away from him. Impossible. Spieth cupped the ball in his left hand and flipped it underhanded, high and with backspin. It landed in the rough, hopped onto the green and ... missed by a few i

  • Review: 'Zoolander 2' tries a little too hard to up the ante

    Yesterday

    In case you don't follow the global fashion calendar, Fashion Week has just begun in New York, bringing with it a few nice clothes plus the usual over-the-top weirdness — bizarrely themed runway shows and front-row fashionistas teetering on stilt-like heels, swathed in feathers and smoothed out with dangerous doses of Botox. Not coincidentally, Ben Stiller's "Zoolander 2" also opens this week, sporting everything we just mentioned — except maybe the few nice clothes. Of course, unlike Fashion Week, every element of "Zoolander 2," both directed and co-written by Stiller, is aimed at being silly and ridiculous — like the original 15 years ago, yet more so. And "yet more so" ends up being the problem.

  • Target sponsors 4-minute video during Grammys

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Target has its bullseye on the "Hollaback Girl" singer. Target is sponsoring a four-minute live video by Gwen Stefani during The Grammy Awards on CBS on Monday, an unprecedented move that capitalizes on the current vogue for live TV events. She'll perform the song "Make Me Like You," which is being released Friday. It's a gamble for Target, since four minutes of prime-time ad time costs millions. And most TV ads are only about 30 or 60 seconds. It is unclear how much Target spent on the video, but a 30-second spot cost $952,000 in the Grammys in 2014, according to Kantar Media.

  • HBO Now has 800,000 paying subscribers since April launch

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — HBO Now, the standalone online version of the premium TV channel, has gained about 800,000 paying subscribers since it launched in April, contributing significantly to the 2.7 million net new HBO customers last year. The figure was revealed by HBO CEO Richard Plepler in a conference call following the release of parent Time Warner Inc.'s quarterly earnings results. The gains didn't seem to wow investors, as Time Warner shares fell 3.5 percent to $61.02 in afternoon trading Wednesday. Stifel analyst Benjamin Mogil said the 3.2 percent gain in HBO subscriber revenue was lower than the 4.7 percent rise that Wall Street expected.

  • Toby Keith, Martina McBride, Hank Williams Jr. to perform at Kris Kristofferson tribute

    Brandy McDonnell | Yesterday

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Norman resident Toby Keith, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Hank Williams Jr., Jack Ingram and Lee Ann Womack will help pay tribute to music legend Kris Kristofferson next month. They have been added to the lineup for a March 16 event at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., called “The Life and Songs of Kris Kristofferson,” a concert that will salute the singer-songwriter who has penned classics like “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” and more.




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