• Monday Catchy Quote No. 334

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    A catchy quote from a movie, TV show or other source to brighten the beginning of your week: Gawain: I can’t wait to leave this island. If it’s not raining, it’s snowing, and if it’s not snowing, it’s foggy. Lancelot: And that’s summer. - Click here to learn the source. - BAM

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Sept. 29, 2014: See Eyakem Gulilat's "Collaborative Self" at the Oklahoma Capitol

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Today’s featured event: See the works by Oklahoma photographer Eyakem Gulilat in the North Gallery of the state Capitol. The North Gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (use west entrance). The exhibit is on view through Nov. 30. Originally from Ethiopia, with a […]

  • This Guy Is Getting Coffee With All Of His Facebook Friends

    Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Matthew Kulesza, a 28-year-old student from Melbourne, is on a quest to get coffee with all of his Facebook friends, according to BuzzFeed. The project, which began in September, will continue for at least three years. "I plan to have a one-on-one coffee with every single one of my 1,000+ Facebook "friends" over the space of the next three years, or as long as it takes to complete. An exercis in remembering to socialise with and get to know people outside of the 'book."

  • WATCH: Kristen Wiig And Bill Hader Hilariously Call Out Reporter Who Clearly Didn’t See Their Movie

    Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader made an appearance on Denver's KWGN station to promote "The Skeleton Twins," where reporter Chris Parente quickly crashed and burned to hysterical results by confusing two of Wiig's movies, according to BuzzFeed. The interview quickly goes south when Parente asks Wiig whether she has any "advice for going nude," claiming that she did it in the movie. "Not this film! That's a different movie," she says, referring to "Welcome To Me."

  • AP Exclusive: Prince exalts in his 'heaven'

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Nightfall is fast approaching at Paisley Park. There are few lights on in the cavernous compound, and unseen doves (of course there would be doves) are cooing up a racket before twilight fades to darkness. But even their collective noise takes a back seat once Prince — sitting in the dimmest bit of light — goes to his Mac, cues up a track and hits play. A melodious instrumental track floods the room, the lush orchestration compliments of the Minnesota Orchestra, whom Prince tapped to perform. Its inspiration has come from a little-heard Dionne Warwick song, "In Between the Heartaches," which he also played moments earlier. The track remains a work in progress; Prince has written no lyrics

  • 'The Simpsons' Revealed Which Character Died, And Fans Weren't Happy

    Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    It was teased for months, but now we finally know which "Simpsons" character died in the Season 26 premiere. The Internet is pretty upset about how things turned out, according to The Huffington Post. SPOILER ALERT FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T SEEN THE SEASON 26 PREMIERE In the end, Krusty's father, Rabbi Hyman Krustofski, said his final shalom to the series while talking with his son. His last words to Krusty: “I think you’re eh.”

  • Memorable moments from Paisley Park

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    What we learned during a seven-hour odyssey at Paisley Park: — Prince is a mean pingpong player: A pingpong table is the centerpiece of the rehearsal space outside of the studio at Paisley Park, and it gets plenty of use. Prince shows he's a pretty deft player — he hits from wide angles and it's a wild sight, his white shoes with acrylic heels lighting up blue with every move. Alas, he loses his game by a few points. — Prince goes to YouTube for music, too: Some Prince fans who want to go to YouTube to pull up their favorite track or performance have long complained that Prince is overly aggressive in removing that music on copyright infringement grounds. So they might be surprised that he uses it to look up music and o

  • Fast food: Don't you love it when this happens?

    Richard Hall | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

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  • They did. They do. Clooney/Alamuddin wedding No. 2

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — The romantic canaled city of Venice has been the venue for 323 weddings of foreign couples this year. Only one has drawn crowds and paparazzi. George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin said "I do" for a second time Monday, celebrating a civil wedding ceremony in Venice's City Hall on the Grand Canal, greeted by hundreds of well-wishers who waited hours for a glimpse of the newlyweds. The couple tied the knot two days earlier in a private ceremony attended by Hollywood celebrity friends and family in a luxury hotel. They followed up with a required civil procedure, which to be legally recognized must take place on a site designated by the city administration.

  • Minneapolis arts museum celebrating 100th birthday

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary next year. The museum will launch its birthday celebrations with a luncheon Wednesday. The MIA plans several birthday year projects, including "The Habsburgs: Rarely Seen Masterpieces from Europe's Greatest Dynasty," which will bring many masterworks amassed by one of the longest-reigning European dynasties to the U.S. for the first time. Also planned are "Delacroix," organized by the MIA and traveling to the National Gallery of London, an exhibit exploring the artist's influence and legacy, and an exhibit on a Leonardo da Vinci document dedicated to the study of water.

  • Billy Hayes of 'Midnight Express' turns to stage

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The other day, Billy Hayes was rehearsing a scene from his one-man show when he was interrupted by the director. It was too static, worried Jeffrey Altshuler. There's not enough activity. "You mean locked in one place and you can't move?" cracked Hayes. "Yes, I know that feeling." Hays certainly does: His long ordeal in a Turkish prison was turned into the film "Midnight Express," forever scaring people crossing international borders. Hayes is 67 now, but hasn't lost his sense of humor. "What's not to be happy about? I'm healthy, I'm free. My wife loves me. Nobody's beating my feet. I'm doing theater," he said. "This is the top. Everything else is gravy.

  • Dempsey's 'challenge' raises more than $1.1M

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Nearly 3,900 people helped raise more than $1.1 million for cancer care and support at the 6th annual Dempsey Challenge, organized by actor Patrick Dempsey in honor of his mother. Aimee Arsenault, manager of special events and development at the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, announced the fundraising total at Sunday's closing ceremonies and added that it's still growing. Dempsey, the "Grey's Anatomy" actor and Maine native, was one of the roughly 1,000 people who took part in Sunday's cycling events. Others raised money by walking or running. The actor founded the Dempsey Challenge following the experience of his 77-year-old mother'

  • Oprah taking part in Syracuse University event

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey is in central New York to attend the dedication of a newly-renovated building on the Syracuse University campus. Winfrey will be at Monday afternoon's ribbon-cutting ceremony for the refurbished Newhouse 2, part of the university's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. The building opened in 1974 to house the school's broadcast journalism department. It recently underwent $18 million in improvements to its studios. Winfrey is scheduled to speak before the ribbon-cutting in the Goldstein Auditorium of the Schine Student Center.

  • Jane Fonda gets personal at Rape Foundation brunch

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jane Fonda told an audience of activists and philanthropists that her mother had been sexually abused as a child before eventually committing suicide at 42. Fonda shared the personal story at an event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Rape Treatment Center, which provides comprehensive free treatment for sexual assault victims. She hosted the Rape Foundation's annual fundraising brunch Sunday at billionaire Ron Burkle's Greenacres estate in Beverly Hills. Fonda said that while writing her memoirs, she reviewed her mother's medical records and discovered she had been sexually abused when she was 8 years old. Frances Ford Seymour committed suicide when Fonda was 12.

  • ACM@UCO grows up, touts student success

    By K.S. McNutt, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma is 5 years old. “There are wonderful successes coming out of our school already,” says Scott Booker, chief executive officer.

  • North West gets own seat at Givenchy next to mom

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — Mademoiselle North West is barely over a year old, but she's already commanding what fashionistas may have spent entire careers working toward: A front row seat at Givenchy. The celebrity offspring was seated in pride of place at "AA5 bis" next to proud mom, Kim Kardashian, in a revealing Givenchy black bodice look, and dad Kanye West. ("Bis" is a French term for additional, or last minute placing — which suggests that North's presence had been confirmed only fashionably late.) The 15-month-old North West gave her mom a run for her money in the fashion stakes: in a demure black Givenchy tulle dress with patent black leather shoes and stylish thick white laces.

  • Leah Remini, Jennifer Lopez hit in minor car crash

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say an SUV carrying actress Leah Remini and singer Jennifer Lopez and her two kids, was rear-ended by a suspected drunken driver who then fled the scene. Los Angeles county Sheriff's Sgt. Philip Brooks says Remini was driving Lopez's SUV at about 8 p.m. Saturday and stopped at a traffic light near the 22700 block of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. Their vehicle was rear-ended by a pickup truck. No one was injured. The drivers got out of their vehicles to assess the minor damage and were about to exchange information when the man got into his truck and drove off. Deputies stopped him a short distance away. He was arrested and booked on suspicion of drunken driving and hit and run.

  • Washington's 'The Equalizer' debuts with $35M

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Flexing his star power, Denzel Washington led the thriller "The Equalizer" to a $35 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Sony-Columbia Pictures release dominated the weekend box office, surpassing some expectations for the film. Washington plays a former commando living a quiet life in Boston when the disappearance of a prostitute acquaintance (Chloe Grace Moretz) lures him into a battle with the Russian mafia. The strong opening marks the third-best debut in Washington's career, trailing only 2012's "Safe House" ($40.1 million) and 2007's "American Gangster" ($43.6 million). Washington, who will turn 60 in December, has been one of Hollywood's most reliable draws without the benefit of a

  • 'Downton Abbey' star heads on US tour with band

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Downton Abbey" won't be the only place fans can see Elizabeth McGovern this winter: The show's star is heading on a tour with her folk-rock band in December. McGovern is the lead singer for Sadie and the Hotheads, which embarks on its first U.S. tour Dec. 4 in Washington. The 10-date tour wraps Dec. 14 in Hartford, Connecticut. McGovern plays the role of American heiress Cora Crawley, the Countess of Grantham, on the hit "Downton Abbey," which has its fifth season premiere on Jan. 4. The timing of the tour and the show's return is a coincidence, McGovern said. "It's a slightly funny experience for fans of the show to come hear the music because it's such a different world to the show itself," McGover

  • Clooney, wife make newlywed appearance in Venice

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — Wedding bands glinted under the Venetian sun on the hands of George Clooney and his new bride, Amal Alamuddin, as the heartthrob actor and the human rights lawyer emerged Sunday from the luxury hotel where they were married a day earlier. The groom, in a smart light gray suit, sported a simple ring on his left hand. His wife, in a flouncy white short dress with pastel-colored appliques resembling flower blossoms, wore a thin band studded with what appeared to be roundish diamonds. The newlyweds shaded their eyes from the afternoon sunlight with dark glasses.