• Marvel unveils slate of films through 2019

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Doctor Strange," ''Black Panther," ''Captain Marvel" and the "Inhumans" are joining the Marvel cinematic universe. The studio unveiled the titles and release dates of its upcoming superhero films through 2019 during a Tuesday event in Hollywood. The schedule includes a mix of sequels featuring familiar faces and originals focused on Marvel characters that have yet to be introduced on the big screen. The slate includes "Captain America: Civil War" and "Doctor Strange" in 2016; "Guardians of the Galaxy 2," ''Thor: Ragnarok" and "Black Panther" in 2017; "The Avengers: Infinity War — Part I," ''Captain Marvel" and "Inhumans" in 2018; and "The Avengers: Infinity War — Part II" in 2019.

  • Nielsen's top programs for Oct 20-26

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by the Nielsen Co. for Oct. 20-26. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: San Diego at Denver, CBS, 20.22 million. 2. NFL Football: Green Bay at New Orleans, NBC, 18.8 million. 3. "NCIS," CBS, 17.13 million. 4. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 16.13 million. 5. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 16.02 million. 6. "The Walking Dead," AMC, 13.8 million. 7. "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 13.55 million. 8. NFL Football: Houston at Pittsburgh, ESPN, 13.28 million. 9. "60 Minutes," CBS, 13.23 million. 10. World Series Game 2: San Francisco at Kansas City, Fox, 12.92 million. 11. World Series Game 5: Kansas City at San Fra

  • Food Dude: This Friday offers more than candy corn for local foodies

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The Food Dude will defend his chili crown at a downtown chili cook-off, H&8th bids farewell to 2014 and Halloween arrives all on Friday.

  • TV rollout planned for Bush book about his father

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former President George W. Bush will be back in the public eye as he promotes "41," his upcoming book about his father, former President George H.W. Bush. George W. Bush's interview with CBS newsman Bob Schieffer will air in two parts on Sunday, Nov. 9: the first on "Sunday Morning," the second on "Face the Nation." An interview with NBC's Savannah Guthrie airs on the "Today" show on Nov. 10. For publication day, Nov. 11, both former presidents will be on "Today" for a discussion with George W. Bush's daughter and "Today" correspondent Jenna Bush Hager. Other appearances by George W. Bush announced Tuesday by Crown Publishers include interviews on the Fox News Channel and NPR and a private event at the Georg

  • New book of Watergate tapes out next August

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — More transcripts of White House tapes from the Richard Nixon administration will be published next August, focusing on 1973, the year the world learned the recordings existed. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Tuesday that the new book will be called "The Nixon Tapes: 1973" and will be edited and annotated by Douglas Brinkley and Luke A. Nichter, who worked on last summer's best-seller, "The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972." The new transcripts will capture a turning point for Nixon, who had been easily re-elected in 1972. Televised Watergate hearings in 1973 revealed widespread wrongdoing and the startling news that the president had been taping conversations.

  • Court battle continues over Marvel superheroes

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Spider-Man, X-Men and The Hulk loomed large in a federal appeals court Tuesday as a Colorado company fought its latest battle with Disney for the rights to Marvel's iconic comic book characters. A panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case involving Colorado-based Stan Lee Media and The Walt Disney Co. after a federal judge last year dismissed a lawsuit in which Stan Lee Media claimed the copyright to the characters. The lawsuit sought profits from the $5.5 million the company said Disney made from movies and merchandise featuring the superheroes. Disney bought Marvel in 2009.

  • Halloween Countdown: Recommendations for comic-book reading (2011)

    Matthew Price | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    With Halloween nearing, I’m taking a look at some of my previous Halloween recommendations columns.  Look for the latest Halloween comics recommended reading in the Oct. 31 Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman!   The following column, from Oct. 28, 2011, shared three main reading recommendations. WORD BALLOONS: Comic-book recommendations for Halloween reading With Halloween just […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Oct. 28, 2014: Check out Arcadia Lake's Storybook Forest

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Today’s featured event: EDMOND – Take your youngsters trick-or-treating through Arcadia Lake’s Storybook Forest from 5:30 to 8:30 nightly through Thursday at Spring Creek Park, two and half miles east of Interstate 35 on 15 Street.For more information, go to www.arcadialakeok.com. For more events, go to newsok.com/events. -BAM

  • 3 below-the-radar films to catch this fall

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    By all means, see David Fincher's gloriously pulpy "Gone Girl," the elegant, surreal comedy "Birdman," the percussive and intelligent indie "Whiplash" and the staggering Edward Snowden documentary "Citizenfour." But before Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic "Interstellar" arrives and wipes everyone's brains, here are three films not to forget amid the increasingly crowded fall movie season: FORCE MAJEURE: If ever there was a shot to make Alfred Hitchcock jealous, it's the one that makes "Force Majeure." A family, on vacation in the French Alps, lunches at a mountaintop restaurant. They and the other skiers, sunning on a deck, gaze at an avalanche deliberately set off high above. But as the rolling cloud of white comes closer and close

  • Concert review: Oklahoma City Philharmonic teams with Beatles tribute group for 'feel good' show

    Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The concert featuring Beatles’ tribute group Classical Mystery Tour and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic was both “feel good” and brilliant.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder has become network darlings

    By Mel Bracht | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    THUNDER PREVIEW — From 2010-15, the Oklahoma City Thunder ranks fourth in national TV appearances on ESPN, TNT and ABC despite playing in NBA’s third-smallest market

  • 8 of the creepiest things kids have ever said

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Kids say the darndest things. But sometimes kids can be creepy little buggers. And, thanks to reddit, we get a glimpse at just how terribly creepy they can be. Here are eight of the creepiest things kids have ever said (which I’ve edited only for grammar and spelling mistakes). (Also, the photos included in each […]

  • Alicia Silverstone talks about a plant-based diet

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — Alicia Silverstone may have made her acting mark as a "Clueless" valley girl, but these days she'd rather be known as someone so very clued in about diet and health. It was more than 16 years ago that Silverstone switched to a vegan diet, ditching animal products such as dairy and meat. Since then, she's become an outspoken advocate for what she considers a cleaner, leaner and healthier way to eat, and written a book — "The Kind Diet" — so others can follow along. The 38-year-old recently spoke with The Associated Press during Miami's vegan Seed Food and Wine Festival. She dished about her favorite indulgences, Thanksgiving menu plans, and how perceptions of vegan diets have changed.

  • Oafcon 2014: Saturday report

    Matthew Price | Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    NORMAN — Day 1 of the 2014 edition of Oafcon is in the books, and the first day in the new location went well, most reported.   The Embassy Suites venue feels very classy, and while organizer Bart Bush said attendance may have been off a bit from last year, his feedback from attendees was that […]

  • 2 country stars help shape Will Chase's TV persona

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Will Chase's character on ABC's "Nashville" is the quintessential superstar. Country singer Luke Wheeler has a team of publicists and his own barbecue sauce. His wardrobe staple is a large, black cowboy hat like Tim McGraw, who is the inspiration for his character, Chase says. "The template that was thrown around to me was always (McGraw), just as far as the enormity of his stardom and star power," the 44-year-old actor said in a recent interview. "I make it more Blake (Shelton). ... Then there's the dad (side of him). ... A lot of it was my Uncle Wayne. I grew up in Kentucky, so a lot of it was just already in me somewhere. I'd heard these things or I'd seen this guy. I knew this guy, which I think wa

  • Neil Patrick Harris to host new NBC variety series

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is bringing Neil Patrick Harris back to series television as host of a comedy-variety series. The new show is based on the successful British TV format "Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway." NBC didn't announce an official title or premiere date for its adaptation, which will air for 10 episodes. The series will feature comedy sketches, musical numbers, mini game shows and appearances by A-list stars, NBC said. It will film in front of a live audience. Harris has previously served as host of both the Emmys and Tony Awards. He was recently announced as host of the 2015 Academy Awards. The versatile performer starred for nine seasons in the CBS comedy "How I Met Your Mother." He is currently

  • Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal reunite for B'way

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — She absolutely adores Tom Stoppard. He has never been much of a fan. She fell in love with the playwright's words at 17. He once had a terrible audition for a Stoppard play and never went back for more. Yet fate has somehow put Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal into the same New York revival of Stoppard's "The Real Thing" this month, both making their Broadway debuts playing lovers. Gyllenhaal was an undergraduate at Columbia when she read the play and it blew her mind. She later saw Stoppard's "Arcadia" and "my life was changed." The chance to be in a new "The Real Thing" was "kismet." What about McGregor? He had never read "The Real Thing" and he had never seen it: "I don't think I'd even heard of

  • Logo doing pop culture from 2 perspectives

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Logo TV network wants to explore how a gay and straight man look at pop culture differently. That's the basis for "The Straight Out Report," a new weekly program starting next month that aspires to be the cable network's own version of "The Daily Show" or "Talk Soup." It premieres Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. Eastern. Comic Stephen Guarino, who appeared on the ABC show "Happy Endings," will provide the gay perspective while his "straight" man is Mike E. Winfield. The show will primarily be a comedic look at pop culture, although some more serious news topics will seep in, said Pam Post, vice president of programming for the gay- and lesbian-oriented network.

  • Madame Tussauds DC to add figure of Taylor Swift

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Taylor Swift is getting double the love from Madame Tussauds wax museum with her figure being unveiled in both Washington and Hollywood. On Tuesday, the museum will add its new wax statue of the 24-year-old singer to its attraction in downtown Washington. Madame Tussauds Hollywood unveiled its new Swift figure Monday. In Washington, Swift will join figures of President Barack Obama, Beyonce and Katy Perry. Madame Tussauds says Swift has been a popular fixture in the museum's New York City location. For her original figure in 2010, Swift spent time with a team of Madame Tussauds artists. They traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to take precise measurements and photographs of the young star.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Community briefs