• Artist says Muppets embody love, laughter

    Today at 12:00 AM

    In an interview with The Oklahoman, former “Muppets” artist Guy Gilchrist said the characters, created by Jim Henson, were always intended to share laughter around the globe.

  • Movie review: 'The Stanford Prison Experiment'

    Today at 12:00 AM

    "The Stanford Prison Experiment" gives an inside look at prison culture.

  • Now you know: 5 interesting facts to begin your week with (Vol. 1; July 27, 2015)

    Monday, July 27, 2015 at 12:54 AM

    It's good to know things. And you're probably bored at work (which is why you clicked on this), so how about you learn a thing or five? Here are 5 interesting facts to begin your work week with! [pagebreak] No. 5 - Becoming bilingual Do you have dreams of becoming an astronaut? Great! First hurdle: Learn Russian. (Or, if you're Russian, learn English.

  • Shelton, Lambert exchange post-divorce tweets

    Friday, July 24, 2015 at 05:24 PM

    Country music stars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, whose divorce was finalized Monday, may not be together any more but they are back to playfully tweeting each other.

  • This new mix of songs is cooler than cool, ice cold

    BY MATT CARNEY | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    It’s hot but these songs are cool. Let’s get right into it. Julia Holter — “Feel You” Wispy and delicate, Los Angeles singer Julia Holter’s vocal delivery is a quirky one. Run your eyes over the lyrics to her new song “Feel You,” which she posted to her website, they read more like abstract poetry than tightly organized verses, freely running from one idea to the next. Holter’s lines spill into each other the way tributaries feed into a river. I can’t put my finger on it but something about “Feel You” reminds me of Van Morrison.

  • 2 houses from 'Breaking Bad' for sale in Albuquerque

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two houses featured on the hit AMC-TV series "Breaking Bad" are up for sale in Albuquerque. A mother-daughter realty team said this week they are helping sell the home where the fictitious Jesse Pinkman made methamphetamine. The two-story, 3,500-square foot, four-bedroom home in Albuquerque's Country Club area is listed for $1.6 million. The sales team created a website to promote the houses, which includes the caveat "Meth lab not included." Susan C. Feil and Alicia Feil Peterson of Coldwell Banker Legacy list another house that appeared in the series finale in Albuquerque's North Valley for $2.65 million.

  • TV Critics-John Legend

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    FILE - In this May 13, 2015 file photo, John Legend arrives for the opening ceremony and the screening of the film "La Tete Haute" (Standing Tall), at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Legend is bringing his talents to a TV drama about Southern slaves fighting for freedom. WGN America said Wednesday, July 29, 2015, that Legend and his production company will be in charge of the score and soundtrack for "Underground.

  • Vincent Kartheiser's next role is opposite of 'Mad Men' part

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Vincent Kartheiser (KARTH'-eyes-er) plays the antithesis of his smarmy "Mad Men" character Pete Campbell in the upcoming NatGeo miniseries "Saints & Strangers." The four-hour movie is about the men and women who crossed over on the Mayflower and their first year in America. Cast members including Natascha McElhone, Barry Sloane and Ron Livingston addressed TV critics Wednesday at the annual summer press tour. Kartheiser plays William Bradford, who was the second governor of the Plymouth Colony and is described as the moral compass of the story. "Pete Campbell was the opposite of that," a bearded, long-haired Kartheiser said via satellite from South Africa, where production is underwa

  • Oklahoma judge defends Blake Shelton-Miranda Lambert divorce secrecy

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Judge says superstar couple Shelter-Lambert aren't 'guardians of public trust.'

  • Zombies swarm into DFW haunted houses

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    FORT WORTH I am a dead man. Out of ammo, out of time and out of luck, I’m surrounded by zombies in an abandoned, and allegedly haunted, 100-year-old helium plant on the northern, industrial fringes of Fort Worth. It’s here that I come to the shocking realization that I’m no Rick Grimes, the brave yet brutal hero/hunter of AMC’s hit zombie drama, The Walking Dead. Instead, I’m more likely to be one of those loser extras whose intestines end up on the outside of their bodies, writhing in agony as they turn to zombie kibble. This happens as I’m about three-quarters of the way through Mission: Apocalypse, a zombie-themed attraction that Hangman’s House of Horrors is running Friday and Saturday.

  • Movie review: 'Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation'

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    The “Mission: Impossible” franchise has a lot in common with Old Faithful: it’s a popular summertime attraction; it’s predictable as clockwork; and features acts of nature — a geyser of boiling water in one case, Tom Cruise’s abs in the other — that remain impressive after all these years. Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, the fifth installment in this reboot of the popular ’60s TV spy series, does nothing to undermine this assertion. While director Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) has little new to add to the filmmaking formula, he proves himself to be a talented recycler. Once again, the secretive American agency known as the IMF (Impossible Mission Force) finds itself in the crosshairs, this time fr

  • Jon Stewart-Alums

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    FILE - In this July 27, 2015 file photo, Ed Helms arrives at the LA premiere of "Vacation" in Los Angeles. Jon Stewart's 16-year-long run as host of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," has helped launch comedy careers. Helms joined "The Office" in 2006, continuing through its conclusion in 2013. His films include "The Hangover" trilogy, "We're the Millers," and "Vacation.

  • The Latest: Colorado theater shooter chooses not to testify

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local): 5 p.m. Colorado theater shooter James Holmes has chosen not to testify in the latest phase of his sentencing hearing. Holmes gave clear, direct answers when Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. asked about the decision Wednesday. Prosecutors would have had the opportunity to cross-examine Holmes had he chosen to testify. Earlier in the day, Holmes' mother and father took the stand as his attorneys try to persuade jurors to spare his life. Holmes was convicted earlier this month of 165 counts of murder, attempted murder and weapons charges for July 2012 attack that killed 12 people and injured 70 othe

  • Detroit art museum says 'thanks' to Michigan with programs

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is showing its gratitude to the people of Michigan for the state's help in preserving the internationally renowned collection during the city's passage through bankruptcy. The institute announced a series of programs Wednesday, including the exhibition of one of its most popular oil paintings in Flint and Midland and the extension of its services and outreach efforts across Michigan. "It's wonderful to be able to share the DIA throughout our amazing state," Annmarie Erickson, the museum's chief operating officer, told The Associated Press in an email. During last year's bankruptcy proceedings, some creditors pushed for the city to look into the sale of assets, including cit

  • Film-Simon Pegg

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    FILE - In this Monday, July 27, 2015 file photo, Simon Pegg attends the premiere of "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" in Times Square in New York. The movie opens in U.S. theaters on July 31.

  • New 'Daily Host' host says tenor will change, not targets

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Incoming "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah said politics and the media will remain targets of the program but the perspective will be distinctively his. "The show still has its voice. It's just I'm at the helm taking things in a slightly different direction, but still trying to get to the same end place," Noah said Wednesday during a Q&A session with TV critics. Outgoing host Jon Stewart is a middle-aged Jewish man from New Jersey, Noah said, while he's a 31-year-old half-black, half-white South African man who's spent about five years in America as he's pursued his comedy career. "Look at issues in America right now, say just about racial inequality, Jon and I come from totally different poin

  • WinStar's Harry Connick, Jr. Concert Makes Great Girls' Getaway

    Carla Meadows | Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Now that summer family vacations are winding down, it's a great time to start thinking of a fun girls' retreat adventure. See how a short jaunt to check out the recent Harry Connick, Jr. concert at WinStar World Casino was just the right ticket.

  • UCO plans to renovate historic Mitchell Hall

    BY QUEILA OMENA Staff Writer  qomena@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    The University of Central Oklahoma plans to renovate Mitchell Hall.

  • 5 things that look like Grumpy Cat and Earl the Grumpy Puppy

    The Oklahoman | Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    In case you haven't been properly introduced, meet Earl the Grumpy Puppy: Sunday funday! A photo posted by @earlthegrumpypuppy on Jul 5, 2015 at 2:12pm PDT // No relation to Grumpy Cat, but the pint-sized pooch is making waves on the Internet thanks to his similar look. According to Earl's Facebook, he's a 5-month-old Puggle and looks like a blast to hang around. You can learn more about Earl here.

  • Review: 'Vacation' is a funny homage to its predecessor

    By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    The great American family road trip seems, in the 32 years since we first met the Griswolds, as antiquated a concept as ever. Middle class families fly now — device enabled, efficiency obsessed and always aware of the outside world. Families flew in 1983, too, of course. "National Lampoon's Vacation" actually begins with a bit of a debate about air versus ground, but road trips back then, even cross-country ones, weren't so out of the question for a family of four, especially when they had two weeks to do it.

  • Cuba could become big buyer for Oklahoma wheat

    BY LEILAH NAIFEH Business Writer lnaifeh@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Oklahoma sent a shipment of wheat to Cuba in 2004, but Cuba hasn’t bought from the United States since 2011.

  • Witty ‘Wittenberg’ staged at indoor space

    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    “Wittenberg” is both reverent and irreverent, humorous and serious, and highly recommended.

  • 2 vintage French films on Blu-ray, DVD

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    A pair of artistic French films by Alain Resnais, who died last year at age 91, are on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time, both featuring Fanny Ardant.

  • Dancing downtown: OKC Ballet moves to Film Row

    By Steve Lackmeyer Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    The new downtown offices above Joey's Pizza will not replace Oklahoma City Ballet's rehearsal studios and classrooms at NW 75 and Classen Boulevard, but will mark the start of what director Shane Jewell hopes will be a future move to a new downtown home for the entire operation.