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Zack Snyder exits ‘Justice League’ after daughter’s death

LOS ANGELES — The recent death of director Zack Snyder's daughter has driven the prominent filmmaker to step away from finishing the ensemble superhero movie "Justice League." A source close to production who was not authorized to speak publicly said Monday that Joss Whedon would take over ...

Clint Eastwood tells Cannes he might act again some day

CANNES, France — Clint Eastwood regaled the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday with stories from his long career, predicted a possible return to acting and decried the rise of political correctness. Eastwood was honored with several screenings of his films, including one marking the 25th ...

Pippa Middleton marries as royals look on

ENGLEFIELD, England — Two likely future British kings were there, along with one of the world's most photographed women, the often-adorable Prince Harry, a multilingual tennis legend and a brash TV reality star. But all eyes were on Pippa Middleton on Saturday as she walked down the aisle ...

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Fans thankful to see ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ a final time

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — For some circus fans Saturday, it was a chance to say goodbye to beloved childhood memories. For others, it was a bucket list fulfillment. Lions, tigers and clowns, no more. Oh my. It's curtains for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. This weekend, the ...

Judge confirms Prince’s 6 siblings as heirs to his estate

MINNEAPOLIS — A judge confirmed Prince's six siblings to be his rightful heirs in a ruling released Friday, bringing them a big step closer to collecting their shares of the music legend's multimillion-dollar estate. Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide formally declared that Prince died ...

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Imagine Dragons to honor Chris Cornell

NEW YORK — Imagine Dragons will pay tribute to the late Chris Cornell in words at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. A spokeswoman for the show's producers, dick clark productions, told The Associated Press on Friday that the rock band will talk about how the Soundgarden and Audioslave ...

‘Mamma Mia!’ sequel set for July 2018 release

LOS ANGELES — Mamma Mia, here we go again! A sequel to the ABBA-packed film musical "Mamma Mia!" will hit theaters on July 20, 2018. Universal Pictures said Friday that "Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!" will see the return of the film's original cast and feature a soundtrack of ABBA songs not ...

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In this Jan. 30, 1996 file photo, Roger Ailes, left, speaks at a news conference as Rupert Murdoch looks on after it was announced that Ailes will be chairman and CEO of Fox News. Fox News said on Thursday, that Ailes has died. He was 77.

Fox News founder Roger Ailes died of complications from fall

NEW YORK — Roger Ailes, the communications maestro who transformed television news and America's political conversation by creating and ruling Fox News Channel for two decades before being ousted last year for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday, according to his wife, Elizabeth Ailes. ...

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Singer Chris Cornell dies at age 52

DETROIT — Chris Cornell, one of the most lauded and respected contemporary lead singers in rock music with his bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, hanged himself Wednesday in a Detroit hotel room, according to the city's medical examiner. He was 52. The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office ...

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“Instant Comedy — Just Add Spam” returns to the Orpheum Theater, for a one-night-only performance, Saturday at 7 p.m. The improv comedy show will offer spontaneous jokes and skits, plus audience interaction. Tickets cost $10.

Spontaneous fun

“Instant Comedy — Just Add Spam” returns to the Orpheum Theater for a one-night-only performance, Saturday at 7 p.m. While this live show is held every December (along with comedy workshops), this is the first time in two years it is also being offered in the springtime. “We are ...

Applause Calendar, May 18, 2017

May 18 Free Legal Assistance 1-3 p.m.; MICA Family Development Center, 6 S. Second St., Marshalltown Iowa Legal Aid Historical Society of Marshall County “Protectors of the Column” and “Eye to Eye” by Tom LaVille: Stories of his experience in Vietnam 6:30p.m.; Historical ...

The Spicy Pickles opens RiverLoop Concert Series

WATERLOO — The Waterloo Center for the Arts’ 2017 RiverLoop Rhythms Concert Series at the Amphitheatre, 225 Commercial St., kicks off with The Spicy Pickles from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on May 26. Admission is free with food and beverages available for purchase. Joe Smith and The Spicy Pickles ...

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Love On The Floor – Live Dance Tour hits Ames

AMES — Professional dancer and television host Cheryl Burke is launching a 30-city tour titled, Love On The Floor, performing at Stephens Auditorium in Ames at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 3. The live dance show kicks off its national tour of intimate performing arts theaters across the country Oct. 17 ...

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Manuel Neri with Escalieta I (1998) in the Gerdin Business Building, Iowa State University. An Iowa Art in State Buildings project for the Gerdin Business Building. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University.

Neri gift to ISU museum

AMES — Iowa State University has received a gift of sculptures and drawings by important American artist Manuel Neri (American, b. 1930) from the Manuel Neri Trust of Benicia, Calif. Neri is recognized internationally by his sculptural work in marble, plaster and bronze that depicts the ...

Auditions for MCT’s ‘Into the Woods’ set for May 22, 23

Coming this summer to Marshalltown Community Theatre: the Tony award-winning musical, “Into The Woods,” music and lyrics written by Stephen Sondheim, book by Jame Lapine, directed by Rick Gooding. Performances will be the last two weekends in July. Auditions are at 6:30 p.m. on May 22 ...

Will Smith, Pedro Almodovar open testy Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France — The 70th Cannes Film Festival opened Wednesday under the lights of Cote D'Azur sunshine and high-wattage stars such as Will Smith and Marion Cotillard. But a brewing storm over Netflix's place at the world's most prestigious film festival clouded the event as Cannes rolled ...

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‘Bridget Jones’ author wins fiction prize, pig

LONDON — Helen Fielding's latest book about the misadventures of indomitable singleton Bridget Jones won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction Thursday, gaining the writer rewards that include champagne and a pig. "Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries" was declared winner of ...

Radio host Alex Jones apologizes to Chobani

BOISE, Idaho — Right-wing radio host Alex Jones says he has settled a lawsuit filed by yogurt giant Chobani, reversing course from previous claims that he would never back down in the defamation case. Chobani had argued in its lawsuit that Jones and his InfoWars website posted fabricated ...

Bon Jovi Graduation Surprise

Bon Jovi surprises at commencement show

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Bon Jovi entertained graduates and guests at Fairleigh Dickinson University's commencement exercises Tuesday by putting on a surprise performance. Fairleigh Dickinson won a nationwide contest to bring the New Jersey-based rock band to play their graduation by ...

Tim Allen ‘stunned’ by ABC axing his show

NEW YORK — Have viewers seen the last of "Last Man Standing" ? Not without a fight, at least to judge by the uproar over ABC's announcement that the Tim Allen sitcom won't be back in the fall. A warm family comedy about a man who stays addled by the females in his life while being buffeted ...