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Wyclef Jean

Wyclef mistaken for robbery suspect

LOS ANGELES — Grammy-winning musician Wyclef Jean said he was handcuffed and "treated like a criminal" when Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies mistook him for a violent armed robber early Tuesday. The former Fugees star posted a video on Twitter showing himself in handcuffs leaned over a ...

Lawsuit: Disney copied plans for ‘Zootopia’

LOS ANGELES — A screenwriter and producer sued Walt Disney Pictures on Tuesday claiming the studio copied his ideas to create "Zootopia." Gary L. Goldman, whose credits include "Total Recall," and "Big Trouble in Little China," filed the lawsuit in a federal court. His lawsuit states he ...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ roars with monstrous $170M debut

NEW YORK — Disney's live-action "Beauty" was a beast at the box office, opening with an estimated $170 million in North American ticket sales and setting a new high mark for family movies. "Beauty and the Beast" blew past the previous record-holder for G- or PG-rated releases, according to ...

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FILE - In this April 4, 1980 file photo, guitarist and singer Chuck Berry performs his "duck walk" as he plays his guitar on stage. On Saturday, police in Missouri said Berry has died at the age of 90.

Rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90

NEW YORK — Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music's joy and rebellion in such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven," died Saturday at his home west of St. Louis. He was 90. Emergency responders ...

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William and Kate meet Paris attack survivors

PARIS — Prince William and his wife Kate met Saturday with survivors of the 2015 extremist attacks at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris and other city sites on the second day of their visit to the French capital. During a visit to the Invalides monument, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ...

Page, Garner to do live reading of ‘Juno’

LOS ANGELES — Ellen Page will reprise her pregnant-teen role in "Juno" during an all-female live reading of the film to mark its 10th anniversary and to benefit Planned Parenthood, according to Entertainment Weekly. The creators will stage the reading April 8 at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in ...

Amanda Seyfried, Thomas Sadoski

Amanda Seyfried weds actor Thomas Sadoski

LOS ANGELES — Mom-to-be Amanda Seyfried has married fellow actor Thomas Sadoski in a low-key ceremony. Sadoski delivered the news to "Late Late Show" host James Corden on Thursday's episode. Sadoski flashed a wedding ring at Corden and told him the pair eloped on Sunday. He says they ...

Hannity denies pointing gun at Williams on set

NEW YORK — Sean Hannity says he never pointed a gun at Fox News colleague Juan Williams, despite a CNN report to the contrary. CNN reported Thursday that Hannity pointed a gun directly at Williams and turned on the laser sight off-air following a heated segment last year. In a statement, ...

Artie Lange arrested over drug possession

HOBOKEN, N.J. — Comedian Artie Lange was arrested recently on drug possession charges outside his New Jersey home. Hoboken police spokesman Sgt. Edgardo Cruz tells to NJ Advance Media that 49-year-old Lange was arrested on Sunday after allegedly being found with drugs in the parking garage ...

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and his wife Sophie Gregoire, behind, greet some of the citizens from Gander, Newfoundland, after the Broadway musical "Come From Away" in New York on Wednesday.

Canadian prime minister, Ivanka Trump catch Broadway musical

NEW YORK — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — along with first daughter Ivanka Trump as a guest — welcomed a new Broadway musical that celebrates Canadian compassion and openness to international travelers following the Sept. 11 attacks. Trudeau and Trump and some 120 ambassadors ...

TV-SNL-Live For All

‘SNL’ to air live to all, not taped for some

NEW YORK — After 42 seasons, "Saturday Night Live" is trying something new: airing live to everybody. For the first time, "SNL" will broadcast live simultaneously across the U.S. for its final four shows of the season, NBC announced Thursday. Until now, viewers in the Mountain and Pacific ...

Ex-Power Ranger pleads guilty to manslaughter

LANCASTER, Calif. — A former "Power Rangers" TV actor has pleaded guilty to killing his roommate, who was stabbed to death with a sword. Thirty-eight-year-old Ricardo Medina entered a plea Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court to voluntary manslaughter with the use of a sword. He ...

Applause Calendar, March 16, 2017

March 16 Lenihan Dodge Ball Tournament to benefit Make-a-Wish Iowa 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Lenihan gym Public is invited to attend/Donations accepted at main Lenihan office, 212 W. Ingledue St. History on Third Thursday 6:30 p.m. at Historical Society of Marshall County Museum, 202 E. Church ...

U.S.Navy Band

United States Navy Band presents free performance on March 30

AMES — The Iowa State Center and Iowa State University Music Department welcome the United States Navy Band from Washington D.C. to Stephens Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on March 30 as part of the U.S. Navy Band’s National Tour. With the support of area sponsors, this concert is a free event. ...

Comedian T.J. Miller to perform at Iowa State

AMES — Tickets are now on sale for comedian T.J. Miller, performing at Iowa State University on March 25. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. performance in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. Miller is one of the comedy world’s most sought after stand-ups. He’s been named one of ...

University Museums’ 9th Annual Brunnier in Bloom March 24-26

AMES — University Museum’s 9th annual Brunnier in Bloom will be happening March 24-26 this year in the Brunnier Art Museum, located on the second floor of the Scheman Building at the Iowa State Center. This highly anticipated annual event is a great way to celebrate spring, community and ...

Pentatonix

Pentatonix plans national tour stop at the Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES — Pentatonix, the Grammy Award winning a cappella group from Arlington, Texas, will be performing at the Iowa State Fair Grandstand at 8 p.m. on Aug.13. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on March 24 at www.etix.com or 800-514-3849. In just five years, Pentatonix has sold more than 6 ...

Wieting Theatre to host author/psychic Adrian Lee March 19

TOLEDO — Author, psychic and paranormal investigator Adrian Lee will give a presentation Sunday, March 19 at 1 p.m. at the Wieting Theatre, located at 101 S. Church St. in Toledo. He will discuss the findings from the paranormal investigation of the theatre he conducted on Aug. 8, 2015 ...

Ivana Trump

Ivana Trump writing memoir

NEW YORK — Ivana Trump, the first wife of President Donald Trump, is writing a memoir that will focus on the couple's three children. "Raising Trump" will be published Sept. 12, Gallery Books told The Associated Press on Wednesday. According to Gallery, Ivana Trump is writing a story of ...

National Enquirer buys Us Weekly for $100M

NEW YORK — The publisher of Rolling Stone magazine is selling celebrity magazine Us Weekly for $100 million to the owner of the National Enquirer tabloid. In a press release, American Media Inc., which also owns Star, OK! and Men's Fitness, did not say how much it is paying for Us Weekly. ...