Entertainment

‘The Price Is Right Live’ at the Civic Center

DES MOINES — Des Moines Performing Arts recently announced “The Price Is Right Live” is coming to the Civic Center at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 6, 2018. Tickets ranging from $47.50-$57.50 will go on sale at 9 a.m. on July 20 and are available at DMPA.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office or by ...

OJ Simpson Parole

OJ Simpson to plead for parole

LOVELOCK, Nev. — O.J. Simpson once thrilled crowds as he ran for touchdowns and hurdled airport seats in car rental ads to achieve Hollywood celebrity before he was acquitted of murder in the 1995 "trial of the century" in Los Angeles. Now, an aging Simpson will appear as inmate No. 1027820 ...

‘Game of Thrones’ debut draws record 10.1 million viewers

LOS ANGELES — Women dominate Westeros as never before, and it's the same with the "Game of Thrones" ratings. The HBO drama's seventh-season premiere last weekend drew a record-setting 10.1 million viewers, according to Nielsen company figures released Tuesday. That eclipsed previous ...

Poland Britain Royals

Prince William, Kate visit WWII camp

GDANSK, Poland — Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate were guided by two Holocaust survivors around the site of a former Nazi German concentration camp in Poland on Tuesday and then visited the historic city of Gdansk. The royal couple is on a goodwill trip to Poland and Germany aimed ...

Kenny, Dolly announce final duo performance

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two of country music's biggest stars, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, whose onstage chemistry spawned hit duets like "Islands in the Stream" and "Real Love," will be making their final performance together this year. Rogers, who is retiring from touring, says his final ...

Jury awards $3.9M to family of film worker killed by train

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A jury awarded $3.9 million Monday to the family of a movie worker killed on a Georgia railroad bridge in 2014, finding the railroad's owner shared in the blame for the deadly freight train collision even though the film crew was trespassing. The parents of Sarah Jones sued ...

Disney Expo Animation

‘Infinity War’ upstages ‘Star Wars’ at D23 expo

ANAHEIM, Calif. — A hair-raising teaser trailer for "Avengers: Infinity War" stole the show at the star-studded presentation of the Walt Disney Studios upcoming live-action films at the studios' fan convention D23, upstaging even "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Oprah Winfrey and Mary ...

DMX

Rapper DMX pleads not guilty to dodging $1.7M tax debt

NEW YORK — Rapper DMX walked free on Friday after pleading not guilty to what the Internal Revenue Service described as a brazen effort to evade $1.7 million in taxes, saying his faith and loyal fans would keep his career on track. "It's allowed me to not be scared of the situation and face ...

Spain Running of the Bulls

3 injured on final day of running of the bulls

PAMPLONA, Spain — The final bull run of the 2017 San Fermin festival 2017 in Pamplona left 13 people injured Friday —the highest number this year— but no gorings despite being the fastest dash of all eight held in the northern Spanish city. Medical officials said a 30 year-old visitor ...

Hamill, Fisher honored as ‘Legends’ by Disney

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mark Hamill has been bestowed one of Disney's highest honors, but he can't believe Carrie Fisher wasn't there to see it. Hamill and Fisher were named Disney Legends during a ceremony Friday at the company's biannual fan convention, the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. ...

Fired voice of Kermit the Frog says he’s ‘devastated’

LOS ANGELES — It isn't easy being green. But no longer being green is apparently even harder. Steve Whitmire, the puppeteer who was fired after 27 years as Kermit the Frog said Thursday he is "devastated to have failed" Muppets founder and his mentor Jim Henson. Whitmire has been with the ...

Emmy Nominations Drama Actress

Emmy noms pit niche fare against mainstream

LOS ANGELES — "This Is Us." And that is them. When Emmy nominations were announced Thursday, one side of the TV coin hinted that broadcast's cultural relevance might be staging a comeback. This was thanks largely to the 11 nods granted NBC's "This Is Us," which broke out last fall as ...

Kid Rock hints at potential US Senate run in Michigan

LANSING, Mich.— Kid Rock for U.S. Senate? The musician from suburban Detroit is teasing his potential 2018 candidacy, though it is news to Michigan Republicans. Kid Rock, who was born Robert Ritchie, said Wednesday that a website hinting at his campaign — www.kidrockforsenate.com — is ...

Kermit the Frog will have a new voice after actor steps down

NEW YORK — There's a frog in a lot of throats across the country as news has circulated that Kermit the Frog is getting a new voice. ABC News and The Hollywood Reporter report that Steve Whitmire has left his role giving life to the iconic green Muppet. Whitmire has voiced and made the ...

Tom Hanks to be honored by National Archives Foundation

WASHINGTON — Actor Tom Hanks is being honored by the National Archives Foundation in Washington. The National Archives Foundation, the nonprofit partner to the National Archives, announced Monday that Hanks will receive its 2017 Records of Achievement Award. The foundation says the honor ...

Larry David

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ returning Oct. 1

NEW YORK — You can curb your skepticism. HBO has locked down Oct. 1 to start a new season of the Larry David comedy "Curb Your Enthusiasm." HBO said Monday that the 10 episodes will bring back regulars Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman and JB Smoove, among others. This long-awaited ninth season ...

Larry David

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ returning Oct. 1

NEW YORK — You can curb your skepticism. HBO has locked down Oct. 1 to start a new season of the Larry David comedy "Curb Your Enthusiasm." HBO said Monday that the 10 episodes will bring back regulars Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman and JB Smoove, among others. This long-awaited ninth season ...

Ari Fleischer a Fox News contributor

NEW YORK — Fox News Channel has signed former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer to a contributor role. The network announced Monday that Fleischer will provide "strategic communications and political analysis" for both Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. Fleischer served as ...

Film Box Office

‘Spider-Man’ slings $117M debut

NEW YORK — "Spider-Man: Homecoming" swung past expectations, opening with an estimated $117 million in North America and giving a Sony Pictures a much needed hit. "Homecoming" was one of the biggest tests yet for the notion that domestic moviegoers are growing weary of sequels and reboots ...

‘True Blood’ actor Nelsan Ellis dead at 39

NEW YORK — Actor Nelsan Ellis, best known for his memorable portrayal of Lafayette Reynolds on HBO's "True Blood," has died at the age of 39. Ellis' manager, Emily Gerson Saines, confirmed the actor's death in an email Saturday. The Hollywood Reporter, which was first to report Ellis' ...