Entertainment

‘Batman v Superman’ falls in second week

The Associated PressLOS ANGELES - Word of mouth might be kryptonite for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," which fell a steep 68 percent in its second weekend in theaters according to comScore estimates Sunday. The superhero pic earned an estimated $52.4 million over the weekend, easily ...

Indonesia threatens to bar DiCaprio

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio may be banned from returning to Indonesia over his criticisms that palm oil plantations are destroying the country's rainforests and endangering wildlife, an immigration official said Saturday.The Oscar winner made a one-day visit to ...

Magazine apologizes to Clooney for ‘interview’

LONDON - Celebrity magazine Hello! has apologized to George Clooney for running an interview that the star says was "completely fabricated." Quotes from the article - in which the actor supposedly talked about his marriage to British lawyer Amal Clooney - were picked up by other publications ...

Going once, going twice: Ruth’s glove, Hendrix’s cowboy hat

BIDDEFORD, Maine - A baseball glove belonging to hard-swinging Babe Ruth fetched $118,000 at auction Saturday, the top item from a collection of memorabilia that included Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse ears and John Wayne's cowboy hat, boots and spurs.The price paid for the left-handed glove showed ...

WWE’s WrestleMania looks to upstage Final 4

WWE bills WrestleMania as its Super Bowl.WrestleMania is always the biggest, baddest fight night of the year - and on Sunday, maybe of all time.Forget the Final Four. The true extravaganza this weekend in Texas is WrestleMania. WWE is headed to a stadium worthy of a Super Bowl, and has lofty ...

Kanye West’s ‘Life of Pablo’ widely available

LOS ANGELES - It's no joke. After six weeks of streaming exclusively on Tidal, the music service, Kanye West's latest album, "The Life of Pablo," was released to other streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. The wide release comes after West tweeted in February that the album "will ...

Fox’s Megyn Kelly: O’Reilly, CNN should have done more for me

NEW YORK - Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly is taking notes on who she feels has been supportive when she was attacked by Donald Trump, and colleague Bill O'Reilly and CNN are both on her list.Kelly, in an interview with Charlie Rose to air on CBS' "Sunday Morning" this weekend, said she wished ...

Douglas donating his film collection

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Academy Award winner Michael Douglas is donating his personal collection of more than three dozen film prints to Rochester's George Eastman Museum.Officials at the photography museum located on the estate of Kodak's founder say Thursday that the Douglas collection of 35 mm and ...

Beyonce launches active wear line for women

NEW YORK - Beyonce is launching an active wear line for women next month.The singer announced the 2016 spring/summer collection Thursday called Ivy Park. It's a collaboration with Sir Philip Green of the retail giant Arcadia Group. The collection will be available April 14.Beyonce said in a ...

Musicians turning up for David Bowie tribute concerts

NEW YORK - Jakob Dylan, Michael Stipe, the Flaming Lips and Pixies are among the artists honoring David Bowie Thursday at a Carnegie Hall tribute concert that turned into a memorial through some bizarre timing.Organizers of a benefit for music education that each year focuses on the work of a ...

Special performance honoring Aldo Leopold

AMES - Aldo Leopold will be in Ames on April 9. Rather Jim Pfitzer will be in Ames on April 9, portraying the famous conservationist in a one-act, one-man performance, "Aldo Leopold-A standard of Change."The 2 p.m. play will be held at the Iowa State University Alumni Center south ballroom. It ...

Grinnell College to show Puccini’s ‘Madama Butterfly’

GRINNELL - Grinnell College will stream the Metropolitan Opera's production of Giacomo Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" at noon on April 2 in the Harris Center Cinema, 1114 10th Ave., Grinnell."Madama Butterfly" is set in the Japanese port city of Nagasaki, one of the country's only ports open to ...

‘The Secret Garden’ blooms in Ames

AMES - Iowa State University Theatre's spring musical, "The Secret Garden," blooms in Ames, beginning on April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Fisher Theater. There will be additional performances at 7:30 p.m. on April 9, 15 and 16 and matinee performances at 2 p.m. on April 10 and 17.According to Director ...

Female country acts take center stage at ACM festival

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Sometimes when Carrie Underwood steps out onto the stage at a country music festival, she might be the sole female artist to perform."You're at a festival and they will talk about potentially having another woman on there and then they are like, 'No, no, we already have one. ...

‘Alexander, Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move’

AMES - Iowa State Center brings Judith Viorst's book, "Alexander, Who's Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move" to delightful life on stage at Stephens Auditorium at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on April 1 as part of the Martha-Ellen Tye Youth Matinee Series. All seats $4 in advance; $5 at the ...

The Maintenance Shop spring concert schedule

TIMES-REPUBLICANAMES - The Iowa State University Memorial Union and Student Union Board will conclude their spring concert schedule for The Maintenance Shop (M-Shop), the award winning, all-ages venue that has been providing live music for the ISU campus and Ames community since 1974, with a ...

Live telecast of Sorkin’s ‘A Few Good Men’ set for NBC

NEW YORK - Emmy- and Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin is bringing a live presentation of his drama "A Few Good Men" to NBC next year, the network announced Wednesday.Sorkin, whose resume includes NBC's "The West Wing" and his Oscar-winning screenplay for "The Social Network," will adapt and produce "A ...

TLC making drama by creator Tyler Perry

NEW YORK - Entertainment mogul Tyler Perry is producing a drama about a woman involved in a political sex scandal, the first scripted series that will air on the TLC network. TLC said Wednesday that the eight-episode series, tentatively titled "Too Close to Home," will air this summer. The lead ...

Katt Williams arrested after fight with teen

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Police say actor Katt Williams has turned himself in at a Georgia jail to face charges following a fight with a teenager.Gainesville police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook says Williams was arrested Wednesday. Police in Gainesville, just northeast of Atlanta, said the 44-year-old ...

Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke dies at 69

NEW YORK - Patty Duke, who as a teen won an Oscar for playing Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker," then maintained a long career while battling personal demons, has died at the age of 69.The actress died early Tuesday morning of sepsis from a ruptured intestine, according to her agent, ...