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Aldean is engaged to Brittany Kerr

September 26, 2014 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country star Jason Aldean and former “American Idol” contestant Brittany Kerr are engaged. The engagement was confirmed Thursday by a publicist for Aldean. more »»

Franco on work relationship with Haze

September 26, 2014 TORONTO — As James Franco gets set to open his latest film, “The Sound and the Fury,” the actor-director likes to think of star Scott Haze as the Robert De Niro or Leonardo DiCaprio to his Martin... more »»

Kardashian jostled outside fashion show

September 26, 2014 PARIS — Kim Kardashian received a fright at a Paris Fashion Week event Thursday when she was apparently jostled by someone waiting in a large crowd outside her car. more »»

Shonda Rhimes lays claim to Thursday nights on ABC

September 25, 2014 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Let’s just go ahead and make it official. “Thursday” should be renamed “Shonday. more »»

'Jersey Shore' star Sorrentino indicted

September 25, 2014 NEWARK, N.J. more »»

Ames residency, concert by young concert artist Hermès Quartet

September 25, 2014 Hermès Quartet – String Quartet will give a 7:30 p.m. concert oct. 2 at Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, in the Music Building on the ISU Campus. more »»

Hyland gets restraining order against ex

September 25, 2014 LOS ANGELES — The ex-boyfriend of actress Sarah Hyland was ordered to stay away from the "Modern Family" star after she said he choked and threatened her. more »»

‘The Book of Mormon’ returns to Des Moines Civic Center

September 25, 2014 Back by popular demand, “The Book of Mormon,” which played a record breaking two-week run in 2013 returns to Des Moines for a limited engagement Jan. 6-11, 2015 at the Des Moines Civic Center. more »»

Alcatraz exhibit is tribute to political prisoners

September 25, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — An exhibition by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has transformed the former island prison of Alcatraz into a tribute to the world’s political prisoners, some famous and some... more »»

JJ Grey & Mofro comes to Des Moines

September 25, 2014 “Impassioned singing, riff-based Southern rock, cold-blooded swamp funk and sly Memphis soul. more »»

Solid Washington in mediocre ‘Equalizer’

September 25, 2014 By JOCELYN NOVECK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS If you were lucky enough to catch Denzel Washington in “A Raisin in the Sun” on Broadway, you saw the hugely charismatic actor portray, in an iconic role, the... more »»

Oktoberfest in the Amana Colonies Oct. 3-5

September 25, 2014 AMANA — All are invited to celebrate Oktoberfest in the historic Amana Colonies. There’s a unique experience waiting for all ages during this traditional German celebration Oct. 3-5. more »»

Kenny Chesney shows the way on new album

September 25, 2014 Kenny Chesney, “The Big Revival” (Blue Chair/Columbia) Kenny Chesney took a year off before recording his new album, “The Big Revival,” and it shows. more »»

The band Tennis bats about a classic pop sound

September 25, 2014 NEW YORK — Besides terminal unhipness, the band Tennis has a practical reason to regret taking its name from an inside joke between founding couple Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley. more »»

Farrell, Vaughn set for 'True Detective'

September 24, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will star in the second season of HBO's "True Detective. more »»

J. California Cooper, prolific writer, dead at 82

September 24, 2014 SEATTLE — Writer J. California Cooper, who was writing plays until Alice Walker suggested she switch to short stories and novels, because they were an easier path to a paycheck, has died at age 82. more »»

Rare Warhol paintings headed to NYC auction

September 24, 2014 NEW YORK — Elvis Presley. Marlon Brando. Andy Warhol. The A-list trifecta of music, film and art is going on the auction block at Christie's in November. more »»

Cuban salsa singer split between island and US

September 23, 2014 MIAMI — In his most famous song, Cuban salsa singer Manuel Gonzalez croons about creating a bridge between Miami and Havana. “A bridge made up of long sleeves,” he sings in “The Bridge. more »»

‘The Lion King’ earns record box office

September 23, 2014 NEW YORK — Here’s something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: “The Lion King” is the top ticket of all time. With a worldwide gross of over $6. more »»

Hulu sets ‘11/22/63’ series based on novel

September 23, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Stephen King’s time-travel novel about the Kennedy assassination is being adapted as a small-screen miniseries. more »»

 
 
 

 

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