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Ben Affleck debuts ‘Batman v Superman’ footage at Comic-Con

July 12, 2015 SAN DIEGO — All is not well for Superman, audiences at Comic-Con found out on Saturday during a jam-packed and revealing Warner Bros. presentation in Hall H. more »»

'Game of Thrones' cast duck Season 6 questions

July 11, 2015 SAN DIEGO — Jon Snow isn't the only one who knows nothing. Fans who attended the "Game of Thrones" panel at Comic-Con found themselves in a similar position Friday afternoon. more »»

Black group faults release of Cosby docs

July 11, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — A black conservatives leadership group is criticizing the federal judge who unsealed portions of Bill Cosby's deposition in a sexual assault lawsuit. more »»

Omar Sharif, of “Doctor Zhivago,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” dies

July 11, 2015 CAIRO — In “Lawrence of Arabia,” Omar Sharif first emerges as speck in distance in the shimmering desert sand. more »»

$50K given to girl with cancer in Swift's name

July 10, 2015 PHOENIX — An Arizona girl recently diagnosed with cancer has gotten a boost in the form of a $50,000 donation posted online in singer Taylor Swift's name. more »»

Sarandon joins Nolte for 2016 political satire

July 10, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Susan Sarandon is reuniting with big-screen co-star Nick Nolte for a TV political satire. The Epix premium channel said Sarandon will play a former first lady opposite Nolte's ex-U.S. more »»

Stay out of the water, Chuck! Cat joins Shark Week frenzy

July 10, 2015 NEW YORK — Head over to Cody VandeZande’s condo in Chicago and you won’t find a room without shark. more »»

‘Spa Day’ for elephants in Marshalltown

July 9, 2015 TIMES-REPUBLICAN The Pampered Pachyderms of the Carson & Barnes Circus are looking forward to the upcoming stop at Marshalltown’s Central Iowa Fairgrounds, 1308 E. Olive St., on July 1. more »»

Selleck accused of stealing water for ranch

July 9, 2015 LOS ANGELES — A water district has sued Tom Selleck, claiming the star of the crime shows "Magnum, P.I. more »»

Branson’s Gabriel brings his award-winning show to Amana

July 9, 2015 Doug Gabriel is Branson’s only 10-time winner of “Male Vocalist of the Year!” Gabriel comes to Amana on July 16-18 and performs his award-winning show on the Old Creamery Theatre’s Main Stage. more »»

Spike making series on computer icon McAfee

July 9, 2015 NEW YORK — The Spike television network says it is making a six-part TV series based on the life of anti-virus software entrepreneur John McAfee, centered around interviews with him. more »»

Penn & Teller aim to work their brand of magic on Broadway

July 9, 2015 NEW YORK — Magic doesn’t just happen like, well, magic. more »»

Star chef Jose Andres cancels restaurant for Trump hotel

July 9, 2015 WASHINGTON — Celebrity chef Jose Andres backed out of plans Wednesday to open a flagship restaurant in Donald Trump’s new hotel under construction in Washington amid ongoing fallout from Trump’s... more »»


July 9, 2015 Sidekicks rarely shine when thrust into the spotlight, but what about a few hundred of them? The Minions, having been the best part of the two previous “Despicable Me” movies, have swarmed the scree... more »»

Premier Iowa Art Event: Fresh Paint 2015

July 9, 2015 AMANA — Bold, painterly strokes and luminous colors will define the brilliance of the artists at the eighth annual Fresh Paint, the Plein Air Art Festival at Catiri’s Art Oasis in Amana. more »»

Des Moines Performing Arts to “Spotlight” creative performances

July 9, 2015 DES MOINES — A new series spotlighting an eclectic mix of world-class musicians will soon take the stage on Des Moines Performing Arts’ programming schedule. more »»

Cosby accusers claim vindication, friends reserve judgment

July 8, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — While many of Bill Cosby’s accusers feel vindicated by his decade-old admission that he gave at least one woman quaaludes before sex, some of his Hollywood friends are reserving... more »»

Harry Shearer back at 'The Simpsons'

July 8, 2015 NEW YORK — Harry Shearer and his many voices are returning to "The Simpsons" after a contentious and public contract dispute. more »»

'Lego Movie' directors to helm ‘Star Wars' spinoff

July 8, 2015 NEW YORK — Laugh it up, Fuzzballs: Han Solo is getting his own movie, and it's going to be helmed by "Lego Movie" directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord. more »»

Cosby said he got drugs to give women for sex

July 7, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he secured quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and that he gave the sedative to at least one woman and... more »»



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