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Judge OKs bankruptcy plan for rapper 50 Cent

July 7, 2016 HARTFORD, Conn. — A federal bankruptcy court judge in Connecticut on Wednesday approved a plan for 50 Cent to reorganize his finances and pay back creditor. more »»

Broadway’s ‘Fun Home’ cast sets benefit for Orlando victims

July 6, 2016 NEW YORK — Many Broadway stars have joined together to sing and raise money to help the survivors of the gay nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. more »»

'The Birth of a Nation' film inspires lectures

July 6, 2016 NEW YORK — Nate Parker's "The Birth of a Nation" isn't out until October, but some libraries will be teaching about the slave rebellion that it's based on later this summer. more »»

Box office top 20: ‘Dory’ tops 'Tarzan,' 'BFG'

July 6, 2016 NEW YORK — Tarzan didn't roar and The Big Friendly Giant didn't stomp. Instead, "Finding Dory" led the box office for the third straight week, taking in $51. more »»

Hollywood flees Louisiana for sweeter taxes

July 5, 2016 NEW ORLEANS — It’s the middle of a recent work day inside a Hollywood-style movie studio in downtown New Orleans, and Trey Burvant turns off the lights on an empty Stage 1. more »»

25 people taken to hospitals during Kenny Chesney concert

July 4, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Officials say more than two dozen people were taken to hospitals and several others were arrested in and around the Kenny Chesney concert in Pittsburgh. more »»

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and author, dead at 87

July 3, 2016 NEW YORK — Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, the Romanian-born Holocaust survivor whose classic “Night” became a landmark testament to the Nazis’ crimes and launched Wiesel’s long career as one of the... more »»

Keillor performs final 'Companion'

July 3, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Writer and humorist Garrison Keillor served up a bittersweet farewell for some 18,000 fans at the Hollywood Bowl, as he hosted his final episode of the old-style radio variety show, "A... more »»

Monae, Lamar to perform at White House

July 3, 2016 WASHINGTON — Singer-songwriter Janelle Monae (moh-NAY') and rapper Kendrick Lamar will help President Barack Obama celebrate his final Fourth of July at the White House. more »»

Games of Thrones stars blast politicians

July 2, 2016 ATHENS, Greece — On screen she's a homicidal maniac. more »»

'Eat Pray Love' author separating from husband

July 2, 2016 NEW YORK — The author of "Eat Pray Love" is splitting up with her husband, whom she describes meeting at the end of her million-selling memoi. more »»

ScarJo ranked top-grossing actress

July 1, 2016 Scarlett Johansson has taken the crown as Hollywood's highest-grossing actress ever. A website called Box Office Mojo that tracks how much money movies make lists Johansson as the top-earning actress. more »»

HLN's Nancy Grace leaving her legal show

July 1, 2016 NEW YORK — Tough-talking former prosecutor Nancy Grace is leaving her prime-time show on the HLN network in October. more »»

Adnan Syed, the man at center of ‘Serial’ podcast, granted a new trial

July 1, 2016 BALTIMORE — After spending 16 years in prison for the killing of his former high school girlfriend, a man at the center of popular podcast “Serial” has a chance at freedom. more »»

Applause Calendar

June 30, 2016 June 30 Iowa 99 County Bible Reading Marathon Marshall County Courthouse 80-hour round the clock marathon to read the Bible from cover to cover 8 a.m.; Concludes 4 p.m. more »»

Color Run Tropicolor makes a splash in Des Moines July 9

June 30, 2016 DES MOINES — The Color Run, the largest 5k event series in the world, will bring its 2016 tour theme, “The Color Run Tropicolor World Tour” to State Capitol Grounds, 1111 E. Court Ave. more »»

Thursdays of Note at the Botanical Garden

June 30, 2016 DES MOINES — The popular Thursday Nights in the Garden are underway for the summer and will be looking forward to enhancements the last Thursday of each month, beginning June 30. more »»

Grand Theatre celebrates 20th Anniversary of reopening

June 30, 2016 ELDORA — The Grand Theatre in Eldora will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its reopening this weekend, July 2 and 3 with a free matinee showing at 2 p.m. each day of the movie “Twister. more »»

In ‘Tarzan,’ a questionable return to the jungle

June 30, 2016 Tarzan has been dusted off, his abs polished and his vocabulary spruced up in David Yates’ handsome but altogether pointless “The Legend of Tarzan,” a chest-thumping resurrection of the Ape Man that... more »»

Kayne West, Adidas expand partnership

June 30, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Rapper Kanye West and Adidas are expanding their partnership that began almost two years ago with retail hubs for his Yeezy products and additional sportswear designs. more »»



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