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Nike Chairman Phil Knight writes memoir

October 6, 2015 NEW YORK — Finally ready to step back and reflect, Nike Chairman Phil Knight has written a memoir. The Scribner imprint of Simon & Schuster In. more »»

Spike Lee is marathon grand marshal

October 6, 2015 NEW YORK — He’s a noted filmmaker, a teacher, an honorary Oscar winner, a crazy New York sports fan and now this: Spike Lee is the next grand marshal of the New York City Marathon. more »»

The Weeknd to perform on Jingle Ball tour

October 6, 2015 NEW YORK — The Weeknd, One Direction and Selena Gomez are slated to perform on the 11-date Jingle Ball tour this December. IHeartRadio announced Monday that the tour will kick off Dec. more »»

Science sells: ‘The Martian’ lands with $55 million debut

October 5, 2015 NEW YORK — Opening just days after NASA announced findings showing water on Mars, “The Martian” soaked up moviegoers at the box office. more »»

Hillary Clinton does an ‘SNL’ skit

October 5, 2015 WASHINGTON — Set ‘em up, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and lend an ear to the troubles of a presidential candidat. more »»

Motown’s 1st press officer Al Abrams dies

October 5, 2015 DETROIT — Al Abrams, the founding press officer and publicist for Motown Records, died Saturday following a battle with cancer, his wife said. He was 74. more »»

Cassidy charged with leaving scene of crash

October 4, 2015 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Former teen idol David Cassidy has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving with an expired tag after a crash in Florida last month. more »»

Smith's 007 theme first Bond song to top charts

October 4, 2015 LONDON — Sam Smith's 007 theme has gone straight to No. 1 — the first James Bond song to top the U.K. singles chart. more »»

Models, not celebrity guests, turn heads in Paris

October 4, 2015 PARIS — Forget the celebrity guests; it’s all about the models at this season’s Paris Fashion Week. more »»

Knightley's Broadway debut interrupted

October 3, 2015 NEW YORK — Keira Knightley's Broadway debut was interrupted when a member of the audience shouted at the actress and threw a bouquet of flowers at the stage before being escorted from the theater. more »»

Pitbull lends celebrity to Vegas charter school

October 3, 2015 LAS VEGAS — Rapper Pitbull is lending his celebrity image opening a second SLAM! charter school, this time near Las Vegas. more »»

Irish playwright Brian Friel, famed for ‘Lughnasa,’ dies

October 3, 2015 DUBLIN — Brian Friel distrusted the reliability of mere facts. more »»

Lead scientist of Pluto expedition has book deal

October 2, 2015 NEW YORK — You've seen the images from Pluto. Now, the lead scientist of the historic NASA expedition is ready to tell the whole stor. more »»

LA prosecutors review case against Bill Cosby

October 2, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles prosecutors are reviewing an investigation into a model's accusations that Bill Cosby sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion, an official said Thursday. more »»

Metropolitan Opera launches 10th HD season

October 2, 2015 NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Opera is kicking off its 10th season of live HD broadcasts this Saturday with Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” starring — who else? — Anna Netrebko. more »»

The Tenderloins ‘Where’s Larry?’ tour comes to Civic Center

October 1, 2015 DES MOINES – The cast of truTV’s “Impractical Jokers,” featuring the acclaimed comedy troupe The Tenderloins (made up of Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto, James “Murr” Murray and Brian “Q” Quinn), will... more »»

Titanic's last lunch menu auctioned for $88,000

October 1, 2015 NEW YORK — The Titanic's last lunch menu has sold at auction for $88,00. more »»

Poet Hirsch at Grinnell College

October 1, 2015 GRINNELL — Celebrated poet Edward Hirsch, a 1972 graduate of Grinnell College, will join Grinnell College Professor of English Ralph Savarese in a conversation about poetry and parenting on Oct. more »»

Moore's new film acquired by distributor

October 1, 2015 NEW YORK — Michael Moore's latest documentary, "Where to Invade Next," has been acquired by a newly formed distributor. more »»

ISU Theatre opens with Romance! Treasure! Adventure!

October 1, 2015 AMES — Iowa State University Theatre kicks-off its 2015-16 season at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 2 at Fisher Theater with a family-friendly production of “Treasure Island. more »»



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