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Iowans of the Stage and Screen

June 12, 2016 Editor’s note: This article is the latest in a monthly series highlighting the personalities featured in the Exhibit Hall at the Orpheum Theater Center. more »»

Gawker files for bankruptcy, to sell itself to Ziff Davis

June 11, 2016 NEW YORK — Gawker Media is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and putting itself up for sale, strained by a jury’s verdict that that it must pay $140 million to pro wrestler Hulk Hogan in a... more »»

'Nashville' television drama gets a new life

June 11, 2016 NEW YORK — The television series "Nashville" is getting a second life. more »»

Rod Stewart knighted by queen

June 11, 2016 LONDON — Rocker Rod Stewart has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in her annual Birthday Honors List, which also included recognition for astronaut Tim Peake and "Downton Abbey" star Penelope... more »»

Actor Bruce Campbell says conservative tweet was faked

June 10, 2016 "Ash vs. Evil Dead" star Bruce Campbell is setting the record straight after he says a conservative Twitter account co-opted a photo of a bloody makeup test for one of his co-star. more »»

Adam Rodriguez joins 'Criminal Minds' cast

June 10, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Former "CSI: Miami" star Adam Rodriguez is joining the CBS FBI drama, "Criminal Minds." Rodriguez and CBS announced the move Wednesday. more »»

Top ‘Hamilton’ premium ticket pushed to record $849

June 10, 2016 NEW YORK — Be prepared to fork over a lot more Hamiltons to see the Broadway smash “Hamilton.” Producers have pushed the top premium seat price up to a record $849. more »»

Applause Calendar

June 9, 2016 June 9 Gigantic Kiwanis PM Garage Sale Activities Building Central Iowa Fairgrounds Exercise Your Mind: READ! Marshalltown Public Library Kick-off event 5:30 p.m. more »»

Heard's ex-girlfriend defends actress

June 9, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Amber Heard's ex-girlfriend said Wednesday the actress was wrongfully accused of domestic violence in 200. more »»

‘Warcraft’ a visual effects spectacle

June 9, 2016 It can be hard to tell orcs apart at first. The fictional giants of the “Warcraft” video game franchise all have mean faces, protruding tusks and muscles so massive, they make The Rock look puny. more »»

Cowell to 12-year-old: 'The next Taylor Swift'

June 9, 2016 NEW YORK — Simon Cowell made a bold prediction about a 12-year-old singer with a ukulele: "I think you're the next Taylor Swift. more »»

'Small handful' of NBC employees opt out of Olympics

June 8, 2016 NEW YORK — Savannah Guthrie of the "Today" show put a public face Tuesday on what NBC says is a "small handful" of employees who will not travel to Rio de Janeiro this summer for Olympics coverage... more »»

Sheila E., D'Angelo, The Roots to honor Prince

June 8, 2016 NEW YORK — Sheila E., D'Angelo, The Roots and Janelle Monae will pay tribute to Prince at this month's BET Awards. more »»

Media mogul’s mental competency at center of probate case

June 8, 2016 CANTON, Mass. — A battery of lawyers argued in court Tuesday over whether media mogul Sumner Redstone had the mental competence to remove two trustees of entities that control Viacom Inc. more »»

Sally Field to return to Broadway in ‘The Glass Menagerie’

June 7, 2016 NEW YORK — Emmy- and Oscar-winner Sally Field will return to Broadway this spring in a revival of “The Glass Menagerie,” playing a part she has tackled before but never managed to shake. more »»

Lee throws party for Prince's 58th birthday

June 5, 2016 NEW YORK — The dress code was purple, and the only requirement was to party. more »»

Fox apologizes for 'X-Men' billboard

June 5, 2016 NEW YORK — Twentieth Century Fox has apologized for a billboard that features Jennifer Lawrence's "X-Men: Apocalypse" character Mystique being strangle. more »»

Damon offers advice to MIT graduates

June 4, 2016 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Matt Damon spoke to Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduates Friday and passed on a little advice he got from former President Bill Clinton. more »»

'Glee' star pleads not guilty in child porn case

June 4, 2016 LOS ANGELES — An actor who starred on the musical dramedy "Glee" pleaded not guilty to federal pornography charges Friday and had his internet usage and travel severely restricted. U.S. more »»



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