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‘The Magnificent Seven’ rides again, with more guns

September 22, 2016 Deciding to remake “The Magnificent Seven “ with a fresh batch of movie stars is certainly no sin. more »»

Disney pulls boy’s costume critics lambasted as ‘Polyface’

September 22, 2016 HONOLULU — Disney said Wednesday it would no longer sell a boy’s costume for a Polynesian character that some Pacific Islanders have compared to blackface. more »»

Beyonce, Keys, Minaj to perform at Tidal show

September 22, 2016 NEW YORK — Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj, artist-owners of Tidal, will perform at a concert in New York for the streaming service. more »»

Tussauds separates wax figures of Pitt, Jolie

September 22, 2016 NEW YORK — Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's split is a literal one at several Madame Tussauds wax museum. more »»

Jolie files for divorce from Pitt ‘for health of the family’

September 21, 2016 NEW YORK — Angelina Jolie Pitt has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, bringing an end to what began as the world’s most tabloid headline-generating romance before morphing into a glamorous engine of... more »»

Alexis Arquette died of heart attack, battled HIV

September 21, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Alexis Arquette died from a heart attack and battled HIV for 29 years, according to her death certificate. more »»

Harry Potter's Privet Drive home for sale

September 21, 2016 LONDON — A suburban house that starred onscreen as Harry Potter's childhood home is on the market — complete with a cupboard under the stairs. more »»

Hale, Hough honored ahead of Emmys

September 18, 2016 WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Emmy winners Tony Hale, Jill Soloway and Derek Hough have a prestigious addition to their trophy cases. more »»

Iran nominates Farhadi's ‘The Salesman’ for Oscar

September 18, 2016 TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has nominated a film by the country's Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi for the next Academy Awards. more »»

Snoop Dogg honored at BET Hip-Hop Awards

September 18, 2016 ATLANTA — Snoop Dogg said he initially felt misunderstood at the beginning of his rap career that ended up turning into a legendary one while accepting his “I Am Hip Hop” honor during a... more »»

'Virginia Woolf' playwright Edward Albee dies at age 88

September 17, 2016 NEW YORK — Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee, who challenged theatrical convention in masterworks such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "A Delicate Balance," died... more »»

Fallon faces social media backlash after Trump interview

September 17, 2016 NEW YORK — Some “Tonight Show” viewers weren’t laughing after GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump paid Jimmy Fallon a visit Thursday, and encountered nothing hairier from the NBC host than a head... more »»

Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan top Prince tribute show lineup

September 16, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS — Stevie Wonder and members of Prince's inner circle will highlight a family-sanctioned Prince tribute concert in St. Paul on Oct. 13, organizers announced Thursday. more »»

Wahlberg’s request for pardon over assaults is dropped

September 16, 2016 BOSTON — Actor Mark Wahlberg has ended his bid for a pardon for assaults he committed as a teenager. more »»

Applause Calendar

September 15, 2016 Sept. 15 Iowa Legal Aid 1-3 p.m.; MICA Office, 6 S. Second St. Legal assistance for low-income Iowans in civil cases Open House Farewell to Caleb Carver Marshall County 4-H Youth Coordinator 4-6 p.m. more »»

‘Miss Nelson Has A Field Day’ opens Sept. 17

September 15, 2016 AMANA — “Miss Nelson Has A Field Day,” The Old Creamery’s Fall Theatre for Young Audiences show of 2016, opens Sept. 17 and runs through Oct. 1 on the Old Creamery’s Main Stage, with shows on Sept. more »»

Maria Bamford entertains at Hoyt Sherman

September 15, 2016 DES MOINES — Maria Bamford is the creator and star of “Maria Bamford: the special special special” and of the cult hit web series “The Maria Bamford Show,” which screened at the Museum of Art and... more »»

Patriot games in Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’

September 15, 2016 Edward Snowden, who cast himself as the hero of his own spy movie, gets the real thing in Oliver Stone’s Hollywoodized biopic of the National Security Agency whistleblower. more »»

Old Creamery Theatre’s 2017 Main Stage season

September 15, 2016 AMANA — The Old Creamery Theatre is a non-profit professional theatre founded in 1971. more »»

Des Moines Symphony opens 79th Season

September 15, 2016 DES MOINES – The Des Moines Symphony begins its 2016-17, 79th Season with Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy!,” at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 and 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 25 at the Des Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut S. more »»



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