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‘Magnificent Seven’ rides Denzel’s star power to $35M debut

September 26, 2016 NEW YORK — Movie stars don’t open movies anymore? Tell that to Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks. more »»

J.K. Rowling: Harambe isn't part of Pottermore

September 24, 2016 Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has clarified that slain gorilla, Harambe, is not a part of her fictional universe. more »»

Brad Pitt allegations relate to treatment of 15-year-old son

September 24, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Allegations Brad Pitt was abusive on a private plane last week relate to the actor’s treatment of his 15-year-old son, sources said Friday, as the FBI continued to gather information... more »»

Backstreet to perform Vegas residency

September 24, 2016 LAS VEGAS — Backstreet will be back — and back and back and back — in Las Vegas. more »»

Comedian Carmichael to author book

September 23, 2016 NEW YORK — Stand-up comic and TV star Jerrod Carmichael is now set to be an author. The creator-star of NBC's "The Carmichael Show" has signed to write his first book. more »»

Margot Robbie set for 'SNL' season debut

September 23, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Margot Robbie is the first guest host as "Saturday Night Live" begins its 42nd season next week. NBC said Thursday that The Weeknd will be the musical guest when the show returns Oct. 1. more »»

Clinton yukks it up with Galifianakis on ‘Between Two Ferns’

September 23, 2016 WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton fielded oddball questions on power ties, pant suits and the Scott Baio vote on the online comedy program, “Between Two Ferns. more »»

Applause Calendar

September 22, 2016 Sept. 22 Holy Land Tour Pastor Dan Vellinga 7 p.m. at The First Congregational Church, 312 W. Main St. Last presentation/Refreshments and fellowship follow program Sept. more »»

Taste of Iowa’s culinary history at Niland’s Café

September 22, 2016 COLO — What comes to mind when you think of Iowa food? Everyone has an Iowa food story, and author Darcy Dougherty Maulsby will bring these stories to life at 2 p.m. on Sept. more »»

Ras Badjao & The Tarakis perform at RiverLoop

September 22, 2016 WATERLOO — Ras Badjao & The Tarakis perform at the final RiverLoop Rhythms concert of the season this from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on Sep. more »»

Reception for exhibits at the Memorial Union

September 22, 2016 AMES — The Memorial Union will be hosting a reception for the current exhibits in the Gallery and Pioneer Room from 5-7 p.m. on Sept. 30. more »»

‘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 »»



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