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‘Batman v Superman’ signals a new dawn for DC Comics

March 25, 2016 NEW YORK — “Batman v Superman” may be a massive movie — a $250 million globe-trotting blockbuster with a pulverizing marketing assault — but it’s just the opening salvo of a much larger campaign tha... more »»

Jean Seberg documentary at CR Film Festival

March 24, 2016 CEDAR RAPIDS — The award-winning documentary Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg is an official selection at the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival and will be showcased at the Collins... more »»

Actor fights charge filed over prop pellet gun used in film

March 24, 2016 NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — An actor who played a bit part in an independent gangster film is facing 10 years in state prison because he used a prop pellet gun without a state gun permit. more »»

The Young Irelanders to perform Live on Stage

March 24, 2016 Live On Stage, Inc. and Live on Stage Marshalltown present Irish Culture brought to light as part of their 2015-16 Concert Season. more »»

Case dismissed if 'OITNB' actress behaves

March 24, 2016 NEW YORK — Assault charges will be dismissed against an "Orange is the New Black" star if she stays out of trouble for six months. more »»

Fifth annual Eat.Drink.Architecture event in Des Moines

March 24, 2016 DES MOINES — The Iowa Architectural Foundation announced the upcoming fifth annual Eat.Drink.Architecture fundraising even. more »»

Actor Ken Howard dies at age 71

March 24, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Actor Ken Howard, the strapping , versatile character actor who starred in the 1970s drama "The White Shadow" and served as president of SAG-AFTRA, has died at age 7. more »»

Comedian Gill performs free show at ISU

March 24, 2016 AMES — Comedian Dan Gill will perform a free stand-up comedy show at Iowa State University on March 31. Doors will open at 8:30 p.m. for the 9 p.. more »»

Worlds collide in ‘Batman v Superman’

March 24, 2016 Zac Snyder’s thundering and grim “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” offers the kind of blunt, mano-a-mano faceoff usually reserved for Predators, Godzillas and presidential candidates. more »»

‘Completely Hollywood Abridged’ at Old Creamery

March 24, 2016 AMANA — Completely Hollywood Abridged opens March 31 and runs through April 17 on the Old Creamery’s Studio Stage, with shows on Thursdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. more »»

Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Big Splash

March 24, 2016 AMES —Due to popular demand, Peppa Pig’s Big Splash (www.peppapigliveus.com) is adding 31 additional cities, extending the brand’s first-ever U.S. tour through fall 2016. more »»

Dramas propel CBS to the top in ratings

March 23, 2016 NEW YORK — CBS is back on top of the weekly Nielsen ratings, propelled by its drama-heavy lineup and the NCAA men's basketball tournament, which gave life to a normally quiet Saturday night schedul. more »»

Hilary Swank announces engagement

March 23, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Hilary Swank has announced she is engaged to former tennis pro Ruben Torres. The two-time Oscar winner on Tuesday announced her engagement on the social media site Instagram. more »»

Sarah Palin sets sights on reality courtroom TV show

March 23, 2016 HELENA, Mont. — Move over, Judge Judy. Alaska’s mama grizzly is getting a gavel. A production company spokesman says former Gov. more »»

Performer known as Mini Kim Kardashian dies at home in Vegas

March 22, 2016 LAS VEGAS — Authorities in Las Vegas say a performer known for her impersonation as “Mini Kim Kardashian” died at her apartment during the weekend. more »»

Affleck serious about playing Batman

March 22, 2016 NEW YORK — Ben Affleck hopes Batman fans who were skeptical of him playing the caped crusader in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” realize how seriously he took the rol. more »»

Parton, Katy Perry to duet at ACM Awards

March 22, 2016 NASHVILLE, Tenn. more »»

Elon Musk’s wife files to divorce billionaire

March 22, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Billionaire Elon Musk and actress Talulah Riley are making another attempt to end their second marriage. Riley filed to divorce Musk on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court. more »»

‘Zootopia’ tramples ‘Allegiant,’ a ‘Divergent’ series low

March 21, 2016 LOS ANGELES — “Zootopia” continues to run wild over its rivals in its third weekend in theaters, stomping all over the launch of “Allegiant,” the third film in the “Divergent” series. more »»

Leonardo DiCaprio says China can be ‘climate change hero’

March 21, 2016 BEIJING — Leonardo DiCaprio praised China’s work to combat climate change on a trip to Beijing on Sunday, and said he believes the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases could be “the hero of... more »»

 
 
 

 

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