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What’s troubling athletes arriving in Rio? No ‘Pokemon Go’

July 30, 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO — So the plumbing and electricity in the athletes’ village took several days to fix. more »»

New Michael Crichton novel coming in 2017

July 29, 2016 NEW YORK — A completed and unpublished Michael Crichton novel, recently discovered by his widow, is coming out next year. more »»

Fox's Van Susteren: I didn't defend Ailes

July 29, 2016 NEW YORK — Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren is clarifying remarks she made about ousted boss Roger Ailes, saying she didn't intend to defend or condemn him when she gave interviews after former... more »»

Applause Calendar

July 28, 2016 July 28 Joan Becker at Marshalltown Public Library 2 p.m. more »»

‘Shear Madness’ on the Old Creamery’s Main Stage

July 28, 2016 AMANA — “Shear Madness,” opens Aug. 4 and runs through Aug. 28 on the Old Creamery’s Main Stage, with shows on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. more »»

Des Moines Art Center presents ‘Ways of Looking’ lecture

July 28, 2016 DES MOINES — On Aug. 11 at 7 p.m., the Art Center will present a lecture on how to experience and understand contemporary ar. more »»

In artful documentary ‘Gleason,’ a football hero battles ALS

July 28, 2016 NEW YORK — Football star Steve Gleason was known for throwing caution to the wind. He’d launch himself down the field with seemingly no regard for his own well-being. more »»

Netflix announces 'Gilmore Girls,' 'One Day At A Time' dates

July 28, 2016 NEW YORK — The television revivals at Netflix that began in February with "Fuller House" continue as the streaming network announces premiere dates for two more series reboots. more »»

Slash surprises 'School of Rock' cast

July 28, 2016 NEW YORK — The kid band at the heart of the Broadway musical "School of Rock" got a surprise guest during rehearsal — Guns N' Roses star Slash. more »»

Creator of Broadway hit ‘Hamilton’ visits Puerto Rico

July 28, 2016 VEGA ALTA, Puerto Rico — Lin-Manuel Miranda jokingly compared himself to a hard-to-catch Pokemon as fans pursued him with cellphones Wednesday during a visit to his parents’ native Puerto Rico... more »»

Cranston signs anti-Trump pledge

July 27, 2016 Bryan Cranston, who played President Lyndon B. more »»

U2, Drake, Britney Spears to perform at iHeartRadio festival in September

July 26, 2016 NEW YORK — U2, Drake, Britney Spears and Sting will perform at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival in September. more »»

Sigourney Weaver hoping to reprise her role as ‘Alien’ heroine Ripley

July 25, 2016 SAN DIEGO — Sigourney Weaver apparently isn’t finished fighting aliens. more »»

'Double Dare' revived at Comic-Con event

July 24, 2016 SAN DIEGO — For one night only, Marc Summers returned to the podium to host "Double Dare. more »»

'Vampire Diaries' to end after 8 seasons

July 24, 2016 SAN DIEGO — The eighth season of "The Vampire Diaries" will be the series' final entry. more »»

Rihanna to play Marion Crane in ‘Bates Motel’

July 24, 2016 SAN DIEGO — Rihanna is checking into the final season of “Bates Motel” as Marion Crane. more »»

Star of ‘The Bachelor’ not running for office after all

July 23, 2016 DENVER — Ben Higgins, the most recent star of ABC’s “The Bachelor,” announced Friday he had abandoned a campaign for public office in Colorado, just two days after filing the required paperwork to... more »»

Trump speech draws 32.2M TV viewers

July 23, 2016 LOS ANGELES — The Nielsen company says an estimated 32.2 million people watched Donald Trump deliver his GOP nomination acceptance speech. Thursday's audience topped the 30. more »»



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