Devils defenseman P.K. Subban is host of new NHL trivia show
Tired of sitting around the house and watching reruns on television every day? Too much Harry Potter? Monk? Grey's Anatomy? NCIS or one of the spinoffs? Here's something different.
Toy manufacturers look to reduce carbon footprint
NEW YORK (AP) — Taking a toy out of the box can make a mess. Hardly eco-friendly, the process can yield more clutter from plastic and cardboard than the actual toy.
Liberty University pressing charges against journalists
NEW YORK (AP) — Liberty University has pushed for criminal trespassing charges against two journalists who pursued stories about why the evangelical college in Virginia has remained partially open during the coronavirus outbreak.
Mad magazine illustrator Mort Drucker dies at 91
NEW YORK (AP) — Mort Drucker, the Mad Magazine cartoonist who for decades lovingly spoofed politicians, celebrities and popular culture, died Thursday at 91.
'Saturday Night Live' to air show, observe social distancing
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” will be back on the air this weekend with a show that abides by social distancing rules.
Author Jason Reynolds offers online projects for kids
NEW YORK (AP) — Author Jason Reynolds, the country's National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, had expected his work to keep him on the road.
Issa Rae balances busy, booked career as 'Insecure' returns
NEW YORK (AP) — The HBO hit “Insecure” typically airs during the summer, but series creator Issa Rae has been moving like the Energizer Bunny with a schedule so booked and busy, the show’s return had to be delayed.
Feds deny claims of misconduct in college admissions case
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors denied allegations that investigators deliberately withheld and fabricated evidence to entrap actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and other prominent parents charged with cheating the college admissions process.
How do Broadway stars cope with silent theaters? They sing
NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus silenced Broadway. It could not silence two of its rising stars. Samantha Pauly and Brittney Mack, who play two wives of Henry VIII in the musical “Six,” have turned their disappointment at having their musical on hold by doing what they do best — singing for an audience, this one on social media.
Jim Nantz adjusting to not calling Final Four, Masters
Jim Nantz couldn't figure out why he was getting text messages from friends about the 1986 Masters, unaware it was the first of eight Masters being shown during a second week in April unlike any other.
Celeb chefs unite to feed hungry, help bleeding restaurants
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — When Jose Andres first came to New York City, the wide-eyed sailor in the Spanish navy docked on West 30th Street full of ambition.
BET plans all-star coronavirus special; Broadway stays dark
From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions.
Boxing glove and painted trays: A look at gifts from Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — What world leader could resist a “Million Dollar Baby” boxing glove signed by director Clint Eastwood? Or a decoupage tray featuring a painting of President Donald Trump's Mar-A-Lago resort? Or how about a sports jersey? The annual list of gifts that Trump has dispensed to foreign leaders is out, and the State Department report reveals some eclectic taste in his gift-giving.
Loretta Lynn's bond with Patsy Cline remains strong
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn only knew each other a short time before Cline’s death at the age of 30, but the friendship formed between two trailblazers of country music is enough to fill a book.
Working at home tests family atmosphere of TV morning shows
NEW YORK (AP) — For all the planning that went into “CBS This Morning” putting on a broadcast with its anchors working remotely, no one thought about the pillow.
It’s Alan Yang’s story, but ‘Tigertail’ was personal for all
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four years ago, when “Master of None” co-creator Alan Yang started writing a film loosely based on his Taiwanese father, Hollywood wasn’t exactly clamoring for Asian American stories.
'Full House,' Broadway producer Thomas Miller dies at 79
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thomas L. Miller, who produced a string of hit TV comedies included “Full House” and “Perfect Strangers” before beginning a new chapter as a Broadway producer, has died.
Allen Garfield, elite '70s character actor, dies at 80
NEW YORK (AP) — Allen Garfield, the veteran character actor who was a vital player in classic 1970s films like “The Conversation” and “Nashville,” has died.
Review: Alvarez returns with a stunning reflection on loss
“Afterlife,” by Julia Alvarez (Algonquin Books) I like to imagine fiction writers are a fairly collegial bunch when they’re not dreaming up stories.
Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73
John Prine, the ingenious singer-songwriter who explored the heartbreaks, indignities and absurdities of everyday life in “Angel from Montgomery,” “Sam Stone,” “Hello in There” and scores of other indelible tunes, died Tuesday at the age of 73.
Review: Eliza Gilkyson issues a call to action on '2020'
Eliza Gilkyson, “2020” (Red House) We can still congregate in song, as Eliza Gilkyson shows on “2020.” The Austin, Texas-based folk singer recorded the politically charged 10-tune set as an election-year call for solidarity against forces of division and hatred.
7 Essential tracks from John Prine, folk music's Mark Twain
NEW YORK (AP) — Some people, the songs just come out of them. For nearly half a century, they tumbled out of John Prine like nothing.
Bocelli: It's not a concert for coronavirus, it's a prayer
NEW YORK (AP) — Andrea Bocelli will sing at the Duomo of Milan on Easter Sunday sending a message of love and hope to the world during the coronavirus pandemic, but the Italian tenor says it’s not a concert.
Review: Loretta Lynn recalls friendship with Patsy Cline
“Me & Patsy Kickin’ Up Dust” (Grand Central Publishing), by Loretta Lynn They were born the same year, both grew up poor, married difficult men, and became two of the biggest country stars the world has ever seen.
John Prine's wife remembers late singer, praises caregivers
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The wife of celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine said she was able to sit with her husband in the last hours of his life.