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Actor Jim Parsons takes on heavenly role in 'An Act of God'


NEW YORK - With two winged angels at his side, actor Jim Parsons assumes a divine role as he reveals another story of the six days of creation and issues a revised version of the Ten Commandments in the new Broadway comedy "An Act of God." | Video

Entertainment, Film 3:44pm EDT

Malian quartet Songhoy Blues sing lovesongs to their homeland in exile


LONDON - Three years ago, the singer of Malian quartet Songhoy Blues was fleeing Islamist militants who had banned all music. This Thursday, his group electrified the crowd with its relentlessly upbeat African rhythms at London's Village Underground venue. | Video

Music, Entertainment 2:20pm EDT

Lil Wayne tour bus shooting leads to gang charges


ATLANTA - An Atlanta man faces charges including aggravated assault and gang activity for shooting at Grammy-winning rap music star Lil Wayne's tour buses, police said on Friday.

Suge Knight hires Michael Jackson ex-attorney in California murder trial


LOS ANGELES - One-time rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight formally changed his attorney on Friday in the murder case against him, bringing in the lawyer who successfully represented Michael Jackson when the late pop star was acquitted on child molestation charges a decade ago. | Video

U.S., Entertainment, Music 4:58pm EDT

Toilet brushes and vacuum cleaners turn musical in hands of Nils Frahm


LONDON - Three pianos, a wood pipe organ, a synthesizer and toilet brushes are the standard setup for a show by German experimental composer Nils Frahm.

Music, Entertainment 9:55am EDT

Croatia festival to stage Houellebecq play despite security concerns


ZAGREB - The Dubrovnik Summer Festival will go ahead and stage a play by French author Michel Houellebecq, reversing a decision to cancel it after police voiced concerns for security because he has stirred controversy over his critical views of Islam.

Entertainment, Arts 8:32am EDT

Thu, May 28 2015

Trevor Noah to take over 'The Daily Show' on September 28


NEW YORK - South African comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart as the host of the last-night comedy parody "The Daily Show" on Sept. 28, Comedy Central said on Thursday.

Entertainment, People 28 May 2015

'San Andreas' set to shake up box office despite faults


LOS ANGELES - Director Brad Peyton grilled scientists, scoured earthquake footage and submerged sets in one of the world's biggest water tanks to create the biggest earthquake ever to hit California in his new film "San Andreas."

Film, Entertainment 28 May 2015

Actress Lindsay Lohan taken off probation in driving case, prosecutor says


LOS ANGELES - Actress Lindsay Lohan has completed her community service in a 2012 reckless driving case, a judge found on Thursday, allowing her to leave probation for the first time since 2007, a prosecutor said. | Video

Entertainment, People 28 May 2015

Singer Ed Sheeran and his 'lazy eye' immortalized in wax


NEW YORK - After six Grammy nominations, several hit songs and numerous sold-out concerts, singer Ed Sheeran donated a few hours to Madame Tussauds sculptors who worked to create his likeness, revealed on Thursday. | Video

People, Entertainment 28 May 2015