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Usher, Lauryn Hill to perform at Montreux Jazz Festival

MEZIERES, Switzerland Usher, Lauryn Hill, Macy Gray and Erykah Badu are booked to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival during its 51st edition, organizers said on Thursday.

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Private funeral held for singer George Michael in London

LONDON Best-selling British superstar singer George Michael was buried in London on Wednesday in a private funeral some three months after his death on Christmas Day, his publicist said.

Music, People, Mar 29 2017

Lawsuit claiming 'Big Bang Theory' stole 'Soft Kitty' is dismissed

NEW YORK A U.S. judge dismissed a lawsuit claiming that the hit CBS comedy "The Big Bang Theory" borrowed lyrics without permission for "Soft Kitty," a song used on several episodes of the show.

Television, Music Mar 29 2017

A Minute With: Lisa Kudrow on 'Boss Baby,' 'Friends,' Hollywood sexism

LOS ANGELES Lisa Kudrow, best known for playing the kooky Phoebe Buffay in hit sitcom "Friends," said she was delighted to reunite with Alec Baldwin, who played one of Phoebe's boyfriends, in new DreamWorks animated film "The Boss Baby."

Film, Television Mar 29 2017

Two black women sue Fox News executive, network for racial harassment

Two black employees of Fox News have accused a white executive of racial harassment and the cable network of ignoring their claims of discrimination in a lawsuit filed in New York City.

U.S. Mar 29 2017

'Five Came Back' and changed Hollywood's depiction of war

NEW YORK William Wyler lost his hearing, George Stevens never made another comedy, and John Huston suffered what is now known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after years of filming scenes of death and destruction. | Video

Film, Television Mar 29 2017

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British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video