Arts & Entertainment

'Gotham' Penguin Inspired by DC Comics

Robin Lord Taylor says the comics set the background for him, dealing with The Penguin's early years, his name, interests and his difficult childhood when he was teased mercilessly by other kids.

Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury on Previously Unreleased Queen Cut

Queen Forever, a new album that includes three previously unreleased Queen tracks featuring the band's late lead singer Freddie Mercury, is set for release Nov. 11, Hollywood Records announced.

Doctor Who Christmas Episode Begins Production

Production on the 2014 Doctor Who Christmas episode has begun with Nick Frost and Michael Troughton to appear as guest stars, BBC America said Friday.

Shonda Rhimes Mad About 'Angry Black Woman' Jibe

Don't call Shonda Rhimes an angry black woman. Don't call her a romance writer, either.

'Maze Runner' Gets Lost in Own Maze

Not all YA novels and movies are created equal, as James Dashner's 'The Maze Runner' ably proves.

'The Voice' Returns With Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams

The seventh season of "The Voice" premieres Monday with Adam Levine, country star Blake Shelton and newcomers Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams.

Miley Cyrus Wanted in Mexico - by the Cops

Miley Cyrus is facing a fine or detention in Mexico after one of her dancers spanked her butt with the national flag during an Independence Day performance.

Eva Mendes Gives Birth to a Baby Girl

Actors Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes become parents for the first time after having a baby girl.

Leslie Mann, Ed Helms to Star in 'Vacation' Reboot

Leslie Mann will star in a reboot of National Lampoon's Vacation.

AMC to install more reclining seats, bars and big screens

Sept. 19--Better-than-expected operating results at its remodeled movie theaters have prompted AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. to ramp up its capital expenditure plans for this year. The Leawood-based company said it will spend $39 million more than initially planned on its "customer experience initiatives." That means adding more reclining seats, MacGuffins bars and Imax screens in existing ...

Golden Gate Bridge has new face

Sept. 19--The Golden Gate Bridge has a new public face, and it's familiar to Bay Area residents. Priya David Clemens -- a former KTVU Channel 2 and CBS News national reporter -- has been selected as the new spokeswoman for the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District. Clemens, 39, replaces longtime spokeswoman Mary Currie, who retired in April. Clemens recalled her first story ...

MGM Resorts Village is the playground for iHeartRadio Music Festival

Sept. 19--The officials who book, stage and manage events at MGM Resorts Village have hit the "over," thrice over. They oversize, overcommunicate, overemphasize. Maybe they'll stop short of overkill, or not. "We have a massive stage because we want to make a big statement. We have a lot of space. Our goal is to program as much as possible in that space," says MGM Resorts Senior Vice President ...

Smithsonian and Woodrow Wilson Center Present the 'Revisiting Our Black Mosaic' Symposium Sept. 19

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- The Smithsonian Institution issued the following news release: The issues raised and the progress since the 1994 Anacostia Community Museum's landmark exhibition "Black Mosaic: Community, Race, and Ethnicity among Black Immigrants in Washington, D.C." are the focus of the daylong symposium, "Revisiting Our Black Mosaic" Friday, Sept 19. The symposium is co-sponsored ...

Charles Dye Joins School of Performing Arts Faculty

BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 19 -- Virginia Tech issued the following news release: Charles Dye has been appointed an assistant professor in the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech's College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Dye is one of 27 new tenure-track faculty members at the college this fall. The new hires are part of the college's ongoing efforts to attract renowned scholars to ...

Institute of Museum and Library Services Awards Museum of Science, Boston Two Grants Totaling $610,000

BOSTON, Sept. 19 -- The Boston Museum of Science issued the following news The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded $610,292 to the Museum of Science, Boston to accelerate progress in two first-of-a-kind initiatives. One involves leading the first national collaboration of science centers to create a system of knowledge-sharing that will benefit all their visitors. The ...

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