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Broadway theatergoer tries to recharge phone in onstage plug

There's loud talking and, of course, phones ringing. But theater etiquette might have taken a turn for the bizarre last week when a patron at Broadway's "Hand to God" climbed onstage before the show to try to recharge his phone in an outlet. Ushers converged and the young man was ...

Deaf West Theatre's 'Spring Awakening' coming to Broadway

The acclaimed Deaf West Theatre production of "Spring Awakening" is coming to Broadway. The revival is choreographed by Spencer Liff and will feature a cast of 27 that blends hearing and deaf performers. Previews begin Sept. 8 and a closing date was set for Jan. 9. It is performed simultaneously ...

FILE - In this June 10, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) answers a question during a press conference following Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland. LeBron James is bringing a little Hollywood to his Ohio hometown. The NBA superstar is hosting a private screening of “Trainwreck,” a new comedy in which he plays himself in a supporting role as the best friend of star Bill Hader. James is showing the film to family and friends in Akron on Friday, July 10, 2015, a few days before the movie's premiere in New York.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

LeBron James hosting movie screening in Ohio hometown

LeBron James is bringing a little Hollywood to his Ohio hometown. The NBA superstar is hosting a private screening of "Trainwreck," a new comedy in which he plays himself in a supporting role as the best friend of star Bill Hader. James is showing the movie to family and friends ...

FILE - In this June 9, 2012 file photo, Chris Thile performs during the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. The mandolin whiz will host back-to-back ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ shows in St. Paul during the 2015-16 season, as well as co-host two shows with creator Garrison Keillor in San Diego and New York. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

New season for 'Prairie Home' has big dose of Thile

The upcoming season of "A Prairie Home Companion" is bumping up the number of guest hosts, not long after creator Garrison Keillor ruminated about transitioning out of his host role. Mandolin whiz Chris Thile will host back-to-back shows in St. Paul during the 2015-16 season, and he will co-host two ...

The Latest: Cosby admission wouldn't have aided prosecutor

Here are the latest developments from the release of court documents indicating Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 to obtaining quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women with whom he wanted to have sex (all times local): ___ 2 p.m. A former prosecutor says he wouldn't have been able ...

New Sarah Palin book coming in November

Sarah Palin has a new book coming out, with a new publisher. Regnery Publishing, a conservative press based in Washington, D.C., announced Tuesday that it is planning a November release for Palin's "Sweet Freedom: A Devotional." The book, Palin's fourth, will feature 260 "meditations" that apply "biblical principles" to contemporary ...

FILE - In this April 8, 2015 file photo, former rap mogul Marion "Suge'' Knight appears in a Los Angeles court, on charges that he and comedian Micah "Katt" Williams stole a photographer's camera in Beverly Hills, Calif.  Knight, the co-founder of Death Row Records, is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, for hearings in unrelated murder and robbery cases filed against him. (Irfan Khan, Los Angeles Times, Pool, via AP, File)

Judge refuses to dismiss murder case against Suge Knight

A judge on Tuesday ruled that Marion "Suge" Knight should stand trial for murder despite the fact that a key witness — one of the men he's accused of running over — refused to identify him in court. Cle "Bone" Sloan told detectives it was Knight who ran over him ...

This excerpt from a 2005 deposition given by entertainer Bill Cosby, and released Monday, July 6, 2015, by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, shows Cosby admitting that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with. He admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Lawyers: Cosby's drugs-sex admission could aid women's cases

Bill Cosby's admission that he obtained quaaludes to give young women before sex could bolster criminal and civil claims being pursued by his accusers, their lawyers said after The Associated Press reported on newly released court documents. Cosby in sworn testimony unsealed Monday admitted that he gave the now-banned sedative ...

In this image released by Universal Pictures, Scarlet Overkill, voiced by Sandra Bullock, second left, appears with minions Stuart, left, Kevin and Bob, right, in a scene from the animated feature, "Minions." (Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures via AP)

Review: A prequel for the pipsqueaks called 'Minions'

Sidekicks rarely shine when thrust into the spotlight, but what about a few hundred of them? The Minions, having been the best part of the two previous "Despicable Me" movies, have swarmed the screen in "Minions." As candidates for center stage, they are seemingly ill-suited. Slavishly — if rarely competently ...

Models wear creations for Bouchra Jarrar's fall-winter 2015/2016 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris, France, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart play at Chanel's casino

Diamonds and iconic couture merged — on Karl Lagerfeld's orders — around a massive casino table Tuesday for Chanel's spectacular fashion show. Here are the highlights of the day's fall-winter 2015-16 couture collections at Paris Fashion Week, including Chanel, Bouchra Jarrar and newcomer Aouadi. ___ JULIANNE MOORE, KRISTEN STEWART'S CELEBRITY ...

Jewish officials protest art installation at Polish museum

Jewish officials are furious over a video installation at a Polish museum that shows naked men and women playing a game of tag in a gas chamber. Efraim Zuroff, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's office in Jerusalem, called the installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow "so ...

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2015 file photo, Colin Quinn attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special in New York. The Brooklyn-born Irish-American comedian returns to the stage next month eulogizing the loss of loudmouth, opinionated New Yorkers in his with the one-man show “The New York Story” at The Cherry Lane Theatre. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File )

Colin Quinn bemoans death of New York personality in show

Comedian Colin Quinn has some sad news about his hometown: New York is dead. The Brooklyn-born Irish-American comedian returns to the stage this month eulogizing the loss of loudmouth, opinionated New Yorkers in his one-man show "The New York Story" at The Cherry Lane Theatre. Previews begin this week and ...

Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle walks to a waiting car as he leaves his home, Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Zionsville, Ind. FBI agents and Indiana State Police have removed electronics from the property. FBI Special agent Wendy Osborne said that the FBI was conducting an investigation in the Zionsville area but wouldn't confirm it involved Fogle. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Reports: Federal, state agents raid Subway spokesman Jared Fogle's home

Subway spokesman Jared Fogle's home was the target of federal and state agents during an early-morning raid Tuesday. WTHR reported that agents from the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children task force removed electronics from Fogle's home and are analyzing them on the scene in a mobile forensics van. http://twitter.com/scoopjefferson/status/618395820002570240/photo/1 Fogle is ...

Hunter Hayes watches, joins restaurant singer performing his song

Hunter Hayes surprised restaurant goers and a performer at a Washington, D.C. eatery over the weekend. Maryland singer Sheen Righter started playing Hayes' "Wanted" during his set and asked Hayes to join him on the chorus, Taste of Country reported. >> Read more trending stories   Hayes agreed, and patrons cheered as ...

Ready for this jelly? Beyonce-inspired skyscraper being built in Australia

Here's yet another reason why Beyonce rules the world: Her body is the inspiration for a skyscraper in Australia.  Mashable reports that Elenberg Fraser, the design firm behind the building, revealed in a press release that the skyscraper pays homage to "the music video for Beyonce's 'Ghost.'" That video shows off Beyonce's ...

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