Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week’s ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data…

O.J. Simpson regrets going after memorabilia

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson went before a parole board and pleaded for leniency on his armed robbery and kidnapping sentence Thursday as he expressed regret for his actions and described being an upstanding inmate who…

Nurse details anesthetic treatments for Jackson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A medical practitioner who administered anesthesia to Michael Jackson over a 10-year period says the entertainer had a high tolerance for medications. David Fournier, a nurse anesthetist, testified on Thursday that he was no…

Nathan Lane to return to ‘The Nance’ after injury

NEW YORK (AP) — A spokeswoman for “The Nance” says star Nathan Lane will return to the Broadway play Thursday after injuring his leg during Wednesday’s performance. Lane was unable to finish Wednesday night after the Tony Award-winner’s…

After gripping Britain, ‘Broadchurch’ to hit US

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Another popular British TV series is getting exported to the U.S. to hopefully grip American viewers. “Broadchurch” is a murder mystery drama centered on the killing of a young boy in a small…

Prince Harry will be ‘fun’ Uncle

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has laid out his mission as an uncle: protect the newest member of his family, and make sure Britain’s little prince has fun. Harry told reporters at a charity event in London on…

Tracy Letts’ ‘Killer Joe’ for Broadway in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Newly crowned Tony Awarding actor Tracy Letts is planning a quick return to Broadway — as a playwright. Producers said Thursday Letts will reunite with director Pam MacKinnon next year for the Broadway premiere…

Aretha Franklin, Bo Jackson to receive MLB honors

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin and Bo Jackson will be honored at the 2013 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon next month. Major League Baseball announced Thursday that Franklin and Jackson will receive awards on Aug. 24 at the…

David Bradley is enjoying a place in pop culture

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — David Bradley is having quite a year. From the hit British series “Broadchurch” to HBO’s “Game of Thrones” to “An Adventure in Space and Time,” about the creation of the long-running “Doctor Who”…
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Virginia Johnson, renowned sex researcher, dies

Virginia Johnson, the Missouri farm girl who helped redefine the understanding of human sexuality as half of the husband-wife team whose taboo sex studies in the 1960s turned them into worldwide celebrities…

Roger Wright: BBC’s man behind the Proms

LONDON (AP) — Some people go to the seashore during the summer. Some go to the countryside. Roger Wright goes to Royal Albert Hall. As the BBC’s man in charge of the Proms, which proudly bills itself as…

Gaiman: Return to ‘Sandman’ a chance to experiment

Neil Gaiman says his return to Vertigo Comics’ realm of the Endless is no mere continuation of the series that spawned a creative revolution altering the medium. Instead, “The Sandman: Overture” is a chance to do the “weird…

Univision says ‘Piolin’ agreed to leave radio show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Univision Radio says Spanish-language talk show host Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo agreed to leave the network after a decade-long run that won him national fame. Univision said in a statement Thursday that Sotelo broadcast his…

‘Cloud Atlas’ author is rare novelist-translator

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest book project for “Cloud Atlas” novelist David Mitchell was released in England this summer to excellent reviews and strong sales, reaching the top 10 on Amazon.com. “The Reason I Jump,” coming out…