F. Scott Fitzgerald’s handwritten ledger online

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An intriguing peek into the daily scribbles and life of author F. Scott Fitzgerald is now available online, just weeks before the opening of the movie “The Great Gatsby.” Researchers from the University of…

Higher expectations for digital media at NewFronts

NEW YORK (AP) — Last year, the inaugural Digital NewFronts didn’t skimp on the hype. Google, Hulu, Yahoo and others made brash, glitzy presentations to advertisers trumpeting their ascendancy in a rapidly changing media landscape. Even Jay-Z dropped…

Jerry Lewis makes appearance at ‘King of Comedy’

The Tribeca Film Festival has ended on a royal note with Jerry Lewis showing up at the 30th anniversary screening of “The King of Comedy.” The 87-year-old comedian-actor walked out to thunderous applause after the screening Saturday, joining…

PHOTOS: Politics, press and stars mix at dinner

There were Republicans mixing with Democrats, journalists talking to Hollywood celebrities who play reporters or politicians and, of course, President Barack Obama. The president and headliner Conan O’Brien traded barbs about each other and many of those attending…

10 members of Mexican band die in car crash

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Police say that 10 members of the musical group La Reyna de Monterrey have been killed and five injured in a road accident in northern Mexico. A police official says the driver of the…

Old standards greet fans on Jazz Fest’s 2nd day

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At 101 years old, New Orleans jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos opened one of 12 stages on the second day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Billy Joel brought the crowds. Couples danced…

Eastwood says he’d love to be directing at age 105

NEW YORK (AP) — Clint Eastwood may be 82 years old, but he dreams of making films for two more decades. In a wide-ranging interview Saturday about film directing at the Tribeca Film Festival, Eastwood said he admires…

Obama jokes about aging during 2nd term

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is set to attend the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner Saturday night — a gathering of journalists, government officials, politicians and media personalities in what’s typically an evening of light-hearted banter and…

Stolen ‘Pulp Fiction’ car found 19 years later

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the classic Chevrolet convertible featured in the film “Pulp Fiction” has been found nearly two decades after it was stolen. The San Bernardino County Sun reports (http://bit.ly/15ZvJWK ) movie director Quentin Tarantino’s…

Thousands turn out for nation’s largest powwow

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A thunderous, rhythmic roar of jingling bells and beating drums rumbled through University of New Mexico Arena on Friday as hundreds of Native American and indigenous dancers gathered for the start of powwow season.…

CBS renews ‘Two and a Half Men’ for another year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS says it’s bringing “Two and a Half Men” back next season. The network announced the decision Friday on Twitter. It didn’t address whether the full cast would return. The series stars Ashton Kutcher,…

Kristen Wiig to return to ‘SNL’ as host

NEW YORK (AP) — A year after leaving “Saturday Night Live,” Kristen Wiig is coming back to host the show. NBC announced Friday that Wiig will host the May 11 episode. For six seasons, Wiig was one of…

Guitarist Bob Weir falls down onstage at NY show

NEW YORK (AP) — Guitarist Bob Weir fell onstage while strumming his guitar at a concert in Port Chester, N.Y. Video posted online shows the 65-year-old musician collapsing Thursday night during a performance with Furthur. He was quickly…

Woody Guthrie Center opens Saturday in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Supporters of folk singer Woody Guthrie say the opening of a center chronicling his storied life and career is long overdue in his native state of Oklahoma. The 12,000-square-foot Woody Guthrie Center opens Saturday…

NBC gives full-season renewals to 5 of its dramas

NEW YORK (AP) — Television producer Dick Wolf will be busy next season. NBC said Friday that it has renewed five of its dramas for next season. Two of them — the long-running “Law & Order: Special Victims…

Bethenny Frankel to expand Skinnygirl product line

NEW YORK (AP) — Bethenny Frankel plans to expand her Skinnygirl line of wine and spirits and power bars to include more food products. “You’ll definitely see Skinnygirl food,” the former reality TV star said in a recent…