Review: Hurwitz delivers exciting ‘Tell No Lies’

“Tell No Lies” (St. Martin’s Press), by Gregg Hurwitz A race to stop a killer begins when a piece of mail is delivered to the wrong person in “Tell No Lies,” the latest thriller from Gregg Hurwitz. Daniel…

Best-selling author Elmore Leonard dies at 87

DETROIT (AP) — Elmore Leonard, a former adman who later in life became one of America’s foremost crime writers, has died. He was 87. His researcher, Gregg Sutter, says Elmore passed away Tuesday morning from complications from a…

Fans mass for One Direction movie premiere

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of One Direction fans are gathering in London’s Leicester Square, where the boy band’s first feature film is getting its world premiere. Some slept in the square overnight to stake out a spot near…

Netflix strikes movie deal with Weinstein Co.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Netflix says it’s reached a multi-year agreement with The Weinstein Co. that will give it the exclusive streaming rights to the company’s first-run films starting in 2016. Weinstein Co.’s movies include “The Artist”…

Final book in Alan Gregory series disappoints

“Compound Fractures” (Dutton), by Stephen White For more than 20 years, Stephen White has been writing about Alan Gregory, a psychologist in Boulder, Colo., who tends to get involved in major crimes. With the help of Detective Sam…

Review: ‘Mortal Instruments’ album intoxicating

Various Artists, “The Mortal Instruments Soundtrack” (Republic Records) Successful film soundtracks have to complete a pair of difficult tasks. They must creatively echo the film they enhance and also stand up on their own. “The Mortal Instruments” soundtrack…

Insane Clown Posse feels qualified to do FUSE show

NEW YORK (AP) — They are the self-proclaimed “Most Hated Band in the World,” and now they’re bringing their own theater of the absurd to the Fuse Network with the aptly titled “Insane Clown Posse Theater.” For 24…

ABC, CBS news gaining with different approaches

NEW YORK (AP) — Evening newscasts on ABC and CBS are both gaining ground on market leader Brian Williams of NBC News, but that’s one of the few things they have in common. Behind Diane Sawyer, second-place ABC…

‘The Sims 4′ adds emotional, multitasking Sims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Sims” are getting in touch with their feelings. The fourth edition of Maxis’ successful life-simulating game will include more emotional versions of the virtual people whose lives and homes players can manipulate. This…

Source: Jennifer Lopez deal with ‘Idol’ imminent

NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with negotiations to bring Jennifer Lopez back as an “American Idol” judge says her return will be announced this week. The person said Monday that a deal is close to being…

Police: LeBron concert escort violated police rule

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami-Dade Police Department says its officers violated policy by providing a police escort to Miami Heat star LeBron James through heavy traffic at last Friday’s Justin Timberlake/Jay Z concert. The agency issued a statement…

Kellan Lutz of ‘Twilight’ unveils new fashion line

LAS VEGAS (AP) — What’s a hulking vampire to do without moody mortals in distress and with no more computer-enhanced battles to wage in the forest? For 28-year-old “Twilight” actor Kellan Lutz — better known as Emmett, the…

Dick Van Dyke uninjured after car fire on freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Van Dyke is uninjured after his Jaguar caught fire while he was driving on a Los Angeles freeway. California Highway Patrol officer Saul Gomez said Monday that the 87-year-old entertainer was not treated…

‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ opens atop box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Lee Daniels’ biopic of a White House butler who served eight presidents topped the weekend box office while three other new releases failed to connect with fans. “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” features an…

Publisher, superstore chain resolve book dispute

NEW YORK (AP) — A months-long dispute that had led to widespread reports superstore chain Barnes & Noble was cutting back on orders and promotion for publisher Simon & Schuster’s books has been resolved. Barnes & Noble and…