It’s a boy! UK’s Kate gives birth to royal heir

LONDON (AP) — Champagne bottles popped and shouts of "Hip! Hip! Hooray!" erupted outside Buckingham Palace on Monday as Britain welcomed the birth of Prince William and his wife Kate's first child, a boy who is now third in line to the British throne.Hundreds of Britons and tourists broke into song and dance … [Read more...]

Amis, Rushdie and McEwan appear together in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — Put Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis and Ian McEwan on a stage and expect a night of high art and school boy humor, of reading, writing and Christopher Hitchens.And hysterical sex.The three literary stars, all in their 60s and friends for more than half their lives, appeared together Monday night … [Read more...]

NJ town: Snooki and storm rebuilding don’t mix

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Some residents of a Jersey shore town say they don't want reality star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi to benefit from efforts to rebuild from Superstorm Sandy.Berkeley Township residents and officials say Polizzi plans to vacation and film in a house there for the new season of her … [Read more...]

Jim Crace, Colm Toibin among Booker contenders

LONDON (AP) — Jim Crace, Tash Aw and Colm Toibin are among 13 authors in the running for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction."Harvest" by Britain's Crace, "Five Star Billionaire" by Malaysia's Aw and Irish writer Toibin's "The Testament of Mary" are among nominees announced Tuesday from Britain, … [Read more...]

Carson’s ‘Tonight’ highlights now available online

NEW YORK (AP) — Heeeere's Johnny on iTunes!For the first time, content from "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" is available for digital download.Starting Tuesday, two volumes of material from the King of Late Night can be purchased from the iTunes store.A compilation edition (priced at $14.99) includes … [Read more...]

Thief steals $70K in gear from Flock of Seagulls

DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) — The 1980s band Flock of Seagulls says someone flew off with $70,000 of its equipment during a Southern California gig.Frontman Mike Score tells the Los Angeles Daily News ( ) that someone stole the band's rented van at around 2 a.m. Sunday from the Comfort Inn in Downey.Hotel video … [Read more...]

Incoming BSO director sidelined by concussion

BOSTON (AP) — The incoming director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra has canceled a weekend appearance at Tanglewood after suffering a concussion following a freak accident in Germany.Mark Volpe, the orchestra's managing director, said Monday that Andris Nelsons collided with a door that unexpectedly swung … [Read more...]

Univision cancels ‘Piolin por la Manana’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Univision Radio Network's nationally syndicated Spanish-language program "Piolin por la Manana" has been canceled.Univision spokeswoman Monica Talan confirmed the cancellation in an email to The Associated Press on Tuesday.Univision did not release the reason for dropping the morning talk … [Read more...]

Bynes hospitalized after allegedly starting fire

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Amanda Bynes has been hospitalized for a mental health evaluation after deputies said she started a small fire in the driveway of a home in Southern California.Ventura County sheriff's Capt. Don Aguilar says deputies responding to a call Monday night found Bynes standing next to … [Read more...]

Toronto Film Festival unveils lineup

NEW YORK (AP) — The Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled most of its high-profile lineup, including the upcoming adaptation of Tracy Letts' "August: Osage County" and the WikiLeaks drama "The Fifth Estate."Bill Condon's "The Fifth Estate," which stars Benedict Cumberbach as WikiLeaks founder … [Read more...]