The family of a comedian killed in the New Jersey Turnpike crash that seriously injured Tracy Morgan last summer has settled a wrongful death claim with Wal-Mart.
Clint Eastwood gets it: People think they know him from a lifetime of making movies and living in the public eye.
A video of a bald and burly Delaware police officer lip-syncing and dancing to Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” has now gotten more than 20 million views on YouTube, and a shout-out from the pop princess herself.
"The Unquiet Dead" (Minotaur Books), by Ausma Zehanat Khan
Ausma Zehanat Khan's gripping first novel tackles questions of identity, culture, revenge and war horrors in a strong police procedural.
A victim of one of Mark Wahlberg’s racially motivated attacks as a teenage delinquent in segregated Boston in the 1980s insists he shouldn’t be granted a pardon for his crimes.
More than 60 years ago, a new comedy boasted an all-black cast populating a Harlem community with characters that included an attorney, a small businessman and a civic-club president.
Kenya Barris, creator of ABC’s “black-ish,” was motivated to write the comedy about an African-American family’s efforts to honor its heritage in part by the unreality of what he grew up watching on television.
Jessica Chastain said Tuesday she has received a barrage of abuse following her recent speech urging more diversity in Hollywood.
Mark Ronson, "Uptown Special" (RCA)
Mark Ronson's new album, "Uptown Special," opens with such promising notes — Stevie Wonder's harmonica, playing so soulful and slow that the listener can't help but settle in, ready and waiting for what's sure to be an exhilarating musical story.
"The First Bad Man" (Scribner), by Miranda July
The first sentence of Miranda July's debut novel, "The First Bad Man," suggests the almost surreal self-absorption of its problematic narrator: "I drove to the doctor's office as if I was starring in a movie Phillip was watching."
Meghan Trainor, "Title" (Epic)
There's plenty to like about Meghan Trainor's first full-length album, "Title." The set, which includes music from a previously released EP of the same name, serves up all the doo-wop sass that hooked fans on the singer-songwriter's Grammy-nominated hit, "All About That Bass."
"River of No Return" (Scribner), by David Riley Bertsch
Vivid scenery and a likable protagonist mark the second book in a series by David Riley Bertsch.
A drama based on World War II events titled “The Hiding Place” is the January presentation for Stained Glass Theatre in Jefferson City.
Various artists, "Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of 'Inside Llewyn Davis'" (Nonesuch)
Fans of the Coen brothers' amused, affectionate portrait of the 1960s Greenwich Village folk scene — and of banjo-playing, guitar-plucking Americana in general — will relish this recording of a 2013 New York concert celebrating the music of the movie "Inside Llewyn Davis."
"White Plague" (Berkley), by James Abel
James Abel's new thriller, "White Plague," combines elements from "The Hunt for Red October" and the cutting-edge science from the best of Michael Crichton to send chills down the reader's spine.