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  • n this Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, singer Lady Gaga arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Lady Gaga Joining the Cast of 'American Horror Story'

    TV is Lady Gaga's new platform: After an impressive performance at the Oscars, the singer announced she will join the cast of "American Horror Story." FX confirmed Wednesday that the pop star will join the fifth season of the series, which returns in October...

  • Minneapolis Plans to Fight for WWE WrestleMania Event

    Minneapolis is planning to make a bid to host WWE WrestleMania 33 in spring of 2017. Meet Minneapolis said Wednesday they plan to submit a bid, but they would not disclose the details. The event will most likely be at the New Vikings stadium.

  • FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2015 file photo, singer Chris Brown performs at the Barclays Center in New York.
    Chris Brown Says He's Been Denied Entry into Canada

    Chris Brown tweeted Tuesday that he's been denied entry into Canada and that his concerts in Montreal and Toronto have been canceled. The Grammy-winning R&B singer was scheduled to perform at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Tuesday and the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Wednesday night...

     

  • In this Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, Thomas Rothman arrives at the AFI Fest premiere of Rothman Named Co-Chair of Sony Pictures, Replacing Pascal

    Former 20th Century Fox chief Tom Rothman has been named co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, replacing the recently departed Amy Pascal. Sony Pictures co-chairman and chief executive Michael Lynton announced Rothman's promotion Tuesday...

  • This image released by Disney shows animated characters Hiro Hamada, voiced by Ryan Potter, right, and Baymax, voiced by Scott Adsit, in a scene from Disney Animators Win Oscar 2 Years in a Row

    The Walt Disney Co. proved Sunday that its power doesn't only come from Pixar. For the second year in a row, Disney Animation won an Academy Award for best animated feature, as "Big Hero 6" followed up last year's "Frozen" win...

  • Alejandro G. Inarritu, center, and the cast and crew of 'Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)' accept the award for the best picture at the Oscars on Sunday. 'Birdman' Tops Oscars Defined by Advocacy, Originality

    Hollywood is smarter than you thought. Whether by design or chance, the 87th Academy Awards elegantly and subtly shifted the tone of the season from a reductive fixation on snubs and fact-checking to a positive celebration of original filmmaking and purposeful advocacy for causes as diverse as immigration, suicide and equal rights...

  • List of 87th Academy Award Winners

    Here is a list of winners at Sunday's 87th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...

  • Bjork in the famous white swan dress during the 73rd Academy Awards. Unforgettable Oscar Fashion Moments

    Here are some highlights from some of the best and worst Oscar fashions that have hit the red carpet. These photos include, the highly-favorited Prada couture gown worn by Lupita Nyong'o in 2014, Jack Nicholson in his signature sunglasses from 1998 and of course, the white swan dress worn by Björk in 2001...

  • In this Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 file photo, Neil Patrick Harris arrives at the 87th Academy Awards nominees luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Oscar Nominees offer Thoughts on Host Neil Patrick Harris

    If Neil Patrick Harris' nerves are running high as a first-time host of the Academy Awards on Sunday, he need look no further than the night's nominees for a friendly face. Here's what they had to say about the multitalented entertainer taking the Oscar reins...

  • Famous Jazz musician Terry Clark. Legendary Jazz Musician Clark Terry Dead at 94

    Clark Terry, a Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter who played in the orchestras of both Count Basie and Duke Ellington and on "The Tonight Show" and collaborated with jazz greats including Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk, has died. He was 94...

  • What Will and Should Win at the Academy Awards

    Ahead of Sunday's 87th Academy Awards, Associated Press film writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr share their predictions for a ceremony that could be a nail biter...

  • St. Paul Declares 6-Week Stretch of Events as 'March On'

    St. Paul is gearing up for a busy six-week stretch of state high school tournaments, Minnesota Wild Games, concerts, expos and events from late February through the end of March. The city declared the busy stretch as "March On"...

  • FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, file photo, Kathy Griffin of the E! show
    'Fashion Police' Host Griffin Gets Oscars Red Carpet Ready

    Kathy Griffin likes to joke that, one year on her tax return, she put her profession as "Anonymous." Such is her multi-hyphenate stature: a standup comic, sitcom star, reality-show queen, periodic D-Lister and, now, host of "Fashion Police," E! network's rollicking red-carpet rip...

  • St. Patrick's Day Parade in St. Paul to Remain on March 17

    This year's St. Patrick’s Day parade in St. Paul will stay on St. Patrick ’s Day. Last year, the city considered moving the parade to a Saturday to make it easier to control traffic and crowds. However, there was an outcry from parade-goers who liked the tradition of celebrating on the actual holiday...

  • Weekend Box Office: 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' and 'McFarland, USA'

    Casey Messer, host of The Reelz Show, gives you a preview of what's hot at the box office this weekend. This week, a Jacuzzi jumps back in time - again, and some fast farm boys run for first place...  

  • 20th Annual 'Taste of Timberwolves' Event Raises Money for Community Programs

    The Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation will host their 20th annual fundraising gala with the team on March 5. The Taste of the Timberwolves event, which will be hosted at the Target Center, raises money to support community programs that positively impact Minnesota youth...

  • KSTP File Photo Several Minnesota Restaurants, Chefs Named Semifinalists in National Contest

    Several local chefs and restaurants could walk away with the top prize in their industry. Semifinalists for the National James Beard Awards were announced Wednesday. The awards are hosted by the James Beard Foundation, which is based in New York City...

  • This book cover image released by Random House shows Take a Look - Dr. Seuss Has a New Book

    More than 20 years after his death, there is still plenty of news about Dr. Seuss. Random House Children's Books said Wednesday it will publish a recently discovered manuscript with illustrations called "What Pet Should I Get" on July 28...

  • Lupita Nyong’o accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for Oscar Spotlight Draws Attention to Industry Diversity Issue

    It was a year ago that Lupita Nyong'o, shortly before winning the Academy Award for best supporting actress, gave a speech about what she called "dark beauty." Nyong'o, who so dazzled Hollywood and the Oscar-viewing public through awards season, spoke tenderly of receiving a letter from a girl who had been about to lighten her skin before Nyong'o's success, she said, "saved me."...

  • Singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper performs in concert at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Lauper, Toby Keith and Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June. Songwriters Hall's New Class Includes Lauper, Toby Keith

    Cyndi Lauper, Toby Keith and Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June. The organization announced Wednesday that Linda Perry, country music songwriter Bobby Braddock and "Hoochie Coochie Man" writer Willie Dixon will also be inducted on June 18. Garcia and lyricist Robert Hunter will be inducted as a duo for their songwriting work for Grateful Dead...

  • William Alexander poses with Miss P, a 15-inch beagle, after she won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Tail-Wagging Beagle Wins Best in Show at Westminster

    A soft-spoken beagle really raised a ruckus. Wagging her tail a mile a minute, Miss P became America's top dog Tuesday night by winning best in show in a big surprise at the Westminster Kennel Club. At 4, Miss P is a grand-niece of Uno - in 2008, the immensely popular hound barked and bayed his way to becoming the only previous beagle to win at the nation's most prominent dog show...

  •  In this Dec. 18, 2013 file photo, rapper Drake performs in concert at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
    Drake's Surprise Album Sets Spotify Records

    Drake's surprise album has set records on Spotify. The music streaming service said Tuesday that the rapper's new album, "If You're Reading This It's Too Late," set the record for most streams from an album in its debut week in the U.S...

  • This photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox Television shows, from left, Claire Dunphy, Jay Pritchett, and Phil Dunphy, in a scene from the episode,
    'Modern Family' to Air Episode That Takes Place Only Online

    How to keep the "modern" in "Modern Family" in its sixth season? Create an episode that plays out completely on a computer and in the realm of social media. That's what's in store Feb. 25 on the ABC comedy's "Connection Lost," a half-hour that revolves around Claire Dunphy's (Julie Bowen) frantic effort to locate daughter Haley (Sarah Hyland) after they squabble...

  • This Feb. 11, 2014, file photo shows Matisse, a Portuguese water dog, competing in the working group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York. Portuguese Water Dog is the Pooch to Watch at Westminster

    True to his breed, Matisse the Portuguese water dog likes to play in the koi fish pond. He enjoys going on long bicycle runs, chewing Benny Bully's liver treats and falling asleep on his back. Pretty standard stuff for a lot of pooches. Oh, he also got a holiday card from the White House...

  • Revelers walk past trash in the gutter on Bourbon Street, in the early hours of the morning after Mardi Gras, in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Wednesday. Mardi Gras: Last Tipsy Revelers Sent Home, Trash Swept Up

    Mardi Gras 2015 is officially over and the last tipsy revelers in New Orleans have been cleared from city streets. At the stroke of midnight, New Orleans police on horseback rode down the French Quarter's main tourist thoroughfare, Bourbon Street...

  • Guthrie Theater Names UNC's Haj Artistic Director

    The Guthrie Theater has named Joseph Haj of the University of North Carolina's PlayMakers Repertory Company as its new artistic director. The 51-year-old Haj was introduced Tuesday to staff and supporters of the regional theater in Minneapolis...



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