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  • ABC's Nashville Concert Rocks Northrop Auditorium at U of M

    Stars of ABC's television show "Nashville" rocked the stage at Northrop Memorial auditorium at the University of Minnesota Wednesday night. The concert even included a surprise visit from one of the main stars, Jonathan Jackson-who plays "Avery"... 

  • Beyonce, left, and Jay-Z arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating Celebrities Dazzled the Red Carpet at the 2015 Met Gala

    Deep reds and shimmery golds dominated as celebrities attending the annual Met Gala on Monday in New York City embraced this year's inspiration: the massive exhibition "China: Through the Looking Glass," a look at Chinese fashion through the ages...

  • More State Fair Grandstand Acts Announced

    Three additional grandstand acts have been announced as part of the 2015 State Fair lineup. Singer Patti Labelle, band Lynyrd Skynyrd, and radio personality Garrison Keillor will perform September 2 through 4....

  • Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman, right, arrives for a memorial service for SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg, Tuesday. Tech Industry Figures Gather to Mourn Popular Executive

    Tech industry leaders and other friends from across Silicon Valley gathered Tuesday for a memorial service honoring David Goldberg, a popular startup executive and husband of "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg...

  • In this Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, Seth Gilliam, a cast member in 'Walking Dead' Actor Accused of Drunken Driving, Drug Charge

    An actor who plays a priest on the AMC drama "The Walking Dead" is facing drunken driving and drug charges after police say he was clocked going 107 mph on a Georgia highway...

  • In this Saturday, May 2, 2015. file photo the newborn baby princess, born to parents Kate Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, is carried in a car seat by her father from The Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital. Britain's New Princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

    Royal officials say Britain's newborn princess has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. The princess is the second child of Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge...

  • 'Age of Ultron' on Pace for Record-Setting Weekend

    "Avengers: Age of Ultron" has debuted with a Hulk-sized box office showing, and Disney says it's headed toward a possible record-breaking weekend. Disney said Friday that Joss Whedon's "Avengers" sequel made $27.6 million in Thursday night showings and is on track for a North America opening of more than $200 million...

  • Britain's Prince William and his son Prince George wave as they return to St. Mary's Hospital's exclusive Lindo Wing Palace says Duchess of Cambridge Gave Birth to Baby Girl

    Royal officials say Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a baby girl. Kensington Palace said a statement that Kate "was safely delivered of a daughter" at 8:34 a.m. London time...

  • Ben E. King "Stand By Me" Singer Ben E. King Dies

    Ben E. King, the unforgettable lead singer for the Drifters and solo star whose plaintive baritone graced such pop and rhythm 'n blues classics as "Stand by Me," ''There Goes My Baby" and "Spanish Harlem," has died. He was 76...

  • Festival of Nations Returns to St. Paul RiverCentre

    The state’s largest multi-cultural celebration is back at St. Paul RiverCentre. The Festival of Nations brings together people of all backgrounds to celebrate their ethnic heritage, learn about other cultures and try out new food...

  • Taylor swift and her mother. Taylor Swift Calls Fan with Cancer to Discuss Music, Tour

    The family of a 12-year-old Chicago girl with cancer says Taylor Swift called her to talk about music, touring and the disease. Ed Beazley said Swift chatted with his daughter, Emily, for about 10 minutes Wednesday...

  • Lifetime Planning Behind-the-Scenes 'Full House' TV film

    Lifetime says it's joining in the 'Full House' revival with a behind-the-scenes movie of the long-running family sitcom. With the working title, "The Unauthorized Full House Story," the film promises to unveil the pressures on cast members to balance the idyllic family life depicted on the show with the more complicated reality of their own real lives...

  • Tim Jeffery, vice president of security at the MGM Grand hotel and casino, right, speaks during a news conference Monday, April 27, 2015, in Las Vegas. Vegas Sets Up 'Concentric' Security for Upcoming Megafight

    State and local officials in Las Vegas are talking about "concentric circles" of security around the upcoming Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight. Deputy Las Vegas Police Chief Gary Schofield says they're not preparing for a fight night. They're preparing for a fight week...

  • President Barack Obama stands for the national anthem during the White House Correspondents' Association dinner at the Washington Hilton on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Washington. Players from Politics, Hollywood Mix it Up at 'Nerd Prom'

    The national "Nerd Prom" drew a wide mix of Hollywood and Washington power players for the White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Tea Leoni, who plays the nation's chief diplomat on TV's "Madam Secretary," arrived arm in arm Saturday with the first female secretary of state, Madeleine Albright....

  • Ordway Hosting Children's Casting Call at Mall of America for Sound of Music

    The Ordway Center for Performing Arts is hosting a children's casting call at the Mall of America Saturday afternoon. The center is looking for children between ages of 6 and 16 for an upcoming holiday production of The Sound of Music...

  • In this Sept. 11, 2013 file photo, former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner arrives at the Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners, in New York. Bruce Jenner: My Brain is More Female than Male

    Former Olympian Bruce Jenner reached an audience of just under 17 million people for his declaration in an ABC News interview that he identifies as a woman...

  • FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2013 file photo, former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner arrives at the Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners. Kardashian Family to Watch Bruce Jenner's Interview Together

    Kim Kardashian says her family plans to watch Bruce Jenner's Friday night TV interview as they do most things, which is together. Jenner's two-hour interview with Diane Sawyer is set to air on ABC at 9 p.m. EDT Friday...

     

     

  • Wilco, Weezer, O.A.R. Among Artists Performing at 2015 Basilica Block Party

    The official line-up for the 21st annual rocking church fundraiser has been announced. Radio sponsor Cities 97 revealed that O.A.R. will be among the headlining acts at the event. The Basilica Block Party takes place this summer on July 10 and 11 outside of the Basilica church in Minneapolis...

  • North Star Bicycle Festival in 2014. North Star Bicycle Festival Returns to Minnesota, Wisconsin

    A popular bicycle festival will return this summer to Minnesota and Wisconsin, despite losing a major sponsor. Organizers of the North Star Bicycle Festival say new sponsorships by North Memorial Health Care and Preferred One will allow the event to continue for the 17th year this summer...

  • Actress Emma Watson attends the 2015 TIME 100 Gala cocktail reception, to celebrate the 100 most influential people in the world Disney Plans to Release Live-Action Beauty and the Beast in 2017

    The Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast, will hit theaters again in 2017 with a live-action version of the film. Emma Watson, best known for her role as Hermione in the Harry Potter movies will play Belle, and Dan Stevens, a Downtown Abbey regular, will take on the role of The Beast...

  • Derek Hough Injured at "Dancing with the Stars' Rehearsal

    Derek Hough is recovering from injuries that have him sitting out of performances at Radio City Music Hall and could sideline him on "Dancing with the Stars." The Emmy Award-winning choreographer was injured Monday while rehearsing for next week's 10th Anniversary "Dancing" special...

  • Doctors Credit Angelina Jolie with 'Avalanche' of Interest in Genetic Testing

    Genetic screening for cancer is becoming more accessible to more people, and many doctors say Hollywood star Angelina Jolie is to thank. After Jolie tested positive for the BRCA gene, which is an indicator that she was at a high risk of cancer, she announced she had her breasts and ovaries removed...

  •  From left to right, singer Keith Urban, singer and actress Jennifer Lopez, and singer Harry Connick, Jr. arrive on set of Fox to End American Idol in 2016

     Fox is lowering the curtain on "American Idol," ending a series that dominated television throughout the 2000s and made stars of the likes of Simon Cowell, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood...

  • Gun Salutes Mark Queen Elizabeth II's 89th Birthday

    Some people get a cake. Queen Elizabeth II has received gun salutes from mounted artillery to mark her 89th birthday. Soldiers of the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, in full dress uniform, rode past Buckingham Palace before firing six World War I-era field guns in nearby Hyde Park at noon Tuesday...



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