Wrestler Rocky Johnson, Dwayne Johnson’s father, dead at 75

ROCKY “Soulman” Johnson, a WWE Hall of Fame wrestler who became better known as the father of actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has died. He was 75. WWE issued a statement

Priyanka Chopra Jonas joining Amazon’s spy series ‘Citadel’

Priyanka Chopra Jonas will star opposite Richard Madden in the U.S. edition of “Citadel,” a drama series to be produced in conjunction with programs from several other countries. “The idea is

Springsteen shows up for son’s swearing-in as firefighter

Bruce Springsteen’s son was sworn in Tuesday as a firefighter with the Jersey City Fire Department, along with 15 others. Sam Springsteen was joined by his famous father and mother, Patti

US director Spike Lee to lead Cannes film festival jury

Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and festival organizers hope the provocative American director will “shake things up” at the gathering of the world’s

Arizona store gives ‘Star Wars’ record back to Mark Hamill

The Force was strong enough at an Arizona store to reunite Luke Skywalker with his long-lost vinyl record. Actor Mark Hamill is praising workers at Bookmans Entertainment Exchange in Flagstaff for

‘Bullitt’ Mustang sells for $3.74 million at Florida auction

The Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT featured in the film “Bullitt” was sold last week at a Florida auction house for $3.74 million. The

Bye, Ricky Gervais: Poehler, Fey to host 2021 Golden Globes

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will share host duties for the Golden Globes ceremony in 2021. Poehler herself shared the announcement at a TV critics

Milan designers embrace sustainability and Gen-Z’s influence

The growing influence of Generation Z was clear on the second day of Milan Fashion Week: Emporio Armani unveiled an “upcycled” capsule collection, Dolce&Gabbana filled their front row with teenage

Texas city paid Enrique Iglesias $485,000 for 2015 concert

A South Texas city used $485,000 in taxpayer money to pay singer Enrique Iglesias to perform at a holiday concert in 2015, according to contract details made public this week. McAllen

The Art of Giving | Modern Philanthropy. Will Macau lead the way to greater imagination?

The time of the pioneers of modern philanthropy has passed, when giving was a social act made easy by the empty space left over by a public sector that lacked

Celebs donate millions to help Australia wildfire efforts

Elton John and Chris Hemsworth are among the celebrities donating big bucks for relief efforts as wildfires engulf Australia. Hemsworth, the Australian actor who plays Thor in the Marvel movie franchise,

Jason Biggs savors his lasting ‘American Pie’ connection

Jason Biggs has no regrets about being indelibly linked to “American Pie,” the rowdy 1999 adolescent sex comedy. “It changed my life, and it’s the reason I’m still here and still

‘Joker’ tops nominations for Academy film awards

The film “Joker” has topped the nominations for the British Academy film awards announced Tuesday. The movie about the origins of the comic book villain received 11 BAFTA nominations including best

Cameron Diaz announces birth of a daughter

Cameron Diaz is starting the new decade with a very important role: mommy. The actress and her musician husband, Benji Madden, announced the birth of a daughter they’ve named Raddix. “We are

Harvey back as NFL Honors host when AP awards are announced

TV personality Steve Harvey will return as host of the NFL Honors show on Feb. 1, when The Associated Press hands out its individual league awards. The two-hour prime-time show airing

In a 24/7 food culture, periodic fasting gains followers

On low-carb diets, meat and cheese are OK. On low-fat diets, fruit and oatmeal are fine. With the latest diet trend, no

From Gervais to J.Lo, what to expect at the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes are famously unpredictable, but a few sure things seem to be in store for Sunday’s awards: Streaming services will play a starring role; five-time host Ricky Gervais

Flavored vapes may be pulled from US market

President Donald Trump says the federal government will soon announce a new strategy to tackle underage vaping, promising, “We’re going to protect our families, we’re going to protect our children,

Hello, dogo: Two new breeds get the American Kennel Club’s nod

  A powerful Argentine big-game hunter and a sociable French water dog have made the American Kennel Club’s list of recognized breeds. The club announced Tuesday that the barbet and the dogo

Mexico City zoo welcomes second baby giraffe of the year

The Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City is celebrating its second baby giraffe of the year, already as tall as a full-grown human. The female giraffe was unveiled last week after a

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