Entertainment News | WRHL http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=507 Entertainment News 2015-04-01T08:25:38Z Entertainment News New Mitch Albom novel a story of world-famous guitarist NEW YORK (AP) — Mitch Albom's next novel will have strings attached. Lucy Lawless is bewitching as a newcomer to WGN's 'Salem' NEW YORK (AP) — As if there weren't enough upheaval in 17th-Century Salem, Massachusetts, this haunted village is about to welcome Lucy Lawless. Antiquities looted from India end up at Honolulu museum HONOLULU (AP) — An international investigation into antiquities looted from India and smuggled into the United States has taken authorities to the Honolulu Museum of Art. Jeremy Renner, estranged wife, settle custody dispute LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar-nominated actor Jeremy Renner will share joint custody of his 2-year-old daughter with his estranged wife after the pair reached a custody agreement after a day of negotiations on Wednesday. 'Boyhood' actress Patricia Arquette planning memoir NEW YORK (AP) — Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette has lot more to say off screen than her Oscar acceptance speech. 'Furious 7' revs up for April box office record Hot cars, hot cast and red-hot box office figures -- the juggernaut "Fast & Furious" franchise is revving up for another wild ride. The fast-paced film with a racially diverse cast that has won over audiences both at home and abroad is certain to rake in major cash, but it will also tug at the heartstrings of fans. Star Paul Walker, who has played cop-turned-racer Brian O'Conner in the films, died in a fiery car crash in December 2013 at age 40 -- a tragedy reminiscent of his character's on-screen adventures. "Look for the record for biggest April debut to fall hard this weekend," said Paul Dergarabedian, of the box office tracker Rentrak. Dish's Internet TV, Sling, gets HBO service for $15 a month NEW YORK (AP) — HBO lovers have one more way to watch "Game of Thrones." Marlon James among winners of Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Marlon James and poet Marilyn Chin are among this year's winners of the Anisfield-Wolf (AN'-is-feeld) Book Awards, given for literature that "confronts racism and examines diversity." Cynthia, first wife of John Lennon, dies: son Cynthia Lennon, the British first wife of The Beatles' songwriter John Lennon, has died aged 75, the couple's son Julian said Wednesday. "Her son Julian Lennon was at her bedside throughout. Julian Lennon wrote and sang a song of tribute to his mother that was posted on the site with a montage of family snapshots and footage. Cynthia met John Lennon at an art class in the British city of Liverpool when she was 18 and the couple married in 1962. Cynthia Lennon, first wife of John Lennon, dies of cancer LONDON (AP) — Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatles guitarist John Lennon, died of cancer Wednesday at her home in Spain. She was 75. No more 'no girls allowed' at Spike NEW YORK (AP) — With this week's premiere of a series based on Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight" show feature of lip sync-dueling celebrities, the Spike television network is throwing open the door of its boys' clubhouse to women. Exhibit in ex-psychiatric ward celebrates Brazilian artist RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Arthur Bispo do Rosario needed art supplies within the psychiatric institution where he lived, he'd barter cigarettes or trade favors with the guards. When that didn't work, he'd sometimes rough up fellow inmates and snatch away their belongings. Playwright David Adjmi wins New York infringement court case NEW YORK (AP) — A playwright who was accused of copyright infringement by lawyers representing the TV show "Three's Company" over his parody of 1970s sitcoms has won a victory in court. Germany: Pissarro work from Gurlitt trove to be returned BERLIN (AP) — Germany says experts have determined that a Camille Pissarro painting from the art trove hoarded by the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt was looted by the Nazis and will be returned to its rightful owner's descendants. Fired host Rodner Figueroa replaced by Univision MIAMI (AP) — Three weeks after Univision host Rodner Figueroa was fired for remarks he made about first lady Michelle Obama, Carlos Calderon and Jomari Goyso were named the new hosts of "Sal y Pimienta." Mark Wahlberg to produce Boston Marathon bombing movie LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS Films says Mark Wahlberg is set to produce "Patriots' Day," a feature film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing based on Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis' firsthand account. Charting the turbo-charged box office of 'Furious' franchise In their14-year history, the "Fast & Furious" films have become a case study in the power of international box office. In recent years, the unlikely franchise has made global appeal a priority and as a result, grosses have continued to grow. "Furious 7," out worldwide on Friday, could be the biggest installment yet. Fast, furious, unstoppable: Franchise stays in high gear LOS ANGELES (AP) — Neither Vin Diesel nor producer Neal Moritz wanted a sequel to "The Fast and the Furious." The 2001 film about a group of East Los Angeles street racers and the FBI agent (Paul Walker) who infiltrates their ring just wasn't "that kind of film," according to Moritz. Entrance fees rising in some national parks WASHINGTON (AP) — Be prepared to pay a bit more if you're headed to some national parks and recreation areas this summer. 'Furious 7' film shows off sharp new Imax laser technology LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deeper blacks, brighter whites, even bigger screens and better sound. When the high-speed action sequel "Furious 7" debuts this weekend, audiences at Hollywood's famous TCL Chinese Theatre will see every tire skid and fistfight in Imax's brand-new laser format. Obama signs order creating new cyber sanctions program WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday authorized a new U.S. government approach to deterring cyberattacks: financial sanctions against malicious overseas hackers and companies that knowingly benefit from the fruits of cyberespionage. TV vet takes to sky, dives into sea to help injured animals LOS ANGELES (AP) — Not every veterinarian would call it paradise. 'A.D. The Bible Continues' goes beyond the biblical epic OUARZAZATE, Morocco (AP) — The people are restive, the priesthood is scheming and a fanatic band of insurgents known as the zealots are plotting assassinations — and now to make matters worse, the body of a condemned cult-leader known as Jesus has disappeared from the tomb, apparently following some ancient prophecy. Tidal streaming service seeks more artists to join as owners NEW YORK (AP) — Tidal, the music and video streaming service co-owned by Jay Z, Rihanna, Madonna and other artists, is inviting more performers to join the company and earn equity. Review: Jacob Rubin's 'The Poser' is darkly funny "The Poser" (Viking/Penguin Books), by Jacob Rubin New Jersey school cancels Common as commencement speaker UNION, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Kean University has cancelled hip-hop artist Common as commencement speaker after police voiced concerns over a song about a woman convicted of killing a police officer who fled to Cuba. Maya Angelou play in development by Tavis Smiley, Kenny Leon LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the nearly 30-year friendship that Tavis Smiley shared with Maya Angelou, he learned the renowned writer's views on life and how to live it to the fullest. Director of Berlin's Volksbuehne theatre to stay until 2017 Director Frank Castorf, known as the "bad boy" of German theatre, will stay on at Berlin's Volksbuehne until 2017, to mark 25 years at the prestigious avant-garde company, city officials said. The 63-year-old iconoclast has had his contract at the politically engaged theatre in east Berlin, which had been due to expire in summer 2016, extended by one year, they said. Talks are underway to find a successor, the cultural department of Berlin city authorities said. Castorf was a prominent artist in communist East Germany before taking the reins of the Volksbuehne, or People's Stage theatre, in 1992, three years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. UK cinemas warn over Argentine film with suicide plane crash British cinemas are warning viewers about a new Argentine film which shows a chief steward intentionally crashing a plane -- a scene bearing eery similarities to last week's Germanwings tragedy. "Following the Germanwings flight incident on Tuesday 24th March, please be aware that 'Wild Tales' features a sequence that some customers might find disturbing," the Curzon cinema chain said on its website. The film by Argentine director Damian Szifron is about the fine line between civility and barbarism. Prosecutors have said they suspect co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who told his bosses he had suffered from severe depression, locked himself into the cockpit and deliberately crashed the plane. Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 5-11 April 5: Singer Allan Clarke of The Hollies is 73. Actor Max Gail ("Sons and Daughters," ''Barney Miller") is 72. Actress Jane Asher is 69. Singer Agnetha Faltskog of Abba is 65. Actor Mitch Pileggi is 63. Guitarist Mike McCready of Pearl Jam is 49. Country singer Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry is 48. Singer Paula Cole is 47. Country singer Pat Green is 43. Rapper-producer Pharrell Williams is 42. Rapper Juicy J (Three 6 Mafia) is 40. Mike Eli (Eli Brown Band) is 34. Lily James ("Downton Abbey," ''Cinderella") is 26. Justin Bieber attends mediation session over alleged assault Pop star Justin Bieber attended a mediation session Tuesday in Miami over a lawsuit against him in which a photographer alleges that one of the star's bodyguards assaulted him. Bieber slipped in the back door of the office building where the session was held so as to avoid reporters, according to footage from the local affiliate of CBS. Photographer Jeffrey Binion sued the singer in 2013 for allegedly ordering one of his bodyguards to assault Binion as the paparazzo tried to take shots of the singer in Miami Beach. In the United States he was arrested on charges of driving a sports car recklessly in Miami Beach. New 'Daily Show' host in storm over 'racist, sexist' jokes Newly anointed "The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah faced mounting criticism on Tuesday after the emergence of several past social media posts accused of being racist, sexist and anti-Semitic. The 31-year-old South African comedian, largely unknown in the United States, was named by Comedy Central television on Monday as the successor to long-serving "Daily Show" star Jon Stewart. He defended himself Tuesday in a tweet saying he should not be judged over past jokes that he called duds. Gaza artist gobbles up valuable Banksy mural on war debris GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A 33-year-old Gaza man says he has been duped into selling a valuable work by British graffiti artist Banksy for less than $200 to a local artist. Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. Avedon exhibit features portraits of 1960s-70s newsmakers PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new exhibit focusing on Richard Avedon's photos of political and cultural newsmakers invites visitors to rethink the concept of portraits in the age of the selfie. Broadway's 'Honeymoon in Vegas' will close this Sunday NEW YORK (AP) — The honeymoon between "Honeymoon in Vegas" and Broadway is over. Even Elvis couldn't save them. Trevor Noah defends self in backlash to old tweets NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Noah, the newly announced host of "The Daily Show," rejected the backlash over his graphic tweets targeting Jews and women as an unfair reflection of him and his comedy. Texas university breaks silence on McConaughey speech fee HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas university that booked Matthew McConaughey as its May commencement speaker has broken the silence on the Texas-born actor's speaking fee. 'X Files' actor David Duchovny to release 1st album in May NEW YORK (AP) — "X Files" actor David Duchovny is releasing his first music album. Jeremy Brown, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts guitarist, dies NEW YORK (AP) — Musician Jeremy Brown, a guitarist for Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, died a day before the release of the band's debut album. He was 34 years old. WRHL 2015-04-02T01:25:38Z http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=507