Discovery to air Everest documentary on May 4



NEW YORK (AP) — Discovery Channel has announced May 4 as the airdate for a documentary on last week’s Mount Everest avalanche that killed more than a dozen mountain guides.

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'X-Men' director calls sex-abuse suit a shakedown

FILE - In this Thursday, April 17, 2014 file photo, plaintiff Michael Egan III takes questions from the media during a news conference in Beverly Hills, Calif. A sex abuse lawsuit by Egan, a former child model and aspiring actor accuses "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii. Singer released a statement on Thursday, April 24, 2014, calling allegations by Egan that he sexually assaulted the underage aspiring actor and model in Hawaii in 1999 "outrageous, vicious and completely false." (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The director of the upcoming “X-Men” film has denied allegations contained in a lawsuit that he raped an aspiring actor and model in 1999 and called the claims a shakedown.

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HBO's John Oliver recognizes debt to Jon Stewart

This undated image released by HBO shows host John Oliver of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," airing Sundays at 11 p.m. EDT. (AP Photo/HBO)NEW YORK (AP) — When the time comes for a young bird to leave the nest, he’s often more than ready to go and doesn’t care too much what Papa Bird thinks.

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James Earl Jones returning to Broadway this fall

FILE - This Jan. 7, 2013 file photo shows actor James Earl Jones in Sydney, Australia. Jones is coming back to Broadway in a play that’s almost as old as he is. The 87-year-old two-time Tony Award-winner will star in a fall revival of “You Can’t Take It With You,” the 1936 comedy about a wealthy uptight family meeting an off-kilter one was written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. Scott Ellis will direct. Previews will begin in August, with official opening set for Sept. 28 at a theater to be announced. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)NEW YORK (AP) — James Earl Jones is coming back to Broadway in a play that’s almost as old as he is.

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Kate shows off new royal style in Down Under tour

FILE - This is a Wednesday, April 16, 2014 file photo of Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, as she meets with people on the steps of the Sydney Opera House following a reception in Sydney, Australia. Kate’s dilemma: What to pack for a two-week trip, when your itinerary includes everything from state receptions and church services to toddler playdates and cricket games? For the Duchess of Cambridge, who’s rounding up her trip to Australia and New Zealand with husband Prince William and 8-month-old son George, there were additional sartorial dilemmas: Do royals take off their shoes at the beach? And what’s the most ladylike way to climb into a fighter jet while in a pencil dress and high heels? (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool, File)LONDON (AP) — Kate’s dilemma: What to pack for a two-week trip, when your itinerary includes everything from state receptions and church services to toddler playdates and cricket games?

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ABC signs Stephanopoulos to contract extension

FILE - This Feb. 20, 2013 file photo released by ABC shows anchor George Stephanopoulos during a broadcast of "Good Morning America," in New York. ABC News has signed George Stephanopoulos to a contract extension, the last member of its “Good Morning America” team to agree to a new deal. ABC News President James Goldston said Thursday, April 24, 2014, that Stephanopoulos will remain as Robin Roberts’ chief partner on the top-rated morning show, and will continue as host on the Sunday morning show “This Week.” (AP Photo/ABC, Heidi Gutman, File)NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News has signed George Stephanopoulos to a contract extension, the last member of its “Good Morning America” team to agree to a new deal.

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Paul McCartney to play at Candlestick concert

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pop legend Paul McCartney is set to return to Candlestick Park to offer a swan song to the San Francisco 49ers’ former stadium.

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Rivers refuses to apologize to women held captive

FILE - In this April 22, 2013 file photo, Television personalities Joan Rivers, left, and daughter Melissa Rivers attend the 2013 Matrix New York Women in Communications Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, in New York. Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced. Rivers and her daughter were discussing their reality show Tuesday, April 22, 2014, on NBC's "Today" show when she complained about her living arrangements, saying, "Those women in the basement in Cleveland had more space." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file)CLEVELAND (AP) — Joan Rivers refuses to apologize for comparing living in her daughter’s guest room with the captivity of three women kidnapped in Cleveland.

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Bronze statue of Roger Ebert unveiled at Ebertfest

This April 22, 2013 photo provided by Thompson-McClellan shows a bronze statue of Pulitzer Prize winning film critic Roger Ebert giving his famous 'thumbs up" sign in Champaign, Ill. The statue will be unveiled Thursday, April 24, 2014, outside the Virginia Theatre in Champaign where Ebert held his annual film festival. Ebert died in April 2013. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Thomspon.McClellan)CHICAGO (AP) — Roger Ebert’s final blog posting last April ended with his hopeful sign-off: “I’ll see you at the movies.” The award-winning film critic died two days later.

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In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

In this Tuesday, April 8, 2014 photo, Theresa Muller prepares to move out of her motel room she shares with her boyfriend, father and three children in Kissimmee, Fla. Muller and her family have been homeless but plan to move to a home in a neighboring county. (AP Photo/John Raoux)KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short of what they needed to rent an apartment, so the couple and their two children have instead been hopping among cheap motel rooms along U.S. 192.

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'Recovered' Banksy works on display ahead of sale

A restored wall graffiti artwork by famed street artist Banksy, is put on display to the public, Thursday April 24, 2014, in London. The artworks are taken from street walls, restored and presented for sale, valued at up to 1 million pounds (US $1.68 million). Seven pieces of Banksy graffiti art are being sold at auction on Sunday April 27, although the elusive artist released a statement on Banksy’s website Thursday saying the "Stealing Banksy?" sale "has been organized without the involvement or consent of the artist." (AP Photo / John Stillwell, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVESLONDON (AP) — Elusive street artist Banksy says he has nothing to do with an auction of several of his works taken from walls and valued at up to 1 million pounds ($1.68 million).

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'X-Men' director calls sex abuse suit a shakedown

FILE - In this March 3, 2012 file photo, director Bryan Singer arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of the play "8" in Los Angeles. Singer released a statement on Thursday, April 24, 2014, denying allegations by Michael Egan III that the director sexually assaulted him when he was underage in 1999 and called them "outrageous, vicious and completely false." The director of the upcoming film "X-Men: Days of Future Past" also said he is avoiding media promotions of the film to avoid creating a distraction. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The director of the upcoming “X-Men” film is calling a lawsuit that accuses him of raping an aspiring model and actor in 1999 a shakedown.

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Bryan Singer Breaks Silence on Abuse Claims: 'Outrageous, Vicious and Completely False'


The “X-Men: Days of Future Past” director says he won’t participate in any media events for the upcoming film.

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Cops: Man Assaulted Ex-Girlfriend While Returning Home From Court-Ordered Anger Management Class

South Carolina resident Johnny Wilkins, 42, was arrested last night on a domestic violence charge. He apparently has not been paying attention in class.

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Third 'Hobbit' Movie Gets New Title


The final installment will be “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.”

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