Entertainment

‘Dancing With the Stars’ premiere: Ranking the contestants from best to worst

NBA star Derek Fisher and YouTube sensation Lindsey Stirling impressed the judges — “Property Brother” Drew Scott, not so much....

Celeb birthdays for the week of Sept. 24-30

Sept. 24: Singer Sonny Turner of The Platters is 78. Singer Barbara Allbut of The Angels is 77. Singer Phyliss "Jiggs" Allbut of The Angels is 75. Singer Gerry Marsden...

Sneak peek: A look at the U2 Joshua Tree Tour 2017 set in Glendale

If you're wondering what sort of pop-art spectacle to expect from U2's Joshua Tree tour, here's an early look inside the stadium....

Alabama's Jordan Fisher primed for 'Dancing with the Stars,' tells home state viewers 'Roll Tide!'

Fisher, 23, is a a triple threat performer -- a singer, actor and dancer -- who lives in Los Angeles. But his roots are in Alabama, and the Birmingham native makes that clear right...

'Five Guys Named Moe' supplies hilarious romantic advice at Court

The all too rarely revived 1990 musical devised by Clarke Peters features the wonderfully antic songs of 1930s saxophonist/bandleader Louis Jordan....

TV Picks: “Dancing With The Stars,” the ballroom is back on Monday

Along with “American Ninja Warrior,” “The State,” “Midnight, Texas,” and more....

Imagine Dragons reflect on the evolution that led to 'Evolve' before Phoenix tour launch

Imagine Dragons' drummer Daniel Platzman reflects on the evolution that led to "Evolve," a Phoenix tour launch and Vegas pride....

Andrea Bocelli prays at Jordan River site of Jesus' baptism

Italian star tenor Andrea Bocelli made a pilgrimage to the traditional site of Jesus' baptism Monday, praying for peace as he stood on the edge of the River Jordan....

Ariel Winter’s daring red carpet dress

TELEVISION’S biggest stars walk the red carpet at the 69th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles today — and we’ll bring you all the best (and worst) looks as they emerge....

Sing away your troubles: ‘Five Guys Named Moe’ a musical celebration of Louis Jordan

REVIEW: "Five Guys Named Moe" at Court Theatre is a musical celebration of Louis Jordan that sings away your troubles. (3.5 stars)...

2017 Fall Theater Preview: Beck Center for the Arts, Cleveland Public Theatre and Dobama Theatre turn spotlight on homegrown talent

George Brant, Eric Coble and other area playwrights light up Cleveland's stages in 2017-18...

Ariel Winter on body shaming

ARIEL Winter has opened up about her relationship with self love and the horrendous body shaming she’s faced since she was just a child....

Does Leonard Bernstein have any heirs?

The upcoming centennial of a music legend spotlights what a tough act he was to follow....

Donald Trump demands ESPN apologize, says network is ‘paying a really bad price for its politics’

President Trump took a shot at ESPN on Friday, demanding the network apologize. President Trump fired off on ESPN on Friday, days after anchor Jemele Hill called him a white...

Chilling 'A Dark Song,' now on DVD and Blu-ray (review)

Other recent home-video releases include "My Cousin Rachel" and "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks."...

Baton Rouge area religion bulletins for week of Sept. 16

Deadline for religion bulletins is noon Monday. Email religion@theadvocate.com....

Franco Dragone opens “La Perle” in Dubai

Former Strip show mogul Franco Dragone opened his new world premiere of “La Perle” in Dubai last night (Sept. 13)....

TV picks: Colbert at the Emmys, 'Vietnam War' on PBS, and more

What's new or worth watching in the week to come....

Who is Francia Raisa? 5 things to know about Selena Gomez's kidney donor

Selena Gomez revealed Tuesday she had a kidney transplant as part of lupus treatment, and her donor was Francia Raisa — but who is she?...

Selena Gomez reveals she had kidney transplant as part of lupus treatment

The actress/singer, who revealed her lupus diagnosis in 2015, announced via Instagram that she received a kidney from fellow actress Francia Raisa....

Fall Film Preview: Big screen bonanza

It’s fall, and in addition to the ubiquitous pumpkins and inevitable turkeys, there’s a new season of movies. Scary ones? You bet. Writer-director and Harvard graduate Darren...

Who were the big awards season winners and losers from this year's Toronto International Film Festival?

The Toronto International Film Festival is nearly over -- which means the awards season narrative has begun to take shape....

Eat, pray, admit you're from an empire

Author Suzy Hansen didn't think she was naive about America. Then she moved to Turkey and realized what she'd missed....

Comedy Central keeps Noah at 'Daily Show' through 2022

Comedy Central said Thursday it has agreed to a contract extension that will keep Trevor Noah as host of "The Daily Show" through 2022....

60 thoughts we had while watching the ‘Insecure’ finale

Everything we yelled at our TV screens while watching the HBO hit's Season 2 finale....

Amber Tamblyn pens scathing letter to ‘predatory’ James Woods: You ‘know what you’ve done’

Amber Tamblyn penned a scathing open letter to fellow actor James Woods after he publicly doubted her claim that he hit on her and offered her a trip to Las Vegas when she was just...

Top seeds continue to fall in FIDE’s World Cup chess cage matches

The biggest crapshoot in chess is living up to its reputation. The FIDE World Cup, a 128-player free-for-all where top grandmasters play two-game elimination matches, is the most...

‘Catcher in the Rye’ author J.D. Salinger’s life explored in film ‘Rebel in the Rye’

We all had to read the book, but almost no one knows the story behind “The Catcher in the Rye.” The new film “Rebel in the Rye” begins with Salinger (Nicholas Hoult) carousing...

Pats-Saints clash a showcase for aging stars Brady, Brees

Brady, Brees and Bono. How’s that for a middle-aged power trio?...

Theater openings Sept. 15-21

Theater openings Sept. 15-21: Here are this week's openings in Chicago theater....

Margaret Atwood's searing psychological thriller fit for the stage

Stage versions of Atwood's work are still rare, so Rivendell's riveting world premiere production of her novel "Alias Grace" is reason to celebrate....

‘Blues for Mister Charlie’: James Baldwin’s theatrical ode to civil-rights martyr Medgar Evers

James Baldwin’s bracing “Blues for Mister Charlie” — dedicated to his murdered, civil-rights-activist friend Medgar Evers — gets a stirring production in Seattle churches and high...

Is Nicole Krauss’s new novel an act of literary revenge?

‘Forest Dark’ features a novelist named Nicole who is not happy with her husband....

BOOK REVIEW: ‘American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land’

What does it take to make a silk purse from a sow’s ear? A silkworm and a needle. What does it take to make a mad-crime story into an elegiac page-turner? A writer with a police...

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Citizen Newt: The Making of a Reagan Conservative’

At a time when our history books and biographies are being revised at warp speed by practitioners of identity politics and a generation of academics fearful of being accused of...

Larry King, 83, radio and TV personality, underwent surgery for lung cancer in July: Report

Legendary radio and TV talker Larry King has revealed he was diagnosed with and treated for lung cancer earlier this summer....

Stevie Wonder slams climate change skeptics at hurricane telethon: ‘Must be blind or unintelligent’

Music legend Stevie Wonder kicked off Tuesday’s widely televised benefit for hurricane victims by slamming climate change skeptics as either blind or unintelligent....

Prophets of Rage member B Real discusses new CD and keeping people woke in age of Trump

The election didn’t go the way Prophets of Rage had hoped, but thereafter, band member B Real says, the work has continued. The Prophets, who are releasing a new self-titled album...

Liam Neeson hints his action-movie days are behind him

Liam Neeson has hinted that his action-movie days are behind him....