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FILE - In this May 14, 2010 file photo, Kenny G, smooth jazz saxophonist, performs during a media event announcing his concert, in Taipei, Taiwan. Kenny G stopped in at Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, but his visit was out of tune with Chinese authorities, who have warned about meddling by foreign forces. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)

Kenny G distances self from Hong Kong protesters

Smooth jazz star Kenny G insisted Thursday he's not a foreign provocateur supporting Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, after Beijing signaled its displeasure over his inharmonious visit and repeated concerns about meddling by external forces. The American musician created a stir when he tweeted Wednesday about his visit to the semiautonomous ...

Judge nixes Teresa Giudice's halfway house bid

A federal judge won't recommend that prison officials allow "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice to serve most of her prison sentence in a halfway house. A lawyer for Giudice had filed a letter with a judge in Newark this week, asking for a recommendation that she serve ...

Search for world's funniest person moves to Vegas

An international search to find the world's funniest person is moving to Las Vegas, where people will get to see five finalists square off in an Olympics of comedy that pits France, Finland and other countries against one another. The finalists were determined by online voters who saw 10 comics ...

In this image released by Magnolia Pictures, Shiloh Fernandez, left, and Shailene Woodley appear in a scene from "White Bird in a Blizzard." (AP Photo/Magnolia Pictures)

Review: Shailene Woodley gets lost in a blizzard

By now, there should be no question in anyone's mind that Shailene Woodley is an actress on a rapid-fire journey to stardom. She's enchanted us in enough films — "The Descendants," ''The Spectacular Now," ''The Fault in Our Stars" — that one less-than-stellar film won't alter her upward trajectory. Which ...

Renee Zellweger arrives at ELLE's 21st annual Women In Hollywood Awards at the Four Season Hotel on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Renee Zellweger: 'People don't know me in my 40s'

Renee Zellweger says she looks different because she's "living a different, happy, more fulfilling life." The 45-year-old Oscar winner issued a statement to People magazine late Tuesday after she became a trending topic on Twitter, with many fans claiming the actress had become "unrecognizable." Her appearance at a Hollywood event ...

FILE - In this march 2, 2014 file photo, Bradley Cooper arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Cooper will star in the Broadway revival of "The Elephant Man,"  14-week run opening on December 7 at the Booth Theater with previews starting on November 7. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

How Cooper will stay limber for 'Elephant Man'

Bradley Cooper will contort his limbs into uncomfortable positions for eight shows a week when he begins his run in the Broadway revival of "The Elephant Man." That means he'll need to take extra care of his body to stay limber. "I have an inversion table. That's a new thing, ...

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 13:  (L-R) Rockettes Tara Dunleavy Tubridy, Nicole Baker Luftig, Melinda Farrell, Santa Claus, Danelle Morgan, Dani Betchel, and Traci Reszetylo pose for a picture as Radio City Christmas Spectacular Celebrates "Christmas In August" at Radio City Music Hall on August 13, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Rockettes to try again to dance this spring

The Rockettes are taking a second stab at opening a spring show, and they're leaning on some Broadway creative stars to do it. MSG Entertainment said Wednesday that Warren Carlyle, Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner have signed up to put together "New York Spring Spectacular" for Radio City Music Hall ...

China's Yan Lianke receives Franz Kafka prize

Yan Lianke, a Chinese author who has seen some of his novels banned in his homeland, has received the prestigious Franz Kafka Prize in the Czech Republic. Yan said he was grateful as he accepted the annual $10,000 prize Wednesday at Prague's City Hall. Each spring, it's awarded to authors ...

FILE - In this April 16, 2014 file photo, Laura Poitras poses for a portrait in New York. Poitras' one-of-a-kind documentary "Citizenfour," intimately captures Edward Snowden during his leak of NSA documents. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Q&A: Poitras on capturing history in a hotel room

Imagine if Bob Woodward's clandestine meetings in a Washington D.C. parking garage with Deep Throat had been documented — or, better yet, filmed by Woodward, himself. The analogy isn't perfect, but that's about the closest equivalent to Laura Poitras' one-of-a-kind documentary "Citizenfour," which captures former National Security Agency contractor Edward ...

This is a an undated family handout photo of Raphael Ravenscroft, the musician behind one of the most recognisable saxophone solos - on Gerry Rafferty's hit Baker Street.  Ravenscroft's family said he died Sunday Oct 19, 2014  at a hospital in Exeter, southwest England. Ravenscroft was 60. (AP Photo/Roy Anderson/Family, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

Sax player behind 'Baker Street' solo dies at 60

Musician Raphael Ravenscroft, who played one of the most famous saxophone solos of all time on Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street," has died. He was 60. Ravenscroft's family says he died Sunday after being taken to a hospital near his home in Exeter, southwest England. The BBC said a heart attack ...

This image released by Allied Live shows Paige Faure as Cinderella in "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella,"on tour. The tour is now in Florida and plans stops in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Iowa and South Carolina. (AP Photo/Allied Live, Carol Rosegg)

Cinderella musical on tour stars a new mom

The actress playing Cinderella on tour has something much more precious than a pair of sparkly slippers waiting backstage. She's got a bouncing baby boy. Paige Faure, a Broadway veteran and current star of "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella," is the new mom to Hank, a happy 20-month old who has ...

Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dolls

Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week. The dolls are based on the series about Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who turns into ...

A security agent stands in front of the new "Oscar de la Renta" fashion showroom in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Tuesday, October 21, 2014. The Dominican government declared a day of official mourning after Dominican born designer Oscar de la Renta passed away on Monday in Connecticut. (AP Photo/Ezequiel Abiu Lopez)

Fashion icon mourned in Dominican homeland

Designer Oscar de la Renta was mourned Tuesday in the Dominican Republic as a native son who brought glamour and prestige to a largely poor country better known for baseball and beaches than elegant evening wear. The death of the style icon Monday at his home in Connecticut came as ...

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 1996 file photo, photographer Alfred Wertheimer of New York, talks about one of the many photographs he took of Elvis Presley in 1956, as he displays his work at the Circle Gallery in Las Vegas. Wertheimer,  whose 1956 photographs of Presley documented the start of a legendary career, has died. His editor and gallery curator, Chris Murray, said Wertheimer , who was 85, died of natural causes at his New York apartment.  Priscilla Presley said  Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, that no photographer was  able to get as close up and personal with Elvis ever again.  (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon. File)

Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer dies

Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died. Wertheimer, who was 85, died of natural causes Sunday at his New York apartment, said Chris Murray, who owns Washington, D.C's Govinda Gallery which counts Wertheimer among its artists. Wertheimer was 26 ...

FILE - Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta died October 20, 2014 at his home in Kent, Connecticut. He was 82. NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Oscar de la Renta attends 2013 Icons Of Style Gala at Mandarin Oriental Hotel on September 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

From Kors to DVF, fashion mourns de la Renta

Fun, sunny, romantic. Oscar de la Renta approached fashion and life on those terms, but there was more, so much more, those who loved and admired the designer say. The "more," Vogue's Anna Wintour wrote Tuesday on the magazine's website, was "democratic." By that, she meant de la Renta possessed ...

This Sept. 14, 2014 file photo shows actress Daniele Watts, left, and Brian Lucas speaking during an interview with KABC-TV in Los Angeles. Watts, who suggested she was detained by Los Angeles police because of racial profiling after she was found in a parked car with her boyfriend, Lucas, has been charged with lewd conduct. Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," and Lucas each were charged Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, with misdemeanor counts that carry potential six-month jail terms. (AP Photo/KABC-TV, File)

Actress Daniele Watts charged with lewd conduct

Actress Daniele Watts, who suggested she was detained by police because of racial profiling after she was found in a parked car with her boyfriend, was charged Tuesday with lewd conduct. Watts, 28, and her boyfriend Brian Lucas, 43, were each charged with a single misdemeanor count that carries a ...

FILE - In this June 5, 2005 file photo, actress Victoria Clark arrives at the 2005 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York.  Clark has joined the cast of the Broadway-bound musical “Gigi” playing a role she lately has been really enjoying _ a mentor. Clark said Tuesday that she and three-time Tony Award nominee Dee Hoty will join the cast, led by pop star Vanessa Hudgens. The cast also includes Howard McGillin, Corey Cott and Steffanie Leigh. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)

Victoria Clark joins the cast of musical 'Gigi'

Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark has joined the Broadway-bound musical "Gigi" playing a role she lately has been really enjoying — a mentor. Clark said Tuesday that she and three-time Tony Award nominee Dee Hoty will join the cast, led by pop star Vanessa Hudgens. The rest of the actors include ...

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, center, and his wife, Teresa Giudice, right, of Montville Township, N.J., walk toward the Martin Luther King Jr. Courthouse before a court appearance, in Newark, N.J.  Teresa Giudice is petitioning to serve most of her federal prison sentence in a halfway house. She was sentenced to 15 months in prison after she pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud and conspiracy. Her husband, Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, was sentenced to 41 months. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Teresa Giudice asks to serve term in halfway house

"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice (JOO'-dys) is petitioning to serve most of her federal prison sentence in a halfway house. A lawyer for Giudice filed a letter with a judge in Newark this week, asking for a recommendation that she serve 12 months in a halfway house. ...

FILE - In this May 14, 2014 file photo, Barbara Walters attends "A Celebration of Barbara Walters" in New York. ABC announced Tuesday, Oct. 21, that Walters will be back with yet another edition of "10 Most Fascinating People." Among those fascinating people she will interview for the special: Oprah Winfrey, Neil Patrick Harris, Chelsea Handler and Scarlett Johansson. It will air as a two-hour special on Dec. 14. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

'Fascinating' change of plans: Walters will return

Maybe Barbara Walters had her fingers crossed when she said last year's "10 Most Fascinating People" telecast would be her last. In any case, ABC announced Tuesday that Walters will be back with yet another edition of the annual roundup. Among those fascinating people she will interview for the special: ...

Police contacted actress before she was found dead

Suburban Seattle police say they contacted actress Misty Upham, known for her roles in "August: Osage County," ''Frozen River" and "Django Unchained," several times before she was found dead in a ravine last week. Auburn police said Tuesday that officers contacted Upham four times since July 2013, and each time ...

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