Category: Business

Network bosses pleased with NFL TV packages for this season

Howard Katz has the most unenviable task in the National Football League. As the league’s senior vice president of broadcasting and media operations, he is the point person for formulating the schedule and trying to make the executives of the league’s four broadcast partners happy. Before the public got a look at the upcoming regular-season […]

Judge says Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are now single

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are officially single, though more work is left before the terms of their divorce are final. Los Angeles Superior Court documents show that Judge John W. Ouderkirk entered a judgment Friday, saying the couple is no longer married. Her name was also restored to just Jolie, […]

‘Bridesmaids’ writers Wiig, Mumolo to reunite 8 years later

NEW YORK (AP) — “Bridesmaids” writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo are finally reuniting, eight years after their smash hit comedy. Lionsgate announced Wednesday that it will produce “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar” from a script by Wiig and Mumolo. They will each also co-star in the film as best friends who […]

Survivor of Texas tornado describes escape from grass house

Survivor of Texas tornado describes escape from grass house ALTO, Texas (AP) — A survivor of a deadly Texas tornado says he managed to crawl out of a grass house at a Native American historic site before the twister hurled it into the distance with two other people still inside. Jeff Williams of Nacogdoches (nak-uh-DOH’-ches) […]

Monty Python celebrate ‘Life of Brian,’ honor ailing Jones

LONDON (AP) — Celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the Monty Python comedy classic “Life of Brian” are being somewhat overshadowed by the health news of member Terry Jones. Jones is “very robust” although “on the downhill slope” due to dementia, according to his friend and colleague Michael Palin. Jones was diagnosed in 2015 with […]

More Jason Bourne adventures heading to bookstores

NEW YORK (AP) — Two of Robert Ludlum’s blockbuster creations, the maverick-spy Jason Bourne and the top secret Treadstone program, will soon be at work again Putnam announced Wednesday that it had a four-book deal with the late author’s estate for two thrillers each in the Bourne and Treadstone series. “Robert Ludlum’s The Treadstone Resurrection,” […]

Notre Dame organists itching to play thunderous instrument

NANCY, France (AP) — They literally made Notre Dame tremble and made hearts sing. And they’re anxious to do so again. The organists of Notre Dame, the privileged few who got to play the thunderous great organ silenced by the fire that ravaged the cathedral, spent terrible hours worried that the instrument with 8,000 pipes […]

Beyoncé drops surprise new album

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé has surprised her fans by releasing a soundtrack to her Netflix documentary “Homecoming.” The 37-year-old superstar debuted “Homecoming: The Live Album” Wednesday, the same day a Netflix documentary exploring her historic performances at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was released. She was the first black woman to […]

Time releases its 100 most influential people issue

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift, TV journalist Gayle King and soccer star Mohamed Salah are among the six famous faces featured on the covers of Time’s annual “100 Most Influential People in the World” issue. The other cover stars also included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and actors Sandra Oh and Dwayne Johnson. Fellow Democrat […]

Berry Gordy fulfills dreams with Motown reaching 60 years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Motown Records founder Berry Gordy looked out at the audience at a 60th anniversary tribute to his groundbreaking record label and saw his dream of making music for “all people” in the world fulfilled. Gordy told the packed Microsoft Theater at the “Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration” that he wanted his […]