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'Clerks' actress Lisa Spoonauer dies in New Jersey at 44

JACKSON, N.J. — Lisa Spoonauer, an actress who starred in the 1994 award-winning movie "Clerks," has died. She was 44. Spoonauer died Sunday at her home in Jackson, the George Hassler Funeral Home said. The cause of death wasn't released.
'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' sails into new franchise waters

'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' sails into new franchise waters

LOS ANGELES — Captain Jack Sparrow might be a household name, but despite the cultural clout, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise has gone adrift. In some ways, it's been a series of diminishing returns, and they're not done yet.
Young Nebraska priests' chants become bestselling  album

Young Nebraska priests' chants become bestselling album

DENTON, Neb. — At the sound of a tap, dozens of young men clad in black cassocks and white surplices rise from kneeling positions to watch two of their brother priests begin a chant. With a gentle wave of the Rev.
Florida Georgia Line, Chainsmokers to perform at CMT Awards

Florida Georgia Line, Chainsmokers to perform at CMT Awards

NASHVILLE — The duos of Florida Georgia Line and the Chainsmokers will pair up for a cross-genre performance at the CMT Awards, which will also include performances by Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood, and Lady Antebellum with Earth, Wind & Fire.
Jason Priestley basks in being back on home soil with 'Private Eyes'

Jason Priestley basks in being back on home soil with 'Private Eyes'

TORONTO — Jason Priestley is enjoying a migration northward in the TV industry.
Coppola, Kidman put Cannes spotlight on gender imbalance

Coppola, Kidman put Cannes spotlight on gender imbalance

CANNES, France — The imagery was stark, if inevitable: 12 Palme d'Or winners, one of them female.
Technical problems force HBO to scrap Jon Stewart venture

Technical problems force HBO to scrap Jon Stewart venture

NEW YORK — HBO is scrapping a web-delivered satirical project it was developing with Jon Stewart, a change of plans that keeps the popular political humorist on the sidelines as the Trump administration continues to provide his fellow comedians with
Canadian band Broken Social Scene plays Manchester show one day after attack

Canadian band Broken Social Scene plays Manchester show one day after attack

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom — Canadian indie rock band Broken Social Scene has played the first show of their European tour in Manchester.
Canadian band Broken Social Scene plays Manchester show one day after attack

Canadian band Broken Social Scene plays Manchester show one day after attack

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom — Canadian indie rock band Broken Social Scene has played the first show of their European tour in Manchester.
Broadway's box office coffers soars but attendance retreats

Broadway's box office coffers soars but attendance retreats

NEW YORK — On Broadway, there's great financial news to sing about but a sour note amid the flush times: Box offices are enjoying the highest grossing season in history but attendance has dipped after four consecutive seasons of gains.