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at 01:04 on April 28, 2015, EDT.

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 3-9

May 3: Singer Frankie Valli is 81. Sports announcer Greg Gumbel is 69. Singer Mary Hopkin is 65. Singer Christopher Cross is 64. Drummer Cactus Moser of Highway 101 is 58. Keyboardist David Ball of Soft Cell is 56. Country singer Shane Minor is 47. Music producer-actor Damon Dash is 44. Bassist John Hopkins of Zac Brown Band is 44. Country singer Brad Martin is 42. Actress Christina Hendricks is 40. Actor Dule Hill is 40. Country singer Eric Church is 38. Dancer Cheryl Burke is 31. Singer Michael Kiwanuka is 28.


at 01:02 on April 28, 2015, EDT.

Toronto native David Furnish named grand marshal of city's Pride parade

TORONTO - David Furnish will celebrate his first Pride Toronto parade in style as he returns to his hometown to serve as grand marshal of the annual event.


at 23:10 on April 27, 2015, EDT.

Pop star Mariah Carey makes grand Las Vegas Strip entrance for new show at Caesars

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Mariah Carey wants Las Vegas to know there's a new girl in town.


at 22:29 on April 27, 2015, EDT.

Harriet Tubman HBO movie to star Viola Davis of 'How to Get Away with Murder' as abolitionist

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - "How to Get Away with Murder" star Viola Davis will play Harriet Tubman in a HBO movie about the abolitionist hero.


at 16:25 on April 27, 2015, EDT.

'Black-ish' creator Kenya Barris set to write 'Good Times' movie for Sony

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Good times are coming to the big screen. "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris has been set to write the screenplay for a "Good Times" film based on the hit '70s sitcom, his manager confirmed to The Associated Press.


at 17:36 on April 27, 2015, EDT.

Jayne Meadows, actress who often teamed with husband Steve Allen, dies at 95

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Actress and TV personality Jayne Meadows, who often teamed with her husband Steve Allen, has died.


at 17:07 on April 27, 2015, EDT.

Salman Rushdie chastises authors protesting PEN American Center's Charlie Hebdo tribute

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Salman Rushdie on Monday defended the PEN American Center's plans to honour the magazine Charlie Hebdo, saying the decision of six writers to skip the PEN gala in protest will encourage intimidation.


at 17:05 on April 27, 2015, EDT.

Nail-biting time on Broadway ahead of Tony nominations, with no front-runner for best musical

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Will the list include a musical set in a funeral home of all places? Or one set in Paris? Is there room for a brand-new show that makes William Shakespeare look like Mick Jagger? Can a dark, sinister show led by an 82-year-old sneak in?


at 13:26 on April 27, 2015, EDT.

'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' co-creator John Cameron Mitchell to get a special Tony

NEW YORK, N.Y. - John Cameron Mitchell, who co-created the Broadway hit "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and then played the lead character this spring, will receive the 2015 Special Tony Award.


at 12:58 on April 27, 2015, EDT.

Salma Hayek says she hopes 'The Prophet' can inspire young generations to think out of the box

BEIRUT - Salma Hayek said on Monday that the animated feature film "The Prophet" she co-produced has been a personal project, one she hopes can inspire young viewers to think outside the box about ways to improve the world.


at 11:01 on April 27, 2015, EDT.

A new Vision for Paul Bettany in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

BURBANK, Calif. - Paul Bettany couldn't hear anything.


at 09:57 on April 27, 2015, EDT.

Liotta recalls discussion with Scorsese before 'Goodfellas,' praises De Niro for Tribeca

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Tribeca Film Festival ended Saturday night with a bang — a special 25th anniversary screening of the Martin Scorsese gangster flick "Goodfellas."


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