Zouk pioneers Kassav headline Haitian Compas Fest

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Thousands of Haitian and Caribbean music fans are expected for South Florida's annual Haitian Compas Festival.    The French-Caribbean ban..
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Authorities: Casey Kasem found in Washington state

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Casey Kasem was located in Washington state on Thursday, three days after a Los Angeles judge expressed concerns about the ailing radio host's whereabouts and sa..
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Miami City Ballet hires new executive director

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Miami City Ballet has hired a new executive director.    Michael Scolamiero will join the Miami Beach-based company June 30. He tells The Mi..
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Judge expresses concerns over Casey Kasem's safety

Updated 5 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge on Monday ordered an investigation into the whereabouts of Casey Kasem after an attorney for the ailing radio personality's wife said the former "Top 40"..
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Loyal to zip-up Godzilla, Japan wary of US remake

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

TOKYO (AP) - The big-screen Godzilla that scared and thrilled viewers in 1954 was an actor in a rubber suit with a zipper up its back. And many Japanese fans still prefer that mons..
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Lions Gate to develop Power Rangers movie

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hollywood is taking another stab at bringing the Power Rangers to the big screen, two decades after the last movie flopped at the box office.    L..
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Ride at Disney centerpiece of New Fantasyland

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - The centerpiece of the New Fantasyland area inside the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World will open to the public on May 28.    On Frid..
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Busch Gardens Tampa welcomes baby armadillo

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA- Busch Gardens Tampa welcomed a southern, three-banded, armadillo baby on Sunday. The team will celebrate the new arrival with a gender reveal party at the Animal Care Center..
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Viacom buying Channel 5 Broadcasting for $757M

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

NEW YORK (AP) - Viacom is buying Britain's Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd. for 450 million euros (about $757 million), increasing its investment in U.K-produced content.   &n..
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'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' actor Hoskins dies at 71

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LONDON (AP) - Bob Hoskins never lost his Cockney accent, even as he became a global star who charmed and alarmed audiences in a vast range of roles.    Short and bal..
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'Scandal' co-star Short's personal woes add up

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Columbus Short is a master of career reinvention. The "Scandal" co-star began working in commercials as a teenager, became a choreographer for Britney Spears and..
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Development OK'd at former Burt Reynolds ranch

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Officials in Palm Beach County have given the go-ahead to convert Burt Reynolds' former ranch into a 30-home development.    The actor s..
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'Other Woman' curbs 'Captain America' with $24.7M

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A femme-fueled comedy beat a superhero blockbuster at the box office this weekend.    After holding the top position for three weeks, "Captain Ame..
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HBO's John Oliver recognizes debt to Jon Stewart

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

NEW YORK (AP) - When the time comes for a young bird to leave the nest, he's often more than ready to go and doesn't care too much what Papa Bird thinks.    The anal..
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Ellen is headed to HGTV

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Lois Thome

NEW YORK (AP) - Ellen DeGeneres is making a furniture design competition series for the HGTV network. HGTV said Tuesday that "Ellen's Design Challenge" is expected to air sometime ..
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Travolta to appear at event in Tampa

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Lois Thome

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - John Travolta will appear during the 15th International Indian Film Academy awards in Tampa. Organizers of the event said Monday that Travolta will receive the "..
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Salsa great Cheo Feliciano dies in car crash at 78

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano died in a car accident early Thursday, prompting the governor of the U.S. territory to declare three days of m..
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Panhandle sees interest from TV and film makers

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Tourism leaders in the Pensacola area say more television producers and film makers are paying attention to their region.    The Santa Rosa Is..
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With $41.4M, 'Captain America' holds off 'Rio 2'

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

NEW YORK (AP) - "Captain America" continued to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as "The Winter Soldier" took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 million oversea..
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SWFL tourist attraction may face foreclosure

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A Southwest Florida tourist attraction faces possible foreclosure after a lender refused to extend the period to repay its $1.2 million mortgage.  ..
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