- Norwegian TV to air fictional series about Russian invasion
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — In a move that has annoyed Russia, a Norwegian television channel says it will air a fictional TV drama depicting a Russian invasion of Norway after radical environmentalists seize power and freeze the Scandinavian nation's oil and gas industry.TV2 drama chief Christopher Haug said Saturday the 10-episode drama that starts Oct. 4 is "foremost about Norway and Norwegians, not Russia or Russians."
- 1st African-American actor to play Valjean on Broadway dies
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les Misérables" on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. He was 21.Jean-Baptiste died Friday night following the show's evening performance at the Imperial Theatre, said representative Marc Thibodeau.
- Sales of unearthed Atari games total more than $100,000
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A cache of Atari game cartridges dug up in a New Mexico landfill last year has generated more than $100,000 in sales over the last several months.The April 2014 dig ended speculation surrounding an urban legend that Atari had discarded hundreds of games, including "E.T. The Extraterrestrial," more than 30 years ago, reported The Alamogordo Daily News (http://bit.ly/1hlj3l2).
- 'Django Unchained' actress gets community service
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts has been ordered to perform community service after a judge refused to buy her apologies to Los Angeles police she'd accused of racial profiling.Watts and her boyfriend, Brian Lucas, were sentenced Wednesday to 15 hours of community labor.
- Ballerina Misty Copeland calls Broadway debut 'incredible'
NEW YORK (AP) — The stage lights have been hard to get used to and she worried about limited rehearsal time, but ballerina Misty Copeland has put aside her nervousness and is finding her feet on Broadway."It's an incredible feeling," she said this week after making her debut in the dance-heavy musical "On the Town" at the Lyric Theatre. "I felt nervous that I was going to forget stuff, which I don't typically feel. We rehearse so much as ballet dancers and the steps become ingrained in your muscle memory."
- Cecil and Caitlyn heat up the Halloween costume wars early
NEW YORK (AP) — Who gets to decide what grown people wear for Halloween?Apparently everybody.
- TV academy, actors union toast diversity at pre-Emmy party
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — With hit shows like "Empire," ''black-ish" and "How to Get Away With Murder," diversity is the new normal in TV.That was the message at a pre-Emmy party celebrating the industry's diverse talent on both sides of the camera.
- Air guitarists strum out for the world title in Finland
OULU, Finland (AP) — In a sweaty, dark, clubhouse in northern Finland, people were jerking, jumping and screaming into the early hours Friday while moving their fingers with precision through the air.To the sound of blasting rock music, they were battling it out for a spot in the final of a competition now in its 20th year: The Air Guitar World Championships.
- 'Elementary' star Lucy Liu is a first-time mom to Rockwell
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's a new guy in "Elementary" star Lucy Liu's life and he won't be hard to detect — a bouncing baby boy.The actress took to Instagram and Twitter on Thursday to reveal that the 46-year-old is a new mom to Rockwell Lloyd Liu, "brought into the world via gestational carrier." He is her first child and a publicist said both "are healthy and happy."
- Survey: Generation LOL most irked by grammar, spelling slips
NEW YORK (AP) — It's the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by Dictionary.com.The site found in an online Harris Poll done July 31 to Aug. 4 that 80 percent of American adults 18 and older consider themselves good spellers, but they may be overestimating their abilities.