- Questionable tweets by new 'Daily Show' host Noah draw fire
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Trevor Noah was declared the new host of "The Daily Show," complete with the blessing of the exiting Jon Stewart, graphic tweets targeting women, Jews and Middle America are causing a social media backlash.By Tuesday, Trevor Noah was a trending topic on Twitter as he drew fire for jokes described as tasteless, hateful — and unfunny. Roseanne Barr was among those calling out the 31-year-old South African comic, who has an international following and two million Twitter followers.
- 'A.D. The Bible Continues' goes beyond the biblical epic
OUARZAZATE, Morocco (AP) — The people are restive, the priesthood is scheming and a fanatic band of insurgents known as the zealots are plotting assassinations — and now to make matters worse, the body of a condemned cult-leader known as Jesus has disappeared from the tomb, apparently following some ancient prophecy.Politics in Jerusalem 33 A.D. was just as complex and dangerous as it is today and NBC's new series, "A.D. The Bible Continues" fuses the biblical epic with the current rage for taut political dramas — "House of Cards" in sandals.
- Pssst: Don Draper doesn't really write those 'Mad Men' ads
NEW YORK (AP) — Matthew Weiner is no "mad man." He's never worked in advertising. But as the creator of "Mad Men," AMC's drama series about advertising in 1960s-era New York City, he's cooked up more than a few advertisements.Lucky Strike cigarettes, Kodak Carousel slide projectors, Burger Chef, London Fog raincoats: These vintage products are part of the culture of "Mad Men," which let its audience experience them anew through the ads brainstormed by advertising whiz Don Draper and his colleagues — ads that in truth were conceived by Weiner with his fellow "Mad Men" writers as they fashioned each script.
- Just 7 more episodes of 'Mad Men' as its creator looks back
NEW YORK (AP) — How time flies in this very mad world! It seems like only yesterday that the 1960s were dawning for Don Draper, his family and his comrades at the Sterling Cooper advertising agency. Now, as if in the blink of an eye, the '60s are waning as "Mad Men" nears the end of its glorious run.When the series begins its final stretch Sunday at 10 p.m. EDT on AMC, the passage of time will be palpable for all concerned — the series' characters, its audience and, oh, by the way, "Mad Men" mastermind Matthew Weiner.
- Banana peel hits comedian Dave Chappelle on New Mexico stage
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man tossed a banana peel at Dave Chappelle during a standup show, hitting in the comedian in the leg, police in this northern New Mexico city say.Christian Englander, 30, of Santa Fe, was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor disorderly conduct and battery after the fruit throw Monday night, Santa Fe police Lt. Andrea Dobyns said.
- Barbara Walters making series for ID network
NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Walters resisted using the word "retirement" when she left "The View" and here's one reason why: She has a new series set to begin this October on the Investigation Discovery network.The fast-growing ID network said Tuesday that Walters will present "American Scandal," a series that looks back on well-known crimes where she worked on the stories initially. In the new series, she'll revisit cases involving Jean Harris, the former girls' school headmistress convicted of the murder of her lover, and Mary Kay Letourneau (leh-TUR'-noh), a suburban Seattle teacher convicted of raping a 12-year-old student.
- 40 is the new 26 in TV Land's new series 'Younger'
NEW YORK (AP) — Sutton Foster doesn't turn back time on her new TV series, "Younger," she just lies about her age.The TV Land series premieres Tuesday with two episodes, beginning at 10 p.m. EDT.
- Rolling Stones announce North American stadium tour
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Rolling Stones are zipping across North America again.The rock band announced a 15-city stadium tour Tuesday that will kick off May 24 at Petco Park in San Diego, California. Other stops include Columbus, Ohio; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Dallas, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Orlando, Florida; and Nashville, Tennessee.
- Turin Egyptian Museum gets overhaul of pharaonic proportions
TURIN, Italy (AP) — For the earliest Egyptologists, a trip to the Egyptian Museum in Turin was considered indispensable. The museum's new director is seeking to return the almost 200-year-old museum to its one-time prominence, boosted by an overhaul of the collection and exhibit space of near-pharaonic proportions.Museum director Christian Greco, who arrived in Turin 10 months ago and is well into an ambitious five-year reinstallation of the museum's considerable treasures, aims to make the Egyptian Museum the second-most important in the world, after Cairo.
- Broadway to honor director Gene Saks by dimming its lights
NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway theaters plan to dim their marquee lights Wednesday night in memory of Gene Saks, the Tony Award-winning director of such plays as "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and "The Odd Couple."The Broadway League says the lights will be dimmed for one minute at 7:45 p.m. Saks died Saturday at 93.