- Rockwell art sells for record $46M at NY auction
NEW YORK (AP) — A Norman Rockwell painting titled "Saying Grace" sold at an auction on Wednesday for $46 million, a record for the Saturday Evening Post illustrator and for any American artwork sold at auction, Sotheby's said.
- Big Banksy piece from gas station up for auction
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles gas station owner is selling a piece by one of the world's hottest graffiti artists.
- Newport Jazz to add 3rd festival day to mark 60th
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Newport Jazz Festival is adding a third day of music to mark its 60th anniversary and will focus that day on new and emerging acts, part of a plan to ensure the event does not become a "museum piece," festival producer George Wein said Wednesday.
- Bashir leaves MSNBC over inflammatory remarks
NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC host Martin Bashir resigned from the network Wednesday, nearly three weeks after making graphic remarks on his show about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
- Universal shuts down 'Fast & Furious 7' production
NEW YORK (AP) — Universal Pictures has shut down production on "Fast & Furious 7" indefinitely following the death of its star, Paul Walker.
- Mass. school renamed for Ron Burgundy for a day
BOSTON (AP) — Actor and comedian Will Ferrell told students he was "literally in a glass case of emotion" Wednesday as Emerson College temporarily named its School of Communication after Ron Burgundy, his character in "Anchorman."
- Autopsy: Actor died from impact, fire in crash
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was killed by injuries from both the impact and subsequent fire when the Porsche his friend was driving smashed into a light pole and tree, according to an autopsy released Wednesday.
- Police: Keri Russell's Brooklyn home burglarized
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say thieves broke into Keri Russell's Brooklyn home while she was sleeping and stole a laptop, jewelry and a purse.
- Football and other fancy footwork rule in ratings
NEW YORK (AP) — Whether on the gridiron or the dance floor, fancy footwork ruled in the ratings last week.
- Phil Collins says he is writing songs again
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Phil Collins, the former Genesis drummer whose earnest ballads made him a star in the 1980s, is penning songs again. Although he dreads the idea of extended touring because it would take him away from his five children, Collins says he has missed the creativity of music since he retired in 2010.