Those who find themselves in the State Capitol over the Christmas and New Year's holidays might look for a bit of Waco on the Christmas tree in the state House of Representatives chamber.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police were concerned about Pete Davidson after he wrote "I don't want to be on this earth anymore" on Instagram. And they visited the "Saturday Night Live" star to make sure he was OK.
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney Channel actor Stoney Westmoreland has been fired after he was arrested in Salt Lake City for allegedly attempting to have a sexual relationship with an online acquaintance he believed was 13 years old.
MOSCOW (AP) — Alarmed by the growing popularity of rap among Russian youth, President Vladimir Putin wants cultural leaders to devise a means of controlling, rather than banning, the popular music.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One Academy Award trophy sold for nearly $500,000 and the second for well over $200,000 in a rare auction of Oscars that ended Friday in Los Angeles.
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS on Friday pledged to give $20 million to 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from a scandal that led to the ouster of its top executive, Les Moonves.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected a request from Bill Cosby to be released on bail while he appeals his sexual assault conviction.
MADRID (AP) — Spanish prosecutors have charged pop music star Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she failed to pay more than 14.5 million euros ($16.3 million) between 2012 and 2014. The Colombian singer denied the charges.
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News is replacing the top executive at "CBS This Morning," which has struggled to maintain its footing since Charlie Rose was fired a year ago on sexual misconduct charges.
LONDON (AP) — British officials have released the photos chosen by members of the royal family for their Christmas cards.
Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye West is not sending Christmas cheer to Drake.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Kelly Clarkson is sending some love to the mom who was captured lip-syncing on a fan cam while her son dove for cover in his hoodie.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS reached a $9.5 million confidential settlement last year with actress Eliza Dushku after on-set sexual comments from Michael Weatherly, star of the network's show "Bull," made her uncomfortable when she was beginning a run as a recurring character.
You might be forgiven for feeling superhero overload this holiday season. Had enough of, say, of Spider-Man for a while? Well, this may sound nuts, but consider watching not just one web-slinger but five of them in the animated “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” Instead of overload, you’ll be begging for more.
Both tender apologia and vigorous justification, Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule” is a deeply, fascinatingly personal meditation from the 88-year-old director who, like his aged drug mule protagonist, has spent a long time on the road.
NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson joins her brother Michael and the Jackson 5 as members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, earning induction on Thursday along with Stevie Nicks and the top fan vote-getter, Def Leppard.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress and director Sondra Locke, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her first film role in 1968's "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" and went on to co-star in six films with Clint Eastwood, has died.
NEW YORK (AP) — President Trump attacked MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski on Thursday for using a homophobic slur on the air and tweeted that if a conservative person had said it, "that person would be banned permanently from television."
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian parliament on Thursday announced a rap song competition amid a crackdown on contemporary music that evoked Soviet-era censorship of the arts.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christina Aguilera will perform live minutes before the ball drops to usher in 2019 in New York's Times Square.
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin has completed a new addition to its Museum Island complex aimed at complementing the popular museums there and making it more user-friendly.
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Barack Obama was honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award at a gala in midtown Manhattan Wednesday evening.
Waco gets a double dose of Cowboy Christmases — one classic, the other cosmic — this week with two nationally known singer-songwriters bringing their versions to the Waco Hippodrome.
Holiday shows on Waco stages this weekend offer different strokes for different folks, with laughs, sniffles and warm hearts intended as the end results.
The C that’s dominating Winterfest at The Backyard stage Friday through Sunday is for country, not Christmas, although live music and a good time certainly fit into a holiday celebration.
Christian singer-songwriter Cynthia Clawson and her composer husband Ragan Courtney know Waco from many performances here, work with Word Music and plenty of friends made through the years.
Nationally known comic Carlos Mencia brings his stand-up comedy to Waco in a 7 p.m. Friday show at the Waco Convention Center. General admission tickets are $35, $45 for VIP seats, available online at popup.seatengine.com.
Waco audiences will get plenty of Murphey’s love for American folk music, Christmas and the West in his Thursday night Cowboy Christmas Show, but not from another Murphey labor of love for another genre of Texas music, the progressive country or outlaw country that rolled out of Austin in the 1970s.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles federal grand jury has indicted five men who allegedly ran an international piracy ring that offered hundreds of stolen movies and TV shows online, including "Fifty Shades of Grey," ''Godzilla" and "The Walking Dead."
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian media say a contraption presented by Russian state television as a high-tech robot was in fact a man in a commercially available robot costume.
NEW YORK (AP) — "A Star Is Born" led nominations for the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nods including best ensemble on Wednesday, firmly establishing Bradley Cooper's romantic revival as this year's Academy Awards front runner.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Ferenc Kosa, winner of the best director award at the 1967 Cannes film festival, has died at 81, the Hungarian Academy of Arts said Wednesday.
NEW DELHI (AP) — In a season of big Indian weddings, the Wednesday marriage of the scions of two billionaire families might be the biggest of them all.
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Caro's next book isn't his fifth and final volume on Lyndon Johnson or like anything he has done before.
NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey was in town to praise one of her idols, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An auction of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia has earned more than $1.6 million, including $120,000 paid for a touring version of the actress' iconic white dress from "The Seven Year Itch."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National Film Registry is turning 30 and will bring in a new crop of films ranging from dinosaurs' return from extinction, a cowboys-in-love drama and stories showcasing Native Americans.
NEW YORK (AP) — A new study that analyzed four years' worth of films found that female-led movies have consistently outperformed those in which men get top billing.
DETROIT (AP) — Michelle Obama surprised a group of Detroit college students on Tuesday afternoon, walking into the Motown Museum as the young men of color took part in a roundtable discussion on education.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis Star Tribune's film critic has resigned in the face of plagiarism accusations, the newspaper reported in an apology to its readers.
NEW YORK (AP) — The newly elected CBS board faces daunting tasks: deciding whether former CEO Les Moonves gets a $120 million exit package following a sexual-misconduct investigation and charting a path for CBS to recover after the scandal.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers detailed nearly a dozen alleged legal errors Tuesday, including the judge's decision to send the case to trial, as they appeal his sexual assault conviction and three- to 10-year prison term.
NEW YORK (AP) — Some of last week's most popular television programs are much older than most of the people who watched them.
NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Cannon isn't just defending his friend and fellow comedian Kevin Hart over the Oscars hosting controversy. He's also going after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences itself.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman who wrote a memoir about having a married Roman Catholic priest for a father has won the country's top humor writing prize.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS says it has sold Television City, its Los Angeles headquarters and production facility, to a real estate developer for $750 million.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kathie Lee Gifford will put aside her morning glass of wine and step away from NBC's "Today" show in April.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sales for Michelle Obama's memoir have topped 3 million and the former first lady is extending her book tour into 2019.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on CBS annual shareholder meeting (all times local):
NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globe Awards will introduce a new TV special achievement trophy at next month's telecast and name it after its first recipient — comedic icon Carol Burnett.
NEW YORK (AP) — Dav Pilkey and his publisher have high hopes for the next installments of his best-selling "Dog Man" series.