The title character of television's "Jessie" heads in an unprecedented direction for a Disney Channel series: toward the altar.

Liberal rocker John Mellencamp wants conservative Republican Gov. Scott Walker to know he supports union rights and says Walker should think about that before using his songs on the campaign trail.

Jenny McCarthy had big news to share Wednesday on "The View": She's engaged to Donnie Wahlberg.

Jay-Z is bringing his Made in America music festival to Los Angeles.

She's famous as an actress for "Clueless." But Alicia Silverstone is also famous for her sometimes controversial ideas about mothering, and now she's put those philosophies down in writing in a just-published book, "The Kind Mama" (Rodale).

Soccer is coming to some U.S. television networks better known for reality shows, dramas or financial news.

Miley Cyrus is canceling another concert and remains hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics.

Lubbock and Texas Tech University officials have announced that Paul McCartney will perform in the West Texas city June 14.

A few years ago, Dave Morgan got a call from someone asking if he'd be interested in an assortment of oversize fake fruits and veggies. "I said, 'Of course.' Why wouldn't I?" said Morgan, artistic coordinator for Magik Theatre in San Antonio. He was pretty sure he'd find a use for it. And he was right. An enormous strawberry and a giant banana both factored into Morgan's elaborate set for last fall's staging of "Willy Wonka." The giant carrot, however, has yet to strut and fret its hour upon the stage. That's show biz. Live theater — which, in San Antonio, includes Magik, Overtime Theater, The Playhouse San Antonio and Sheldon Vexler Theatre, among others — frequently requires all sorts of odd and everyday items to make shows come to life. So theater companies' storage areas tend to be bursting at the seams with all sorts of stuff.

Saxophonist Wayne Shorter and composer-arranger Maria Schneider are each triple winners in the 2014 Jazz Awards presented by the Jazz Journalists Association.

Blues guitarist B.B. King wants his St. Louis fans to give him another chance after an erratic performance led to a stream of audience catcalls and early departures.

The Boston native who lived long and prospered as Spock in the "Star Trek" television show and movies is being honored by his hometown chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

This year's Maritime Days festival is expected to be scaled back amid a lack of funding and volunteers.

Romanian poet and translator Nina Cassian, who obtained political asylum in the United States after the Communist-era secret police found her critical poems scribbled in a friend's diary, has died in New York City. She was 89.

Novelist E.L. Doctorow will be honored with the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.

ABC's "The View" will gather all 11 past and present co-hosts to salute Barbara Walters as she retires from daily television.

The one thing Daniel Radcliffe always has to adjust to whenever he's onstage in America is how happy Americans are to see Daniel Radcliffe onstage.

The children of musician Paul Weller won a privacy lawsuit Wednesday over paparazzi pictures published on a newspaper website.

The Utah Symphony has announced it will play against southern Utah's soaring red rocks and canyons this August.

Epke Udoh will leave one positive lasting impression from this dreary season for the Milwaukee Bucks, and it has nothing to do with basketball.

Britain's Prince William, his wife, Kate, and their baby son, George, arrived in sunny Sydney on Wednesday to the cheers of thousands of fans as they kicked off their tour of Australia.

FBI director: Web monitoring, privacy can co-exist

Michael King wants to rekindle the world's passion for boxing, and the television mogul believes he can make it happen by putting on a show.

Miley Cyrus is in the hospital and unable to perform her "Bangerz" concert in Kansas City, Mo., as planned.

Annie Baker was teaching a playwriting class at New York University when her phone exploded with rings. Her students soon learned that their teacher had just won one of theater's biggest honors — the Pulitzer Prize for drama. But class wasn't over.

Bubba Watson decided to keep his post-Masters victory more low key this year. Instead of going to New York for a media tour, he headed home to Orlando, Fla., and kept plans for a five-day vacation with his wife.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's tax return shows he made $188,333 last year on an advance for his book that's due out in August.

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 7-13. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

Hoops and series hits have handed CBS another winning week, the Nielsen ratings company said.

Paul Walker's brothers are stepping to help finish filming on "Fast & Furious 7," the film Walker was in the midst of making when he died in November.

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