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Thomas Pynchon receiving $100,000 prize from arts academy
NEW YORK (AP) -- Thomas Pynchon is receiving a $100,000 prize this spring from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. But that doesn't mean he'll turn up to accept it....

Scandal-hit Weinstein Co. files for bankruptcy protection
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Weinstein Co. filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday with a buyout offer in hand from a private equity firm, the latest twist in its efforts to survive the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down co-founder Harvey Weinstein, shook Hollywood and triggered a movement that spread out to convulse other industries....

Frederica von Stade to star in opera about Alzheimer's
Frederica von Stade is taking on another challenging late-career role, singing in the world premiere of an opera about two women afflicted by Alzheimer's disease....

'Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller set for early prison release
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Former "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller is set to be released from prison early....

Spring-themed cake for Prince Harry, Meghan's spring wedding
LONDON (AP) -- Lemon, elderflower, fresh flower decorations: The cake for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's May wedding will be appropriately spring-themed....

Comedy Central's Klepper gathers with gun activists
NEW YORK (AP) -- Comedy Central's Jordan Klepper is planning a slumber party for young activists pushing for action on gun control....

Country music journalist Hazel Smith dies at age 83
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Country music journalist, publicist and songwriter Hazel Smith has died. She was 83....

'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon running for governor
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Former "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon is running for New York governor....

Woman says Steven Seagal sexually assaulted her at audition
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A woman on Monday said she was a 17-year-old model and aspiring actress when Steven Seagal sexually assaulted her at a supposed casting session at a Beverly Hills hotel room in 2002....

Tribeca to hold 'Schindler's List,' 'Scarface' reunions
NEW YORK (AP) -- The 25th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List" and the 35th anniversary of Brian De Palma's "Scarface" will be celebrated with reunion screenings at the Tribeca Film Festival....

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