Updated: 12/23/2013 - On a busy pre-Christmas weekend at the box office, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" held off a very different sequel, "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues."
Posted: 12/23/2013 - A news reporter for a San Francisco television station has reunited rock guitarist Carlos Santana with a former bandmate he hadn't seen in decades and who now lives on the streets of Oakland.
Posted: 12/23/2013 - The battle for AP entertainer of the year came down to the Girl on Fire and the Queen of Twerk.
Posted: 12/23/2013 - "Faith. Family. Ducks." It's the unofficial motto for the family featured in the TV reality show Duck Dynasty and that homespun philosophy permeates nearly everything in this small north Louisiana town.
Posted: 12/23/2013 - Celebrity developer Donald Trump has filed two ethics complaints against state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, accusing him of misconduct.
Posted: 12/23/2013 - Two jailed members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot were released Monday following an amnesty law that both described as a Kremlin public relations stunt ahead of the Winter Olympics.
Posted: 12/20/2013 - When the A&E network suspended "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson for disparaging gay people, it may have followed a time-honored TV tradition of quickly silencing a star who, for better or worse, speaks his mind.
Posted: 12/20/2013 - Two former assistants to Nigella Lawson and her ex-husband were acquitted of fraud Friday, capping a trial where allegations of unauthorized employee spending on lavish goods were often overshadowed by titillating glimpses into the celebrity chef's troubled home life.
Posted: 12/20/2013 - Usher says though Justin Bieber had a wild year, people shouldn't count the pop singer out just yet.
Posted: 12/19/2013 - Foo Fighters, The Roots and Imagine Dragons will perform on a cruise ship ahead of the Super Bowl.
Posted: 12/19/2013 - Demi Lovato says she's leaving "The X Factor" to focus on her music career.
Posted: 12/19/2013 - Jurors at Britain's phone hacking trial have been read intercepted messages left by Prince William on Kate Middleton's phone, in which he calls her "babykins" and jokes about almost being shot during a military training exercise.
Posted: 12/19/2013 - The former wife of Beatles star Paul McCartney was accused Thursday of lunging at a Paralympic official in a fit of rage and screaming insults after being forced to abandon her attempt to qualify for the British skiing team for next year's games.
Updated: 12/20/2013 - The A&E channel says "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson is off the show indefinitely after condemning gays as sinners in a magazine interview.
Posted: 12/18/2013 - A British judge has jailed the former lead singer of rock band Lostprophets for 29 years for a string of sexual offenses, including trying to rape a baby.
Posted: 12/18/2013 - Just in time for a new movie about the making of "Mary Poppins," the 1964 Disney classic starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke has been selected for preservation at the Library of Congress so future generations of Americans can see it.
Posted: 12/18/2013 - Even after all these years, TV in 2013 continued to surprise us.
Posted: 12/18/2013 - It wasn't Paula Deen's career implosion. Nor the rise and fall of the Cronut. It wasn't even the Sriracha apocalypse.
Posted: 12/18/2013 - Alabama coach Nick Saban and the football team are moving on.
Posted: 12/18/2013 - Tyler Perry writes, directs, stars in and produces his own movies and TV shows, so he doesn't have much time for outside projects. One he's glad he made work is a role in director David Fincher's upcoming film, "Gone Girl."
Posted: 12/18/2013 - Carly Kerby, a mom of four girls, doesn't have the greatest track record as the Tooth Fairy, but it was another family tradition that nearly did her in: The Elf on the Shelf.
Posted: 12/18/2013 - Ronnie Biggs was a petty criminal who set out to transform his life with the daring heist of a mail train packed with money.