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Arthur Anderson gave voice to Lucky the Leprechaun

NEW YORK — The actor who gave a sprightly voice to cereal mascot Lucky the Leprechaun in TV commercials for three decades has died in New York. Arthur Anderson was 93.

Date: 04/14/2016 | Nation & World

Chris Pratt rules, but there are other local celebrity dream dates

Our latest poll at was inspired by actor Chris Pratt’s fundraiser for the Boys &...

Date: 04/08/2016 | Web Monkey

Maxim’s plus-size cover model is getting backlash from plus-size fans

When 28-year-old brunette bombshell Ashley Graham made history in February as the first plus-size model to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue, not everyone was thrilled: A handful of critics, including former Sports Illustrated model Cheryl Tiegs, condemned the choice to put a...

Date: 04/03/2016 | Entertainment

Bonnie Raitt’s ‘rebirth’ continues with new album

Bonnie Raitt has great taste in songs, and a voice that brings those songs — and the artists who wrote them — to a new level of appreciation. Over a four-decade career, she’s offered definitive versions of tunes by the likes of John Prine (“Angel from Montgomery”), Richard Thompson (“Dimming of the...

Date: 04/03/2016 | Entertainment

Elton John sued by off-duty officer

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles police captain has sued Elton John, claiming he was repeatedly groped by the singer while he was working off-duty on the Grammy winner’s security detail.

Date: 03/30/2016 | Nation & World

Win a day with Chris Pratt

He's the prize in Lake Stevens Boys & Girls Club raffle

Date: 03/23/2016 | Local News

John Wayne’s hat, Disney’s Mickey Mouse ears, up for auction

A collection of celebrity memorabilia including a baseball glove belonging to Babe Ruth, Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse ears and Steve McQueen’s leather jacket is coming up for auction in Maine.

Date: 03/21/2016 | Entertainment

Baby 'Bernie Sanders' dies of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

LOS ANGELES — Bernie Baby, the cheerful toddler who won the affections of people of all political stripes after his mom posted photos on social media of him greeting Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in a lookalike white-haired wig, oversized glasses and plaid tie,...

Date: 03/04/2016 | Nation & World

State investigating after Salma Hayek’s dog found dead

YELM — Authorities are investigating after actress Salma Hayek’s dog was found shot to death on her ranch about 70 miles south of Seattle.A Thurston County Sheriff’s spokesman says a deputy received a report on Feb. 19, has talked to the actress and is investigating.

Date: 02/29/2016 | Northwest

‘Mob Wives’ star Angela ‘Big Ang’ Raiola dies at 55

Reality star Angela Raiola, better known to fans of the reality series “Mob Wives” as “Big Ang,” died early Thursday after a yearlong battle with cancer. She was 55.The news was announced in a statement from a family spokesperson posted to her Twitter account.

Date: 02/19/2016 | Nation & World

Chris Pine takes command of his career

LOS ANGELES — Chris Pine is carving out an interesting — and broad — career for himself playing military men. It started with taking on the role of Captain James T. Kirk for the re-launch of the “Star Trek” franchise.

Date: 02/07/2016 | Entertainment

Country legend Merle Haggard cancels February shows

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country legend Merle Haggard has canceled his shows in February because of health issues caused by pneumonia in both lungs.A statement released by his publicist said the singer-songwriter was still feeling weak from his recent struggle with the...

Date: 02/05/2016 | Nation & World

How beloved British actress Maggie Smith's career grew

It's been 60 years since Maggie Smith made her Broadway debut. But despite her current standing as one of the grande dames of British acting, she didn't appear in a Shakespearean tragedy, a George Bernard Shaw satire or a sophisticated Noel Coward comedy.Instead, the...

Date: 01/31/2016 | Entertainment

Bret Michaels’ childhood home destroyed in fire; 7 escape

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — A fire has destroyed a central Pennsylvania home where Poison lead singer Bret Michaels once lived as a child.

Date: 01/29/2016 | Nation & World

Singer Justin Bieber asked to leave Mexico’s Tulum ruin site

MEXICO CITY — A Mexican official said Friday that Canadian pop star Justin Bieber and his entourage were asked to leave the Mayan archaeological site of Tulum after he apparently tried to climb onto or among the ruins.

Date: 01/09/2016 | Nation & World

Brown a suspect in another assault

R&B singer Chris Brown is beginning 2016 the way he ended 2015: as the subject of never-ending controversy. In December, Brown’s history of assault led to a canceled overseas tour and a canceled TV show appearance. Now, he’s being investigated for alleged battery of a female fan in Las...

Date: 01/04/2016 | Life

Lady Edith: the courtly rebel

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — It hardly ever happens. But the daughter of a software engineer and a diagnostic radiographer became a wealthy aristocrat overnight — at least on paper.

Date: 01/03/2016 | Entertainment

15 hours with Fabio

Famous model opens up on road trip to his Washington estate

Date: 01/03/2016 | Entertainment

Wayne Rogers, Trapper John on ‘M.A.S.H.,’ dies

LOS ANGELES — Wayne Rogers, whose Trapper John McIntyre on "M.A.S.H." was among the most beloved characters on one of the most popular shows of all time, died Thursday. The actor was surrounded by family when he died in Los Angeles of complications from...

Date: 12/31/2015 | Nation & World

Weatherman Willard Scott retiring

NEW YORK — With Willard Scott announcing his retirement, centenarians will have to look elsewhere for a salute.The longtime television weatherman, a fixture on NBC’s “Today” show for 35 years, said Friday that he’s hanging it up. The morning show plans a tribute to his work Tuesday.

Date: 12/12/2015 | Nation & World

Facebook CEO, now a father, will give away most of his money

SAN FRANCISCO — Talk about birth announcements: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife said they’ll devote nearly all their wealth — roughly $45 billion — to good works in celebration of their daughter, Max.

Date: 12/02/2015 | Nation & World

Serbs to Steven Seagal: Don’t bash us, train us

BELGRADE, Serbia — Steven Seagal used to overwhelm Russian and Serbian bad guys in Hollywood movies with his martial arts techniques. Now Serbia wants him to share his secrets.

Date: 12/01/2015 | Off the Wire

Casey Kasem’s widow sued for wrongful death

LOS ANGELES — Three of the radio personality Casey Kasem’s children and his brother sued his widow on Wednesday, claiming her actions led to his death in 2014.

Date: 11/25/2015 | Nation & World

Rich and famous to get a private lounge at LAX

A proposal to build a posh private lounge at Los Angeles International Airport for Southern California’s glitterati was approved Thursday in a move that officials hope will reduce disturbances by paparazzi, looky-loos and autograph-seekers in the busy central terminal area.

Date: 11/22/2015 | Nation & World

Vegas illusionist Criss Angel cancels shows to visit ill son

LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas magician Criss Angel says he’s canceling shows for the first time in seven years to visit his young son, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia.

Date: 10/24/2015 | Nation & World

Bill Cosby suffers series of setbacks in sex assault cases

BOSTON — In both the court of law and the court of public opinion, the case is growing against Bill Cosby.

Date: 10/18/2015 | Nation & World

‘Dateline NBC’ gathers Bill Cosby accusers for special

NEW YORK — NBC News correspondent Kate Snow says that bringing 29 women who have accused Bill Cosby of assault together for a “Dateline NBC” special Friday took on an importance beyond the individual cases.

Date: 10/09/2015 | Nation & World

Ironman TV chef

Gordon Ramsay returns for Lake Stevens race

Date: 08/17/2015 | Local News

Terrence Howard in court trying to undo divorce agreement

LOS ANGELES — Terrence Howard agreed to a 2012 divorce settlement with his ex-wife because he was afraid she would leak private details about his sex life, his attorney said during opening statements at a hearing involving the actor’s efforts to overturn the agreement.

Date: 08/13/2015 | Life

Stewart bids ‘Daily Show’ an emotional farewell

NEW YORK — Jon Stewart said an emotional goodbye on Thursday, after 16 years on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” that established him as America’s foremost satirist of politicians and the media.

Date: 08/07/2015 | Nation & World

Singers Zayn Malik, Perrie Edwards call off engagement

NEW YORK — Former One Direction member Zayn Malik and singer Perrie Edwards have called off their engagement.A representative for Malik confirmed Tuesday the couple had ended their engagement. No other details were provided.

Date: 08/06/2015 | Life

Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale divorcing

Though they were rich, famous and incredibly good looking, they could not make it last. Let there be no doubt: Rocking celebrity couple Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale are parting ways after nearly 13 years of marriage.

Date: 08/06/2015 | Life

WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper, who trash talked his way to the main event of the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, has died. He was 61.The WWE said Friday that Piper had died. It had no additional details.

Date: 08/01/2015 | Nation & World

Lynn Anderson, singer of ‘Rose Garden,’ dies at 67

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," has died. She was 67. A statement from the family said she passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in...

Date: 08/01/2015 | Nation & World

Bono teams with Revo for eye care awareness

NEW YORK — Bono, who has had problems with his own vision, is partnering with a company to provide better eye care to the underprivileged.

Date: 07/25/2015 | Life

Freedom of gossip has its limits, Gawker learns

The truth will make you free, the more horrible the better. And the more humiliating the truth the richer you get; certainly if you're Nick Denton, founder of the gossip-mongering website Gawker. But that was Phase One.Denton recently pulled an item about a married media...

Date: 07/23/2015 | Opinion Columnists

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd released on bail in New Zealand

SYDNEY — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was released on bail on Monday after his weekend arrest in New Zealand on a charge of breaching the conditions of his home detention sentence for threatening to kill a former employee.

Date: 07/19/2015 | Entertainment

Cosby detailed his womanizing, secrecy efforts a decade ago

Under oath in a hotel — away from the TV cameras and the soapbox where he did his public moralizing — Bill Cosby sketched a very different image of America’s Dad: a philanderer who plied young women with quaaludes, claimed to be adept at reading their unspoken desires...

Date: 07/19/2015 | Nation & World

Demi Moore ‘in shock’ after man drowns in her back yard pool

LOS ANGELES — Demi Moore said she is stunned and saddened by the death of a 21-year-old man Sunday in the backyard pool of a Los Angeles home she owns.

Date: 07/19/2015 | Nation & World

Regis Philbin reunites with Kathie Lee as contributor to ‘Today’

Welcome back, Reg! Regis Philbin is joining the fourth hour of the “Today” show, reuniting the semi-retired talk-show host with his longtime cohost Kathie Lee Gifford.

Date: 07/11/2015 | Life

Honoring their Dead

The Grateful Dead has three shows left, and local fans look back

Date: 07/03/2015 | Entertainment

7 reasons Amy Schumer would be the best Bachelorette ever

Now it’s really clear why Amy Schumer turned down the chance to host “The Daily Show.” Sure, she said it’s because she doesn’t want to play it safe, but I think she’s setting her sights on a show that needs her more: “The Bachelorette.” Schumer is a big fan of the franchise; she had a cameo this...

Date: 07/02/2015 | Life

Schwarzenegger: Counseling ‘biggest mistake I’ve ever made’

The year A.D. 2011 brought days as dark as those following a Skynet-sponsored apocalypse for a former Terminator and governor of California.Arnold Schwarzenegger was out of office but, being only a naturalized U.S. citizen, couldn't run for the White House like fellow former...

Date: 06/27/2015 | Entertainment

‘Eight is Enough’ star Dick Van Patten dies

NEW YORK — Dick Van Patten, the genial, round-faced comic actor who premiered on Broadway as a child, starred on television in its infancy and then, in middle age, found lasting fame as the patriarch on TV’s “Eight is Enough,” has died.

Date: 06/23/2015 | Nation & World

Will media allow Jenner to be ‘finally free’?

It wasn't quite "Call me Ishmael," but "Call me Caitlyn" made a whale of a splash.One could hardly find a news channel the past couple of days that wasn't touting the former Bruce Jenner for her courageous transgender metamorphosis or admiring her...

Date: 06/04/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Bob Schieffer is ready for retirement

WASHINGTON — At 78, Bob Schieffer is entitled to reminisce about the “good old days” of reporting. He believes young people coming into the business can also learn from them.

Date: 05/28/2015 | Nation & World

John Nash, wife die in crash

TRENTON, N.J. — John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie “A Beautiful Mind,” has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86.

Date: 05/25/2015 | Nation & World

Iconic filmmaker John Waters to receive honorary degree

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Iconic filmmaker John Waters says he was surprised to be offered an honorary degree from a prestigious Rhode Island art school. After all, he was thrown out of every school he ever went to.

Date: 05/25/2015 | Nation & World

Casey Kasem’s widow won’t face criminal charges

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday that they won’t file elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem’s widow despite efforts by three of the radio personality’s children to have her prosecuted.

Date: 05/23/2015 | Nation & World

‘Sudden wealth syndrome’ takes a toll on the rich

Celebrities — they're just like us. Or so the gossip magazines say.I'll attest to this much: The rich and famous can have as hard a time protecting their money as everyone else. Just ask Kevin Bacon, erstwhile client of Ponzi-scheme con artist Bernie Madoff.

Date: 05/22/2015 | Business columnists

Flavor Flav arrested in Vegas, suspected of impaired driving

LAS VEGAS — Flavor Flav was arrested in Las Vegas early Thursday on allegations of driving under the influence, speeding, possessing less than an ounce of marijuana and having an open container of alcohol in the 2005 black BMW he was driving, authorities said.

Date: 05/21/2015 | Nation & World

David Letterman signs off on 'Late Show'

NEW YORK — David Letterman was ushered into retirement Wednesday by four presidents declaring "our long national nightmare is over" and a succession of stars delivering a final Top Ten list of things they always wanted to say to the late-night host.

Date: 05/20/2015 | Nation & World

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