Actress Uma Thurman will star as Anita Bryant in “Anita,” a film about the first lady of anti-gay activism.
Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman are directing, with Chad Hodge writing the screenplay, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Deadheads are uniting in opposition to a proposal to rename a San Francisco venue named in honor of the Grateful Dead founder.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports more than 1,100 people have signed an online petition opposing any name change to Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in Excelsior, near where the late guitarist grew up.
Kmart's "Ship My Pants" video has drawn protests from the so-called One Million Moms campaign, which in a call-to-action says the online commercial is "ridiculous and disgusting."
The call-to-action, posted on the One Million Moms website, encourages members to write, call, tweet and post protests against the video, which shows a series of shoppers marveling at the ease with which they shipped products.
A St. Petersburg woman was injured when at least one round of .45 caliber ammunition exploded from her friend’s oven.
Police reports say Aalaya Walker was visiting her friend, Javarski "JJ" Sandy, when she got hungry and decided to cook waffles in the oven. Walker told police that she was pre-heating the oven when she heard an explosion. Fragments of shell casing struck her, causing shrapnel wounds to her chest, thighs and knees.
A candidate who campaigned for mayor in North Miami, Fla., claiming she had was endorsed by Jesus Christ failed to make the runoff in the May 14 election.
Anna Pierre campaigned in a lively city election that saw no candidate on the ballot receive a majority vote. She sought the office of mayor, but didn’t make the runoff, which will be held between Lucie Tondreau, a community activist, and Kevin Burns, a former mayor.
Neil Diamond is donating this week’s sales from “Sweet Caroline” after the tune became a source of comfort following the explosions at the Boston Marathon.
Sales from Diamond’s song are up by 597 percent, Nielsen SoundScan said this week. Diamond’s representative said the singer will donate the recent sales to marathon bombing victims.
An Illinois man accused of stealing 21 tons of Wisconsin cheese has been arrested in New Jersey.
New Jersey authorities say the 34-year-old man from Plainfield, Ill., was arrested on March 27.
These museum goers didn’t just leave their coats at the coat check. They handed over their shirts, trousers and underwear.
Everything, in fact, except their shoes and socks. After all, the stone floor can get chilly when you’re touring an art exhibit in the nude, which was what more than 60 art lovers did in a special after-hours showing at Vienna’s prestigious Leopold museum.
A music-oriented poll from Public Policy Polling finds Americans united in their dislike for teen pop sensation Justin Bieber.
PPP surveyed people to test the favorability ratings of music stars and found above 50 percent favorability ratings for Taylor Swift (53-27), Adele (54-18), Beyonce (51-30) and Justin Timberlake (52-24).
A Vermont folk artist who built a T-shirt business around the phrase "eat more kale" says the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has given him a "preliminary no" in his effort to protect it after the Chick-fil-A restaurant company complained.
Montpelier resident Bo Muller-Moore says he had expected the ruling on April 22 to be more definitive. He says he has six months to respond to it.
Pee and play? The Philadelphia Phillies’ top minor league affiliate is set to debut what it calls a “urinal gaming system” at its ballpark in Allentown, Pa.
The Lehigh Valley, Pa., IronPigs tapped a British company to install the system in men’s restrooms at Coca-Cola Park.
Rock 'n' roll legend Chubby Checker is twisting mad over a software app that allowed users to estimate the size of a man’s penis based on his shoe size.
Checker, whose real name is Ernest Evans, filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Hewlett Packard and Palm Inc. in federal court in Fort Pierce, Fla., this week, saying that the app “adversely affects Chubby Checker’s brand and value.”