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posted: 09/01/2015 5:11 a.m. Discuss

Perhaps overshadowed by the Nicki Minaj-Miley Cyrus feud, Kanye West tried to become the take-home story of Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards by announcing that he will seek the nation’s highest office six years from now.

The TV Column: 'Irreverent' Carmichael Show cranks out laughs

posted: 09/01/2015 2:43 a.m. Discuss

Whoa! Wait. NBC has actually sneaked a funny comedy into the lineup and we almost didn't notice.

Solo dining less lonely now, decades-long analysis shows

posted: 09/01/2015 2:39 a.m. Discuss

In 1985, The New York Times published a snippet of comforting news for self-conscious solo eaters. "Dining alone," the newspaper reassured readers, "is no longer viewed as odd."

Spa City JazzFest extends to six days

posted: 09/01/2015 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Just a year shy of its silver anniversary, the 24th annual Hot Springs JazzFest is stretching its musical wings, with activities spread over a six-day period, starting Wednesday and continuing through Monday.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 09/01/2015 2:32 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

Listen Up: Whitfield sounds really 'Savage'

posted: 09/01/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Garage-soul howler Barrence Whitfield and his mighty Savages rip their way through this followup to 2013's "Dig Thy Savage Soul" like Ronda Rousey rips through opponents -- with stunning ferocity.

Hozier, Nate Ruess to perform in northwest Arkansas

posted: 08/31/2015 3:36 p.m. Discuss

Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion on Monday said Hozier and Nate Ruess will perform at the outdoor concert venue in Rogers in September.

Craven, 76, director of horror films, dies

posted: 08/31/2015 4:51 a.m. Discuss

Wes Craven, the prolific writer-director who thrilled audiences with iconic and bloody suburban slashers like "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" that made his name synonymous with horror, has died. He was 76.

Names and faces

posted: 08/31/2015 4:51 a.m. Discuss

Miley Cyrus hosted the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards — two years after she stole the show with a risque but memorable performance with Robin Thicke, and a year after winning the top prize for “Wrecking Ball.”

Business news in brief: Disney plans all-out 'Star Wars' toys push

posted: 08/31/2015 2:09 a.m. Discuss

For "Star Wars" fans, Christmas is coming early this year: on Friday, when the toys tied to Walt Disney Co.'s first film in the space-adventure series go on sale.

Names and faces

posted: 08/30/2015 5:40 a.m. Discuss

The wife and children of Robin Williams have agreed to meet this week to discuss how they can resolve disagreements over the late actor's estate.

News shows

posted: 08/30/2015 5:30 a.m. Discuss

Lineup of guests for today's TV news shows:

Paper Trails: Star turn as chef is next for ex-Hog

posted: 08/30/2015 5:08 a.m. Discuss

THE SPORT OF SAUTEING: Former Miami Dolphins defensive back and Razorback cornerback Eddie Jackson is now a food-truck owner, private chef and personal trainer. And most recently, Jackson, now living in Houston, landed his own cooking show on the Food Network.

Pop Notes: Women seek their share in bro-country music world

posted: 08/30/2015 3:31 a.m. Discuss

Is country music having female trouble? Much has been made of the diminishing presence of women on country music radio, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood notwithstanding.

The TV Column: TLC show on child sexual abuse airs at 9 tonight

posted: 08/30/2015 3:30 a.m. Discuss

I guess we can thank Josh Duggar for this one. Maybe something good will come out of the reality star's recent implosion.

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