Drama wins festival's best picture honor

LONDON (AP) — Writer-director Kelly Reichardt's spare and subtle Montana drama "Certain Women" won the best-picture prize Saturday at the London Film Festival, while "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen received a major career award.

Affleck's latest is No. 1 at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Affleck is still a box office draw outside of the bat suit.

Trump raps 'SNL' spoof, calls for show to 'retire'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Trump has some choice words for "Saturday Night Live."

The Republican presidential candidate tweeted early Sunday morning that the show's skit depicting him this week was a "hit job." Trump went on to write that it's "time to retire" the show, calling it "boring and unfunny" and adding that Alec Baldwin's portrayal of him "stinks."

Vice debuts its nightly newscast

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice Media seeks to get a young generation into the habit of watching a nightly newscast with the debut of "Vice News Tonight" on HBO Monday.

In the works for months, the premiere of "Vice News Tonight" was pushed back for two weeks to make sure all of its technology worked properly. The pay cable service is airing it at 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

McCartney, Young fire up each other, crowd

INDIO, Calif. (AP) — Neil Young performed for nearly two hours to open the second night of the Desert Trip music festival, matching the energy of band members half his age.

Wearing his trademark black hat, Young started his set alone behind the piano, opening with "After the Gold Rush," accompanying himself on harmonica.

'Girl on the Train' bests 'Birth of a Nation'

NEW YORK (AP) — Propelled by the popularity of Paula Hawkins' best-seller, the fast-tracked big-screen adaptation of "The Girl on the Train" led North American theaters in ticket sales with $24.7 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Final encore at the Red Lion Inn

CHAMPAIGN — Back when downtown Champaign was deserted at night, campus bars were the place to hear live music in the 1960s and '70s.

And the Red Lion Inn was, appropriately enough, the king.

Chuck Koplinski: 'Deepwater Horizon' too close for comfort

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon, a semi-submersible offshore oil drilling rig, suffered a catastrophic disaster.

Dierks Bentley to play State Farm Center

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Country star Dierks Bentley will be the first big act to perform in the renovated State Farm Center.

Dick Van Dyke slept here

FAIRMOUNT — It wasn’t the daily wine tastings, the spacious suites or the rustic setting that Sleepy Creek Vineyards’ out-of-state guests enjoyed most about their three-night stay last week.

No, the highlight of Dick Van Dyke and wife Arlene’s visit to Vermilion County was Hobie, the winery’s brown Maine coon house cat.