NEW YORK—Ric Ocasek, The Cars frontman whose deadpan vocal delivery and lanky, sunglassed look defined a rock era with chart-topping hits like “Just What I Needed,” was discovered dead yesterday afternoon in his Manhattan apartment.
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LOS ANGELES—A jury yesterday found that Katy Perry's 2013 hit “Dark Horse” improperly copied a 2009 Christian rap song in a unanimous decision that represented a rare takedown of a pop superstar and her elite producer by a relatively unknown artist.
LOS ANGELES—Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and the Incredible Hulk, died yesterday.
He was 95.
LOS ANGELES—The unprecedented sudden cancellation of one of television's top comedies has left a wave of unemployment and uncertainty in its wake.
Roseanne Barr's racist tweet and the swift axing of her rebooted show put hundreds of people out of work, with some wondering whether they would be paid, most knowing they wouldn't be, and few with any legal recourse.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—Roy Halladay was flying his tiny sport plane low over the Gulf of Mexico shortly before it slammed into the water and killed the retired star pitcher, witnesses told federal investigators.
U.S. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Noreen Price said yestersday that Halladay's ICON A5 experienced a “high-energy impact” with the water.
LOS ANGELES—Hugh Hefner turned silk pyjamas into a work uniform, women into centerfolds, and sexual desire into a worldwide multimedia empire that spanned several generations of American life.
With “Playboy,” he helped slip sex out of the confines of plain brown wrappers and into mainstream conversation.