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This undated image released by NBC shows The Willis Clan, 12 sibling contestants on the talent competition series, "America's Got Talent," in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/NBC, Eric Liebowitz)

Willis family gets new TV show 2 decades after crash

Associated Press

A new TV show is set to focus on the grandchildren of a couple who lost six kids in a 1994 van crash that was linked to the investigation and conviction of former Illinois Gov. George Ryan.

Known for their mix of folk, old-time country and swing, Marcy Marxer (left) and Cathy Fink are touring their 44th album, "Dancin' in the Kitchen."

COUNTRY TIMES: Cathy Fink, Marcy Marx album ‘Dancin’ in the Kitchen’ celebrates family diversity

You would think Grammy Award-winning folk musician Cathy Fink would coast on the kudos she is collecting as executive producer of “On Redemption Road,” the just-released album by folk hero Tom Paxton. But Ms. Fink and her musical collaborator and spouse, Marcy Marxer, are also touring behind their just-released 44th album, “Dancin’ in the Kitchen,” spreading the word about the joy of all family configurations.

Parky Fonda, left, and Peter Fonda arrive at the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night Gala "The Sound Of Music" at TCL Chinese Theatre on Thursday, March 26, 2015 in Los Angeles. (AP) (Associated Press)

Peter Fonda, Julie Andrews honored at TCM festival in Hollywood

For four days “Movie-topia” descended on Hollywood Boulevard as thousands of vintage film fans flocked to the TCM Classic Film Festival. Buffs came to see timeless Tinseltown pictures on the big screen and cinema superstars’ personal appearances at the sixth annual filmfest presented by Turner Classic Movies, the cable TV channel devoted to commercial-free oldies but goodies of the silver screen.

In this photo taken Oct. 27 2009 South African comedian Trevor Noah is photographed during an interview. Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times during the past year, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday March 30, 2015. Noah was chosen a little more than a month after Stewart unexpectedly announced he was leaving "The Daily Show" following 16 years as the show's principal voice. (AP Photo/Bongiwe Mchunu-The Star)

Trevor Noah set to replace Jon Stewart on ‘Daily Show’

- Associated Press

Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to “The Daily Show” a handful of times in recent months, will become Jon Stewart’s replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday.

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 5-11

- Associated Press

April 5: Singer Allan Clarke of The Hollies is 73. Actor Max Gail ("Sons and Daughters," ''Barney Miller") is 72. Actress Jane Asher is 69. Singer Agnetha Faltskog of Abba is 65. Actor Mitch Pileggi is 63. Guitarist Mike McCready of Pearl Jam is 49. Country singer Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry is 48. Singer Paula Cole is 47. Country singer Pat Green is 43. Rapper-producer Pharrell Williams is 42. Rapper Juicy J (Three 6 Mafia) is 40. Mike Eli (Eli Brown Band) is 34. Lily James ("Downton Abbey," ''Cinderella") is 26.

New research says Anne Frank likely died a month earlier

- Associated Press

Teenage Jewish diarist Anne Frank likely died of typhus in a Nazi concentration camp about a month earlier than previously thought, the Amsterdam museum that honors her memory said Tuesday on the 70th anniversary of the officially recognized date of her death.

Selena's hometown marks 20th anniversary of her death

Associated Press

It's been an annual fixture in the hometown of "The Queen of Tejano." This year is special, though, as the annual Selena Tribute marks the 20th anniversary of the budding superstar performer's murder.

In this photo taken Oct. 27 2009 South African comedian Trevor Noah is photographed during an interview. Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times during the past year, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday March 30, 2015. Noah was chosen a little more than a month after Stewart unexpectedly announced he was leaving "The Daily Show" following 16 years as the show's principal voice. (AP Photo/Bongiwe Mchunu-The Star) SOUTH AFRICA OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

South African comic Noah will replace Jon Stewart

- Associated Press

The choice of South African comic Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart's replacement on "The Daily Show" advances an intriguing new trend of late-night comic hosts with a more worldly perspective while continuing the longer-running pattern of keeping those jobs filled with men.

Protesters gather on the steps near the House chamber at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Monday, March 30, 2015. A House committee earlier Monday advanced an amended version of a bill that opponents say allows discrimination against gays and lesbians. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law

- Associated Press

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state's new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.