Children's entertainment

This undated photo from WRC-TV shows longtime news anchor Jim Vance. Vance died Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the age of 75, the NBC station said. Vance told viewers earlier this year that he was undergoing treatment for cancer. (Robin Fader/WRC-TV via AP)
July 22, 2017 - 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A beloved longtime news anchor in the nation's capital has died. WRC-TV President and General Manager Jackie Bradford said in a statement that Jim Vance died Saturday morning. He was 75 years old. Vance told viewers earlier this year that he was undergoing treatment for cancer...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2016, file photo, Melissa Rauch, a cast member and co-writer of "The Bronze," poses for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. Rauch announced her pregnancy in an essay for Glamour magazine published online on July 11, 2017. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 12, 2017 - 7:06 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Big Bang Theory" star Melissa Rauch is expecting her first child with her husband, screenwriter Winston Beigel. Rauch has revealed her pregnancy in an essay for Glamour magazine in which she also opens up about a miscarriage she suffered. She writes that she's "terrified at the...
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June 28, 2017 - 7:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After releasing a best-selling children's book, Kelly Clarkson is back for an encore. HarperCollins Publishers announced Wednesday that the Grammy winner's "River Rose and the Magical Christmas" is coming out Oct. 24. The picture book is illustrated by Lucy Fleming and continues...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2015 file photo, Michael Bond, the creator of Paddington Bear, poses with his Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). Publisher HarperCollins says Michael Bond, creator of globe-trotting teddy Paddington bear, died on Tuesday June 27, 2017, aged 91. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)
June 28, 2017 - 8:51 am
LONDON (AP) — Michael Bond, creator of marmalade-loving children's favorite Paddington bear, has died aged 91, his publisher said Wednesday. HarperCollins said Bond died at his home the previous day after a short illness. Ann-Janine Murtagh, executive publisher of HarperCollins Children's Books,...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 file photo, British author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers at the Southbank Centre in London. Paul McCartney and J.K. Rowling just got promoted, so to speak, in Britain’s hierarchy, Friday, June 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
June 17, 2017 - 10:55 am
LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney and J.K. Rowling just got promoted, so to speak, in Britain's hierarchy. Twenty years after he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Paul McCartney is being upgraded with a Companion of Honor award for services to music, alongside J.K. Rowling for her services to...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 file photo, Paul McCartney performs during a benefit concert at the Tobin Center, in San Antonio, Texas. Paul McCartney and J.K. Rowling just got promoted, so to speak, in Britain’s hierarchy, Friday, June 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
June 16, 2017 - 5:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney and J.K. Rowling just got promoted, so to speak, in Britain's hierarchy. Twenty years after he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Paul McCartney is being upgraded with a Companion of Honor award for services to music, alongside J.K. Rowling for her services to...
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In this May 4, 2017, photo John Simpson, left, project director of exhibitions for The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, and his wife Kay Simpson, right, president of Springfield Museums, unwrap a statue of the "Cat in the Hat," at the museum, in Springfield, Mass. The museum devoted to Dr. Seuss, which opened on June 3 in his hometown, features interactive exhibits, a collection of personal belongings and explains how the childhood experiences of the man, whose real name is Theodor Geisel, shaped his work. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
June 05, 2017 - 12:28 am
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — From the squiggly, pink handrails outside the entrance to the front hall decorated with scenes from "And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street" — a real street just blocks away — the new Amazing World of Dr. Seuss museum says "You're off to Great Places!" Walking into...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2013 file photo, Director, Hammer Museum, Ann Philbin, left, and Getty Trustee Emeritus, Lloyd Cotsen, pose during the Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. Press Preview held at Capitol Records Studios in Los Angeles. Cotsen, who made a fortune as chairman of Neutrogena soap and devoted millions to charity, has died at age 88. A family spokeswoman, Lynn Berger, says Cotsen died Monday, May 8, 2017, at his home in Beverly Hills. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Invision/AP, File)
May 11, 2017 - 9:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lloyd Cotsen, who made a fortune as chairman of the Neutrogena soap and cosmetics company and devoted millions to charity, has died in California. He was 88. Cotsen died on Monday at his home in Beverly Hills, according to Lynn Berger, a family spokeswoman. Cotsen joined his...
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This image released by the Disney Channel shows cast members of the film, "Descendants" stars Booboo Stewart, foreground from left, Sofia Carson, Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, and background from left, Maz Jobrani, Kathy Najimy, Kristin Chenoweth and Wendy Raquel Robinson. The Disney Channel is giving a big push to its sequel for the "Descendants" movie in July, premiering it simultaneously on five television networks and online. Disney said Tuesday that "Descendants 2" will air July 21 on ABC, the Disney Channel, Lifetime, Freeform and Disney XD, as well as on those network's apps. The original movie, about the teen-aged sons and daughters of some famed Disney villains, ranked as the fifth most-watched cable TV movie when it came out two years ago. (Bob D'Amico/Disney Channel via AP)
April 25, 2017 - 1:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Disney Channel is giving a big push to its sequel for the "Descendants" movie in July, premiering it simultaneously on five television networks and online. Disney said Tuesday that "Descendants 2" will air July 21 on ABC, the Disney Channel, Lifetime, Freeform and Disney XD, as...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2016 file photo, Chelsea Clinton speaks in Cincinnati. Chelsea Clinton says she doesn’t have her sights on running for a public office, and has no intention of running against President Donald Trump in the next election. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
April 04, 2017 - 7:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Congresswoman Clinton? President Clinton? For now, Chelsea Clinton insists she's focused far less on her political future than burnishing her profile as an author of children's books. The former first daughter embarked on a six-state book tour Tuesday that was scheduled back when...
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