NEW YORK - The Weather Channel is moving beyond cold fronts and heat waves to wade into the politics of climate change, with a special planned for early next month that includes interviews with nine presidential candidates on the topic.

Oct. 27: Actor-comedian John Cleese is 80. Country singer Lee Greenwood is 77. Director Ivan Reitman is 73. Country singer-guitarist Jack Daniels (Highway 101) is 70. Bassist Garry Tallent of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band is 70. Author Fran Lebowitz is 69. Guitarist K.K. Downing (J…

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NASHVILLE - The bestselling country duo of all time, Brooks & Dunn, joined the Country Music Hall of Fame alongside comedian and singer Ray Stevens and record executive Jerry Bradley on Sunday evening, in a star-filled ceremony full of tributes to their lasting legacies.

LADY GAGA SAYS SHE’LL BE OK AFTER CONCERT FALL

JANE FONDA PICKS UP WHERE SHE LEFT OFF IN THE 1970S

WASHINGTON - Stepping briskly into a U.S. Capitol police vehicle Friday, Jane Fonda is returning to civil disobedience after a nearly half-century break, inspired by the climate activism of Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg and hoping to encourage older people like her to protest as well.

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LOS ANGELES - Bill Macy, the character actor whose hangdog expression was a perfect match for his role as the long-suffering foil to Bea Arthur's unyielding feminist on the daring 1970s sitcom "Maude," has died. He was 97.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - "The Casagrandes," Nickelodeon's new original animated series that centres around an 11-year-old girl trying to survive a big city, is one of the first cartoons in the U.S. to feature a multigenerational Mexican American family.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - "I'd like to thank the academy" is a phrase many only ever get to say in front of their bathroom mirrors. But 16 student filmmakers actually got to utter those words on stage Thursday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science in Beverly Hills.

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Kim Kardashian West has joined a chorus of voices calling for clemency for a black man on Oklahoma's death row who has exhausted his appeals, arguing that a racist juror tainted the outcome of his 2002 trial.

NEW YORK - One model sashayed down the runway with a leather jacket and a guitar, basking in applause from the crowd. Another danced and strutted in a multicolored bomber coat.

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of October 16, 2019:

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HAVANA - Alicia Alonso, the revered ballerina and choreographer whose nearly 75-year career made her an icon of artistic loyalty to Cuba's socialist system, died Thursday at age 98.

SINGER GRETCHEN WILSON FORCED TO LEAVE NEW MEXICO HOTEL

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NASHVILLE - Country music artists cried together and prayed together at an emotional CMT Artists of the Year awards show that reflected the tight-knit community of artists who supported each other through success and loss.

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1. "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Illustrated Edition" by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic)