‘Solo’ sputters in takeoff with $83.3M at box office

NEW YORK (AP) — In the largest disturbance yet in Disney’s otherwise lucrative reign over “Star Wars,” the Han Solo spinoff “Solo: A Star Wars Story” opened well below expectations with a franchise-low $83.3 million in ticket sales over the three-day weekend in North American theaters. Disney estimated Sunday that “Solo” will gross $101 million […]

Road to the Crown | 10 compete in Miss World Bahamas National Costume Competition

Beauty meets creativity in the 2018 Miss World Bahamas National Costume Competition  Contestants in the 2018 Miss World Bahamas competition recently competed in the National Costume Competition at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel. Miss World UB, Miss World Ragged Island and Miss World Long Island, placed in the top three. The winner will be announced […]

Iowa native Maddie Poppe wins ‘American Idol’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Iowa native Maddie Poppe has won “American Idol.” The singer-songwriter bested Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Gabby Barrett in Monday night’s two-hour finale on ABC. Poppe and Hutchinson announced on the program that they’re dating, surprising judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie. They then performed “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Poppe […]