Tyler pauses on Aerosmith to go a little country

FILE - In this June 11, 2016 file photo, Steven Tyler performs at the CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. Tyler, a frontman for the rock band Aerosmith, released a country album, Were All Somebody From Somewhere." (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — He’s led the bad-boy rock band Aerosmith for decades, written a book, learned to parasail, and is the father of four children. But Steven Tyler had at least one more goal before hitting 70: his first solo album.

First lady hits the road for ‘Carpool Karaoke’

James Corden, host of “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” sings “This Is For My Girls” with First Lady Michelle Obama and Missy Elliott in Wednesday’s “Carpool Karaoke” segment. “The Late Late Show with James Corden” via YouTube

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a musical joyride for Michelle Obama as she joined James Corden for a “Carpool Karaoke” session that aired Wednesday on the late-night host’s CBS show.

Comic-Con launches with preview night, ‘Trek’ premiere

In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Karl Urban portrays Bones, left, and Zachary Quinto portrays Spock in a scene from "Star Trek Beyond." This week's Comic Con extravaganza is expected to draw more than 160,000 fans for high-energy sessions featuring casts and crews from such films and TV shows as "Game of Thrones," "Star Trek," "Suicide Squad," "South Park," "Teen Wolf," "Aliens" and "The Walking Dead." (Kimberley French/Paramount Pictures via AP)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The hordes of zombies, legions of Stormtroopers, leagues of superheroes and crews of Starfleet officers have already begun crawling, marching, flying and beaming into San Diego for that other big convention this week: Comic-Con International.

Ailes is out as head of Fox News, Fox Business

In a Sept. 29, 2006 file photo, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes poses at Fox News in New York. 21st Century Fox says Ailes is resigning. The announcement comes amid charges by former anchor Gretchen Carlson, who claims she was fired after refusing his sexual advances. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Ailes is out as chief executive at Fox News Channel, his career at the network he built from scratch and ran with an iron hand for nearly 20 years over with stunning swiftness following allegations that he forced out a former anchor after she spurned his sexual advances.

A Hamilton tale too tall?

FILE - In this file photo released by The Public Theater, Lin-Manuel Miranda, foreground, performs with members of the cast of the musical "Hamilton" in New York. A group dedicated to studying Alexander Hamilton will gather Thursday, July 7, 2016, in New Jersey. One of the researchers, Michael Newton, says that he has traced the story that Martha Washington named her feral tomcat after Hamilton to a piece of satire written by a man described as a British captain. The tale is included in a song in the hit Broadway show "Hamilton" and in the biography that it's based on. (Joan Marcus/The Public Theater via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — In the song “A Winter’s Ball” in the smash Broadway hit “Hamilton,” Aaron Burr’s character sings of Alexander Hamilton’s delight for women, including the tale that Martha Washington named her feral tomcat after him.

Pet lovers will delight in ‘Secret Life of Pets’

In this image released by Universal Pictures, from left, characters Max, voiced by Louis C.K., Duke, voiced by Eric Stonestreet, and Katie, voiced by Ellie Kemper, appear in a scene from, "The Secret Lives of Pets." (Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures via AP)

Any pet owner who’s imbued their furry or feathered friends with deep thoughts and mysterious intentions will relate to the imagination behind “The Secret Life of Pets .”

Aubrey Plaza: Hollywood dreamer, biting wit

In this image released by 20th Century Fox, Aubrey Plaza, left, and Anna Kendrick appear in a scene from the film, "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates." (Gemma LaMana/20th Century Fox via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In Hollywood, it’s rare for an actor to be 30 minutes early for an interview. It’s even rarer for them to arrive unaccompanied. But on this sunny afternoon, Aubrey Plaza is both.

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