Louie Anderson pays tribute to his late mom with TV role

In this image released by FX, Louie Anderson portrays Christine Baskets in a scene from the comedy series, "Baskets." Anderson's character is inspired by his late mother, Orazella, with touches of the five sisters he grew up with. The role has given him a new appreciation of motherhood. (Ben Cohen/FX via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louie Anderson isn't a mom, but playing one on TV has given him a new appreciation of motherhood.

Louie Anderson pays tribute to his late mom with TV role

In this image released by FX, Louie Anderson portrays Christine Baskets in a scene from the comedy series, "Baskets." Anderson's character is inspired by his late mother, Orazella, with touches of the five sisters he grew up with. The role has given him a new appreciation of motherhood. (Ben Cohen/FX via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louie Anderson isn't a mom, but playing one on TV has given him a new appreciation of motherhood.

Fanciful ‘Boaty McBoatface’ passed over for vessel name

Boaty McBoatface had captured the public’s fancy but British officials said Friday the country’s newest polar research vessel will be christened Sir David Attenborough, in honor of the prominent naturalist …

Lin-Manuel Miranda on ‘Hamilton,’ success, weird requests

Lin-Manuel Miranda attends the 2016 Tony Awards "Meet the Nominees" press junket at the Paramount Hotel on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The last year has proven to be an incredible journey for "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, culminating this week with a record-breaking 16 Tony nominations. It has also produced a best-selling cast album, and there's a huge tour planned for 2017. The Tony-Award winner for "In the Heights" sat down with The Associated Press to talk about his "wild ride" and a weird request.

Lin-Manuel Miranda on ‘Hamilton,’ success, weird requests

Lin-Manuel Miranda attends the 2016 Tony Awards "Meet the Nominees" press junket at the Paramount Hotel on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The last year has proven to be an incredible journey for "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, culminating this week with a record-breaking 16 Tony nominations. It has also produced a best-selling cast album, and there's a huge tour planned for 2017. The Tony-Award winner for "In the Heights" sat down with The Associated Press to talk about his "wild ride" and a weird request.

Lin-Manuel Miranda on ‘Hamilton,’ success, weird requests

Lin-Manuel Miranda attends the 2016 Tony Awards "Meet the Nominees" press junket at the Paramount Hotel on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The last year has proven to be an incredible journey for "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, culminating this week with a record-breaking 16 Tony nominations. It has also produced a best-selling cast album, and there's a huge tour planned for 2017. The Tony-Award winner for "In the Heights" sat down with The Associated Press to talk about his "wild ride" and a weird request.

Lin-Manuel Miranda on ‘Hamilton,’ success, weird requests

Lin-Manuel Miranda attends the 2016 Tony Awards "Meet the Nominees" press junket at the Paramount Hotel on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The last year has proven to be an incredible journey for "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, culminating this week with a record-breaking 16 Tony nominations. It has also produced a best-selling cast album, and there's a huge tour planned for 2017. The Tony-Award winner for "In the Heights" sat down with The Associated Press to talk about his "wild ride" and a weird request.

Playwright wrestles with past in changing Cuba

The story of Cuban playwright Carlos Celdran's acclaimed new play, "Ten Million," a coming-of-age tale set in a time of national turmoil has finally made it to the stage, decades later, in a Cuba that is slowly but steadily changingA boy growing up in the tumultuous aftermath of Fidel Castro's revolution is torn between his communist mother and alienated middle-class father, seeking to find his own way in a world turned upside down by history. This is the story of Cuban playwright Carlos Celdran's acclaimed new play, "Ten Million," a coming-of-age tale set in a time of national turmoil that has finally made it to the stage, decades later, in a Cuba that is slowly but steadily changing. Celdran, 52, takes a searing look at the fallout of the 1959 revolution, something that could never have made it past the communist government's censors in the era the play depicts.

Playwright wrestles with past in changing Cuba

The story of Cuban playwright Carlos Celdran's acclaimed new play, "Ten Million," a coming-of-age tale set in a time of national turmoil has finally made it to the stage, decades later, in a Cuba that is slowly but steadily changingA boy growing up in the tumultuous aftermath of Fidel Castro's revolution is torn between his communist mother and alienated middle-class father, seeking to find his own way in a world turned upside down by history. This is the story of Cuban playwright Carlos Celdran's acclaimed new play, "Ten Million," a coming-of-age tale set in a time of national turmoil that has finally made it to the stage, decades later, in a Cuba that is slowly but steadily changing. Celdran, 52, takes a searing look at the fallout of the 1959 revolution, something that could never have made it past the communist government's censors in the era the play depicts.

Playwright wrestles with past in changing Cuba

The story of Cuban playwright Carlos Celdran's acclaimed new play, "Ten Million," a coming-of-age tale set in a time of national turmoil has finally made it to the stage, decades later, in a Cuba that is slowly but steadily changingA boy growing up in the tumultuous aftermath of Fidel Castro's revolution is torn between his communist mother and alienated middle-class father, seeking to find his own way in a world turned upside down by history. This is the story of Cuban playwright Carlos Celdran's acclaimed new play, "Ten Million," a coming-of-age tale set in a time of national turmoil that has finally made it to the stage, decades later, in a Cuba that is slowly but steadily changing. Celdran, 52, takes a searing look at the fallout of the 1959 revolution, something that could never have made it past the communist government's censors in the era the play depicts.