Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 31-June 6:
May 31: Actor-director Clint Eastwood is 90. Singer Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary is 82. Keyboardist Augie Meyers of the Texas...
WASHINGTON (AP) — What world leader could resist a “Million Dollar Baby” boxing glove signed by director Clint Eastwood? Or a decoupage tray featuring a painting of President Donald Trump's...
PARIS (AP) — Four people will stand trial on French terrorism charges over an attempted Islamic extremist attack on a Paris-bound train that was thwarted by three young Americans.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jumanji: The Next Level” puts “Frozen 2” on second-place ice, while Clint Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell” opened with one of the worst box office debuts for the director.
NEW YORK (AP) — Olivia Wilde said Thursday she does not believe the real-life journalist she plays in the new film “Richard Jewel” “traded sex for tips" despite that insinuation in the movie....
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For his film "Richard Jewell," Clint Eastwood takes aim at the media and federal investigators for what he sees as a rush to judgment after the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing....
“Richard Jewell” is a typically strong late-period Clint Eastwood docudrama that balances grand American themes while captivatingly dramatizing the villainization of the Atlanta Olympics bombing...
NEW YORK (AP) — The American Film Institute on Wednesday named its top 10 movies of the year, including Todd Phillips' comic-book sensation “Joker,” Taika Waititi's World War II romp “Jojo Rabbit”...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix chief Ted Sarandos will be honored in early 2020 with an award by the Producers Guild of America.
The guild announced Friday that Sarandos will receive its top...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clint Eastwood's film "Richard Jewell" is having its world premiere at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles in November.
The American Film Institute announced Tuesday that the film...
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Facts and figures for the 119th U.S. Open golf championship, which starts Thursday:
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Facts and figures for the 119th U.S. Open golf championship:
ALMERIA, Spain (AP) — Spain's southeastern Almeria province used to be so parched and barren that Italian movie director Sergio Leone chose it in the 1960s as the shooting location for his...
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The pilot famed for landing a crippled airliner on the Hudson River in New York City a decade ago will speak at Purdue University later this month.
Purdue alumnus Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger will speak Feb. 24 at the West Lafayette campus' Elliott Hall of Music.
The retired captain's speech, titled "208 Seconds: A Lifetime of Lessons," will be free and open to the public.
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Verna Bloom, the actress who portrayed the wife of the dean in the movie "Animal House," has died. She was 80.
Family spokesman Mike Kaplan tells The Hollywood Reporter that Bloom died Wednesday in Bar Harbor, Maine, of complications from dementia.
In the 1978 John Landis film, Bloom played Marion Wormer, who flirted with and had a drunken romp with fraternity president "Otter" Stratton.
Jorge Lendeborg Jr. hopes to emulate Will Smith, DiCaprio and Eastwood
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" swung to the top of the domestic box office in its first weekend in theaters, proving that there is widespread audience interest in big screen animated versions of Marvel's marquee superheroes.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress and director Sondra Locke, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her first film role in 1968's "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" and went on to co-star in six films with Clint Eastwood, has died.
Both tender apologia and vigorous justification, Clint Eastwood's "The Mule" is a deeply, fascinatingly personal meditation from the 88-year-old director who, like his aged drug mule protagonist, has spent a long time on the road.
Eastwood proud of Bradley Cooper
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg teased Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall about the beginnings of their relationship, actress Cicely Tyson brought more than a few people to tears while proudly clutching her Oscar and publicist Marvin Levy sang a few lines from "Hamilton" to an audience that included Lin-Manuel Miranda at a lively Governors Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is set to receive the prestigious David O. Selznick Achievement Award at the 2019 Producers Guild Awards.
The Producers Guild of America says Thursday that Feige will join the ranks of Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg, Billy Wilder and Clint Eastwood in receiving the honor which recognizes a producer's body of work.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Production on a Clint Eastwood-directed film about a Mexican cartel is scheduled to begin in New Mexico.
New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Monday that Eastwood's upcoming feature "The Mule," from Warner Bros. Pictures and Imperative Pictures, will film later this month in Las Cruces.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A glimpse of Clint Eastwood would have made LaDale Lowe's day.
The Augusta resident picked up her sisters early in the morning so they could get downtown by 6:30 a.m. and pick out a star-watching spot in the landscaped median along Broad Street, where Eastwood was shooting scene for his new film "The Mule."
Today in History for May 31st
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — One of the men who thwarted a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train is running for a county commissioner seat in western Oregon.
Alek Skarlatos, 25, announced his candidacy Tuesday to become a Douglas County commissioner, The News-Review reported .
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar-winning film editor Anne V. Coates, widely considered one of the greatest in her field whose many credits include such disparate works as "Lawrence of Arabia," ''The Elephant Man" and "Fifty Shades of Grey," has died. She was 92.
A representative from Coates' talent agency WME Entertainment said Wednesday that she passed away Tuesday at the Motion Picture Country Home and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California.
Claims that Clint Eastwood is donating a Northern California ranch and other assets to President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign are false, according to representatives of the actor.
False reports circulating on social media claim Eastwood's donations include 40,000 acres of Nevada grazing land and $7 million in cash. The sites say the campaign will use the ranch as a Pacific Northwest command center "far from the prying eyes of Obama and the deep state."
BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — A new exhibit at the Baker Heritage Museum celebrates the 50th anniversary of "Paint Your Wagon," the big-budget Western musical that was filmed in Eastern Oregon.
The movie starring Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood and Jean Seberg was filmed in two main locations — near Anthony Lakes and along East Eagle Creek in the Wallowa Mountains northeast of Baker City.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Susie Sewell of Bethlehem is thankful when she thinks about the August 2015 terrorist attack on a train depicted in the new Clint Eastwood movie "15:17 to Paris."
She's thankful for the three American men who subdued a gunman, stopped the attack and let her, in the 2½ years since, finish college, move out of her parents' house, get a job and experience life.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The film, "Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs," produced and directed by Midland, South Dakota native Justin Koehler about the rodeo legend born northwest of Fort Pierre, will be named the Best Documentary Film by the National Cowboy Museum at its Western Heritage Awards night on April 14 in Oklahoma City.
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — In the spring of 2015, Dorothy Blyskal had quit her corporate job and was writing Facebook posts begging for an entry-level position in show business.
Less than three years later, she walked the red carpet for the premiere of "The 15:17 to Paris," the Clint Eastwood-directed movie that she wrote. The script, her first to hit the big screen, earned the 35-year-old a spot on Variety's list of the year's "10 screenwriters to watch."
Young actors take ’15:17 to Paris’ with Eastwood
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Not too long ago, childhood friends Anthony Sadler, former U.S Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone and former Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos were flying to Los Angeles to meet with Clint Eastwood about the movie he was making about their lives.
In his latest film, "The 15:17 to Paris," Clint Eastwood has taken his famously no-frills filmmaking further than ever before. Having already dispensed with many of the typical accoutrements of Hollywood filmmaking — lengthy development, a battery of takes, any handwringing at all — he has, with characteristically little anguish, jettisoned actors from the picture, too. Who needs 'em, anyway?
Eastwood casts real-life heroes
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The wait is almost over to see Roseburg hero Alek Skarlatos on the big screen in "The 15:17 to Paris."
Skarlatos plays himself in the film, as he and two friends reenact the day they saved hundreds of lives by thwarting a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train. "The 15:17 to Paris" was produced and directed by four-time Oscar winner Clint Eastwood. It premieres Feb. 9.
Alek and his father Emanuel Skarlatos attended an early screening of the film in Los Angeles.
PARIS (AP) — A British businessman who helped thwart an Islamic extremist attack on a French high-speed train was awarded Thursday with a royal honor for his bravery.
The British ambassador to France, Ed Llewellyn, bestowed the Queen's Commendation for Bravery on Chris Norman, saying, "You helped save a lot of lives on that train."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Wonder Woman" producer Charles Roven will receive the David O. Selznick Achievement Award at the Producers Guild Awards next year.
The Producers Guild of America chairs Donald De Line and Amy Pascal said Tuesday that Roven brings a seriousness of craft to every set he runs. The award recognizes a producer's body of work.
Roven's credits include Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy and "American Hustle," for which he received an Oscar nomination.
PARIS (AP) — French authorities have detained two people in the investigation into an attempted Islamic State group attack on a high-speed train thwarted by three American passengers in 2015.
A judicial official said Tuesday that the two were detained Monday on orders of the counterterrorism judge leading the probe. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, would not provide further information.
COCOA, Fla. (AP) — Police say a Florida gas station owner chased a man and fired a warning shot, forcing him to return some stolen beer.
ARRAS, France (AP) — Clint Eastwood is in France directing a film that re-enacts the dramatic end to an attempted Islamic State group attack on a high-speed train that saw three Americans take down the gunman.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Alek Skarlatos will portray himself in a film about his heroic tackle of a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train.
The Oregon National Guardsman from Roseburg and two friends — Anthony Sadler and Spencer Stone — were traveling in August 2015 when they wrestled the would-be terrorist to the ground and disarmed him.
Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
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Study finds state's strict GPS rules are cycling young people back behind bars.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The three California men who thwarted a terror attack on a French train in 2015 will make the rare move of playing themselves in a Clint Eastwood-directed film about their heroics, a studio announced Tuesday.
Today in History for May 31st
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 2000, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was trying to break into Hollywood. He was off to an OK start. The pro-wrestler already had a following, a role in "The Mummy Returns" and high-wattage charm. He also had no acting experience, no idea how Hollywood worked, and, besides a few idols in Harrison Ford, Clint Eastwood and Arnold Schwarzenegger, no blueprint for success.
CANNES, France (AP) — "Sorry, we just really girled-out on you," Kirsten Dunst says with Sofia Coppola and Elle Fanning by her side.
Dunst is apologizing for a tangent in conversation about the annoyances of period-accurate, braided hair. But she could just as well be talking, with comic understatement, about their film, the Southern Gothic thriller "The Beguiled."
CANNES, France (AP) — Unveiling a new chapter in her already-considerable career, Nicole Kidman has brought four projects to Cannes this year, making her almost ubiquitous at the French Riviera festival.
"I'm at that place in my life where I'm trying to pretend I'm 21 and starting my career," Kidman, who turns 50 next month, told reporters on Monday. "I want to try new things and support the filmmakers I believe in."