DETROIT (AP) — Michelle Obama surprised a group of Detroit college students on Tuesday afternoon, walking into the Motown Museum as the young men of color took part in a roundtable discussion on education.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — At a voter registration rally Friday, fired-up former first lady Michelle Obama urged a predominantly youthful crowd at the University of Miami to "take their power back" and bridge the gap between frustration over the political climate and "actually doing something about it."
TORONTO (AP) — Actress Olivia Munn says she has found little support from some of her "Predator" co-stars and director after a Los Angeles Times report revealed that Twentieth Century Fox had removed a scene that featured a man who is a registered sex offender. Munn alerted the studio to Steven Wilder Striegel's status and the scene was cut within 24 hours.
Talking politics at the MTV Video Music Awards
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Actors Sterling K. Brown, Olivia Munn and Keegan-Michael Key have gotten the first day of programming at San Diego Comic-Con off to a lively start Thursday morning with an intense look at "The Predator" sequel.
Speaking to some 6,500 audience members in the convention's biggest programming room, Hall H, director and co-writer Shane Black describes his film as the "dirty half-dozen" and "leaner and meaner" than the original from 1987.
Sterling K. Brown ‘happy with swift action’ after Roseanne tweet
De Niro: Scott Pruitt ‘is a total pig’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Peele has been dreaming of his Oscar moment since he was 13, but now that it's happened, he can hardly believe it.
The 38-year-old received Academy Award nominations last week for best picture, director and original screenplay for his directorial debut, "Get Out." The star of the horror/satire, Daniel Kaluuya, was also nominated for best actor.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Actor Keegan-Michael Key of Comedy Central's sketch comedy series "Key & Peele" will lead the Krewe of Orpheus parade for the 2018 Mardi Gras season.
Key joins a long line of celebrities to lead this parade, which rolls at 6 p.m. Feb. 12.
He will be joined on the route by actors Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph, who star in Marvel's "Cloak & Dagger" series premiering this year on Freeform.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Organizers said Wednesday that Olivia Munn will host the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards to be broadcast Jan. 11 on the CW.
Munn follows T.J. Miller, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman when he was in college. Munn is among Brett Ratner's sexual harassment accusers and has been fighting for reforms in Hollywood.
Schumer teams up with her hero, Steve Martin
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyonce Knowles-Carter is joining the cast of "The Lion King" to voice to role of Nala.
The Walt Disney Studios revealed the main cast for its upcoming live-action and CG adaptation of its 1994 animated classic Wednesday and confirmed the months old rumor that the pop superstar would be lending her voice to the project.
NEW YORK (AP) — Keegan-Michael Key's latest job is channeling the words of a comic master.
Random House Children's Books tells The Associated Press on Monday the Emmy Award-winning performer is narrating the audio edition of Mark Twain's "The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine." The Twain story is a fairy tale he left unfinished at the time of his death. It has been completed by author Philip Stead and illustrator Erin Stead. Both the print and audio editions are scheduled for Sept. 26.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The stop-action animated series "SuperMansion" is getting spooky this Halloween.
Streaming service Crackle said Monday that a new special, "SuperMansion: Drag Me to Halloween," will debut Oct. 5. Lake Bell and Phil LaMarr will guest star.
Bell and LaMarr will add their voices to those of cast members including Bryan Cranston and Keegan-Michael Key.
NEW YORK (AP) — Amy Schumer and Steve Martin are teaming up for laughs — on Broadway.
The actress and comedian will star in Martin's four-person comedy "Meteor Shower" at the Booth Theatre starting in November. It's about two couples who get together to observe the celestial event that inspires the title.
NEW YORK (AP) — Six friends from college find themselves reunited, picking up shared lives 20 years after graduation day. But along with the familiar camaraderie, they encounter new complications and conflicts.
Have the times passed them by? That's the question asked and answered with amusement by "Friends From College ," a new eight-part comedy to be released Friday by Netflix.
Cobie Smulders meets ‘Friends from College’
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Spacey will have some starry names helping him hand out Tony Awards: Orlando Bloom, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Josh Gad, Taraji P. Henson, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kendrick, Keegan-Michael Key and Olivia Wilde have all signed up to help present trophies.
Spacey, who won Oscars for the movies "The Usual Suspects" and "American Beauty" and a Tony Award in 1991 in Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers," is making his debut as host of the telecast on June 11.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — As most of Hollywood gears up for the Oscars on Sunday and the whirlwind of events and parties this weekend, celebrities and top talent agents gathered in Beverly Hills to do something a little different: rally for immigration rights.
NEW YORK (AP) — Emmy-award winning actor and writer Keegan-Michael Key will host the "NFL Honors" show on Saturday, Feb. 4, when The Associated Press individual awards will be announced.
Country star Luke Bryan will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl the next day in Houston. Bryan is a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year and has hosted the ACM Awards for four consecutive years.
NEW YORK (AP) — At a Gotham Independent Film Awards overshadowed by the election of Donald Trump, Barry Jenkins' coming-of-age drama "Moonlight" shined brightest.
A celebrated film about a boy growing up gay, black and poor in Miami, "Moonlight," virtually swept the night, taking best feature, best screenplay, a special jury award for best ensemble and the audience award. The Gothams, which honor independent film, are essentially the kick-off to Hollywood's long awards season.
DETROIT (AP) — Thousands of people are lining Woodward Avenue for Detroit's annual America's Thanksgiving Parade.
The event kicked off Thursday morning in Midtown with dozens of floats, 10 marching bands, clowns and helium-filled balloons.
The three-mile parade is celebrating its 90th year.
DETROIT (AP) — Woodward Avenue is expected to be lined with thousands of spectators for Detroit's annual America's Thanksgiving Parade.
The two-hour event is celebrating its 90th year and starts Thursday morning in Midtown. The three-mile parade route ends just south of Campus Martius park downtown.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest on Sunday's 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. All times local.
The first post-show stop for most Emmy guests is the Governors Ball across the street from the Microsoft Theater, an event that transforms a normally drab Los Angeles Convention Center meeting hall into a fairy-tale-like garden.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Given what the cameras add, Hollywood stars start out some 10 pounds behind the game. Little wonder so many actors are serious weight watchers.
But even those most diligent about diet and exercise give in to temptation on occasion, with Emmy day __ this Sunday __ being a likely contender. Chances are, for many Emmy nominees, something wickedly caloric their way will come.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "The Simpsons" is doubling down with an hour-long episode in January.
It will be the first time the half-hour animated series has expanded to a full hour, Fox said Monday.
Al Jean, executive producer of the series that revels in daring humor, included a political shot in announcing the episode.
"I just pray it won't be the last thing people see before a Trump inauguration," Jean said in a statement.