New HBO series ‘Watchmen’ hopes to match original’s ambition
NEW YORK (AP) — Damon Lindelof didn't take lightly the challenge of adapting the most acclaimed graphic novel of all time.
The "Lost" and "The Leftovers" co-creator was a fan of the revered...
Film academy honors 16 Student Academy Award winners
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "I'd like to thank the academy" is a phrase many only ever get to say in front of their bathroom mirrors. But 16 student filmmakers actually got to utter those words...
‘The Casagrandes’ extols Mexican American life via animation
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — "The Casagrandes," Nickelodeon's new original animated series that centers around an 11-year-old girl trying to survive a big city, is one of the first cartoons in the...
Netflix releases Panama Papers movie despite lawsuit
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Netflix has released a movie based on the so-called Panama Papers despite an attempt by two lawyers to stop the streaming premiere.
Fashion show lets Down syndrome models strut their stuff
NEW YORK (AP) — One model sashayed down the runway with a leather jacket and a guitar, basking in applause from the crowd. Another danced and strutted in a multicolored bomber coat.
For Springsteen, ‘Western Stars’ made sense after book, play
NEW YORK (AP) — "Western Stars" was just the change of pace that Bruce Springsteen needed after baring his soul over the past few years.
First, he shared his darkest secrets in his memoir,...
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New Zealand sale announcement highlights TV’s struggles
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand broadcaster MediaWorks on Friday announced it plans to sell its struggling television business, leaving hundreds of workers wondering if they will still...
Shaq donates a year’s rent to a paralyzed Atlanta boy
ATLANTA (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal has donated a year's rent in a new home to an Atlanta woman whose 12-year-old son was paralyzed in a shooting at a football...
Dave Matthews reacts to getting Rock Hall nomination
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dave Matthews is having a hard time imagining his band being included on the same Rock & Roll Hall of Fame list as other musical icons such as Whitney Houston.
CBS signs Stephen Colbert to 3-year extension
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert will be sticking around for four more years.
CBS announced Thursday that Colbert has signed a new contract that will keep him as the "Late Show" host through...
‘Spirited Away,’ other Studio Ghibli films head to HBO Max
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The vast catalog of storied Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli is heading to the new HBO Max streaming service.
Films such as "Princess Mononoke," ''My Neighbor...
About that photo: Trump, Pelosi clash amid impeachment
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted it as evidence of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's weakness. Pelosi raised it as a banner of strength.
Alicia Alonso, the grande dame of Cuban ballet, has died
HAVANA (AP) — Alicia Alonso, the revered ballerina and choreographer whose nearly 75-year career made her an icon of artistic loyalty to Cuba's socialist system, died Thursday at age...
Review: Jim James taps orchestral sound on impressive album
Jim James, Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra, "The Order of Nature" (Decca Gold)
A piccolo and glockenspiel delicately flutter in as the voice of Jim James echoes out. Slowly, the...
Review: James Arthur is buried in sadness in new weak album
James Arthur, "YOU" (Columbia)
James Arthur's third album doesn't come with a warning sticker but it should: Do not attempt to listen to this record in one sitting, especially while...
Country artists bring tears, prayers to CMT awards show
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music artists cried together and prayed together at an emotional CMT Artists of the Year awards show that reflected the tight-knit community of artists who...
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UK’s Prince William, Kate tour Pakistani cultural hub Lahore
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Britain's Prince William and wife Kate toured Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Thursday, where they undertook an emotional visit to a cancer hospital previously visited...
Iconic Las Vegas wedding chapel is no longer up for sale
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The owner of a Las Vegas chapel where celebrity couples like Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner have gotten married is staying wedded to her business.
Hotel ousts singer Gretchen Wilson following noise complaint
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Country music star Gretchen Wilson, whose hit song, "Here for the Party," features the lyrics, "And I ain't leaving till they throw me out," was ousted from a New Mexico...
Placido Domingo’s European cultural award delayed
MILAN (AP) — Placido Domingo will not receive a European cultural award this weekend in Vienna as previously announced.
It was the first change in the opera legend's European schedule since...
Library exhibit offers glimpse into Salinger’s life and work
NEW YORK (AP) — As he worked on early drafts of "The Catcher in the Rye," a novel which proved both scandalous and life-changing, J.D. Salinger considered adding his generation's idea of a trigger...
Farrow books sells across Australia despite legal threat
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Ronan Farrow's new book is being sold in Australia despite threats of defamation lawsuits that the Pulitzer-winning journalist believes led some Australian retailers to...
‘Tarzan’ actor Ron Ely’s wife killed; son shot by deputies
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — "Tarzan" actor Ron Ely's wife was stabbed to death in their California home by their 30-year-old son, who was then shot and killed by sheriff's deputies, authorities...
Musicians Hall of Fame to honor group with New Jersey roots
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Seven years after hitting the road to perform and share their stories of recording with some of the biggest names in pop music, a New Jersey-based group of former A-list...
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Jury to decide on death sentence for ‘Boy Next Door Killer’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury has started deliberating whether a man prosecutors have dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" will get a sentence of death or life in prison for the killings of...
The Latest: ‘Tarzan’ actor Ron Ely’s wife and son killed
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on two deaths at the home of "Tarzan" actor Ron Ely (all times local):
Authorities say "Tarzan" actor Ron Ely's wife was stabbed to...
‘Patsy and Loretta’ highlights bond between iconic singers
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Writer-director Callie Khouri is drawn to stories about female friendships and country music, and her latest television film "Patsy and Loretta" combines those passions...
Review: ‘Jojo Rabbit’ seeks humor in the darkest of places
"Oh good, another Hitler comedy! It's been too long," said no studio development executive, ever.
But of course, absurd as the idea may seem, some attempts to wring humor from the horrors of...
Shonda Rhimes, iHeartMedia strike 3-year podcast deal
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television powerhouse Shonda Rhimes is moving aggressively into the burgeoning podcast world.
Rhimes' company, Shondaland, said Wednesday that she will serve as executive...
Review: Pattinson and Dafoe shine in ‘The Lighthouse’
Enter "The Lighthouse " at your own risk.
This is a stark, moody, surreal and prolonged descent into seaside madness that will surely not be for everyone. But those who do choose to go on...
Jojo Rabbit director felt shame dressing as Hitler for movie
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drawing on his own Jewish heritage and experiences growing up surrounded by prejudice, writer-director-actor Taika Waititi was excited to make a movie against hate through a...
2 writers claim they deserve credit on Lizzo’s ‘Truth Hurts’
NEW YORK (AP) — There's a debate about the truth behind Lizzo's "Truth Hurts."
Lizzo's breakthrough tune, which spent six weeks on top of Billboard's Hot 100 chart this year, features the...
Ghost hunter’s work gets TV afterlife in ‘The Holzer Files’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ask the daughter of paranormal researcher and "Ghostbusters" inspiration Hans Holzer whether she's got any scary Halloween memories to share, and Alexandra Holzer doesn't...
Review: Electric Guest roars back with excellent third album
Electric Guest, "KIN" (Atlantic Records)
Maybe the third time will be the charm for Electric Guest, a sunny southern California pop duo who deserves more attention. Their third album, "KIN,"...
Review: Foals finish epic journey with a second CD this year
Foals, "Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost — Part 2" (Warner Bros.)
When the last album from indie-pop art rockers Foals ended, things sounded grim. There were dead foxes and burning hedges...
Da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man” drawing can go on loan to Louvre
ROME (AP) — An Italian court has ruled that Leonardo Da Vinci's iconic "Vitruvian Man" drawing can be loaned to France's Louvre Museum, solving an ongoing cultural dispute between Italy and...
Hollywood ‘fixer’ Scotty Bowers dies; he wrote tell-all book
NEW YORK (AP) — Scotty Bowers, a self-described Hollywood "fixer" whose memoir offered sensational accounts of the sex lives of such celebrities as Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and the Duke and...
Crossover artist Lauren Daigle reigns at Dove Awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Lauren Daigle reigned at the 50th annual Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards on Tuesday, winning artist of the year, song of the year and...
University may lose Superman papers over Liz Cheney comments
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming could lose the papers of a longtime "Superman" comic book editor after his son took offense to comments by Congresswoman Liz Cheney.
Felicity Huffman starts serving prison time in college scam
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman — aka inmate No. 77806-112 — reported Tuesday to a federal prison in California to serve a two-week sentence in a college...
Only 3 returning big network shows see rise in live viewers
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC's sophomore drama "A Million Little Things," reality show "Shark Tank" and the Fox first-responders drama "9-1-1" have something in common that they can take pride...
Gina Rodriguez apologizes for singing N-word lyric
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Gooding faces new charges and a potential parade of accusers
NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr. is facing a growing cast of sexual misconduct accusers, with prosecutors Tuesday unveiling new criminal charges against the actor and telling a judge they intend...
Prosecutor says they want to call up to 12 additional accusers as witnesses at Cuba Gooding Jr.’s sex misconduct trial
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutor says they want to call up to 12 additional accusers as witnesses at Cuba Gooding Jr.'s sex misconduct trial.