“Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise” by Scott Eyman (Simon & Schuster)
Self-trained English actor Archie Leach pulled off the role of a lifetime: becoming Hollywood legend Cary Grant. Why the...
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The two men who have personified the European Union across the world in recent years are bowing out on Friday.
As of Sunday, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will be...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spike Lee will honor Denzel Washington's career by presenting his friend and collaborator with the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award.
Doris Day, the sunny blond actress and singer whose frothy comedic roles opposite the likes of Rock Hudson and Cary Grant made her one of Hollywood's biggest stars in the 1950s and '60s and a...
JERUSALEM (AP) — Down in the polls, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party has released a new campaign trying to paint his main rival, former military chief Benny Gantz, as...
NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Cohen, the maverick B-movie director of cult horror films "It's Alive" and "God Told Me To," has died. He was 77.
Cohen's friend and spokesman, the actor Shade Rupe,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Ten years ago at age 27, Nico Muhly became the youngest composer ever to have a piece commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera.
"It was completely terrifying," Muhly said of the offer from Met general manager Peter Gelb to write "Two Boys" for America's leading opera house. As with any commission he gets, he said, "It's not like I'm going 'Woo-hoo!' It's like, 'Oh, my God, I'm going to have to figure out how to make this thing that honors the request.'"
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The American Film Institute is honoring Denzel Washington with a Life Achievement Award. The organization said Friday that Washington will receive the award at a Gala Tribute on June 6 in Los Angeles. It will be broadcast on TNT.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barbara Harris, the Tony Award-winning actress whose comic-neurotic charms lit up the Broadway stage and helped her steal films including "Nashville," ''Freaky Friday" and "A Thousand Clowns," has died. She was 83.
Harris died early Tuesday of lung cancer in Scottsdale, Arizona, said close friend Charna Halpern, who co-founded the iO Theater in Chicago and had known Harris for decades.
Today in History for August 13th
MIAMI (AP) — There are rescue dogs, saved from abusive owners and placed in loving homes. Then there is Payo. He is a rescue rooster. He was doomed to die in a Santería ceremony.
Just as his neck was to be slit, Payo's adoptive family swooped in. They persuaded the priest to sacrifice another animal. They brought Payo home and set him free in the backyard.
NEW YORK (AP) — As he wrote what has become one of the top-selling novels so far in 2018, "The Woman in the Window," the author who calls himself A.J. Finn was thinking of a certain master of suspense: Alfred Hitchcock.
LONDON (AP) — "Blade Runner" director Ridley Scott is to receive the British Academy Film Awards' highest honor.
The academy announced Wednesday that the 80-year-old filmmaker will collect the BAFTA Fellowship at the British academy awards ceremony next month.
Scott's films include "Alien," ''Thelma and Louise" and "Gladiator."
His latest release is kidnap drama "All the Money in the World," which underwent last-minute reshoots to replace Kevin Spacey after allegations of sexual misconduct.
BERLIN (AP) — German actress Karin Dor, who played an assassin sent by James Bond's nemesis Blofeld to kill the British agent in 1967's "You Only Live Twice," has died. She was 79.
German news agency dpa, citing a Munich theater where Dor had worked for a long time, reported late Wednesday that she died Monday in a care home.
Dor played in dozens of films, TV productions and theater plays during a career that began in her German homeland when she was 17.
"Wayne and Ford: The Films, the Friendship, and the Forging of an American Hero" (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday), by Nancy Schoenberger
American movies feature a handful of great actor-director partnerships — Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese come to mind, for example, as do Cary Grant and Alfred Hitchcock. Arguably, no collaboration has been more fulfilling for audiences or more influential for narrative filmmakers than John Wayne and John Ford.
Today in History for August 13th
BEND, Ore. (AP) — A scene straight out of the classic Alfred Hitchcock film "The Birds" is becoming a common occurrence along the Deschutes River in Bend.
Joggers on the river's trails and bridges are being dive-bombed by angry black birds, who wildlife officials say aggressively protect their nests each spring.
The swooping birds flap around and have hit people on the head. No injuries have been reported from the attacks, but the encounters are startling.