Adam Sandler gets Mark Twain prize surrounded by celeb palsMarch 20, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Sandler placed his hand on the bronze bust of Mark Twain and speculated that it “one day might be the weapon used to bludgeon me in my sleep."
A host of comedic and entertainment royalty gathered at Washington’s Kennedy Center as Sandler was presented with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
Comedian Trevor Noah wins prestigious Dutch Erasmus PrizeMarch 16, 2023 GMT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Comedian Trevor Noah, the former host of “The Daily Show,” has won the prestigious Dutch Erasmus Prize, becoming the first humorist awarded the honor since Charlie Chaplin in 1965, the foundation that selects the winner announced Thursday.
Kevin Hart signs new deal with SiriusXM, rebranded show airsMarch 15, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Hart will keep his comedic candor going with SiriusXM. But this time he’ll bring along more recognizable figures from outside the comedy realm.
The satellite radio company announced Wednesday that it has signed Hart and his entertainment company, Hartbeat, to a multi-year deal.
Lindsay Lohan announces pregnancy in Instagram postMarch 14, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsay Lohan is expecting her first child.
The “Mean Girls” star announced her pregnancy in an Instagram post on Tuesday, sharing an image of a baby onesie with “Coming soon...” written on it.
‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’ actor Ricou Browning diesMarch 6, 2023 GMT
Ricou Browning, a skilled swimmer best known for his underwater role as the Gill Man in the quintessential 3D black-and-white 1950s monster movie “Creature from the Black Lagoon,” has died, his family told various media outlets.
Year after the slap, Chris Rock punches back in new specialMarch 5, 2023 GMT
A year after Will Smith smacked him on the Academy Awards stage, Chris Rock finally gave his rebuttal in a forceful stand-up special, streamed live on Netflix, in which the comedian bragged that he “took that hit like Pacquiao."
Complete list of winners at the 29th annual SAG AwardsFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — List of winners at the 29th Screen Actors Guild Awards, held Sunday in Los Angeles:
Walter Mirisch, Oscar-winning producer, dead at 101February 27, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Walter Mirisch, the astute and Oscar winning film producer who oversaw such classics as “Some Like It Hot,” “West Side Story” and “In the Heat of the Night,” has died of natural causes, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Saturday.
‘Cocaine Bear’ gets high with $23.1M, ‘Ant-Man’ sinks fastFebruary 26, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The gonzo R-rated horror comedy “Cocaine Bear" sniffed up $23.1 million in its opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, while Marvel's “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” shrank unusually quickly in its second weekend.
Warner Bros. Discovery sues Paramount over ‘South Park’ dealFebruary 25, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. is suing Paramount Global, saying its competitor aired new episodes of the popular animated comedy series “South Park” after Warner paid for exclusive rights.
Yes, ‘Cocaine Bear’ is a real movie. It’s also a true storyFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — On Dec. 22, 1985, The Associated Press reported the following from Blue Ridge, Georgia:
“Investigators searching for cocaine dropped by an airborne smuggler have found a ripped-up shipment of the sweet-smelling powder and the remains of a bear that apparently died of a multimillion-dollar high.”
Richard Belzer, stand-up comic and TV detective, dies at 78February 19, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Belzer, the longtime stand-up comedian who became one of TV's most indelible detectives as John Munch in "Homicide: Life on the Street" and “Law & Order: SVU,” has died.
‘All Quiet’ wins 7 BAFTAs, including best film, at UK awardsFebruary 19, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Antiwar German movie “All Quiet on the Western Front” won seven prizes, including best picture, at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday, building the somber drama’s momentum as awards season rolls toward its climax at next month’s Oscars.
New this week: Pink, J-Hope, ‘Woman King,’ ‘Hello Tomorrow!’February 13, 2023 GMT
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week.
ABC’s ‘Not Dead Yet’ is a comedy with a weekly ghost storyFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — While TV writers Casey Johnson and David Windsor were winding down the emotional roller coaster series “This Is Us,” they had another project waiting to soar — one with ghosts.
‘Knock at the Cabin’ knocks off ‘Avatar’ at the box officeFebruary 5, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in almost two months, the box office doesn't belong to blue people.
After seven weeks as the top film in theaters, “Avatar: The Way of Water” was finally knocked out of the No.
‘Daily Show’s’ Roy Wood to headline White House press dinnerFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Real and fake news will collide again at this year's White House Correspondents' Association dinner.
Roy Wood Jr., who plays a reporter on “The Daily Show,” the long-running Comedy Central program that blends comedy and news, will headline the event on April 29.
Colin Quinn’s new show highlights the art of ‘Small Talk’February 1, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — When asked in a recent interview if he’ll always want to do stand-up, Colin Quinn joked that he’s tired and can't do it forever. Then the 63-year-old comedian launched into the “magic” he feels onstage when getting a laugh, and sheepishly admitted he’ll probably never give it up.
Surely, and truly: New book shares backstory of ‘Airplane!’February 1, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — There is so much left to be said about “Airplane!”
“Surely You Can’t Be Serious: The True Story of Airplane!” will be published Oct. 3 by St. Martin's Press, the publisher announced Wednesday.
Review: Searching for belonging in ‘Central Places’January 30, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — “Central Places,” by Delia Cai (Ballantine)
Delia Cai’s debut novel has all the trappings of a breezy rom-com: Audrey, a successful 27-year-old New Yorker with a glamorous job in ad sales and handsome photojournalist fiancé, returns home to the Midwest to be confronted with old tensions with family and friends she thought she’d left in her past -- including an unrequited high school crush.
Harrison Ford inspires cast in new comedy ‘Shrinking’January 27, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — When Bill Lawrence was developing his new Apple TV+ comedy ”Shrinking,” he introduced one character in the pilot script as a “Harrison Ford-type” — but never dreamed he would get the real deal.
Comedy, romance, J.Lo and pirates in ‘Shotgun Wedding’January 24, 2023 GMT
Josh Duhamel was filming a scene in the new action-rom com “Shotgun Wedding” in which his fiancé, played by Jennifer Lopez, throws a grenade up in the air.
Lorne Michaels of ‘SNL’ to be honored at PEN America galaJanuary 23, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — This year's PEN America Literary Gala will be notable for the presence of “Saturday Night Live.”
Friendship lies behind Sundance comedy ‘Theater Camp’January 21, 2023 GMT
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — There is quite a bit of history between the team behind “Theater Camp,” a loving satire of musical theater kids and their teachers that premieres Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival.
Here’s what to expect from Tuesday’s Oscar nominationsJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — There were, admittedly, some notable distractions at last year's ceremony, so you might have missed it: The old Oscar rules have gone out the window.
‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ leads race for BAFTA awardsJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Visceral German-language war drama “All Quiet on the Western Front” got a field-leading 14 nominations on Thursday for the British Academy Film Awards, with genre-bending comedies “The Banshees of Inisherin“ and “Everything Everywhere All at Once” each nominated in 10 categories.
Golden Globes telecast draws near record-low audienceJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's telecast for the 80th Golden Globes on Tuesday averaged a near-record low of 6.3 million viewers, according to Nielsen, the second-smallest audience for the annual ceremony and only slightly better than the viewership garnered by the Globes press conference held during the 2008 writers' strike.
A flowery pianist, Eddie’s brevity and other Globes momentsJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Standout moments from the Golden Globe Awards, which returned to television Tuesday night after a year's absence.
At rehabbed Globes, ‘The Fabelmans,’ ‘Banshees’ triumphJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
The Golden Globes returned to the air Tuesday with a red carpet flush with celebrities, comedian Jerrod Carmichael as a hesitant emcee and top awards for Steven Spielberg's “The Fabelmans" and Martin McDonagh's “The Banshees of Inisherin,” as the beleaguered award show sought to rekindle its pre-pandemic and pre-scandal glamour.
Quinta Brunson, Michelle Yeoh among winners at Golden GlobesJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Winners at the 80th annual Golden Globe Awards.
Movies, music and TV helped Pelé to even more stardomDecember 30, 2022 GMT
SAO PAULO (AP) — Whether or not Pelé scored almost 1,300 goals in his professional soccer career, all of his biographers agree that the three-time World Cup champion wrote more than 100 songs and sold more than 100,000 copies of one of his albums.
Maria Bakalova wants to make you feel somethingDecember 29, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to acting, Maria Bakalova considers herself to be a person of extremes.
AP Breakthrough Entertainer: Daryl McCormack’s grand yearDecember 16, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Daryl McCormack is the zen master.
It’s not a new acting role or a level of spiritual enlightenment, it’s a nickname he got on set for being extremely laidback.
Comedian and actor Adam Sandler to get 2023 Mark Twain PrizeDecember 13, 2022 GMT
Over the years, The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor has gone to such luminaries as Richard Pryor, Carl Reiner, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, George Carlin and Ellen DeGeneres.
Golden Globe noms led by ‘Banshees,’ ‘Everything Everywhere’December 13, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — After scandal and boycott plunged the Hollywood Foreign Press Association into disarray and knocked its annual award show off television for a year, the Golden Globes geared up Monday for its return by showering nominations on the black comedy “The Banshees of Inisherin” and the multiverse mash-up “Everything Everywhere all at Once."
Elon Musk takes the stage, amid boos, at Chappelle’s showDecember 12, 2022 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dave Chappelle asked the crowd at his comedy show to “make some noise for the world’s richest man.”
They did. Lots of booing.
It was a rather uncomfortable appearance for Elon Musk, Twitter's new owner, at Chappelle’s show with Chris Rock on Sunday night at the Chase Center in San Francisco.
Review: Broadway’s ‘Some Like It Hot’ blazes righteous pathDecember 12, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The comedy “Some Like It Hot” would seem too hot to revisit these days. Easy laughs at the concept of men wearing dresses and then hitting on horrified other men?