Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 17-23
Jan. 17: Actor Betty White is 99. Actor James Earl Jones is 90. Talk show host Maury Povich is 82. Singer Chris Montez is 79. Singer William...
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STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — A group of theater and business professionals is hoping to rebuild a renown Shakespearean theater in Connecticut that burned to the ground last year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was just a few months ago that director Jon Favreau was sitting in a scoring session with composer Hans Zimmer for "The Lion King," his ambitious and technology-driven...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Jon Favreau has just left a scoring session for "The Lion King " with Hans Zimmer and an orchestra. It was for the stampede (yes, THAT stampede). And it will come as no...
STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — A judge has ruled that three teenagers charged in connection with a fire that destroyed a Connecticut theater will be treated as adults.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Two Connecticut teenagers have been arrested in connection with a fire that destroyed a historic theater where Katharine Hepburn, Christopher Plummer, James Earl Jones and...
STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — Investigators sought the cause Monday of a fire that destroyed the historic American Shakespeare Theatre, whose stage has been graced by the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Christopher Plummer and James Earl Jones.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton," tweeted Sunday that the loss of the theater was "heartbreaking."
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Morgan Freeman will receive the SAG Life Achievement Award at next year's Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony.
The actors union announced Tuesday that Freeman will accept its highest honor on Jan. 21, 2018.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time Tony Award winner James Earl Jones will soon get a third — for lifetime achievement.
The Tony Awards Administration Committee said Thursday that Jones will receive the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre on June 11 at the Tony Awards.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Elvis Presley, William Faulkner and B.B. King are among the first 18 members of a hall of fame at a Meridian museum that will honor the arts and entertainment in Mississippi.
The $50 million Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience, projected to open early next year, will include exhibits, performance spaces and a recording studio. Leaders hope the museum will attract 150,000 visitors a year.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year.
The Grammy Award-winning singer will receive the Harvard Foundation's Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony scheduled for Feb. 28.
NEW YORK (AP) — James Earl Jones and Donald Glover are lending their voices to Disney's upcoming remake of "The Lion King."
Director Jon Favreau announced the casting of the two men as voice actors. Glover, star and creator of television's "Atlanta," will portray the adult Simba. Jones reprises the role of Simba's father, Mufasa, which he voiced in the 1994 animated film.
PHOENIX (AP) — The new Arizona Office of Film and Media is expected to help promote and attract film and media industry projects into the state.
The City of Phoenix Film Office says Studio 48 will be under the direction of Matthew Earl Jones.
He's the half-brother of famed actor James Earl Jones.
Studio 48's name refers to Arizona's entry into the union as the 48th state.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian novelist W.P. Kinsella, who blended magical realism and baseball in the book that became the smash hit film "Field of Dreams," has died. He was 81.
His literary agent Carolyn Swayze said in a statement that Kinsella's death on Friday in Hope, British Columbia was doctor-assisted. Details about his health were not disclosed. Assisted deaths became legal in Canada in June.