Celebrities and interview subjects, from Bill Clinton to Oprah Winfrey, are mourning the death of Larry King. His broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped...
NEW YORK (AP) — Kaley Cuoco knew she wanted to turn Chris Bohjalian’s best-selling novel “The Flight Attendant’ into a TV series when the book caught her eye online.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's small business lending program has benefited millions of companies, with the goal of minimizing the number of layoffs Americans have suffered in the face of the...
Nanci Ryder, a powerful Hollywood publicist and co-founder of BWR Public Relations who became close to such stars as Renée Zellweger and Courteney Cox, died Thursday of Lou Gehrig’s disease in Los...
Reese Witherspoon tweeted a high-five emoji for her A-list stamp of approval that NASCAR banned the Confederate flag.
NASCAR's decision to ban the Confederate flag from its races...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lynn Shelton, an independent filmmaker who directed “Humpday” and “Little Fires Everywhere,” has died. She was 54.
Shelton’s publicist, Adam Kersh, said in a statement...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reese Witherspoon says she still feels marginalized in corporate boardrooms dominated by men. Demi Lovato describes living in a “mental prison” and battling an eating disorder...
NEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson has a history of helping independent bookstores.
The best-selling novelist has donated millions in recent years to booksellers, while also giving millions to...
Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 22-28:
March 22: Composer Stephen Sondheim is 90. Actor William Shatner is 89. Actor M. Emmet Walsh is 85. Singer Jeremy Clyde of Chad and Jeremy is...
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — When critics and subjects of their criticism meet there can be tense moments — especially when a new streaming service’s high-profile project, “The Morning Show,” is at...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If the Producers Guild Awards are a true predictor of the Oscars' best film category, then the World War I film “1917” is poised to come away with the top honor in a few weeks....
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Tired of others influencing her career choices, Reese Witherspoon launched her own production company eight years ago. She has been calling the shots on both sides of the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington and Gugu Mbatha-Raw led the fashion risk-takers at the Golden Globes, while Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Cynthia Erivo topped the lists of...
NEW YORK (AP) — There was plenty of pink, puffy sleeves and a touch of neon on the Golden Globes red carpet as the stars shimmered and shined Sunday on one of the award season's biggest nights for...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reese Witherspoon remembered when she met with several film production studios in 2011 to ask them how many movies were being developed for women.
Attention binge watchers: There's life beyond Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.
Streaming choices are about to proliferate with the debut of Apple TV Plus on Friday and Disney Plus in two weeks. HBO...
NEW YORK (AP) — Delia Owens' "Where the Crawdads Sing," the million-selling novel about a young girl's life in a North Carolina coastal marsh, is coming out in the U.S. in a Spanish-language...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Intrigued by a drama set behind the scenes of a morning TV show, with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon topping the cast? How about a supernatural series with Lin-Manuel...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Intrigued by a drama set behind the scenes of a morning TV show, with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon in the cast? How about a supernatural series topped by Lin-Manuel...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple is giving a first look at its upcoming web television series that is centered on a behind-the-scenes view of early morning TV news.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women dominate "Big Little Lies ," both on the screen and in the behind-the-scenes power of Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, who are executive producers as well as stars of...
NEW YORK (AP) — Mindy Kaling is taking a different path with her next book.
The actress and writer plans to release her third collection of essays through Amazon.com's Amazon Original...
ShowBiz Minute: Smollett, Time’s Up, Witherspoon
NEW YORK (AP) — Sales for Michelle Obama's memoir have topped 3 million and the former first lady is extending her book tour into 2019.
"Becoming," published four weeks ago, is among the fastest-selling nonfiction books in history and already among the best-selling political memoirs of all time.
ShowBiz Minute: Hyland, Time’s Up, Markle
Ava DuVernay, Reese Witherspoon, Geena Davis and Kerry Washington are among the Hollywood figures teaming up to mark the one-year anniversary of Time's Up with a celebrity auction to benefit the group's legal fund.
The Time's Up campaign kicked off at the Golden Globes in January. To date, the legal fund has raised more than $22 million.
NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama's "Becoming" is selling at a pace rarely seen for a political memoir, or any nonfiction book.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Hilton is an actor who is also a musician and he knows what you're probably thinking: Do we really need another actor who is also a musician?
"If it wasn't me and I heard someone's like, 'Oh you should check out this record, this guy's an actor,' I'd be like, 'Doesn't sound that cool,'" Hilton said. "I don't necessarily want to hear music from a guy who's an actor. Actors don't seem that interesting to me as a musician. And yet that's just the deal."
NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon will be among the special guests when Michelle Obama goes on tour for her memoir "Becoming."
Others appearing with the former first lady will include Sarah Jessica Parker, Michele Norris and former White House aide Valerie Jarrett. The announcement was made by Live Nation and Crown Publishing on Tuesday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The lead spokesman for the North Carolina Democratic Party has apologized for tweets that used derogatory language about women, which he posted while he was in a previous job.
Communications Director Robert Howard said he sent the tweets while he was trying to become a comedian. The tweets, sent between 2011 and 2013, were first reported by NC Insider, a state government news service.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A ten-city North America tour will feature stories and music aimed at bringing together women of all ages and backgrounds.
Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine and WME Partner on Tuesday announced "Together Live" will launch in Boston on Nov. 3. Leaders, musicians, comedians, celebrities and ordinary people will share real stories from their lives.
Witherspoon, Cheryl Strayed, Ruthie Lindsey, Cleo Wade, Abby Wambach, Maysoon Zayid and Priya Parker are among the participants.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reese Witherspoon, Mahershala Ali and Keith Urban are among the stars joining the sixth Stand Up To Cancer telethon.
Jennifer Garner, Trevor Noah, Marlee Matlin, Matthew McConaughey and organization co-founder Katie Couric also will take part in the Sept. 7 fundraiser.
Stand Up To Cancer said Thursday that this year's live, hour-long telecast commemorates 10 years of raising awareness and more than $480 million to fund innovative research.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Fallon remembers a summer a few years back when it seemed everybody was reading "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn.
"Everyone had that book. If we had people over, or went on vacation poolside, people had that book wrinkled and curled up. I read it with my wife and we read every chapter together and we'd be like, '(Gasps) This is great!' It was the world's smallest book club," he laughed.
Witherspoon: throwing ice cream at Streep ‘was amazing’
Witherspoon excited to shine light on other women
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reese Witherspoon confirms there will be a "Legally Blonde 3."
The actress on Thursday posted a video on Instagram of her floating in a pool wearing a pink bikini. The caption read: "It's true...# LegallyBlonde3."
Witherspoon starred as Elle Woods in the 2001 comedy, in which the fashion merchandising student enrolls in Harvard Law School to try to win back her ex-boyfriend.
NEW YORK (AP) — Reese Witherspoon is launching another literary project.
The Oscar-winning actress is collaborating with the audio producer-distributor Audible on audio editions of works highlighted in her Hello Sunshine book club. Witherspoon has recommended Curtis Sittenfeld's story collection "You Think It, I'll Say It" and other works by women. The project with Audible, owned by Amazon.com, will also include original audio productions.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sixteen actresses, including Jane Fonda, Sarah Jessica Parker, Reese Witherspoon and Natalie Portman, are urging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to raise the wage paid to tipped workers.
The women signed onto a letter to the Democratic governor as his administration examines whether to eliminate the subminimum wage paid to restaurant servers and other workers who make tips.
On the road with Oprah
LOS ANGELES (AP) — T'Challa still rules the box office four weeks in, even with the fresh rivalry of another Walt Disney Studios release in "A Wrinkle in Time."
The Latest on International Women's Day:
"Black Panther" star Danai Gurira says the hit movie is showing the world that women and men "can work shoulder to shoulder" and their abilities "are equally valued in a society."
Gurira spoke at an event marking International Women's Day on Thursday at U.N. headquarters in New York.
She says the movie has made "a massive splash" because such a representation of powerful women is rarely seen.
Go ahead, pick your favorite young, villain-vanquishing fantasy heroine. Meg Murry probably came first.
Katniss Everdeen? She arrived in 2001. Hermione Granger? That was 1997. Elphaba, the green girl from "Wicked"? 2003. But Meg, the reluctant, bespectacled heroine of Madeleine L'Engle's classic "A Wrinkle in Time," has been with us, and on the shelves of middle-schoolers, since 1962.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "A Wrinkle in Time" director Ava DuVernay insists she didn't consciously assemble three of the entertainment industry's most successful and entrepreneurial women to play the celestial, all-knowing "Mrs." characters in Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.
"I guess I'm attracted to that kind of energy: Like-minded take over the world-ness," DuVernay said.
NEW YORK (AP) — Social media sleuths had a field day Friday at the expense of Vanity Fair over what appeared to be digital manipulation of the magazine's cover spread on Hollywood that lent what looked to some like a third leg for Reese Witherspoon and an extra hand for Oprah Winfrey.
The magazine responded on Twitter with an apology for an "error" in regard to Winfrey. As for Witherspoon, Vanity Fair said the third leg was actually the lining of her dress.
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy Award host James Corden says Sunday's show will carve out some time to allow artists to express solidarity with the "Me Too" and Time's Up movements.
Corden, returning for his second stint as host, will do his own part to support victims of sexual misconduct — he'll wear a white rose.
NEW YORK (AP) — The music industry hasn't been rocked with as many public allegations of sexual misconduct as Hollywood, but insiders are still seeking to show solidarity with the Me Too movement on its biggest night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Meryl Streep is starring in season two of "Big Little Lies," adding more woman power to the Nicole Kidman-Reese Witherspoon drama.
HBO said in a statement Wednesday that Streep will play Mary Louise Wright, mother-in-law to Kidman's character, Celeste.
Mary Louise comes seeking answers about last season's violent death of her son, Perry, played by Alexander Skarsgard.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jubilant Ava DuVernay was named entertainer of the year at the NAACP Image Awards ceremony that focused on the black community's power to create change.
DuVernay lauded other black artists from the stage as she accepted her award Monday night, naming writers and directors such as Shonda Rhimes, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Kenya Barris and "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the presentation of the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (all times local):
The newly minted Golden Globes winners had a good reason to stop by the official show after-party this year, and it has nothing to do with the booze.