NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Downey Jr. set out to make an objective portrait, a tribute to his father, the underground filmmaking maverick Robert Downey Sr. His dad had other plans.
“The key point in this is when he goes, ‘OK, I think we should split into two camps: The (expletive) movie and the one I’m gonna make,’” recalls Downey Jr., laughing.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four standing ovations in one night might seem a little over-the-top, even by Hollywood standards. But at the Governors Awards Saturday night, where Michael J. Fox, Euzhan Palcy, Peter Weir and Diane Warren were celebrated with honorary Oscar statuettes, each moment felt worthy.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lionel Richie soared. Pat Benatar roared. Duran Duran stumbled but stayed sophisticated. Eminem was Eminem.
The four acts found very different ways to celebrate on Saturday night, but all can now forever say they're Rock & Roll Hall of Famers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Energy Department is teaming with actor Robert Downey Jr. to recruit up to 1,000 new workers focused on climate change and clean energy.
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Wednesday released a video with the “Iron Man” actor encouraging applicants from diverse backgrounds to join the department's “clean energy corps” and take on jobs aimed at accelerating deployment of clean energy such as wind and solar power.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Lopez will be honored for her film and television achievements at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.
The network announced Friday that Lopez will receive the Generation Award on Sunday in Santa Monica, California.
Robert Downey Sr., the accomplished countercultural filmmaker, actor and father of superstar Robert Downey Jr., has died. He was 85.
Downey Jr. wrote on Instagram that his father died late Tuesday in his sleep at home in New York.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 4-10:
April 4: Actor Craig T. Nelson is 77. Actor Christine Lahti (“Chicago Hope”) is 71...
NEW YORK (AP) — “Chadwick came to the White House to work with kids when he was playing Jackie Robinson...
Dr. Dolittle, who favored animals and shunned humans, was on to something.
The century of human history since Hugh Lofting, in 1920, created his eccentric veterinarian character has only made Dolittle a more astute fictional figure, and a natural candidate for big-screen resurrection...
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — There is now a "Rolling Stones Rock" on Mars, and it's giving Mick, Keith and the boys some serious satisfaction.
NASA named a little stone for the legendary rockers after its InSight robotic lander captured it rolling across the surface of Mars last year, and the new moniker was made public at Thursday night's Rolling Stones' concert at the Rose Bowl.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk is seeking relief from the pressures of running a publicly held company with a $72 billion buyout of the electric car maker, but he may be acquiring new headaches with his peculiar handling of the proposed deal...
Police are investigating the disappearance of an expensive "Iron Man" suit from a Los Angeles movie prop storage facility.
Los Angeles police Officer Christopher No said Wednesday a police report was filed Tuesday and that the suit's estimated value is $325,000.
"Breaking In" NEW
Gabrielle Union as a desperate mother hellbent on saving her two children being held in an impregnable home. With Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Christa Miller. Written by Ryan Engle, story by Jaime Primak Sullivan.
Editor's note: There are no new movies scheduled to play in Aiken this weekend at Aiken Regal Mall 8, according to Fandango.com.
"Avengers: Infinity War"
Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and the rest unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet – the evil Thanos – who's on a mission to collect the Infinity Stones.
The top 10 paid actors this past year, according to Forbes magazine:
Opening gross (inflation-adjusted): $143,731,300Total box office gross (inflation-adjusted): $347,410,100Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don CheadleWith the world now aware that he is Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) faces pressure from all sides to share his technology with the military.