The AP names its nine Breakthrough Entertainers of 2022December 16, 2022 GMT
They worked hard, with the rewards coming slowly but surely. Then something came along — often a key role or sometimes a cluster, maybe an album — and it all became next-level, a shift triggering where-did-you-come-from vibes.
2022 Notebook: The slap heard (and seen) around the worldDecember 15, 2022 GMT
THE BACKGROUND: Was it real? Or staged? Very real, it turned out. Will Smith's slapping of Chris Rock at the 2022 Academy Awards after the comedian told a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, reverberated through the entertainment industry and the nation — and led to Smith being banned from the Oscars for a decade.
God of War, Wordle lead a bumpy year in video gamesDecember 14, 2022 GMT
It's been a bumpy year for video games, in part thanks to the ongoing repercussions of the pandemic. Some major releases got delayed (2023 could be a doozy), but enough crossed the finish line to keep gamers happy.
AP’s top albums 2022: ‘Renaissance,’ ‘Motomami,’ Bad BunnyDecember 14, 2022 GMT
Ten of the best albums of the year, as selected by The Associated Press entertainment journalists.
Few would be shocked that Beyoncé's “Renaissance” would makes our top albums list, but just because it’s low hanging fruit doesn’t negate how delicious it is.
AP Top Songs of 2022: ‘Bad Habit,’ ‘Unholy,’ ‘Cuff It’December 13, 2022 GMT
Ten of the best songs of the year, as selected by Associated Press entertainment journalists.
STEVE LACY, “BAD HABIT”
It took nearly three months, but Steve Lacy’s “Bad Habit” topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has continued to thrive.
‘Aftersun,’ ‘Banshees’ lead AP’s best films of 2022December 9, 2022 GMT
The Associated Press’ Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr's picks for the best movies of 2022:
1. “Aftersun”: Rarely does such a delicately crafted tale pack such a wallop.
Top TV ’22: The Slap, congressional docudrama and royal lossDecember 7, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — In a year marked by unexpected winners and losers, television was keeping tabs.
A Hollywood star tarnished his image and that of the Oscars.
‘Expressive times’: Publishing industry an open book in 2022December 7, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — In 2022, the story of book publishing was often the industry itself.
Penguin Random House's attempt to purchase Simon & Schuster ended up in a Washington, D.C.
The pandemic, Karens, crypto craziness: We’re over you, 2022December 2, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The rudeness pandemic, the actual pandemic and all things gray. There's a lot to leave behind when 2022 comes to a close as uncertainty rules around the world.
The health crisis brought on the dawn of slow living, but it crushed many families forced to hustle for their lives.