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  • 'Brian's Song,' 'Roots,' 'Purple Rain' writer dies at 83

    ...- LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — William Blinn, a screenwriter for the landmark TV projects "Brian's Song" and "Roots" and the Prince film "Purple Rain," has died. He was 83. Blinn died Thursday of natural causes at an assisted living community in Burbank, California, his daughter, Anneliese Johnson, said Saturday. He won Emmy and Peabody honors for the 1971 TV movie "Brian's Song," which dramatized the friendship of Chicago Bears players Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger feels 'fantastic' after heart surgery

    ...- The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger says he is feeling "fantastic" after his recent heart surgery. The 73-year-old "Terminator" actor and former California governor said on social media Friday that he had a new aortic valve implanted in his heart. He posted a photo of himself with a thumbs up from his hospital bed. "Thanks to the team at the Cleveland Clinic, I have a new aortic valve to go along with my new pulmonary valve from my last surgery," he wrote.
  • What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend October 23-25, 2020

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) - Here's a look at what I watched and what I'll be watching this weekend. The WitchesI love the way thatRoald Dahl uses language. The oddness of the worlds he builds at the fringes of the world as we know it. "The Witches" is a tale about a young boy who, following the death of his parents in a car crash, goes to live with his grandmother. Grandma is a healer who in her childhood crossed paths with a witch. Witches don't forgive or forget.
  • Viewership for 2nd Trump-Biden debate drops to 63 million

    ...- JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden drew 10 million fewer viewers than their first meeting. An estimated 63 million viewers tuned into the debate featuring Trump and Biden Thursday night, the Nielsen company said Friday. The debate was hosted at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. The numbers were tallied between 15 networks that aired the debate.
  • Arlo Guthrie, citing health, says he's retired from touring

    ...- JOHN ROGERS, The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant. But it appears we've seen Arlo Guthrie tell us that in person for the last time. In lengthy posts on his Facebook page and website, the 73-year-old folksinger announced Friday he is retiring from performance immediately. He's canceled numerous shows he had planned around the country for the next year and said he won't be booking anymore.
  • Art exhibit in Chadwick Boseman's hometown honors legacy

    ...- SARAH BLAKE MORGAN, The Associated Press
    CHARLOTTE, N. C. (AP) — There's a hole in Anderson, South Carolina. It opened suddenly in August when Chadwick Boseman, one of the city's favorite sons and an international star for his role as the Black Panther, died after a quiet battle with cancer at just 43 years old. Two months later, that void is slowly being stitched together by local artists who picked up their brushes to honor Boseman with a new outdoor art exhibit in downtown Anderson, a city of about 28,000 people.
  • Chelsea Handler's personal 'Evolution' inspires new special

    ...- GARY GERARD HAMILTON, The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — When Chelsea Handler decided to pursue therapy, the comic may not have realized the level of introspection she'd encounter. FILE - This Nov. 3, 2017 file photo shows Chelsea Handler at the 2017 Goldie's Love In For Kids in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) "It was nice to find out why I've been such a b---- for so long, and to also gain self-awareness. To know that, 'Oh, I came across that way? I had no idea," said the comedian.
  • World Series draws record-low audience for 2nd night

    ...- Associated Press
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The World Series drew a record-low audience of television viewers for the second straight night. Tampa Bay's 6-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 on Wednesday night was seen by an average of 8,950,000 viewers on Fox, according to Nielsen Media Research. Still, Fox won the prime time evening with its best performance on a Wednesday night since May. Los Angeles' opening 8-3 victory on Tuesday was seen by an average of 9,195,000 viewers on Fox from 8:06 p. m.
  • Short-video app Quibi shutting down just months after launch

    ...- TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer
    Short-video app Quibi said it is shutting down just six months after its early April launch, having struggled to find customers. The company said Wednesday that it would wind down its operations and plans to sell its assets. "Quibi is not succeeding," its top executives bluntly declared in a letter posted online.
  • Santa Claus won't be coming to Macy's this year

    ...- JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's said Santa Claus won't be greeting kids at its flagship New York store this year due to the coronavirus, interrupting a holiday tradition started nearly 160 years ago. More than a quarter of a million people come to see Santa at Macy's in New York each year, the company said, making it hard to create a safe environment during a pandemic.
  • Lawsuit of Michael Jackson sexual abuse accuser dismissed

    ...- The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has dismissed the lawsuit of one of two men who alleged that Michael Jackson abused them as boys in the HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland. " Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark A. Young on Tuesday found that James Safechuck, 42, could not sue the two corporations Jackson owned that are named as defendants in the lawsuit, MJJ Productions Inc. , and MJJ Ventures Inc.
  • Study: TV industry falls short of off-camera inclusivity

    ...- LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Zendaya won last month's Emmy Award for top drama series actress, her triumph seemed to underscore the TV industry's progress toward inclusivity. The "Euphoria" star became the second Black winner in the category in five years, following Viola Davis' drought-ending win for "How to Get Away with Murder" in 2015.
  • Kevin Hart: Hosting MDA telethon is a 'major level-up'

    ...- JAMIA PUGH, The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Hart says hosting a re-imagined online fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association is "a major level-up for me. " "It's different from anything that you've really seen me do. And there's a great reason behind it," said the comic and actor, who is leading the MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon online on Saturday.
  • Banksy artwork sells for almost $10 million at auction

    ...- Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Banksy's playful take on a famous Impressionist painting has sold at auction for 7. 6 million pounds ($9. 8 million), the second-highest price ever paid for a work by the British street artist. "Show Me the Monet" sold to an unidentified bidder at Sotheby's in London on Wednesday evening, surpassing its upper pre-sale estimate of 5 million pounds.
  • Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee top Billboard Latin Music Awards

    ...- Associated Press
    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, claiming seven trophies apiece at the pandemic-delayed show. Bad Bunny won artist of the year, the night's top honor, as well as top Latin album for "X 100PRE" and songwriter of the year. He did not attend the ceremony. Daddy Yankee won six of his awards for his hit "Con Calma," which featured the 1990s artist Snow.
  • 'Brian's Song,' 'Roots,' 'Purple Rain' writer dies at 83

    ...- LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — William Blinn, a screenwriter for the landmark TV projects "Brian's Song" and "Roots" and the Prince film "Purple Rain," has died. He was 83. Blinn died Thursday of natural causes at an assisted living community in Burbank, California, his daughter, Anneliese Johnson, said Saturday. He won Emmy and Peabody honors for the 1971 TV movie "Brian's Song," which dramatized the friendship of Chicago Bears players Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger feels 'fantastic' after heart surgery

    ...- The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger says he is feeling "fantastic" after his recent heart surgery. The 73-year-old "Terminator" actor and former California governor said on social media Friday that he had a new aortic valve implanted in his heart. He posted a photo of himself with a thumbs up from his hospital bed. "Thanks to the team at the Cleveland Clinic, I have a new aortic valve to go along with my new pulmonary valve from my last surgery," he wrote.
  • What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend October 23-25, 2020

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) - Here's a look at what I watched and what I'll be watching this weekend. The WitchesI love the way thatRoald Dahl uses language. The oddness of the worlds he builds at the fringes of the world as we know it. "The Witches" is a tale about a young boy who, following the death of his parents in a car crash, goes to live with his grandmother. Grandma is a healer who in her childhood crossed paths with a witch. Witches don't forgive or forget.
  • Viewership for 2nd Trump-Biden debate drops to 63 million

    ...- JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden drew 10 million fewer viewers than their first meeting. An estimated 63 million viewers tuned into the debate featuring Trump and Biden Thursday night, the Nielsen company said Friday. The debate was hosted at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. The numbers were tallied between 15 networks that aired the debate.
  • Arlo Guthrie, citing health, says he's retired from touring

    ...- JOHN ROGERS, The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant. But it appears we've seen Arlo Guthrie tell us that in person for the last time. In lengthy posts on his Facebook page and website, the 73-year-old folksinger announced Friday he is retiring from performance immediately. He's canceled numerous shows he had planned around the country for the next year and said he won't be booking anymore.
  • Art exhibit in Chadwick Boseman's hometown honors legacy

    ...- SARAH BLAKE MORGAN, The Associated Press
    CHARLOTTE, N. C. (AP) — There's a hole in Anderson, South Carolina. It opened suddenly in August when Chadwick Boseman, one of the city's favorite sons and an international star for his role as the Black Panther, died after a quiet battle with cancer at just 43 years old. Two months later, that void is slowly being stitched together by local artists who picked up their brushes to honor Boseman with a new outdoor art exhibit in downtown Anderson, a city of about 28,000 people.
  • Chelsea Handler's personal 'Evolution' inspires new special

    ...- GARY GERARD HAMILTON, The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — When Chelsea Handler decided to pursue therapy, the comic may not have realized the level of introspection she'd encounter. FILE - This Nov. 3, 2017 file photo shows Chelsea Handler at the 2017 Goldie's Love In For Kids in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) "It was nice to find out why I've been such a b---- for so long, and to also gain self-awareness. To know that, 'Oh, I came across that way? I had no idea," said the comedian.
  • World Series draws record-low audience for 2nd night

    ...- Associated Press
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The World Series drew a record-low audience of television viewers for the second straight night. Tampa Bay's 6-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 on Wednesday night was seen by an average of 8,950,000 viewers on Fox, according to Nielsen Media Research. Still, Fox won the prime time evening with its best performance on a Wednesday night since May. Los Angeles' opening 8-3 victory on Tuesday was seen by an average of 9,195,000 viewers on Fox from 8:06 p. m.
  • Short-video app Quibi shutting down just months after launch

    ...- TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer
    Short-video app Quibi said it is shutting down just six months after its early April launch, having struggled to find customers. The company said Wednesday that it would wind down its operations and plans to sell its assets. "Quibi is not succeeding," its top executives bluntly declared in a letter posted online.
  • Santa Claus won't be coming to Macy's this year

    ...- JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's said Santa Claus won't be greeting kids at its flagship New York store this year due to the coronavirus, interrupting a holiday tradition started nearly 160 years ago. More than a quarter of a million people come to see Santa at Macy's in New York each year, the company said, making it hard to create a safe environment during a pandemic.
  • Lawsuit of Michael Jackson sexual abuse accuser dismissed

    ...- The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has dismissed the lawsuit of one of two men who alleged that Michael Jackson abused them as boys in the HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland. " Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark A. Young on Tuesday found that James Safechuck, 42, could not sue the two corporations Jackson owned that are named as defendants in the lawsuit, MJJ Productions Inc. , and MJJ Ventures Inc.
  • Study: TV industry falls short of off-camera inclusivity

    ...- LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Zendaya won last month's Emmy Award for top drama series actress, her triumph seemed to underscore the TV industry's progress toward inclusivity. The "Euphoria" star became the second Black winner in the category in five years, following Viola Davis' drought-ending win for "How to Get Away with Murder" in 2015.
  • Kevin Hart: Hosting MDA telethon is a 'major level-up'

    ...- JAMIA PUGH, The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Hart says hosting a re-imagined online fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association is "a major level-up for me. " "It's different from anything that you've really seen me do. And there's a great reason behind it," said the comic and actor, who is leading the MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon online on Saturday.
  • Banksy artwork sells for almost $10 million at auction

    ...- Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Banksy's playful take on a famous Impressionist painting has sold at auction for 7. 6 million pounds ($9. 8 million), the second-highest price ever paid for a work by the British street artist. "Show Me the Monet" sold to an unidentified bidder at Sotheby's in London on Wednesday evening, surpassing its upper pre-sale estimate of 5 million pounds.
  • Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee top Billboard Latin Music Awards

    ...- Associated Press
    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, claiming seven trophies apiece at the pandemic-delayed show. Bad Bunny won artist of the year, the night's top honor, as well as top Latin album for "X 100PRE" and songwriter of the year. He did not attend the ceremony. Daddy Yankee won six of his awards for his hit "Con Calma," which featured the 1990s artist Snow.
  • Review: Borat is back, and this time he fits right in

    ...- JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer
    Since Sacha Baron Cohen first appeared as his Kazakh journalist on "Da Ali G Show," Borat Sagdiyev has been remarkably consistent. The accent is the same. The gray suit is still rumpled. "Nahce" and "Mah Wahfe" regularly exude from him with a mangled melody. Borat hasn't changed in the last 20 years. But America has.
  • Mission impossible? Welker on tap to moderate second debate

    ...- DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — This fall's presidential debates have chewed up moderators. President Donald Trump steamrolled Chris Wallace with constant interruptions in the first one, a performance that cost the Republican incumbent support in the polls. Susan Page struggled to make the vice presidential candidates adhere to time limits their campaigns had agreed to in advance. Next up: Kristen Welker.
  • Given to Vote: Pearl Jam gets political again during hiatus

    ...- DAN GELSTON, The Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stone Gossard made some serious promises this campaign season. Pearl Jam fans who answered FaceTime calls from the rhythm guitarist got something extra for taking a vote-by-mail pledge — the latest offering from the band in a career full of activism and advocacy for political causes. Gossard offered free tickets to the next Pearl Jam show in that person's city. "They were really happy when I told them I'd get them into the show," the 54-year-old Gossard with a laugh.
  • Over 60 exhibits damaged at Berlin museums, motive a mystery

    ...- GEIR MOULSON Associated Press
    BERLIN (AP) — More than 60 artworks and artifacts at some of Berlin's best-known museums were smeared with an oily liquid by an unknown perpetrator or perpetrators earlier this month, authorities said Wednesday. They were hopeful that the apparently random damage can be repaired, but said the motive was a mystery.
  • CMT Music Awards to feature trio of hosts, outdoor stages

    ...- KRISTIN M. HALL AP Entertainment Writer
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — A trio of new hosts will lead fans through a new look at this year's CMT Music Awards, which replaced the live arena audience with performances in scenic outdoor locations around Nashville, Tennessee. Country singers Kane Brown and Ashley McBryde join "Modern Family" actor Sarah Hyland as co-hosts during Wednesday night's show airing on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop and TV Land.
  • Netflix reports a summer slump in subscriber growth

    ...- MICHAEL LIEDTKE and BARBARA ORTUTAY
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Netflix’s subscriber growth slowed dramatically during the summer months after a surge in the spring fueled by pandemic lockdowns that corralled millions of people in their homes. The summer slump came as more people sought distraction from the pandemic outdoors and major U. S. professional sports resumed play, offering other entertainment alternatives to the world’s most popular video streaming service.
  • Bill Cosby, now 83, grins in newly released prison mug shot

    ...- The Associated Press
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A newly released prison mug shot shows Bill Cosby smiling with a disposable mask hanging off his face. The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections recently updated Cosby's mug shot, something routinely done to document changes to inmates' appearance as they age. Cosby's new photo was taken Sept. 4. FILE - In this Sept.
  • Director Stephen Daldry exits 'Wicked' film adaptation

    ...- LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer
    The long-gestating film adaptation of the Broadway hit "Wicked" has hit another snag. Director Stephen Daldry is exiting the project, a studio representative confirmed Tuesday. The industry trade website Deadline first reported the news. The "Billy Elliot" director has been associated with the adaptation for years, going back as far as 2012. Writer Winnie Holzman, who wrote the musical, wrote the script with "Wicked" composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz.
  • 'Gimme Some Lovin' rock star Spencer Davis dead at 81

    ...- The Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Spencer Davis, a British guitarist and bandleader whose eponymous rock group had 1960s hits including “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m a Man,” has died. He was 81. Davis’ agent, Bob Birk, said Tuesday that he died in a hospital while being treated for pneumonia. He didn't give a location, but British media reported that Davis lived in California. Born in Swansea, Wales in 1939, Davis began working as a musician while he was a student at the University of Birmingham.
  • Billy Porter helps examine origins of gay rights movement

    ...- JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer
    Billy Porter is busy, pandemic or not. He's just appeared in a virtual play about nurses on the front lines. His series "Pose" is returning to production. He's soon to appear in the "Cinderella" remake. He's writing a memoir — a project he calls the hardest thing he's ever done. And starting this week, he narrates "EQUAL," a new docuseries on HBO Max that traces the history of the LGBTQ movement through the Stonewall uprising in 1969. Porter was born just a few months after Stonewall.
  • Glenn Close to receive honorary AARP Purpose Prize award

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Glenn Close will receive an honorary AARP award for her work with a charity that brings awareness to mental illness. AARP announced Tuesday that Close will be the first to receive an honorary Purpose Prize Award during a virtual ceremony on Dec. 3. The Oscar-winning actress will be recognized for her work with Bring Change to Mind, an organization that strives to end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness.
  • Gifty new and unusual pandemic-proof games for the holidays

    ...- LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic has proven there's no shortage of games to keep families, couples and kids amused. The classics are ever-present, but a range of new or off-the-beaten-track gift entries are available. A sampling: TRAGOS: It's a party card game focused on Latino pop culture that comes in a variety of sets, including one out in November that's digital only and costs $3. 99.
  • Moviegoers can rent out entire AMC theaters for private screenings

    ...- KATU STAFF
    CORVALLIS, Ore. (KATU) – AMC Theaters is letting customers rent out entire auditoriums for private film screenings of up to 20 people. Anyone who wants to rent an auditorium can go to AMC's website and fill out an online form to request one. The chain says a representative will connect with you within three business days and that you should remember to check your spam or promotional folders -- the response may have gotten lost in there.
  • Netflix previews 'Ma Rainey' and Chadwick Boseman's final performance

    ...- JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix on Monday previewed George C. Wolfe's August Wilson adaptation "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," showcasing Chadwick Boseman's final performance opposite Viola Davis' powerhouse blues singer. The film, shot last year, was already one of the year's most anticipated, coming as the next chapter in Denzel Washington's ongoing project to turn Wilson's plays into films, following 2016's Oscar-winning "Fences.
  • 'Sesame Street' launches a podcast to help educate kids

    ...- MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — What has more letters than the alphabet? That's easy: The post office. That joke — sponsored by the letter A — is a highlight of the first original podcast from "Sesame Street," featuring music, interactive games and Muppets galore. "The Sesame Street Podcast with Foley & Friends" is an offering on Audible that gives some screen-free educational entertainment to kids who may be having spotty school lessons during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • New this week: The Boss, Billie Eilish, Borat & 'Bad Hair'

    ...- Associated Press
    Here's a collection curated by The Associated Press' entertainment journalists of what's arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— You have to admire the moxie of Netflix and director Ben Wheatley for taking on Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca," which already has a masterpiece Alfred Hitchcock adaptation to its name.
  • Comedian John Oliver now has a sewage plant named after him

    ...- Associated Press
    DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Comedian John Oliver made a secret trip to Connecticut last week to help cut the ribbon on a sign naming a sewage treatment plant in his honor. Danbury's City Council voted earlier this month to rename the sewage plant "The John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant," following a tongue-in-cheek battle that began with an expletive-filled rant against the city on HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" in August.
  • Mike 'Doc' Emrick, beloved voice of hockey in US, retires

    ...- STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer
    Hall of Fame hockey broadcaster Mike Emrick announced his retirement Monday after almost 50 years behind the microphone. The man affectionately known as “Doc” for his doctorate in communications spent the past 15 years as the voice of the NHL in the United States. Emrick, 74, called 22 Stanley Cup Finals and six Olympics since working his way up from the minors in the 1970s and did the most recent NHL playoffs remotely from his home in Michigan with his wife, Joyce, and dogs nearby.
  • Guitars played, partly made by Eddie Van Halen go to auction

    ...- Associated Press
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Two guitars owned, played and partly designed by the late Eddie Van Halen will be going up for auction. A 2004 EVH Charvel Art Series electric guitar and a customized electric guitar Van Halen built at his home studio with his guitar tech Matt Bruck and given to a friend in 1991 will be among the items for sale at the event dubbed "Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock 'N' Roll," starting Dec. 5, Julien's Auctions announced Monday.
  • 'Clouds' by teen who died of cancer hits No. 1 on iTunes

    ...- Associated Press
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seven years after his death to cancer at age 18, a Minnesota singer-songwriter has returned to the top of the iTunes chart with his inspirational tune "Clouds. " The Star Tribune reports that "Clouds" by Zach Sobiech took over iTunes' No. 1 slot from Justin Bieber on Sunday, two days after the Hollywood movie of the same name based on Sobiech's life premiered on Disney+. The ranking is based on downloads of the song.
  • 'The West Wing' cast reunites again, this time for a book

    ...- HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — The stars of "The West Wing" are once again joining together, this time for a book about the award-winning White House television drama. On Monday, Dutton announced that it had acquired "What's Next: A Citizen's Guide to The West Wing," organized by actors Melissa Fitzgerald and Mary McCormack, with the participation of Martin Sheen, Bradley Whitford, Allison Janney and series creator Aaron Sorkin among others.
  • 'Home Improvement' actor Zachery Ty Bryan arrested in Oregon

    ...- The Associated Press
    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Zachery Ty Bryan, the actor who played the oldest son on the long-running 1990s sit-com “Home Improvement” was arrested in Oregon and faces charges of strangulation and assault. The Eugene Police Department said officers were dispatched to a North Eugene apartment Friday night on a report of a physical dispute. They found Bryan, 39, sitting outside and his girlfriend, 27, at a neighboring apartment.
  • For grateful NBC, Savannah Guthrie changes the subject

    ...- DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Savannah Guthrie did more than just display her journalistic chops at NBC News' town hall with President Donald Trump. She changed the subject for her bosses. NBC was reeling heading into Thursday's event, under widespread criticism for scheduling it at the same time as ABC's town hall with Democratic opponent Joe Biden. NBC was accused of rewarding Trump for rejecting the debate commission's plan to do the second debate virtually.
  • Ethan Hawke tapes audio edition of acclaimed novel 'Gilead'

    ...- HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — When she learned that Ethan Hawke was working on a special audio edition of her acclaimed novel "Gilead," Marilynne Robinson's response was to get a better idea of who he was. "I can't say I was familiar with his voice," Robinson said of the four-time Oscar nominee whose films include "Before Sunrise," "Reality Bites" and "Boyhood.
  • Rhonda Fleming, film star of '40s and '50s, dies at 97

    ...- The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Rhonda Fleming, the fiery redhead who appeared with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan and other film stars of the 1940s and 1950s, has died. She was 97. Fleming died Wednesday in Santa Monica, California, assistant Carla Sapon told The Associated Press. From her first film in color, “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court ” (1949) with Bing Crosby, Fleming became immensely popular with producers because of her vivid hues.
  • CBS News rebuilds MTV's old 'TRL' studio for election night

    ...- DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Watch out for Britney Spears and the Jonas Brothers: CBS News is building a new high-tech election night set in the Times Square studio where MTV's "Total Request Live" ruled the music world two decades ago. The set, at the ViacomCBS headquarters on Broadway, highlights modern wizardry like "augmented reality" 3-D images and multiple data screens while offering enough roominess to protect staff members from being infected with COVID-19, the network said on Thursday.
  • C-SPAN suspends Scully after he admits to lie about Twitter hack

    ...- DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — C-SPAN suspended its political editor Steve Scully indefinitely Thursday after he admitted to lying about his Twitter feed being hacked when he was confronted about a questionable exchange with former Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci. The news came on the day of what was supposed to be a career highlight for the 30-year C-SPAN veteran.
  • Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee says he'll leave the country if Trump is reelected

    ...- WOAI/KABB STAFF
    SAN ANTONIO (WOAI/KABB) – Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee has made no secret that he isn't a fan of President Donald Trump. And now he's telling the world just what he'll do if Trump is re-elected. In an excerpt from his interview with The Big Issue magazine, the Mötley Crüe drummer vowed to relocate to Greece, where he was born, if Trump wins the 2020 election. "Dude, I swear to God if that happens then I'm coming over to visit the UK," he said during the interview. "I'm out of here.
  • Taraji P. Henson to host 'New Jack Swing' podcast series

    ...- JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taraji P. Henson will host a new podcast series focused on the story behind the New Jack Swing music era. Wondery and Universal Music Group announced Thursday that Henson will host "Jacked: The Rise of New Jack Swing. " The six-part series will premiere Nov. 17 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and the Wondery App. FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2017 file photo, Taraji P. Henson arrives at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif.
  • As restrictions ease, movie theaters struggle with few new films, fearful consumers

    ...- Stephen Loiaconi
    Restaurants, gyms, and retail stores have reopened across New York as the state eases coronavirus restrictions, but movie theaters in one of the nation’s largest markets remain shut down, sparking frustration among theater owners nationwide who fear their industry might never recover and the pandemic could fundamentally change the future of film viewing.
  • 'Jagged Little Pill' leads Tony Awards nominations with 15

    ...- MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — The sobering musical "Jagged Little Pill," which plumbs Alanis Morissette's 1995 breakthrough album to tell a story of an American family spiraling out of control, earned a leading 15 Tony Award nominations Thursday, as the Broadway community took the first steps to celebrate a pandemic-shortened season that upended the theater world. There are three best musical nominees: "Jagged Little Pill," "Moulin Rouge: The Musical" and "Tina — The Tina Turner Musical.
  • Out and about again: Queen Elizabeth in visit with William

    ...- PAN PYLAS, The Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday carried out her first public engagement outside of a royal residence since early March when thecoronavirus pandemic started to impact upon on all aspects of day-to-day life in the U. K. The 94-year-old monarch was joined by her grandson Prince William at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down near Salisbury, in southern England, and met with scientists battling the virus.
  • Post Malone owns Billboard Awards, Legend shines onstage

    ...- MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Walking into the show with 16 nominations, Post Malone won nine honors at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, where John Legend gave a heartfelt performance that was dedicated to his wife. With his voice aching as he sang passionately from the piano, Legend told viewers "this is for Chrissy" before singing "Never Break," which includes the lyrics "we will never break.
  • Rudolph and his nose-so-bright into auction will take flight

    ...- ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rudolph and his still-shiny nose are getting a new home, and it's bound to be a lot nicer than the Island of Misfit Toys. The soaring reindeer and Santa Claus figures who starred in in the perennially beloved stop-motion animation Christmas special “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” are going up for auction.
  • John Legend dedicates Billboard Awards performance to wife Chrissy

    ...- MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — With his voice aching as he sang passionately from the piano, John Legend dedicated his performance at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards to his wife Chrissy Teigen, who recently announced she had a miscarriage. Before singing the song “Never Break" — which includes the lyrics “we will never break" — Legend told viewers: “This is for Chrissy. "
  • Review: 'Evil Eye' is a thriller buoyed by its cultural eccentricities

    ...- RYAN PAINTER | KUTV Staff
    Evil Eye. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Elan Dassani, Rajeev Dassani. Writer: Madhuri Shekar. Starring: Sarita Choudhury, Sunita Mani, Bernard White. Genre: Horror, Thriller. Rated: Not Rated. Available on: Amazon Prime. Sunita Mani as Pallavi and Sarita Choudhury as Usha in EVIL EYE (Photo: Amazon Studios) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: A mother fears that her daughter’s new boyfriend is the reincarnation of a man who she had an abusive relationship with years before.
  • Herbert Kretzmer, lyricist of Les Miserables, dead at 95

    ...- PAN PYLAS Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Herbert Kretzmer, the journalist and lyricist best known for his English-language adaptation of the musical Les Miserables, has died. He was 95. His family confirmed Wednesday that Kretzmer died after a long illness with Parkinson's disease at the London home he shared with his second wife, Sybil Sever. Tributes poured in from giants of the London stage, including theatrical producer Cameron Mackintosh, singer Elaine Paige and lyricist Tim Rice.
  • 'Cheer' star Jerry Harris asks for jail release until trial

    ...- DON BABWIN, The Associated Press
    CHICAGO (AP) — A judge said Wednesday that she will decide soon whether to allow Jerry Harris, a star of the Netflix documentary series "Cheer," to be released from jail and placed on home confinement while he awaits trial on child pornography charges. The issue before U. S. District Judge Heather McShain is whether she believes a plan to release Harris that includes around-the-clock monitoring will be enough to prevent him from victimizing young boys.
  • Stacey Abrams novel 'While Justice Sleeps' coming May 25

    ...- Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stacey Abrams, the voting rights activist and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate, also has a career in writing novels. Her next one, the Supreme Court thriller "While Justice Sleeps," come out May 25. Announced Wednesday by Doubleday, her book centers on a young clerk for an ailing Supreme Court justice who unexpectedly learns of possible wrongdoing in "the highest power corridors" of Washington.
  • Laila Ali salutes social activism of athletes with awards

    ...- MELISSA MURPHY AP Sports Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Laila Ali is applauding athletes who speak out about social issues. She thinks her father would, too. Ali was to host the virtual Women's Sports Foundation awards on Wednesday night, recognizing athletes and leaders working toward social justice and racial equality. "I think all people should take a stand," Ali told The Associated Press. "Whether they're an athlete or not or a celebrity or not. Our voices, collectively, are what's going to make a difference. "
  • Egyptian actor Mahmoud Yassin dies at age 79

    ...- SAMY MAGDY Associated Press
    CAIRO (AP) — Mahmoud Yassin, an Egyptian actor and pillar of the country's film industry during the second half of the 20th century, has died. He was 79. Yassin had suffered age-related health problems in recent years and was pronounced dead in Cairo early on Wednesday, according to his family. His son Amr Mahmoud Yassin, also an actor, said his father's funeral would take place on Thursday. "He was not only a great star, but also a great father," Amr Mahmoud wrote in an Instagram post.
  • Hulk Who? AEW dishes out punishment as it hits 1-year mark

    ...- DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer
    Cody Rhodes stood bloodied atop a 20-foot high steel cage, steadied his nerves and attempted a foolhardy moonsault -- in laymen terms, a backflip splash -- onto his waiting opponent. The move, in a way, symbolized Rhodes' gamble to help create a professional wrestling company that, with some risk and a few twists, has stuck the landing and delivered on its promise to revitalize the industry.
  • Sculptor Simone Leigh will be 1st Black woman to represent US at Biennale

    ...- WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press
    Simone Leigh is renowned for creating artworks that transcend race and gender to celebrate Black women and give them a voice. Now she's sculpting her way into history. She'll be the first Black woman ever to represent the U. S. at the prestigious Venice Biennale arts festival, the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art said Wednesday.
  • Post Malone, Kelly Clarkson, BTS set for Billboard Awards

    ...- MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Post Malone will celebrate his 16 whopping nominations at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards with a performance. The hitmaker is one of several acts set to perform during Wednesday night's awards show, which will air live on NBC at 8 p. m. ET from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Some of the performances will be live, while others were pre-taped due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Golden Globes group gives $5.1 million in grants

    ...- JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP Entertainment Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of entertainment's biggest names from Nicole Kidman to John David Washington shared encouraging words for aspiring young creators whose organizations were collectively granted millions by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, file photo, Nicole Kidman speaks at the "The Undoing" panel during the HBO TCA 2020 Winter Press Tour at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File) More than $5.
  • Japanese director known for single shots releases Zoom film

    ...- YURI KAGEYAMA Associated Press
    TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese director who shot to stardom with a zombie movie featuring a delightfully long single shot has for his latest project turned to a video tool that's become an everyday part of this pandemic era: the Zoom call. Shinichiro Ueda's new 26-minute film was filmed remotely — no one had to meet in person — and features footage shot by the actors themselves on their smartphones as well as recordings of meetings on the now ubiquitous video calling app Zoom.
  • Apple unveils new iPhones for faster 5G wireless networks

    ...- MICHAEL LIEDTKE and TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writers
    Apple unveiled four new iPhones equipped with technology for use with faster new 5G wireless networks, hoping that demand for higher data speeds will spark demand for new phones. That might not happen as quickly as Apple would like. In a virtual presentation Tuesday, the company announced four 5G-enabled versions of the new iPhone 12 ranging in price from almost $700 to roughly $1,100. Apple also announced a new, less expensive version of its HomePod smart speaker.
  • Johnsons are 'sipping tea' for 'black-ish' family portrait

    ...- LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When ABC decided the Johnsons of "black-ish" were due a portrait, it sought an artist who understood the family's perspective. The task went to painter and illustrator Kadir Nelson, a chronicler of the contemporary African American experience and an admirer of the sitcom. The result is a captivatingly sly, 70x70-inch oil-on-canvas work that depicts series stars including Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross in character and part of a riff on the "sipping tea" meme.
  • Korean boy band BTS faces uproar in China over war comments

    ...- JUWON PARK | Associated Press
    SEOUL (AP) — Chinese nationalists erupted in anger at South Korean boy band BTSafter its leader thanked Korean War veterans for their sacrifices. The singer, who goes by RM, made the remark in a recorded acceptance speech for an award from the Korea Society for promoting U. S. -Korean relations. BTS performs "DNA" at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
  • Cable news ratings up 72 percent over 2019

    ...- DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — It's not difficult to figure out which television networks are benefiting from the presidential election, and which ones should worry about next year. Collectively, the news networks CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC averaged just under 10 million viewers in prime time last week, or 72 percent more than the same week in 2019, the Nielsen company said. At a time most networks are grateful not to lose too many viewers year-to-year, Fox News' average of 4.
  • With concert halls shut, NY Philharmonic takes to sidewalk

    ...- ROBERT BUMSTED, The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — With performance halls shut because of the coronavirus pandemic, the best concert venue a violinist could hope for one recent October Friday was a sidewalk in the Bronx. Fiona Simon tuned her instrument as she prepared for one of her only public performances with the New York Philharmonic in months. The setting was a far cry from the orchestra's usual home at Manhattan's Lincoln Center.
  • Killer Mike to earn Change Maker Award at Billboard Awards

    ...- MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning rapper and social-political activist Killer Mike will receive the first Billboard Change Maker Award at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. NBC and Dick Clark Productions announced the new award and recipient Monday, two days ahead of the show, which will air live on NBC from the Dolby Theatre at 8 p. m. EDT. Atlanta-born Killer Mike first made waves in music with his appearance on Outkast's 2000 album, "Stankonia.
  • ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus pens support for Day of the Girl Child

    ...- LOUISE DIXON Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus grew up in at a time when his education was valued more than his sister's, and he wants it to be different for girls around the world. That's the approach he took with his daughters, drawing inspiration from the women in his life. "I've been surrounded by women, strong women for a long time," Ulvaeus said, speaking about the need to empower female voices ahead of Sunday's International Day of the Girl Child.
  • Connecticut city OKs renaming sewage plant for John Oliver

    ...- DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press
    It's official. Every time residents of Danbury, Connecticut, flush, they will be sending their special deliveries to the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant. The City Council voted 18-1 Thursday night to rename the sewage plant after the comedian, who began a tongue-in-cheek battle with Danbury when he went on an expletive-filled rant against the city on HBO's “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” in August. Mayor Mark Boughton didn't waste any time responding on social media.
  • Emily Ratajkowski is working on book of essays, 'My Body'

    ...- Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — British model and activist Emily Ratajkowski has a book deal. "EmRata," as her millions of online followers know her, is working on an essay collection called "My Body. " Metropolitan Books will published it in 2022. According to Metropolitan, an imprint of Henry Holt and Company, Ratajkowski will explore "what it means to be a woman and a commodity," how men treat women and why women permit it.
  • Jack White to replace Morgan Wallen as 'SNL' musical guest

    ...- Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Jack White will be the last-minute replacement musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" after country singer Morgan Wallen was dropped for breaking COVID-19 protocols. Wallen was removed as musical guest on Thursday after TikTok videos showed him partying last weekend without a mask on among a large group of people. Lorne Michaels announced White as a fill-in Friday on the "Today" show. "Calling somebody on a Thursday to be here for Friday, it's complicated," said Michaels.
  • Broadway shutdown due to virus extended again until May 30

    ...- MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of Broadway will have to wait a little longer for shows to resume — until at least late May. Although an exact date for various performances to resume has yet to be determined, Broadway producers are now offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for shows through May 30. "We are working tirelessly with multiple partners on sustaining the industry once we raise our curtains again,” said Charlotte St.
  • At book 78 and counting, Dean Koontz has no drought of ideas

    ...- ALICIA RANCILIO, The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Dean Koontz admits it was "kind of frustrating" a few months back when an idea that he predicted the coronavirus in his 1981 novel, "The Eyes of Darkness" took on a life of its own online. Author Dean Koontz attends the 2009 Disney & ABC Television Group summer press junket at the Walt Disney Studios on May 30, 2009 in Burbank, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images) "It was one of those internet things that's mostly bogus," said Koontz.
  • Bill Cosby appeal set for Dec. 1 in Pennsylvania high court

    ...- The Associated Press
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear Bill Cosby's appeal of his felony sex assault conviction on Dec. 1. Cosby, 83, is serving a three to ten year prison term. A lower appeals court had upheld his conviction, but the state's high court agreed this year to review two key issues in the case. One involves the trial judge's decision to let prosecutors call five other accusers to testify about long-ago encounters with Cosby at his 2018 trial.
  • Harry, Meghan, team with Malala Yousafzai on girls' rights

    ...- Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are joining activist Malala Yousafzai in a video chat about the challenges girls face in accessing education amid the coronavirus pandemic. The couple's conversation with the 23-year-old education campaigner will be released on the Malala Fund's YouTube channel and website on Sunday, to mark the International Day of the Girl. The video chat covers how the pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on young women's access to education.
  • Tony Award nominations to be announced Oct. 15

    ...- MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Nominations for this year's Tony Awards have been set for Oct. 15, pitting 18 eligible shows in competition for 26 competitive categories in a coronavirus-shortened season. James Monroe Iglehart will announce the nominations on the Tony Awards' YouTube Channel at noon ET. No date was announced for the actual awards. The Tony Awards Nominating Committee will meet Tuesday to vote on this year's nominations. The official eligibility cutoff date was Feb.
  • Volleyball's Beard Bros go from beach to 'Amazing Race'

    ...- JIMMY GOLEN | AP Sports Writer
    Riley and Maddison McKibbin traveled enough to circle the globe three times while playing on the international beach and snow volleyball tours last year. As professional athletes, they also know a little bit about performing under pressure. Even that couldn't prepare them for "The Amazing Race. "
  • Springsteen, Hudson, Cyrus among rock hall of fame guest list

    ...- Associated Press
    CLEVELAND (AP) — Sean “Diddy” Combs, Bruce Springsteen and Alicia Keys will be among a star-studded guest list for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 induction. The prestigious organization announced the guest list Thursday for the ceremony, which will debut Nov. 7 on HBO. The show will honor this year’s inductees including Whitney Houston, the Notorious B. I. G. , The Doobie Brothers, Nine Inch Nails, T. Rex and Depeche Mode.
  • 'Empire' star Taraji P. Henson hailed for mental health work

    ...- 'Empire' star Taraji P. Henson hailed for mental health work By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated
    "Empire" star Taraji P. Henson has enjoyed wealth, celebrity, a Golden Globe win and an Academy Award nomination. But behind the scenes, she's battled anxiety and depression. On Thursday, the 50-year-old actress and filmmaker — who has spoken publicly and powerfully about her private struggles — was honored by the Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation for her work to end the stigma around mental illness. "It's OK to not be OK," Henson, the latest recipient of the Morton E.
  • 'Sesame Street' tackles racism in TV special

    ...- MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — “Sesame Street" has always pressed for inclusion. Now in the wake of the national reckoning on race, it's going further — teaching children to stand up against racism. Sesame Workshop — the nonprofit, educational organization behind “Sesame Street” — will later this month air the half-hour anti-racist special "The Power of We” and hopes families will watch together. The special defines racism for younger viewers and shows how it can be hurtful.
  • On edge of 72, Stevie Nicks just wants to sing a song live

    ...- MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — It's Saturday at 9:30 p. m. and Stevie Nicks is singing on the phone. The rock icon is at her Los Angeles home, where she's been cooped up since December after wrapping the "An Evening with Fleetwood Mac" tour. She arrived there at first to relax after spending a year on the road and to celebrate the holidays. But then the coronavirus pandemic hit. Stuck at the house is both good and bad for Nicks. The good news?
  • American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel literature prize

    ...- DAVID KEYTON and JILL LAWLESS, The Associated Press
    STOCKHOLM (AP) — American poet Louise Glück won the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday for her "candid and uncompromising" work, which looks unflinchingly and with biting humor at loss and trauma, especially in family life. She joins a handful of American poets who have received the prize, which has been dominated by novelists since the first award in 1901. The last American to win was Bob Dylan in 2016. She is also one of the few women honored — the 16th female Nobel Literature laureate.
  • Country singer Morgan Wallen dropped as 'SNL' performer after breaking COVID rules

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Morgan Wallen has been dropped from performing on “Saturday Night Live” after breaking the show’s COVID-19 protocols. The country singer posted a two-plus minute video on social media Wednesday about the show’s decision. He apologized after he was shown on TikTok socializing maskless at a crowded bar and house party this past weekend in Alabama. Wallen was listed as a musical guest for this Saturday’s show.
  • Chanel celebrates cinema industry to cap Paris Fashion Week

    ...- THOMAS ADAMSON AP Fashion Writer
    PARIS (AP) — Monumental light-bulb encrusted letters spelling CHANEL sparkled over the runway at the Grand Palais on the last day of Paris Fashion Week prefacing a collection celebrating the cinema industry. It brought a pang of nostalgia for better times during this reduced virus-hit season that has been notable for its lack of star power. Like Milan before it, Paris has undertaken an unusual fashion season for Spring-Summer 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Elvis Presley's late grandson laid to rest at Graceland

    ...- The Associated Press
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The grandson of late rock n' roll singer and actor Elvis Presley has been buried alongside his relatives at Graceland. Graceland officials said in a statement that Benjamin Storm Presley Keough has been laid to rest in the Meditation Garden at Elvis Presley's former home, which is a museum and a tourist attraction in Memphis. Keough, 27, was the son of Lisa Marie Presley, who is the daughter of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley.
  • Jimmy Kimmel, Sammy Hagar and others react to death of Eddie Van Halen

    ...- The Associated Press
    Reaction to the death of guitar rock god Eddie Van Halen, who passed away Tuesday at age 65 after battling cancer. “Heartbroken and speechless. My love to the family," tweeted Sammy Hagar. “Sad to hear Eddie Van Halen has passed away. A guitar innovator with a fierce spirit of musical and technical exploration. Prayers and thoughts with his family and friends," Yusuf/Cat Stevens tweeted. "Rest in peace guitar legend Eddie Van Halen. Broken heart We will miss you," tweeted Billy Idol.
  • Kaepernick's company publishing essays on policing, prisons

    ...- Associated Press
    Colin Kaepernick’s publishing company is putting out a collection of 30 essays over the next four weeks about abolition, policing and prisions. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback envisioned and curated this collection following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. The project is titled: “Abolition For the People: The Movement For A Future Without Policing & Prisons.
  • Radha Blank of 'The Forty-Year-Old Version' isn't late

    ...- JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer
    If Radha Blank had a tagline for her film, "The Forty-Year-Old Version," it would be: "You don't age out of your passion. " Blank wrote, directed and stars in her debut film, a heavily autobiographical tale, shot in black-and-white and on 35mm, about a middle-aged playwright in Harlem struggling to fulfill her career's earlier promise.
  • Linda Ronstadt looks back at her most cherished moments

    ...- SIGAL RATNER-ARIAS, The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Growing up close to U. S. border in Tucson, Arizona, Linda Ronstadt was exposed to the music and culture of Mexico from an early age. Her father would often sing at their home in Spanish. "I heard Mexican radio my whole life," the American singer told The Associated Press in a recent phone interview. It's something that stuck with her even decades after establishing her professional career in the mid-1960s, singing everything from folk-rock, country, light opera and pop.
  • 'I am a witness to history' - Jon Bon Jovi tackles 2020

    ...- JOHN CARUCCI | Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Bon Jovihas been churning out love songs and arena anthems for nearly 40 years, but his latest release “2020,” has taken his music to another level. It’s Bon Jovi’s most socially conscious album to date. Calling the collection, a “moment in time," he references COVID-19, the killing of George Floyd, the 2019 Dayton shooting, PTSD of returning soldiers and other issues concerning the 58-year old rocker.
  • Novelist Lydia Millet among National Book Award finalists

    ...- HILLEL ITALIE | AP National Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stories of race, class and climate change were among the fiction finalists Tuesday for the 71st annual National Book Awards. The National Book Foundation, which presents the awards, announced five works in each of five categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translation and young people's literature. None of the authors have been finalists before, although novelist Lydia Millet has been on the fiction longlist of 10. Eight of the finalists were cited for their debut work.
  • Cocktails get the home treatment in several new books

    ...- ELIZABETH KARMEL Associated Press
    Cocktails are having a moment, and because of the pandemic, that moment is happening most often at home. Many restaurants have responded with cocktails to go, approved in more than 30 states, according to the Distilled Spirits Council, an industry trade group. Liquor stores offer cocktails-in-a-can, like those from Canteen and Cutwater, as well as hard seltzers and more. But there's also been a rise in home bartending, with a number of books on the subject released in the past six months.
  • 'Dune' ditches 2020, while AMC commits to staying open

    ...- LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer
    The 2020 theatrical release calendar is getting even slimmer in the wake of the announcement that Regal cinemas are temporarily closing, although AMC, North America's largest theater chain, says it will remain open. This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Timothee Chalamet, left, and Rebecca Ferguson in a scene from "Dune. " Warner Bros. said late Monday that its sci-fi pic “Dune” will now open in October 2021, instead of this December.
  • New this week: Patty Smyth, 'The Right Stuff' and 'Time'

    ...- Associated Press
    This week's new entertainment releases include Patty Smyth's first album of original material in nearly three decades, as well as a third album from Brothers Osborne. There are also two black and white films that were hits at the Sundance Film Festival: Radha Blank's witty directorial debut "The 40-Year-Old Version" and Garrett Bradley's powerful documentary "Time," exploring what a prison term does to a family. Miss "Mad Men"?
  • Bruce Springsteen will offer a documentary with new album

    ...- The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen isn't just releasing a new rock album later this month — he'll also offer a documentary on the making of the music. "Bruce Springsteen's Letter to You" will offer performances from The E Street Band, in-studio footage and never-before-seen archival material, featuring "a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic artist's creative process," according to a statement. It is written by Springsteen and directed by his frequent collaborator Thom Zimny.
  • Actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd, known for Spike Lee films, killed in Atlanta

    ...- Associated Press
    ATLANTA (AP) — Actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd, known for his roles in Spike Lee films, has been shot and killed in Atlanta, police said Sunday. Police responded to a call around 1:45 a. m. Saturday and found the 70-year-old Byrd unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds in his back, police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant said in a statement. Responding paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene on the city's southwest side, where he lived.
  • Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker take over as CMA Awards hosts

    ...- KRISTIN M. HALL AP Entertainment Writer
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker are promising laughs and good music when they co-host this year's CMA Awards in November. McEntire, a Country Music Hall of Famer and veteran host of country music awards shows, returns after hosting last year with Carrie Underwood and Dolly Parton. It will mark her fifth year as a host.
  • Royal Opera to sell Hockney painting to help it stay afloat

    ...- The Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Britain's Royal Opera House is selling a David Hockney painting of its former chief to help it stay afloat as coronavirus-related restrictions keep many U. K. performing arts venues shuttered. Christie's auction house said Monday that "Portrait of Sir David Webster" will be offered for sale in London on Oct. 22, with an estimated price of between 11 million pounds and 18 million pounds ($14 million and $23 million).
  • Hundreds of Regal, Cineworld movie theaters to close

    ...- DANICA KIRKA and LINDSEY BAHR | Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — In the latest blow to the beleaguered film industry, the second-largest movie theater chain in the U. S. is temporarily shuttering its locations Thursday due to a lack of blockbusters on the calendar and major domestic markets like New York remaining closed. Cineworld Group Plc said Monday that it would close 536 Regal cinemas in the U. S. and 127 Cineworld and Picturehouse venues in the U. K. this week, affecting some 45,000 employees.
  • At least a quarter of Disney layoffs coming from Florida

    ...- Associated Press
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — At least a quarter of the 28,000 layoffs planned for Disney's parks division will come from Florida, according to a letter the company filed with state and local officials last week. The letter said that at least 6,390 nonunion Disney employees in Florida will be laid off starting in early December. The number of Florida layoffs, though, could grow as the company negotiates terms with a coalition of unions that represents 43,000 employees at Walt Disney World.
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