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  • Colin Cantwell, man who designed spacecrafts in 'Star Wars' films, dies at 90

    ...- Associated Press
    Colin Cantwell, the man who designed the spacecraft in the "Star Wars" films, has died. He was 90. The Hollywood Reporter reported Sunday that Sierra Dall, Cantwell's partner, confirmed that he died at his home in Colorado on Saturday. Cantwell designed the prototypes for the X-wing Starfighter, TIE fighter and Death Star. He also worked on films including "2001: A Space Odyssey," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "WarGames. "Cantwell was born in San Francisco in 1932.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker celebrates 25th wedding anniversary with Matthew Broderick

    ...- JESSICA A. BOTELHO | The National Desk
    WASHINGTON (TND) —Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. The couple tied the knot May 19, 1997. Parker shared a few photos on Instagram in honor of their anniversary this past Thursday. One image is a throwback of the couple hugging, while a second shows their wedding invitation. The actress and producer captioned the photo, addressing it to her husband:Evening Attire. Silver baby. 25 years. And counting. X, your wife,” Parker wrote.
  • Rihanna and A$AP Rocky welcome baby boy in LA, reports say

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have welcomed a baby boy, according to multiple reports. The couple, who first revealed her pregnancy with a belly-baring Harlem photo shoot in January, became parents May 13 in Los Angeles, said TMZ, the first to report the birth Thursday based on unnamed sources. A representative for Rihanna did not immediately return an email from The Associated Press seeking confirmation.
  • Review: Downton Abbey's 'A New Era' retains the charm of its past

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Downton Abbey: A New Era. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Simon Curtis. Writer: Julian Fellowes. Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Phyllis Logan. Genre: Drama. Rated: PG for some suggestive references, language, and thematic elements. Elizabeth McGovern stars as Cora Grantham and Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith Hexham in DOWNTON ABBEY: A New Era, a Focus Features release. Credit: Ben Blackall / 2022 Focus Features LLC.
  • 'The Judds: The Final Tour' to carry on with star-studded tribute

    ...- CINDY MURPHY | WZTV Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Country Music Hall of Famer Wynonna transforms “The Final Tour” into the ultimate girls' night out with the addition of fellow music greats: Brandi Carlile, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Ashley McBryde, Trisha Yearwood & more to be announced. Wynonna Judd has announced that “The Judds: The Final Tour” will move forward after the tragic passing of her mother and musical partner Naomi Judd.
  • Here's what it's like to travel with a country's highest-ranking tour guide

    ...- DAVID BAUDER | AP Media Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — With one notable exception, Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan seemed to enjoy guiding American journalist Peter Greenberg around her country for the television show "The Royal Tour. " The time spent recording voiceovers she could have done without. "You tortured me! " the African leader needled Greenberg at a New York screening of the show, which is airing on PBS stations this spring.
  • Review: Alex Garland's 'Men' is an effectively messed up and unnerving countryside horror

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Men. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Alex Garland. Writer: Alex Garland. Starring: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear, Paapa Essiedu. Genre: Drama, Horror. Rated: R for disturbing and violent content, graphic nudity, grisly images, and language. A scene from Alex Garland's MEN (Photo: A24) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: Harper, a young woman reeling from the death of her ex-husband, rents a large home in the English countryside to recover. Jessie Buckley stars in Alex Garland's MEN (Photo: A24)
  • New digital and streaming release highlights for week of May 16-22, 2022

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend. Mine spilt over into Monday and I've been rushing to catch up ever since. This week's digital offerings include Jared Leto in "Morbius," which felt more like an early-2000s film than something contemporary; Karen Gillian in the enjoyably odd Sundance clone thriller/horror/comedy "Dual," as well as the acclaimed animated film "Poupelle of Chimney Town. "
  • Rob Reiner turns 'Spinal Tap' up with sequel plans

    ...- JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer | Associated Press
    CANNES, France (AP) — One of the most memorable lines — and Rob Reiner's personal favorite — of "This Is Spinal Tap" goes: "There's a fine line between stupid and clever. " You could say the same thing about the classic 1984 mockumentary. It could have so easily not panned out. No one in Hollywood thought it was a good idea.
  • Taylor Swift gets honorary degree from New York University, gives 2022 commencement speech

    ...- NARDOS HAILE Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift has Grammys galore and now she has a new title — "doctor. " The superstar received an honorary doctorate of fine arts from New York University on Wednesday, blowing kisses as the crowd roared when she walked toward the stage at a packed Yankee Stadium. Sporting her signature red lipstick and newly awarded honorary robe, Swift joked to the thousands of graduates assembled: "I'm 90% sure the main reason I'm here is because I have a song called 22.
  • Billboard Music Awards includes Mary J. Blige receiving 'Icon Award,' Travis Scott appears

    ...- JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP Entertainment Writer | The Associated Press
    UNDATED (AP) — Travis Scott and Morgan Wallen made controversial returns on the Billboard Music Awards stage on Sunday, while Mary J. Blige was honored for her musical excellence. Wallen performed in his first major awards show after he was caught on camera more than a year ago using a racial slur.
  • Singer, pop star Katy Perry moves to Kentucky to escape Hollywood bubble

    ...- WZTV Staff
    Popstar Katy Perry revealed last week that she has moved out of California to the bluegrass of Kentucky to escape Hollywood. She spoke with comedian Chelsea Handler on her podcast about how moving out of Hollywood helped her gain perspective, according to Mediaite. The 37-year-old said living in Kentucky reminded her that there is more to this country than Hollywood. “I’m like, living in Kentucky and I have for almost a month now and that’s quite an amazing experience.
  • Exiled Russian director returns to Cannes, says 'art is always against war'

    ...- JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer | Associated Press
    CANNES, France (AP) — The last two times the Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov had films playing at the Cannes Film Festival, he couldn't attend. He was under a travel ban in Russia as part of a conviction for fraud in what was widely protested as unwarranted repression of the arts in Russia. Last year, Serebrennikov, one of Russia's most celebrated directors of film and theater, appeared at a Cannes press conference by FaceTime.
  • Eric Clapton cancels upcoming gigs after testing positive for COVID

    ...- The Associated Press
    UNDATED (AP) Eric Clapton, a critic of coronavirus vaccines and pandemic restrictions, has tested positive for COVID-19 and canceled two upcoming European gigs. Clapton's upcoming shows in Zurich on Tuesday and Milan on Wednesday will be rescheduled, he announced on his Facebook page and official online site. The 77-year-old rocker tested positive following his concert at London's Royal Albert Hall on May 8.
  • Helen Mirren, Harrison Ford to star in 'Yellowstone' prequel

    ...- LYNN ELBER | AP Television Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford will bring their combined star power to the newest addition to the “Yellowstone” TV franchise. The pair will headline a Paramount+ series with the working title “1932,” which joins “1883” as part of what the streaming service called the “origin story” of its “Yellowstone” drama series.
  • Colin Cantwell, man who designed spacecrafts in 'Star Wars' films, dies at 90

    ...- Associated Press
    Colin Cantwell, the man who designed the spacecraft in the "Star Wars" films, has died. He was 90. The Hollywood Reporter reported Sunday that Sierra Dall, Cantwell's partner, confirmed that he died at his home in Colorado on Saturday. Cantwell designed the prototypes for the X-wing Starfighter, TIE fighter and Death Star. He also worked on films including "2001: A Space Odyssey," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "WarGames. "Cantwell was born in San Francisco in 1932.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker celebrates 25th wedding anniversary with Matthew Broderick

    ...- JESSICA A. BOTELHO | The National Desk
    WASHINGTON (TND) —Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. The couple tied the knot May 19, 1997. Parker shared a few photos on Instagram in honor of their anniversary this past Thursday. One image is a throwback of the couple hugging, while a second shows their wedding invitation. The actress and producer captioned the photo, addressing it to her husband:Evening Attire. Silver baby. 25 years. And counting. X, your wife,” Parker wrote.
  • Rihanna and A$AP Rocky welcome baby boy in LA, reports say

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have welcomed a baby boy, according to multiple reports. The couple, who first revealed her pregnancy with a belly-baring Harlem photo shoot in January, became parents May 13 in Los Angeles, said TMZ, the first to report the birth Thursday based on unnamed sources. A representative for Rihanna did not immediately return an email from The Associated Press seeking confirmation.
  • Review: Downton Abbey's 'A New Era' retains the charm of its past

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Downton Abbey: A New Era. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Simon Curtis. Writer: Julian Fellowes. Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Phyllis Logan. Genre: Drama. Rated: PG for some suggestive references, language, and thematic elements. Elizabeth McGovern stars as Cora Grantham and Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith Hexham in DOWNTON ABBEY: A New Era, a Focus Features release. Credit: Ben Blackall / 2022 Focus Features LLC.
  • 'The Judds: The Final Tour' to carry on with star-studded tribute

    ...- CINDY MURPHY | WZTV Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Country Music Hall of Famer Wynonna transforms “The Final Tour” into the ultimate girls' night out with the addition of fellow music greats: Brandi Carlile, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Ashley McBryde, Trisha Yearwood & more to be announced. Wynonna Judd has announced that “The Judds: The Final Tour” will move forward after the tragic passing of her mother and musical partner Naomi Judd.
  • Here's what it's like to travel with a country's highest-ranking tour guide

    ...- DAVID BAUDER | AP Media Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — With one notable exception, Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan seemed to enjoy guiding American journalist Peter Greenberg around her country for the television show "The Royal Tour. " The time spent recording voiceovers she could have done without. "You tortured me! " the African leader needled Greenberg at a New York screening of the show, which is airing on PBS stations this spring.
  • Review: Alex Garland's 'Men' is an effectively messed up and unnerving countryside horror

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Men. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Alex Garland. Writer: Alex Garland. Starring: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear, Paapa Essiedu. Genre: Drama, Horror. Rated: R for disturbing and violent content, graphic nudity, grisly images, and language. A scene from Alex Garland's MEN (Photo: A24) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: Harper, a young woman reeling from the death of her ex-husband, rents a large home in the English countryside to recover. Jessie Buckley stars in Alex Garland's MEN (Photo: A24)
  • New digital and streaming release highlights for week of May 16-22, 2022

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend. Mine spilt over into Monday and I've been rushing to catch up ever since. This week's digital offerings include Jared Leto in "Morbius," which felt more like an early-2000s film than something contemporary; Karen Gillian in the enjoyably odd Sundance clone thriller/horror/comedy "Dual," as well as the acclaimed animated film "Poupelle of Chimney Town. "
  • Rob Reiner turns 'Spinal Tap' up with sequel plans

    ...- JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer | Associated Press
    CANNES, France (AP) — One of the most memorable lines — and Rob Reiner's personal favorite — of "This Is Spinal Tap" goes: "There's a fine line between stupid and clever. " You could say the same thing about the classic 1984 mockumentary. It could have so easily not panned out. No one in Hollywood thought it was a good idea.
  • Taylor Swift gets honorary degree from New York University, gives 2022 commencement speech

    ...- NARDOS HAILE Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift has Grammys galore and now she has a new title — "doctor. " The superstar received an honorary doctorate of fine arts from New York University on Wednesday, blowing kisses as the crowd roared when she walked toward the stage at a packed Yankee Stadium. Sporting her signature red lipstick and newly awarded honorary robe, Swift joked to the thousands of graduates assembled: "I'm 90% sure the main reason I'm here is because I have a song called 22.
  • Billboard Music Awards includes Mary J. Blige receiving 'Icon Award,' Travis Scott appears

    ...- JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP Entertainment Writer | The Associated Press
    UNDATED (AP) — Travis Scott and Morgan Wallen made controversial returns on the Billboard Music Awards stage on Sunday, while Mary J. Blige was honored for her musical excellence. Wallen performed in his first major awards show after he was caught on camera more than a year ago using a racial slur.
  • Singer, pop star Katy Perry moves to Kentucky to escape Hollywood bubble

    ...- WZTV Staff
    Popstar Katy Perry revealed last week that she has moved out of California to the bluegrass of Kentucky to escape Hollywood. She spoke with comedian Chelsea Handler on her podcast about how moving out of Hollywood helped her gain perspective, according to Mediaite. The 37-year-old said living in Kentucky reminded her that there is more to this country than Hollywood. “I’m like, living in Kentucky and I have for almost a month now and that’s quite an amazing experience.
  • Exiled Russian director returns to Cannes, says 'art is always against war'

    ...- JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer | Associated Press
    CANNES, France (AP) — The last two times the Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov had films playing at the Cannes Film Festival, he couldn't attend. He was under a travel ban in Russia as part of a conviction for fraud in what was widely protested as unwarranted repression of the arts in Russia. Last year, Serebrennikov, one of Russia's most celebrated directors of film and theater, appeared at a Cannes press conference by FaceTime.
  • Eric Clapton cancels upcoming gigs after testing positive for COVID

    ...- The Associated Press
    UNDATED (AP) Eric Clapton, a critic of coronavirus vaccines and pandemic restrictions, has tested positive for COVID-19 and canceled two upcoming European gigs. Clapton's upcoming shows in Zurich on Tuesday and Milan on Wednesday will be rescheduled, he announced on his Facebook page and official online site. The 77-year-old rocker tested positive following his concert at London's Royal Albert Hall on May 8.
  • Helen Mirren, Harrison Ford to star in 'Yellowstone' prequel

    ...- LYNN ELBER | AP Television Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford will bring their combined star power to the newest addition to the “Yellowstone” TV franchise. The pair will headline a Paramount+ series with the working title “1932,” which joins “1883” as part of what the streaming service called the “origin story” of its “Yellowstone” drama series.
  • New digital and streaming release highlights for week of May 9-15, 2022

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Here's a look at this week's digital releases coming to iTunes, Movies Anywhere, Vudu and more. is headlined by the Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum blockbuster "The Lost City. " The film, which co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and features Brad Pitt, has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 78% and made $163 million worldwide. I enjoyed it more than "Uncharted.
  • Belgian court rules against extradition for Spanish rapper

    ...- The Associated Press
    GHENT, Belgium (AP) — A Belgian court on Tuesday ruled again that Spanish rapper Valtonyc should not be extradited to Spain, where he has been sentenced to prison accused of writing lyrics that praise terror groups and insult the royal family. The 28-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jose Miguel Arenas Beltran and who has been living in exile in Belgium since 2018, faces prison sentences in Spain totaling three-and-a-half years.
  • Daughter of Naomi Judd talks about mental health after loss

    ...- The Associated Press
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Ashley Judd encouraged people to seek help for their mental health and talked about her grieving process after the loss of her mother, country star Naomi Judd. In an interview aired on "Good Morning America" on Thursday, the movie star said she wanted to address her mother's struggle with depression. Judd said she was with her mother at her home in Tennessee on the day Naomi died on April 30.
  • Next 'Doctor Who' is 'Sex Education' actor Ncuti Gatwa

    ...- Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Ncuti Gatwa will take the mantle from Jodie Whittaker on "Doctor Who," the BBC announced Sunday, ending speculation over the iconic Time Lord's next regeneration. "Sometimes talent walks through the door and it's so bright and bold and brilliant, I just stand back in awe and thank my lucky stars," returning showrunner Russell T Davies said in the broadcaster's release. "Ncuti dazzled us, seized hold of the Doctor and owned those TARDIS keys in seconds. "
  • Oscar-winning director makes film about high-end restrooms, calls it 'social meaning'

    ...- YURI KAGEYAMA | Associated Press
    TOKYO (AP) — Wim Wenders is making a film about high-end public toilets in Japan that will have what the renowned German director calls "social meaning" about people in modern cities. "My first reaction was, I must admit: What? Toilets? Chotto mattene," he said Wednesday, using the Japanese expression for "wait a minute". But then he began to see what the story could be about. "For me, they turned from toilets into restrooms. That's a very nice word in English, the restroom.
  • Justin Timberlake will be in Hulu's 'Candy' with Jessica Biel

    ...- ALICIA RANCILIO | Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Viewers tuning in to Thursday's episode of "Candy," starring Jessica Biel, may recognize a familiar face: Biel's husband Justin Timberlake. The musician and actor portrays a deputy who investigates the murder the show is centered around. Biel, a co-executive producer on the project, says Timberlake first approached her producing partner, Michelle Purple, about wanting to be involved. "They sort of had this whole plan. I didn't even know about at first.
  • 'Making that decision is not easy': Whoopi Goldberg defends abortion rights

    ...- KHALID LAWS | THE NATIONAL DESK
    WASHINGTON (TND) — Many celebrities are speaking out after Monday's leak of theSupreme Court’s abortion draft opinion to overturn the landmarkRoe v. Wadedecision, and among those is Whoopi Goldberg. In an emotional speech on Tuesday’s episode of “The View,” Goldberg slammed the abortion draft, calling it a "human issue” and saying an abortion is not something that "you just do. " “It’s not something people do lightly,” she said during her monologue.
  • Queen Elizabeth II to miss traditional royal garden party season

    ...- The Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II will miss the traditional royal garden party season, where she would normally meet with hundreds of people on the grounds of her residences in London and Edinburgh, palace officials said Thursday. The 96-year-old monarch will be represented instead by other members of her family, Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
  • Bob Dylan museum opens, offers visitors chance to 'mix' different instrumentation elements

    ...- DAVID BAUDER | AP Media Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Elvis Costello, Patti Smith and Mavis Staples will be among the dignitaries expected in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this weekend for the opening of the Bob Dylan Center, the museum and archive celebrating the Nobel laureate's work. Dylan himself won't be among them, unless he surprises everyone. The center's subject and namesake has an open invitation to come anytime, although his absence seems perfectly in character, said Steven Jenkins, the center's director.
  • HBO series on corrupt police gun task force in Baltimore focuses on ringleader Jenkins

    ...- ALEXA ASHWELL | WBFF Staff
    BALTIMORE (WBFF) — HBO's new series 'We Own this City' chronicles the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department's infamous Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF). Caption: HBO series on corrupt police gun task force focuses on ringleader Wayne Jenkins (Video: WBFF) The ring leader of the squad Wayne Jenkins is currently serving the longest sentence out of the members federally indicted on charges including racketeering, robbery, extortion and overtime fraud.
  • New digital and streaming release highlights for the week of May 2-8, 2022

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    It's a quiet week for new streaming titles and physical releases. I need to see "Belle," an animated film from director Mamoru Hosoda ("Mirai"). If you haven't watched "Turning Red" yet, you really should. "Outfit" is also a film you should have on your radar. It's a non-traditional gangster drama that checks off all the traditional gangster drama boxes. Besides, it features Mark Rylance, one of the best actors alive today. New to Streaming.
  • Where are they now? Follow-up on Gun Trace Task Force after HBO show airs

    ...- SHELLEY ORMAN | WBFF Staff
    BALTIMORE (WBFF) — It’s an appalling story Baltimore knows all too well. Now the nation is learning of the disgraced and corrupt Gun Trace Task Force after the recent premiere of HBO’s new series “We Own This City”. Caption: Where are they now? Follow-up on Gun Trace Task Force after HBO show debuts. (Video: WBFF) The show chronicles one of the darkest chapters in the Baltimore Police Department’s (BPD) history, showing the rise and fall of officers on what was an elite squad.
  • Review: 'Doctor Strange' sequel successfully mixes horror, action and fantasy

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Sam Raimi. Writers: Michael Waldron. Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Xoxhitl Gomez. Genre: Fantasy, Action. Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, frightening images and some language. (L-R): Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez, Benedict Wong as Wong, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange in Marvel Studios' DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS.
  • Dates announced for 2023 Sundance Film Festival

    ...- VICTORIA HILL, KUTV
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Dates and submission deadlines have been announced for the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Sundance Institute officials said Tuesday the festival will be a hybrid event in Park City, Salt Lake City, and beyond. It will go from Jan. 19 to Jan. 29, 2023. ALSO: Utah's live event industry hit by another wave of the pandemic.
  • Met Gala, fashion's biggest night, returns after years of pandemic upheaval

    ...- LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — The year's biggest night in fashion, the Met Gala, returned to the first Monday in May after years of pandemic upheaval with a celebration of American design and a theme of gilded glamour. Among early looks, that theme appeared to mean looks of black or white for some. Vogue livestream co-host Vanessa Hudgens made her way up the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in a vaguely Victorian black sheer lace gown with a long train.
  • Michael Bublé kicks off Las Vegas residency at Resorts World with sold out show

    ...- MARTHA CRUZ, KSNV
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Grammy Award-winning artist Michael Bublé kicked off his new Las Vegas residency earlier this week with a sold-out performance for fans. The singer was joined on stage with a full orchestra accompaniment, where his audio and video technology filled the newly opened theatre. Bublé sang hits like ”Feeling Good,” ”Haven’t Met You Yet" and “Home,” along with new songs from his recently released 11th studio album "HIGHER. "
  • What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend April 29-May 1, 2022

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    It's been an incredibly frantic week here in Salt Lake City. The passing of Senator Orrin Hatch has kept us busy as we dig through the archives to look back on the politician's life. I've also been in over my head with "Under the Banner of Heaven. " The FX series on Hulu is based on a non-fiction book byJon Krakauer of the same name.
  • Unraveling thoughts on FX's adaptation of 'Under the Banner of Heaven'

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Some articles are more difficult to write than others. I've written a dozen or so drafts. It's time for me to just put this out. That way I can focus on putting together the conversations I had with the cast on the red carpet at Monday's Salt Lake City premier. The shape of religious belief is undefined. Even within the confines (or comfort) of organized religion personal interpretations exist. For some faith is a constant. For others it is a constant struggle.
  • Met Gala returns to bring fashion's big night

    ...- JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer | Associated Press Staff
    NEW YORK (AP) — It started in 1948 as a society midnight supper, and it wasn't even at the Met. Fast forward 70-plus years, and the Met Gala is something totally different, one of the most photographed events in the world for its head-spinning red carpet — though the famous carpeted steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art aren't always red. We're talking Rihanna as a bejeweled pope. Zendaya as Cinderella with a light-up gown. Katy Perry as a chandelier morphing into a hamburger.
  • 'Platoon' actor to receive honorary doctorate

    ...- The Associated Press
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Actor Willem Dafoe is set to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee next month. University officials announced Friday that Dafoe will receive the doctorate of arts on May 22. He's slated to speak at the school's two graduation ceremonies that day. He'll receive the degree during the second ceremony of the day. Dafoe attended UW-Milwaukee in 1973 and 1974 before leaving to become part of Theatre X, an independent experimental theater company.
  • Here's what's coming to Netflix in May 2022

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    It's nearly May and that means that it is time to take a look at what titles Netflix will be adding over the next four weeks. As always, we'll kick it all off with Netflix's sizzle reel. New on Netflix May 2022I'm a little excited for "Stranger Things 4: Volume 1. " Which is kind of an odd thing because once upon a time I put off watching the series because I was told that I would love it. But what if I don't love it? What if I don't even like it.
  • New Met exhibit looks at American fashion, frame by frame

    ...- By JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Even for a legendary film director like Martin Scorsese, the assignment was a daunting one. Take one of the famous American period rooms at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and make essentially a one-frame movie with no camera: a tableau, not a film, but using your cinematic sensibility. Your actors are mannequins, and the costumes have been chosen for you. "Create a one-frame movie in a period room?
  • A geek's guide to Mother's Day gifting

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Somewhere along the way the idea that pop culture and genre fandom was made by men for men. I think Mary Shelley or Shirley Jackson, might have a thing or two to say about that. Geekdom, or whatever you'd like to call it, is universal. To celebrate, and help populate some gift-giving ideas before May 8, here's a look at some of the fun items that recently caught my eye. Descriptions provided by the publisher, studio, or toy maker. The Folio Society.
  • New streaming, Blu-ray and DVD highlights for the week of April 25-May 1, 2022

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    The way we consume cinema is radically different than it was just five or six years ago. The change is connected to the ease of streaming, the need to declutter, and the pandemic. The future, like it or not, is digital. So, this weekly column will also tend in the digital direction. That said, I'll still cover physical releases. As a collector (of too many things), there will always be a place for physical releases. Even if there isn't any shelf room left in my600-square-foot domicile.
  • 4 Vegas hotels rank in top 10 for most Instagrammed hotels in the world

    ...- MARTHA CRUZ, KSNV
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) – A new travel guide has ranked the most photogenic hotels in the world, with Las Vegas holding four of the top ten spots for 2022. According to the list compiled by Inkifi,Caesar's Palace ranked third, MGM Grand ranked fourth, the Wynn Las Vegas ranked sixth and the Venetian ranked seventh. FILE - This Aug. 2, 2005 file photo shows the Venetian Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta, File)
  • Steve Martin's 'King Tut' '70s SNL skit resurfaces online, causing Twitter fodder

    ...- MELISSA ECK | The National Desk
    WASHINGTON (TND) — American comedian and actor Steve Martin made his fifth appearance on "Saturday Night Live" on April 22, 1978, parodying the "Treasures of Tutankhamun. " The traveling exhibit was then making a six-city, two-and-a-half-year tour across the U. S. Those who were able to gain entry sawup to 55 masterpieces — reflecting King Tutankhamun's "necessities" when he was laid to rest. The city tour included stops in Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York and Washington.
  • Jon Stewart argues authoritarian governments are a 'true threat,' not comedy

    ...- ASHRAF KHALIL | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jon Stewart, accepting the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, warned Sunday night that speculation about the future of comedy amid increased audience cultural sensitivity was ignoring a true and enduring threat: authoritarian governments around the world. “Comedy doesn’t change the world, but it’s a bellwether,” Stewart said. “When a society feels under threat, comedians are who gets sent away first. ”
  • Review: 'The Northman' is an astounding, visionary Viking epic

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    The Northman. 4. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Robert Eggers. Writers: Robert Eggers, Sjon. Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Anya Taylor-Joy. Genre: Drama. Rated: R for strong bloody violence, some sexual content and nudity. Caption: Alexander Skarsgard talks to Ryan Painter about the supernatural aspects of The Northman, the difficulty of a single-camera shoot, and why the film is special to him. (Video: Focus Features)
  • Helen Mirren featured on People's 'Beautiful Issue'

    ...- JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP Entertainment Writer | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Helen Mirren graces People magazine's "The Beautiful Issue" in a cover story that touches on her thoughts of beauty and how the Oscar winner still gets nervous before filming a role. The magazine on Wednesday revealed the cover of the annual issue, which hits newsstands Friday. The 76-year-old Mirren said she was "gobstruck" after learning about her honor and never considered herself beautiful – especially at her age.
  • Review: 'The Bad Guys' is a family film that will actually appeal to the whole family

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    The Bad Guys. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Pierre Perifel. Writers: Aaron Blabey, Etan Cohen, Yoni Brenner. Starring: Sam Rockwell, Marc Maron, Awkwafina, Craig Robinson. Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy. Rated: PG for action and rude humor. (from left) Shark (Craig Robinson), Piranha (Anthony Ramos), Wolf (Sam Rockwell), Tarantula (Awkwafina), and Snake (Marc Maron) in DreamWorks Animation’s The Bad Guys, directed by Pierre Perifel.
  • Last Call: Titles leaving Netflix in May 2022

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    April, we hardly knew you. You're swell, but its time to move on. Lately, it has been hard for me to get all that excited about any of the catalog titles coming or going from Netflix. This month, however, there are three that stood out to me. So, let's have a look. Closer. Released in 2004, I've never had the opportunity to talk about "Closer" in a professional sense.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo announces death of one of his newborn twins

    ...- Associated Press
    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo took to social media on Monday to say one of his newborn twins has died. “It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away,” the Manchester United striker wrote in a post also signed by his partner, Georgina Rodriguez. “It is the greatest pain that any parent can feel. ”Ronaldo announced last year that the couple was expecting twins.
  • Ravens' Lamar Jackson surprises woman with cash in Instagram video

    ...- TIM SWIFT, WBFF
    BALTIMORE (WBFF) – In an Instagram story posted Friday, Ravens' Quarterback Lamar Jackson brought a woman to tears when he gave her a wad of cash in apparently a random act of kindness. Jackson appears to be inside a shoe store in a mall when he stops to pose for photos with fans. After posing with one woman, he hands her some $20 bills, spurring strong emotions. "There's nobody who ever did that for me. I thank you very much," she said in the video. A caption read: "Love you, Mami!
  • Playwright Neil Simon's papers are donated to Library of Congress

    ...- MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer | The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of notebooks, scripts, speeches, drafts of letters, artwork and even signed baseballs owned by the late playwright Neil Simon have been donated to the Library of Congress. The collection offers offering historians and researchers access to the creative process of American theater's most successful and prolific playwright.
  • Rio de Janeiro's Carnival parade returns after long pandemic hiatus

    ...- DAVID BILLER and MAURICIO SAVARESE | Associated Press
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Colorful floats and flamboyant dancers are delighting tens of thousands jammed into Rio de Janeiro's iconic Sambadrome, putting on a delayed Carnival celebration after the pandemic halted the dazzling displays. Rio de Janeiro's top samba schools began strutting their stuff late Friday, which was the first evening of the two-night spectacle.
  • 'Golden Girls' shows little age at inaugural fan cosplay convention

    ...- TERRY TANG | Associated Press
    CHICAGO (AP) — TV shows about sci-fi or comic book fare usually inspire fan conventions — not a sitcom about four women of a certain age living together in Florida. But sisters Hillary Wasicek, 37, and Melissa Gluck, 43, took this weekend's inaugural "The Golden Girls" convention at Chicago's Navy Pier to heart. Both women, who flew from California, spent Friday in elaborate cosplay as the characters of Dorothy and Blanche.
  • Netflix warns of global crackdown on password sharing

    ...- MELISSA ECK | The National Desk
    WASHINGTON (TND) — Netflix, one of the largest streaming juggernauts in the world, warns that a global crackdown on password sharing is coming. In its quarterly shareholder letter, the company said it purposefully allowed generous out-of-home password sharing because it helped get "more people using and enjoying Netflix. " But now, Netflix said it needs to hold a 20% operating margin. What does that mean for password sharers?
  • William and Kate lead royals at Easter service; queen absent

    ...- Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Senior British royals including Prince William and his wife Kate have attended an Easter Sunday church service at Windsor Castle. Queen Elizabeth II, who has been experiencing mobility problems, did not attend the service at St. George's Chapel on the castle grounds, a fixture in the royals' calendar. William and Kate, also known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were accompanied by two of their three children: Prince George, 8, and 6-year-old Princess Charlotte.
  • Charlie Rose reemerges with first interview since firings

    ...- DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Rose, whose career as a journalist imploded in 2017 due to sexual misconduct allegations, emerged Thursday by posting online a lengthy interview he conducted with investor Warren Buffett. Rose said in a message on his website that he was proud to have the recent conversation with Buffett. The 80-year-old journalist said it was the first interview he had conducted in more than four years.
  • What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend April 15-17, 2022

    ...- Ryan Painter | KUTV Staff
    Science says otherwise, but I honestly believe that some weeks are longer than others. This has been one of those weeks. To that end, and thankfully it is Friday. Here are four titles for you to consider for your weekend entertainment. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of DumbledoreStudio Synopsis:Professor Albus Dumbledore knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control of the wizarding world.
  • Cities ask Netflix, Hulu, streaming services to pay cable fees

    ...- ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Should Netflix and other streaming services have to pay local governments the same fees levied on cable operators? That was the question before the Ohio Supreme Court during a Wednesday hearing, as the court debates whether streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu are covered by a state law that would require them to pay to play.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital highlights for the week of April 11-17, 2022

    ...- Ryan Painter | KUTV Staff
    SALT LATE CITY, Utah (KUTV) — While the big release of the week is obviously "Spider-Man: No Way Home," there's a trio of Steven Soderbergh titles that are now available to own digitally (you can also find them on HBOmax). "C'mon C'mon" (which is among the titles available) is one of my favorite films that was essentially forgotten before it was released. There's also "Robocop" in 4K and it looks far better than I ever expected.
  • Britney Spears says she is pregnant with her 3rd child

    ...- The National Desk
    WASHINGTON (TND) – Britney Spears is expecting her third child. The pop star, who was recently released from a conservatorship that controlled her life and finances for almost 14 years, announced the news Monday on Instagram. Spears said she won't be venturing out as much during her pregnancy due to paparazzi and mentioned her previous struggles withprenatal depression, calling it "absolutely horrible. ""This time I will be doing yoga every day!!! " she said in the Instagram post.
  • Harry and Meghan give tribute to Ukrainians in Invictus Games

    ...- The Associated Press
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Invictus Games competition for wounded, injured and ill service personnel and veterans opened Saturday night in the Netherlands with a standing ovation and a tribute from Prince Harry for the Ukrainian team members who left their war-torn nation to compete.
  • Defamation case involving Johnny Depp, Amber Heard to begin Monday

    ...- WJLA Staff
    FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WJLA) – A high-profile civil court case featuring actor Johnny Depp and his ex-wife, Amber Heard, is set to begin trail Monday in Fairfax County Circuit Court. According to court documents, the defamation lawsuit brought by Depp against Heard arises from an op-ed Heard published in the Washington Post.
  • Will Smith gets 10-year Oscars ban after Chris Rock slap

    ...- ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The motion picture academy on Friday banned Will Smith from attending the Oscars or any other academy event for 10 years following his slap of Chris Rock at the Academy Awards. The move comes after a meeting of the academy's Board of Governors to discuss a response to Smith's actions. Chris Rock appears at the the FX portion of theTelevision Critics Association Winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif. , on Jan.
  • Video of TV station switching from black and white to color broadcasts goes viral

    ...- KGAN Staff
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KGAN) — A video is going viral on the internet -- that was taken in Broadcast Park by a local TV station in Iowa. The video is an old WMT-TV broadcast showing the moment the station went from black and white to color. In the '80s, the television station switched names from WMT-TV to KGAN-TV. Video of WMT-TV switching from black and white to color broadcasts goes viral. (KGAN) Legendary anchor Bob Bruner delivered the news in color for the first time.
  • Review: With 'Ambulance' Michael Bay supersizes the heist genre, again

    ...- Ryan Painter | KUTV
    Ambulance2. 5 out of 5 StarsDirector: Michael BayWriters: Chris Fedak, based on a film by Laurits Munch-Petersen, Lars Andreas PedersenStarring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Eiza GonzálezGenre: Action, Crime, DramaRated: R for intense violence, bloody images, and language throughout. Jake Gyllenhaal as Danny Sharp in Ambulance, directed by Michael Bay. (Photo: Universal)
  • Novelist Megha Majumdar is one of 10 recipients to receive Whiting Award

    ...- The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Megha Majumdar, whose novel "A Burning" was among the most talked-about debuts of recent years, is among 10 recipients of a Whiting Award for emerging authors. Fiction writers Claire Boyles and Nana Nkweti, poets Ina Cariño and Anthony Cody and nonfiction writers Anaïs Duplan and Alexis Pauline Gumbs also will receive $50,000 each in prize money.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital highlights for the week of April 4-10, 2022

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    It's a slow week for digital titles. So, we'll move on to look at this week's major DVD and Blu-ray releases. Synopses provided by the studio. New to DVD and Blu-ray. New DVD and Blu-ray highlights for the week of April 4 -10, 2022 (Photo: Paramount, Disney, Sony Pictures Classics, Well Go USA, RLJ Entertainment) Scream - "Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a terrifying new killer resurrects the Ghostface mask.
  • Carrie Underwood, Black Pumas, Mickey Guyton to perform at CMT Music Awards

    ...- JORDAN WHITTINGTON, WZTV
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) – More star-studded performances are on tap for the2022 CMT Music Awardsnext week. The lineup has expanded to include Carrie Underwood, Old Dominion, Black Pumas and Mickey Guyton. Also performing on April 11 will beKelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd, Carly Pearce, Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson, and Keith Urban.
  • Review: 'Everything Everywhere All at Once' is strange, absurd, wonderful and poignant

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Everything Everywhere All at Once. 4. 5 out of 5 Stars. Directors: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert. Writers: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert. Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis. Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Action. Rated: R for some violence, sexual material, and language. (L-R) Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan in Everything Everywhere All at Once (Photo: Allyson Riggs/A24)
  • Review: Lengthy 'Sonic' sequel sticks to the original's formula

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Sonic the Hedgehog 2. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Jeff Fowler. Writers: Pat Casey, Josh Miller, John Whittington. Starring: Ben Schwartz, Idris Elba, Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Jim Carrey. Genre: Action, Adventure. Rated: PG for action, some violence, rude humor, and mild language. Sonic (Ben Schwartz) in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 from Paramount Pictures and Sega. Photo Credit: Courtesy Paramount Pictures and Sega of America. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: Sonic teams up with Tails to thwart Dr.
  • Batiste has 'full circle moment,' numerous performances take center stage at Grammy Awards

    ...- DAVID BAUDER, AP Entertainment Writer | Associated Press
    Jon Batiste had the most Grammy Award nominations and his five wins outpaced everyone, yet he somehow seemed the biggest surprise on a joyous night for music that washed away some of the bad taste left by the Oscars a week earlier. Batiste's "We Are" won the prestigious album of the year award Sunday over music heavyweights like Tony Bennett, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift and Ye, who changed his name from Kanye West.
  • Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo could score big at Grammys

    ...- JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP Entertainment Writer
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Several Grammy Awards performers such as Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Jon Batiste have a chance to carve their names in the show's history books Sunday. Through her song "Happier Than Ever," Eilish could become the first artist ever to win record of the year three times in a row, and the only artist along with Paul Simon to take home the award three times.
  • Review: 'Morbius' is an uninspired tangent into the Spider-Verse

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    Morbius. 2. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Daniel Espinosa. Writers: Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless, Roy Thomas, Gil Kane. Starring: Jared Leto, Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, Jared Harris. Genre: Action, Adventure. Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, some frightening images, and brief strong language. Dr. Michael Morbius (Jared Leto) in Columbia Pictures' MORBIUS. (Photo: Sony)
  • John Travolta and his son adopt puppy Jamie Lee Curtis seen holding at the Oscars

    ...- WKRC Staff
    CINCINNATI (WKRC) — John Travolta and his son adopted a new puppy thanks to Jamie Lee Curtis, The Academy Awards and Betty White. The award show paid tribute to the late Betty White — who was an avid animal rights activist — by promoting pet adoptions from the nonprofit Paw Works. Curtis took the stage with a puppy to announce the initiative. That's when Travolta and his son stepped in.
  • Interview: Anamaria Marinca brings humanity to the folk horror of 'You Won't Be Alone'

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    We've always been frightened of the unknown. Our histories are filled with magical tales of terror that conjure up vampires, werewolves, and witches as explanations for whythe fields no longer yield wheat and our fingernails seem to grow after death. Many of these old beliefs have been abandoned but their enduring legacy can be found in horror films.
  • Review: Marvel's 'Moon Knight' improves as it goes along

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    The first episode of “Moon Knight,” Marvel latest Disney+ series, is now available to watch. Marvel provided me with the first four (of six) episodes and while I don’t like to review anything without seeing how it ends, there are a few things that I am certain of. Oscar Isaac as Steven Grant in Marvel Studios' MOON KNIGHT. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved. (Photo: Disney+) “Moon Knight” is a strange beast that focuses on self-identity.
  • Lemonade stand owner makes his own Will Smith 'slap' video

    ...- STEPHEN HAWKINS | KMPH
    PARLIER, Calif. (KMPH) — The owner of Jay's Fresh Pressed Lemonade, Javier Juarez is known for his delicious lemonade and his funny videos. KMPH has featured Juarezin the past because of his clever use of TikTok videos — including one where he acted like Kopi Sotiropulos. Sotiropulos serves as a longtime weatherman andmorning news anchor for the station. Now Juarez has taken the opportunity to capitalize on the "slap heard 'round the world. "
  • Bruce Willis stepping away from acting, diagnosed with aphasia

    ...- ALEXX ALTMAN-DEVILBISS, WPDE
    (WPDE) – Bruce Willis will be stepping away from acting after he was diagnosed with aphasia. Aphasia is a medical condition that can affect a person's ability to speak, write and understand language, both verbal and written, according to the Mayo Clinic. The actor's family shared the news on Instagram Wednesday along with a photo of Bruce.
  • NFL launches registration for admission to Draft Experience in Las Vegas

    ...- KSNV STAFF
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The National Football League has opened up entry registration to attend the league's Draft Experience in Las Vegas next month. According to a press release, fans will have to register for NFL OnePass for admission. Registration is free and open now onNFL. com/OnePass. The NFL Draft Experience and Draft Theater will be located behind the High Roller and The LINQ, next to Caesars Forum. A rendering shows the main stage proposed for the 2022 NFL Draft in Las Vegas.
  • BTS member tests positive for COVID while in Las Vegas for Grammys

    ...- KSNV STAFF
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) – BTS star Jungkook has tested positive for COVID-19 after coming to Las Vegas for the Grammy Awards this Sunday. The singer tested negative on a PCR test in South Korea before leaving for the U. S. on Sunday, the band's management agency Big Hit Music said in a statement. After he arrived in Las Vegas, he felt some discomfort in his throat and took both rapid and standard PCR tests.
  • Will Smith apologizes after slapping Chris Rock: 'I was out of line and I was wrong'

    ...- JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The day after slapping Chris Rock on the stage of the 94th Academy Awards, Will Smith issued an apology to the comedian, the academy and viewers at home, saying he was "out of line" and that his actions are "not indicative of the man I want to be. " The fallout of Sunday's show continued Monday as the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences condemned Smith's onstage assault and said it would launch an inquiry into it.
  • Red carpet arrivals begin at an Oscars hoping for a comeback

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the first time in two years, the Academy Awards have rolled out the red carpet at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre for what the film academy hopes will be a back-to-normal Oscars. Except for all the stuff that’s changed. The telecast for the 94th Academy Awards will begin, as usual, at 8 p. m. EDT on ABC. Early arrivals are already filling the red carpet ahead of the show. Beneath a warm California sun, a Hollywood rite of glamour and celebration was starting to get into swing.
  • Jeff Carson, country singer and police officer, dies of heart attack

    ...- ANTHONY GLOVER, WZTV
    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WZTV) – Country music singer and Franklin police officer Jeff Carson has died. He was 58. Carson died of a heart attack at the Williamson Medical Center in Franklin on Saturday, according to 2911 Media. Jeffrey Lee Herndon, known musically as Jeff Carson, was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on December 16, 1963, before making the move to Nashville. “Yeah Buddy,” became Carson's first charting single after he signed his first recording contract at Curb Records.
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda to miss Oscars after wife tests positive for COVID

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda, one of this year's most prominent Oscar nominees, will sit out the ceremony after his wife tested positive for COVID-19. Miranda shared the news on Twitter Saturday afternoon. He said that even though he has tested negative himself, he will stay away from Sunday's ceremony out of caution. "Made it to Hollywood," Miranda wrote. "This weekend, my wife tested + (positive) for COVID. She's doing fine.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital highlights for the week of March 21-27, 2022

    ...- RYAN PAINTER, KUTV
    It's a week that sees a wide swath of Asian cinema, the 4K release of a classic franchise, the return of a murderous antihero, andGuillermo del Toro's latest offering. Synopses provided by the studios. New on DVD and Blu-ray. New DVD and Blu-ray for the week of March 21-27, 2022 (Photo: Disney, Paramount, Universal, Well Go USA)
  • Judge ends lengthy conservatorship for actor Amanda Bynes

    ...- ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer
    Actor Amanda Bynes was released Tuesday from a court conservatorship that put her life and financial decisions in her parents' control for nearly nine years. Ventura County Superior Court Judge Roger Lund terminated the conservatorship at a hearing in a courtroom in the Southern California city of Oxnard, her attorney David A. Esquibias said.
  • Report: Ye no longer performing at Grammys

    ...- Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Ye will not be performing at the Grammys this year. A report published in The Blast said that the musician was told Friday that his act had been pulled from the show, which are set to take place on April 3. A representative for Ye, who changed his name from Kanye West, confirmed the information in The Blast article in an email to the Associated Press. She did not offer additional comment.
  • 'The Batman,' still No. 1, crosses $300 million at the box office

    ...- LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer
    "The Batman" is still going strong three weeks into its theatrical run, with a tight grip on the top spot at the box office. Robert Pattinson's debut as the Dark Knight earned an additional $36. 8 million over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. It also slid past the $300 million mark ahead of projections. The Warner Bros. film is the highest grossing movie of 2022 and the second highest since the beginning of the pandemic (first place goes to "Spider-Man: No Way Home").
  • Initiative to empower women in the music industry launches at SXSW

    ...- Tahlia Sowa-Gutierrez, KEYE
    AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) – EqualizeHer launched Tuesday at SXSW with another round of panels and showcases slated for Wednesday, March 16. Linda Perry, the music producer, and songwriter teamed up with philanthropist Alisha Ballard to bring the initiative to life. EqualizeHer is a mission to bring equal opportunity to women in the music business both on and off the stage. "We're giving women the opportunity to be heard and seen, then we can tell everybody about EqualizeHer.
  • Court: Jussie Smollett can leave county jail during appeal

    ...- DON BABWIN and SARA BURNETT Associated Press
    CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett was ordered released from jail Wednesday by an appeals court that agreed with his lawyers that he should be free pending the appeal of his conviction for lying to Chicago police about a racist and homophobic attack. The decision came after a Cook County judge sentenced Smollett last week to immediately begin serving 150 days in jail for his conviction on five felony counts of disorderly conduct for lying to police.
  • Chris Cuomo wants $125 million for 'unlawful' CNN firing

    ...- DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Cuomo wants an arbitrator to award him $125 million for his firing from CNN, alleging his bosses knew full well how he advised his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and suggested they did the same themselves. His filing seeking arbitration on Wednesday exposed more ugliness at the network, where Cuomo, CNN chief Jeff Zucker and his top deputy, Allison Gollust, have all been ousted in the past three months.
  • Immerse yourself in the world of 'Rick and Morty' coming to Las Vegas resort

    ...- KSNV Staff
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Rick and Morty are coming to the Las Vegas Strip in time for college basketball madness. The popular Adult Swim animated series is teaming up with Wendy's and Resorts World Las Vegas for a new experience called "Morty's Mayhem. " Caption: KSNV. Running from Thursday through Sunday, March 17-20, fans can walk through a custom "Rick and Morty" LED experience, get a chance to win prizes and enjoy massive viewing screens to watch NCAA basketball tournament games.
  • Judge makes ban on Saget autopsy records release permanent

    ...- Associated Press
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A judge in Florida on Monday agreed to make permanent an order that prohibits the release of photos, video or other records related to the investigation into the death of comedian Bob Saget. During a court hearing in Orlando, Circuit Judge Vincent Chiu said he would issue a permanent injunction that had been requested by Saget's widow, Kelly Rizzo, and his three daughters.
  • William Hurt, star of 'Broadcast News,' 'Body Heat,' dies

    ...- JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — William Hurt, the Oscar-winning actor of "Broadcast News," "Body Heat" and "The Big Chill," has died. He was 71. Hurt's son, Will, said in a statement that Hurt died Sunday of natural causes. He said Hurt died peacefully, among family. Deadline first reported Hurt's death. FILE - William Hurt and Heidi Henderson arrive at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
  • Dolly Parton welcomes guests to Dollywood for 37th season

    ...- Kristen Quon
    PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WCYB)- Dolly Parton welcomed season passholders to Dollywood for the 37th season on Friday. Friday was the first time Parton has been to the park since the COVID-19 pandemic began. "It's great to be home," she said. "It's great to be back at Dollywood, see the fans and see everyone walk around. Feeling free no mask required, and it's great to be back after two years in all this COVID darkness.
  • Smollett sentenced to 150 days in county jail, ordered to pay $120K restitution

    ...- DON BABWIN and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press
    CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett was sentenced Thursday to 150 days in jail for lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack that the former “Empire” actor orchestrated himself. Cook County Judge James Linn sentenced Smollett to 30 months of felony probation, including 150 days in the county jail. Linn denied a request to suspend Smollett's sentence and ordered he be placed in custody immediately. Smollett was also ordered to pay $120,106 in restitution.
  • Russia's invasion of Ukraine sends news network ratings up

    ...- DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Cable news viewership jumped during Russia's invasion of Ukraine, with Fox News Channel leading the way and CNN showing the most dramatic increases. CNN, Fox and MSNBC collectively averaged 6. 4 million viewers in prime time between the start of the war last Wednesday and Sunday night. That's up from their January average of 4 million, the Nielsen company said. For the full day between Wednesday and Sunday, Fox averaged 2.
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards to offer Oscars preview

    ...- JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer
    The 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards will kick off with a "Hamilton" reunion, feature a lifetime achievement award for Helen Mirren and, maybe, supply a preview of the upcoming Academy Awards. The SAG Awards, taking place at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, begin at 8 p. m. EST Sunday and air on both TNT and TBS. (The show will also be available to stream Monday on HBO Max.
  • 'Saturday Night Live' opens with tribute to Ukraine

    ...- Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — "Saturday Night Live" normally kicks off each show with some humor, but the comedy sketch series opened with a tribute performance to Ukraine amid the ongoing Russian invasion. The Ukrainian Chorus Dumka of New York performed a "Prayer for Ukraine" during the opening of "SNL" on Saturday. Cast members Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong introduced the choir.
  • Sean Penn in Ukraine to continue work on documentary

    ...- Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Filmmaker and actor Sean Penn is in Ukraine to continue work on a documentary about the ongoing Russian assault. The Office of the President wrote in a Facebook post Thursday that Penn attended press briefings, met with Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk and spoke to journalists and military personnel about the Russian invasion. "Sean Penn demonstrates the courage that many others, especially western politicians lack," the president's office wrote on Facebook.
  • Slain cinematographer's husband angry that Alec Baldwin deflects blame

    ...- ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The husband of a cinematographer shot and killed on the set of the film "Rust" says it's "absurd" that Alex Baldwin believes he's not to blame for the shooting and he was "so angry" when Baldwin didn't accept responsibility. The remarks made in excerpts released Wednesday from an interview with the "Today" show are the first public words from Matt Hutchins on the Oct. 21 death of his wife Halyna Hutchins.
  • Fox News' Cavuto returns to work after bout with COVID-19

    ...- Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News host Neil Cavuto has returned to work after surviving a bout of COVID-19 and pneumonia that he says included time in an intensive care unit and some "touch-and-go" periods. Cavuto, who hosts the 4 p. m. Eastern hour on Fox News Channel and a two-hour program at noon on the Fox Business Network, was back on the air Monday after being off since the week of Jan. 10.
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