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  • Judge won't bar public from Ghislaine Maxwell jury selection

    ...- MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Thursday rejected British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell's bid to block the public and news media from jury selection in her New York City trial on charges she recruited teenage girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse. U. S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan said the press and public will be allowed to view the selection proceedings next month via video feeds to an overflow courtroom and a courthouse press room.
  • Chappelle special draws critics, boosters to Netflix walkout

    ...- ALEX VEIGA and LYNN ELBER Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Critics and supporters of Dave Chappelle's Netflix special and its anti-transgender comments gathered outside the company's offices Wednesday, with "Trans lives matter" and "Free speech is a right" among their competing messages. People began gathering in advance of a planned walkout by Netflix employees seeking to highlight their objections to Chappelle's stand-up special "The Closer" and the company's handling of it. By noon, the crowd had swelled to more than 100.
  • Netflix releases teaser for upcoming 'Cowboy Bebop' live-action show

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – Gearing up for the release of its live-action adaption of “Cowboy Bebop,” Netflix has unveiled a new teaser trailer its space western based on the classic anime series. The two-and-a-half minute trailer, dubbed “The Lost Session,” features its main cast of Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir) and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda). While not showing footage from an episode, the teaser shows the trio in action as they hunt down bounties.
  • Fox News' Cavuto tests positive for COVID-19, urges vaccines

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News Channel anchor Neil Cavuto tested positive for COVID-19, which he said was surprising but made him grateful that he was vaccinated. Cavuto, who learned of the test results after Monday's episode of "Your World with Neil Cavuto," wasn't on the air Tuesday. "While I'm somewhat stunned by this news, doctors tell me I'm lucky as well.
  • McCain book shares why she left 'toxic' times at 'The View'

    ...- DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Meghan McCain says she decided to leave "The View" following her second day back from maternity leave in January when frequent foil Joy Behar said "I did not miss you" during a political argument. McCain, who left this summer after four years as the daytime talk show's conservative voice, told that and other backstage stories in a new book, "Bad Republican," and subsequent interview with Variety.
  • Rapper formerly known as Kanye West is now just Ye

    ...- Associated Press
    A Los Angeles judge on Monday approved the request of the rapper, producer and fashion designer to legally change his name from Kanye Omari West to just Ye, with no middle or last name. “There being no objections, the petition for change of name is granted,” Judge Michelle Williams Court said in court documents. The petition filed Aug. 24 cited “personal reasons. " He has called himself Ye on his social media pages for years.
  • McCartney, Swift to induct new members into rock hall

    ...- Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift will induct newcomers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during its annual ceremony, set for Cleveland on Oct. 30. McCartney will give the presentation for Foo Fighters, the hall announced on Monday. He's close to Foo Fighter frontman Dave Grohl, who after next week will share the distinction of being inducted twice. McCartney's in as a Beatle and solo artist, while Grohl joined as a member of Nirvana in 2014.
  • 'Halloween Kills' carves out $50.4 million at box office

    ...- LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer
    "Halloween Kills" may be available to watch at home, but the latest installment in the Michael Myers saga is making a killing at the North American box office in its first weekend in theaters. The David Gordon Green-directed horror scared up $50. 4 million from 3,705 locations, according to studio estimates Sunday. Universal's "Halloween Kills" far surpassed expectations, which had the film pegged for a more conservative debut in the $30 million range.
  • Russian filmmakers land after shoot aboard space station

    ...- JIM HEINTZ Associated Press
    MOSCOW (AP) — A Soyuz space capsule carrying a cosmonaut and two Russian filmmakers has landed after a 3 1/2-hour trip from the International Space Station. The capsule, descending under a red-and-white striped parachute after entering Earth's atmosphere, landed upright in the steppes of Kazakhstan on schedule at 0435 GMT Sunday with Oleg Novitskiy, Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko aboard. Actress Peresild and film director Shipenko rocketed to the space station on Oct.
  • Celebrities to join Prince William for Earthshot Prize award

    ...- Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Celebrities will join Prince William in London on Sunday for the inaugural awards ceremony of his Earthshot Prize, an ambitious environmental program aiming to find new ideas and technologies around the world to tackle climate change and Earth's most pressing challenges. Judges including naturalist and veteran broadcaster David Attenborough, actor Cate Blanchett and singer Shakira are expected to attend the ceremony.
  • Mark Harmon makes quiet exit as 'NCIS' regular on CBS

    ...- DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — The lead character of television's most popular drama exited the show Monday without a fuss, and without the immediate ratings bump that would be expected if there had been. "NCIS" star Mark Harmon, who has played Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs since the CBS drama began in 2003, had his final night as a regular character on Monday's show. Gibbs informed his partner after working on a case in Alaska that he was going to stay there.
  • Rapper Tyga arrested in domestic violence investigation

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Tyga was arrested in a felony domestic violence investigation Tuesday, authorities said. Tyga, 31, whose legal name is Michael Stevenson, was booked after a Tuesday incident in Hollywood, Los Angeles police said. He was released after posting $50,000 bond, jail records showed. The arrest came after 22-year-old fashion designer Camaryn Swanson, his ex-girlfriend, posted images online of her face with a black eye.
  • 'Into the Wild' bus on display during Alaska preservation work

    ...- Associated Press
    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A bus that people sometimes embarked on deadly pilgrimages to Alaska's backcountry to visit can now safely be viewed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks while it undergoes preservation work. The bus was moved to the university's engineering facility last week while it's being prepared for outdoor display at the Museum of the North, Fairbanks television station KTVF reported.
  • Yale student's new chapter in history-making 'Jeopardy!' run

    ...- MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — This story contains a spoiler about Monday's "Jeopardy! " episode. All good things must come to an end and Matt Amodio's historic run on "Jeopardy! " did just that on Monday's show, leaving the Yale doctoral student with 38 wins and more than $1. 5 million in prize money. Amodio failed to answer the Final Jeopardy! clue correctly and came third on Monday's show, his streak cut short by new champion Jonathan Fisher, an actor originally from Coral Gables, Florida.
  • Clooney nixes political career, sees US recovery post-Trump

    ...- Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — George Clooney on Sunday ruled out having a second career in politics, saying he would rather have a "nice life" and is looking to reduce his workload. Nevertheless, the 60-year-old actor and director waded into politics during an interview with the BBC's Andrew Marr. Clooney, a long-time supporter of U. S. President Joe Biden, described America as a country that is still recovering from the damage caused by Donald Trump.
  • Judge won't bar public from Ghislaine Maxwell jury selection

    ...- MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Thursday rejected British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell's bid to block the public and news media from jury selection in her New York City trial on charges she recruited teenage girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse. U. S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan said the press and public will be allowed to view the selection proceedings next month via video feeds to an overflow courtroom and a courthouse press room.
  • Chappelle special draws critics, boosters to Netflix walkout

    ...- ALEX VEIGA and LYNN ELBER Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Critics and supporters of Dave Chappelle's Netflix special and its anti-transgender comments gathered outside the company's offices Wednesday, with "Trans lives matter" and "Free speech is a right" among their competing messages. People began gathering in advance of a planned walkout by Netflix employees seeking to highlight their objections to Chappelle's stand-up special "The Closer" and the company's handling of it. By noon, the crowd had swelled to more than 100.
  • Netflix releases teaser for upcoming 'Cowboy Bebop' live-action show

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – Gearing up for the release of its live-action adaption of “Cowboy Bebop,” Netflix has unveiled a new teaser trailer its space western based on the classic anime series. The two-and-a-half minute trailer, dubbed “The Lost Session,” features its main cast of Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir) and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda). While not showing footage from an episode, the teaser shows the trio in action as they hunt down bounties.
  • Fox News' Cavuto tests positive for COVID-19, urges vaccines

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News Channel anchor Neil Cavuto tested positive for COVID-19, which he said was surprising but made him grateful that he was vaccinated. Cavuto, who learned of the test results after Monday's episode of "Your World with Neil Cavuto," wasn't on the air Tuesday. "While I'm somewhat stunned by this news, doctors tell me I'm lucky as well.
  • McCain book shares why she left 'toxic' times at 'The View'

    ...- DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Meghan McCain says she decided to leave "The View" following her second day back from maternity leave in January when frequent foil Joy Behar said "I did not miss you" during a political argument. McCain, who left this summer after four years as the daytime talk show's conservative voice, told that and other backstage stories in a new book, "Bad Republican," and subsequent interview with Variety.
  • Rapper formerly known as Kanye West is now just Ye

    ...- Associated Press
    A Los Angeles judge on Monday approved the request of the rapper, producer and fashion designer to legally change his name from Kanye Omari West to just Ye, with no middle or last name. “There being no objections, the petition for change of name is granted,” Judge Michelle Williams Court said in court documents. The petition filed Aug. 24 cited “personal reasons. " He has called himself Ye on his social media pages for years.
  • McCartney, Swift to induct new members into rock hall

    ...- Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift will induct newcomers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during its annual ceremony, set for Cleveland on Oct. 30. McCartney will give the presentation for Foo Fighters, the hall announced on Monday. He's close to Foo Fighter frontman Dave Grohl, who after next week will share the distinction of being inducted twice. McCartney's in as a Beatle and solo artist, while Grohl joined as a member of Nirvana in 2014.
  • 'Halloween Kills' carves out $50.4 million at box office

    ...- LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer
    "Halloween Kills" may be available to watch at home, but the latest installment in the Michael Myers saga is making a killing at the North American box office in its first weekend in theaters. The David Gordon Green-directed horror scared up $50. 4 million from 3,705 locations, according to studio estimates Sunday. Universal's "Halloween Kills" far surpassed expectations, which had the film pegged for a more conservative debut in the $30 million range.
  • Russian filmmakers land after shoot aboard space station

    ...- JIM HEINTZ Associated Press
    MOSCOW (AP) — A Soyuz space capsule carrying a cosmonaut and two Russian filmmakers has landed after a 3 1/2-hour trip from the International Space Station. The capsule, descending under a red-and-white striped parachute after entering Earth's atmosphere, landed upright in the steppes of Kazakhstan on schedule at 0435 GMT Sunday with Oleg Novitskiy, Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko aboard. Actress Peresild and film director Shipenko rocketed to the space station on Oct.
  • Celebrities to join Prince William for Earthshot Prize award

    ...- Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Celebrities will join Prince William in London on Sunday for the inaugural awards ceremony of his Earthshot Prize, an ambitious environmental program aiming to find new ideas and technologies around the world to tackle climate change and Earth's most pressing challenges. Judges including naturalist and veteran broadcaster David Attenborough, actor Cate Blanchett and singer Shakira are expected to attend the ceremony.
  • Mark Harmon makes quiet exit as 'NCIS' regular on CBS

    ...- DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — The lead character of television's most popular drama exited the show Monday without a fuss, and without the immediate ratings bump that would be expected if there had been. "NCIS" star Mark Harmon, who has played Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs since the CBS drama began in 2003, had his final night as a regular character on Monday's show. Gibbs informed his partner after working on a case in Alaska that he was going to stay there.
  • Rapper Tyga arrested in domestic violence investigation

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Tyga was arrested in a felony domestic violence investigation Tuesday, authorities said. Tyga, 31, whose legal name is Michael Stevenson, was booked after a Tuesday incident in Hollywood, Los Angeles police said. He was released after posting $50,000 bond, jail records showed. The arrest came after 22-year-old fashion designer Camaryn Swanson, his ex-girlfriend, posted images online of her face with a black eye.
  • 'Into the Wild' bus on display during Alaska preservation work

    ...- Associated Press
    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A bus that people sometimes embarked on deadly pilgrimages to Alaska's backcountry to visit can now safely be viewed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks while it undergoes preservation work. The bus was moved to the university's engineering facility last week while it's being prepared for outdoor display at the Museum of the North, Fairbanks television station KTVF reported.
  • Yale student's new chapter in history-making 'Jeopardy!' run

    ...- MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — This story contains a spoiler about Monday's "Jeopardy! " episode. All good things must come to an end and Matt Amodio's historic run on "Jeopardy! " did just that on Monday's show, leaving the Yale doctoral student with 38 wins and more than $1. 5 million in prize money. Amodio failed to answer the Final Jeopardy! clue correctly and came third on Monday's show, his streak cut short by new champion Jonathan Fisher, an actor originally from Coral Gables, Florida.
  • Clooney nixes political career, sees US recovery post-Trump

    ...- Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — George Clooney on Sunday ruled out having a second career in politics, saying he would rather have a "nice life" and is looking to reduce his workload. Nevertheless, the 60-year-old actor and director waded into politics during an interview with the BBC's Andrew Marr. Clooney, a long-time supporter of U. S. President Joe Biden, described America as a country that is still recovering from the damage caused by Donald Trump.
  • Netflix, Chappelle ignite controversy with comedy deemed 'dangerously transphobic'

    ...- LEANDRA BERNSTEIN | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    Comedian Dave Chappelle has always pushed the envelope with his comedy but some say he went too far in a recently released Netflix stand-up special "The Closer," where he devoted about a third of his set to jokes about transgender people and the LGBTQ community. Now, the 48-year-old comedian and Netflix are facing sharp backlash from critics who believe Chappelle crossed a line with comments that they say are offensive and "dangerously transphobic.
  • Paul McCartney: John Lennon responsible for Beatle breakup

    ...- DANICA KIRKA Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney has revisited the breakup of The Beatles, flatly disputing the suggestion that he was responsible for the group’s demise. Speaking on an episode of BBC Radio 4’s “This Cultural Life’’ that is scheduled to air on Oct. 23, McCartney said it was John Lennon who wanted to disband The Beatles. “I didn’t instigate the split,” McCartney said. “That was our Johnny. ’’The band's fans have long debated who was responsible for the breakup, with many blaming McCartney.
  • Craig's final Bond takes $56 million at domestic box office

    ...- LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer
    After over 18 months of pandemic delays, "No Time to Die" opened on target. The final James Bond film of the Daniel Craig era grossed $56 million from 4,407 North American theaters, according to studio estimates on Sunday, to easily take the first-place spot. It didn't break any pandemic or 007 records, but it didn't fall significantly short either and is in fact the fourth-best opening in the 25-film series. James Bond isn't Marvel when it comes to opening weekends.
  • Melinda Gates forms nonfiction book imprint, Moment of Lift

    ...- Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Melinda French Gates, already one of the world's most prominent philanthropists, will now take on the job of publisher. Gates has formed a nonfiction imprint with Flatiron Books, a division of Macmillan. The imprint, announced Tuesday by Macmillan, is called Moment of Lift Books and will launch with three releases about women and girls, starting in 2023.
  • Reports: ESPN anchor removed from air after comments about COVID-19, Barack Obama

    ...- ALEXX ALTMAN-DEVILBISS, WPDE Staff
    (WPDE) – The co-anchor of the noon "SportsCenter" show has been removed from the air at ESPN aftercontroversial comments she made while appearing on the “Uncut with Jay Cutler” podcast on Sunday, according to multiple reports. The Hill, Daily Mail, Yahoo Newsand other outlets are reporting that Sage Steele has been removed from on-air programming for a week due to recent remarks about the coronavirus and former President Barack Obama.
  • Brady's return leads NBC to strong Sunday football ratings

    ...- DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brady wins in the television ratings, too. NBC relentlessly promoted the Tampa Bay quarterback's return to New England, and the Bucs-Patriots game reached the biggest "Sunday Night Football" audience in years, the Nielsen company said. The 26. 7 million people who tuned in represented NBC's biggest television audience for the game since 2015. Add in people who streamed it, and the game reached 28 million, the biggest "Sunday Night Football" crowd since 2012, Nielsen said.
  • Jury awards $6.3M to Shannen Doherty in State Farm fire suit

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal jury in Los Angeles awarded $6. 3 million to actor Shannen Doherty on Monday in a lawsuit alleging that State Farm failed to pay sufficiently for damage to her house in a 2018 California wildfire. The jury found that the insurance giant's failure to pay policy benefits for Doherty's Malibu home were "unreasonable and without proper cause. "The verdict covers damages to Doherty's house and property, emotional distress and attorney's fees.
  • Britney Spears thanks #FreeBritney fans after dad's removal

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears thanked fans who have called for years to #FreeBritney for major changes in the conservatorship that has long controlled her life and money. Spears' identical posts on Twitter and Instagram on Monday were her first public comments on the case since a judge suspended her father as conservator of her estate last week, a move she had long expressed hope for.
  • Rain pushes NASCAR playoff race at Talladega to Monday

    ...- JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer
    TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway was washed out and rescheduled for Monday because persistent rain backed the series into too tight of a window to run as scheduled. The race was initially delayed almost two hours and NASCAR made one attempt Sunday at starting the 500-miler. But it began to rain again as the cars circled the 2. 66-mile superspeedway behind the pace car.
  • Britney's father is out, but scrutiny of him just beginning

    ...- ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears and her attorney successfully drove her father from the conservatorship that has run the singer's life and controlled her money, but they say they are not done scrutinizing him and the actions he took over the past 13 years.
  • Swedish artist threatened with death for Muhammad dog sketch dies in crash

    ...- The Associated Press
    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who had lived under police protection since making a sketch of the Prophet Muhammad with a dog's body in 2007, died in a weekend car crash along with two police bodyguards, police said Monday. He was 75. Vilks and two plainclothes officers were killed in a head-on crash with a truck on Sunday afternoon, said Carina Persson, the police chief for southern Sweden. All three died on the spot.
  • Attorney: Removal of Spears' father is 'a loss for Britney'

    ...- ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge's decision to remove Britney Spears' father from control of the conservatorship that has wielded vast power over her life is "a loss" for the singer, his attorney said Thursday. A Los Angeles court on Wednesday suspended James Spears from the conservatorship that he sought in 2008. The judge cited the "toxic environment" his presence had created.
  • GLAAD leader and rock star wife co-author 'All Moms'

    ...- Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — The leader of GLAAD and her rock star wife are teaming up on a children's book about the many kinds of moms in the world. "All Moms," co-written by GLAAD CEO and President Sarah Kate Ellis and Kristen Ellis-Henderson of the band Antigone Rising, will be published by Little Bee Books on March 1. "This book celebrates what it really means to be a mom, which is to provide your child with unconditional love," the two authors said in a statement Wednesday.
  • Tommy Kirk, the child star in 'Old Yeller,' has died at 79

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tommy Kirk, a child star who played in Disney films such as "Old Yeller" and "The Shaggy Dog," has died. He was 79. Kirk's longtime friend and former child star, Paul Petersen, said he was found dead in his Las Vegas home on Tuesday. The cause of death has not been released. Petersen said Kirk lived a private life as a gay man and was estranged from what "remains of his blood family. " "He was very much a part of our kid star community," Peterson said.
  • Royals join cast of new Bond film for glitzy London premiere

    ...- Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux and the cast of new Bond film "No Time to Die" walked the red carpet Tuesday in London for the movie's world premiere, a glittering event attended by Prince Charles, Prince William and their spouses. The film, the 25th in the long-running series and Craig's last outing as 007, was initially due to be released in April 2020 but has suffered multiple delays because of the pandemic.
  • Women win top awards at San Sebastian film festival

    ...- Associated Press
    SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) — Female actors and filmmakers swept the top awards at the San Sebastian film festival on Saturday, with the Golden Shell for the best film going to "Blue Moon" ("Crai Nou") by Romanian director Alina Grigore. American actress and producer Jessica Chastain was honored for her portrayal of Christian televangelist Tammy Faye Messner in "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" at the 69th edition of Spain's biggest film festival. U. S.
  • 'Dear Evan Hansen' opens 2nd to 'Shang-Chi' at box office

    ...- LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer
    "Dear Evan Hansen" may have been a hit on Broadway, but the filmed adaptation of the Tony-winning show is off to a slow start at the box office in its first weekend in theaters. The Universal musical that's playing exclusively in theaters grossed an estimated $7. 5 million from 3,364 locations, according to studio estimates on Sunday. First place again went to Disney and Marvel's "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," which added $13.
  • Tom Felton of 'Harry Potter' fame collapses at Ryder Cup

    ...- Associated Press
    SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — British actor Tom Felton, known for his portrayal of Draco Malfoy in the "Harry Potter" movies, collapsed while playing a celebrity golf exhibition Thursday at the Ryder Cup. Ryder Cup organizers said only that Felton experienced "a medical incident" at Whistling Straits and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. They provided no other information.
  • R. Kelly jury asked to make him 'pay' or not fall for 'lies'

    ...- TOM HAYS Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor in closing arguments at the sex-trafficking trial of R. Kelly urged jurors on Thursday to make the R&B superstar "pay" for his alleged crimes, while a defense lawyer told them they've been misled by opportunistic accusers about consensual relationships. "It is now time to hold the defendant responsible for the pain he inflicted on each of his victims," Assistant U. S.
  • R. Kelly says he won't testify at his sex trafficking trial

    ...- TOM HAYS Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly got away with sexually abusing underage victims for more than two decades by ruling his inner circle enablers with an iron fist, a prosecutor told jurors on Wednesday at the R&B singer's sex-trafficking trial. "The defendant set rules, lots of them, and he demanded complete obedience," Assistant U. S. Attorney Elizabeth Geddes said during closing arguments in federal court in Brooklyn.
  • Netflix buys Wonka author Dahl's catalog

    ...- Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Netflix has acquired the works of Roald Dahl, the late British author of celebrated children's books such as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. " The video streaming giant said Wednesday that it acquired the Roald Dahl Story Co. , which manages the rights to the author's characters and stories. No financial terms were disclosed.
  • Lawyer: R. Kelly unlikely to take stand in trafficking trial

    ...- The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly is unlikely to take the witness stand at his sex-trafficking trial, a lawyer for the R&B singer told a judge Tuesday. The remark by attorney Deveraux Cannick, made with the jury out the courtroom, came as the defense wound down its case at the trial in federal court in New York City. The potential spectacle of Kelly testifying has always been a long shot. U. S.
  • Gillian Flynn, Lena Waithe to head their own book imprints

    ...- HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — "Gone Girl" author Gillian Flynn is a familiar name on bestseller lists, but her personal reading tastes run to books most haven't heard about. "I start every conversation about books with 'What's the weirdest things you've read this year? What's the book that you read and later thought, what the hell was that? What an interesting, quirkly little book,'" she told The Associated Press during a recent Zoom interview. Flynn will now be using her judgment in a more official role.
  • 'Shang-Chi' tops box office for 3rd straight weekend

    ...- JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" is the top film at the box office for the third straight weekend, but the muted reception for Clint Eastwood's "Cry Macho" suggests older moviegoers still aren't as eager to return to theaters. Marvel's "Chang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, collected an estimated $21. 7 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Walt Disney Co.
  • Chris Rock says he has COVID-19, urges vaccination

    ...- Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Rock on Sunday said he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and sent a message to anyone still on the fence: "Get vaccinated. "The 56-year-old comedian wrote on Twitter: "Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don't want this. Get vaccinated. "Rock has previously said he was vaccinated. Appearing on "The Tonight Show" in May, he called himself "Two-shots Rock" before clarifying that he received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. "You know, I skipped the line.
  • Sotheby's puts rare U.S. Constitution copy for auction

    ...- MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — A very special birth certificate will be auctioned off later this year — a rare copy of the U. S. Constitution. Sotheby's announced Friday — appropriately on Constitution Day — that in November it will put up for auction one of just 11 surviving copies of the Constitution from the official first printing produced for the delegates to the Constitutional Convention and for the Continental Congress.
  • Nicki Minaj accepts White House invite after she balks COVID-19 vaccine

    ...- Thomas Forester, WGFL
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WGFL) — Social media has proven once again that, alongside celebrities,it has the power to influence those who medical experts have trouble reaching. Case in point, Nicki Minaj. The Trinidadian rapper fanned the flames of controversy after taking to Twitter this week to share questionable information about the COVID-19 vaccines. Minaj tweeted to her more than 22. 6 million followers, that the COVID-19 vaccines caused her cousin to be impotent.
  • Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92

    ...- LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Powell, the bright-eyed, operatic-voiced star of Hollywood's golden age musicals who sang with Howard Keel in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" and danced with Fred Astaire in "Royal Wedding," has died. She was 92. Powell died Thursday at her Wilton, Connecticut, home, longtime friend Susan Grander said. Granger said Powell died of natural causes. Powell performed virtually her whole life, starting about age 5 as a singing prodigy on radio in Portland, Oregon.
  • 'Jeopardy!' hosts: Bialik, Ken Jennings will finish 2021

    ...- Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will split "Jeopardy! " hosting duties for the remainder of 2021. Sony Pictures Television announced the plan Thursday, the same week that episodes filmed by ousted host Mike Richards are airing. Richards, who also lost his role as "Jeopardy! " executive producer, was initially tapped as Alex Trebek's successor but left the show after past misogynistic and disparaging comments surfaced.
  • Piers Morgan to launch new TV show in deal with News Corp

    ...- Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — British presenter Piers Morgan will join News Corp and Fox News Media and host a TV show that will air in the U. S. , Britain and Australia, the company said Thursday. News Corp executive chair Rupert Murdoch said Morgan, 56, is "the broadcaster every channel wants but is too afraid to hire. " Murdoch added in a statement: "Piers is a brilliant presenter, a talented journalist and says what people are thinking and feeling.
  • Alanis Morissette blasts documentary 'Jagged' as 'salacious'

    ...- JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Just hours before the HBO documentary "Jagged" was to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday, Alanis Morissette criticized the film about her life as "reductive" and "salacious. "Morissette participated in the film, directed by Alison Klayman, sitting for lengthy interviews. But in a statement issued by her publicist, the Canadian musician said she would not be supporting the film, named after her breakthrough 1995 album, "Jagged Little Pill.
  • NASCAR shifts season-opening exhibition to LA Coliseum

    ...- JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer
    CHARLOTTE, N. C. (AP) — NASCAR will open the 2022 season inside Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in one of the biggest shakeups to its schedule in years. The annual exhibition Clash, held at Daytona International Speedway since 1979, will shift to Los Angeles next year. Airplanes fly over Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before an NCAA college football game between San Jose State and Southern California Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
  • Nolan sets next film with Universal, spurning Warner Bros.

    ...- JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — After a public fallout over release strategy with Warner Bros. , Christopher Nolan's next film, about J. Robert Oppenheimer and the development of the atom bomb, will be released by Universal Pictures. Representatives for the studio confirmed Tuesday that Universal has acquire the rights to finance and distribute Nolan's not-yet-titled film. Deadline Hollywood first reported the deal. Nolan also wrote the film's script about the theoretical physicist.
  • R. Kelly assistant says he made her write false confession

    ...- JIM MUSTIAN Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly's longtime assistant testified Monday that the R&B superstar was so paranoid, he once asked her to change into a robe to demonstrate she was not wearing a wire. "He could get pretty heated," said Diana Copeland, who was Kelly's assistant for 15 years. She told jurors he made her cry at times. Copeland testified that Kelly kept strict policies for his entourage and once compelled her to write a letter falsely confessing to stealing from him.
  • Witness says R. Kelly kept her locked up before sex assault

    ...- TOM HAYS, Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — She was an unsuspecting radio station intern in 2003 when she pursued what she thought would be a career-making interview with a R&B superstar — R. Kelly. Instead, she had a horrific experience while locked in a darkened room for days, she's now testified years later in lurid detail. She said she still lives with a strong belief she was drugged and violated by Kelly while she was unconscious.
  • Judge Judy returning to TV in November, with granddaughter

    ...- DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Judge Judy Sheindlin is returning to television on Nov. 1 with a new red robe, a granddaughter in tow and the challenge of competing with herself. She announced on Thursday the start date and name of her new show, "Judy Justice," which will be available weekdays on the little-known IMDb TV, a free streaming service offered by Amazon. Sheindlin, 79, moved to the new show when her syndication deal with CBS Media Ventures ended with some acrimony after 25 years.
  • NFL Kickoff game posts highest TV numbers since 2015

    ...- JOE REEDY, AP Sports Writer
    The NFL came into kickoff weekend looking for increased audiences over last season. After one game, the league is off to a strong start with the most-watched opener in six years. Thursday night's 31-29 victory by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the Dallas Cowboys averaged approximately 26 million viewers on NBC, Peacock and the NFL's digital platforms according to preliminary data from Nielsen and Adobe Analytics.
  • Britney Spears' father files to end court conservatorship

    ...- ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears' father filed Tuesday to end the court conservatorship that has controlled the singer's life and money for 13 years. James Spears filed his petition to terminate the conservatorship in Los Angeles Superior Court. "As Mr. Spears has said again and again, all he wants is what is best for his daughter," the document says. "If Ms. Spears wants to terminate the conservatorship and believes that she can handle her own life, Mr.
  • MSNBC brings back Jose Diaz-Balart for daytime show

    ...- Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran anchor Jose Diaz-Balart is returning to the MSNBC lineup later this month as host of the 10 a. m. news hour on weekdays, the network announced on Tuesday. Diaz-Balart was an anchor on MSNBC from 2014-16. His return is part of NBC Universal News Group Chairman's Cesar Conde's effort to bring more diverse voices to the network.
  • Former France, Paris Saint-Germain soccer star dies after 39 years in a coma

    ...- The Associated Press
    PARIS (AP) — Jean-Pierre Adams, the former France and Paris Saint-Germain defender who spent 39 years in a coma, has died. He was 73. In a poignant tribute on Monday, PSG called him the club's "glorious elder. ""His joie de vivre, his charisma and his experience command respect. Paris Saint-Germain offers its condolences to his family and loved ones," PSG said in a statement Monday.
  • Prince Charles' ex-aide quits charity role amid honor claims

    ...- Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — A former close aide to Prince Charles stepped down temporarily from his role as chief executive of a royal charity amid reports that he helped secure an honor for a Saudi donor. The Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday newspapers reported that Michael Fawcett coordinated support for an honor for Saudi businessman Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz. The Times said the businessman donated sums of more than 1. 5 million pounds ($2.
  • Banderas skewers his own craft in 'Official Competition'

    ...- NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press
    VENICE (AP) — Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz brought some laughs to the Venice Film Festival on Saturday with a comedy that skewers their own craft, and apparently was as funny to make as it was to watch. Audiences chuckled throughout "Official Competition," by Argentine directors Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn, bringing some levity to the world's oldest film festival that is still vying with the coronavirus pandemic. The film is in the main competition at Venice, which ends Sept. 11.
  • Willard Scott, weatherman on NBC's 'Today' show, dies at 87

    ...- The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Willard Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC's “Today” show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has died. He was 87. His successor on the morning news show, Al Roker, announced that Scott died peacefully Saturday morning surrounded by family. An NBC Universal spokeswoman confirmed the news. No further details were released. “He was truly my second dad and am where I am today because of his generous spirit,” Roker wrote on Instagram.
  • What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend September 3-5, 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter
    (KUTV) — With a Marvel title on the slate, most studios decided to take the week off and let "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" do all of the heavy lifting. So, I took a few days off. Went and saw some live theater. As a result I didn't have the opportunity to see Camila Cabello's new "Cinderella. " It's out there on Amazon Prime and kicking around in a few theaters. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
  • De La Hoya pulls out of Sept. 11 fight, says he has COVID

    ...- The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar De La Hoya's return to the ring will have to wait after the fighter said he tested positive for COVID-19. The 48-year-old De La Hoya was scheduled to fight on Sept. 11 against former MMA fighter Vitor Belfort in a pay-per-view event at Staples Center in Los Angeles. It would have been his first fight since being stopped by Manny Pacquiao in 2008.
  • ABBA back after 40 years with new album, virtual stage show

    ...- The Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — ABBA is releasing its first new music in four decades, along with a concert performance that will see the “Dancing Queen” quartet going entirely digital. The forthcoming album “Voyage," to be released Nov. 5, is a follow-up to 1981's “The Visitors,” which until now had been the swan song of the Swedish supergroup. And a virtual version of the band will begin a series of concerts in London on May 27.
  • Marvel's 'Shang-Chi' jabs, flips Asian American film cliches

    ...- TERRY TANG and MARCELA ISAZA Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Like a lot of Asian actors, Simu Liu has played the nameless guy who can do martial arts but inevitably loses out to a more skilled white guy. It was one of his very first stunt jobs. "Yeah, I took my paycheck and I went home. I didn’t really complain about it,” said the Chinese-Canadian actor. “But then, you look at the bigger picture and you look at the opportunities that are available to Asian performers.
  • Social media's 70-up 'grandfluencers' debunking aging myths

    ...- LEANNE ITALIE AP Entertainment Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Joan MacDonald's health was in shambles at age 71. She was overweight and on numerous medications with high cholesterol, rising blood pressure and kidney trouble. Her daughter, a fitness coach, warned that she'd wind up an invalid if she didn't turn things around. She did, hitting the gym for the first time and learning to balance her diet with the help of a brand new tool, an iPhone. Now 75, MacDonald is a hype beast for health with a bodybuilder's physique and 1.
  • Orlando airport crowds forecast to exceed pre-pandemic pack

    ...- Associated Press
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Traffic at Florida's busiest airport this holiday weekend is forecast to exceed pre-pandemic crowds. Officials at Orlando International Airport said Wednesday that this Labor Day weekend they are expecting more than 303,000 departures, a 7% increase above Labor Day weekend in 2019. If it pans out, that forecast will be more than double what the Orlando airport experienced during the Labor Day weekend travel period last year.
  • No charges for Britney Spears in dispute with housekeeper

    ...- The Associated Press
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Britney Spears will face no charges after an allegation from her housekeeper that Spears slapped a phone out of her hand, prosecutors said Wednesday. A possible misdemeanor battery charge was declined based on insufficient evidence that a crime had occurred and lack of injury to the housekeeper or of significant damage to the phone, Ventura County District Attorney Erik Nasarenko said in a statement. The woman had called authorities after the Aug.
  • R. Kelly accuser says he kept gun nearby while berating her

    ...- The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — One of R. Kelly’s accusers testified on Wednesday that he kept a gun by his side while he berated her as a prelude to forcing her to give him oral sex in a Los Angeles music studio. “He had a weapon, so I wasn’t going to step out of line,” the witness said while recounting the 2018 episode at the R&B singer's New York City sex-trafficking trial.
  • Joe Rogan uses Ivermectin among other medicines to help treat COVID-19 infection

    ...- Fallon Fischer
    EL PASO, Texas (KFOX/KDBC) — Joe Rogan announced on Instagram Wednesday that he tested positive for COVID-19. "I got back from the road Saturday night and was feeling very weary. I had a headache, and I just felt just rundown," Rogan said in his Instagram video.
  • Husband of 'Real Housewives' star NeNe Leakes dies at 66

    ...- JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gregg Leakes, the husband of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star NeNe Leakes, has died. He was 66. Family friend and publicist, Ernest Dukes, said Wednesday in a statement that Gregg Leakes died after a “long battle with cancer. ” Dukes said he died peacefully in his home while being surrounded by his children and his wife, whom he often appeared with on the popular Bravo reality television show. “Today the Leakes family is in deep pain with a broken heart,” Dukes said.
  • 'Top Gun: Maverick' flies to 2022 due to coronavirus surge

    ...- JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Paramount Pictures on Wednesday postponed the release of “Top Gun: Maverick," sending another of the fall's top movies out of 2021 due to the rise in coronavirus cases and the delta variant. Instead of opening Nov. 19, the “Top Gun” sequel, starring Tom Cruise, will instead debut Memorial Day weekend next year, on May 27. Additionally, “Mission: Impossible 7” will be delayed from May 27 to Sept. 30 next year.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights August 30 - September 5, 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter
    (KUTV) — It's a busy release week as we start to see some digital titles from summer's releases start to trickle in and a should-have-been hit arrives on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Digital. Digital release highlights August 30 - September 5, 2021 (Photo: Universal, Disney, Warner Bros. , Focus Features) The Boss Baby: Family Business - Brothers Tim (James Marsden) and Teddy (Alec Baldwin) have grown older and apart as they've made their way into adulthood.
  • Elton John pairs with Nicki, Miley, many more on new album

    ...- The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elton John is releasing an album of collaborations with artists from several generations and genres, including Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, Miley Cyrus, Lil Nas X, Stevie Nicks and Stevie Wonder. "The Lockdown Sessions," a collection of 16 songs featuring John with artists from Dua Lipa to the late Glen Campbell, will be released on Oct. 22 by EMI Universal, the label announced Wednesday.
  • Lil Nas X honored by anti-suicide group The Trevor Project

    ...- MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Nas X has been awarded the inaugural Suicide Prevention Advocate of the Year Award from the advocacy group The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is a nonprofit dedicated to suicide prevention and crisis intervention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning young people.
  • UK regulator clears Piers Morgan over comments on Meghan

    ...- Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Britain's media regulator on Wednesday cleared TV personality and journalist Piers Morgan of any violations for making comments about Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, that drew more than 50,000 viewer complaints, the largest number ever received by the watchdog agency.
  • Top Hong Kong singer loses concert venue amid crackdown

    ...- Associated Press
    HONG KONG (AP) — A popular Hong Kong singer and pro-democracy activist will not be allowed to perform at one of the city's top theaters later this month, in an indication that a crackdown by authorities on dissent is reaching the entertainment and cultural scene. The Hong Kong Arts Centre cited a public safety clause in canceling Denise Ho's venue reservations for her concerts, according to a statement posted Wednesday on Facebook by the singer's company, Goomusic.
  • Lawyer: Britney Spears 'will not be extorted' by father

    ...- ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears and her new attorney say her father is trying to get about $2 million in payments before stepping down from the conservatorship that controls her life and money, a move they liken to extortion in a court filing Tuesday. The document filed by lawyer Mathew Rosengart says the upcoming scheduled accounting of the conservatorship, which James Spears says he wants completed before he steps down, will mean significant payments for him.
  • Afghanistan, Hurricane Ida coverage gripped TV viewers

    ...- LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U. S. evacuation from Afghanistan and fearsome Hurricane Ida drew viewers to cable channels that focused on the unfolding events. Fox News Channel had the lion's share of the most-watched cable shows last week, 19 of the top 20, according to Nielsen figures out Tuesday. MSNBC got a less dramatic ratings bump from the prior week. Last week's coverage of the removal of U. S. citizens and Afghans at risk included a devastating airport suicide bombing that killed 13 U. S.
  • Man testifies against R. Kelly in sex-trafficking trial

    ...- TOM HAYS Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — After several days of testimony from women claiming they were groomed and sexually abused by R. Kelly, a man took the witness stand at Kelly's sex-trafficking trial in New York City on Monday to say the R&B star exploited him in the same way when he was a high school student.
  • Ida hits 'Dukes of Hazzard' star's home while he helped flood victims in Tennessee

    ...- KAYLIN JORGE, WZTV
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Hurricane Ida hit "Dukes of Hazzard" star John Schneider's home and studio whilehe was in Middle Tennessee providing relieffor those struck bydevastating floods last week. The actor shared a photo on Facebook showing a car, which looks like General Lee, visibly damaged by an uprooted tree at his property in Holden, Louisiana.
  • JoJo Siwa cast on 'Dancing With The Stars,' paired with same-sex partner

    ...- By BETH HARRIS, Associated Press
    Pop star JoJo Siwa will compete as part of the first same-sex pairing on “Dancing With the Stars” for the show’s upcoming 30th season. Olympic gymnastics champion Suni Lee also is joining the cast, the rest of which will be announced on Sept. 8. ABC said Thursday the celebrities will find out which pro dancer they’ll partner with on the season premiere Sept. 20.
  • Jussie Smollett attorneys cannot call prosecutor to testify

    ...- The Associated Press
    CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett’s attorneys cannot call as a witness the Chicago prosecutor whose office dropped initial charges accusing the actor of staging a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in 2019, a judge ruled Thursday. Smollett's attorneys also cannot mention various lawsuits linked to his case, Cook County Judge James Linn said.
  • ESPN taking Rachel Nichols off its NBA programming

    ...- JOE REEDY, AP Sports Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — ESPN is canceling Rachel Nichols’ show, “The Jump,” and pulling her off NBA programming. David Roberts, who was named last week to oversee the network's NBA coverage, said in a statement that “we mutually agreed that this approach regarding our NBA coverage was best for all concerned. ” “Rachel is an excellent reporter, host and journalist, and we thank her for her many contributions to our NBA content,” Roberts said. Nichols also confirmed the move on her Instagram page.
  • Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in September 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — With August nearly behind us, I guess we can say goodbye to the summer of 2021. Moving on and moving forward. So, here's a look to what is leaving Netflix in September. Midnight Special. From director/writer Jeff Nichols, "Midnight Special" is a grounded sci-fi film about a father (Michael Shannon) who is on the run with his sonAlton (Jaeden Lieberher) who has unusual abilities that make him of interest to a religious cult and the government, (Leaving 9/6/21)
  • Porn actor Ron Jeremy indicted on over 30 sex assault counts

    ...- ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A grand jury has indicted adult film actor Ron Jeremy on more than 30 counts of sexual assault involving 21 women and girls across more than two decades, authorities said. Jeremy, 68, whose legal name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday to all of the allegations, which include 12 counts of rape. The indictment, which was returned Aug.
  • Witness: R. Kelly made victims write fake blackmail letters

    ...- TOM HAYS, Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — R&B hitmaker R. Kelly’s forced his girlfriends to write fake blackmail letters that he could use to defend himself in case he got charged with sexually abusing them, one of his accusers testified on Wednesday at his New York City trial. The witness, testifying as a “Jane Doe” in federal court in Brooklyn, read for the jury parts of one letter in which she told Kelly that if he tried to break up with her, “I’m going to tell everyone you raped me.
  • Letitia Wright injured filming stunt on 'Black Panther 2'

    ...- LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer
    "Black Panther" star Letitia Wright is being treated in a hospital after sustaining minor injuries on the Boston set of "Wakanda Forever. "A Marvel spokesperson said in a statement Wednesday that the incident happened while filming a stunt for the sequel. Wright is expected to be released from the hospital soon. Wright is reprising her role as Shuri in "Wakanda Forever," which is being directed by Ryan Coogler.
  • Kanye West asks court to legally change his name to Ye

    ...- The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye just wants to be Ye. Kanye West filed court documents Tuesday to legally change his name. The Los Angeles Superior Court filing says the 44-year-old wants to get rid of his full name — Kanye Omari West — in favor of just his longtime two-letter nickname, Ye, with no middle name or last name. The documents, dated Aug. 11 but not sent into the court system until Tuesday, cite “personal reasons” for the change.
  • Fox News earns top ratings spot with Afghanistan coverage

    ...- LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News Channel, bolstered by viewers' rapt attention to the U. S. -led evacuation from Afghanistan, was last week's most-watched TV outlet on broadcast or cable, according to Nielsen company figures out Tuesday. The channel averaged just under 3 million viewers. Fox News Channel outpaced both its cable news competition and the broadcast networks that typically jockey for the top spot.
  • New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of August 23-29, 2021

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — We must be edging closer to October because this week's releases are predominantly horror films. That's not a bad thing. I love a good horror movie. New Releases. New DVD and Blu-ray release highlights for the week of August 23-29, 2021 (Photo: Warner Bros. , Sony, Well Go USA, CBS, Universal) The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It - Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return as paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren.
  • R. Kelly accuser testifies that he sexually abused her at 17

    ...- TOM HAYS Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Another accuser took the witness stand on Monday at R. Kelly's sex-trafficking trial, testifying that the R&B superstar sexually abused her on his tour bus and in hotel rooms when she was still a high school student and an aspiring singer. The woman, identified only as "Jane Doe," said Kelly once beat her with a shoe and wept when she also claimed that she contracted herpes after having sex with him. She said he hadn't disclosed he had a sexually transmitted disease.
  • Mayim Bialik to guest host 'Jeopardy!' after Richards' exit

    ...- Associated Press
    “Jeopardy! ” is back to guest hosts after the resignation of Mike Richards, and actor Mayim Bialik will return as the first one up. Sony Pictures Television announced Monday that Bialik will take the podium long occupied by the late Alex Trebek for three weeks of episodes. The 45-year-old “Big Bang Theory” and “Blossom” actor was one of many guest hosts who filled in for two-week stints in the past season after the death of Trebek, who hosted the show for 37 seasons.
  • Don Everly of early rock 'n' roll Everly Brothers dies at 84

    ...- KRISTIN M. HALL AP Entertainment Writer
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Don Everly, one-half of the pioneering Everly Brothers whose harmonizing country rock hits impacted a generation of rock 'n' roll music, has died. He was 84. According to the Los Angeles Times, a family spokesperson said Everly died at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday. His brother, Phil Everly, died in January 2014 at age 74.
  • A mixed box office weekend as 'Free Guy' tops again

    ...- LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer
    Four new films with major stars from Hugh Jackman to Michael Keaton opened in North American movie theaters this weekend and only the one with animated puppies fared well. But it wasn't enough to beat out Ryan Reynolds' action-comedy "Free Guy," which topped the charts for the second weekend running. "PAW Patrol: The Movie," a Paramount release targeted at very young kids that's also streaming on Paramount+, earned $13 million in ticket sales according to studio estimates Sunday.
  • Surprise! Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost welcome baby boy

    ...- The Associated Press
    Scarlett Johansson is a mom to two now. The “Black Widow” star recently gave birth to a son, Cosmo, with husband Colin Jost, the “Saturday Night Live” star wrote on Instagram Wednesday. This is the first child for the couple, who were married last October. “Ok, OK, we had a baby. His name is Cosmo. We love him very much,” was Jost's brief note.
  • Disney World tweaks face mask policy, optional for outdoors

    ...- The Associated Press
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World is tweaking its face mask policy. Starting Thursday, the theme park resort in Florida will allow visitors to chose whether or not to wear face coverings in outdoor lines, outdoor theatres and outdoor attractions. Masks had been required previously. Face coverings will remain optional in outdoor common areas.
  • Study: Pandemic speeded trends away from live TV viewing

    ...- DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic accelerated changes in how people use their televisions, further reducing the dominance in traditional live viewing of what networks are showing, a new study has found. Nearly two-thirds of people said in June that they viewed free video on demand content on their televisions once a week, up from 46% in February 2020, according to Hub Entertainment Research.
  • Nicole Kidman leads 'Nine Perfect Strangers' on quite a trip

    ...- MARK KENNEDY | AP Entertainment Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Tune in to catch "Nine Perfect Strangers" and you'll find drama and suspense. But underneath the hood you might also see some heady stuff, says star Nicole Kidman. "It kind of delves into some of the biggest existentialist questions," she says. "What is reality? What place can you choose to exist in? Can we alter that? Is there another reality that we can access that maybe is a more desired reality?
  • Selma Blair says she's in remission from multiple sclerosis

    ...- BETH HARRIS Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Selma Blair says she’s in remission from multiple sclerosis as a result of undergoing a stem cell transplant. [RELATED]Christina Applegate reveals she has multiple sclerosis. The 49-year-old actor, best known for such movies as “Cruel Intentions,” “Legally Blonde” and “Hellboy,” was diagnosed with the disease in 2018. “My prognosis is great. I’m in remission,” Blair told a Television Critics Association panel on Monday.
  • Breanna Stewart is a mom! Basketball star and wife welcome baby girl

    ...- Niko Tamurian, KOMO Sports Reporter
    SEATTLE (KOMO) — Breanna Stewart has every title imaginable in her sport. WNBA, Olympic, Collegiate and High School champion. Now, she has her best title yet: parent. Breanna and her partner Marta Xargay welcomed baby Ruby Mae Stewart Xargay to the world via surrogate on August 9. In a touching video, Stewart’s parents Heather and Brian react to the news before the baby was born last week. Ruby Mae arrived just a day after Stewart won the gold medal at the Olympics.
  • Ray Charles, The Judds to join Country Music Hall of Fame

    ...- KRISTIN M. HALL AP Entertainment Writer
    NASHVILLE, Ten.. (AP) — R&B legend Ray Charles and Grammy-winning duo The Judds will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame on Monday announced their new members, who will be formally inducted in a ceremony in 2022. Charles showed the commercial potential of country music when he released "Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music" in 1962, a genre-defying personal project to the Georgia-born singer and piano player.
  • Chinese-Canadian pop star arrested on suspicion of rape

    ...- The Associated Press
    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu was arrested Monday on suspicion of rape in a high-profile case that followed an accusation the singer had sex with a 17-year-old while she was drunk and lured young women into sexual relationships. The prosecutor's office of the Beijing district of Chaoyang said in a one-sentence statement that Wu's arrest was formally approved but gave no details of the charges.
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