Veteran Broadcasting Giant Larry King Dead at 87
2021-01-23 13:48:36 UTC
<p>LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87.</p><p>King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Or...
Hollywood's Long History of Misrepresentation of Irish
2020-12-18 02:50:45 UTC
Wild Mountain Thyme and cinema's ridiculous Emerald Isle fantasies. Why Hollywood gets the Irish so wrong? Most stories told about Ireland are not for the Irish who live in Ireland, so 'Irishness' in Hollywood only serves the needs of those who will pay to see it. You're not obliged to. Unless yo...
'The Weeknd' Calls Grammy 'Corrupt' After Lack of Nominations
2020-11-28 21:44:24 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Beyonce dominated nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards on Tuesday in a field that favored alternative artists over mainstream musicians, topped by a stunning snub for Canadian singer The Weeknd, who called the process “corrupt.”
Beyonce’s nine nods made her the second...
Debate Over The Crown's Portrayal of Princess Diana’s Eating Disorder
2020-11-28 21:03:32 UTC
“There’s a fine line between showing what it’s like, and also potentially crossing over into triggering territory,” says one eating disorder expert of the series’ depiction of Princess Diana’s illness
There’s a scene early on in the fourth season of The Crown, shortly after the 19-year-old, so...
Ennio Morricone, Iconic Film Composer, Dies at 91
2020-07-06 19:26:40 UTC
ROME (AP) — Ennio Morricone, the Oscar-winning Italian composer who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and often haunting soundtracks for such classic Hollywood gangster movies as “The Untouchables” and the epic “Once Upon A Time In Ame...
41-Year-Old Nick Cordero, Broadway Actor, Dies After Battle With COVID-19
2020-07-06 02:52:05 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero, who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway in such shows as “Waitress,” “A Bronx Tale” and “Bullets Over Broadway,” has died in Los Angeles after suffering severe medical complications after contracting the coronavirus. He was 41.
Donald Trump Jr’s Partner Kimberly Guilfoyle tests positive for COVID-19
2020-07-04 03:03:03 UTC
South Dakota — Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr's girlfriend and a top fundraising official for the Trump campaign, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to reports.
The reporter alleged that Kim Guilfoyle and the official both tested positive ahead of attending President Donald Trump...
Meghan's Letter Takes Place at London’s High Court
2020-04-28 18:34:23 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - The first court hearing in a privacy case brought by Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, against a tabloid newspaper for printing part of one of her letters takes place at London’s High Court on Friday.
Meghan, wife of Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Prince Harry, is suing publi...
Michelle Obama Launches Series of Online Reading for Kids
2020-04-20 21:52:25 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama launched a series of online video readings for kids with the classic picture book “The Gruffalo,” which the former first lady called the story of a mouse who uses his “wit and imagination” to get the best of a fox and other would-be predators.
“Mondays with Miche...
Chris Cuomo Won't Analyze Anymore Trump, “Who We All Know Is Full of Shit by Design”
2020-04-14 20:35:42 UTC
Chris Cuomo used his SiriusXM show to vent about his role as CNN anchor, and said his battle with coronavirus had made him rethink his values and question his position as a public figure.
He said: “I don’t like what I do professionally… I don’t think it’s worth my time.” Cuomo said he missed ...
Celebrity Doctor Apologizes For saying coronavirus Is “Press-Induced Panic”
2020-04-08 20:24:22 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrity doctor Drew Pinsky has apologized for a series of statements unspooled in a recent video where he downplayed the coronavirus and suggested it was a “press-induced panic.”</p><p>“I wish I had gotten it right, but I got it wrong,” said Pins...
Alicia Keys Shares Personal Stories in Her New Book: “More Myself, A Journey”
2020-03-30 19:05:05 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — As a young woman growing up in the 1980s and ’90s in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen — “the name was exactly accurate for what it looked like, what it felt like,” as Alicia Keys recalls it — the budding musician born Alicia Cook would purposely wear baggy clothing and Timberland bo...
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Move to California
2020-03-30 00:58:29 UTC
After months of rumors that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were California-bound, reports emerged Thursday that the couple recently left Canada and arrived in Los Angeles. According to People, Meghan and Harry are in a secluded compound and have not left because of the coronavirus crisis.
Sufjan Stevens Has Partnered With His Stepfather Lowell Brams
2020-03-29 02:06:46 UTC
Sufjan Stevens and Lowell Brams, “Aporia” (Asthmatic Kitty)
Always one to experiment, multi-instrumentalist Sufjan Stevens has partnered with his stepfather Lowell Brams to turn in his first bona fide bomb with the positively pulse-less “Aporia.”
“Little magical moments” is how Stevens desc...
Taylor Swift Sending Money To Fans
2020-03-26 16:28:35 UTC
From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medica...
Cannes Film Festival Postponed Its 73rd Edition
2020-03-20 00:56:07 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — France’s Cannes Film Festival, arguably the world’s most prestigious film festival and cinema’s largest annual gathering, has postponed its 73rd edition due to the coronavirus pandemic. </p><p>Organizers of the French Riviera festival, scheduled to ...
America: Celebrities, Politicians Getting Tested with Ease and Quick Turnaround Times
2020-03-19 21:44:03 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Celebrities, politicians and professional athletes faced a backlash this week as many revealed that they had been tested for the coronavirus, even when they didn’t have a fever or other tell-tale symptoms.</p><p>That’s fueling a perception that the wealthy a...
Idris Elba Says He Has Tested Positive For Coronavirus
2020-03-16 20:41:29 UTC
<p>LOS ANGELES (AP) — Idris Elba says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The actor tweeted Monday that he has no symptoms so far and has been isolated since Friday when he found out about his possible exposure. He says he sought out the test after discovering he had come into conta...
AP Fact Checks: Falsehoods Around the Coronavirus
2020-03-15 15:49:16 UTC
<p>A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts:</p><p>__</p><p>CLAIM: If you don’t have health insura...
Hollywood Mogul, Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison
2020-03-11 17:23:23 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison, pleading for mercy as his accusers said his punishment in the landmark #MeToo rape case was long overdue.</p><p>After two of his accusers confronted him again in a Manhattan court, the 67-year-old former Holl...
Carlos Santana Cancels European Tour Due to Public Health Concerns
2020-03-10 17:55:03 UTC
Carlos Santana is the latest musician to cancel concerts because of public health concerns and performance restrictions due to the growing coronavirus outbreak.
The Grammy-winning star announced Tuesday that he has canceled the European tour dates of his Miraculous 2020 World Tour. Refunds wil...
Meghan Tells Men to Value & Appreciate Women in Their Lives
2020-03-10 06:01:34 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry’s wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has visited a school to offer an International Women’s Day message with an appeal to men to honor the women in their lives.
The surprise visit Friday took place at the Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham in east London. The com...
Max von Sydow, Who Starred in 11 Ingmar Bergman Films Dies at 90
2020-03-09 15:56:17 UTC
<p>COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor known to art house audiences through his work with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman and later to moviegoers everywhere when he played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,&rdquo...
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, Will Fulfill their Final Royal Commitment
2020-03-08 18:58:01 UTC
<p>LONDON (AP) — It’s definitely a farewell. But will it be fond?</p><p>Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will fulfill their final royal commitment when <a href="https://apnews.com/d3fe71bed85977cd687ff14a6670a6e4">they appear Monday</a> at the annual Commonwea...
McCoy Tyner, Legendary and Influential Jazz Pianist, Dies
2020-03-08 05:38:32 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — McCoy Tyner, the groundbreaking and influential jazz pianist and the last surviving member of the John Coltrane Quartet, has died. He was 81.
Tyner’s family confirmed the death in a statement released on social media Friday. No more details were provided.
“It is with heavy h...