Miss America pageant leaving Atlantic City for Connecticut
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There she is. Here she isn't. Miss America is leaving Atlantic City for the second time, trading one casino town for another in a move that caps a whirlwind of change at the nearly century-old pageant.
John Prine postpones shows due to stent surgery
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Americana singer-songwriter John Prine is postponing several shows this summer so he can have surgery to insert a stent to prevent a stroke.
NowThis site makes business of tweaking Fox News
NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the day's most pointed media criticism lets its subjects do the talking. The website NowThis has attracted attention with videos that illustrate inconsistencies by Fox News personalities, like one posted Tuesday that contrasts the news network's treatment of Michelle Obama with her successor as first lady, Melania Trump.
Another son says he should guide Aretha Franklin estate
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Aretha Franklin's sons disagree about who should manage what could be a multimillion-dollar estate. Attorneys for Theodore White II last week told a Michigan judge in a court filing that White should be named co-executor, or personal representative, along with Franklin's niece, Sabrina Owens.
'Art of Self-Defense' examines, satirizes toxic masculinity
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Riley Stearns says he didn't realize he was making a perfect movie for 2019 when he started writing "The Art of Self-Defense " four years ago.
Lifetime to follow up on 'Surviving R. Kelly' docu-series
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Lifetime is still invested in the R. Kelly case. The network announced Tuesday that it has ordered "Surviving R.
George Hodgman, author of best-seller 'Bettyville,' dies
NEW YORK (AP) — Author George Hodgman, whose best-selling memoir "Bettyville" about caring for his ailing mother in rural Missouri won him critical acclaim, has died in his New York apartment.
'Joker,' Tom Hanks' Mr. Rogers pic among TIFF selections
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An origin story about the Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix, a Mr. Rogers biopic with Tom Hanks and a film about strippers scamming Wall Street bankers with Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B are among the films premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift score 10 MTV VMA nominations
NEW YORK (AP) — Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift are the top contenders at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, each scoring 10 nominations.
B.B. King's 'Lucille' guitar going up for auction
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Her name was "Lucille," and in B.B. King's hands she gave voice to the "King of the Blues." Julien's Auctions announced Tuesday that King's black Gibson ES-345 prototype guitar is among the items from his estate that will go up for bid on Sept.
Nina Stibbe takes readers on coming-of-age journey
"Reasons to Be Cheerful" (Little Brown and Co.), by Nina Stibbe For some people, life begins when you turn 18. Whether you choose to leave the nest, or you're kicked out, it's a time when you're expected to experience the world.
Stuntman injury halts 'Fast & Furious 9' production in UK
LONDON (AP) — Production of "Fast & Furious 9" has been halted after a stuntman for the action movie was severely injured in England.
Marvel's next films will bring diversity, onscreen and off
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marvel's push for more women and people of color in its immensely popular film franchise is extending to behind the camera as it launches its next round of films after the massive success of "Avengers: Endgame."
Lil Nas X ties Billboard record set by Mariah, 'Despacito'
NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Nas X has taken his horse to the old town road and ridden it to the top of the Billboard charts for 16 weeks, tying a record set by Mariah Carey and Luis Fonsi.
Pitt, DiCaprio and Robbie reconcile a changing Hollywood
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Once upon a time, not too far from Hollywood, two of the world's biggest movie stars were talking about what it's like to screw up on set.
Actor in original sci-fi classic 'The Fly' dies at 92
LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Hedison, who starred in the original sci-fi classic "The Fly" and appeared in two James Bond films, has died.
Art Neville, member of Neville Brothers, Meters, dies at 81
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Art Neville, a member of a storied New Orleans musical family who performed with his siblings in The Neville Brothers band and founded the groundbreaking funk group The Meters, died Monday.
State says not so fast on fake German heiress' Netflix deal
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors have asked a New York judge to prevent the con artist Anna Sorokin from cashing in on a Netflix production expected to highlight the extravagant ruse that landed the woman who posed as a German heiress in state prison.
Correction: Sweden-Rapper story
BERLIN (AP) — In a story July 20 about President Donald Trump advocating with Sweden on behalf of A$AP Rocky, The Associated Press erroneously reported the rapper's real last name.
Indictment handed up in 'Real Housewives' home invasion
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A man has been indicted in the home invasion of a former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast member. James Mainello also faces robbery, aggravated assault and other charges in the indictment handed up Monday by a Monmouth County grand jury.
MSNBC contributor apologizes, deletes tweet about Fox
NEW YORK (AP) — An MSNBC contributor apologized and deleted a tweet that appeared to confuse readers about Fox News Channel's plans to cover special prosecutor Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress this week.
Double take: Celebrities take mistaken identity in stride
NEW YORK (AP) — "Hey, aren't you ..." Well, no. As famous as they are, celebrities sometimes get misidentified as another A-list face, but many told The Associated Press that they take it in stride.
Iowa State pays, praises ex-director to end Lego art dispute
CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — In 2016, Iowa State University accused an employee of fraud and theft in a dispute over the unusual but lucrative campus assets she managed: popular outdoor sculptures made of thousands of Lego bricks.
Swedish investigation ends of man in fight with A$AP Rocky
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors have dropped their investigation of a man they say was involved in a fight with American rapper A$AP Rocky.
Review: Baldacci's latest novel doesn't disappoint
"One Good Deed" (Grand Central Publishing), by David Baldacci Aloysius Archer fought in Europe for the Allies, and shortly after making his way back home, he found himself imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit.