Joe Biden launches new national ad aimed at Black Americans
DETROIT (AP) — Joe Biden's Democratic presidential campaign has launched a new national ad focused on Black Americans, urging them to stand up to President Donald Trump the way their ancestors stood up to "violent racists of a generation ago."
Grammy-winning producer Detail accused of sexual assault
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy Award-winning music producer Detail was arrested Wednesday on more than a dozen charges of sexual assault, authorities said.
Viola Davis, LeBron James among honorees at AAFCA TV Honors
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viola Davis, Sterling K. Brown and LeBron James are among several honorees at the AAFCA TV Honors later this month.
FBI raids California home of YouTube star Jake Paul
LOS ANGELES (AP) — FBI agents including a SWAT team served a search warrant at the home of YouTube star Jake Paul on Wednesday. The FBI executed the search warrant starting at 6 a.m.
Ren, Stimpy to make TV comeback in new Comedy Central show
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The brazen humor of “The Ren & Stimpy Show” will be revisited in a new Comedy Central version of the animated series.
Kaley Cuoco takes to skies in 'The Flight Attendant'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kaley Cuoco was looking for her next project three years before “The Big Bang Theory” ended. She found it reading a snippet about a book on Amazon.
Selena Gomez takes the heat in new cooking show
Selena Gomez is taking the heat in the kitchen. The singer-actress slices and dices in “Selena + Chef,” debuting Aug. 13 on the new HBO Max streaming service.
HBO's 'Coastal Elites' cast tackles social satire, anxiety
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For Bette Midler and Sarah Paulson, making HBO's “Coastal Elites” in pandemic-forced isolation proved an unsettling challenge.
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Shirley Ann Grau dies at 91
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Shirley Ann Grau, a Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer whose stories and novels told of both the dark secrets and the beauty of the Deep South, has died.
Book Review: Deceit and desire await in White's new novel
“A Saint from Texas,” Edmund White (Bloomsbury Publishing) There is a lot to appreciate in Edmund White’s “A Saint from Texas:” the artful prose, the vivid storytelling, the darkly whimsical tone.
Review: A superb Rylance lifts up languorous 'Barbarians'
Watching Mark Rylance play a man of basic decency getting swallowed up by an evil world — and a sadistic Johnny Depp — in “Waiting for the Barbarians," I absent-mindedly jotted down in my notes: “Nobody does basic decency like Mark Rylance.” Then I remembered: Nobody quite does INdecency like Rylance, either.
Pete Hamill, legendary New York columnist and novelist, dies
NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Hamill, the self-taught, street-wise newspaper columnist whose love affair with New York inspired a colorful and uniquely influential journalistic career and produced several books of fiction and nonfiction, died Wednesday morning.
For Liam Neeson and son, ‘Made in Italy’ was a family affair
When Liam Neeson sits down with a script, he usually knows within five pages whether he wants to do it. He calls it his “cup of tea” test.
McCartney appointed AP's entertainment & lifestyles editor
Anthony McCartney, The Associated Press' West Coast entertainment editor who as a reporter covered the legal aftermath of Michael Jackson's death and many celebrity trials, has been appointed the news cooperative's global entertainment and lifestyles editor.
UK judge: Meghan friends can stay anonymous in privacy case
LONDON (AP) — A British judge ruled Wednesday that the Duchess of Sussex can keep the names of five close friends secret while she brings a privacy invasion lawsuit against a British newspaper — but he chided both sides in the case for playing out their battle in the media as well as the courtroom.
Five high schoolers named National Student Poets
NEW YORK (AP) — Five high school juniors, residing everywhere from Lake Worth, Florida, to Saratoga, California, have been named National Student Poets.
Ex-Trump adviser plans book on future of polarized America
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiona Hill, a key witness in President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry, is going to be sharing her views about the future of a polarized America.
Review: A low-key 'Secret Garden' that still blooms
For more than a century, Frances Hodgson Burnett's “The Secret Garden," first published in 1911, has endured. It remains one of the great classics of children's literature, a book that deftly combines the dreams and nightmares of childhood.
'Who's the Boss?' gets reboot with Tony Danza, Alyssa Milano
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A brand new life is ahead for the vintage sitcom "Who's the Boss?” and its devoted fans. Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano are set to reprise their father-daughter roles for a sequel that's in the works at Sony Pictures Television, the studio said Tuesday.
Neil Young sues Trump campaign, deriding use of famous tunes
NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Young sued President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign Tuesday for copyright infringement, saying he doesn’t want his music used as a theme song for a “divisive un-American campaign of ignorance and hate."
Disney to release 'Mulan' on streaming service, for a price
“Mulan” is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on its subscription streaming service, Disney+, on Sept.
Disney 3Q revenue drops 42%, missing expectations
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday reported that its net income fell dramatically in the three-month period that ended in June when it most of its theme parks were shuttered and theatrical movie releases were postponed.
Fox News Channel viewers tune out for John Lewis' funeral
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel viewers are usually a loyal bunch, but thousands looked for the “off” switch during last week's telecast of civil rights icon John Lewis' funeral.
Review: More supernatural horror from ‘The Strain’ writers
“The Hollow Ones: The Blackwood Tapes Vol. 1,” by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan (Hachette Book Group) The writing team behind “The Strain” trilogy is back with a new evil incarnate.
Chip, Joanna Gaines return to 'Fixer Upper' for new network
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chip and Joanna Gaines are returning to “Fixer Upper" as they build their new network. The series, which made the couple do-it-yourself celebrities, will be part of their Magnolia Network set to launch next year.