NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Country stars highlighted the heroic work of citizens and communities around the country who were coming together to help each other in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic during the "CMT Celebrates Our Heroes" TV special.
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) -- Six of America's late-night television comedy hosts -- five of them white men -- turned serious after the nation's weekend of unrest following the death of George Floyd to suggest they and others need to do more than talk about racism.
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) -- The funny papers this Sunday will have more than laughs.
Monday, June 01, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's not the first time that Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" has been freshly urgent, but Lee's 1989 film has again found blistering relevance in the wake of George Floyd's death.
Friday, May 29, 2020
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Prince William has admitted he's found being a parent overwhelming at times and that the "life-changing" experience of having children brought back the trauma he experienced following the death of his mother, Princess Diana.
Thursday, May 28, 2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- When country singer Kip Moore wasn't performing, he was traveling the world to places like Iceland and Costa Rica looking for the next great wave to surf, or a cliff to climb or a remote trail to hike. But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, the Georgia-born globetrot…
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The state of California filed a lawsuit Tuesday against CBS, Disney and producers of the long-running series "Criminal Minds," alleging that the show's cinematographer engaged in rampant sexual misconduct against crew members for years.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
LONDON (AP) -- J.K. Rowling is publishing a new story called "The Ickabog," which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Friday, May 22, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) -- After co-writing the best-selling adult novel of 2018, Bill Clinton and James Patterson have teamed up for another political thriller.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Norma McCorvey loved the limelight. Better known as "Jane Roe," her story was at the center of the 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion nationwide. At first she was an abortion rights advocate, but, in a twist, she became a born-again Christian in 19…
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Daytime Emmy Awards are skipping a theater ceremony because of the coronavirus but the honors will be presented on a TV broadcast.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) -- Beyonce has been added to the list of guest speakers for YouTube's virtual commencement ceremony that will also feature the Obamas.
Monday, May 18, 2020
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Elvis Presley's Graceland says it will reopen Thursday after it shut down tours and exhibits due to the new coronavirus outbreak.
Friday, May 15, 2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Country star Keith Urban is used to playing massive stages full of lights, speakers and screens in front of tens of thousands of screaming fans, but his latest gig was mostly just him and two other musicians playing on a flatbed truck in front of about 125 cars.
NEW YORK (AP) -- CBS All Access is bringing back Spock for its third full live action show in the "Star Trek" universe, ordering a new series set in the years before Capt. James T. Kirk helmed the U.S.S. Enterprise.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) -- In 2014, songmaster Dr. Luke had logged his 16th No. 1 with Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," solidifying his place as pop music's reigning prince of hits, a throne that could only be challenged by one another person -- his mentor Max Martin. He seemed unstoppable.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) -- The new Amazon series about everyday people who are making an impact in the fight against the coronavirus is getting an assist of its own -- from Kevin Hart and Nick Jonas.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The character Beverly Goldberg on ABC's hit comedy series "The Goldbergs" can elicit laughter before she even speaks, thanks to the over-the-top outfits that are a love letter to the mother of the show's creator and to 1980s fashion.
Monday, May 11, 2020
This week comes an encouragement to go way back to watch a great movie -- all the way to 1926. Buster Keaton's "The General" is considered ahead-of-its-time and it counts Quentin Tarantino as a fan.
Friday, May 08, 2020
A federal judge refused Friday to dismiss charges against actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and other prominent parents accused of cheating the college admissions process, siding with prosecutors who denied that investigators had fabricated evidence.
Thursday, May 07, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) -- The History channel says former President Bill Clinton will help shape and be a part of an upcoming documentary series on the American presidency.
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sports Illustrated is branching out into movies and television.
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Tom Hanks says graduates of an Ohio university that named a film center after him are "the chosen ones."
Monday, May 04, 2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Country star Dwight Yoakam married his longtime fiancee Emily Joyce in a small wedding in March that had fewer than 10 attendees seated at least 6 feet from each other.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The legal drama "All Rise" has become the first U.S. scripted television series to adapt the the pandemic by producing an episode remotely, enlisting its stars to work from home on their own makeup, set design and lighting.
Friday, May 01, 2020
The pandemic has transformed Christina Blanch, owner of Aw Yeah Comics, into a nightly TV host.
Thursday, April 30, 2020
HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) -- Harrison Ford was piloting a plane that wrongly crossed a runway where another plane was landing, and federal authorities are investigating, officials and a representative for the actor said Wednesday.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ryan Murphy has a clear-eyed fascination with the 20th-century Hollywood dream machine, so adroit at making stars and breaking the hearts of those who didn't fit the mold. Among the casualties: Anna May Wong and Hattie McDaniel, gifted actresses of color consigned to play…
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
ATLANTA (AP) -- Ashley Ross of the reality TV show "Little Women: Atlanta" has died in a head-on crash on a Georgia road, police and her representative confirmed Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Grammy-nominated gospel singer Troy Sneed has died from complications with the coronavirus. He was 52.
Monday, April 27, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) -- A documentary portrait of Michelle Obama titled "Becoming" will premiere on Netflix next week, the streaming company announced Monday.
Friday, April 24, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Rolling Stones have unveiled a new song the band thinks is perfect for these coronavirus times.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Netflix picked up nearly 16 million global subscribers during the first three months of the year, helping cement its status as one of the world's most essential services in times of isolation or crisis.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Network will be blooming late because of the coronavirus crisis.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) -- The big upcoming "Friends" reunion special is inviting a few extra friends -- maybe even you.
Monday, April 20, 2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Brad Paisley wants to raise a glass to friends, family and frontline workers in the middle of the global pandemic, so just send him a text.
Friday, April 17, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) -- Taylor Swift is canceling all of her performances and appearances for the rest of the year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Thursday, April 16, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) -- Brian Dennehy, the burly actor who started in films as a macho heavy and later in his career won plaudits for his stage work in plays by William Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov, Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller, has died. He was 81.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
NBCUniversal says its video-streaming service Peacock will launch nationally in July as planned, even though just a handful of its original series will be ready.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) -- CNN anchor Chris Cuomo revealed on his SiriusXM show that he's feeling frustration in his job, saying he doesn't "value indulging irrationality, hyper-partisanship."
Monday, April 13, 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Mrs. America," which dramatizes the Equal Rights Amendment fight that pitted a surprising and determined opponent against a deep bench of supporters, is a marvel in many ways.
Friday, April 10, 2020
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) -- After nearly a decade of helping communities in distress abroad, Sean Penn is joining the fight against the coronavirus much closer to home.
Thursday, April 09, 2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn only knew each other a short time before Cline's death at the age of 30, but the friendship formed between two trailblazers of country music is enough to fill a book.
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Pulitzer Prize Board will postpone the announcement of this year's winners because some board members have been busy covering the global coronavirus outbreak, the organization announced Tuesday.
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The group crying began after the final scene of the last episode of ABC's "Modern Family" was taped -- with the notable exception of Ed O'Neill, who plays patriarch Jay Pritchett.
Monday, April 06, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) -- Lady Gaga and advocacy organization Global Citizen have raised $35 million to fight the coronavirus and will launch a TV special featuring Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Billie Eilish to combat the growing virus.
Friday, April 03, 2020
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Saying they don't know when they'll be able to re-open many of their businesses with the coronavirus spreading, Walt Disney Co. officials announced they will start furloughing some workers in two weeks at its theme parks resorts in Florida and California.
Thursday, April 02, 2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Country singer Caylee Hammack and her band are facing months without income after the concert industry came to a halt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. So they put down their guitars and started pushing lawnmowers.
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) -- Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys and Dave Grohl opened their doors -- literally -- as the musicians performed from their homes for an hour-long benefit concert to raise money for those affected by the coronavirus crisis.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) -- Matthew McConaughey has gone from advertising for going out and driving to selling people on staying home, and says that successfully navigating this crisis could bring great things from Hollywood and humanity.
Monday, March 30, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alan Merrill -- who co-wrote the song "I Love Rock and Roll" that became a signature hit for fellow rocker Joan Jett -- died Sunday in New York of complications from the coronavirus, his daughter said. He was 69.