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With 'Alien,' 'Blade Runner' sequels, Scott looks forward
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ridley Scott insists he is not a nostalgic person, but you wouldn't know that looking at the 2017 movie calendar. Not only are audiences getting another "Alien" movie, "Alien: Covenant," on May 19, but also a long-time-coming "Blade Runner" sequel in October....

'Baywatch's' Dwayne Johnson just wants to entertain you
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In 2000, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was trying to break into Hollywood. He was off to an OK start. The pro-wrestler already had a following, a role in "The Mummy Returns" and high-wattage charm. He also had no acting experience, no idea how Hollywood worked, and, besides a few idols in Harrison Ford, Clint Eastwood and Arnold Schwarzenegger, no blueprint for success....

Jeff Kinney marks 10th anniversary of 'Wimpy Kid' series
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jeff Kinney remembers when his goal was to write a book, one big book, for grown-ups....

Martin Short strips down at environmental comedy benefit
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Martin Short stripped down to a nude bodysuit to perform a musical number and became a human bagpipe in the hands of a large, kilt-wearing man - all for the sake of the environment....

Sondheim an honoree, Trump a target at annual PEN gala
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stephen Sondheim, whose fellow honorees at Tuesday night's gala for PEN America included an imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker and the organizers of the women's marches in January, was in a humble mood....

Daughter: Bill Cosby 'is not abusive, violent or a rapist'
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bill Cosby's youngest daughter has come to the comedian's defense ahead of a looming sexual assault trial....

Report: Jeff Goldblum signs on for 'Jurassic World' sequel
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jeff Goldblum is returning to the Jurassic Park franchise....

Oops! Serena Williams made pregnancy public by accident
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Serena Williams says she was taking a personal photo of her progressing pregnancy on Snapchat when she accidentally pressed the wrong button and made the post public....

Rock Hall induction ceremony returns to Cleveland next April
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says next year's induction ceremony is scheduled for April 14 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland....

Lawsuit filed against Fox alleges racial discrimination
NEW YORK (AP) -- An expanded lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses Fox News Channel of racial discrimination "that appears more akin to Plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment."...

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