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The gonzo art of writing for 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'

Apr. 13, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Screenplay writing, usually a fairly solitary, uneventful process, is more of a full-contact sport for a movie like “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.” Work for the nine Oscar-nominated writers of the “Borat” sequel began conventionally enough....

Final thoughts from Rep. John Lewis to be published in July

Apr. 13, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some last thoughts from Rep. John Lewis will be published this summer. Grand Central Publishing announced Tuesday that Lewis' “Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation” will come out July 13, almost a year after he died at age 80. The book...

ACM nominee engineer Gena Johnson crafts hit records

Apr. 13, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Inside the Nashville basement studio of audio engineer Gena Johnson, she has mementos from many of the artists she's helped to record and who have also shaped her own career. A turn of the century upright piano that Ben Folds helped her find...

Rowling children's story 'The Christmas Pig' out in October

Apr. 13, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — J.K. Rowling has a new book coming this fall, a holiday children's story with all new characters. Scholastic announced Tuesday that “The Christmas Pig,” the story of a boy named Jack and a beloved toy (Dur Pig) which goes missing, will be released...

Nielsen, networks clash on stats showing fewer viewers

Apr. 13, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — People have been stuck at home for a year due to COVID-19 restrictions, with movie theaters closed, concert venues closed, restaurants closed, sports attendance restricted — yet television viewing is down? That makes no sense to networks and cable and...

Kanye agrees with Kim on joint custody in divorce response

Apr. 12, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye West agrees with Kim Kardashian West that they should have joint custody of their four children and neither of them need spousal support, according to new divorce documents. West's attorneys filed his response Friday in Los Angeles Superior...

Luke Bryan tests positive for COVID, sidelined from 'Idol'

Apr. 12, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Bryan says he's tested positive for COVID-19, which sidelined him from the season's first live “American Idol” episode on ABC. Paula Abdul, an original judge on the talent show when it aired on Fox, was announced as Bryan's replacement for...

Galloni becomes first woman as Reuters editor-in-chief

Apr. 13, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Reuters news service has promoted Alessandra Galloni to be its new editor-in-chief, making her the first woman to take that role in the company's 170-year history. The London-based Galloni will replace Stephen Adler, who has been the newsroom's...

California's ArcLight and Pacific Theaters to close for good

Apr. 12, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

Hollywood’s theatrical business may be slowly rebounding but for some exhibitors the last year has been catastrophic. Pacific Theaters, which operates some 300 screens in California, including the beloved ArcLight theaters and the historic Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, said Monday that it...

Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt join Oscars starry presenting cast

Apr. 12, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

The Oscars are aiming to be more like a movie than a television show and enlisting A-list stars like Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Halle Berry and Reese Witherspoon to help hand out statuettes. They’ll be joined by the likes of Don Cheadle, Renee Zellweger, Regina King,...

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NWSL to probe player's claim of discrimination by security

Apr. 13, 2021 23:24 PM EDT

The National Women’s Soccer League opened an investigation Tuesday under its anti-discrimination policy after a Black player for the Chicago Red Stars said a security guard in Houston treated her and her boyfriend inappropriately because of their race. In a social media...

Man who attacked 2 women in SF not guilty of felony assault

Apr. 13, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who attacked two women on San Francisco's Embarcadero was acquitted of felony assault after his attorneys said he suffered a psychotic episode. George Kennedy was acquitted Monday of the felony and convicted only of a misdemeanor charge of...

Nielsen, networks clash on stats showing fewer viewers

Apr. 13, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — People have been stuck at home for a year due to COVID-19 restrictions, with movie theaters closed, concert venues closed, restaurants closed, sports attendance restricted — yet television viewing is down? That makes no sense to networks and cable and...

The gonzo art of writing for 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'

Apr. 13, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Screenplay writing, usually a fairly solitary, uneventful process, is more of a full-contact sport for a movie like “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.” Work for the nine Oscar-nominated writers of the “Borat” sequel began conventionally enough....

Bobby 'Slick' Leonard, 88, Pacers Hall of Fame coach, dies

Apr. 13, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bobby “Slick” Leonard was selected as the ABA’s greatest coach. Hall of Fame player George McGinnis considered him a genius. On Tuesday, the Indiana Pacers announced that the man who led them to three ABA championships during a Hall of Fame...

Missouri lawmakers consider day to honor Rush Limbaugh

Apr. 13, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are considering setting aside a day each January to honor the late Rush Limbaugh, a proposal that has ignited controversy. The Cape Girardeau native gained national fame before he died in February at age 70 after a battle...

Ohio Senate candidate errs with claim about Kasich donation

Apr. 13, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Seeking to distance herself from former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jane Timken erroneously claimed on conservative radio that she never donated to his 2016 presidential campaign. The assertion came in a race where an...

ACM nominee engineer Gena Johnson crafts hit records

Apr. 13, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Inside the Nashville basement studio of audio engineer Gena Johnson, she has mementos from many of the artists she's helped to record and who have also shaped her own career. A turn of the century upright piano that Ben Folds helped her find...

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Apr. 13, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

Movies US charts: 1. Wonder Woman 1984 2. Synchronic 3. Promising Young Woman 4. City of Lies 5. News of the World 6. Raya and the Last Dragon 7....

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Apr. 13, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

Nonfiction 1. Beginner’s Mind by Yo-Yo Ma, performed by the author (Audible Originals) 2. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 3. This Is Your Brain on Food by Uma Naidoo, MD,...