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Q&A: Rita Moreno on finding self-worth and never giving up

Jun. 15, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rita Moreno emigrated with her mother from Puerto Rico at age five. By six, she was dancing at Greenwich Village nightclubs. By 16, she was working full time. By 20, she was in “Singin’ in the Rain.” In the documentary “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl...

Candy Straight, who led push to get GOP women elected, dies

Jun. 15, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Candace “Candy” Straight, an investment banker and film producer who worked for decades to help get women elected to office in New Jersey, has died. She was 73. Straight had two kinds of blood cancer and suffered a stroke and heart attack at...

The top 10 movies on the Apple Store

Jun. 15, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

Movies US charts: 1. Nobody 2. The Courier (2021) 3. Wrath of Man 4. A Quiet Place 5. The Hitman’s Bodyguard 6. The Marksman (2021) 7. The Dry ...

New documentary tells Brian Wilson's survival story

Jun. 15, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The tragedies of Brian Wilson's life is a rock ‘n’ roll story well told. The postscript — that he's a survivor nearing age 80 who appears to be supported personally and professionally in a way he never really had before — is less familiar. ...

Pixar’s ‘Luca’ invites you to summer in the Italian Riviera

Jun. 15, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

When filmmaker Enrico Casarosa left Italy for New York more than two decades ago, all he wanted to do was assimilate. He wanted to sound American. He wanted to order lattes like an American. He was, he said, “Very shy about showing my Italian identity.” And yet, like...

California man gets prison for coercing women for sex films

Jun. 14, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A producer for a now-defunct California porn website was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Monday for coercing or tricking women into appearing in sex videos. Ruben Andre Garcia, 31, was sentenced for conspiracy and sex trafficking involving San...

Review: 'Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard' really misses the target

Jun. 14, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

Toward the end of “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard,” there’s a scene where Ryan Reynolds is repeatedly smashing a man’s head into a jukebox aboard a yacht, as sometimes happens. Each time the bloodied head goes in the machine, it triggers a new song. Until it lands on “The Sign”...

New this week: Kevin Hart in 'Fatherhood, 'iCarly' & 'Luca'

Jun. 14, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — In Enrico Casarosa's enchanting Pixar feature “Luca," two young sea...

Anthony Bourdain doc 'an act of therapy' for an acute loss

Jun. 14, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the filmmaker Morgan Neville began making a documentary on Anthony Bourdain, the late chef and globe-trotting television host, one of the first things he did was comb through every song Bourdain had ever referenced. He came up with a playlist 18½ hours long and called...

Jimmy Smits figured he could carry a tune 'In the Heights'

Jun. 14, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He hadn't been in a musical since his high school years, but when Jimmy Smits saw the opportunity to play Kevin Rosario in the film adaptation of “In the Heights,” he was happy to check that off his artistic bucket list. “Of course it’s...