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Sean 'Diddy' Combs receives lifetime honor at BET Awards

Jun. 27, 2022 03:45 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a speech about his own inspirational dream for the Black community, Sean “Diddy” Combs channeled the spirit of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. while accepting the BET Awards' highest honor Sunday night. After Combs received his Lifetime Achievement...

We may not talk about Bruno, but we can see Mirabel at park

Jun. 26, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — We may not talk about Bruno, but we can see Mirabel, live and in person. Mirabel, the star of the animated hit Disney film, “Encanto,” made her in-person debut on Sunday at Walt Disney World in Florida. Character performers...

'Elvis,' 'Top Gun' tie for box-office crown with $30.5M each

Jun. 26, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic “Elvis” shook up theaters with an estimated $30.5 million in weekend ticket sales, but — in a box-office rarity — “Elvis” tied “Top Gun: Maverick," which also reported $30.5 million, for No. 1 in theaters. Final...

Serena Williams puts 'Out of office' on for Wimbledon return

Jun. 25, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Serena Williams joked — or was it a joke? — that she activated the “Out of office” message on her email account so anyone trying to reach her about her many non-tennis activities while she’s at Wimbledon would know why no response arrived immediately. ...

‘The Birds’ attempts world record at Fort Myers’ Lab Theater

Jun. 25, 2022 03:14 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Every night, the audience throws things at actor Steven Michael Kennedy. And it’s not just the theater audience: The cast and crew throw things, too. They’re not attacking Kennedy with rotten tomatoes, though. They’re throwing Peeps —...

Giffords documentary comes as gun debates stay center stage

Jun. 24, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

In the two years documentary filmmakers shadowed former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, the most jarring moment for them was in the kitchen of her Tucson, Arizona, home. As cameras were rolling, she and her husband, Sen. Mark Kelly, nonchalantly opened the freezer. Kelly grabbed a...

They’ll always have ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On’

Jun. 23, 2022 23:56 PM EDT

Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp were at a bit of a career crossroads when they manifested Marcel, a one-inch-tall seashell with a tiny voice and a big heart. Slate had recently been let go from “Saturday Night Live” after one season and wasn’t sure if she’d get another...

Maurice took an unusual path to becoming Florida's coach

Jun. 23, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Paul Maurice’s journey toward becoming the new coach of the Florida Panthers included a fortuitous flick of the remote control, plus was aided by a college admissions department. He was watching games one night in January, a month or so after he stepped aside...

'Nomadland' author Jessica Bruder works on abortion book

Jun. 23, 2022 09:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The author of “Nomadland,” the basis for the Oscar-winning movie of the same name, is working on a book about abortion. Jessica Bruder will expand upon the reporting for her May cover story in The Atlantic, “The Abortion Underground: Inside the Covert Network...

John Williams, 90, steps away from film, but not music

Jun. 23, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After more than six decades of making bicycles soar, sending panicked swimmers to the shore and other spellbinding close encounters, John Williams is putting the final notes on what may be his last film score. “At the moment I’m working on ‘Indiana Jones 5,’...