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Kaitlyn Dever, Paul Rudd react to Golden Globe nominations

Dec. 9, 2019 4:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reactions from some of the nominees for the 77th annual Golden Globes: ___ “Hell no! I like to stay sane. The news is going to be there when I wake up.” — said Billy Porter when asked in an interview if he woke up at 5 a.m. to hear the nominations from his hotel in...

Writers' workshop named for Erma Bombeck set for 2020

Dec. 9, 2019 1:10 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A biennial writers’ workshop in Ohio named for the late humor writer Erma Bombeck is set for the spring of 2020. The Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop is held every other year on the campus of the University of Dayton, Bombeck’s alma mater. Workshop officials say Emmy...

'Frozen 2' leads box office again; 'Playmobil' flops

Dec. 8, 2019 1:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — “Frozen 2” blanketed multiplexes for the third straight weekend, continuing its reign at No. 1 with $34.7 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Walt Disney Co. animated sequel has already grossed $919.7 million worldwide. It will soon become the...

Martinez brings characters to life on the comic books pages

Dec. 7, 2019 12:01 AM EST

JENNINGS, La. (AP) — Carmen Martinez grew up drawing and sketching comic book characters for her family and friends. "Art was always a part of my life," she said. "I was always doing it from a young age." Martinez, a 2008 graduate of Welsh High School, said drawing was a way of keeping her focused. Those...

New Orleans is home to mystical academy in new Marvel comic

Dec. 5, 2019 12:08 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The city known for 19th century Voodoo queen Marie Laveau and for the tarot card readers who tell fortunes in its historic French Quarter is about to play host to a different kind of sorcerer — at least in the Marvel comics universe. Marvel announced plans Thursday to debut a...

Clifford, everybody’s favorite big red dog, gets a reboot

Dec. 4, 2019 2:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Who’s your favorite big red dog? If you have one, chances are his name is Clifford. Scholastic Entertainment is rebooting the TV series about the giant dog with an equally large heart this week on Amazon Prime Video and PBS, the latter his home since the early aughts. The new show...

Children of Casey Kasem settle lawsuit with widow over death

Dec. 3, 2019 6:11 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family members of radio personality Casey Kasem have settled dueling lawsuits alleging that the longtime “American Top 40" host was badly mistreated before his death in 2014. The two sides filed a joint request Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court to dismiss a wrongful death...

Cicely Tyson, Seth MacFarlane joining TV Hall of Fame

Dec. 3, 2019 4:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cicely Tyson, Seth MacFarlane and Walt Disney Co. chief executive Bob Iger will be joining the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame. Geraldine Laybourne, who helped create the Nickelodeon channel and co-founded Oxygen Media, and veteran TV director Jay Sandrich also were announced...

‘Frozen 2’ heats up box office with $127M opening weekend

Nov. 24, 2019 4:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Six years after “Frozen” kicked up a pop-culture blizzard, the sequel to Elsa, Anna and Olaf’s adventures snowed-in the box office with an estimated $127 million debut domestically and $350.2 million worldwide, according to studio estimates Sunday. The opening for the...

First Marvel Comics issue sells in Texas for $1.26 million

Nov. 21, 2019 4:37 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A rare near-mint condition copy of the first Marvel Comics comic book has sold at auction in Dallas for $1.26 million. Heritage Auctions says the Marvel Comics No. 1 from 1939 sold Thursday. Heritage says the buyer wished to remain anonymous. Ed Jaster, senior vice president at Heritage,...