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Ed Ames, '50s pop singer with Ames Brothers and '60s TV star in 'Daniel Boone,' dies at 95

May. 27, 2023 22:22 PM EDT

Ed Ames, the youngest member of the popular 1950s singing group the Ames Brothers, who later became a successful actor in television and musical theater, has died. He was 95. The last survivor of the four singing brothers, Ames died May 21 from Alzheimer's disease, his wife, Jeanne...

French courtroom drama 'Anatomy of a Fall' wins Palme d’Or, top prize of Cannes Film Festival

May. 27, 2023 15:26 PM EDT
CANNES, France (AP) — French courtroom drama 'Anatomy of a Fall' wins Palme d’Or, top prize of Cannes Film Festival.

Movie review: Julia Louis-Dreyfus reteams with Nicole Holofcener in 'You Hurt My Feelings'

May. 24, 2023 17:16 PM EDT

If I didn’t like Nicole Holofcener’s latest film, would I tell her? OK, sure, it wouldn’t be so odd for a critic to give an unvarnished opinion. But what about a sibling? Or a spouse? If they didn’t care for Holofcener’s movie, what’s more important: Being honest or...

Jodie Comer scales heights on Broadway in 'Prima Facie,' a play that challenges the legal system

May. 23, 2023 12:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The script for the play “Prima Facie” didn't languish after landing in Jodie Comer's inbox. Fitting for an urgent call for change, the script demanded action. It would not be denied. “Sometimes when things present themselves, it’s impossible to say no,”...

Actor Adam Driver chosen as honorary starter for Indianapolis 500

May. 23, 2023 10:06 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time Academy Award nominee Adam Driver, who will soon be starring as Enzo Ferrari in a biopic of the Italian automobile magnate, will serve as the honorary starter for the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. Driver perhaps most famously played...

'Brokeback Mountain' brings two rising acting stars to the London stage

May. 22, 2023 07:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — “Brokeback Mountain” was a star-making story onscreen. It may turn out to be the same onstage. Rising American stars Lucas Hedges and Mike Faist are making their London theater debuts in an adaptation of Annie Proulx’s short story about two star-crossed Wyoming...

'Succession' star Jeremy Strong lands a role on Broadway in 2024 in 'An Enemy of the People'

May. 12, 2023 13:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeremy Strong is going from a corporate boardroom on TV to a whistleblower on Broadway. The actor who plays Kendall Roy in the HBO television series “Succession” has signed on to play a man who tries to expose water contamination in a Norwegian spa town in...

'Some Like It Hot' leads Tony Award nominations with 13 nods

May. 02, 2023 21:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Some Like It Hot,” a Broadway musical adaptation of the cross-dressing movie comedy that starred Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, waltzed away Tuesday with a leading 13 Tony Award nominations, putting the spotlight on a show that is a sweet, full-hearted embrace of trans rights. ...

'La Bohème' in space returns to Paris, 6 years after uproar

May. 02, 2023 13:32 PM EDT

Claus Guth was pleased with initial reaction to his outer space version of Puccini’s “La Bohème” at a special pre-premiere show limited to people under age 28. “They were extremely euphoric,” he said. “It was an amazing performance with standing ovations.” ...

How 'Perry Mason' captured 1930s Los Angeles, race divisions

Apr. 25, 2023 14:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Early in the second season finale of “Perry Mason,” which aired Monday, the titular character pulls up on his motorcycle to Los Angeles City Hall and pauses for a long moment. He stares up at the edifice, as if sizing up an opponent, before walking in with hopes to...