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The Latest: Joey King: Emmy nod the best moment of her life

Jul. 16, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Emmy nominations (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Star of Hulu's "The Act" Joey King sobbed when she learned of her first Emmy nomination. She says it's the greatest moment of her life. King told The Associated Press that "my whole body is shaking, I'm so excited" after...

Beyoncé and docs on R. Kelly, Michael Jackson get Emmy nods

Jul. 16, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé's "Homecoming" film has scored six Emmy nominations, while documentaries on Michael Jackson, R. Kelly and the disastrous Fyre Festival also picked up nominations. With Netflix's "Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé," the pop star personally earned four of the six nominations...

Review: New David Crosby documentary is loving, too loving

Jul. 16, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

The final image of David Crosby in a new documentary about the singer-songwriter shows him in his hippie glory, spotting a video camera filming him. He roguishly sticks out his tongue. Then he inexplicably goes further and gives viewers the middle finger. It's sort of an apt gesture to sum up "David Crosby:...

Correction: Moon Landing-Movies story

Jul. 13, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 12 about moon-landing movies, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the filmmaker behind the "Apollo 11" documentary. He is Todd Douglas Miller, not Todd Michael Douglas. A corrected version of the story is below: The moon landing was a giant leap for movies,...

Film airing on PBS recalls city's dark deportation history

Jul. 13, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — The darkest, most violent chapter in the history of Bisbee was an open secret for decades in the funky old Arizona copper town 7 miles (11 kilometers) north of the U.S.-Mexico border. But few residents knew the details of how about 1,200 miners, most of them immigrants, were pulled...

Timeline of R. Kelly's life and career

Jul. 12, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly, long trailed by lurid rumors, has been charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving multiple victims dating back two decades. A timeline of his life and career: — Jan. 8, 1967: Robert Sylvester Kelly is born in Chicago to Joann Kelly, a school teacher. R....

UK Labour Party in turmoil over new anti-Semitism claims

Jul. 11, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition Labour Party was in turmoil Thursday after a television documentary renewed allegations that anti-Semitism is rife within its ranks. In the BBC program, former staff members of the left-of-center party recounted receiving anti-Semitic abuse and alleged that senior...

TV is over the moon with specials recounting 1969 landing

Jul. 5, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 1969 moon landing turned an achievement seen only in the imagination and sci-fi movies into a most improbable television event, a live broadcast starring Neil Armstrong and a desolate landscape. The astounding images from more than 200,000 miles away mesmerized viewers, a feat TV...

Review: In 'Marianne & Leonard,' a love immortalized in song

Jul. 2, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

It's not exactly a hit parade, the songs that have been turned into movies. There was the shambling reconstruction of Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant," the fizzy pop of "Earth Girls Are Easy," the Sandra Bullock rom-com "Love Potion No.9." But digging into a Leonard Cohen song, as the documentary "Marianne...

ESPN takes a gulp of competitive eater Kobayashi in new film

Jul. 1, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Twinkies, pizza, hot dogs, even cow brains. If it can be eaten, chances are Takeru Kobayashi holds the world record for eating it. The 41-year-old competitive eater has no problem consuming 62 slices of pizza in 12 minutes, or 337 chicken wings in a half hour. But seeing himself onscreen in...