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The Latest: 'When They See Us' star wept at Emmy nomination

Jul. 16, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Emmy nominations (all times local): 12:44 p.m. Actor Jharrel Jerome of "When They See Us" says he cried so much when he learned of his Emmy nomination that you would have thought he had lost a family member. Jerome told The Associated Press that it "was just pure joy...

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...

Austin Butler to star as Elvis in Baz Luhrmann-helmed biopic

Jul. 15, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic has found its King. After a competitive casting contest, 27-year-old actor Austin Butler has been cast as Presley. Ansel Elgort, Harry Styles and Miles Teller all reportedly tested for the role ultimately won by Butler, who last year appeared in the...

Young 'Lion King' actors had Beyoncé-size shoes to fill

Jul. 15, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The pressure was on for young actors Shahadi Wright Joseph and JD McCrary when they got word that they'd been cast as the voices of young Nala and young Simba in "The Lion King." Not only was it an ambitious remake of an iconic film, but it was their first major Hollywood...

No lights, big city: Power outage KOs Broadway, Times Square

Jul. 14, 2019 4:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A power outage crippled the tourist-filled heart of Manhattan just as Saturday night Broadway shows were set to go on, sending theater-goers spilling into siren-filled streets, knocking out Times Square's towering electronic screens and bringing subway lines to a near halt. Electricity was...

The Latest: NYC power fully restored

Jul. 14, 2019 12:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York City power outage (all times local): 12:55 a.m. Con Edison and New York officials say power has been restored to hundreds of thousands of customers following a blackout in Manhattan. More than 70,000 customers were left in the dark during the hour-long power outage in...

'Orange is the New Black' leaves legacy for women of color

Jul. 10, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — From corrupt, brutal overseers to the fraught world of inmate hierarchy to unlikely friendships and romances, "Orange is the New Black" told deeply rich and complex stories about life for women behind bars that resonated far beyond prison walls. While it was originally centered around the...

Valentina Cortese, Italian screen diva, dead at 96

Jul. 10, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Valentina Cortese, an Italian post-war screen diva who was nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar but lost out to Ingrid Bergman, died on Wednesday. She was 96. Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala announced the death of the Milan-born actress in a tweet, thanking Cortese for having "given us...

Rip Torn of 'Larry Sanders Show,' 'Men in Black,' dies at 88

Jul. 10, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rip Torn, the free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor in television, theater, and movies, such as "Men in Black," and win an Emmy in his 60s for "The Larry Sanders Show," has died. He was 88. Torn died Tuesday afternoon at his home with his wife,...

Award-winning television, film and theater actor Rip Torn has died at the age of 88, according to his publicist

Jul. 9, 2019 11:01 PM EDT
LAKEVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Award-winning television, film and theater actor Rip Torn has died at the age of 88, according to his publicist.