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The disabled hope their Oscar moment can become a movement

Apr. 14, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Right down to its production design, the Oscars have not always felt like the most welcoming place for the disabled. “I’ve always seen that stage with its stairs as a symbol that they don’t expect people who had mobility issues to be nominated...

On 'Promising Young Woman,' consent, and a harrowing ending

Apr. 14, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

“Man. That ending!” That’s likely what you’d hear everyone saying on the way out of the multiplex — if we were all still going to the multiplex — after “Promising Young Woman.” In an audacious and provocative film (nominated for five Oscars), there’s no...

Rapper Mystikal breaks silence on dropped rape charge

Apr. 14, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

New York (AP) — After spending more than four years under the “bad dream” of rape and kidnapping charges that were recently dismissed, rapper Mystikal says he wants to shed the sexually-charged songs of his past, and now has a higher audience in mind. “When I...

'The Bachelor' star Colton Underwood comes out as gay

Apr. 14, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

Colton Underwood, the former football tight end who found fame on "The Bachelor,” has revealed that he is gay. “I’ve ran from myself for a long time. I’ve hated myself for a long time,” Underwood told “Good Morning America” on Wednesday. “And I’m gay....

Review: Sexy rom-com loses steam between Friday and 'Monday'

Apr. 14, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

Monday. Ugh. The very word emits a chill. Monday means back to school, or work. Nose to the grindstone. Party’s over. Friday, meanwhile, is the opposite vibe. What’s great about Friday is that, unlike Saturday and certainly Sunday, it signals the beginning of fun....

Ralph Lauren unveils crisp white Team USA Olympic uniforms

Apr. 14, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With a crisp white graphic look and roomy pockets, the uniforms to be worn by Team USA at the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics were unveiled Wednesday by official outfitter Ralph Lauren. The uniforms, along with Ralph Lauren-designed Olympic...

Kim Godwin named ABC News president, CBS' Zirinsky to exit

Apr. 14, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC named Kim Godwin as its news division president on Wednesday, making her the first Black woman to be the top news executive at a broadcast network. Godwin has been second-in-command at CBS News, which learned Wednesday that its own division...

Review: Greta Van Fleet spread their wings gloriously

Apr. 14, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

Greta Van Fleet, “The Battle at Garden’s Gate” (Lava/Republic) Greta Van Fleet are back and they're doubling down. The young Michigan rockers whose sound and classic look is reminiscent of Led Zeppelin have returned with “The Battle at Garden’s Gate,” an album...

The gonzo art of writing for 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'

Apr. 14, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Screenplay writing, usually a fairly solitary, uneventful process, is more of a full-contact sport for a movie like “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.” Work for the nine Oscar-nominated writers of the “Borat” sequel began conventionally enough....

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The disabled hope their Oscar moment can become a movement

Apr. 14, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Right down to its production design, the Oscars have not always felt like the most welcoming place for the disabled. “I’ve always seen that stage with its stairs as a symbol that they don’t expect people who had mobility issues to be nominated...

Hip-hop legends Jay-Z, Diddy, Nas back McGuire for NYC mayor

Apr. 14, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop legends Jay-Z, Diddy and Nas endorsed banker Ray McGuire for New York City mayor on Wednesday, throwing their star power behind a candidate who has yet to break through in a crowded Democratic primary field. The three entertainers praised...

Fox will air games from The Spring League again this season

Apr. 14, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Six games from The Spring League will air on Fox when the small football league begins its season next month. Fox Sports will be carrying league games for the second straight season, but this is the first time some will air on the main network. ...

Review: Sexy rom-com loses steam between Friday and 'Monday'

Apr. 14, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

Monday. Ugh. The very word emits a chill. Monday means back to school, or work. Nose to the grindstone. Party’s over. Friday, meanwhile, is the opposite vibe. What’s great about Friday is that, unlike Saturday and certainly Sunday, it signals the beginning of fun....

Rapper Mystikal breaks silence on dropped rape charge

Apr. 14, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

New York (AP) — After spending more than four years under the “bad dream” of rape and kidnapping charges that were recently dismissed, rapper Mystikal says he wants to shed the sexually-charged songs of his past, and now has a higher audience in mind. “When I...

'The Bachelor' star Colton Underwood comes out as gay

Apr. 14, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

Colton Underwood, the former football tight end who found fame on "The Bachelor,” has revealed that he is gay. “I’ve ran from myself for a long time. I’ve hated myself for a long time,” Underwood told “Good Morning America” on Wednesday. “And I’m gay....

Review: Greta Van Fleet spread their wings gloriously

Apr. 14, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

Greta Van Fleet, “The Battle at Garden’s Gate” (Lava/Republic) Greta Van Fleet are back and they're doubling down. The young Michigan rockers whose sound and classic look is reminiscent of Led Zeppelin have returned with “The Battle at Garden’s Gate,” an album...

Italian TV host apologizes for gestures mimicking Asians

Apr. 14, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A Swiss-Italian television host apologized Wednesday for mimicking Asians on a satirical TV program after her actions drew protests on social media. “I am truly sorry and I apologize if I hurt anybody,’’ Michelle Hunziker said in English in a video...

Spring nor'easter headed for northern New England

Apr. 14, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Northern New England may have had a fairly mild winter, but a spring nor'easter is on the way this week. The storm is expected to bring rain and snow to Maine starting on late Thursday night and extend all the way through early Saturday morning,...

Dr. Ken Duckworth writing mental health guide, due in 2022

Apr. 14, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A leading mental health expert and commentator has a book deal his publisher is calling an “authoritative yet compassionate guide to managing mental health challenges" anticipated because of the pandemic. Dr. Ken Duckworth's “You Are Not Alone” is scheduled for the...