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'Burning,' 'Cold War' top AP's best films of 2018

Dec. 17, 2018 1:14 PM EST

Associated Press Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr name their choices for the best films of 2018. JAKE COYLE 1. "Burning": It was, for sure, an extraordinary movie year. Little to nothing separates my favorite 10 films, or, for that matter, my top 20 or 30. Many of the year's best were found overseas, and...

Chelsea Clinton working on book about endangered animals

Dec. 17, 2018 3:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton's career as a children's author continues with a picture book about endangered animals. Penguin Young Readers announced Monday that the daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton is collaborating with illustrator Gianna Marino on "Don't Let Them Disappear." Scheduled for April 2,...

Review: 'Transformers' gets a great savior in 'Bumblebee'

Dec. 17, 2018 11:41 AM EST

The "Transformers" movie universe has lately been leaky and rusted out. It's become shorthand for bad blockbuster moviemaking — male-driven, mindless spectaculars with sophomoric humor. How can it be saved? Just hand the keys over to some talented women. "Bumblebee," the sixth film in the series, is a...

Actor Geoffrey Rush accused of sexual misconduct

Dec. 17, 2018 12:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — "Orange Is the New Black" actress Yael Stone alleged actor Geoffrey Rush engaged in sexually inappropriate behavior when they starred in "The Diary of a Madman" in 2010. Speaking to The New York Times , the 33-year-old said Rush danced naked in front of her in their dressing room, used a...

Jeff Bridges to receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Globes

Dec. 17, 2018 9:21 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Bridges may have once been considered as one of Hollywood's most underappreciated actors, but next month's Golden Globe Awards will showcase his life and illustrious career next month by bestowing him one of its highest honors. Bridges will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award during...

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Author Alice Walker criticized for support of writer's book

Dec. 18, 2018 3:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alice Walker and The New York Times are drawing fire after she praised an author who critics say expresses anti-Semitism and is a conspiracy theorist. In an interview in Sunday's "By The Book" column, the 74-year-old author of "The Color Purple" said David...

Saudi spending to hit record high as oil prices resume slide

Dec. 18, 2018 3:07 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's expenditures will hit a record-high in 2019, with plans to increase state spending by 7 percent to reach $295 billion, even as declining oil prices have forced the kingdom to adopt austerity measures. King Salman announced the figures on Tuesday, saying the...

Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at age 75

Dec. 18, 2018 2:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Penny Marshall, who starred in "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood, has died. She was 75. Marshall's publicist, Michelle Bega, said Marshall died in her Los Angeles home on Monday due to complications from diabetes. "Our family is...

Some advertisers leave Carlson show after immigrant comments

Dec. 18, 2018 2:26 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Some advertisers say they are leaving conservative host Tucker Carlson's show following his remarks that immigrants could make the U.S. "poorer and dirtier." It's the latest example of sponsors leaving a Fox News Channel show after controversy, but experts say the flap is likely to blow...

Publicist: 'Laverne & Shirley' star Penny Marshall has died at age 75 in Los Angeles from diabetes complications

Dec. 18, 2018 2:05 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Publicist: 'Laverne & Shirley' star Penny Marshall has died at age 75 in Los Angeles from diabetes complications.

Romanian-Canadian singer dies after car plunges into Danube

Dec. 18, 2018 1:51 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Anca Pop, a Romanian-Canadian singer-songwriter, has died after her car plunged into the Danube River. She was 34. Emergency authorities identified her body after divers found her car late Monday in southwestern Romania. Her sister alerted police after she failed to arrive at the...

Removal of disputed Los Angeles school mural put on hold

Dec. 18, 2018 1:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid growing objections, the Los Angeles Unified School District has paused plans to paint over a campus mural of actress Ava Gardner that Koreatown activists contend resembles the Japanese imperial battle flag. School system administrator Eugene Hernandez says there's need for...

'Tonight Show' to air episode in Puerto Rico with 'Hamilton'

Dec. 18, 2018 1:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" will air an episode next year from Puerto Rico including an exclusive performance with Lin-Manuel Miranda reprising his role in "Hamilton." NBC announced Monday evening that Miranda and the new touring cast will appear in the episode Jan. 15. The telecast...

Sandra Bullock's Oscars host solution: Call on random actors

Dec. 18, 2018 12:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sandra Bullock has an impromptu idea for how to solve the Oscars host problem, and it involves a lot of improvisation. The Oscar-winning actress told The Associated Press Monday at a screening of her new film "Bird Box " that she thinks random actors should be pulled out of the audience and...

A journey through 2018's top pop culture moments

Dec. 18, 2018 12:28 PM EST

And the top pop culture moments of 2018 are ... Wait. WAS there any pop culture this year? Of course there was, but you could be forgiven for forgetting, because more than ever it was politics, politics, and more politics occupying the zeitgeist and sucking the proverbial air out of the room. Still, if you wanted...