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"Romeo and Juliet" director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

Jun. 15, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in "Romeo and Juliet" and the miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth," died Saturday at 96. While Zeffirelli was most known for his films, his name...

"Romeo and Juliet" director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

Jun. 15, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in his cinematic "Romeo and Juliet" and the miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth," died Saturday at 96. While Zeffirelli was most popularly known...

Correction: US-Film-5B story

Jun. 15, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story June 13 about the new documentary "5B," The Associated Press reported erroneously the year the ward opened at San Francisco General Hospital. It opened in 1983, 1989. A corrected version of the story is below: "5B" documentary tells story of pioneering AIDS caretakers In new...

'Gosh!' Cult comedy 'Napoleon Dynamite' turns 15

Jun. 15, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The cult comedy Napoleon Dynamite turns 15 years old this month, a milestone for a movie that became an early breakaway hit in today's era of pop-culture geek celebration. The movie created the "Vote for Pedro" T-shirt and made Napoleon's disgusted version of "gosh!" into a 2004...

Franco Zeffirelli's son says the famed Italian director has died at the age of 96

Jun. 15, 2019 7:22 AM EDT
ROME (AP) — Franco Zeffirelli's son says the famed Italian director has died at the age of 96.

Aniston to Sandler before kissing scenes: 'Oil up the beard'

Jun. 14, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it came to their kissing scenes in Netflix's "Murder Mystery ," Jennifer Aniston had one requirement of co-star Adam Sandler. "I did have him learn to oil the beard up a little bit," the actress said in a joint interview this week. "Conditioned." Sandler said kissing his longtime...

Zachary Levi's nerves growing before MTV Movie & TV Awards

Jun. 14, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zachary Levi plays a bulletproof superhero in "Shazam!," but the actor's nerves of steel are being tested leading up to his hosting duties for the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Levi knows those anxious feelings will be amplified when he first steps onstage to tape the ceremony Saturday...

Publisher delays US release of Naomi Wolf book 'Outrages'

Jun. 14, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Wolf's U.S. publisher is postponing the release of her new book, "Outrages," after a BBC interviewer challenged some of her findings. Wolf is openly objecting to the delay. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that "new questions" had come up about "Outrages," originally scheduled to...

Almodovar to receive Venice Film Festival career achievement

Jun. 14, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Spanish Oscar-winning writer and director Pedro Almodóvar will be awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement by the Venice Film Festival. The decision from the board of the Biennale di Venezia, follows a proposal by the festival's director, Alberto Barbera. Almodovar, whose film...

Cuba Gooding Jr. pleads not guilty to groping woman at bar

Jun. 13, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr. turned himself in and was arrested Thursday on charges he groped a woman in an encounter at a New York City night spot that appears to have been caught on video. The 51-year-old Oscar-winning star of "Jerry Maguire" denies the allegations and pleaded not guilty to forcible...