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Oprah Winfrey documentary to release on Apple TV+

Jan. 14, 2021 7:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Media mogul Oprah Winfrey will have a biographical documentary released on Apple TV+. The streaming platform announced Thursday a two-part documentary focusing on Winfrey’s life. The project will chronicle 25 years of American history through the lens of Winfrey “who rose...

FILE - Tyler Perry poses at the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta on Oct. 5, 2019.  Perry and the Motion Picture and Television Fund are being honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday. Perry and the MPTF will receive their Oscar statuettes at the 93rd Academy Awards on April 25.  (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Invision/AP, File)

Tyler Perry and MPTF to get humanitarian award at Oscars

Jan. 14, 2021 2:01 PM EST

Filmmaker Tyler Perry and the Motion Picture and Television Fund are being honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday. The group that puts on the Oscars decided to give the award to two recipients this year in recognition of the...

Today in History

Jan. 14, 2021 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2021. There are 351 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 14, 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and French General Charles de Gaulle opened a wartime conference in Casablanca....

This cover image released by Big Loud Records and Republic Records shows“Dangerous: The Double Album,” by Morgan Wallen. (Big Loud Records and Republic Records via AP)

New this week: Morgan Wallen music, tiger cubs and 'Herself'

Jan. 4, 2021 11:37 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Vanessa Kirby, who many came to admire for her outstanding portrayal of Princess Margaret in the first two seasons of...

Today in History

Jan. 1, 2021 12:10 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 1, the first day of 2021. There are 364 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that slaves in rebel states shall be “forever free.” On this date:...

Warner Bros. sets ‘Furiosa,’ ‘Color Purple’ musical for 2023

Dec. 23, 2020 7:33 PM EST

A “Mad Max: Fury Road” prequel and an adaptation of “The Color Purple” Broadway musical are coming to theaters in 2023, Warner Bros. said Wednesday. The announcement comes on the heels of the studio’s industry-shaking decision to release all its 2021 films simultaneously on HBO...

Discovery, Palantir rise; Nikola, Ameren fall

Dec. 23, 2020 4:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Wednesday: Discovery, up $1.05 to $28.26 Oprah Winfrey sold most of her stake in OWN to the media company, news outlets reported. Nikola, down $1.80 to $15.03 The electric vehicle maker said it was discontinuing its collaboration with...

FILE - A pedestrian walks past boxes set up in front of book store Book Soup in West Hollywood, Calif., on Oct. 16, 2020, to encourage shoppers to buy from independent book stores instead of online retailers like Amazon. For independent stores and publishers, the pandemic amplified the divide between the industry's biggest players and everyone else. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Publishing saw upheaval in 2020, but 'books are resilient'

Dec. 14, 2020 1:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Book publishing in 2020 was a story of how much an industry can change and how much it can, or wants to, remain the same. “A lot of what has happened this year — if it were a novel, I would say that it had a little too much plot,” said Simon & Schuster CEO Jonathan...

This combination photo shows John Krasinski, from left, Dolly Parton and Christian Siriano. They are among those in the entertainment industry who took the initiative to make the best out of a challenging year. (AP Photo)

Despite bleak 2020, celebrities make effort to brighten year

Dec. 11, 2020 12:09 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yes, 2020 may seem like a complete fail with all the constant bad news and tragic moments. It’s been filled with gloom and doom(scrolling), but some celebrities and those inspired by them have tried to brighten a bleak year. Some like singer Dolly Parton donated money to fight the...

Today in History

Dec. 5, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Dec. 5, the 340th day of 2020. There are 26 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa’s first Black president, died at age 95. On this date: In 1791, composer...