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'Svengoolie' horror host Rich Koz gets a Halloween tribute

Sep. 30, 2022 23:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rich Koz is keeping the grandly eccentric tradition of the horror movie host alive on MeTV's “Svengoolie” and can count Mark Hamill, Joe Mantegna and, just maybe, Lady Gaga among his fans. But it's a compliment he received from Rick Baker, a seven-time Oscar...

Kid Cudi's songs come to life in 'Entergalactic' TV feature

Sep. 30, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi recorded the bulk of his new album, the melodic rapper wanted to visually highlight the project’s songs without depending on short music videos. The Grammy winner initially thought about turning his concept album into an...

Cher appears at Balmain finale at Paris Fashion Week

Sep. 28, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris Fashion Week roared into full gear Wednesday with atmospherics and excitement over Balmain’s evening fashion-music festival spectacular — a star-studded charity concert featuring the latest fashions, members of the public and performances. That included a finale walk from...

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan shifts from Devi to 'My Little Pony'

Sep. 27, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maitreyi Ramakrishnan's childhood devotion to My Little Pony turned out to be homework for her latest TV project. Ramakrishnan stars in the voice cast of Netflix's new animated children's series “My Little Pony: Make Your Mark,” a sharp contrast to her...

Peele and Key on reuniting, as demons, in 'Wendell & Wild'

Sep. 13, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — It's seven years almost to day since the last episode of “Key & Peele” aired, but Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key are once again riffing together. They're sitting in a Toronto hotel the day before the premiere of Henry Selick's stop-motion-animation...

Art Spiegelman to receive honorary National Book Award

Sep. 09, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — This fall, Art Spiegelman will receive an honorary National Book Award for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He feels honored, and a little worried. The unexpected pleasure of being cited by the National Book Foundation comes months after the jarring...

US Rep: Sitcom with Danny DeVito as voice of Satan is 'evil'

Sep. 07, 2022 19:50 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An animated horror comedy featuring Danny DeVito as the voice of Satan is “clearly evil,” says a Republican congressman from Louisiana whose Facebook post denouncing “Little Demon” had reached millions of people by Tuesday morning. U.S. Rep Mike Johnson...

Gulf Arab nations ask Netflix to remove 'offensive' videos

Sep. 06, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Gulf Arab countries on Tuesday asked Netflix to remove “offensive content” on the streaming service, apparently targeting programs that show people who are gay and lesbian. A joint statement issued on behalf of a committee of the Gulf...

Comic book store franchise aims to expand passion for comics

Sep. 03, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — When Emily Kerr walks into Beyond Comics to pick up her subscriptions for the past two weeks, her order is waiting for her before she even makes it to the counter. Shop owner Jon Cohen greets her by name and asks her how the kennel she works at is doing. ...

Missouri to ban sexual images in school library books

Aug. 26, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new Missouri law outlawing books with sexually explicit images from school libraries is about to take effect. Starting Sunday, it will be a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail or a $2,000 fine for librarians and other educators to give...