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In vaccination battles, pro athletes become proxy players

Jan. 14, 2022 09:39 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pandemic-era saga of tennis star Novak Djokovic in Australia this week is but one of many: Pro athletes who have refused to be vaccinated have been put at center court in a larger contest — as famous faces who are becoming proxy players in the accelerating worldwide...

American skater Chen eyes elusive Olympic gold in Beijing

Jan. 12, 2022 11:51 AM EST

Nathan Chen has accomplished just about everything that one can accomplish in the sport of figure skating. Six consecutive national championships, the most since two-time Olympic champion Dick Button in the 1940s and '50s. Three consecutive world championships, the...

New this week: 'Don't Look Up,' new 'Matrix' and 'Sing 2'

Dec. 20, 2021 09:44 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 — Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem star as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin’s “Being...

Reneé Rapp graduates from 'Mean Girls' to 'College Girls'

Nov. 17, 2021 12:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When Broadway shut down during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, “ Mean Girls” star, Reneé Rapp, figured she'd take the opportunity to return home in North Carolina and wait it out — thinking it would be only a few weeks. Weeks turned to months and when...

Bob Mackie book looks back on sparkly costume career

Nov. 15, 2021 13:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When Bob Mackie was 11, and his uncle asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up, he didn’t hesitate: a costume designer on Broadway. The Southern California boy had never been to New York, but he was fixated on the “color, excitement and glamour” of the movies and...

From Bieber to Vedder, producer Andrew Watt shows his range

Nov. 12, 2021 10:03 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — What do Justin Bieber, Elton John and Dua Lipa have in common with Miley Cyrus, Metallica, Sam Smith and Stevie Wonder? They’ve all collaborated with the Grammy-winning 31-year-old producer Andrew Watt, who has become one of pop music’s most...

'I'm so lucky': Elton John receives prestigious UK award

Nov. 11, 2021 15:13 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Elton John has no doubt been a member of many exclusive clubs over the decades, but probably nothing quite as exclusive as the one he formally joined on Wednesday. In an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle, Prince Charles anointed the musician and...

Striking a chord: A selection of some music-themed gifts

Nov. 11, 2021 09:02 AM EST

Music-related gifts are an easy choice this holiday season. Everyone likes music, right? Here are some outstanding record collections for lovers of rap, metal and pop, a pair of fascinating books and some clothes that help musicians in need. PIANO MAN: Billy Joel is...

New this week: Kaepernick, Sheeran and 'Star Trek' spin-off

Oct. 25, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

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 — “Army of Thieves,” coming to Netflix on Friday, is set in a world where...

New this week: 'Dune,' 'Invasion' and an Elton John album

Oct. 18, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

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 — Denis Villeneuve’s somberly majestic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965...