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Universal to release 2 new films in its 'Halloween' saga

Jul. 19, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Universal says it will release two new "Halloween" films, including one with the ominous title "Halloween Ends." The studio said Friday that the first of the films, "Halloween Kills," will be released in 2020 and the second film will come in 2021. A teaser video includes the voice of...

Gina Torres steps into the spotlight with 'Suits' spinoff

Jul. 19, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gina Torres used to wonder about the back story of her "Suits " character, Jessica Pearson. The character was the co-founder and boss of the law firm at the center of the show, but that was about all that was known. Torres wondered: "'She doesn't have family, she doesn't have people. When...

The moon landing was a giant leap for movies, too

Jul. 19, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In 1964, Stanley Kubrick, on the recommendation of the science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, bought a telescope. "He got this Questar and he attached one of his cameras to it," remembers Katharina Kubrick, the filmmaker's stepdaughter. "On a night where there was a lunar eclipse, he...

Star trio from 'Knots Landing' keep each other in stitches

Jul. 19, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 40 years after first forging their friendship while working together on the nighttime soap "Knot's Landing," actresses Joan Van Ark, Michele Lee and Donna Mills are now more than just friends — they're a sister act. At one point in their interview Thursday night with The...

Russo brothers field questions from Avengers at Comic-Con

Jul. 19, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — "Avengers: Endgame" directors Joe and Anthony Russo are doing a victory lap at San Diego Comic-Con Friday. The brothers reflected on their blockbuster being so close to matching "Avatar's" all-time box office record and even fielded questions from some unlikely fans. "Avengers" stars...

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Instagram expands hiding 'likes' to make you happier

Jul. 19, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Instagram is expanding a test to hide how many "likes" people's posts receive as it tries to combat criticism that such counts hurt mental health and make people feel bad when comparing themselves to others. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing service has been running the test in Canada...

Trump administration trying to bring A$AP Rocky home

Jul. 19, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump says her husband's administration is working with the State Department to try to bring rapper A$AP Rocky home. The president also tells reporters that many members of the African American community have asked him to intervene. The platinum-selling,...

Universal to release 2 new films in its 'Halloween' saga

Jul. 19, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Universal says it will release two new "Halloween" films, including one with the ominous title "Halloween Ends." The studio said Friday that the first of the films, "Halloween Kills," will be released in 2020 and the second film will come in 2021. A teaser video includes the voice of...

Russo brothers field questions from Avengers at Comic-Con

Jul. 19, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — "Avengers: Endgame" directors Joe and Anthony Russo are doing a victory lap at San Diego Comic-Con Friday. The brothers reflected on their blockbuster being so close to matching "Avatar's" all-time box office record and even fielded questions from some unlikely fans. "Avengers" stars...

Teen rapper Tay-K convicted of murder in Texas home invasion

Jul. 19, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury has convicted a teenage rapper of murder in the 2016 shooting death of a man during a home invasion. The Tarrant County jury on Friday found 19-year-old Taymor McIntyre of Arlington guilty for his role in the death of 21-year-old Ethan Walker at Walker's home in...

Ex-Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus dies of heat stroke

Jul. 19, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Offensive lineman Mitch Petrus, a walk-on at Arkansas who went on to a three-year NFL career that included a Super Bowl win with the New York Giants, has died. He was 32. Pulaski County Coroner Gerone Hobbs said Petrus died of heat stroke Thursday night at a North Little Rock...

As Pam Grier celebrates 70, she finds peace off the grid

Jul. 19, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pam Grier's role as the owner of a hardware store in rural Nebraska in the ABC sitcom "Bless This Mess" isn't a complete departure for the film legend: She lives in rural Colorado and has spent much of her life on ranches to find serenity from Hollywood life. "I commuted to work really for...

Hamilton, Schwarzenegger tease R-rated 'Terminator' sequel

Jul. 19, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Leave the kids at home, "Terminator: Dark Fate" is getting an R-rating. Director Tim Miller told the audience at San Diego Comic-Con that it wasn't always going to be the plan, but the fans demanded it. The panel that kicked off the fan convention Thursday morning may also have gotten the...

Correction: Puerto Rico-Protests-Miranda story

Jul. 19, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 17 about a New York City protest against Puerto Rico's governor, The Associated Press misidentified the status of Puerto Rico. It is a U.S. territory, not a country. A corrected version of the story is below: Lin-Manuel Miranda joins rally against Puerto Rico governor...

'Titans' cast, crew heartbroken after crew member is killed

Jul. 19, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The producers of the web series "Titans" say the cast and crew are heartbroken after a special effects coordinator was killed while preparing for a stunt. In a statement, the show's executive producers say Warren Appleby was killed at a special effects facility while preparing for an...