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'Top Gun' and Tom Cruise return to the danger zone

May. 23, 2022 07:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In 1983, producer Jerry Bruckheimer was flipping through the May issue of California magazine when he was struck by a story. “Top Guns” read the headline, with a large photograph from inside the cockpit of an F-14 fighter jet. The story opened: “At Mach 2 and 40,000 feet...

Tokyo Olympic film debuts in Japan; headed next to Cannes

May. 23, 2022 05:00 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The documentary film about the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics premiered on Monday, shown to reporters and other invited guests in the Japanese capital. The work of Japanese director Naomi Kawase, the 120-minute film looks at the Olympics primarily from the point of...

‘Doctor Strange' remains atop box office as 'Top Gun' looms

May. 23, 2022 02:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doctor Strange and his multiverse got to linger a little longer atop the weekend box office as Tom Cruise and “Top Gun” wait in the wings. Marvel's “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” was the top-earning film of the weekend for the third...

2 women working to diversify access to music in Wilmington

May. 23, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Christina Brier described music as a stability in her life. No matter what was going on as a child, she could always turn to her harp and find comfort in it. Now, Brier and her childhood friend Linda Estep are trying to spread the same comfort and joy to...

USC-Upstate grad’s bold artwork is gaining global acclaim

May. 23, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Early on a school day sometime in 2014, a retired police cruiser pulled around to the loading dock at Dorman High School. Strapped to the top of the Crown Victoria were a pair of giant canvases, paintings in progress for Ludovic Nkoth, who was trying,...

One more 'I do,' this time in Italy, for Kourtney and Travis

May. 22, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

A trilogy of Kravis nuptials has been completed with a (probably) final ceremony in Portofino, Italy. Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker each posted to Instagram on Sunday a photo of themselves kissing at the altar, with the caption, “happily ever after.” The...

Ethan Coen on his Jerry Lee Lewis doc and filmmaking return

May. 22, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Most in the film industry thought Ethan Coen was done with making movies. Ethan did, too. But on Sunday, Coen will premiere his first documentary, “Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind," at the Cannes Film Festival, a movie that was unknown until last month's...

Votto hits tiebreaking HR in 8th, Reds beat Blue Jays 3-2

May. 22, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Joey Votto hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning and the Cincinnati Reds held on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Sunday, avoiding a three-game sweep. Votto, who is from suburban Toronto, went deep for the fourth time in 12 career games at Rogers Centre. ...

Johnson uses huge save to prevent 230 mph crash at Indy

May. 22, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson used fast hands to wrestle his car out of a sideways slide that seemed headed toward a massive crash at 230 mph. He saved his car, but his Indianapolis 500 qualifying run was ruined. The seven-time NASCAR champion is locked into his first Indy...

Creator of 'Star Wars' X-wing and Death Star dies at 90

May. 22, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

Colin Cantwell, the man who designed the spacecraft in the “Star Wars” films, has died. He was 90. The Hollywood Reporter reported Sunday that Sierra Dall, Cantwell's partner, confirmed that he died at his home in Colorado on Saturday. Cantwell designed the...