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Manslaughter charge for Alec Baldwin in 'Rust' set shooting

Jan. 31, 2023 18:48 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin and a weapons specialist have been formally charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico movie set, according to court documents filed by prosecutors Tuesday. Santa Fe District Attorney...

After academy review, Riseborough will keep Oscar nomination

Jan. 31, 2023 18:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After a review of the awards campaign for the indie drama “To Leslie," the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said Tuesday that Andrea Riseborough will not be stripped of her Oscar nomination for best actress. The star-studded grassroots campaign for...

'Dances With Wolves' actor arrested in Nevada sex abuse case

Jan. 31, 2023 22:42 PM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police on Tuesday arrested and raided the home of a former “Dances With Wolves” actor turned alleged cult leader accused of sexually assaulting young Indigenous girls during a period spanning two decades, according to police records obtained by The Associated...

Percival Everett, Ling Ma among nominees for critics prizes

Jan. 31, 2023 19:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction by Percival Everett and Ling Ma, nonfiction by Annie Proulx and biographies of George Balanchine and J. Edgar Hoover are among the finalists for National Book Critics Circle awards. Former U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo has won an honorary award for lifetime achievement. ...

Gunn's new DC slate features Superman, Supergirl and Batman

Jan. 31, 2023 14:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New DC Studios bosses James Gunn and Peter Safran debuted their plans for a revamped and newly unified DC Universe of films and television series, including a new Superman film in 2025, a Wonder Woman prequel and a Batman movie that won't star Robert Pattinson. In...

Will Smith, Martin Lawrence reteaming for 'Bad Boys' sequel

Jan. 31, 2023 12:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are reteaming for a fourth “Bad Boys” movie, in one of Smith's most high-profile new projects since the slap. Sony Pictures announced Tuesday that the untitled “Bad Boys” sequel is in early pre-production. In a video posted on...

Pedal through cycling history at this Ohio bike museum

Jan. 31, 2023 09:58 AM EST

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (AP) — In a former hotel here in rural, western Ohio is a museum offering more than two centuries of bicycle history, from early high-wheelers to candy-hued 1960s Sting Rays. There's a 1901 ice bike, a kitschy 1949 Donald Duck artifact, a military-issued bike with...

Judge drops R. Kelly sex-abuse charges at prosecutor's wish

Jan. 31, 2023 11:50 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge dismissed sex-abuse charges against R&B singer R. Kelly on Tuesday based on the recommendation of a Chicago prosecutor. The hearing lasted just minutes and came a day after Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx said she was comfortable dropping the case...

Why everyone's debating Riseborough's best actress Oscar nod

Jan. 30, 2023 23:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing — not Tom Cruise's snub nor Austin Butler's lingering Elvis Presley inflections — has caused quite as much a stir around this year's Oscars as the best-actress nomination for British actress Andrea Riseborough. Riseborough was unexpectedly nominated for...

Michael Jackson's nephew to star in King of Pop biopic

Jan. 30, 2023 13:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Jackson's 26-year-old nephew, Jaafar Jackson, will play the King of Pop in the planned biopic “Michael” to be directed by Antoine Fuqua. Lionsgate announced Jackson's casting Monday for the film being produced by Oscar-winning “Bohemian Rhapsody”...

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French Quarter Festival unveils lineup for 40th anniversary

Jan. 31, 2023 21:00 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Organizers on Tuesday announced a lineup of more than 270 acts for New Orleans' 40th annual French Quarter Festival, billed as Louisiana's largest free showcase of music, food and culture. Artists scheduled to perform at the April 13-16 event include Irma...

Percival Everett, Ling Ma among nominees for critics prizes

Jan. 31, 2023 19:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction by Percival Everett and Ling Ma, nonfiction by Annie Proulx and biographies of George Balanchine and J. Edgar Hoover are among the finalists for National Book Critics Circle awards. Former U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo has won an honorary award for lifetime achievement. ...

After academy review, Riseborough will keep Oscar nomination

Jan. 31, 2023 18:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After a review of the awards campaign for the indie drama “To Leslie," the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said Tuesday that Andrea Riseborough will not be stripped of her Oscar nomination for best actress. The star-studded grassroots campaign for...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4

Jan. 31, 2023 16:02 PM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4: Jan. 29: Actor Katharine Ross is 83. Actor Tom Selleck is 78. Singer Bettye LaVette is 77. Actor Marc Singer is 75. Actor Ann Jillian is 73. Drummer Louie Perez of Los Lobos is 70. Singer Charlie Wilson of The Gap Band is 70. Talk...

Gunn's new DC slate features Superman, Supergirl and Batman

Jan. 31, 2023 14:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New DC Studios bosses James Gunn and Peter Safran debuted their plans for a revamped and newly unified DC Universe of films and television series, including a new Superman film in 2025, a Wonder Woman prequel and a Batman movie that won't star Robert Pattinson. In...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Jan. 31, 2023 13:09 PM EST

Nonfiction 1. Spare by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 2. Atomic Habits by James Clear, narrated by the author (Penguin Audio) 3. The 6 Habits of Growth by Brendon Burchard, narrated by the author (Audible...

Will Smith, Martin Lawrence reteaming for 'Bad Boys' sequel

Jan. 31, 2023 12:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are reteaming for a fourth “Bad Boys” movie, in one of Smith's most high-profile new projects since the slap. Sony Pictures announced Tuesday that the untitled “Bad Boys” sequel is in early pre-production. In a video posted on...

'Laverne & Shirley' actor Cindy Williams dies at 75

Jan. 31, 2023 07:31 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cindy Williams, who was among the most recognizable stars in America in the 1970s and 1980s for her role as Shirley opposite Penny Marshall's Laverne on the beloved sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," has died. She was 75. Williams died in Los Angeles on Wednesday...

Why everyone's debating Riseborough's best actress Oscar nod

Jan. 30, 2023 23:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing — not Tom Cruise's snub nor Austin Butler's lingering Elvis Presley inflections — has caused quite as much a stir around this year's Oscars as the best-actress nomination for British actress Andrea Riseborough. Riseborough was unexpectedly nominated for...

Amina Luqman-Dawson’s 'Freewater' wins John Newbery Medal

Jan. 30, 2023 17:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For years, Amina Luqman-Dawson made time to write a children's book she calls her "little quiet project," a historical adventure about a community of escaped slaves that she completed while raising a son and working as a policy consultant and researcher on education and domestic...