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Embattled HFPA announces reforms to bylaws, membership

Aug. 05, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Thursday announced reforms to its bylaws and an overhaul of its membership process in a bid to diversify its ranks and potentially restore the heavily criticized Golden Globes. The embattled 83-member press...

Review: In 'Free Guy,' a videogame 'Truman Show'

Aug. 05, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

In upside-down simulations, time loops and videogames turned inside out, a growing body of movies trade on the feeling of living in a false reality — of being a glitch in the matrix. Virtual realities turn real ("Ready Player One"), television sets peel away ("The Truman Show"), dream...

Resuming a national tour? Oh, Hall & Oates can go for that

Aug. 05, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — John Oates of Hall & Oates, the multi-platinum soul-pop duo behind hits like ″Private Eyes,” ″Rich Girl” and “Maneater,” is eager to return to concert stages again and prepared for an extra loud reaction when he does. “I think...

Yola embraces wide musical range on empowering new record

Aug. 05, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — British-born singer Yola broke through in 2019 with her critically acclaimed solo record “Walk Through Fire” that earned her four Grammy nominations after decades working as a singer and songwriter. But the album that earned her praise from...

Gotham Awards to shift to gender-neutral acting awards

Aug. 05, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Gotham Awards, the annual New York ceremony for independent film, is the latest film honor to shift to acting categories that aren't defined by gender. The Gotham Film & Media Institute on Thursday said they will do away with best actor and best...

Keith Urban, Carly Pearce to play ACM Honors

Aug. 05, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Carly Pearce and Jamey Johnson will perform at the Academy of Country Music Honors, which will honor Loretta Lynn, Dan + Shay and Luke Combs among others. The annual show on Aug. 25 in Nashville, Tennessee,...

No testimony yet from heir Robert Durst at his murder trial

Aug. 05, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Durst will have to wait at least until Monday to take the stand in his own defense, as a surprise early ending to the court day brought another delay to a murder trial that has seen an endless string them of them. The New York real estate heir...

Review: In ‘Annette,’ an eccentric, tortured pop opera

Aug. 04, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

“ Annette ” is a film that’s likely best experienced rather than described. Anyone familiar with the work of French director Leos Carax, best known for the surreal Denis Lavant fantasy “Holy Motors,” probably already knew that. But tack on the fact that the...

Real-life Bennifers find happy endings after years apart

Aug. 04, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — They're smooching on a yacht off Saint-Tropez. They're cuddling on a walk in the Hamptons. They're nuzzling over sushi at dinner in Malibu. If PDA were an Olympic sport, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck would be champs. But there's something more that's...

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Yola embraces wide musical range on empowering new record

Aug. 05, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — British-born singer Yola broke through in 2019 with her critically acclaimed solo record “Walk Through Fire” that earned her four Grammy nominations after decades working as a singer and songwriter. But the album that earned her praise from...

Dancers allege instructor, wife, sexually abused them

Aug. 05, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two professional dancers have filed a lawsuit alleging that the husband of a former principal dancer with the Boston Ballet sexually assaulted young dancers he was instructing, and that his wife aided in the abuse. Boston Ballet’s Sage Humphries and...

Jocelyne Bourassa, Canadian golf star, dies at 74

Aug. 05, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Jocelyne Bourassa, a star Canadian golfer and the LPGA Tour’s Rookie of the Year in 1972, has died. She was 74. Her death was announced Thursday by Golf Canada, which did not give details. After her star rookie season on the LPGA...

Gotham Awards to shift to gender-neutral acting awards

Aug. 05, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Gotham Awards, the annual New York ceremony for independent film, is the latest film honor to shift to acting categories that aren't defined by gender. The Gotham Film & Media Institute on Thursday said they will do away with best actor and best...

Illinois sees record pot sales, with boost from Lollapalooza

Aug. 05, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois dispensaries sold a record $127.8 million in recreational marijuana in July, with a big boost coming from out-of-state fans who converged on Chicago for the Lollapalazoo music festival. The month's sales were 10% higher than May's record of...

IndyCar's Nashville invasion takes winding road through city

Aug. 05, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Honky tonk honk if you love racing! There’s a new sound of this musical city that drowns out the country tunes at the Grand Ole Opry and the cacophony coming from bands playing at every bar — and the party people hanging from the rafters — as you walk down...

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS FOR WEEK ENDING 7/31/2021

Aug. 05, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Last Thing He Told Me” by Laura Dave (Simon & Schuster) 2. “Black Ice” by Brad Thor (Atria) 3. “The Paper Palace” by Miranda Cowley Heller (Riverhead) 4. “The...

'Kai the Hitchhiker' loses bid to overturn murder conviction

Aug. 05, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former online celebrity who became known for allegedly using a hatchet to fend off an attack on a highway worker failed in his attempt to have his conviction in a 2013 murder overturned. Caleb McGillvary was convicted two years ago of the 2013...

Embattled HFPA announces reforms to bylaws, membership

Aug. 05, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Thursday announced reforms to its bylaws and an overhaul of its membership process in a bid to diversify its ranks and potentially restore the heavily criticized Golden Globes. The embattled 83-member press...

Review: In 'Free Guy,' a videogame 'Truman Show'

Aug. 05, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

In upside-down simulations, time loops and videogames turned inside out, a growing body of movies trade on the feeling of living in a false reality — of being a glitch in the matrix. Virtual realities turn real ("Ready Player One"), television sets peel away ("The Truman Show"), dream...