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Jenni Rivera biopic in the works with her family's support

Jun. 18, 2019 7:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The late Mexican-American singer and activist Jenni Rivera always dreamed of a biopic about her turbulent and inspirational life. Now, seven years after her untimely death, that dream is coming true. A feature film based on Rivera's life is officially in the works from Jenni Rivera...

"Romeo and Juliet" director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

Jun. 15, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in his cinematic "Romeo and Juliet" and the miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth," died Saturday at 96. While Zeffirelli was most popularly known...

"Romeo and Juliet" director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

Jun. 15, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in "Romeo and Juliet" and the miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth," died Saturday at 96. While Zeffirelli was most known for his films, his name...

Franco Zeffirelli's son says the famed Italian director has died at the age of 96

Jun. 15, 2019 7:22 AM EDT
ROME (AP) — Franco Zeffirelli's son says the famed Italian director has died at the age of 96.

Ex-day laborer gets 22 years to life in socialite slaying

Jun. 13, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former day laborer accused of bludgeoning a socialite to death at her family's suburban New York estate has been sentenced to 22 years to life in prison. Esdras Marroquin Gomez was sentenced on Thursday after pleading guilty in May to killing 83-year-old Lois Colley at her North...

Correction: Obit-Sylvia Miles story

Jun. 13, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story June 12 about the death of actress Sylvia Miles, The Associated Press reported incorrectly reported the actress' age and that she died in an ambulance on the way to a New York hospital. Miles' niece and a longtime friend say she was 94, and the niece said she was declared dead...

Singer Steve Lawrence says he has Alzheimer's disease

Jun. 11, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer Steve Lawrence revealed Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease. In a letter sent by his spokesman Howard Bragman, Lawrence confirmed the diagnosis, saying that he felt he needed to speak out in light of recent rumors and media inquiries....

Q&A: Coffee with Bill Murray and Jim Jarmusch

Jun. 11, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Jim Jarmusch and Bill Murray's long-running relationship began, fittingly, with a cup of coffee. In the early '90s, Jarmusch was walking north on Manhattan's Columbus Avenue ("not my neighborhood," he notes) when he noticed a guy walking toward him. That's Bill bleeping Murray,...

Creole cuisine queen Leah Chase gets New Orleans sendoff

Jun. 11, 2019 12:44 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For celebrated Creole chef Leah Chase, the goodbye had all the ingredients of a typical New Orleans sendoff: warm reminiscences and mourning mixed with a Mardi Gras-style celebration of her life. Fellow chefs, musicians, family and friends were among hundreds who filed through a New...

The Latest: A New Orleans-style goodbye for Leah Chase

Jun. 10, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for New Orleans chef and civil rights icon Leah Chase (all times local): 3:30 p.m. It's been a distinctively New Orleans send-off for famed chef Leah Chase. It's alternating between the somber and the festive. Her funeral Monday was at St. Peter Claver Catholic...