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New this week: 'Ice Age,' Kevin James and 'The Gilded Age'

Jan. 24, 2022 11:46 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — “Ice Age” hasn't quite lasted eons, but the animated franchise is now a decade old. And it's...

Review: 'The King's Daughter' is truly a royal, watery mess

Jan. 20, 2022 18:22 PM EST

Once upon a time there was a film that didn't know what it was. A romantic comedy? Perhaps. A period drama? A fairy tale? A tween fantasy mixed with royal intrigue? No matter. Producers threw a lot of cash at the film and filled it with movie stars. That's why we now have “The King’s...

Peter Bogdanovich, director of ‘Paper Moon,’ dead at 82

Jan. 06, 2022 17:33 PM EST

Peter Bogdanovich, the ascot-wearing cinephile and director of 1970s black-and-white classics like “The Last Picture Show” and “Paper Moon,” has died. He was 82. Bogdanovich died early Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles, said his daughter, Antonia Bogdanovich. She...

Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99

Dec. 31, 2021 18:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, whether as a man-crazy TV hostess on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” or the loopy housemate on “The Golden Girls,” has died. She was 99. White’s death...

Betty White, an ageless TV star, was America's sweetheart

Dec. 31, 2021 17:04 PM EST

Betty White was America’s naughty sweetheart. With a wholesome smile and a dirty joke she charmed millions of viewers decade after decade, rising from $50-a-week to ageless superstar who advised her fans, “Don’t try to be young. Just open your mind.” Even in...

New this week: 'Don't Look Up,' new 'Matrix' and 'Sing 2'

Dec. 20, 2021 09:44 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem star as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin’s “Being...

AP Breakthrough Entertainer: 'Shang-Chi' star Simu Liu

Dec. 15, 2021 12:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When little-known actor Simu Liu tweeted in 2014 asking Marvel for an Asian American superhero, he wasn’t vying for a job — he was venting at Hollywood’s status quo. “I was experiencing just such a frustration turning on the TV and, as a struggling actor,...

Jimmy O. Yang's Crab Club feasts on Asian American stories

Nov. 05, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

One of the hottest “clubs'' in Hollywood is run by “Crazy Rich Asians” actor Jimmy O. Yang and his producing partners. There's no DJ or bottle service. If you gain entry, you better know how to eat a Dungeness crab. Yang, whose Netflix holiday rom-com “Love...