Latest Denzel Washington News

Review: Sidney Poitier documentary shows a constant striving

Sep. 21, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

Sidney Poitier was not expected to live. He was born two months premature to uneducated tomato farmers in the Caribbean. His father planned to use a shoe box as a makeshift coffin. Poitier's rise from that humble origin to become an Oscar-winning box office draw and civil rights...

For Oprah Winfrey, 'Sidney' is an act of love for Poitier

Sep. 11, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Oprah Winfrey was discussing her profound affection for trailblazing actor Sidney Poitier — a longtime friend and mentor to her — when she was overcome by emotion during an interview on the upcoming documentary “ Sidney,” a life-spanning portrait. She plunged her head into...

'Monumental moment.' Billy Eichner on remaking the rom-com

Sep. 02, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It doesn't take a genius to deduce that anyone who rants in New York's Madison Square Park about “Ratatouille” not getting enough respect or gets into a shouting match on 42nd Street about Denzel Washington's stage credits might have a complicated relationship with the...

Rachel Robinson honored on 100th birthday at All-Star Game

Jul. 20, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baseball's All-Stars gathered on the field before Tuesday night's game at Dodger Stadium to honor Rachel Robinson on her 100th birthday. Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts led the tribute to the widow of Jackie Robinson, speaking to the crowd from the infield...

Stanton, Buxton lead AL over NL in 9th straight All-Star win

Jul. 20, 2022 00:37 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton homered into an especially sweet spot in his Dodger Stadium homecoming at the All-Star Game, putting his name alongside some of the sluggers he loved watching from the left field seats as a kid. Byron Buxton followed with another drive and the...

Simon & Schuster publisher steps down to work on book

Jul. 19, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of Simon & Schuster's flagship imprint, Dana Canedy, is stepping down to concentrate on a sequel to a book Denzel Washington adapted last year for a film of the same name, “A Journal for Jordan.” Canedy, a former New York Times editor and...

Biden awards Medal of Freedom to Biles, McCain, Giffords

Jul. 07, 2022 21:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday presented the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people, including gymnast Simone Biles, the late John McCain, the Arizona Republican whom Biden served with in the Senate, and gun-control advocate Gabby...

Rapinoe's role changing as US preps for World Cup qualifying

Jul. 03, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

Known for her iconic victory pose at the 2019 World Cup in France, Megan Rapinoe's on-field role on the U.S. national team is changing as the team looks to qualify for the 2023 event. The wily winger is now 36 and admittedly slowing a bit. Off the field, however, Rapinoe is...

Biden to award Medal of Freedom to Biles, McCain, Giffords

Jul. 03, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will present the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people, including actor Denzel Washington, gymnast Simone Biles and the late John McCain, the Arizona Republican with whom Biden served in the U.S. Senate. ...