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'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57

Nov. 27, 2018 8:00 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Hillenburg, who used his dual loves of drawing and marine biology to spawn the absurd undersea world of "SpongeBob SquarePants," has died, Nickelodeon announced Tuesday. Hillenburg died Monday of Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as ALS, the cable network said in a statement. He...

'Fantastic Beasts' flies to top of weekend box office

Nov. 18, 2018 5:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" crawled, slithered and flew its way to the top of the weekend box office with a $62.2 million opening in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates Sunday. The latest offering from the Harry Potter multiverse fell short of the opening...

With J.K. Rowling's help, Jude Law builds a new Dumbledore

Nov. 13, 2018 2:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Jude Law met with J.K. Rowling about portraying the younger version of Albus Dumbledore, the two discussed how to rebuild the fan-favorite character from the "Harry Potter" films. Law spent an afternoon jotting down notes from Rowling who talked to him about Dumbledore's life before...

Review: Latest 'Fantastic Beasts' is a mixed bag of wonders

Nov. 8, 2018 5:39 PM EST

Like the bottomless trunk totted by "magizoolologist" Newt Scamander, "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" is a mixed bag of wonders. Newt (Eddie Redmayne) can reach into his suitcase and, like Mary Poppins before him, pull out just about anything. And it sometimes feels as though J.K. Rowling — a...

'Fantastic Beasts' stars: Grindelwald isn't Trump, exactly

Nov. 3, 2018 7:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Depp's charismatic leader at the center of the new "Fantastic Beasts" sequel isn't modeled on President Donald Trump. But the stars of "Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald," the film written by J.K. Rowling about a dark wizard who becomes a divisive leader in the magical...

Dog's day: Player's pet quarantined on landing in Australia

Nov. 2, 2018 2:32 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — No matter what Lamar Patterson does for the Brisbane Bullets on the basketball court, he can expect to be dogged by questions about Kobe. The ex-Atlanta Hawks player flew into Brisbane with his French bulldog placed inside his hand luggage and ran afoul of Australia's quarantine...

Depp relists Kentucky horse farm at lower asking price

Nov. 1, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Johnny Depp has relisted his Kentucky horse farm with a lower asking price after his portfolio managers rejected an offer for the 42-acre (17-hectare) property. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the property — named "Betty Sue's Family Farm" in honor of Depp's late mother, is...

Gangster's death brings abrupt end to old South Boston

Oct. 30, 2018 9:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The death of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger brings an abrupt end to a notorious chapter in the history of South Boston, the neighborhood where Bulger once ran a ruthless gang responsible for loansharking, extortion and a string of murders. But the South Boston of Bulger's era was gone long...

Amber Heard says she is happy to have moved on with her life

Oct. 25, 2018 3:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Amber Heard has a movie coming out this weekend that will be new to theaters and mass audiences, but for her it's actually quite old. "London Fields," an adaptation of a 1989 Martin Amis mystery, has been in some stage of development for almost 20 years. Heard didn't get involved...