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Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at age 75

Dec. 18, 2018 2:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Penny Marshall, who starred in "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood, has died. She was 75. Marshall's publicist, Michelle Bega, said Marshall died in her Los Angeles home on Monday due to complications from diabetes. "Our family is...

Sandra Bullock's Oscars host solution: Call on random actors

Dec. 18, 2018 12:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sandra Bullock has an impromptu idea for how to solve the Oscars host problem, and it involves a lot of improvisation. The Oscar-winning actress told The Associated Press Monday at a screening of her new film "Bird Box " that she thinks random actors should be pulled out of the audience and...

A journey through 2018's top pop culture moments

Dec. 18, 2018 12:28 PM EST

And the top pop culture moments of 2018 are ... Wait. WAS there any pop culture this year? Of course there was, but you could be forgiven for forgetting, because more than ever it was politics, politics, and more politics occupying the zeitgeist and sucking the proverbial air out of the room. Still, if you wanted...

Special Once? Mourinho's box-office career takes new twist

Dec. 18, 2018 10:28 AM EST

He started off as a translator before becoming a self-styled "Special One," as close as it gets to being a guaranteed winner of titles. Now he's unemployed, with a philosophy seemingly unsuited to modern soccer. Jose Mourinho's firing by Manchester United on Tuesday is the latest chapter in a thrill-a-minute...

Shirley MacLaine to receive AARP Movies for Grownups honor

Dec. 18, 2018 8:08 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Shirley MacLaine will receive AARP the Magazine's lifetime achievement honor at the Movies for Grownups Awards next year. The magazine announced Tuesday that MacLaine will accept the Career Achievement Award at a ceremony on Feb. 4, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. The 18th...

Jeff Bridges to receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Globes

Dec. 17, 2018 9:21 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Bridges may have once been considered as one of Hollywood's most underappreciated actors, but next month's Golden Globe Awards will showcase his life and illustrious career next month by bestowing him one of its highest honors. Bridges will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award during...

'Roma,' 'Burning' among foreign language Oscar contenders

Dec. 17, 2018 7:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A number of Oscar hopefuls just got one step closer to a nomination with Monday's reveal of nine Academy Awards shortlists, including best foreign language film where Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Lee Chang-dong's thriller "Burning" are among nine films in consideration. The Academy of...

Federal court says NY ban on nunchucks unconstitutional

Dec. 17, 2018 7:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 1974 New York state ban on nunchucks that was put into place over fears that youth inspired by martial arts movies would create widespread mayhem is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment, a federal court has ruled. Judge Pamela Chen issued her ruling Friday in a Brooklyn federal...

Detective sues Netflix over 'Making a Murderer' series

Dec. 17, 2018 5:58 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former detective is suing the filmmakers who produced the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" alleging the documentary defamed him. WBAY-TV reports that former Manitowoc County Sheriff's Detective Andrew Colborn filed the lawsuit Monday against filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira...

Book reflects on Rock Hudson's stardom, closeted love life

Dec. 17, 2018 4:13 PM EST

"All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson" (Harper), by Mark Griffin Had Rock Hudson not died of AIDS in 1985, he might be best remembered as the most successful of the postwar male stars who got into the movies solely on their looks. He remained on the screen for decades because of a likability that...