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In a comeback season for Hollywood, a summer without bombs

Aug. 17, 2018 3:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Have you noticed something oddly tranquil about this summer movie season? For the first time in recent memory, there hasn't been one major bomb. Usually by now, there would be blockbuster-sized craters left on the charred summer-movie battlefield, the inevitable toll of Hollywood's most...

Stormy Daniels drops out of UK reality show at last minute

Aug. 17, 2018 12:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress and nemesis of U.S. President Donald Trump, has pulled out of a British reality-TV show at the last minute after a dispute with producers. Daniels was due to take part in "Celebrity Big Brother," which locks contestants in a house under constant...

Beyond 'The Walking Dead,' Lauren Cohan is ready for change

Aug. 16, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even battling zombies day in and day out can get repetitive. After eight seasons of fighting for her life on AMC's "The Walking Dead," Lauren Cohan knew she needed a change when she felt a little too comfortable with the job. That's why she's saying goodbye to the role, though producers are...

Review: Wahlberg and Berg's 'Mile 22' is a dizzying assault

Aug. 16, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

Mark Wahlberg's "Mile 22 " character James Silva has a tick where he snaps a yellow rubber bracelet against his wrist. He does this many, many times throughout this all-out assault of a movie, which seems to have been shot and edited with the singular purpose of leaving the audience confused and disoriented at...

Australian filmmaker goes on trial in Cambodia

Aug. 16, 2018 8:39 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — One of Australia's most famous movie directors testified Thursday in Cambodia at the trial of a filmmaking countryman facing a possible prison term of five to 10 years for flying a drone to capture images of an opposition political rally. Peter Weir, director of "The Year of...

Paul Walker's brothers open to 'Fast' franchise return

Aug. 15, 2018 9:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly five years after Paul Walker's death, his brothers say they're open to playing his character again in the "Fast and Furious" franchise. Producers asked Caleb and Cody Walker to fill in for their brother and help complete "Furious 7" after he died in a fiery off-set car crash in...

Review: A low-key rom-com for Gen-X in 'Juliet, Naked'

Aug. 15, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

"Juliet, Naked " is a charming and smart little film about early middle age, second chances, regrets and the intoxicating freedom of written correspondence that's nearly impossible to explain without either spoiling something or being willfully misleading. That's actually one of its attributes: Everything only...

Van Damme's son pleads guilty in Arizona knife incident

Aug. 15, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A son of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for holding his roommate at knifepoint at their apartment in suburban Phoenix. Nicholas Van Varenberg had a change of plea hearing Wednesday. He's now scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 3 and authorities say...

Diversity-focused academy program boosts Hollywood dreamers

Aug. 15, 2018 12:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The diversity crisis in Hollywood may rage on, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues to try to open up access to the entertainment business for people from underrepresented communities and give some a foot in the door at the most critical moment — when...

No domestic charges filed against Lindsay Lohan's stepmother

Aug. 15, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors have decided not to file domestic battery charges against the stepmother of actress Lindsay Lohan. Kate Major Lohan was arrested July 26 after her husband told Boca Raton police that she threw a glass candleholder at him during a fight over a cellphone. Michael...