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New rules about guns on movie sets fail in California

May. 19, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — New rules about how and when actors can use guns while filming failed to pass the California Legislature on Thursday just months after a gun actor Alec Baldwin was holding went off and killed a cinematographer on a movie set in New Mexico. Democrats in the...

Motion seeks bond for jailed rapper Young Thug, reports say

May. 13, 2022 23:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Attorneys for Young Thug, who was arrested this week under an indictment accusing him of co-founding a violent street gang, filed an emergency motion Friday seeking bond for the Atlanta rapper, calling his confinement “inhumane." The performer, whose real name is...

A gun, a phone cord spur heated talk at Kardashian trial

Apr. 20, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A smashed gingerbread house, a phone cord wrapped around the neck and a gun grabbed from a nightstand were at the center of disputed testimony Wednesday in a trial over former reality television star Blac Chyna's lawsuit against the Kardashian family. During...

Rapper Pooh Shiesty gets 5 years, 3 months for gun charge

Apr. 20, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Rapper Pooh Shiesty has been sentenced to five years and three months in federal prison for a gun charge in Florida. Lontrell Williams Jr., 22, was sentenced Wednesday in Miami federal court, according to court records. He pleaded guilty in January to conspiring to...

Trump's 8-hour gap: Minute-by-minute during Jan. 6 riot

Mar. 31, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lot is known about the few hours that shook American democracy to the core. The defeated president’s incendiary speech, the march by an angry crowd to the U.S. Capitol, the breaking in, the beating of cops, the “hang Mike Pence” threats, the lawmakers running for their...

Reality TV star leaning on faith after son’s fatal shooting

Mar. 22, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The owner of a North Carolina towing and repossession business featured in a reality television show said he is leaning on faith and urging fans to stop violence in the wake of his son’s fatal shooting. Ronnie Shirley Jr. told WRAL-TV he does not hate the two...

New this week: 'Bridgerton,' 'Atlanta' return, Maren Morris

Mar. 21, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

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 — Just in time for the Academy Awards, the Will Smith tennis drama “King Richard” arrives...

US citizen charged with violating Crimea-related sanctions

Mar. 03, 2022 19:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A former CNBC and Fox News employee has been arrested in London for his work as a television producer for a Russian media baron tied to aggression in Ukraine over the past eight years, particularly in Crimea, U.S. prosecutors announced Thursday. Jack Hanick, 71,...