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Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith launch media venture

Jul. 10, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith are looking to expand their brands under a new corporate umbrella. The Hollywood power couple on Wednesday announced the launch of a new media venture. According to a statement, Westbrook Inc. will be a cross-platform holding company "formed to execute...

Rip Torn of 'Larry Sanders Show,' 'Men in Black,' dies at 88

Jul. 10, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rip Torn, the free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor in television, theater, and movies, such as "Men in Black," and win an Emmy in his 60s for "The Larry Sanders Show," has died. He was 88. Torn died Tuesday afternoon at his home with his wife,...

Review: 'Spider-Man' swings again with a successful sequel

Jun. 28, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

Peter Parker might be forgiven for craving a vacation as "Spider-Man: Far From Home" begins. After an emotional and strenuous last few movies with the Avengers, a break sounds nice. "I didn't think I had to save the world this summer," he complains. But, you know the drill: With great power comes great...

Zachary Levi's nerves growing before MTV Movie & TV Awards

Jun. 14, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zachary Levi plays a bulletproof superhero in "Shazam!," but the actor's nerves of steel are being tested leading up to his hosting duties for the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Levi knows those anxious feelings will be amplified when he first steps onstage to tape the ceremony Saturday...

Review: 'Men in Black' returns, a little worse for wear

Jun. 12, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

Would any fictional gadget be more coveted by Hollywood executives than the memory-erasing "Men in Black" neuralyzer? Imagine the lucrative benefits of being able to, with a single flash, make moviegoers forget the film they just saw. Franchises would be endlessly renewable. IP could last forever. Instead, we get...

Tessa Thompson is OK with the 'Men in Black' title, for now

Jun. 12, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The "Men in Black" franchise has a new recruit who isn't a man, but actress Tessa Thompson is fine with keeping the masculine-centered film title — for now. Joined by co-star Chris Hemsworth on a black carpet, Thompson shrugged off the gender issue at the world premiere of "Men in...

Conforto's grand slam sends Mets past Dodgers 7-3

May. 29, 2019 2:35 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Credit injured Robinson Cano with an assist on Michael Conforto's first career grand slam. Conforto took some advice from Cano during a pitching change before his at-bat in the seventh and turned on an 0-1 pitch from Scott Alexander that lifted the New York Mets over the Los Angeles...

Review: Smith's fine in 'Aladdin.' Another guy's the problem

May. 22, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

It's pretty clear after watching the new live-action "Aladdin" that doubts about Will Smith's casting as the Genie are overblown. It's the guy behind the camera who should be doubted. And stuffed into a small lamp forever. Guy Ritchie — that lover of gritty gangsters and violent action — was always...

Recreating 'Aladdin's' magic with Will Smith and fresh faces

May. 21, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 1992, Disney transported audiences to the mythical land of Agrabah, where they met a street rat with a heart of gold, a flying carpet, a headstrong princess and a magical genie with some oddly current pop culture references. With the music and lyrics of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and...