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FILE - In this May 26, 1963 file photo, Carl Reiner shows holds two Emmy statuettes presented to him as best comedy writer for the

Carl Reiner, beloved creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' dies

Jun. 30, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2010 file photo, director Joel Schumacher attends the premiere of

Joel Schumacher, director of 'St. Elmo's Fire,' dies at 80

Jun. 23, 2020 12:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Schumacher, the eclectic and brazen filmmaker who dressed New York department store windows before shepherding the Brat Pack to the big screen in “St. Elmo's Fire” and steering the Batman franchise into its most baroque territory in “Batman Forever” and...

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Garrison Keillor poses for a photo in Minneapolis. Keillor has two books coming out this fall, his first releases since sexual harassment allegations were made against the author and humorist three years ago. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen, File)

2 Garrison Keillor books set for release this fall

Jun. 18, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Garrison Keillor will have two books out this fall — a novel and a memoir — marking his first releases since sexual harassment allegations were made against the author and humorist three years ago. Arcade Publishing announced Thursday that Keillor's “The Lake Wobegon...

This image released by Netflix shows, from left, filmmaker Spike Lee, from left, with Clarke Peters, Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors and Norm Lewis on the set of

Spike Lee issues apology after defending Woody Allen

Jun. 14, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After voicing support for Woody Allen and criticizing cancel culture, Spike Lee apologized Saturday for words he said were “wrong.” In an interview Friday on the New York radio station WOR 710, Lee called Allen “a great, great filmmaker.” “This cancel...

Publishing employees organize 'day of action' against racism

Jun. 8, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As nationwide rallies against police violence and racism continue, book publishing employees are holding a “day of action" to support protesters and call attention to the industry's lack of diversity. Participants said in an email that the action was "in solidarity with the uprisings...

This combination photo shows country singer Joe Diffie at the 12th annual ACM Honors in Nashville, Tenn. on Aug. 22, 2018, from left, and undated images of violinist Vincent Lionti, fashion designer Jenny Polanco and architect and urban theorist Aaron Sorkin posing for portraits. The coronavirus has claimed the lives of artists and artisans, writers and actors, musicians and media figures. (AP Photo, from left, Metropolitan Opera via AP, Yael Duval via AP and Jeff Barnett Winsby via AP)

Luminaries Lost: A look at some of the artists lost to virus

Jun. 5, 2020 8:58 AM EDT

A fashion designer who made it to the runways of Paris and New York but never left her Dominican home. An Oklahoma boy who became the toast of 1990s Nashville. A comedian whose off-the-wall trio helped create a golden age in British comedy. In the fourth installment in a series, The Associated Press takes a look...

'Splash,' 'Stern' writer Bruce Jay Friedman dead at 90

Jun. 3, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Jay Friedman, an Oscar-nominated screenplay writer and popular playwright and author known for the wry comedy and subtle pathos of such novels as “Stern” and “About Harry Towns” and for his scripts for “Splash” and “Stir Crazy," has...