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Emmy nominees getting ready for Sunday's big night

Sep. 21, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This is the time of year when the cast of HBO's "Veep" would usually be shooting a new season. Now that the show is done, actor Tony Hale says they'll have to settle for getting together at the Emmy Awards. "Obviously, a win would be so much fun," Hale said at Friday night's reception...

25 years later, a new generation gets immersed in 'Friends'

Sep. 21, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Friends" is getting old. Its fans have never been younger. As the sitcom about six twentysomethings marks its 25th anniversary on Sunday, it has spawned a devoted youthful viewership, especially among tween and teen girls who weren't yet born when it went off the air in 2004. In an era...

Julie Andrews to receive American Film Institute honor

Sep. 20, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The American Film Institute is honoring Julie Andrews with its Life Achievement Award. The organization said Friday that Andrews will receive the award at the Gala Tribute on April 25 in Los Angeles. It will be broadcast on TNT. Andrews' acting career has spanned several decades, winning...

It's no joke: women rule the Emmy comedy series category

Sep. 20, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the winner of the best comedy series Emmy Award is announced Sunday, odds are good that a woman will be giving the acceptance speech. An unprecedented number of the seven nominated comedies are from female creators: defending champion "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," ''Fleabag" and...

1 event near Area 51 pulls plug; second festival continues

Sep. 21, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — The promoter of an event set up for Earthlings to party around the "Storm Area 51" internet craze in the remote Nevada desert has pulled the plug due to low attendance, while the host of a festival for several thousand people in the tiny town of Rachel said Saturday her show will go on....

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Sep. 21, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin; Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Pat Toomey, R-Pa. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation"...

The Latest: Promoter cancels 2nd night of an Area 51 event

Sep. 21, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on "Storm Area 51" events in two tiny Nevada towns near the once-secret military research site (all times local): 8:40 a.m. A promoter has canceled a second day of music, speakers and movies in Hiko (HI'-koh), tied to ongoing "Storm Area 51" festivities in the Nevada desert....

Emmy nominees getting ready for Sunday's big night

Sep. 21, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This is the time of year when the cast of HBO's "Veep" would usually be shooting a new season. Now that the show is done, actor Tony Hale says they'll have to settle for getting together at the Emmy Awards. "Obviously, a win would be so much fun," Hale said at Friday night's reception...

Motown Museum to ceremonially break ground on expansion

Sep. 21, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Motown Museum has scheduled a ceremonial groundbreaking to expand the Detroit building where Berry Gordy Jr. built his music empire. The event is set for Sunday morning during a weekend of events marking the company's 60th anniversary. Artists and dignitaries are expected to attend....

25 years later, a new generation gets immersed in 'Friends'

Sep. 21, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Friends" is getting old. Its fans have never been younger. As the sitcom about six twentysomethings marks its 25th anniversary on Sunday, it has spawned a devoted youthful viewership, especially among tween and teen girls who weren't yet born when it went off the air in 2004. In an era...

Latino filmmaker Gregory Nava to join U of I symposium

Sep. 21, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Noted Latino film director Gregory Nava has joined the lineup for the Chaz and Roger Ebert Symposium at the University of Illinois. Nava directed the films "El Norte," ''My Family" and "Selena" and created the Latino series "American Family." He will close out the daylong symposium...

Parachutists jump over Dutch heath to mark WWII operation

Sep. 21, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

GINKEL HEATH, Netherlands (AP) — Parachutes glowing gold and white against clear blue skies, hundreds of paratroopers floated to the ground in the eastern Netherlands on Saturday to mark the 75th anniversary of a daring but ultimately unsuccessful mission that Allied commanders hoped would bring a swift...

Moving a man and his store proved worthy of song

Sep. 21, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Reginald Stroud hears the music and wishes he had never left. Leaving wasn't his choice, of course. Everyone knows that. He raised his kids here on Walnut Street, opened a martial arts studio and sold candy for two cents apiece at his convenience store. The rainbow-colored sign out front...

Vampire novelist Anne Rice's doll collection heads to Pa.

Sep. 21, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

WINDBER, Pa. (AP) — The unique doll collection of best-selling author Anne Rice has found a new home in Windber. Until 2004, Rice's collection of one-of-a-kind dolls filled a three-story former orphanage in New Orleans. She had about 1,000 rare and unique dolls, some made of porcelain and some over 5 feet...

Fun & Games: Lyles wants to win, celebrate just like Bolt

Sep. 21, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

The most promising signal that track and field remains in good hands even after Usain Bolt's retirement comes from a 22-year-old American named Noah Lyles , who appreciates the Jamaican superstar more for what he did after his races than during them. When Lyles spends time studying Bolt on video, he's not only...