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New this week: Mariah Carey, Gloria Steinem & 'South Park'

Sep. 29, 2020 4:16 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 — "The Glorias ": Julie Taymor's film, based on Gloria Steinem's 2015 book “My Life on the Road,” is a biopic...

Jill Biden, left, wife of Democratic presidential candidate former vice president Joe Biden, and Doug Emhoff, center, husband of Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., greet supporters in passing cars during a campaign stop, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Jill Biden, Doug Emhoff team up in final campaign stretch

Sep. 27, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Jill Biden and Doug Emhoff are both from New Jersey. They married politicians who have been in the national spotlight for years. And now they're building a team as the better halves of the Joe Biden campaign. Biden and Emhoff have rapidly become two of the campaign’s most...

Mural project aims to raise awareness of West End ‘Heroines’

Sep. 26, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — If the rain wasn’t getting in Ashley Dopson’s way, it was the taggers. The start of Atlanta’s ninth annual ELEVATE public art festival was just under three weeks away. At that point, the mural Dopson designed as a festival centerpiece was little more than white outlines...

In this image from video, former President Barack Obama speaks during the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)

First volume of Barack Obama's memoir coming Nov. 17

Sep. 17, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The first volume of former President Barack Obama's memoir is coming out Nov. 17, two weeks after Election Day. It's called “A Promised Land” and will cover his swift and historic rise to the White House and his first term in office. The publication date for the second volume...

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Netflix's ‘Cuties’ becomes target of politicized backlash

Sep. 14, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

The backlash to the French independent film “Mignonnes,” or “Cuties,” started before it had even been released because of a poster that went viral for its provocative depiction of its young female actors. But the spotlight has only intensified since the film became available on Netflix...

Washington Post journalist named executive editor at Crown

Sep. 8, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A prize-winning journalist at The Washington Post has been named vice president and executive editor at Crown, a prominent division of Penguin Random House where authors include Barack and Michelle Obama. Madhulika Sikka will acquire and develop books on subjects ranging from politics to...

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Obama, Johansson and more react to death of Chadwick Boseman

Aug. 29, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Chadwick came to the White House to work with kids when he was playing Jackie Robinson. You could tell right away that he was blessed. To be young, gifted, and Black; to use that power to give them heroes to look up to; to do it all while in pain – what a use of his...

Vice President Mike Pence stands on stage with President Donald Trump after Pence spoke on the third day of the Republican National Convention at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Pence defends police at convention amid rising race tension

Aug. 27, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence forcefully defended law enforcement Wednesday night but made no mention of the Black Americans killed by police this year as he addressed Republican convention proceedings that unfolded amid new protests against racial injustice following the latest shooting. The...

Carter Center fundraiser auctions Tom Hanks' typewriter

Aug. 26, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A human rights organization founded by former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, is taking its annual fundraising event online. The Carter Center in Atlanta will host a virtual, four-day auction starting Wednesday that will feature an original oil painting by the former...

President Donald Trump arrives to listen to first lady Melania Trump speak during the 2020 Republican National Convention from the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Scant mention of brewing crises at Republican convention

Aug. 26, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Republicans make the case for a second Trump term at their convention, trouble is brewing outside. A potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane is bearing down on Texas and Louisiana and will likely test the administration's emergency response capabilities. California is battling...