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Dabney Coleman, actor who specialized in curmudgeons, dies at 92

May. 17, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dabney Coleman, the mustachioed character actor who specialized in smarmy villains like the chauvinist boss in "9 to 5" and the nasty TV director in "Tootsie," has died. He was 92. Coleman died Thursday at his home in Santa Monica, his daughter, Quincy Coleman, said...

Drake leads the 2024 BET Awards nominations with 7, followed closely by Nicki Minaj

May. 16, 2024 11:01 AM EDT

Drake is the leading nominee for next month's BET Awards, followed closely by Nicki Minaj. The Canadian rapper received seven nominations Thursday, including an album of the year nod for his eighth studio album, “For All the Dogs.” One of the awards he's up for is the music video...

Alice Munro, Nobel literature winner revered as short story master, dead at 92

May. 14, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

Nobel laureate Alice Munro, the Canadian literary giant who became one of the world’s most esteemed contemporary authors and one of history's most honored short story writers, has died at age 92. A spokesperson for publisher Penguin Random House Canada said Munro, winner of the...

Cannes kicks off with a Palme d'Or for Meryl Streep and a post-'Barbie' fête of Greta Gerwig

May. 15, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Beneath intermittent rainy skies, the Cannes Film Festival opened Tuesday with the presentation of an honorary Palme d'Or for Meryl Streep and the unveiling of Greta Gerwig’s jury, as the French Riviera spectacular kicked off a potentially volatile 77th edition. ...

Book Review: 'Challenger' is definitive account of shuttle disaster and missteps that led to tragedy

May. 13, 2024 11:33 AM EDT

When the Challenger space shuttle exploded a little over a minute after its launch in 1986, it pierced the dreams of millions about who watched the tragedy unfold live on television. It also eventually exposed the weaknesses of a space program that had been revered by many. In...

Book Review: Veronica Roth taps into her Polish roots for 'When Among Crows,' a lore-packed novella

May. 13, 2024 13:22 PM EDT

Dymitr is on a personal mission, and it starts with facing the mythical leszy who’s guarding the fern flower as it blooms for the summer solstice. “When Among Crows,” a novella by Veronica Roth — bestselling author of the “Divergent” series — dives into the world of...

Free 'Buzz Book' compilation includes excerpts from Dava Sobel, Jami Attenberg

May. 14, 2024 10:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New fiction from Jami Attenberg and from young adult authors Kwame Mbalia and Robert Beatty and the latest book on science from best-selling writer Dava Sobel are among the upcoming works excerpted for a free e-compilation. The industry newsletter Publishers Lunch...

Movie Review: Brooke Shields and Benjamin Bratt deserve more than Netflix's ‘Mother of the Bride’

May. 09, 2024 07:05 AM EDT

Romantic comedies are in a destination wedding rut. Perhaps it’s a collective post-COVID wanderlust kicking in, or, more cynically, some combination of tax credits and a place producers want to spend time. But between “ Ticket to Paradise,” “Anyone But You,” “ Shotgun Wedding ” and...

Book Review: A grandfather’s 1,500-page family history undergirds Claire Messud’s latest novel

May. 13, 2024 19:00 PM EDT

Secrets and shame — every family has its share. When it came time to write her most autobiographical novel, Claire Messud relied on a 1,500-page family history compiled by her paternal grandfather. The result, “This Strange Eventful History,” sprawls over a third as many pages — 423, to be...

Book Review: Anonymous public servants are the heart of George Stephanopoulos' 'Situation Room'

May. 13, 2024 11:46 AM EDT

The biggest challenge for an author tackling the history of the Situation Room, the basement room of the White House where some of the biggest intelligence crises have been handled in recent decades, is the room itself. As a setting, it's pretty underwhelming. In “The Situation...

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Diddy admits beating ex-girlfriend Cassie, says he's sorry, calls his actions 'inexcusable'

May. 19, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean “Diddy” Combs admitted that he beat his ex-girlfriend Cassie in a hotel hallway in 2016 after CNN released video of the attack, saying in a video apology he was “truly sorry” and his actions were “inexcusable.” “I take full responsibility for...

The gonzo trans Mexican drug lord musical 'Emilia Perez' lights up Cannes

May. 19, 2024 15:46 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — On paper, Jacques Audiard's buzzed-about Cannes Film Festival entry “Emilia Perez” would not seem anything like a good idea for a movie. The film, which premiered Saturday in Cannes, is probably the first movie that can sincerely be compared to both...

John Krasinski’s ‘IF’ hits a box office nerve with $35 million debut

May. 19, 2024 15:10 PM EDT

John Krasinski’s imaginary friends movie “IF” claimed the top spot at the box office this weekend according to studio estimates Sunday. Its $35 million North American debut was also a bit lower than some projections. Is that a disappointment? An ominous sign of the box office...

Sean 'Diddy' Combs abuse allegations: A timeline of key events

May. 19, 2024 13:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean “Diddy” Combs has apologized after newly released video showed him beating his former singing protege and girlfriend Cassie in a Los Angeles hotel in 2016. The video was aired by CNN Friday six months after the R&B singer filed a lawsuit that set off...

Q&A: Kevin Costner on unveiling his Western saga 'Horizon' at Cannes

May. 19, 2024 13:43 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — A month before Kevin Costner puts the first installment of his multi-chapter Western “Horizon: An American Saga” into theaters, the actor-director came to the Cannes Film Festival to unveil his self-financed passion project. “Two of my boys are out...

Man charged with punching actor Steve Buscemi is held on $50,000 bond

May. 19, 2024 11:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The man charged with assaulting actor Steve Buscemi on a Midtown street has been held in jail on bond in New York, prosecutors said. Police have said the 66-year-old actor — known for his roles in “Boardwalk Empire,” and “Fargo,” among other performances...

Diddy says he's sorry for beating ex-girlfriend Cassie after video release, calls his behavior 'inexcusable'

May. 19, 2024 11:38 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Diddy says he's sorry for beating ex-girlfriend Cassie after video release, calls his behavior 'inexcusable.'

Paul McCartney song starts Paralympics on 100-day countdown to opening ceremony in Paris

May. 19, 2024 10:45 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — With an assist from Paul McCartney the Paralympic Games starts its 100-day race on Monday to the opening ceremony in Paris in August. The former Beatle has let “We All Stand Together” — the signature tune from an award-winning animated film he wrote and produced...

Disneyland character and parade performers in California vote to join labor union

May. 19, 2024 00:54 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disneyland performers who help bring Mickey Mouse, Cinderella and other beloved characters to life at the Southern California resort chose to unionize following a three-day vote culminating on Saturday. The Actors’ Equity Association labor union said in a...

CANNES DIARY: Behind the scenes of the 2024 film festival

May. 18, 2024 23:39 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Welcome to Cannes. The annual film festival is always a spectacle, but 2024's edition may be the most combustible in years. The 77th Cannes red carpet unfurls against a backdrop of war and protest. The #MeToo movement, so slow to take root in France, is now quickly tearing...