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Private funeral held for Stan Lee, more memorials in works

Nov. 16, 2018 5:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small, private funeral has been held to mourn Marvel Comics mogul Stan Lee, and his company is making more plans to memorialize him. "Stan was always adamant that he did not want a large public funeral, and as such his family has conducted a private closed ceremony in accordance with...

First African-American top network executive exiting ABC

Nov. 16, 2018 6:16 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Channing Dungey, the first African-American executive to lead a major broadcast network, is stepping down. Disney-owned ABC said Friday that Dungey has decided to exit as ABC Entertainment president. She will be replaced by Karey Burke, a programming development executive at ABC sibling...

Review: 'Creed II' goes more than the distance. It's a KO

Nov. 16, 2018 4:21 PM EST

The weight of legacy hangs heavily over "Creed II." Not just for most of the characters, who must come to grips with their own family histories. But also for the filmmakers, tasked with making a sequel to a successful spin-off of a beloved franchise. It would put any film on the ropes. Not this one. "Creed II "...

Spirit Awards heap noms on 'Eighth Grade,' 'First Reformed'

Nov. 16, 2018 3:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards showered nominations on Bo Burnham's coming-of-age tale "Eighth Grade," Lynne Ramsay's existentialist thriller "You Were Never Really Here" and Paul Schrader's religious drama "First Reformed" in nominees announced Friday . Each scored four nods...

William Goldman, Oscar winner for 'Butch Cassidy,' has died

Nov. 16, 2018 7:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — William Goldman, the screenwriter and Hollywood wise man who won Academy Awards for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "All the President's Men" and summed up the mystery of making a box office hit by declaring "Nobody knows anything," has died. He was 87. Goldman's daughter, Jenny,...

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The Latest: Man says his 75-year-old mom didn't survive fire

Nov. 16, 2018 7:40 PM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 4:25 p.m. One man's search for his 75-year-old mother has ended with a phone call from an official with the coroner's office. Sol Bechtold had gone to numerous shelters since the massive Nov. 8 wildfire tore into his mother's...

Pulitzer Board tells Junot Diaz he is 'welcome' to remain

Nov. 16, 2018 7:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pulitzer Prize Board has decided not to remove fiction writer Junot Diaz over sexual harassment allegations. The board announced Friday that an independent review "did not find evidence warranting" Diaz's departure and that the author would be "welcome" to complete his term, which ends...

Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' film finally in theaters

Nov. 16, 2018 7:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years ago, Alan Elliott was at the Telluride Film Festival, prepared to unveil the holy grail of musical works: A documentary on the making of Aretha Franklin's "Amazing Grace," which had been lost to the archives until Elliott spent decades restoring it so it could finally be seen....

William Goldman, Oscar winner for 'Butch Cassidy,' has died

Nov. 16, 2018 7:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — William Goldman, the screenwriter and Hollywood wise man who won Academy Awards for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "All the President's Men" and summed up the mystery of making a box office hit by declaring "Nobody knows anything," has died. He was 87. Goldman's daughter, Jenny,...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Nov. 16, 2018 6:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Reps.-elect Deb Haaland, D-N.M., Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., Donna Shalala, D-Fla., Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., and Lauren Underwood, D-Ill. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press"...

Private funeral held for Stan Lee, more memorials in works

Nov. 16, 2018 5:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small, private funeral has been held to mourn Marvel Comics mogul Stan Lee, and his company is making more plans to memorialize him. "Stan was always adamant that he did not want a large public funeral, and as such his family has conducted a private closed ceremony in accordance with...

Concert pianist, Marian Anderson protege Burton-Lyles dies

Nov. 16, 2018 5:41 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Blanche Burton-Lyles, a concert pianist who was mentored by pioneering opera singer Marian Anderson, has died. She was 85. Burton-Lyles died of heart failure Monday at a rehabilitation center, according to Slater Funeral Home in Philadelphia. Burton-Lyles was born and raised in...

Orioles, Nats finish arguments in TV dispute rehearing

Nov. 16, 2018 5:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles finished their arguments in a two-day rehearing before a committee of baseball executives in their long-running dispute over television rights fees. They completed their presentations Friday before the Revenue Sharing Definitions Committee,...

Criterion Collection to launch stand-alone streaming service

Nov. 16, 2018 4:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — FilmStruck may be no more, but the Criterion Collection will live on as a subscription-streaming service. In an announcement that warmed the hearts of cinephiles everywhere, Criterion said Friday that it has reached an agreement with WarnerMedia to launch the Criterion Channel as a...

Review: 'Creed II' goes more than the distance. It's a KO

Nov. 16, 2018 4:21 PM EST

The weight of legacy hangs heavily over "Creed II." Not just for most of the characters, who must come to grips with their own family histories. But also for the filmmakers, tasked with making a sequel to a successful spin-off of a beloved franchise. It would put any film on the ropes. Not this one. "Creed II "...