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Double take: Celebrities take mistaken identity in stride

Jul. 22, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Hey, aren't you ..." Well, no. As famous as they are, celebrities sometimes get misidentified as another A-list face, but many told The Associated Press that they take it in stride. "I get (mistaken for) everyone, anyone who has red hair," laughed "Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks, who...

Movie incentives bring some of Hollywood to Mississippi

Jul. 13, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is seeing benefits from reviving an economic incentive program for movie making. "Breaking News in Yuba County" started filming in Natchez in early June. The movie will tell the story of a housewife whose husband has a heart attack when she walks in on him with another...

'Game of Thrones,' 'Veep' make final grabs for Emmy glory

Jul. 11, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a long-running, much-admired television series ends, Emmy voters can bring the show and its stars back for a final bow — or give them the bum's rush. "Game of Thrones," ''Veep" and "The Big Bang Theory," three major series that wrapped last season, will find out with...

Mississippi spectators run off with movie's fake $100 bills

Jul. 2, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police chief is warning people in the town of Natchez not to spend money that actors are tossing around: The $100 bills are fake. A movie called "Breaking News in Yuba County" is being shot in and around Natchez, and is due for release next year. Natchez Chief Walter...

Essence Fest marks 25 years of celebrating black culture

Jul. 1, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Essence Festival, which draws thousands to New Orleans during the fourth of July week, is celebrating 25 years of bringing African American women of all ages together for thought-provoking conversation and performances from top musical acts. Launched to mark the 25th anniversary of...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jun. 24, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. POMPEO IN GULF TO SHORE UP ALLIES The U.S. secretary of state says he will talk to officials of Persian Gulf nations as well as countries in Asia and Europe as he sets out to build an international coalition...

BET Awards honor Mary J. Blige, Nipsey Hussle, Tyler Perry

Jun. 24, 2019 12:50 AM EDT

The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X. But the show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. Hussle, a respected...

The Latest: Nipsey Hussle honored with award at BET Awards

Jun. 24, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 8:20 p.m. The late Nipsey Hussle was honored with the Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards. Rapper T.I. presented the posthumous award Sunday to his family that included his...

Allison Janney, 'surprise guests' to visit Mississippi venue

Jun. 19, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Academy Award Winner Allison Janney will take the stage at a Mississippi theater in a fundraiser for the venue's restoration project. The Natchez Democrat reports stars from the upcoming film "Breaking News in Yuba County," have volunteered to be in a production at the Natchez Little...

Review: Toxic masculinity in a sitcom package in 'Shaft'

Jun. 12, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

The latest "Shaft," which adds a new generation of bad mother------- to the mix, is not what you might expect. It's not gritty or raw or even attempting to be all that cool. Instead it maintains intoxicatingly upbeat sitcom-style energy, with gentrification jokes, generational jabs (mostly at the expense of...