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Jamie Lee Curtis hugs an emotional 'Halloween' fan

Jul. 20, 2018 9:30 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In Comic-Con's Hall H, the massive room that holds the highest profile presentations and hosts the biggest movie and television stars, there is still a strict division between the actors on stage and those in the audience. But Jamie Lee Curtis changed that Friday, walking off-stage during...

Tokyo's 1964 Olympics echo through the city's 2020 games

Jul. 20, 2018 9:12 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Mariko Nagai walked outside Yoyogi National Stadium — the late-architect Kenzo Tange's masterpiece from Tokyo's 1964 Olympics — and pictured the city in that era. She was a university student from northern Japan who landed a job as an interpreter at the dazzling swimming venue,...

M. Night Shyamalan debuts 'Glass' trailer at Comic-Con

Jul. 20, 2018 9:10 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Director M. Night Shyamalan says he could have launched the trailer for "Glass" in front of the summer's biggest movies in theaters, but that he wanted to hold it for Comic-Con. The filmmaker said Friday at the annual comic book convention that he felt strongly that the Hall H audience...

Seeking to protect boys, Thailand wants control over films

Jul. 20, 2018 8:57 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military government, saying it is concerned filmmakers and media may take advantage of the young soccer boys who were rescued from a flooded cave, wants to control how movies portray their ordeal and heroic rescue. Culture Minister Vira Rojpochanarat said he will propose at next...

David Spade: Family coming together after Kate Spade's death

Jul. 20, 2018 8:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just a month after funeral services for his sister-in-law, comic-actor David Spade was back to business, promoting his new movie. But he also offered a few words about his family tragedy. Fashion designer Kate Spade was married to David's brother, entrepreneur Andy Spade. Kate Spade...

Arizona candidate denies decade-old rape allegation

Jul. 20, 2018 8:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A decade-old allegation of sexual assault has rocked a Democratic candidate in a primary for a Tucson-based congressional district. Yahya Yuksel is facing calls to end his campaign after the Arizona Daily Star reported the allegation that he raped an intoxicated 16-year-old girl when he was...

Brewers reliever Josh Hader apologizes to teammates

Jul. 20, 2018 8:24 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader apologized to his team after years-old racist and homophobic tweets surfaced during the All-Star Game. Hader spoke with teammates before a game Friday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the first action for the Brewers since the All-Star break. "I just...

Film Review: Cartoon 'Teen Titans' goof across DC universe

Jul. 20, 2018 8:04 PM EDT

When it comes to superhero movies, there's a perception that you've got to choose between DC's gritty, dour offerings or Marvel's winking humor. But five cartoon wannabe heroes armed with fart jokes are trying to change that. Warner Bros. has elevated its "B'' level DC superheroes in Team Titans Go! from basic...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jul. 20, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — To be announced. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; former Secretary of...

Netflix unveils first 8 Shonda Rhimes projects for platform

Jul. 20, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shonda Rhimes's first slate of shows for Netflix includes a look at the migration of African-Americans from the Jim Crow South, romance among wealthy 19th century Londoners and a documentary on Debbie Allen's reimagining of "The Nutcracker." The streaming service on Friday announced...