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'Move along': Stormtroopers ready for Star Wars land crowds

May. 24, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disneyland's new Galaxy's Edge attraction promises to transport visitors to a new locale in the Star Wars universe, but any who overstay their visit might not catch their ride on the Millennium Falcon. The theme park is expecting massive crowds when Galaxy's Edge opens May 31, and has...

Who needs a TV cooking show when you can host one online?

May. 24, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Almost every Monday night, Gaby Dalkin, hosts a live cooking demo from her home in southern California on her Instagram account, What's Gaby Cooking . The show is under an hour and Dalkin's husband, Thomas Dawson, records it and reads out questions and comments from viewers. Dalkin, who...

Quentin Tarantino wins top dog award at Cannes Film Festival

May. 24, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Whether or not Quentin Tarantino wins the Palme d'Or this year, at least he's not coming home without a trophy. The director of the Cannes Film Festival entry "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" scooped up the top prize at the Palm Dog Awards. The awards are handed out annually to the...

Adam Levine leaving 'The Voice' after 16 seasons

May. 24, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Levine is leaving NBC's "The Voice" after 16 seasons. Carson Daly made the announcement Friday morning on the "Today" show. Daly said Gwen Stefani will return for season 17 in Levine's chair. The Maroon 5 frontman wrote a length Instagram post Friday, saying the Emmy-winning show "went...

Mexican American sisters of 'Vida' back amid gentrification

May. 24, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Starz drama "Vida" returns for its second season on Sunday with an even deeper exploration of an issue facing many U.S. Latino communities: gentrification. The show follows Emma and Lyn, played Mishel Prada and Melissa Barrera respectively, who have inherited from their late...

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Brown to award honorary degrees to John Krasinski, Ken Burns

May. 25, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University is giving honorary degrees to actor John Krasinski and documentary filmmaker Ken Burns during its 251st commencement ceremony. The Ivy League university's ceremony is scheduled for Sunday. Krasinski, a Newton, Massachusetts native, graduated from Brown in 2001. He's...

Alabama country singer takes 3rd on NBC's 'The Voice'

May. 25, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama country singer Dexter Roberts has come in third place on Season 16 of NBC's "The Voice." Al.com reports that Roberts competed on celebrity country crooner Blake Shelton's team during the reality series. The 27-year-old from Fayette was beat out for the top spot by Maelyn...

Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues

May. 25, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. "Maybe that's why you like me so much," he joshed. Trump also promoted the U.S. under his leadership, saying "there's never been a better time" to...

Hamilton dedicates Monaco GP pole to friend and mentor Lauda

May. 25, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Lewis Hamilton beat his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to take pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday, while Ferrari slipped down the grid after another error-strewn performance. Hamilton shouted "Yes, yes, yes!" after his second pole of the season ended Bottas' bid for a...

Guthrie's barrier-breaking career celebrated in ESPN film

May. 25, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Janet Guthrie did not receive a warm reception when she arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 43 years ago. The former aerospace engineer had become a race car driver — unheard of during her era — and Guthrie wanted a spot in the Indianapolis 500, the biggest race in the...

California show explores Warhol's social, tech foreshadowing

May. 25, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Before Instagram and Facebook, before selfies and filters that perfect selfies, there was Andy Warhol, using his art to imbue friends, family, celebrities — even himself — with a certain mystique. A retrospective of Warhol's work on display in San Francisco captures the...

Louisiana Nature Center: Attack of the Bloodsuckers!

May. 25, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — "Attack of the Bloodsuckers!" isn't a horror movie but an exhibit opening soon at a New Orleans nature center. The Audubon Louisiana Nature Center in eastern New Orleans will teach why mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, leeches and other parasites are important to the ecosystem. The free exhibit...

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2015 Portland killing

May. 25, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who fatally shot a teen outside a Portland apartment complex has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Deandrea Sanders also pleaded guilty to aggravated murder in the July 12, 2015 death of 19-year-old Anthony Jackson. Sanders is scheduled to be...

Albinism pageant in Zimbabwe joyfully breaks down prejudice

May. 25, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Ayanda Sibanda, a model with albinism, has invariably been called "yellow" or "white" by friends and even some relatives. But she hardly recalls anyone referring to her by her actual race. "I am black, that's what I thought, but then I am always made to feel otherwise," said the...

Soccer club president latest tie to French corruption probe

May. 25, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The president of French soccer champion Paris Saint-Germain is the latest sports official implicated in a sprawling five-year corruption probe that keeps spreading. Prosecutors in France have implicated Nasser al-Khelaifi — who leads Qatar-owned PSG, is chairman of Qatar-owned...