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Julia Louis-Dreyfus feted for career achievement in comedy

Oct. 21, 2018 1:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of the best-known comedic actresses of her generation, and now she's being recognized with the Mark Twain Award for lifetime achievement in comedy. She's set to receive the 21st annual Twain prize Sunday night at Washington's Kennedy Center, with testimonials...

'Halloween' scares up $77.5 million in ticket sales

Oct. 21, 2018 1:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty years after he first appeared in theaters, Michael Myers is still drawing huge audiences for a good scare. Universal Pictures said Sunday that "Halloween" took in an estimated $77.5 million in ticket sales from North American theaters. It captured first place at the box office with...

Lynn says she's better after illness sent her to hospital

Oct. 20, 2018 7:32 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Loretta Lynn says she is doing better after a brief hospital visit to treat an illness that kept her from attending a CMT tribute to her and other female country artists. A message posted on Lynn's official Facebook page Saturday afternoon said she is feeling better and is now...

Marvel universe a slice smaller with Luke Cage cancellation

Oct. 20, 2018 2:56 PM EDT

The Marvel universe just got a slice smaller on Netflix with the cancellation of "Marvel's Luke Cage" after two seasons. The news Friday surprised fans and came soon after Netflix axed another live-action Marvel series, "Iron Fist." Both are part of The Defenders world and ordered up by Netflix among five back in...

Coming clean: Public embrace for celeb addicts offers hope

Oct. 20, 2018 10:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Beneath sparkling chandeliers hanging in the famed Rainbow Room, as a gala crowd dotted with rock stars sat around white-clothed dinner tables, Ringo Starr stood at a podium and described what it felt like to be 30 years sober. With wife Barbara Bach Starkey — herself a recovering...

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'Halloween' scares up $77.5 million in ticket sales

Oct. 21, 2018 1:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty years after he first appeared in theaters, Michael Myers is still drawing huge audiences for a good scare. Universal Pictures said Sunday that "Halloween" took in an estimated $77.5 million in ticket sales from North American theaters. It captured first place at the box office with...

2 men found fatally shot and a woman wounded in Meadow Lake

Oct. 21, 2018 1:22 PM EDT

MEADOW LAKE, N.M. (AP) — The Valencia County Sheriff's Office say it is investigating a double homicide in Meadow Lake. Deputies tell Albuquerque TV station KOB that two young men were shot and killed Saturday morning. They say a female was also shot and is hospitalized in critical condition. The names of...

Renowned planetarium screens Mars film to celebrate 60th

Oct. 21, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A renowned Boston planetarium is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a new film that's out of this world. The Museum of Science's Charles Hayden Planetarium is debuting "Destination Mars: The New Frontier." It explores humankind's efforts to reach the red planet. The movie was created...

Julia Louis-Dreyfus feted for career achievement in comedy

Oct. 21, 2018 1:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of the best-known comedic actresses of her generation, and now she's being recognized with the Mark Twain Award for lifetime achievement in comedy. She's set to receive the 21st annual Twain prize Sunday night at Washington's Kennedy Center, with testimonials...

Chargers withstand Titans' late rally, hold on for 20-19 win

Oct. 21, 2018 12:52 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Philip Rivers threw for 306 yards with two touchdown passes and the Los Angeles Chargers held on for a 20-19 victory on Sunday in London after the Tennessee Titans failed twice on a go-ahead 2-point conversion with 31 seconds remaining. Marcus Mariota completed 24 of 32 passes for 237 yards...

Not 'a regular person': Grandpa bodybuilder toned, tan at 65

Oct. 21, 2018 11:58 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The ad showed a scrawny weakling getting beach sand kicked in his face by a muscled bully. That was all it took for 12-year-old Stan Bishop, who sent a check in the mail for Charles Atlas' 1960s fitness program and plastered it to his South Louisville bedroom wall near a new set of...

Family, fans, of Tom Petty gather to name park in his honor

Oct. 21, 2018 10:48 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida park was renamed after iconic rocker Tom Petty, who played at that park as a boy. The Gainesville Sun reports that hundreds of members of the Tom Petty Nation! fan club visited Gainesville Saturday to celebrate the star's birthday with his music and the dedication of the...

'Redneck Housewives of Alabama' set to premier

Oct. 21, 2018 10:43 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — TV viewers longing for a reality show featuring housewives who shoot guns and love the outdoors are in luck. "Redneck Housewives of Alabama" is set to make its premier next month in Huntsville. The show features eight truck-driving, gun-toting, beer-swilling, family-raising women,...

Palestinian protest icon goes from jail cell to VIP suite

Oct. 21, 2018 8:03 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israel locked up Ahed Tamimi for slapping a soldier last year, it hoped to finally silence the teenage Palestinian activist. Instead, it created an international celebrity. Less than three months after walking out of prison, Tamimi is on a victory tour, crisscrossing Europe and the...

Author Murakami: Joy of writing is to start not knowing end

Oct. 21, 2018 7:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Best-selling Japanese author Haruki Murakami says he enjoys writing novels because he doesn't know how they'll end up. Murakami, hosting a special radio show on Sunday, said he starts writing without deciding how the story should end. Ideas pop up as he writes and he goes with the flow while...