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'Chernobyl' and 'Harry Potter' actor Paul Ritter dies at 54

Apr. 06, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Versatile British actor Paul Ritter, whose roles ranged from a hapless suburban patriarch in sitcom “Friday Night Dinner” to a Soviet engineer who helps cause a nuclear disaster in “Chernobyl,” has died, his agent said Tuesday. He was 54 and had been suffering from a...

Hashida, who wrote 'Oshin,' many other hit dramas dies at 95

Apr. 05, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Renowned Japanese scriptwriter Sugako Hashida, best known for the internationally popular TV drama series “Oshin," has died of lymphoma. She was 95. Hashida had been treated for the illness since earlier this year. She died Sunday at her home in Atami,...

New this Week: 'Kung Fu,' 'Rebel' and 'Thunder Force'

Apr. 05, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Against the odds, Melissa McCarthy and her husband, filmmaker Ben Falcone, have...

New breed 'Law & Order' brings back NYPD detective Stabler

Apr. 01, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest member of the “Law & Order” franchise has a familiar face playing a familiar character, but producer Dick Wolf says he’s switching up the storytelling. NBC’s “Law & Order: Organized Crime” stars Christopher Meloni as New...

Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge spar in return of 'City on a Hill'

Mar. 26, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Fontana can look back with satisfaction on the series he’s created or helped make, with some of TV’s best among them, including “St. Elsewhere,” “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “Oz.” But he's using retrospection in service of...

UK judge says newspaper can delay statement on Meghan case

Mar. 22, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British newspaper doesn’t have to run a front-page statement about the Duchess of Sussex’s legal victory until it has had the chance to challenge the order, a judge ruled Monday. The former Meghan Markle, 39, sued publisher Associated Newspapers for...

Original 'SNL' player's memoir looks back in fondness, humor

Mar. 18, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Laraine Newman recounted only her experiences as an original “Saturday Night Live” player — a storied ensemble that included Gilda Radner and John Belushi — she’d have plenty of memoir material. But she has other adventures to share in...

Where to stream the best picture Oscar nominees

Mar. 18, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

Normally, Academy Award nominations mean an Oscar bump in box office. This year, streaming services and digital rental platforms may get a bounce. Many of this year's best-picture nominees have already been released on various home-viewing platforms. But, with theaters...

'Nomadland,' 'Rocks' lead more diverse BAFTA nominations

Mar. 09, 2021 14:00 PM EST

Following an outcry over the lack of diversity in last year's nominees and an overhaul of its rules and regulations, the EE British Film Academy Awards on Tuesday unveiled a far more inclusive field of nominees, including record nods for female directors and a leading seven nominations for...

Explosive Harry, Meghan interview reverberates across globe

Mar. 08, 2021 23:57 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan’s explosive TV interview divided people around the world on Monday, rocking an institution that is struggling to modernize with claims of racism and callousness toward a woman struggling with suicidal thoughts. During the two-hour...