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"The Lion King" cast talks reimagining the Disney classic

Jul. 10, 2019 4:46 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney's "The Lion King" has received no shortage of remakes and spinoffs in the years since its original 1994 release. Now, as the film reaches its silver anniversary, Disney delivers a new take on the animated musical. Cast and crew gathered in Hollywood for "The Lion King" world...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Jul. 2, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending June 28: Fiction: 1. Even Tree Nymphs Get the Blues by Molly Harper, narrated by Amanda Ronconi & Jonathan Davis (Audible Studios) 2. Alien III: An Audible Original Drama by William Gibson, narrated by Tom Alexander, Barbara Barnes, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen,...

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...

Race, power, drive: Elaine Welteroth shares all in new book

Jun. 11, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When she was about to graduate from college, Elaine Welteroth came up with a life plan: She'd hit the top of a magazine masthead, then move into TV, books, film and beyond. She wasn't messing around. The 32-year-old is way ahead of schedule after making firsts at Teen Vogue, both as...