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What to stream this weekend: 'Hit Man,' Tems, Dakota Johnson, Charli XCX and Star Wars: Hunters

Jun. 06, 2024 23:36 PM EDT

Idris Elba narrating a National Geographic series about the millions of soldiers erased from World War II history and the action-comedy-romance “Hit Man” landing on Netflix are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the...

Q&A: Tom Tykwer, Franka Potente on the frenzy of ‘Run Lola Run’ and its theatrical re-release

Jun. 04, 2024 15:13 PM EDT

Lola’s red hair might have been a mistake. Not the color, mind you. Franka Potente’s electric locks in “Run Lola Run” are as intrinsic to the adrenaline rush of her sprint through Berlin as the film’s heart-racing electronic score. Given the choice now, however, Potente would say no to...

Rupert Murdoch ties the knot for the 5th time in ceremony at his California vineyard

Jun. 02, 2024 14:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Media magnate Rupert Murdoch, 93, has married for the fifth time, his corporation, News Corp, confirmed Sunday. Murdoch and Elena Zhukova, a 67-year-old Russian-born retired molecular biologist, wed Saturday in a ceremony at his vineyard estate in Bel Air,...

Organizers say record-setting drag queen story time reading kicks off Philadelphia Pride Month

Jun. 01, 2024 16:55 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Organizers of a drag queen story time reading at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia say several hundred people helped establish a world record for attendance at such an event to kick off Pride Month celebrations in the birthplace of America. The...

What is Manhattanhenge and when can you see it?

May. 28, 2024 22:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Twice per year, New Yorkers and visitors are treated to a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge, when the setting sun aligns with the Manhattan street grid and sinks below the horizon framed in a canyon of skyscrapers. The event is a favorite of photographers and often...

After Lahaina, Hawaii fire crews take stock of their ability to communicate in a crisis

May. 22, 2024 15:53 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Fire departments across the state are reevaluating their emergency communication capabilities after the Maui wildfires, when the vulnerability of the island’s cellular network — and a lack of advanced communication tools in fire vehicles — complicated efforts by first...

2024 Essence Festival to honor Frankie Beverly's 'final performance' with tribute

May. 20, 2024 18:05 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Organizers of the Essence Festival of Culture have revealed that legendary soul group Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will be recognized during this summer's gathering with “a star-studded tribute” that will “honor their final performance.” Maze, which is...

Taking presidential debates out of commission's hands virtually guarantees fewer viewers

May. 17, 2024 18:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The planned presidential debates between Joe Biden and Donald Trump that were swiftly organized this week are a coup for CNN and ABC News — but virtually guaranteed to be among the least-watched general election contests ever. The rival campaigns skirted the...

Pennsylvania school district's decision to cut song from student concert raises concerns

May. 17, 2024 12:09 PM EDT

ROARING SPRING, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district's decision to remove a song from a recent student choral concert has divided the community and spurred a review by a civil rights group. “ Lift Every Voice And Sing,” a late-19th century hymn sometimes referred to as the...

Who's laughing? LateNighter, a digital news site about late-night TV, hopes to buck media trends

May. 14, 2024 10:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At first glance, Jed Rosenzweig's new venture would seem like a fool's errand: launching a digital news site during brutal economic times for the media to cover an industry that, by traditional measures, is waning in influence. That didn't dissuade him. LateNighter,...