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Oscar winner and groundbreaking star Sidney Poitier dies

Jan. 07, 2022 22:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sidney Poitier, the groundbreaking actor and enduring inspiration who transformed how Black people were portrayed on screen, and became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award for best lead performance and the first to be a top box-office draw, has died. He was 94. ...

Sidney Poitier changed movies, and changed lives

Jan. 07, 2022 19:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — We go to movies not just to escape, but to discover. We might identify with the cowboy or the runaway bride or the kid who befriends a creature from another planet. To see yourself on screen has long been another way of knowing you exist. Sidney...

Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99

Dec. 31, 2021 18:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, whether as a man-crazy TV hostess on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” or the loopy housemate on “The Golden Girls,” has died. She was 99. White’s death...

Betty White, an ageless TV star, was America's sweetheart

Dec. 31, 2021 17:04 PM EST

Betty White was America’s naughty sweetheart. With a wholesome smile and a dirty joke she charmed millions of viewers decade after decade, rising from $50-a-week to ageless superstar who advised her fans, “Don’t try to be young. Just open your mind.” Even in...

Keegan-Michael Key to host NFL Honors during Super Bowl week

Dec. 16, 2021 19:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Emmy-award winning actor, writer and producer Keegan-Michael Key will host the “NFL Honors” show on Feb. 10, when The Associated Press individual awards are announced. The prime-time honors special will air at 9 p.m. EST on ABC and be simulcast on ESPN+ and NFL...

Britney, Bennifer, Beatles and Broadway: Pop culture in 2021

Dec. 09, 2021 09:52 AM EST

Britney was freed. Bennifer came back. So did Broadway, yay! And actually, the Beatles! As for Bond — James Bond — he said goodbye, at least the Daniel Craig version. Harry and Meghan spoke to Oprah, and boy, we listened. We listened, too, to Taylor Swift, who sang about a failed...

Peter Aykroyd, Emmy nominated 'SNL' actor-writer, dead at 66

Nov. 22, 2021 16:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Aykroyd, an Emmy-nominated actor and writer on “Saturday Night Live” for the 1979-80 season who later worked with older brother, Dan, on everything from a TV show about the paranormal to such films as “Dragnet” and “Coneheads,” has died at age 66. ...

Emmy-winning Yankton man finds retirement job in hardware

Nov. 13, 2021 01:02 AM EST

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Sometimes, the road less traveled has some interesting turns. Emmy Award winner John McCuin has been quietly living in Yankton with his family for the last 10 years. Recently retired, he is currently spending more time at home and is also working at...

Dean Stockwell of 'Quantum Leap,' 'Blue Velvet' dies at 85

Nov. 09, 2021 17:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Dean Stockwell, a top Hollywood child actor who gained new success in middle age in the sci-fi series “Quantum Leap” and in a string of indelible performances in film, including David Lynch's “Blue Velvet,” Wim Wenders' “Paris, Texas” and Jonathan Demme's...

Indian creator of Int'l Emmy-nominated show hopeful of win

Nov. 09, 2021 00:11 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood director and ad maker Ram Madhvani’s internet series “Aarya” has already received plenty of love from viewers, along with widespread critical acclaim in India. On Nov. 22, Madhvani will know whether the first season of the crime thriller...