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FILE - In this July 20, 2017, file photo, Carole Baskin, founder of Big Cat Rescue, walks the property near Tampa, Fla. The family of Don Lewis, a Florida man who disappeared in 1997 and who appeared on the hit TV series “Tiger King,” has hired a lawyer and is offering $100,000 in exchange for information to help solve the case. Attorney John Phillips held a news conference Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 and announced the investigation into Don Lewis’ disappearance.  (Loren Elliott/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)

Carole Baskin of 'Tiger King' fame sued for defamation

Sep. 23, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Carole Baskin, who became a pop culture sensation due to Netflix’s docuseries “Tiger King,” is being sued for defamation by a former assistant. As part of the lawsuit, the daughters of Baskin's former husband are seeking more information about what happened to...

FILE - U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., describes the events of Bloody Sunday during a visit to the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., Sunday, March 7, 2010. The success of CNN's 'RBG' film two years ago, about the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, led the network on a search for a similar contemporary figure whose life could be examined in historical terms. CNN's Amy Entelis says that led them to Lewis, who died of cancer in July. The film

Success of Ginsburg film inspires CNN look at John Lewis

Sep. 23, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Indirectly, the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg inspired CNN Films' new documentary on the life of civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis. The unexpected commercial success of the “RBG” film in theaters two years ago had CNN looking for another contemporary leader...

This combination photo shows Millie Bobby Brown, from left, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Public Enemy's Chuck D and Flavor Flav. This week's new entertainment releases include

New this week: 'Enola Holmes,' Public Enemy and Bonnaroo

Sep. 21, 2020 8:02 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 — “Enola Holmes”: It’s somewhat fitting that “Stranger Things” breakout Millie Bobby...

This photo provided by Time shows the cover of Time magazine with tribute Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsurg on the cover.   Time will feature Ginsburg for an October double issue presenting the 2020 Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people.  Ginsburg, who became the court’s second female justice, died at her home in Washington on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. She was 87.(Time Magazine via AP)

Media celebrates Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life, legacy

Sep. 19, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Across television and streaming services, the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was already front and center Saturday, a day after her death at 87. A look at coverage and plans in her honor: ENCORES FOR “RBG” Looking back on the film that spotlighted...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 1993, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes the court oath from Chief Justice William Rehnquist, right, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Ginsburg's husband Martin holds the Bible and President Bill Clinton watches at left. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Marcy Nighswander, File)

Ginsburg, a feminist icon memorialized as the Notorious RBG

Sep. 18, 2020 11:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg moved slowly. When court was in session, she often had her head down, sometimes leading visitors to think she was asleep. She once acknowledged that she did occasionally nod off. She once confessed to dozing during a State of the Union. But it...

FILE - Paris Hilton speaks during the YouTube TCA 2020 Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. on Jan. 18, 2020. Hilton says she “finally feels free” after discussing her time at a Utah boarding school as a teenager. She opens up about her experience in a new documentary “This is Paris,” debuting for free on Sept. 14 on Hilton’s YouTube channel. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

Paris Hilton says she 'feels free' after YouTube documentary

Sep. 14, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a scene in a new documentary about Paris Hilton, where the so-called socialite is speaking with former classmates from a Utah boarding school. They joke about how on her reality series “The Simple Life,” Hilton pretended to be clueless over many things—...

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New PBS film probes construction boom on Latino workers

Sep. 13, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Since the Great Recession, cities like Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, and Hobbs, New Mexico, have seen construction booms. Homes and skyscrapers have popped up almost overnight thanks to cheap labor Latino immigrants provide contractors. But at what cost? “Building the American...

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Q&A: David Byrne on his festival hit 'American Utopia'

Sep. 11, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a film festival season that’s been turned largely virtual, Spike Lee’s “American Utopia,” a documentary of David Byrne’s concert musical and the opening-night film of the Toronto International Film Festival, has nevertheless supplied the giddy rush of...

Documentary on Denmark submarine killing airs

Sep. 9, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A self-taught Danish engineer, who was convicted of torturing and murdering a Swedish journalist on his homemade submarine in 2017 before dismembering her body and dumping it at sea, said “it's all my fault she died” in a documentary that aired Wednesday. Peter...

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Netflix film dissects a technology-driven 'social dilemma'

Sep. 8, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — A new Netflix documentary is setting out to expose technology’s corrosive effects on society during a pandemic that's left people more dependent than ever on tools that keep them connected with friends, family and colleagues they can no longer meet in person. So the timing...