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Podcast dramas morph to TV shows in Hollywood reappraisal

Jun. 27, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Listened to any good television shows lately? If you're glued to a scripted podcast drama, you may be auditioning a potential TV series — a result of Hollywood’s demand for small-screen material and the realization that podcasts beyond nonfiction are a...

It's personal: Canelo predicts KO in 3rd bout with Golovkin

Jun. 24, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Canelo Álvarez is hurting after his first loss in nearly a decade, and he's still angry about everything that's happened during five years of fighting and arguing with Gennady Golovkin. Álvarez says he is determined to channel all of those bad feelings into a...

'Elvis' and Austin Butler feel the temperature rising

Jun. 21, 2022 13:50 PM EDT

On the day of Austin Butler's final screen test for “Elvis," director Baz Luhrmann threw everything at him. Butler had spent five months building up to that moment, workshopping the role with Luhrmann, doing hair and make-up tests, rehearsing the songs. Against the odds, Butler...

Firefighters, helicopters quell Hollywood Hills brush fire

Jun. 21, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles investigators are seeking the cause of a fire that scorched an acre (0.4 hectare) of brush in the Hollywood Hills. One hundred Los Angeles firefighters responded along with helicopters when the fire erupted Monday night east of Universal Studios. ...

Mo'Nique, Netflix reportedly settle her suit alleging bias

Jun. 16, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mo'Nique and Netflix reportedly have settled her lawsuit that accused the streaming service of racial and sexual discrimination for allegedly making her a lowball offer for a proposed comedy special. The matter has been “amicably resolved,” Michael Parks, an...

Navajo mystery series ‘Dark Winds’ seeks true storytelling

Jun. 10, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Redford and George R.R. Martin are the big names behind “Dark Winds,” but they’re not the most important. That distinction belongs to the Native American creators and actors who ensured the AMC mystery series rings true to the Native experience and...

Biden scrambles to avoid Americas Summit flop in Los Angeles

Jun. 05, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When leaders gather this week in Los Angeles at the Summit of the Americas, the focus is likely to veer from common policy changes — migration, climate change and galloping inflation — and instead shift to something Hollywood thrives on: the drama of the red carpet. ...

2 cats die, a dozen other animals saved from LA fire

Jun. 02, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire in a Los Angeles pet business killed two cats but firefighters were able to save a dozen other animals, authorities said. The fire broke out Wednesday evening in East Hollywood at an undetermined type of pet business, said Los Angeles Fire Department...

Count Again wins Shoemaker Mile, earns Breeders' Cup berth

May. 30, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Count Again rallied from last to win the $500,000 Shoemaker Mile by 2 1/4 lengths on Monday to earn an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup. Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., who came in to Santa Anita from New York, won his second straight Grade 1 race on the card. ...

Creator of 'Star Wars' X-wing and Death Star dies at 90

May. 22, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

Colin Cantwell, the man who designed the spacecraft in the “Star Wars” films, has died. He was 90. The Hollywood Reporter reported Sunday that Sierra Dall, Cantwell's partner, confirmed that he died at his home in Colorado on Saturday. Cantwell designed the...