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With DuVernay’s nudge, Haile Gerima comes to Netflix

Sep. 28, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

Filmmaker Haile Gerima is having a long overdue moment and he’s a little conflicted about it. The 75-year-old director of “Bush Mama” and “Ashes and Embers” has proudly operated outside of mainstream Hollywood for almost 50 years. Now retired and living in...

Brady doesn't get much help from other Bucs in loss to Rams

Sep. 26, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — With the likes of LeBron James, Emmy-winning actor Jason Sudeikis and rapper Dr. Dre in attendance, Tom Brady’s first game in shouting distance of Hollywood was every bit the star-studded spectacle it was expected to be. Brady played his part,...

Barring 'extreme long shot,' Arlington Park racing is ending

Sep. 24, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Unlike a lot of old racetracks past their primes, there are not crumped up tickets strewn all over the grounds of Arlington Park. And the mood around the track is festive. Guests — never called customers or patrons during its glory days...

California man charged with perjury in Hollywood execs suit

Sep. 22, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Los Angeles man has been charged by New York federal prosecutors with perjury for allegedly falsifying emails to support his lawsuit against entertainment industry executives. Rovier Carrington, 22, was arrested Tuesday in California and released on...

Bronze bust unveiled at Burt Reynolds' Hollywood gravesite

Sep. 21, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A plaque and a palm tree weren't enough to mark the swagger and star power of Burt Reynolds. That's why a bronze bust, mustachioed of course, and sporting his “Smokey and the Bandit” cowboy hat, were unveiled on Monday, three years after his...

Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92

Sep. 16, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Powell, the bright-eyed, operatic-voiced star of Hollywood's golden age musicals who sang with Howard Keel in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and danced with Fred Astaire in “Royal Wedding,” has died. She was 92. Powell died Thursday at...

Allegations fly as recall vote looms for California’s Newsom

Sep. 13, 2021 04:49 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a blitz of TV ads and a last-minute rally, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom urged voters Sunday to turn back a looming recall vote that could remove him from office, while leading Republican Larry Elder broadly criticized the media for what he described as...

Allegations fly as recall vote looms for California’s Newsom

Sep. 12, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a blitz of TV ads and a last-minute rally, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom urged voters Sunday to turn back a looming recall vote that could remove him from office, while leading Republican Larry Elder broadly criticized the media for what he described as...

Illinois lawmakers consider Reagan statue on Capitol grounds

Sep. 12, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Lawmakers are considering whether to put a statue on state Capitol grounds of Ronald Reagan, the Illinois native who served as the country's 40th president. Members of the House Statue and Monument Review Task Force met Wednesday to discuss...

Former President Trump to serve as boxing commentator

Sep. 08, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to provide commentary from ringside Saturday for an exhibition boxing card headlined by 58-year-old former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield. Trump will be joined by his son, Donald Jr., in Hollywood, Florida, for the...