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Ronnie Spector, '60s icon who sang ‘Be My Baby,’ dies at 78

Jan. 12, 2022 19:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ronnie Spector, the cat-eyed, bee-hived rock ‘n’ roll siren who sang such 1960s hits as “Be My Baby,” “Baby I Love You” and “Walking in the Rain” as the leader of the girl group The Ronettes, has died. She was 78. Spector died Wednesday after a brief...

Peter Bogdanovich, director of ‘Paper Moon,’ dead at 82

Jan. 06, 2022 17:33 PM EST

Peter Bogdanovich, the ascot-wearing cinephile and director of 1970s black-and-white classics like “The Last Picture Show” and “Paper Moon,” has died. He was 82. Bogdanovich died early Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles, said his daughter, Antonia Bogdanovich. She...

Hollywood reacts to the death of Peter Bogdanovich

Jan. 06, 2022 16:47 PM EST

Tributes to Peter Bogdanovich poured in following the death of the filmmaker, writer, critic and film historian. Bogdanovich, whose films included “The Last Picture Show” and “Paper Moon,” died Thursday at the age of 82. ___ “Peter always made me laugh!...

AP Breakthrough Entertainer: Anupam Tripathi of 'Squid Game'

Dec. 16, 2021 09:56 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Anupam Tripathi said his grandfather sometimes read his palm and told him he’d be rich one day. His joking response? “Where is my money!” The 33-year-old Tripathi was rightfully doubtful. The Indian actor who relocated to South Korea...

Penelope Cruz honored by MoMA for her career in cinema

Dec. 15, 2021 07:00 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — During a tribute to her career at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA), Penelope Cruz recalled the Betamax videotape store that opened in her neighborhood, in a suburb of Madrid, when she was a child and that made her discover cinema. It was there where she...

Martin Scorsese Institute to be established by NYU

Dec. 14, 2021 08:51 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Scorsese's alma mater, New York University, is establishing a film institute in his name after a gift from George Lucas and Mellody Hobson. The formation of the Martin Scorsese Institute of Global Cinematic Arts was to be announced Tuesday by NYU's Tisch...

New York film critics name 'Drive My Car' best film of 2021

Dec. 03, 2021 16:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Film Critics Circle on Friday named “Drive My Car,” Ryusuke Hamaguchi's intimate three-hour epic and Haruki Murakami’s short story adaptation, the best film of the year. Hamaguchi's film, about a widowed actor played by Hidetoshi...

Today in History

Nov. 17, 2021 00:07 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2021. There are 44 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 17, 1997, 62 people, most of them foreign tourists, were killed when militants...

Take advantage of the pandemic book bump with a holiday gift

Nov. 09, 2021 08:32 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In this world, there's a book for everybody. Take advantage of that sentiment during the holiday shopping season. Book sales have thrived during the pandemic after initial concerns that it might hurt the publishing business. Come the holidays, some new...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 14-20

Nov. 08, 2021 09:22 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 14-20: Nov. 14: Actor Kathleen Hughes (“Babe”) is 93. Writer P.J. O’Rourke is 74. Guitarist James Young of Styx is 72. Musician Stephen Bishop is 70. Pianist Yanni is 67. Actor D.B. Sweeney is 60. Actor Laura San Giacomo...