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Frontier Days sets record for rodeo, concert ticket sales

Aug. 02, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The 2021 Cheyenne Frontier Days set records for rodeo and concert ticket sales. The 10-day rodeo and Western culture festival ended Sunday with a final tally of 267,369 rodeo and concert ticket sales, KGAB Radio reported. Sales...

New this week: 'The Suicide Squad,' 'Vivo' and Streisand

Aug. 02, 2021 13:38 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 — The 2016 David Ayer-directed “Suicide Squad” may have been rock bottom for...

Review: Page-turning exploration of wealth in 'Palm Beach'

Aug. 02, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

“Palm Beach,” by Mary Adkins (HarperCollins) “Palm Beach” becomes increasingly difficult to put down as the life of heroine Rebecca turns down a twisty path that challenges her rigid morals and forces her to reconsider her priorities. Perhaps, she discovers, money...

Biles set to return to competition for balance beam final

Aug. 02, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles will at last return to Olympic competition Tuesday on Day 11 of the Tokyo Games. The 2016 Olympic champion pulled out of competition a little over a week ago to focus on her mental health, but will return for the balance beam final in what...

Review: Stephen King's 'Billy Summers' stars a hitman writer

Aug. 02, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

“Billy Summers,” by Stephen King (Scribner) Among the many remarkable things about Stephen King is that he has yet to run out of ideas. Or put another way: He’s very good at finding new ways to explore themes that have interested him his entire career. ...

Review: So’s fiction debut finds humor, pathos in genocide

Aug. 02, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

“Afterparties,” by Anthony Veasna So (Ecco) In 1975, the Khmer Rouge seized power in Cambodia, establishing a regime whose fanatical policies led to the death of more than a quarter of the country’s population. That genocide is a recurring theme in Anthony Veasna...

Kathy Griffin says she is undergoing surgery for lung cancer

Aug. 02, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

Kathy Griffin has revealed that she is undergoing surgery for lung cancer and her doctors are optimistic she “should be up and running around as usual in a month or less.” The comedian took to Instagram and Twitter Monday to say her cancer was caught early and...

Brady and Fitzgerald to do weekly SiriusXM Radio show

Aug. 02, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

Tom Brady and Larry Fitzgerald are branching out, even as training camps have opened and the 2021 season beckons. The seven-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback and star wide receiver will host “Let's Go!” a weekly SiriusXM Radio show. They will join Jim Gray in...

Ashley Judd walks again long after shattering leg in Africa

Aug. 02, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

Ashley Judd is walking again, nearly six months after shattering her leg deep in a Congolese rainforest. Judd posted a video of herself on Instagram on Sunday walking by herself up a hill in a national park in the Swiss alps. “My leg and foot,...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 8-14

Aug. 02, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 8-14: Aug. 8: Actor Nita Talbot is 91. Actor Dustin Hoffman is 84. Actor Connie Stevens is 83. Country singer Phil Balsley of The Statler Brothers is 82. Actor Larry Wilcox (“CHiPS”) is 74. Actor Keith Carradine (“Madam...