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John Singleton of 'Boys N the Hood' hospitalized with stroke

Apr. 20, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Boyz N the Hood" director John Singleton suffered a stroke last week and remains hospitalized, according to his family. Additional details, including his condition, were not immediately available. In a statement released Saturday, Singleton's family announced that the 51-year-old filmmaker...

Actress Anjelica Huston supports banning fur sales in NYC

Apr. 20, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Anjelica Huston is supporting efforts to outlaw fur sales in the fashion mecca of New York. Huston says in an opinion piece in the Daily News that she used to think fur was a symbol of "glamour and affluence" but now she's ashamed of having supported the fur trade years ago. She is...

At 19, Wisconsin's youngest lawmaker aiming high

Apr. 20, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In some ways, Kalan Haywood is a typical 19-year-old: His spare time is spent eating out with friends, going to movies, bowling and binge-watching Netflix. Not that Haywood has much time on his hands now that he's a state lawmaker — Wisconsin's youngest. The Milwaukee teenager's...

'La Llorona' movie promotion with Mexican healers draws fire

Apr. 19, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A promotion around the movie "The Curse of La Llorona" using traditional Mexican healers for "spiritual cleansings" before screenings of the horror film is drawing strong criticism from healers and scholars who say the stunts are offensive and demeaning. Leading up to the Friday...

Polanski asks court to restore his film academy membership

Apr. 19, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roman Polanski asked a judge Friday to restore his membership in the organization that bestows the Academy Awards nearly a year after he was expelled from it for sexual misconduct. Lawyers for the 85-year-old fugitive director petitioned Los Angeles Superior Court to compel the Academy...

The Latest: Academy stands by decision to expel Polanski

Apr. 19, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Roman Polanski asking a court to reinstate his film academy membership (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The film academy is standing behind its decision to expel director Roman Polanski, who has asked a court to reinstate him. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,...

Paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren dies at 92

Apr. 19, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

MONROE, Conn. (AP) — World-wide paranormal investigator and author Lorraine Warren, whose decades of ghost-hunting cases with her late husband inspired such frightening films as "The Conjuring" series and "The Amityville Horror," died. She was 92. Warren's son-in-law Tony Spera and grandson Chris McKinnell...

Column: In retrospect, 'Field of Dreams' is a terrible film

Apr. 19, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

"If you build it, he will come." Puh-lease. Thirty years after the release of "Field of Dreams," it's time for a major reassessment. Sorry, all you folks who view baseball — and this movie — as some sort of timeless metaphor for connecting to your past and understanding what America is really all...

New Hulu show draws on NJ roots of comedian Ramy Youssef

Apr. 19, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Ramy Hassan exasperates his mother. "I told you if you finished the pre-med classes, you would be running the brain surgery at Hackensnack hospital," she tells him. "It's Hackensack, mom," he replies. She is unmoved. He knows her criticisms come from a place of love, but they sting...

'This Is Us' star Chrissy Metz finds her film 'Breakthrough'

Apr. 19, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chrissy Metz says she believed in miracles well before getting the call to meet producer DeVon Franklin to discuss taking the lead in director Roxann Dawson's just-released faith-based drama "Breakthrough." Metz was already familiar with the film's story of Joyce Smith, whose son, John,...