Trump apparently not a fan of 'Parasite'
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of “Parasite," his biggest complaint being that the movie was made in South Korea.
TV analyst? Spokesman? Freed ex-governor goes job hunting
CHICAGO (AP) — Job wanted: Ex-governor and ex-con with strong speaking skills and good hair seeking employment. Fresh out of prison thanks to a commutation this week from President Donald Trump, former Illinois Gov.
Police: Robbery looks unlikely as motive in rapper killing
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The home-invasion death of rising rapper Pop Smoke in Los Angeles does not appear to be part of a robbery, police said Thursday, as detectives sought to identify the shooter and the music community mourned.
Weinstein jurors focus on Sciorra as deliberations drag on
NEW YORK (AP) — Deliberating for a third day, the jury at Harvey Weinstein's trial continued Thursday to focus a lot of attention on actress Annabella Sciorra’s linchpin allegations that the once-heralded Hollywood mogul raped and sexually assaulted her in the mid-1990s.
Democrats' feisty debate reaches nearly 20 million viewers
NEW YORK (AP) — This week's feisty Democratic presidential debate, the first to feature former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, was a huge television hit with nearly 20 million viewers.
Success of 'To All the Boys' puts stars on Hollywood's radar
NEW YORK (AP) — The 2018 release of the Netflix teen rom-com "To All the Boys I've Loved Before," changed the lives of its stars, Lana Condor and Noah Centineo, by putting them on Hollywood’s radar.
No conspiracy this time: Dan Brown writing children's book
NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Brown's next book will have a lighter, more musical touch. The “Da Vinci Code” author is working on a picture story, “Wild Symphony," scheduled to be published Sept.
'Black in Space' looks at final frontier of civil rights
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In 1959, Ronald Erwin McNair walked into a South Carolina library. The 9-year-old aspiring astronaut wanted to check out a calculus book, but a librarian threatened to call the police if he didn't leave.
CBS streaming service to grow with Viacom, Paramount videos
NEW YORK (AP) — ViacomCBS is planning a new streaming service that will combine the existing CBS All Access service with Paramount movies and shows from Viacom channels such as MTV and BET.
Meet the rising stars of 'West Side Story' on Broadway
NEW YORK (AP) — When a new revival of “West Side Story” opens on Broadway, it will make history. The musical sees 33 young people making their Broadway debuts, a record.
New book imprint will highlight popular podcast
NEW YORK (AP) — A new book publishing imprint will be a platform for the podcasts of iHeart Radio. The imprint, announced Thursday, is called Stuff You Should Read: An iHeartBook, and is a partnership with Flatiron Books.
H.R. McMaster book `Battlegrounds' coming out in April
NEW YORK (AP) — A book by Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump's second national security adviser, will have a book out April 28.
LA man charged with killing ex, prominent family therapist
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend, a prominent family therapist and the former fiancee of comedian Drew Carey, was charged Wednesday with her murder.
The Hill criticizes, but does not recant, Solomon articles
NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington publication The Hill issued a lengthy report on Wednesday finding fault with several articles by journalist John Solomon that it published last year and were used as discredited narratives by President Donald Trump and many of his supporters in their fight against impeachment.
Bestselling young adult authors are aiming at older readers
NEW YORK (AP) — After gaining millions of young readers for her “Divergent” fantasy series, Veronica Roth decided she and her characters were ready for the next phase — a novel for adults.
'Sonic' speeds to $57M debut; 'Parasite' sees big Oscar bump
NEW YORK (AP) — The redesigned “Sonic the Hedgehog” showed plenty of teeth at the box office, speeding to a $57 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, while “Parasite” saw one of the largest post-Oscars bumps in years following its best picture win.
Label: Rapper Pop Smoke slain in Hollywood Hills shooting
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pop Smoke, a rising Brooklyn rapper who had a breakout year of hit songs and albums that made some of the biggest names in hip-hop his fans and collaborators, was fatally shot during a break-in Wednesday at a Hollywood Hills home, his label said.
Jennifer Lawrence to star in Adam McKay comedy for Netflix
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lawrence will star in the Adam McKay comedy “Don't Look Up” for Netflix. The streaming giant on Wednesday announced that it acquired the the project.
Review: A CGI canine yearns to be free in 'Call of the Wild'
Does the dog movie have any new tricks? Do we want it to? For the most part, we want our dog movies like our pooches: comforting, obedient and slightly slobbery.
Review: Austen's 'Emma,' humanized but not modernized
There's beauty to spare in the new screen adaptation of Jane Austen's “Emma,” from its palatial country estates with their art-filled galleries and manicured lawns, to the exquisitely detailed costumes (those feathered bonnets!), to star Anya Taylor-Joy, whose porcelain skin and blonde ringlets look like they belong in a Botticelli painting.
Deliberating a 2nd day, Weinstein jury revisits '06 account
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors at Harvey Weinstein's rape trial spent much of their second day of deliberations Wednesday revisiting a former film and TV production assistant's allegation that he sexually assaulted her in July 2006.
'NCIS' leads the way on quiet television week
NEW YORK (AP) — Two long-running television competitions, “American Idol" and “Survivor,” debuted new seasons this past week but it was another old reliable that beat them both.
Eugene Hernandez named director of New York Film Festival
NEW YORK (AP) — Eugene Hernandez will succeed Kent Jones as the director of the New York Film Festival, becoming only the fifth person to lead the esteemed Lincoln Center showcase for cinema in its 57-year history.
Duke and Duchess of Sussex to begin new life on March 31
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, are breaking free of the royal family starting March 31, the couple’s office said Wednesday.
Review: Relaxed, charming vibe from duo Wild Rabbit Salad
Wild Rabbit Salad, “Trouble in Town” (REGI Music) It’s no surprise that for Wild Rabbit Salad, the ingredients are a bit quirky. “Trouble in Town” includes a cheating song with a cello solo, a happy-hour lament, a tale of haberdashery, two Townes Van Zandt covers and a reference to him elsewhere.