Warner Bros. names BBC's Ann Sarnoff as its new CEO
NEW YORK (AP) — WarnerMedia has named BBC executive Ann Sarnoff head of Warner Bros. where she replaces former studio chief Kevin Tsujihara, who departed in March over misconduct allegations.
Review: A vile conspiracy is taken down in novel 'Big Sky'
"Big Sky," by Kate Atkinson (Little Brown) Former soldier and policeman Jackson Brodie, who last appeared nine years ago in "Started Early, Took My Dog," makes his long-anticipated return in Kate Atkinson's new novel, "Big Sky."
Woodstock 50 may be back on at new venue
VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — A smaller Woodstock 50 festival could possibly be held at an upstate New York harness track and casino. Town of Vernon Supervisor Randy Watson tells the Poughkeepsie Journal that Woodstock 50 has applied for a permit to hold its concert Aug.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 30-July 6
Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 30-July 6: June 30: Actress Nancy Dussault is 83. Singer Glenn Shorrock of the Little River Band is 75.
BET Awards honor Mary J. Blige, Nipsey Hussle, Tyler Perry
The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X.
A list of winners at the 2019 BET Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A list of winners at the 2019 BET Awards, which aired live Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. ____ — Video of the year: Childish Gambino, "This Is America" — Best female R&B/pop artist: Beyoncé — Best male R&B/pop artist: Bruno Mars — Best female hip-hop artist: Cardi B — Best male hip-hop artist: Nipsey Hussle — Best new artist: Lil Baby — Best group: Migos — Best collaboration: Travis Scott featuring Drake, "Sicko Mode" — Album of the year: Cardi B, "Invasion of Privacy"
The Latest: Nipsey Hussle honored with award at BET Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 8:20 p.m.
Wife of reality TV bounty hunter in medically induced coma
HONOLULU (AP) — The wife of reality TV bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman is in a medically induced coma, a report said. Beth Chapman is in the intensive care unit of Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Sunday.
Steamy romance novelist Judith Krantz dies at 91
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Writer Judith Krantz, whose million-selling novels such as "Scruples" and "Princess Daisy" engrossed readers worldwide with their steamy tales of the rich and beautiful, died Saturday at her Bel-Air home.
'Toy Story 4' opens big but below expectations with $118M
NEW YORK (AP) — "Toy Story 4" brought the box office to life with a $118 million opening weekend after a three-week slump of underperforming sequels, but the Pixar film's below-expectations debut didn't quell continuing concerns about a rocky summer movie season.
Longtime Kenzo designers stage final show in Paris
PARIS (AP) — It was quite literally the final curtain for Kenzo's Carol Lim and Humberto Leon at Paris Fashion Week on Sunday, after the duo's eight successful years at the creative helm of the house came to a close.
Dave Bartholomew, co-wrote 'Ain't That a Shame," dies at 100
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dave Bartholomew, a giant of New Orleans music and a rock n' roll pioneer who with Fats Domino co-wrote and produced such classics as "Ain't That a Shame," ''I'm Walkin'" and "Let the Four Winds Blow," has died.
Michael Jackson's popularity endures, even after new scandal
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The documentary "Leaving Neverland" presented a disturbing depiction of Michael Jackson as a child molester, but the initial wave of negative publicity hasn't greatly diminished the King of Pop's image or the enduring popularity of his music.
Screenwriters can play key role in gender parity, actors say
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis says achieving gender parity on screen is simple, and it could happen overnight.
University of New Mexico gets rare George Orwell collection
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A longtime advocate and employee of the University of New Mexico University Libraries is donating his collection of rare George Orwell books.
Woody Guthrie's children named Mermaid Parade king and queen
NEW YORK (AP) — Woody Guthrie's children, Arlo and Nora Guthrie, are king and queen of this year's Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Saturday's colorful spectacle of participants in zany aquatic costumes ushered in the New York summer for the 37th time.
Elliot Roberts dies; manager for Neil Young, Joni Mitchell
NEW YORK (AP) — The manager of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and many other rock stars has died. Elliot Roberts was 76. His agency Lookout Management says in a statement that Roberts died Friday.
'Michael Jackson drug' still prompts curiosity from patients
It remains the most widely used anesthetic in U.S. hospitals, but many patients still remember propofol as the drug that killed Michael Jackson.
Tom Petty estate, Soundgarden among those suing record label
NEW YORK (AP) — Soundgarden and estates representing Tupac Shakur and Tom Petty are among those suing Universal Music Group for materials lost in a 2008 fire.
10 troubled, triumphant years for the Michael Jackson estate
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ten years ago, entertainment lawyer John Branca and Michael Jackson renewed the partnership that had brought the wealth and status of both men to new heights.
10 years later, a look at people surrounding Michael Jackson
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at the status of the major figures in the life and death of Michael Jackson after 10 years, starting with the King of Pop himself: ___ MICHAEL JACKSON: Jackson, who would be 60 years old were he alive, was rehearsing for a tour intended to rehabilitate his career, finances and image when he died at age 50 of an overdose of the anesthetic propofol on June 25, 2009.
Jagger appears healthy as Rolling Stones rock Soldier Field
CHICAGO (AP) — An energetic Mick Jagger skipped, spun, sprinted and pranced Friday night as the Rolling Stones launched their North American tour at Chicago's Soldier Field.
The Latest: Scamp the Tramp wins California Ugly Dog Contest
The Latest on the Ugly Dog Contest in California (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Scamp the Tramp's looks have made him a winner — but it wasn't a beauty contest.
New York City Opera plans another reduced season
NEW YORK (AP) — The financially challenged New York City Opera will have another reduced schedule for its 2019-20 season, which will be limited to just two staged productions plus several concerts that total nine or 10 performances.
Weinstein fights sex trafficking claims in actress' lawsuit
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers sought Friday to toss out the sex trafficking claims of an actress the disgraced movie-making mogul maintains is trying to capitalize on the legal success of other women.