'Fresh Off the Boat' leaving indelible mark on TV landscape
Even before “Fresh Off the Boat” hit the airwaves on ABC in February 2015, the show was facing pressure that other new shows weren't.
Lewis Capaldi, Dave among front-runners for UK's Brit Awards
LONDON (AP) — Singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi and rapper Dave led the nominations Tuesday for the U.K. music industry’s Brit Awards, which have been criticized for the lack of female artists nominated for the high-profile prizes.
Trump says he knows identity of 'Anonymous' tell-all writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he knows the identity of the author known as “Anonymous,” the senior administration official who wrote an inside-the-White House account that painted the president as inept and dangerous.
White House correspondents' dinner returns to comedic roots
WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedians are making their return to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner after last year's hiatus. Kenan Thompson of “Saturday Night Live” and Hasan Minhaj of Netflix’s “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” will headline this year’s dinner, which takes place April 25.
Portman, Copeland to speak at booksellers convention
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Natalie Portman and dancer Misty Copeland will be sharing a stage this spring as they discuss a common identity — children's book author.
Carnival revelers poke fun at world leaders in Germany
MAINZ, Germany (AP) — The heads and bodies are gigantic, the subjects are world leaders, and the creations are irresistible to look at.
Queen Elizabeth II's nephew and wife agree to divorce
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II's nephew and his wife have amicably agreed to end their marriage, the couple said in a statement.
Elton John cancels New Zealand shows as he battles pneumonia
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Elton John canceled his two remaining New Zealand shows late Tuesday as he continued to suffer from a bout of pneumonia.
Taylor Swift's father safe after fight with burglar
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Taylor Swift's father recently fought a burglar who broke into his $4 million Florida penthouse, a newspaper is reporting.
Kendall Jenner headlines London Fashion Week's Burberry show
LONDON (AP) — Kendall Jenner and fellow super models unveiled Burberry's new season designs at London Fashion Week on Monday, a collection that spanned everything from classic and ladylike to sexy, preppy and street-smart.
Kellye Nakahara Wallett of "M-A-S-H" dies at age 72
NEW YORK (AP) — Kellye Nakahara Wallett, a film and television actress best known for playing Lt. Nurse Kellye Yamato on “M-A-S-H,” has died at age 72.
'True Grit' novelist Charles Portis dies at age 86
NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Charles Portis, a favorite among critics and writers for such shaggy dog stories as "Norwood" and "Gringos" and a bounty for Hollywood whose droll, bloody Western "True Grit" was a best-seller twice adapted into Oscar nominated films, died Monday at age 86.
Ratings for NBA All-Star Game rise by 8 percent
NEW YORK (AP) — Ratings for the NBA All-Star Game were up 8% over last year, with an average of 7.3 million viewers watching Sunday night’s broadcast on TNT.
British DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall dies at 56
LONDON (AP) — British music producer and DJ Andrew Weatherall, who helped bring the underground sounds of acid house to a mass audience, has died.
All-Star weekend, as expected, was about honoring Kobe
CHICAGO (AP) — It has become one of the NBA’s most revered traditions: On the morning of the NBA All-Star Game, the league pays tribute to retired players with what is called the Legends Brunch.
He's still standing: Elton John to finish Down Under tour
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Elton John intends to play his remaining shows in New Zealand and Australia, his tour promoters said Monday, a day after illness caused the singer to lose his voice and cut short a performance.
Boyfriend of British TV presenter heartbroken by her death
LONDON (AP) — The boyfriend of Caroline Flack, the former British TV host for the controversial reality show “Love Island,” said Sunday that his “heart is broken" at her death as criticism mounted over her treatment by some British media.
Elton John, sick with pneumonia, cuts New Zealand show short
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — An emotional Elton John had to cut short a performance in New Zealand on Sunday after he lost his voice due to walking pneumonia and had to be assisted off stage.
'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.
'Parasite' director Bong greeted by applause in South Korea
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Director Bong Joon-ho smiled and waved at a waiting crowd on Sunday as he arrived home in South Korea, his first trip back since he won four Oscars for his movie “Parasite,” including the award for Best Picture.
Young Ugandan who featured in a Disney chess film dies at 15
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan student who played a memorable role in a 2016 Disney film about a local chess prodigy has died at the age of 15.
Banksy's Valentine's Day mural covered after it was defaced
LONDON (AP) — The family that owns a house in southwest England where an artwork from Banksy appeared in time for Valentine's Day has covered the mural after it was defaced.
Writer AE Hotchner, friend to Hemingway, Newman, dead at 102
A.E. Hotchner, a well-traveled author, playwright and gadabout whose street smarts and famous pals led to a loving, but litigated memoir of Ernest Hemingway, business adventures with Paul Newman and a book about his Depression-era childhood that became a Steven Soderbergh film, died Saturday at age 102.
3 shot at eatery owned by Kandi Burruss of 'Real Housewives'
EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) — Three people were shot and wounded on Valentine's Day at a restaurant just outside Atlanta that's owned by singer and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss.
Ex-'Love Island' host Caroline Flack found dead in London
LONDON (AP) — Caroline Flack, a British television presenter who hosted the controversial reality TV show “Love Island,” has died at age 40, her family said Saturday.