'Don't shut up!' Film spotlights Filipino journalist
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maria Ressa says she didn’t take Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seriously when he declared four years ago that “corrupt” journalists weren’t “exempted from assassination.” “In 2016, it was really, really laughable.
Spanish police hit the discos to enforce virus health rules
FUENGIROLA, Spain (AP) — Facing a new surge of coronavirus infections, one Spanish town is deploying special police units to nightclubs to enforce health regulations to stop the virus from spreading.
Reimagining ‘The Secret Garden’ for a new generation
Frances Hodgson Burnett’s children’s classic “ The Secret Garden ” has been adapted into several films, television series and even a Broadway musical.
'Stockton on My Mind' shows mayor's hopes for ailing city
Walk into the Stockton, Calfornia, city offices and you might hear Drake’s “God’s Plan” coming from the mayor’s office. There, Mayor Michael Tubbs could be bobbing his head to the lyrics, “I can’t do this one my own, ayy, no, ayy.” Outside those walls sits one of the poorest, least literate communities in the nation.
MTV VMAS scraps indoor performances, moves to outdoor sets
NEW YORK (AP) — MTV says it is ditching plans for indoor performances for its upcoming Video Music Awards, opting for outdoor shows spread throughout New York City instead.
Lorenzo Soria, president of Golden Globes group, dies at 68
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and former editor of the Italian news weekly L’Espresso, died Friday, the association said.
Eminent scholar of early U.S., Bernard Bailyn, dies at 97
NEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Bailyn, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and educator of lasting influence whose “The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution” transformed how many thought about the country’s formation, has died at 97.
Virus-quieted oceans open window for Shark Week researchers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic forced people to stay put, but it gave sharks a travel passport and scientists a rare opportunity.
Comedian Andy Dick sues man who punched him in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Comedian Andy Dick has filed a lawsuit in New Orleans against the man who punched him last year outside a French Quarter nightclub.
Q&A: Cineworld CEO on re-opening Regal theaters in U.S.
Regal movie theaters have been closed for almost five months in the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic, but they are gearing up to open on Aug.
How an arrest upended filming of 'Surviving Jeffrey Epstein'
NEW YORK (AP) — The filmmakers behind “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein” moved quickly when Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested on federal charges that she acted as a recruiter for the financier’s sexual abuse.
Seth Rogen's Israel comments highlight fraught diaspora ties
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — It began as a lighthearted conversation between two Jewish comedians, riffing on a podcast about the idiosyncrasies of their shared heritage.
Republicans push Kanye 2020. But will it really hurt Biden?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kanye West's unlikely White House bid is getting help qualifying for presidential ballots in key states from Republicans around the country, fueling suspicions he's being pushed to run by allies of President Donald Trump hoping to siphon support away from Joe Biden.
Grammy-winning producer Detail accused of sexual assault
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy Award-winning music producer Detail faces more than a dozen felony charges including 11 counts of rape involving six women, authorities said Thursday.
Former President Bush pays tribute to immigrants in new book
NEW YORK (AP) — A new book by former President George W. Bush will highlight an issue which now sets him apart from many of his fellow Republicans — immigration.
Review: Deep Purple evokes best years on mighty 'Whoosh!'
Deep Purple, “Whoosh!” (earMUSIC) “Whoosh!” makes it three-for-three for the pairing of Deep Purple and producer Bob Ezrin, an album that at its numerous heights evokes the band’s most successful era of the early ‘70s.
Phelps, Ohno open up about suicide, depression in new doc
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Athletes Stephen Scherer, Jeret Peterson and Kelly Catlin have two things in common: They all reached their dream of becoming Olympians, and they all died by suicide.
Vogue UK spotlights Black activists, social change
LONDON (AP) — The British issue of Vogue is devoting its September issue to activism, with a cover featuring two Black activists and produced by a predominantly Black team.
Coroner: TV host Flack killed herself before assault trial
LONDON (AP) — A British coroner ruled Thursday that reality TV host Caroline Flack killed herself while facing an assault trial she feared would end her career and bring unbearable media scrutiny.
Joe Biden launches new national ad aimed at Black Americans
DETROIT (AP) — Joe Biden's Democratic presidential campaign has launched a new national ad focused on Black Americans, urging them to stand up to President Donald Trump the way their ancestors stood up to "violent racists of a generation ago."
Viola Davis, LeBron James among honorees at AAFCA TV Honors
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viola Davis, Sterling K. Brown and LeBron James are among several honorees at the AAFCA TV Honors later this month.
FBI raids California home of YouTube star Jake Paul
LOS ANGELES (AP) — FBI agents including a SWAT team served a search warrant at the home of YouTube star Jake Paul on Wednesday. The FBI executed the search warrant starting at 6 a.m.
Ren, Stimpy to make TV comeback in new Comedy Central show
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The brazen humor of “The Ren & Stimpy Show” will be revisited in a new Comedy Central version of the animated series.
Kaley Cuoco takes to skies in 'The Flight Attendant'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kaley Cuoco was looking for her next project three years before “The Big Bang Theory” ended. She found it reading a snippet about a book on Amazon.
Selena Gomez takes the heat in new cooking show
Selena Gomez is taking the heat in the kitchen. The singer-actress slices and dices in “Selena + Chef,” debuting Aug. 13 on the new HBO Max streaming service.