LONDON - Les McKeown, the former lead singer of the 1970s Scottish pop sensation Bay City Rollers, has died suddenly at the age of 65, his family said Thursday.
It may be hard to believe that there are still many “firsts” left to check off after 93 years of the Academy Awards, and yet this year there were a handful for Asian actors and filmmakers.
NEW YORK - At least 22.8 million Americans watched on television this week as former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
LONDON - Books from Europe and Latin America that blur the boundaries of fiction, history and memoir are the final six contenders for the 50,000-pound ($69,000) International Booker Prize.
CHANHASSEN, Minn. - Paisley Park, where Prince lived and worked, welcomed back select fans Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of his death from inside his creative sanctuary. Some wore custom Prince clothes and shoes and left flowers and other mementos as tributes to the late superstar.
ATLANTA - A comedian called it racial profiling, but a police department working at Atlanta's airport describes what happened as a “consensual encounter.”
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Attorney General’s Office says the estate of Robert Indiana has paid seven law firms excessive legal fees and wants the estate to recoup $3.7 million of them, according to a court filing on Monday.
In 93 years of existence, the Oscars have been postponed by shootings — the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the attempted killing of Ronald Reagan — and by a flood, when 1938 rainstorms overwhelmed the Los Angeles River. Sunday’s ceremony will be the first Academy Awards delayed …
TORONTO - With the new sci-fi film "Stowaway," Toronto-raised star Shamier Anderson says he's checked a major role off his acting bucket list: astronaut.
TORONTO - Canadian rock band the Trews have something to show for the depression and anxiety that’s lingered over the past year: a rousing pandemic-themed rock song.
MONTREAL - The organizers of Montreal's Osheaga Music and Arts Festival are cancelling their summer event for the second consecutive year.
RENO, Nev. - Burning Man festival organizers have said that they are considering requiring attendees to prove they have been vaccinated for COVID-19 if the organizers move forward with plans to hold this year’s counter-culture festival in the Nevada desert.
NEW YORK - Philip Marlowe, the most self-reliant of fictional detectives, had no boss and no one to boss around. His creator, Raymond Chandler, needed some help.
TORONTO - "Mortal Kombat" may be based on a hit video-game franchise, but Vancouver-raised star Ludi Lin says it serves as an "apt metaphor" for divisions in the world.
LOS ANGELES - The 200,000-plus LeVar Burton boosters who signed a petition calling for him to be the new “Jeopardy!” host will get to see him try the job on for size.
The Oscars are headed to downtown Los Angeles' Union Station this year for the first time, but the historic site and active transportation hub is already a movie star.
BOSTON - A $13,000 flute that went missing nearly a decade ago has been returned to its owner after police recovered it from a Boston music store, police said Wednesday.
NEW YORK - A novel about a Marine's time in Vietnam and his struggles back home has won a $5,000 prize. Mark Treanor's “A Quiet Cadence” is this year's recipient of the William E. Colby Award for best debut book, fiction or nonfiction, military history, foreign policy or intelligence operations.
NEW YORK - Is there a more woebegone movie genre than the video game adaptation? This is the pantheon of “Max Payne,” “Wing Commander” and “Assassin’s Creed.” In the 27 years since the first video game movie, “Super Mario Bros.,” these adaptations have been so regularly mocked that you might…
NEW YORK - The publisher of a new, bestselling biography about Philip Roth has temporarily halted the book’s shipping and promotion as its author, Blake Bailey, faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment and abuse.
MONTREAL - Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group says it is resuming shows after being closed for more than a year due to the pandemic.
Halifax author Becca Babcock's first novel, "One Who Has Been Here Before," is part of a recent resurgence of Atlantic gothic writing that subverts the region's idyllic image to tackle darker parts of the past.
SAN RAMON, Calif. - In a story April 20, 2021, about Netflix’s quarterly results, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a research firm. It is Third Bridge, not Third Bride.
TORONTO - Policing, the opioid crisis and internet security are among the hot-button topics covered by the titles on this year's Donner Prize short list.
LONDON - Queen Elizabeth II has expressed her thanks for all the “support and kindness” shown following the death of her husband, Prince Philip.
NEW YORK - When a killer whale slowly circled back toward wildlife photographer Brian Skerry in the middle of the ocean after discarding the giant sting ray it was devouring, panic is not what came to mind: “Part of my brain is thinking, ‘I can’t believe what I’m seeing,’” recalled Skerry. “…
LOS ANGELES - A former president of the organization that hosts the Golden Globes has been dropped from the group’s board after sending an email that called Black Lives Matter a “hate movement.”
NEW YORK - Scott Rudin says he's “stepping back” from film and streaming projects, along with his Broadway productions, as the fallout continued for one of the entertainment industry's most powerful and prolific producers following renewed accusations of bullying.
Veteran film executives Nancy Utley and Steve Gilula who in their two decades at Searchlight Pictures oversaw the releases of major hits including “Juno,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Little Miss Sunshine” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” are retiring.
NEW YORK - Jim Steinman, the Grammy-winning composer who wrote Meat Loaf's bestselling “Bat Out Of Hell" debut album as well as hits for Celine Dion, Air Supply and Bonnie Tyler, has died, his brother said. He was 73.
TORONTO - With COVID-19 tests, a vaccination, tuxedo and customized mask under his belt, Canadian Oscar nominee Ben Proudfoot is set to attend Sunday's pandemic-tailored Academy Awards.
JACKSON, Miss. - Bestselling author Angie Thomas has surprised an incoming freshman with news that the young woman is receiving a full scholarship to the private university where Thomas earned her bachelor's degree.
Rocker Ted Nugent is revealing he was in agony after testing positive for coronavirus — months after he said the virus was “not a real pandemic.”
Ahead of Sunday’s 93rd Academy Awards, Associated Press Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr share their predictions for a ceremony that is forging on in the midst of the pandemic.
LONDON - Now that the Royal Family has said farewell to Prince Philip, attention will turn to Queen Elizabeth II’s 95th birthday on Wednesday and, in coming months, the celebrations marking her 70 years on the throne.
NEW YORK - Rapper Black Rob, known for his hit “Whoa!” and key contributions to Diddy's dominant Bad Boy Records in the 1990s and early 2000s, has died. He was 52.
CANBERRA, Australia - Angry Byron Bay locals are protesting the filming of a reality television series that some fear will damage the reputation of their trendy Australian tourist town.
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
Mountain biking at Rose Valley is best early and late season, or it will be hot and dusty Okanagan style riding. We rode RSVP, a black trail which starts with a climb, then transitions into fast loose corners and some good rock rolls. Lap two was Bear Bones, fast narrow black single track tr…
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