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Author dishes up TV nostalgia with former child actors

By Nick Thomas Tinseltown Talks Hollywood historian and author Laurie Jacobson admits her new book, "TV DINNERS - Classic TV Kid Stars Dish Up Favorite Recipes with a Side of Memories," was just plain fun to research and write. "It was also … more

Swift's publicist posts response to Kardashian West in ongoing feud

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Kanye West and Taylor Swift public beef has reignited again with the ongoing feud now involving his wife and Swift's publicist. Swift's publicist, Tree Paine, fired back Monday night at Kim Kardashian West, who had defended … more

Creator of 'Downtown Abbey' turns his attention to soccer

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK - With global soccer shut down these days, fans desperate for a fix of the beautiful game may find it from a rather unlikely source - the creator of the stately "Downton Abbey." Julian … more

Rapper Drake sets new record on Billboard's Hot 100 chart

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK - Drake has landed his 208th song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, setting a new record for most songs on the music chart. The rapper's latest track, "Oprah's Bank Account" with DaBaby and Lil … more

Patterson, Alexander team up on Muhammad Ali book

NEW YORK (AP) - Authors James Patterson and Kwame Alexander are teaming up on a book for young people about Muhammad Ali. "Becoming Muhammad Ali" is being called a "biographical novel" by the rival imprints JIMMY Pafterson Books and HMH Books for … more

What now? Facing life without the entertainment world

By LEANNE ITALIE AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK - Overheard as the entertainment world stalled in response to the coronavirus outbreak: "What are we gonna do now, read books?" That's exactly what Pamela Milam will be doing, and lots of … more

Review: 'The Hunt' is a clunky swipe at a divided America

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer Fittingly, few films in recent memory arrive with a bigger target on its back than "The Hunt." Our quick advice? Lower your weapons. The horror-thriller with a healthy side of political commentary was … more

Pearl Jam postpones North American leg of tour amid virus concerns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pearl Jam is postponing the North American leg of its Gigaton world tour because of concerns over the new coronavirus, the band announced Monday. Seventeen U.S. and Canadian performances, beginning on March 18 in Toronto … more

Woody Allen book release cancelled by publisher

By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer NEW YORK - Woody Allen's publisher has decided to cancel the planned release of his memoir "Apropos of Nothing." The announcement Friday by Hachette Book Group followed days of criticism focused on … more

Public Enemy abruptly fires Flavor Flav

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK - Public Enemy has abruptly fired founding member Flavor Flav following a public spat over a decision by members of the rap pioneers to perform at a Bernie Sanders campaign event. Public … more

Long-rumored Woody Allen memoir to be released in April

By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer NEW YORK - A memoir by Woody Allen, rumored for years and once thought unpublishable in the #MeToo era, is coming out next month. Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group, announced … more

NBC renews its Dick Wolf drama series

LOS ANGELES (AP) - NBC is giving three-year renewals to its drama series from veteran producer Dick Wolf, including the perennial "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." The pickups for the "Law & Order" series and Wolf's three Chicago-set dramas … more

Review: An unlikely friendship is at the heart of 'Burden'

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer It was only a matter of time before Hollywood came calling to adapt the real-life events surrounding a museum in South Carolina that celebrated the Ku Klux Klan. The museum opened in the mid-1990s, … more

Auschwitz Museum issues tweet objecting to scene in Amazon TV's 'Hunters'

By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA The Associated Press WARSAW, Poland - The museum of the Nazi German Auschwitz death camp is objecting to a scene in a new Amazon TV series that shows a murderous game of human chess being played there, insisting that no … more

Netflix series looks into assassination of Malcolm X

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A new Netflix series is tackling questions around the 1965 assassination of civil rights icon Malcolm X. "Who Killed Malcolm X?" dives into questions surrounding his accused … more

'Fresh Off the Boat' leaving indelible mark on TV landscape

By TERRY TANG The Associated Press 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. It was set to be the first network TV comedy with an all-Asian cast … more

Disney World's Cinderella Castle to get a makeover

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Even Cinderella needs an "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." Disney officials said Monday that the iconic Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World in Florida would be renovated over the next several months. The most noticeable … more

Review: Why wait? 'Sonic the Hedgehog' worth rushing to see

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer If the Hollywood mantra for making blockbusters is "faster, faster, faster," then the creators of "Sonic the Hedgehog" have wisely ignored it. The little blue alien who can sprint quicker than the … more

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. Video clips posted … more

Review: Huey Lewis and The News 'Weather' may be their last

By PABLO GORONDI The Associated Press "Weather" is the first album of original songs from Huey Lewis and The News in nearly two decades and it may also be their last. Lewis has been suffering for decades from an inner-ear disorder that … more
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