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'Spencer,' 'The Last Duel' set for Venice Film Festival

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer The Venice International Film Festival unveiled a starry lineup of world premieres for September - including Pablo Larrain's "Spencer," starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, and Ridley Scott's medieval … more

Obama-Springsteen book 'Renegades' coming in October

NEW YORK (AP) - There's a new chapter in the friendship between Barack and the Boss. "Renegades: Born in the USA" is a bound edition of the popular "Renegades" podcast featuring conversations on everything from fame to cars to the country itself … more

Nickelodeon celebrates anniversary of popular 'Blue's Clues' with movie

NEW YORK (AP) - Nickelodeon says it is making a new movie featuring stars of "Blues Clues & You!" to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original show that was a mainstay of the network for several years. The movie, which will start production … more

Warner Bros studio tour expands with DC Universe, Potter

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP Entertainment Writer BURBANK, Calif. - Batman's secret cave, Harry Potter's cupboard under the stairs and the apartment from "Friends" are major centerpieces to the huge Warner Bros. studio lot expansion. Warner … more

On 'Sesame Street,' Elmo gets a puppy (cue adorableness)

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK - "Sesame Street" is about to get a whole lot cuter. Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and the rest of the Muppet gang are introducing a new character to the show this summer - a white-and-brown … more

50 years after his death, fans honor Jim Morrison in Paris

By DEBORAH GOUFFRAN and SYLVIE CORBET The Associated Press PARIS - Paris on Saturday was the only place to be for die-hard Jim Morrison fans. Fifty years after his death at age 27, rock music lovers from France and across the world came … more

H.E.R. among artists educating kids on civics in new series

By JOHN CARUCCI The Associated Press NEW YORK - In addition to making great music, H.E.R. wants to be an active citizen who empowers young people with information. The Grammy- and Oscar-winning recording artist gets to do both in the new … more

'F9' puts charge back into movie theaters with $70M opening

By ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES - In the strongest sign yet that life is left in movie theaters, "F9" sped to a box office take of $70 million in its first weekend, the biggest opening for a film since the pandemic began, … more

Spielberg's Amblin to create several films per year for Netflix

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK - Steven Spielberg, a filmmaker synonymous with big-screen enchantment, has set a new deal with Netflix in which his production company, Amblin Partners, will make multiple feature films per year for the … more

Metal fans mosh at 1st UK live music festival since pandemic

By JILL LAWLESS The Associated Press LONDON - Thousands of heavy metal fans were camping, singing - and even moshing - on Saturday at Britain's first full music festival since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The three-day Download … more

Harrison leaves 'Bachelor' franchise

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Harrison, the original host of ABC's "The Bachelor" and its spinoffs, is leaving the long-running franchise. His departure comes four months after he defended contestant Rachael Kirkconnell against criticism over 2018 … more

A-list shows returning to Atlantic City with Guns N' Roses

By WAYNE PARRY The Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Welcome (back) to the jungle: Guns N' Roses is playing an Atlantic City casino this year. The iconic hard rock band has booked two dates at the Hard Rock casino Sept. 11 and 12 in … more

In 'Cruella,' dogs play second fiddle to the costume designs

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer German punk princess Nina Hagen isn't the most obvious inspiration for a Disney movie, but "Cruella" is also not your typical Disney movie. The new live-action origin story about the black-and-white-haired … more

Long-delayed Tony Awards finally have an air date, time

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK - The long-delayed Tony Awards have been given a fall air date and a four-hour streaming canvas to celebrate the pandemic-shortened Broadway season that upended the theater world. Producers … more

Disney Junior series aims to give a kid's-eye view of race

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Rise Up, Sing Out," an animated shorts series presenting the concepts of race, racism and social justice to young viewers, is coming to Disney Junior. Designed for children ages 2 to 7 and their families, the series will … more

Rocker Alice Cooper to auction off canvas by Andy Warhol

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - An Andy Warhol canvas found years ago in the garage of rocker Alice Cooper could become the highest selling artwork ever in Arizona. The music legend, who has a home in metro Phoenix, announced Thursday that he would … more

Stars of Hulu's 'Shrill' express love for the 'hippest of places'

By BROOKE LEFFERTS The Associated Press NEW YORK - As "Shrill" draws to a close, its stars and creators are reflecting on how important Portland, Oregon, became to the Hulu comedy series, and how much of the city's originality and beauty they … more

Oprah, Prince Harry reunite for Apple TV+ mental health show

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry are teaming up for a series that will delve into mental health issues and feature segments from athletes and stars like Lady Gaga and Glenn Close. "The Me You Can't See" will be a multi-part … more

Jhené Aiko, Saweetie to perform on AAPI advocacy TV special

NEW YORK (AP) - Platinum-selling performers of part-Asian descent, including R&B singer Jhené Aiko and rapper Saweetie, will perform on a TV special produced by The Asian American Foundation, the newly formed organization launched to improve AAPI … more

Eilish, Chalamet, Gorman and Osaka headline fall Met Gala

By JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer NEW YORK - The star power is back. When the Met Gala returns in September, it will feature a heavy-hitting contingent of celebrity co-chairs: Actor Timothée Chalamet, musician Billie Eilish, poet Amanda … more
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