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  • Christopher Plummer, Star of “The Sound of Music” Dies, He Was 91
    Christopher_plummer_who_played_in_%e2%80%9cthe_sound_of_music%e2%80%9d_has_died__he_was_91_ 2021-02-07 06:35:18 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award acting winner in history, has died. He was 91. Plummer died Friday morning at his home in Connecticut with his wife, Ela...

  • Veteran Broadcasting Giant Larry King Dead at 87
    Veteran_broadcasting_giant_larry_king_dead_at_87 2021-01-25 22:21:21 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87. King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Ora Media, the...

  • Hollywood's Long History of Misrepresentation of Irish
    Hollywood%e2%80%99s_misrepresentation_of_irish 2020-12-18 02:50:45 UTC
    Wild Mountain Thyme and cinema's ridiculous Emerald Isle fantasies. Why Hollywood gets the Irish so wrong? Most stories told about Ireland are not for the Irish who live in Ireland, so 'Irishness' in Hollywood only serves the needs of those who will pay to see it. You're not obliged to. Unless yo...

  • Debate Over The Crown's Portrayal of Princess Diana’s Eating Disorder
    Debate_over_the_crown's_portrayal_of_princess_diana%e2%80%99s_eating_disorder 2020-11-28 21:03:32 UTC
    “There’s a fine line between showing what it’s like, and also potentially crossing over into triggering territory,” says one eating disorder expert of the series’ depiction of Princess Diana’s illness There’s a scene early on in the fourth season of The Crown, shortly after the 19-year-old, so...

  • Ennio Morricone, Iconic Film Composer, Dies at 91
    Ennio_morricone__iconic_film_composer__dies_at_91 2020-07-06 19:26:40 UTC
    ROME (AP) — Ennio Morricone, the Oscar-winning Italian composer who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and often haunting soundtracks for such classic Hollywood gangster movies as “The Untouchables” and the epic “Once Upon A Time In Ame...

  • 41-Year-Old Nick Cordero, Broadway Actor, Dies After Battle With COVID-19
    41-year-old_nick_cordero__broadway_actor__dies_after_battle_with_covid-19 2020-07-06 02:52:05 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero, who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway in such shows as “Waitress,” “A Bronx Tale” and “Bullets Over Broadway,” has died in Los Angeles after suffering severe medical complications after contracting the coronavirus. He was 41. ...

  • Queen and Adam Lambert Honor Global COVID-19 Fight: “You Are the Champions”
    Queen_and_adam_lambert_honor_global_covid-19_fight-_%e2%80%9cyou_are_the_champions%e2%80%9d 2020-05-01 00:09:54 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Queen and singer Adam Lambert have a message for workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 fight: “You Are the Champions.” Brian May, Roger Taylor and Lambert recently gathered virtually to record a new version of the Queen classic, “We Are the Champions.” “You Are the Champio...

  • Meghan's Letter Takes Place at London’s High Court
    Meghan's_letter_takes_place_at_london%e2%80%99s_high_court 2020-04-28 18:34:23 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - The first court hearing in a privacy case brought by Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, against a tabloid newspaper for printing part of one of her letters takes place at London’s High Court on Friday. Meghan, wife of Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Prince Harry, is suing publi...

  • Michelle Obama Launches Series of Online Reading for Kids
    %e2%80%9cmondays_with_michelle_obama%e2%80%9d 2020-04-20 21:52:25 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama launched a series of online video readings for kids with the classic picture book “The Gruffalo,” which the former first lady called the story of a mouse who uses his “wit and imagination” to get the best of a fox and other would-be predators. “Mondays with Miche...

  • Chris Cuomo Won't Analyze Anymore Trump, “Who We All Know Is Full of Shit by Design”
    Chris_cuomo_won't_analyze_trump__%e2%80%9cwho_we_all_know_is_full_of_shit_by_design%e2%80%9d 2020-04-14 20:35:42 UTC
    Chris Cuomo used his SiriusXM show to vent about his role as CNN anchor, and said his battle with coronavirus had made him rethink his values and question his position as a public figure. He said: “I don’t like what I do professionally… I don’t think it’s worth my time.” Cuomo said he missed ...

  • Alicia Keys Shares Personal Stories in Her New Book: “More Myself, A Journey”
    Alicia_keys_shares_personal_stories_in_her_new_book-_%e2%80%9cmore_myself__a_journey%e2%80%9d_ 2020-03-30 19:05:05 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — As a young woman growing up in the 1980s and ’90s in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen — “the name was exactly accurate for what it looked like, what it felt like,” as Alicia Keys recalls it — the budding musician born Alicia Cook would purposely wear baggy clothing and Timberland bo...

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Move to California
    Prince_harry_and_meghan_markle_move_to_california 2020-03-30 00:58:29 UTC
    After months of rumors that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were California-bound, reports emerged Thursday that the couple recently left Canada and arrived in Los Angeles. According to People, Meghan and Harry are in a secluded compound and have not left because of the coronavirus crisis. A fr...

  • GOOD THINGS: Berlin Clubs Take Party Online
    Good_things-_berlin_clubs_take_party_online 2020-03-26 19:23:23 UTC
    BERLIN (AP) — Locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic, the nightclubs in the German capital have decided to keep the beat going — at least online. Berlin’s nightclubs were closed March 13 to help slow the spread of the virus. In response, some of them formed a streaming platform to let DJs...

  • Taylor Swift Sending Money To Fans
    Taylor_swift_sending_money_to_fans 2020-03-26 16:28:35 UTC
    From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medica...

  • Cannes Film Festival Postponed Its 73rd Edition
    Cannes_film_festival_postponed_its_73rd_edition 2020-03-20 00:56:07 UTC
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; France&rsquo;s Cannes Film Festival, arguably the world&rsquo;s most prestigious film festival and cinema&rsquo;s largest annual gathering, has postponed its 73rd edition due to the coronavirus pandemic.&nbsp;</p><p>Organizers of the French Riviera festival, scheduled to ...

  • Idris Elba Says He Has Tested Positive For Coronavirus
    Idris_elba_says_he_has_tested_positive_for_coronavirus 2020-03-16 20:41:29 UTC
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) &mdash; Idris Elba says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The actor tweeted Monday that he has no symptoms so far and has been isolated since Friday when he found out about his possible exposure. He says he sought out the test after discovering he had come into conta...

  • AP Fact Checks: Falsehoods Around the Coronavirus
    Tom_hanks-_falsehoods_around_the_coronavirus 2020-03-15 15:49:16 UTC
    <p>A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts:</p><p>__</p><p>CLAIM: If you don&rsquo;t have health insura...

  • Hollywood Mogul, Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison
    Hollywood_mogul__harvey_weinstein_sentenced_to_23_years_in_prison 2020-03-11 17:23:23 UTC
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison, pleading for mercy as his accusers said his punishment in the landmark #MeToo rape case was long overdue.</p><p>After two of his accusers confronted him again in a Manhattan court, the 67-year-old former Holl...

  • Meghan Tells Men to Value & Appreciate Women in Their Lives
    Meghan_urges_men_to_value_and_appreciate_the_women_in_their_lives 2020-03-10 06:01:34 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry’s wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has visited a school to offer an International Women’s Day message with an appeal to men to honor the women in their lives. The surprise visit Friday took place at the Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham in east London. The com...

  • Max von Sydow, Who Starred in 11 Ingmar Bergman Films Dies at 90
    Max_von_sydow__who_starred_in_11_ingmar_bergman_films_dies_at_90 2020-03-09 15:56:17 UTC
    <p>COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) &mdash; Max von Sydow, the self-described &ldquo;shy boy&rdquo;-turned-actor known to art house audiences through his work with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman and later to moviegoers everywhere when he played the priest in the horror classic &ldquo;The Exorcist,&rdquo...

  • McCoy Tyner, Legendary and Influential Jazz Pianist, Dies
    Mccoy_tyner__legendary_and_influential_jazz_pianist__dies 2020-03-08 05:38:32 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — McCoy Tyner, the groundbreaking and influential jazz pianist and the last surviving member of the John Coltrane Quartet, has died. He was 81. Tyner’s family confirmed the death in a statement released on social media Friday. No more details were provided. “It is with heavy h...

  • Publisher Cancels Woody Allen's Memoir After Staff Stage Walkout
    Publisher_cancels_woody_allen's_memoir_after_staff_stage_walkout_copy 2020-03-06 22:45:58 UTC
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Woody Allen&rsquo;s publisher has decided to cancel the planned release of his memoir &ldquo;Apropos of Nothing.&rdquo;</p><p>The announcement Friday by Hachette Book Group followed days of criticism focused on allegations that Allen sexually abused his daughter Dylan Far...

  • Shannen Doherty about fighting breast cancer: ‘It’s not always easy’
    Shannen_doherty_about_fighting_breast_cancer-_%e2%80%98it%e2%80%99s_not_always_easy%e2%80%99 2020-03-01 20:42:09 UTC
    <p>Shannen Doherty shared some inspirational words about her fight with breast cancer in a Saturday night <a data-id="161" data-m='{"i":161,"p":100,"n":"partnerLink","y":24,"o":3}' href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B9KxqqOBCjB/?igshid=1o51q6c4g7hrt" target="_blank">Instagram post</a>.</p><p>&ldqu...

  • Prince Harry and Jon Bon Jovi work on charity single in London
    Prince_harry_and_jon_bon_jovi_work_on_charity_single_in_london 2020-02-28 14:47:24 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry joined Jon Bon Jovi at Abbey Road Studios in London on Friday as the singer recorded a charity single to support the foundation that oversees the Invictus Games — a multinational sports event for sick and injured servicemen. The prince and the popstar greeted each ot...

  • Academy Awards: 'Parasite' Wins Best Picture
    Academy_awards-_'parasite'_wins_best_picture 2020-02-10 19:20:47 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a milestone win that instantly expanded the Oscars’ horizons, Bong Joon Ho’s masterfully devious class satire “Parasite” became the first non-English language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards. “Parasite” took Hollywood’s top prize on S...