Entertainment

  • Blizzard Entertainment Chiefs Steps Down

    by - Aug 3, 2021
    By MICHELLE CHAPMAN AP Business Writer The president of Activision’s Blizzard Entertainment is stepping down weeks after the maker of video games like “World of Warcraft” and “Call of Duty,” was hit with a discrimination and...
  • Johansson Sues Disney Over ‘Black Widow’ Release

    by - Aug 2, 2021
    By LINDSEY BAHR and ANDREW DALTON Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson is suing the Walt Disney Co. over its streaming release of “Black Widow,” which she said breached her contract and deprived her...
  • TV Pitchman Ron Popeil Dies at 86

    by - Jul 29, 2021
    By ANDREW DALTON and TED ANTHONY Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ron Popeil, the quintessential TV pitchman and inventor known to generations of viewers for hawking products including the Veg-O-Matic, the Pocket Fisherman, Mr. Microphone...
  • Spears’ Attorney Files to Remove Father’s Control

    by - Jul 28, 2021
    By ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears’ new attorney petitioned Monday to oust her father from the conservatorship that has controlled her life and money for 13 years and replace him...
  • Comedian Jackie Mason Dies at 93

    by - Jul 26, 2021
    NEW YORK (AP) — Jackie Mason, a rabbi-turned-comedian whose feisty brand of standup comedy led him to Catskills nightclubs, West Coast talk shows and Broadway stages, has died. He was 93. Mason died Saturday at 6...
  • Midler, Gordy Among Kennedy Honorees

    by - Jul 21, 2021
    By ASHRAF KHALIL Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kennedy Center Honors will return in December with a class that includes Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, “Saturday Night Live” mastermind Lorne Michaels and actress-singer Bette Midler....
  • Spears’ Case Sparks Legislative Push

    by - Jul 21, 2021
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prompted by Britney Spears’conservatorship fight, a bipartisan legislative effort has emerged to reform the process created to protect the rights of more than 1 million people across the United States under the protective...
  • ‘The Crown,’ ‘Mandalorian’ Lead Emmys

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Crown” tied with “The Mandalorian” for the most Emmy nominations Tuesday with 24 apiece, but the Marvel universe also got bragging rights with runner-up “WandaVision.” The bounty reinforced the rapid rise of streaming,...
  • Spears Hearing to Focus on Recent Speech

    by - Jul 14, 2021
    By ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three weeks after Britney Spears ‘ dramatic comments in court condemning the conservatorship that has controlled her life for 13 years, a Los Angeles judge and others with...
  • Filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. Dies

    by - Jul 7, 2021
    Robert Downey Sr., the accomplished countercultural filmmaker, actor and father of superstar Robert Downey Jr., has died. He was 85.  Downey Jr. wrote on Instagram that his father died late Tuesday in his sleep at home...

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