Entertainment

July 31, 2018 - 7:35 am
SPLIT, Croatia (AP) — Croatia is having a national day of mourning to mark the death of Oliver Dragojevic, one of the most popular pop singers in the former Yugoslavia adored for his romantic songs celebrating love and the Adriatic Sea. Commemorating events are held in Split, on the Adriatic coast...
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This image released by Lucasfilm shows Daisy Ridley as Rey in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." Despite enthusiastic discourse around diversity in film, a report from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative says when it comes to the numbers, little has changed. In a survey of the top 100 films of 2017, 33 featured women in a lead or co-lead. And 31.8 percent of the speaking characters were female, a number that has stayed static for a decade. (Lucasfilm via AP)
July 31, 2018 - 7:17 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite enthusiastic discourse around diversity in film, a report from the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative released Tuesday says when it comes to the numbers, little has changed. The most popular movies are still largely the domain of white,...
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July 30, 2018 - 9:53 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a story July 28 about a Mexican theater company's street performances, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the photographer who inspired the performances was named Oscar Rodriguez. His name is Omar. A corrected version of the story is below: Ballet to cure the...
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This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Tom Cruise in a scene from "Mission: Impossible - Fallout." (Chiabella James/Paramount Pictures and Skydance via AP)
July 30, 2018 - 8:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Mission: Impossible — Fallout" fired on all cylinders at the box office this weekend and not only came out on the top of the charts but also scored a franchise-best opening. The sixth film in the series grossed $61.2 million in its first weekend in theaters, which is also one of...
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July 30, 2018 - 12:16 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Here's a political attack you don't hear every day — or ever: A Virginia congressional candidate says her opponent is unfit for office because he is a "devotee of Bigfoot erotica." Democrat Leslie Cockburn is accusing Republican Denver Riggleman of fetishizing the mythical ape-...
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July 30, 2018 - 10:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Rick Pitino is ready to tell his story. The former Louisville coach has a memoir coming in September that will "lay all his cards on the table," Diversion Books announced Monday. "Pitino: My Story," co-written by Seth Kaufman, is coming out Sept. 4. The book will cover everything...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2018 file photo, U.S. singer Madonna speaks to the press at a news conference in Blantyre, Malawi. Madonna is celebrating her upcoming 60th birthday with a fundraiser to raise funds for orphans and children in Malawi. The singer tells The Associated Press she’s teaming with Facebook for the fundraiser, which runs from Monday through Aug. 31. (AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi, File)
July 30, 2018 - 7:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna is celebrating her upcoming 60th birthday with a fundraiser for orphans and children in Malawi. The singer tells The Associated Press she's teaming with Facebook for the fundraiser, which runs from Monday through August 31. Fans can donate directly to Madonna's Facebook page...
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July 30, 2018 - 6:39 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the 46-year-old son of WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler was found hanging in his...
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Washington Nationals' Trea Turner reacts after being hit by the ball during an at-bat in the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
July 30, 2018 - 12:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals shortstop Trea Turner apologized Sunday night for some years-old homophobic and racially insensitive tweets, becoming the latest in a series of major leaguers to address offensive language they used on social media. The tweets surfaced hours after Washington's 5-0 loss...
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Matt Groening, from left, Abbi Jacobson, Eric Andre and Josh Weinstein, cast members of the Netflix series "Disenchantment," pose for a photo during the Netflix portrait session at Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
July 29, 2018 - 10:12 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Matt Groening said his new adult cartoon series "Disenchantment" has a feminist component that sets it apart from his previous shows. Groening spoke to reporters about bringing fresh talent to the Netflix show at a Sunday panel for the Television Critics Association,...
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