'Criminal Minds,' 'Fresh Off the Boat' end on ratings high
NEW YORK (AP) — Two long-running series — CBS drama “Criminal Minds” and ABC's “Fresh Off the Boat” — ended their runs last week with modest bumps in the ratings.
Review: A wild spin on the Peter Pan myth in ‘Wendy’
A Peter Pan story told from Wendy’s perspective sounds either too precious to be true or ripe for a skewering. But in the hands of the filmmakers behind “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Wendy” resides — ever so delicately — in the space between.
Ben Lerner, Zadie Smith on list for Rathbones Folio Prize
LONDON (AP) — Works of fiction by Ben Lerner and Zadie Smith and an exploration of why women join the Islamic State group are among eight books contending for Britain’s Rathbones Folio Prize for literature.
Lawyer: Hospitalized Weinstein is 'energized' about appeal
NEW YORK (AP) — A hospitalized Harvey Weinstein was “upbeat” and “energized” about appealing his sexual assault and rape conviction, one of his lawyers said Tuesday as one of Weinstein's accusers said the verdict made her feel grateful to be “heard and believed.” Weinstein remained in a jail unit at Bellevue Hospital, where he was taken after the verdict Monday to be checked out for heart palpitations and high blood pressure.
Spanish top court backs rapper in freedom of speech case
MADRID (AP) — Spain's Constitutional Court on Tuesday overturned a previous verdict that found a rapper guilty of exalting terrorism and humiliating victims of attacks in tweets.
Dior invokes #MeToo in feminist-inspired fashion show
“Consent, Consent, Consent” flashed the neon set lights at Dior's latest ready-to-wear show in Paris. It signaled that the house's first ever female designer, Maria Grazia Chiuri, would continue to explore her touchstone of feminism for her fall-winter 2020 designs.
New Oliver Jeffers book, 'What We'll Build,' out Oct. 6
NEW YORK (AP) — Oliver Jeffers worked on his new picture book with a child in mind — his own. Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, announced Tuesday that “What We''ll Build" is the latest work from the bestselling author of “Here We Are" and illustrator of “The Day the Crayons Quit" and other books.
ABC's 'For Life' hopes to change the way we see network TV
NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Nicholas Pinnock doesn't just believe his new network TV show can save lives. He believes it can save network TV, too.
Finalists announced for J. Anthony Lukas book prizes
NEW YORK (AP) — Books on Silicon Valley, the criminal justice system and the 2015 massacre at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina are among the finalists for the J.
AP: US opera union probe finds Plácido Domingo abused power
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An investigation into legendary singer Plácido Domingo by the U.S. union representing opera performers found more than two dozen people who said they were sexually harassed or witnessed inappropriate behavior by the superstar when he held senior management positions at Washington National Opera and Los Angeles Opera, according to people familiar with the findings.
AP: US opera union probe finds Placido Domingo abused power, prompting apology from legendary tenor
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — AP: US opera union probe finds Placido Domingo abused power, prompting apology from legendary tenor.
'A new day': Harvey Weinstein convicted, led away in cuffs
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape and sexual assault against two women and led off to prison in handcuffs Monday in what his foes hailed as a landmark moment for the legal system and a long-overdue reckoning for the man vilified as the biggest monster of the #MeToo era.
Bryant fans from near and far find closure at LA memorial
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Kobe Bryant scored 60 points in his last NBA game in 2016, Kristian Beflic was there, having come all the way from Germany to watch.
Matthews apologizes for Nazi analogy to Sanders victory
NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC's Chris Matthews apologized Monday to Bernie Sanders for comparing the Democratic senator's win in the Nevada caucus to the Nazi takeover of France.
Tears from a comic, a mom and a legend mark Bryant memorial
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Memorable moments from inside the memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. BEYONCÉ, ALICIA, CHRISTINA AND ‘MARIA’ Practically everything about what would happen at Kobe Bryant's memorial was a mystery to nearly everyone watching, and when Beyoncé took the stage to open the celebration of life, a gasp went up among the until-then subdued crowd at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Public memorial service remembers the private Kobe Bryant
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s wife remembered him as a devoted father and husband who arrived early for school pickups and wrote heartfelt cards and letters.
'The sky is blue again': Weinstein's accusers express relief
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Mira Sorvino broke down in tears as she described her reaction to the guilty verdict against Harvey Weinstein: relief, that the fallen movie mogul would not go unpunished.
Paramount halts 'Mission: Impossible' shoot over new virus
NEW YORK (AP) — Paramount Pictures on Monday halted production on the seventh “Mission: Impossible” film due to the new virus, as Hollywood began to more drastically adapt to the growing global outbreak.
Actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to restored charges
CHICAGO (AP) — Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Monday to restored charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself last year in Chicago and falsely reporting to police that the phony attack was real.
The Latest: Sciorra: Testimony against Weinstein was needed
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a verdict in the rape and sexual assault trial of Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Actress Annabella Sciorra, who accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her in the 1990s, said Monday that her testimony against him at his New York City trial was “painful but necessary.” Sciorra released a statement after Weinstein was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in 2006 and raping another in 2013.
Ex-coach gets 6 months in college scam, runs from courthouse
BOSTON (AP) — The former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin sprinted away from a scrum of reporters and his own lawyers Monday after he was sentenced to six months in prison for taking a $100,000 bribe as part of a sweeping college admissions scam.
The Latest: Kobe Bryant service ends with Oscar-winning film
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in downtown Los Angeles (all times local): 12:45 p.m.
Auschwitz Museum upset at scene in Amazon series 'Hunters'
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — 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 such thing took place at the camp.
Jane Goodall's 'The Book of Hope' coming out in 2021
NEW YORK (AP) — Jane Goodall's next book will be a tribute to her enduring optimism. Celadon Books announced Monday that Goodall's “The Book of Hope” will be published in fall 2021.
B. Smith, model turned lifestyle guru, dead at 70
NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara “B.” Smith, one of the nation's top black models who went on to open restaurants, launch a successful home products line and write cookbooks, has died at her Long Island home at age 70 after battling early onset Alzheimer's disease.