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Tom Cruise and 'Top Gun: Maverick' touch down in Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) - Tom Cruise mania descended Wednesday in Cannes where the actor made a whirlwind appearance at the film festival, walking the red carpet, receiving a surprise Palme d'Or and watching a squadron of French fighter jets fly over the European premiere of "Top Gun: Maverick."


No more streaming-only debuts for Oscar hopefuls

The Oscars are getting back to normal, eligibility-wise. After two years of pandemic-related adjustments, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that Oscar hopefuls will once again have to launch their films in movie theaters.


Review: Hollywood comes to Downton Abbey! Also: the clothes.

One wedding and a funeral - and a birth. That gorgeous house, never mind the leaky roof. Some sunshine, too! More bone-dry quips from Maggie Smith. And oh, the clothes - silks and satins, tulles and tiaras. What could go wrong?


Exiled Russian director returns to Cannes, decries war

CANNES, France (AP) - The last two times the Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov had films playing at the Cannes Film Festival, he couldn't attend. He was under a travel ban in Russia as part of a conviction for fraud in what was widely protested as unwarranted repression of the arts in Russia. Last year, Serebrennikov, one of Russia's most celebrated directors of film and theater, appeared at a Cannes press conference by FaceTime.


Helen Mirren, Harrison Ford to star in 'Yellowstone' prequel

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford will bring their combined star power to the newest addition to the "Yellowstone" TV franchise.


College football, XFL, Australian Open headline ESPN slate

Three huge matchups to kick off the college football season, the XFL, a new Australian Open agreement and two new "30 for 30" documentaries were announced Tuesday by ESPN as part of its presentation to advertisers in New York.


Zelenskyy opens Cannes Film Festival, links war and cinema

CANNES, France (AP) - The 75th Cannes Film Festival kicked off Tuesday with an eye turned to Russia's war in Ukraine and a live satellite video address from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who called on a new generation of filmmakers to confront dictators as Charlie Chaplin satirized Adolf Hitler.


Review: 'Men' an arty horror film that stumbles in the woods

Somewhere in the southwest of England is a sprawling stone estate nestled along hedge-lined lanes that you can rent, complete with wood fireplaces, low oak beams, an apple tree in the yard and a room for a baby grand piano. But the listing on Airbnb, Vrbo or Booking.com might not mention one small complication: It comes with a naked dude in the yard.


Review: 'Chip 'n Dale' evoke Roger Rabbit in meta reboot

If you must reboot an over 30-year-old Disney Channel cartoon like " Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers," you could do much worse than looking to "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" for inspiration. But it is a high bar and though "Chip 'n Dale" might not reach the heights of that Robert Zemeckis film, it is still a pleasant surprise stuffed to the brim with pop culture references that children of the "Chip 'n Dale" era may enjoy.


Review: Actress Selma Blair bares soul in captivating memoir

"Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up," by Selma Blair (Alfred A. Knopf)


Chilean filmmaker sentenced to five years for sexual abuse

SANTIAGO (AP) - Chilean director Nicolás López, one of the country's highest-profile filmmakers, was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for sexual abuse against two actresses.


NBC, Fox offer fall television plans, to a point amid change

NEW YORK (AP) - Something was missing when Fox announced its plans for the fall television season: a schedule.


Alex Garland confronts the horrors of past, present in 'Men'

It wasn't Jessie Buckley's audition but an observation she made that got her the leading role in " Men."


New this week: Harry Styles, 'Angelyne' and 'The Valet'

Here's a collection curated by The Associated Press' entertainment journalists of what's arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.


Questions and snafus on eve of Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France (AP) - After two years of pandemic, the 75th Cannes Film Festival is getting going with a familiar dose of controversy and some new snafus as it readies for its largest gathering on the French Riviera since the 2019 edition.


Review: A landmark NYC police standoff in 'Hold Your Fire'

When there are so many fictional, burly varieties of heroes so regularly on movie screens, it's jarring to see that the genuine article can be a humble, gaunt former traffic cop who believed in the power of talking.


Filmmaker: Officials arrest Iran movie industry workers

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - An award-wining Iranian filmmaker said authorities raided the offices and homes of several filmmakers and other industry professionals and arrested some of them.


Back to normal? Cannes Film Festival prepares to party

After the 2020 Cannes Film Festival was canceled by the pandemic and the 2021 edition was scaled back - even kisses were forbade on the red carpet - the lavish French Riviera cinema soiree is set to return with a festival that promises to be something like normal.


K-9 featured in Netflix's 'Rescued by Ruby' euthanized

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island dog whose inspiring story of going from shelter dog to lifesaving police K-9 became the subject of a recent Netflix movie has been euthanized.


'Doctor Strange 2' keeps hold on top spot in 2nd weekend

"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" stayed on top of the box office charts during its second weekend in theaters, earning an additional $61 million from North American theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday.


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Tom Cruise and 'Top Gun: Maverick' touch down in Cannes

Tom Cruise poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Top Gun: Maverick' at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Jill Biden, Selena Gomez lead talk on youth mental health

Mental health advocate and actress Selena Gomez, speaks during the White House Conversation on Youth Mental Health, Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

'The Real Love Boat' dating show to sail on CBS' fall lineup

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'This Is Us' to end with a 'meditative day,' creator reveals

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Heard's sister, friend back her assault claims against Depp

Actor Johnny Depp appears in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a