Eastwood's ankle forced production shift for 'The Outpost'

LONDON (AP) - An accident requiring two screws in his ankle nearly prevented Scott Eastwood from portraying a real life soldier in Afghanistan in "The Outpost" - a role that required a level of athleticism.

Actor says 'Justice League' director Whedon was 'abusive'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Ray Fisher says director Joss Whedon's behavior was "abusive" on the set of the 2017 film "Justice League."

Hirokazu Kore-eda and Catherine Deneuve look for 'The Truth'

VENICE, Italy (AP) - Catherine Deneuve plays an icon of French cinema in "The Truth." She even chose her own middle name, Fabienne, for her character who says things like, "I'd rather have been a bad friend and a bad mother and a great actress."

Charlize Theron hopes daughters are represented in Hollywood

NEW YORK (AP) - Charlize Theron says she's making choices as a producer and actor to ensure her "two small, beautiful African American daughters" will feel represented on-screen.

Carl Reiner, beloved creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a "second banana" to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy's front ranks as creator of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and straight man to Mel Brooks' "2000 Year Old Man," has died. He was 98.


Carl Reiner, comedy's rare untortured genius, dies at 98

NEW YORK (AP) - No one in the world of comedy was more admired, and loved, than Carl Reiner.

New Mexico tribe transforms old casino into movie studio

TESUQUE PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) - A small northern New Mexico Native American tribe has opened a movie studio in a former casino that it hopes will lure big productions.

The revolution comes again: Miranda and Kail on 'Hamilton'

NEW YORK (AP) - Lin-Manuel Miranda likes to picture the millionaire, Mr. Howell, from "Gilligan's Island," saying the brag. You know the one. "Well, I saw it with the original cast."

Awkwafina, Zendaya among 819 invited to join film academy

Cynthia Erivo, John David Washington, Eva Longoria, Zendaya and Awkwafina are among the 819 people who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The organization that puts on the Oscars announced the new invitees Tuesday. If they accept, which most do, those in the new class will have voting privileges at this year's Oscars.

Review: A timely portrait in 'John Lewis: Good Trouble'

Getting into "good trouble" is a guiding principle for John Lewis. It's not only OK, but necessary to enact and inspire meaningful change. And it's not just rhetoric, either. The 80-year-old congressman has the receipts to prove it. He has been arrested 45 times, five of which happened while he was a sitting representative. In the new documentary " John Lewis: Good Trouble," he couldn't be prouder of that fact because it's all been in service of his lifelong fight for civil rights. He even predicts that he'll add to that tally.


Johnny Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy- winning composer, dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Johnny Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer, arranger and musician who worked on albums by Frank Sinatra, Natalie Cole and many others and whose songwriting credits included "The Shadow of Your Smile" and the theme from the film and TV show "M(asterisk)A(asterisk)S(asterisk)H," has died. He was 94.

Using 'face doubles,' a new doc captures an anti-LGBTQ purge

Anonymous sources in documentaries have often been reduced to a shadowy, voice-distorted figure - or worse, a pixelated blur.

Review: Revolutionary 'Hamilton' arrives at an uneasy time

The revolution is finally being televised, thank goodness.

New this week: Willie Nelson, Nick race special, 'Hamilton'

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

Netflix series to dramatize Kaepernick's path to activism

Colin Kaepernick is joining with Emmy-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay on a Netflix drama series about the teenage roots of the former NFL player's activism.

Adjusting to COVID, Sundance to expand footprint nationwide

NEW YORK (AP) - The Sundance Film Festival, held annually at altitude in the snowy reaches of a Utah ski town, is expanding beyond the mountains.

Charles Webb, author of 'The Graduate,' dies in England

Charles Webb, a lifelong non-conformist whose debut novel "The Graduate" was a deadpan satire of his college education and wealthy background adapted into the classic film of the same name, has died. He was 81.

Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleads not guilty to 3 rapes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of raping three women and sexually assaulting a fourth.

'Mulan' follows 'Tenet' to August, ending Hollywood's summer

NEW YORK (AP) - Hollywood's hopes for salvaging its summer season have effectively ended after the releases of both Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" and the Walt Disney Co.'s live-action reboot of "Mulan" were again delayed.

Disney changing Splash Mountain, ride tied to Jim Crow film

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Amid calls to change the Splash Mountain theme park ride over its ties to "Song of the South," the 1946 movie many view as racist, Disney officials said Thursday it was recasting the ride based on "The Princess and the Frog," a 2009 Disney film with an African American female lead.


Eastwood's ankle forced production shift for 'The Outpost'

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Review: Joe Ely serves up songs of honesty, hope and healing

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UK judge rejects tabloid's bid to throw out Depp libel suit

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 file photo, actor Johnny Depp arrives for the screening of the film Minamata during the 70th International Film Festival Berlin, Berlinale in Berlin, Germany. A British judge on Thursday July 2, 2020, rejected an attempt by tabloid newspaper The Sun to quash a libel suit from Johnny Depp over an article claiming he abused ex-wife Amber Heard. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

Court considers status of Istanbul's iconic Hagia Sophia

An aerial view of the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia, one of Istanbul's main tourist attractions in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, Saturday, April 25, 2020. The 6th-century building is now at the center of a heated debate between conservative groups who want it to be reconverted into a mosque and those who believe the World Heritage site should remain a museum. (AP Photo)

Australian court upholds Geoffrey Rush's defamation payout

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2012, file photo, Australian actor Geoffrey Rush arrives for the opening of the Melbourne International Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia. An Australian court on Thursday, July 2, 2020, rejected a newspaper publisher's appeal against Oscar-winning actor Rush's $2.9 billion Australian dollars ($2 million) payout for defamation. (AP Photo/Paul Jeffers, File)

Legendary Mexican crooner José José dies from cancer
Family: Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dies
Spotify adding parental controls to Family plan

Spotify adding parental controls to Family plan

Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on 10th death anniversary

FILE - This March 5, 2009 file photo shows Michael Jackson as he announces ten live concerts at the London O2 Arena in south London.

Blink-182, Lil Wayne to take the stage at Darien Lake