'Angel Has Fallen' tops box office with $21.3 million debut
NEW YORK (AP) — "Angel Has Fallen" easily topped the box office with a $21.3 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, as the action sequel became the latest mid-budget release to find modest success in the often quiet late summer.
Plácido Domingo gets standing ovation at Salzburg
SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Plácido Domingo received a standing ovation as he took to the stage at the Salzburg Festival on Sunday, a concerted show of support at his first performance since nine women accused him of sexual harassment in a report by The Associated Press.
Fund backed by DiCaprio pledges $5M to Amazon amid fires
NEW YORK (AP) — A new environmental foundation backed by Leonardo DiCaprio is pledging $5 million in aid to the Amazon, which has been swept by wildfires .
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson takes honeymoon to D23
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Rock is honeymooning at a Disney convention. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson got married last weekend in Hawaii to longtime partner Lauren Hashian — and then spent Saturday promoting "Jungle Cruise" at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California.
Legal questions loom as Harvey Weinstein case nears trial
NEW YORK (AP) — Can someone as notorious in the #MeToo era as Harvey Weinstein get a fair trial in the world's media capital? That's one of the legal questions looming over the sexual assault case against the movie mogul with jury selection scheduled for early next month.
Jolie shares pride in son Maddox, joining Marvel movie
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Angelina Jolie says she's "so proud" that her 18-year-old son is leaving home to study biochemistry in South Korea.
Spain's ex-king Juan Carlos I recovers after heart surgery
MADRID (AP) — Doctors at the hospital where Spain's former monarch Juan Carlos I underwent heart surgery say he is making a satisfactory recovery almost 24 hours after the operation.
Biggest ever Kentridge show explores Africa's history
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Evocative videos, graphic tapestries, charcoal drawings, woodcut prints, sculptures and immersive sound installations combine in the largest-ever show by South African artist William Kentridge to explore compelling themes including South Africa's apartheid history and the participation of Africans in World War I.
Disney teases 'Star Wars,' 'Frozen 2,' more at convention
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — At the Walt Disney Company's biannual D23 convention, a faint image of the "Star Wars" character Emperor Palpatine in the background of a new poster can cause as much of a stir as actual appearances from movie stars such as Angelina Jolie and Dwayne Johnson.
Latest: Spider-Man Tom Holland tells fans: 'I love you 3000'
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Walt Disney Co.'s biannual D23 fan convention in Anaheim (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Tom Holland has made an appearance at a Disney fan convention amid the news that Spider-Man will no longer be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Beyonce, Sinatra among those on Obama summer song playlist
NEW YORK (AP) — The Obama summer playlist has everyone from Drake and Beyonce to Steely Dan and Frank Sinatra. The former president calls it "some new, some old, some fast, some slow."
Singer Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer
NEW YORK (AP) — Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer. The singer known for such hits as "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight" says his fate is in "God's hands."
Disney Legends honor prompts Robert Downey Jr. pot story
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Robert Downey Jr. says he had a wild Disneyland ride in his younger days. The "Iron Man" and "Avengers: Endgame" star, among those honored Friday as Disney Legends, said his first visit to the Southern California resort included a brief detention for "smoking pot in a gondola."
Obi-Wan, Lizzie McGuire join new Disney Plus platform
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ewan McGregor is reprising his "Star Wars" role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new series, one of the many splashy projects that Disney is banking on to make its new streaming platform competitive.
'GMA' host Spencer apologizes for Prince George ballet joke
NEW YORK (AP) — "Good Morning America" host Lara Spencer has apologized for on-air comments about 6-year-old Prince George taking ballet.
Special prosecutor named to look into Jussie Smollett case
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge appointed a special prosecutor Friday to look into why the Chicago state's attorney's office abruptly dropped the case against Jussie Smollett, leaving open the possibility that the former "Empire" actor could yet face charges in what police say was a phony attack on himself that he staged to get attention.
Top publishers sue Audible over planned captioning feature
NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the country's top publishers are suing Audible, citing copyright infringement as they ask a federal judge to enjoin the audiobook producer-distributor's planned use of captions for an education-driven program.
Life-changing 'Power': Stars reflect on series' impact
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's tough to overstate the impact of "Power." The series turned Starz into a must-watch cable network for many viewers, proved 50 Cent's instincts correct and along the way turned its characters into internet sensations and in some cases, household names.
Dave Chappelle set to host benefit concert for Ohio shooting
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Comedian Dave Chappelle plans to host a special block party and benefit concert in Ohio for those affected by the recent mass shooting.
Review: Taylor Swift taps into her joyful side with 'Lover'
Taylor Swift, "Lover" (Republic Records) If you want an easy way to see how far Taylor Swift has come since her last album, just compare the two covers.
'Power' heads toward its finale, but its influence grows
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With his characteristic bravado, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson believed in "Power" so much that he predicted the series would become a massive hit to cast members even before the first episode aired five years ago.
Model became Dior muse by knocking on his door
LONDON (AP) — Before there were supermodels, there were "mannequins" — living, breathing women who played an active role in designing haute couture by standing very, very still.
Revived 'Designated Survivor' shows how TV world has changed
NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Edwards walks briskly through the White House in the opening scene of Netflix's "Designated Survivor," spraying comments and commands to the people he comes across as the camera wheels through the set to keep up.
Cecilia Bartoli talks, again, of US return
SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — There was a time a generation ago when Cecilia Bartoli's many U.S. fans could count on seeing her regularly in opera or in concert.
Peppa Pig to get new owner: GI Joe maker Hasbro
NEW YORK (AP) — Hasbro is going whole hog on Peppa Pig. The maker of Monopoly and GI Joe will pay about $4 billion to buy Entertainment One Ltd., a British entertainment company that produces "Peppa Pig," ''PJ Masks" and other animated shows for preschoolers.