Lawsuit of Michael Jackson sexual abuse accuser dismissed
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has dismissed the lawsuit of one of two men who alleged that Michael Jackson abused them as boys in the HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland."
Dancing through quarantine and Harlem — in a bubble
NEW YORK (AP) — Living and breathing dance is par for the course at the Dance Theater of Harlem. It's just never looked like this.
Jacob Lawrence painting missing for 60 years rediscovered
A painting by American artist Jacob Lawrence that has not been seen in public for 60 years has been found and is taking its designated place in a 30-piece exhibit of Lawrence's work, officials at the Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts said Thursday.
Trump posts unedited '60 Minutes' interview before it airs
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump took on the country's most influential news program in unprecedented fashion, posting unedited video of interviews that he and Vice President Mike Pence gave to “60 Minutes” before its broadcast this weekend.
Stars to honor students at GLSEN's reimagined 30th awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network will honor six students through celebrity-directed stories at its 30th annual reimagined ceremony.
Celebrities unite to various get-out-the-vote efforts
NEW YORK (AP) — In the final days before the U.S. election, celebrities from Kerry Washington to Billie Jean King and Danai Gurira are urging Americans to vote.
Kevin Hart: Hosting MDA telethon is a 'major level-up'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Hart says hosting a re-imagined online fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association is “a major level-up for me.” “It’s different from anything that you’ve really seen me do.
Sandra Oh celebrates Asian culture in film 'Over the Moon'
NEW YORK (AP) — Sandra Oh’s role in the new animated feature “Over the Moon” may not be her largest, but it has deep meaning. The story is set in China and Oh voices the stepmother of a girl named Fei Fei, grieving after the loss of her mother.
Trailblazer Charley Pride to get lifetime achievement award
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Trailblazing country music star Charley Pride will get a lifetime achievement award at the CMA Awards in November.
Study: TV industry falls short of off-camera inclusivity
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Zendaya won last month’s Emmy Award for top drama series actress, her triumph seemed to underscore the TV industry’s progress toward inclusivity.
Viewers' Guide: After chaotic debate, Trump, Biden try again
After meeting last month in perhaps the most chaotic debate in modern history, President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, will take the stage Thursday to give it another go.
Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee top Billboard Latin Music Awards
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, claiming seven trophies apiece at the pandemic-delayed show.
Banksy artwork sells for almost $10 million at auction
LONDON (AP) — Banksy’s playful take on a famous Impressionist painting has sold at auction for 7.6 million pounds ($9.8 million), the second-highest price ever paid for a work by the British street artist.
Carrie Underwood named top artist at CMT Music Awards
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Carrie Underwood already had the most CMT Music Awards of any artist, but she'll need to make more room on her shelf.
James Randi, dazzling magician and skeptic, dies at 92
James Randi, a magician who later challenged spoon benders, mind readers and faith healers with such voracity that he became regarded as the country’s foremost skeptic, has died, his foundation announced.
Short-video app Quibi shutting down just months after launch
Short-video app Quibi said it is shutting down just six months after its early April launch, having struggled to find customers.
Giuliani shown in hotel bedroom scene in new ‘Borat’ film
NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani is shown in a compromising position in a hotel room with a young woman acting as a television journalist in a scene in Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest mockumentary, a sequel to his hit “Borat” film.
'Bad Hair' movie explores Black women and hairstyle messages
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several scenes in the film “Bad Hair” were so horrifying that some cast members initially second-guessed their own use of hair weave or extensions.
Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered Wednesday, sparking cheers from gay Catholics and demands for clarification from conservatives, given the Vatican’s official teaching on the issue.
Review: Did we need another 'Rebecca'? No, no we didn't.
It’s asking for trouble remaking Hitchcock, but with “Rebecca” you might be able to see a sliver of an opening. It’s justly revered as a ghostly Gothic masterpiece and the only film of Hitch's to win best picture.
Natalie Portman releases children's book of inclusive fables
New York (AP) — Natalie Portman is putting her body through the paces to get into fighting shape for her next Marvel movie. The Oscar winner, preparing to film “Thor: Love and Thunder” in Sydney, Australia, is training hard after a monthslong pandemic pause in her diet and exercise regimen.
Review: Borat is back, and this time he fits right in
Since Sacha Baron Cohen first appeared as his Kazakh journalist on “Da Ali G Show,” Borat Sagdiyev has been remarkably consistent.
Retired AP investigative reporter Pete Yost dies at age 73
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Yost, a retired Associated Press investigative reporter with a fierce, determined style of interviewing that contrasted with his low-key, modest personality, died Tuesday night at the age of 73.
Review: Zemeckis makes Dahl’s ‘Witches’ a brighter affair
No matter how you cut it, “ The Witches ” is a really disturbing tale. Not that one should expect anything else from Roald Dahl, but for some reason this story about a group of grotesquely disfigured women who hate children always seemed extra sinister even within his generally sinister oeuvre.
Mission impossible? Welker on tap to moderate second debate
NEW YORK (AP) — This fall's presidential debates have chewed up moderators. President Donald Trump steamrolled Chris Wallace with constant interruptions in the first one, a performance that cost the Republican incumbent support in the polls.