District attorney says Meek Mill should get new trial, judge
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's top prosecutor called for a new trial and judge for rapper Meek Mill on Wednesday, saying the former judge who sentenced him "abused its discretion" and has been biased against him.
Sciamma's 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' sends Cannes swooning
CANNES, France (AP) — Since her shimmering, shattering period romance "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" premiered to rapturous acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival, its director Céline Sciamma has had some time to consider the passionate response.
Daniel Craig to undergo minor ankle surgery for Bond injury
LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Bond is out of commission for a few weeks. Star Daniel Craig is undergoing minor ankle surgery after sustaining an injury while filming the 25th installment in the franchise in Jamaica.
The Stray Cats in mostly fine form on 1st album in 26 years
Stray Cats, "40" (Surfdog/BMG) After 26 years, the Stray Cats are back with a new album. And the seasoned felines are in mostly fine form.
Garcia Bernal finds Cannes more relaxing as a director
CANNES, France (AP) — Gael Garcia Bernal is finding it's a lot more relaxing being at the Cannes Film Festival as a director than as an actor.
MTV star's girlfriend gets new lawyer in Las Vegas case
LAS VEGAS (AP) — "Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro's on-again-off-again girlfriend got a new lawyer to defend her on a misdemeanor allegation that she attacked Ortiz-Magro at a Las Vegas club on New Year's Eve.
Review: A cool concept lost in execution in 'Brightburn'
"Brightburn " is a one idea movie. What if a baby from another planet crash lands on earth and is adopted and raised by a nice childless couple living on a farm? This kid doesn't get hurt, never bleeds and, right around puberty starts to discover that he has superhuman strength too.
1990s drama 'Party of Five' reboot involves deported parents
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — "Party of Five," a 1990s teen drama that focused on a family grappling with life after the death of their parents, is getting a reboot with a Mexican American family whose parents are deported.
APNewsBreak: Theme park to star 'Hunger Games,' 'Twilight'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of Lionsgate's most popular film franchises from "Hunger Games" to "Twilight" will be brought to life when the studio opens what it calls the world's first vertical theme park in China this summer.
Review: In the winning 'Booksmart,' a teen comedy revolution
The insanely winning "Booksmart" boasts too many breakthroughs to count. There are the two leads, Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein, both of whom we've seen before but not like this.
Christopher Nolan's new espionage film gets a title: 'Tenet'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker Christopher Nolan's upcoming international espionage film has a title. Warner Bros. on Wednesday says the action epic is called "Tenet."
Review: Justin Townes Earle sings the blues on fine album
Justin Townes Earle, "The Saint of Lost Causes" (New West) Justin Townes Earle is feeling bad, and his music has never been better.
Jake Black, of Alabama 3 and 'Sopranos' theme fame, dies
LONDON (AP) — Jake Black, co-writer of the song that opened "The Sopranos" and co-founder of the English electronic band Alabama 3, has died.
Adam Driver credits the military for the courage to act
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Driver was home alone doing the dishes when his agent called with the news that he'd just received a Tony Award nomination.
Donald Trump Jr. has book out later this year
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. has a book coming out later this year featuring his "views and perspectives" on the political scene and his father's presidency.
Anita Hill, Bob Woodward honored at annual PEN American gala
NEW YORK (AP) — The featured speakers at the annual benefit gala for PEN America shared stories about truth and the determination to learn it.
Tough act to follow: Young maestro leads Israel Philharmonic
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — When Zubin Mehta joined the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969, it would be 20 years before Lahav Shani was even born.
Pitt, DiCaprio talk Tarantino's love letter to Hollywood
CANNES, France (AP) — Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio said they forged a "cinematic bond" making Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time a Time ...
Review: Smith's fine in 'Aladdin.' Another guy's the problem
It's pretty clear after watching the new live-action "Aladdin" that doubts about Will Smith's casting as the Genie are overblown.
Hilary Mantel ready to complete trilogy of Cromwell novels
NEW YORK (AP) — British author Hilary Mantel is ready to complete her million-selling trilogy of Thomas Cromwell novels. Henry Holt and Company announced Wednesday that "The Mirror & the Light" comes out in the U.S.
Recreating 'Aladdin's' magic with Will Smith and fresh faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 1992, Disney transported audiences to the mythical land of Agrabah, where they met a street rat with a heart of gold, a flying carpet, a headstrong princess and a magical genie with some oddly current pop culture references.
With Brad and Leo, Tarantino debuts a fairy tale in Cannes
CANNES, France (AP) — Twenty-five years after premiering "Pulp Fiction" in Cannes, Quentin Tarantino returned to the French film festival with neither great vengeance nor furious anger but a gentler fairy tale about 1960s Los Angeles.
DJ Khaled on Nipsey Hussle: 'He's like a prophet'
NEW YORK (AP) — During the recording of what became one of Nipsey Hussle's final songs, the rapper and DJ Khaled spoke passionately about "our families, entrepreneurship, leadership and just love," Khaled recalls.
Judge delays sentence for 'The Bachelor' star in Iowa crash
INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — A judge will not consider requests from a dead farmer's relatives to impose prison time when she sentences "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules for leaving the scene of the accident that killed the man, she ruled Tuesday.
"Big Bang Theory" finale gets galactic ratings to win week
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In its last blast, "The Big Bang Theory" topped the TV ratings by a light-year. The back-to-back, two-episode finale of the nerdy CBS comedy's 12-season run drew 18.5 million live viewers Thursday night to easily win the week, the Nielsen company said Tuesday.