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Marvel's 'Black Panther' receives high praise following special screenings

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Incredible" and "kinetic" are just a few of the loving words that people are using to describe and praise Marvel's "Black Panther." The film from director Ryan Coogler had its first … more

Bieber museum exhibit to open in hometown

STRATFORD, Ontario (AP) - Mementos from Justin Bieber's formative years as an aspiring singer will go on display next month at a museum in his Canadian hometown of Stratford, Ontario. "Steps to Stardom" opens at the Stratford Perth Museum on Feb. … more

'Three Billboards,' 'Shape of Water' lead Oscar nominations

NEW YORK - Guillermo del Toro's lavish monster romance "The Shape of Water" fished out a leading 13 nominations, Greta Gerwig became just the fifth woman nominated for best director, and "Mudbound" director of photography Rachel Morrison made … more

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' still dominating movie galaxy

By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is continuing its dominance over the movie galaxy as expected, outpacing three new releases. The eighth installment in the Disney-owned space saga was expected to … more

No 'Crown,' no wedding: What's a royal obsessive to do while waiting?

By LEANNE ITALIE The Associated Press NEW YORK - Are you a royal desperado, in that binge watching kind of way? The House of Windsor has provided five British monarchs to date, but it took you a quick minute to breeze through the recently … more

Elton John says upcoming tour will be his last

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK - Elton John is retiring from the road after his upcoming three-year global tour, capping nearly 50 years on stages around the world. He calls it a "way to go out with a bang." "I've had a good run, … more

Fergie's slow, bluesy national anthem confuses, amuses

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES - Fergie tried something different with her national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game, and not everybody was cheering. The Black Eyed Peas singer's slow, bluesy rendition of "The Star-Spangled … more

Tiffany Haddish makes Oscars fashion moment with used dress

By AMANDA LEE MYERS The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's not often the dress that steals the show at the Oscars isn't even new. But that's what happened Sunday when comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish strode on stage in a $4,000 … more

Horror writer Jack Ketchum dead at 71

NEW YORK (AP) - Jack Ketchum, a prize-winning horror and screenplay writer known for fiction such as "The Box" and the controversial "Off Season," and once labeled by Stephen King as likely the scariest writer in America, has died. He was … more

National Comedy Center acquires Berman archives

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - The new National Comedy Center has added the archives of late comedian Shelley Berman to its collection. The Grammy Award winner died in September at age 92. The donation to the western New York center comes from his … more

Kevin Spacey Foundation U.K. closes

LONDON (AP) - The Kevin Spacey Foundation U.K. has decided to shut down because of the multiple allegations of sexual harassment against the Academy Award winning actor. The foundation said on its website Tuesday that its trustees have concluded … more

A recap of some of 2017's most memorable TV moments

By FRAZIER MOORE AP Television Writer NEW YORK - It's been a wild and wearying year in the world of TV, with memorable moments by the dozens. Here are nine signal moments (though a few of them are perhaps best forgotten): HE'S … more

Loads of shows were great in 2017; here are the 10 best

By FRAZIER MOORE AP Television Writer NEW YORK - So-called "Peak TV" remains the blessing and the curse for viewers in 2017, with the tally of scripted series now totaling some 500. Where to begin saluting all the great shows? Here are 10 to … more
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