The Rock and other stars promote positivity at MTV awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson didn't make a household name for himself by conforming to someone else's idea of who he should be, an approach he encouraged others to take while accepting a top honor at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.
'Greening of America' author Charles Reich dead at 91
NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Reich, the author and Ivy League academic whose "The Greening of America" blessed the counterculture of the 1960s and became a million-selling manifesto for a new and euphoric way of life, has died.
Corden's 'Late Late Show' visits London, gets silly in Paris
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When James Corden takes his "The Late Late Show" to England, he does it up royally. He's yet to ask Queen Elizabeth to join him, but this week's London-based shows include British and U.S.
Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95
NEW YORK (AP) — Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the "poor little rich girl" of the Great Depression, survived family tragedy and multiple marriages and reigned during the 1970s and '80s as a designer jeans pioneer, died Monday at the age of 95.
Megadeth's Dave Mustaine says he has throat cancer
NEW YORK (AP) — Megadeth's Dave Mustaine says he has been diagnosed with throat cancer. The singer and guitarist of the heavy metal band announced the news on social media Monday, writing that he's "working closely with my doctors, and we've mapped out a treatment plan which they feel has a 90% success rate.
Review: Love your neighbor? Not in Louise Candlish's novel
"Those People" by Louise Candlish (Berkley) Oh, those people_those boorish, inconsiderate people who move into a nice, quiet neighborhood and have no respect for those who live there or the camaraderie built up through the years.
APNewsBreak: 'Hunger Games' prequel novel coming in 2020
NEW YORK (AP) — A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy, is coming next year.
'Emanuel' explores life after tragic church shooting
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Pinckney was hiding under a desk holding the mouth of her then-6-year-old daughter when Dylann Roof fired more than 70 shots in Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine black worshippers.
Review: Hollywood Vampires rise again on great 2nd album
Hollywood Vampires, "Rise" (earMUSIC) When Alice Cooper, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and movie star Johnny Depp formed a band in 2015 to pay homage to dead drinking buddies, it might have seemed like a pleasant diversion, a one-off lark for otherwise busy artists.
Another "Empire" actor arrested, but on traffic offense
CHICAGO (AP) — Another "Empire" actor has been arrested in Chicago, but this time on a traffic-related offense. Police spokeswoman Karie James said Monday that Bryshere Gray, who plays a younger brother of Jussie Smollett's character on the Chicago-based Fox TV show, was pulled over Thursday because a temporary license plate didn't match the 2014 Rolls Royce he was driving.
Fendi, Armani close Milan Fashion Week in fresh venues
MILAN (AP) — Milan mainstays Fendi and Armani close out four days of menswear previews on Monday, capping a lighter-than-usual program with some of the Italian fashion world's top labels altering their show rhythms.
Alan Brinkley, scholar of liberalism, dead at 70
NEW YORK (AP) — Alan Brinkley, an influential historian and academic who traced the evolution of liberalism from the New Deal to the 21st century and was a popular commentator on culture and politics, has died at age 70.
Prince Harry champions mother's cause: clearing land mines
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has offered his support to a new initiative to clear land mines from a wilderness area in Angola, saying it will protect lives and help communities.
Music Review: Willie Nelson's latest is relaxed, joyous
Willie Nelson, "Ride Me Back Home" (Sony Legacy) Willie Nelson's latest studio offering, "Ride Me Back Home," is a relaxed, joyous collection that finds Nelson reflecting, explicitly, on age and its toll — complaining, in fact, about the way time has left his face so lined — but free of any self-pity.
Shania Twain set to party again in Vegas with new residency
NEW YORK (AP) — Since Shania Twain launched her first residency in Las Vegas seven years ago, Sin City has been invaded with contemporary pop stars, from Lady Gaga to Drake to Christina Aguilera, jumping on the residency trend.
Book Review: Celebrating the songs of America
"Songs of America" (Random House), by Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw From the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution to the Gettysburg Address and landmark Supreme Court opinions, words inspire America and contribute to our understanding of its past.
Taylor Swift's new video features Ellen, RuPaul and more
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift's new music video features a number of famous faces, including Ellen DeGeneres, Laverne Cox, RuPaul and the cast of "Queer Eye."
Thais arrest Italian convicted in George Clooney fraud case
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said they have arrested an Italian man wanted in his home country after he fled a jail sentence handed down for fraudulently using the name of actor George Clooney to lure people into investing in a bogus clothing company.
Sunnei to Palm Angels, streetwear in fashion focus in Milan
MILAN (AP) — Youthful dressing and streetwear were in focus on the third day of Milan Fashion Week previews of (mostly) menswear for next spring and summer.
Rapper T.I. and Atlanta church work to end mass imprisonment
ATLANTA (AP) — Music artist T.I. is lending his voice to a project involving the late Martin Luther King Jr.'s home church in Atlanta.
Franchise fatigue continues with 'Men in Black' and 'Shaft'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brand familiarity isn't everything when it comes to attracting audiences to the multiplex, and Hollywood is learning that lesson the hard way this summer with a slew of underperforming sequels and reboots.
OJ Simpson posts video to announce official Twitter account
LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star said he's got a "little gettin' even to do."
Meghan and Harry release Father's Day photo of baby Archie
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex have released a photograph of their 6-week-old son Archie for Father's Day.
Tiffany Haddish cancels Atlanta show over abortion law
ATLANTA (AP) — Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish has canceled her upcoming Atlanta performance because of Georgia's new restrictive abortion law.
New Mexico film industry up amid abortion fights elsewhere
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's film industry appears to be on the brink of a boom thanks to abortion law controversies in other states and expanded incentives.