Six vice presidents talk about job once considered invisible
NEW YORK (AP) — After interviewing Dan Quayle in Arizona for his documentary on the vice presidency, filmmaker Jeffrey Roth was rushing to the airport to catch a flight to Wyoming, where he had an appointment with Dick Cheney the next morning.
Alison Lurie, prize winning novelist, dead at 94
NEW YORK (AP) — Alison Lurie, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist whose satirical and cerebral tales of love and academia included the marital saga “The War Between the Tates” and the comedy of Americans abroad “Foreign Affairs,” died Thursday at age 94.
James McBride among those honored by Center for Fiction
NEW YORK (AP) — Author James McBride and editor Chris Jackson were among those honored Thursday night by the Center for Fiction. McBride and Showtime received an On Screen Award for the acclaimed adaptation of his prize-winning historical novel “The Good Lord Bird,” which starred Ethan Hawke as the radical 19th century abolitionist John Brown.
In seismic shift, Warner Bros. to stream all 2021 films
NEW YORK (AP) — In the most seismic shift by a Hollywood studio yet during the pandemic, Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday announced that all of its 2021 film slate — including a new “Matrix” movie, “Godzilla vs.
Rapper Casanova surrenders in federal racketeering case
NEW YORK (AP) — The rapper Casanova remained in federal custody Thursday after surrendering to law enforcement in a gang-related federal racketeering case, authorities said.
New Queen Latifah drama gets post-Super Bowl debut showcase
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Queen Latifah's upcoming drama series has scored a touchdown. CBS says “The Equalizer” will get the coveted post-Super Bowl slot next February to showcase its debut.
Holiday movies, music specials arrive to light a bleak year
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bring on the sentimental holiday rom-coms, the chorus of Christmas music specials and the nostalgia of last century’s animated charmers.
Hillary, Chelsea Clinton to tell unheralded heroes' stories
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, are forming a film production company that they say will tell the stories of people whose voices are often overlooked.
Jenna Lyons puts ‘real’ back into reality TV
NEW YORK (AP) — Former J. Crew President Jenna Lyons knows a thing or two about building a brand, but now she’s ditched corporate life to build her own.
Rapper G Herbo charged in fraud plot to buy trips, puppies
BOSTON (AP) — The rapper G Herbo, his promoter and others have been charged in a scheme to use stolen credit card information to pay for trips on private jets, exotic car rentals, luxury vacation rentals and designer puppies.
William McRaven's next book is called 'The Hero Code'
NEW YORK (AP) — The retired U.S. Navy admiral who directed the raid that killed Osama bin Laden has a new book coming out. William McRaven's “The Hero Code: Lessons Learned from Lives Well Lived" is scheduled for April.
Theater uses its creativity to defy pandemic and stage shows
NEW YORK (AP) — There's theater on Broadway. You just have to adjust your sights. More than a hundred blocks north of Manhattan's shuttered theater district but on that same famed thoroughfare, an actor recently read his lines from a huge stage.
MTV Entertainment commits $250 million to diversify reality
LOS ANGELES (AP) — MTV Entertainment Group says it's making a $250 million commitment to spur reality production over the next three years by companies owned and operated by women and people of color.
YouTube announces lineup for discussions on racial justice
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Cuban, Anthony Anderson and Skylar Diggins-Smith will take part in a series of panel discussions on YouTube that are focused on racial justice.
Ho, ho — Whoa! Virus keeping most Santas at a distance
MIAMI (AP) — Brad Six becomes Santa Claus, pulling his black boots over his red pants in the office of a Miami outdoor supply company.
Hayes and Trethewey receive Bobbitt poetry awards
NEW YORK (AP) — Poets Terrance Hayes and Natasha Trethewey are receiving honors from the Library of Congress. The Library announced Thursday that Hayes' book "American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin” has won the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry.
Sean Parker OK'd to buy stake in Peter Jackson's VFX studio
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand authorities have approved tech billionaire Sean Parker’s purchase of a one-third stake in film director Peter Jackson’s visual effects studio.
Roddy Ricch has Apple Music's top album, song of 2020
NEW YORK (AP) — Roddy Ricch is the king of Apple Music: The rapper has the music platform’s most-streamed song and album of the year.
Review: Reorienting the crime drama in 'I'm Your Woman'
When it's at its best, “I'm Your Woman” feels like you've slipped through a trap door, revealing a hidden pathway in an old genre apparatus.
Who did it? TV viewers intrigued by HBO's 'The Undoing'
NEW YORK (AP) — The dramatic conclusion to “The Undoing,” HBO's whodunit starring Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman, proved how it's still possible to bring people together in today's fragmented television world.
Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 86
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin in 1968, died Wednesday.
Gloria Estefan reveals she caught COVID-19, is now recovered
MIAMI (AP) — Singer and businesswoman Gloria Estefan said on Wednesday that she spent much of November in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, days after dining outdoors at a Miami-area restaurant.
The Sundance Film Festival goes largely virtual for 2021
Leave the snow boots, parkas and glove warmers in the closet, the 2021 Sundance Film Festival is coming down from the mountain and straight to your living room.
All Mariah Carey wants is you to enjoy her Christmas special
NEW YORK (AP) — Christmas is still a few weeks away, but Mariah Carey is already orchestrating her dinner menu. “I do my father’s linguini with white clam sauce every Christmas Eve,” says the legendary songstress.
Discovery's reality-heavy streaming service launches in Jan.
Discovery is joining the increasingly crowded streaming fray with its own reality-focused service Discovery Plus that will include shows from the Food Network, HGTV, TLC and its other networks.