Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ scares up big $30.5 million debut

Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ scares up big $30.5 million debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Great reviews and buzz propelled comedian Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, the micro-budget thriller “Get Out,&#...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Rae gets laughs, King draws tears at Essence pre-Oscar gala

Rae gets laughs, King draws tears at Essence pre-Oscar gala

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Actresses Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi quoted James Baldwin. “Insecure” creator Issa Rae shared awkward m...

February 25th, 2017 updated: February 25th, 2017. |  


Get This: Rihanna is named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year

Get This: Rihanna is named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year.The Grammy Award-winning singer will receive the ...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Oscars look for ratings boost

Oscars look for ratings boost

LOS ANGELES — If the Oscars had doubled down on nominating films with actors named Ryan, the ceremony’s chances for a ratings bounce might...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Entertainment roundup: ‘Today’ show anchor Hoda Kotb adopts baby girl

Entertainment roundup: ‘Today’ show anchor Hoda Kotb adopts baby girl

NEW YORK — “Today” show host Hoda Kotb says she has adopted a baby girl.The co-anchor of the fourth hour of the NBC morning program ...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Church cancels 25K tickets bought by scalpers

Church cancels 25K tickets bought by scalpers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country star Eric Church has been battling ticket scalpers for years as his popularity grew and he began selling out arenas. ...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 21st, 2017. |  


‘Lego Batman’ stays No. 1, conquers ‘The Great Wall’

‘Lego Batman’ stays No. 1, conquers ‘The Great Wall’

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Great Wall” was a hit in China. In North America, it was a dud.The most expensive film ever made in China and w...

February 19th, 2017 |  


Old farmstead’s history runs from John Brown to James Brown

Old farmstead’s history runs from John Brown to James Brown

DARGAN, Md. (AP) — From John Brown’s raid to James Brown’s wail, a stream of hot-blooded American history runs through a 19th-centur...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Beach town wary of new reality show

Beach town wary of new reality show

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Some residents of a shore town stung by MTV’s “Jersey Shore” are wary about plans by a bar featur...

February 17th, 2017 |  


‘Great Wall’ a great opportunity for China, Hollywood

‘Great Wall’ a great opportunity for China, Hollywood

NEW YORK — Big Hollywood hits commonly reap half or more of their box office overseas, as “Finding Dory” and “Rogue One”...

February 16th, 2017 updated: February 17th, 2017. |