Marvel's next films will bring diversity, onscreen and off
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marvel's push for more women and people of color in its immensely popular film franchise is extending to behind the camera as it launches its next round of films after the massive success of "Avengers: Endgame."
Lil Nas X ties Billboard record set by Mariah, 'Despacito'
NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Nas X has taken his horse to the old town road and ridden it to the top of the Billboard charts for 16 weeks, tying a record set by Mariah Carey and Luis Fonsi.
Pitt, DiCaprio and Robbie reconcile a changing Hollywood
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Once upon a time, not too far from Hollywood, two of the world's biggest movie stars were talking about what it's like to screw up on set.
Actor in original sci-fi classic 'The Fly' dies at 92
LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Hedison, who starred in the original sci-fi classic "The Fly" and appeared in two James Bond films, has died.
Art Neville, member of Neville Brothers, Meters, dies at 81
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Art Neville, a member of a storied New Orleans musical family who performed with his siblings in The Neville Brothers band and founded the groundbreaking funk group The Meters, died Monday.
State says not so fast on fake German heiress' Netflix deal
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors have asked a New York judge to prevent the con artist Anna Sorokin from cashing in on a Netflix production expected to highlight the extravagant ruse that landed the woman who posed as a German heiress in state prison.
Correction: Sweden-Rapper story
BERLIN (AP) — In a story July 20 about President Donald Trump advocating with Sweden on behalf of A$AP Rocky, The Associated Press erroneously reported the rapper's real last name.
Indictment handed up in 'Real Housewives' home invasion
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A man has been indicted in the home invasion of a former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast member. James Mainello also faces robbery, aggravated assault and other charges in the indictment handed up Monday by a Monmouth County grand jury.
MSNBC contributor apologizes, deletes tweet about Fox
NEW YORK (AP) — An MSNBC contributor apologized and deleted a tweet that appeared to confuse readers about Fox News Channel's plans to cover special prosecutor Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress this week.
Double take: Celebrities take mistaken identity in stride
NEW YORK (AP) — "Hey, aren't you ..." Well, no. As famous as they are, celebrities sometimes get misidentified as another A-list face, but many told The Associated Press that they take it in stride.
Iowa State pays, praises ex-director to end Lego art dispute
CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — In 2016, Iowa State University accused an employee of fraud and theft in a dispute over the unusual but lucrative campus assets she managed: popular outdoor sculptures made of thousands of Lego bricks.
Swedish investigation ends of man in fight with A$AP Rocky
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors have dropped their investigation of a man they say was involved in a fight with American rapper A$AP Rocky.
Review: Baldacci's latest novel doesn't disappoint
"One Good Deed" (Grand Central Publishing), by David Baldacci Aloysius Archer fought in Europe for the Allies, and shortly after making his way back home, he found himself imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit.
Review: Looking back at Mike Wallace, who made 'em squirm
Vladimir Putin, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Ku Klux Klan leader Eldon Edwards. Bette Davis, Barbra Streisand, Shirley MacLaine, Eleanor Roosevelt.
Weight loss among fat-acceptance influencers a fraught topic
NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion and lifestyle blogger Maui Bigelow has always been curvy and built a social media presence by embracing every pound.
Knight Foundation funding studies on media and democracy
NEW YORK (AP) — A foundation that specializes in journalism is pledging nearly $50 million for research in how social media and technology impacts democracy.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 28-Aug. 3
Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 28-Aug. 3 July 28: Actor Darryl Hickman ("The Grapes of Wrath") is 88. Cartoonist Jim Davis ("Garfield") is 74.
Shannen Doherty to appear on 'Riverdale' Luke Perry tribute
NEW YORK (AP) — Shannen Doherty will guest star in the season four premiere of "Riverdale ," which is set to honor Luke Perry. The show's executive producer, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, made the announcement Sunday at Comic-Con in San Diego.
Review: Laura Lippman's new stand-alone novel is superb
"Lady in the Lake" (William Morrow), by Laura Lippman Everyone wants to feel that he or she has an impact on the world or to have just one other person believe — no, know — that what he or she does is important, which is featured heavily in Laura Lippman's new superb stand-alone novel, "Lady in the Lake."
Pioneering Native American author honored with peace prize
CINCINNATI (AP) — A Native American author whose writings have highlighted his indigenous culture is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award celebrating literature's power to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.
Review: 'Elvis in Vegas' is a gem of pop culture history
"Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show" (Simon & Schuster), by Richard Zoglin For the King of Rock 'n' Roll, the 1960s was a slow-moving abdication.
Manchester concert bombing suspect kept in custody
LONDON (AP) — The younger brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester has been kept in custody at a bail hearing.
1960s prankster Paul Krassner, who named Yippies, dies at 87
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, died Sunday in Southern California, his daughter said.
'The Lion King' rules and 'Endgame' scores all-time record
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If there was any doubt that the 2019 box office belonged to the Walt Disney Co., this weekend put an end to it.
'Avengers: Endgame' has passed 'Avatar' as biggest film ever
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The global box office has a new king in "Avengers: Endgame." The superhero extravaganza this weekend usurped "Avatar" to become the highest-grossing film of all time, with an estimated $2.79 billion in worldwide grosses in just 13 weeks.