Review: Smith's fine in 'Aladdin.' Another guy's the problem
It's pretty clear after watching the new live-action "Aladdin" that doubts about Will Smith's casting as the Genie are overblown.
Hilary Mantel ready to complete trilogy of Cromwell novels
NEW YORK (AP) — British author Hilary Mantel is ready to complete her million-selling trilogy of Thomas Cromwell novels. Henry Holt and Company announced Wednesday that "The Mirror & the Light" comes out in the U.S.
APNewsBreak: Theme park to star 'Hunger Games,' 'Twilight'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of Lionsgate's most popular film franchises from "Hunger Games" to "Twilight" will be brought to life when the studio opens what it calls the world's first vertical theme park in China this summer.
Tough act to follow: Young maestro leads Israel Philharmonic
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — When Zubin Mehta joined the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969, Lahav Shani wasn't even born yet. Now, at the age of 30, the Israeli wunderkind is poised to succeed his mentor at the helm of the acclaimed symphony.
Recreating 'Aladdin's' magic with Will Smith and fresh faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 1992, Disney transported audiences to the mythical land of Agrabah, where they met a street rat with a heart of gold, a flying carpet, a headstrong princess and a magical genie with some oddly current pop culture references.
With Brad and Leo, Tarantino debuts a fairy tale in Cannes
CANNES, France (AP) — Twenty-five years after premiering "Pulp Fiction" in Cannes, Quentin Tarantino returned to the French film festival with neither great vengeance nor furious anger but a gentler fairy tale about 1960s Los Angeles.
DJ Khaled on Nipsey Hussle: 'He's like a prophet'
NEW YORK (AP) — During the recording of what became one of Nipsey Hussle's final songs, the rapper and DJ Khaled spoke passionately about "our families, entrepreneurship, leadership and just love," Khaled recalls.
Judge delays sentence for 'The Bachelor' star in Iowa crash
INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — A judge will not consider requests from a dead farmer's relatives to impose prison time when she sentences "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules for leaving the scene of the accident that killed the man, she ruled Tuesday.
"Big Bang Theory" finale gets galactic ratings to win week
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In its last blast, "The Big Bang Theory" topped the TV ratings by a light-year. The back-to-back, two-episode finale of the nerdy CBS comedy's 12-season run drew 18.5 million live viewers Thursday night to easily win the week, the Nielsen company said Tuesday.
Oregon hunts for bodies at ex-asylum seen in 'Cuckoo's Nest'
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon will use ground-penetrating radar to search for bodies buried on the campus of a now-defunct psychiatric hospital where the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was filmed before a developer builds housing on the land.
Review: Morrissey offers 12 covers, with very mixed results
Morrissey, "California Son" (Etienne/BMG) Morrissey delivers a dozen covers on his new album, "California Sun," which reimagines works by such masters as Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon as well as more obscure musicians.
Germany hands Israel thousands of Kafka confidant's papers
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities on Tuesday handed over to Israel some 5,000 documents kept by a confidant of Franz Kafka, a trove whose plight could have been plucked from one of the author's surreal stories.
The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store
App Store Official Charts for the week ending May 19, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.
Soccer god Maradona's rise and fall in Asif Kapadia's doc
CANNES, France (AP) — Asif Kapadia initially passed when, in 2012, producer Paul Martin approached him about making a documentary on Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona.
Alabama Public Television won't run 'Arthur' gay wedding
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Public Television has chosen not to air an episode of the PBS children's show "Arthur" because it included a same-sex wedding.
Review: Mavis Staples and Ben Harper combine for great music
Mavis Staples, "We Get By" (Anti-Records) Time has certainly not dampened the urgency in Mavis Staples' voice. Now 80, the Grammy-winning legend and social activist has one clear enemy on her new album: the status quo.
Review: The creator of 'Hannibal' returns with new monster
"Cari Mora" by Thomas Harris (Grand Central). In Thomas Harris' new novel, Cari Mora escaped a violent past and now lives in Miami.
Ventimiglia says trip showed him Red Nose charity's impact
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "This Is Us" star Milo Ventimiglia learned firsthand what the Red Nose Day's fundraising campaign means to children in need, and he's eager to spread the word.
Elle Fanning OK after fainting at Cannes dinner
CANNES, France (AP) — Elle Fanning says she fainted at a Cannes Film Festival dinner because her dress was too tight. The 21-year-old actress collapsed at the Chopard Trophee dinner Monday evening at Cannes.
New Coke, from 1985, makes comeback with 'Stranger Things'
NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola drinkers will get a chance to relive one of the company's darker chapters as New Coke makes a comeback under a partnership with the Netflix drama "Stranger Things," the companies announced Tuesday.
Former Obama official Susan Rice has book out in October
NEW YORK (AP) — Susan E. Rice, the former national security adviser and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has a book coming out this fall.
Author: 'Game of Thrones' finale was ending, also beginning
NEW YORK (AP) — What's next for "Game of Thrones?" The author, whose work was adapted into the HBO series that drew a record-setting numbers of viewers for Sunday's finale, says it's "been a wild ride."
Town hall on enemy turf? Fox News debate divides 2020 Dems
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders appeared on a Fox News town hall and attracted nearly 2.6 million viewers. Elizabeth Warren turned down a similar chance while branding the network a "hate-for-profit racket."
3 handwritten wills found in Aretha Franklin's home
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Three handwritten wills have been found in the suburban Detroit home of Aretha Franklin, months after the death of the "Queen of Soul," including one that was discovered under cushions in the living room, a lawyer said Monday.
Fiery and icy feelings from fans as 'Game of Thrones' ends
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fire rained down and heads came off. There was punishment, banishment and retribution. And that was just from the fans.