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Shakespeare's Globe names Michelle Terry artistic director

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:01am

Shakespeare's Globe — London's open-air, Elizabethan-style playhouse — announced Monday that Olivier Award-winning actress Michelle Terry will be its new artistic director.

Comic-Con hits: 'Black Panther,' Batman, 'Stranger Things'

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 6:09pm

From "Black Panther" to Batman, "Stranger Things" to "Blade Runner 2049," and "Ready Player One" to Rep. John Lewis, Comic-Con had something for almost every pop-culture appetite.

Comic-Con hits: 'Black Panther,' Batman, 'Stranger Things'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 5:25pm

From "Black Panther" to Batman, "Stranger Things" to "Blade Runner 2049," and "Ready Player One" to Rep. John Lewis, Comic-Con had something for almost every pop-culture appetite.

'Star Wars' fan clubs honor Carrie Fisher at Comic-Con

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 1:20pm

Four "Star Wars" costuming clubs held a tribute to their favorite fallen princess at Comic-Con.

Contest winner disqualified over pro-Trump Instagram post

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 12:48pm

A Kansas makeup artist says she won a national contest sponsored by Kat Von D Beauty but was later disqualified because of an Instagram post supporting Donald Trump's presidential candidacy.

A look at plans for new rides and more at Disney parks

Joseph Longo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 12:16pm

Disney is calling upon the "Guardians of the Galaxy" and a cohort of blockbuster movies to help modernize its amusement parks.

White-bearded Texan wins Hemingway Look-Alike Contest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 10:26am

A white-bearded Texan has won the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West, where Ernest Hemingway lived during the 1930s.

Comic-Con goes wild for 'Black Panther' at Marvel panel

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:51pm

"Black Panther" stole the show Saturday night at Marvel Studios' Comic-Con presentation, outshining the Ant-Man, Thor and even the ultimate Avengers team-up, "Infinity War."

'Westworld' cast talks existentialism, robots at Comic-Con

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:21pm

Actress Evan Rachel Wood says working on "Westworld" changed her life.

Creators, cast of 'Stranger Things' debut season 2 trailer

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 8:07pm

The creators of "Stranger Things" premiered a trailer for the show's second season at Comic-Con on Saturday that was so new, even the cast hadn't seen it.

Michelle Pfeiffer joins 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' as Janet

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 7:16pm

Michelle Pfeiffer is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel Studios announced Saturday at Comic-Con that Pfeiffer has been cast in the "Ant-Man" sequel "Ant-Man and the Wasp" as Janet van Dyne, who is Hank Pym's missing wife.

Charlize Theron on equal pay, female action stars and Bond

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 5:11pm

Charlize Theron has a message to audiences: See female-driven movies, and studios will make more.

More than 90 hospitalized during Chance the Rapper show

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 4:29pm

More than 90 people were hospitalized during a concert Friday night featuring Chance the Rapper in Connecticut, authorities said.

Ben Affleck to fans: I'm still Batman, despite rumors

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 4:01pm

Ben Affleck is still Batman. The actor shot down rumors that he would be hanging up his cape for the stand-alone Batman film, even though he recently ceded directing responsibilities.

Actor John Heard, of 'Home Alone' movies, dies at 71

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 3:40pm

Actor John Heard, whose many roles included the father in the "Home Alone" series and a corrupt detective in "The Sopranos," has died. He was 71.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 3:25pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Civil rights icon leads march through California Comic-Con

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 3:01pm

Civil rights leader John Lewis led a march through Comic-Con on Saturday.

Spielberg debuts action-packed 'Ready Player One' footage

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 2:50pm

When Steven Spielberg first read the book "Ready Player One," which is about a dystopian future where humans take refuge in a virtual reality world, he had one thought: "They're going to need a younger director."

Alum David Letterman donates hundreds of items to Ball State

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 2:34pm

Ball State University alum and comedian David Letterman has donated more than 1,000 memorabilia items -- including 15 Emmy Awards he won as talk show host -- to the eastern Indiana school.

Harrison Ford delights Comic-Con with gruff charm

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 2:01pm

Harrison Ford is still Harrison Ford, gruff charm and all. The actor delighted and toyed with excited audiences at Comic-Con on Saturday in promotion of "Blade Runner 2049." Ford reprises his role as Rick Deckard in the film, which hits theaters in October.