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Sigourney Weaver hoping to reprise 'Alien' heroine Ripley

Derrik J. Lang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 9:20pm

Sigourney Weaver apparently isn't finished fighting aliens.

A title and ship for new 'Star Trek' series: 'Discovery'

Derrik J. Lang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 9:20pm

The next chapter of the "Star Trek" franchise will be called "Star Trek: Discovery."

Brie Larson confirmed as 'Captain Marvel'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 8:31pm

Oscar winner Brie Larson has a new title to add to her resume: Superhero.

'Vampire Diaries' to end after 8 seasons

Derrik J. Lang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 8:31pm

The eighth season of "The Vampire Diaries" will be the supernatural series' final entry.

'Spider-Man: Homecoming' first look swings into Comic-Con

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 8:20pm

"Spider-Man: Homecoming" is just 10 days into its shoot, but audiences at Comic-Con have already seen a first look at the film.

Warner Bros. calms fans with fun 'Justice League' footage

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 4:40pm

After "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" put the launch of the DC/Warner Bros. universe on shaky ground, the studio came back swinging at Comic-Con Saturday armed with movie stars, brand new footage and a sense of humor.

Kenyan authorities deport Congolese musician over assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 6:00am

Kenyan authorities have deported a popular Congolese musician accused of assaulting a female member of his band on Friday.

'Walking Dead' offers glimpse of King Ezekiel at Comic-Con

Derrik J. Lang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 8:52pm

King Ezekiel and his pet tiger Shiva are coming to "The Walking Dead."

Rihanna to play Marion Crane in 'Bates Motel'

Derrik J. Lang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 8:21pm

Rihanna is checking into the final season of "Bates Motel" as Marion Crane.

'South Park' creators predicted Pokemon Go in 1999 episode

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 6:50pm

"South Park" co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have been getting the same question over and over on the eve of the premiere of the show's 20th season: When are they going to do a Pokemon Go episode?

Former 'Melrose Place' actress faces re-sentencing for crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 5:50pm

A former "Melrose Place" actress convicted for a fatal drunken driving crash in 2010 faces a re-sentencing after the state appealed her initial sentence as too lenient.

Star of 'The Bachelor' not running for office after all

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 4:41pm

Ben Higgins, the most recent star of ABC's "The Bachelor," announced Friday he had abandoned a campaign for public office in Colorado, just two days after filing the required paperwork to run.

Flight of the Conchords duo headlines Newport Folk Festival

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 3:11pm

The three-day Newport Folk Festival is opening in Rhode Island.

Kenyan police arrest popular Congolese musician over assault

Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 2:11pm

Kenyan police are holding Congolese musician Koffi Olomide after he allegedly assaulted a female member of his band at the airport in the capital.

Power outage leaves Washington, DC museums in the dark

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 12:21pm

A power outage along the National Mall has left several museums and other buildings in the dark.

Judge denies witness details in murder case of rap mogul

Anthony McCartney and Delara Shakib, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 12:11pm

Defense lawyers for Marion "Suge" Knight will not be given addresses and other information about confidential informants and key witnesses in the murder case against the former rap mogul, a judge ruled Friday after a closed-door meeting with a prosecutor and police detective.

The Latest: Judge denies witness details in rap mogul's case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 11:21am

The Latest on a hearing in the murder case against former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight (all times local):

In 'Gleason,' a football star with ALS finds a new purpose

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 10:30am

In the opening moments of the documentary "Gleason," the celebrated New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason talks to the camera with a not-yet-occupied crib behind him. He has just learned that he has ALS. Soon the symptoms will take over. Preparing for what's coming, Gleason tells his unborn son that he wants to give him "as much of myself as I possibly can while I still can."

'Motown: The Musical' opens on Broadway, then the bad news

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 10:20am

Opening night of "Motown: The Musical" went very well until right after the curtain call. With the cast still buzzing at 10:15 p.m., producer Kevin McCollum had bad news: The show was ending its return run on Broadway early.

Snowden has been cleared to appear at a theater near you

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 9:20am

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden will be live-streamed from his exile in Moscow in theaters nationwide following a special screening of the Oliver Stone film "Snowden" on Sept. 14. Fathom Events and Open Road films announced the Snowden Live event Friday.