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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.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 12:04pm

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

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.

Country singer Scotty McCreery cited for handgun at airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:31am

Country singer Scotty McCreery has been cited after authorities say he had a loaded handgun with him in Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Man indicted in scheme to sell paintings from art heist

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:31am

A Boston federal jury has indicted a West Virginia man on charges he tried to sell paintings he did not have access to and falsely claimed were stolen in the largest art heist in U.S. history.

Medical examiner: Actor John Heard, who played dad in "Home Alone" movies, dies at 72

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:46am

Medical examiner: Actor John Heard, who played dad in "Home Alone" movies, dies at 72.