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Netflix makes Hall H debut with big budget Will Smith pic

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:28pm

Netflix has unveiled a new trailer and clip from the gritty fantasy Los Angeles pic "Bright " starring Will Smith. The streaming service showed the footage at Thursday at Comic-Con in its Hall H debut.

In surrealist twist, Dali exhumed in paternity lawsuit

Hernan Munoz and Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:10pm

Salvador Dali's eccentric artistic and personal history has taken yet another bizarre turn with the exhumation of his embalmed remains in order to find genetic samples that could settle whether one of the founding figures of surrealism fathered a girl decades ago.

Actor Red West, longtime Elvis confidant, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:10pm

Actor and songwriter Robert Gene "Red" West, a longtime confidant of Elvis Presley, has died in Memphis.

The Latest: Experts remove biological samples from Dali

Hernan Munoz and Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 4:41pm

The Latest on the exhumation of Salvador Dali (all times local):

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies in LA at 41

Anthony McCartney and Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 4:18pm

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, whose screeching vocals helped the rock-rap band become one of the most commercially successful acts in the 2000s, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday, the Los Angeles County coroner said. He was 41.

Reaction to death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 4:01pm

Reaction to the death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington:

Romeo Santos has the golden touch on his new album

Sigal Ratner-Arias, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 2:53pm

Romeo Santos would rather let his fans figure out what he and Julio Iglesias are singing about in their duet, "El Amigo," included in his new album, "Golden."

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies in LA at 41

Anthony McCartney and Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 2:43pm

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of hard rock, hip-hop and rap, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday, the Los Angeles County coroner says. He was 41.

Kermit the Frog performer on his firing: 'Complete shock'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:55am

The longtime performer of Kermit the Frog says Disney's decision to fire him from the role came as "a complete shock."

Maybe Michelangelo: Is living room painting a masterpiece?

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:46am

Martin Kober is convinced the painting of a dying Jesus that hung above the mantel in his upstate New York childhood home is the work of Michelangelo. Getting experts to agree remains the $300 million hurdle.

Q&A: Casey Affleck goes under a sheet for 'A Ghost Story'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:21am

Casey Affleck plays the ghost in the new David Lowery film, "A Ghost Story." For most of the movie, expanding wide Friday, he's silent and cloaked in a white sheet with eye holes cut out as he returns to his home to look in on his still-living partner played by Rooney Mara. It's a weird, wild, sometimes funny and breathtakingly gorgeous film that will leave you thinking about the big ideas of love, life, eternity.

Ryan Seacrest back as host of 'Idol' when it returns on ABC

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:02am

Seacrest in!

British actor stranded for 3 days after fall in Thailand

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:02am

Paul Nicholls, a British actor who starred in the EastEnders soap opera, was stranded in the wild for three days on a Thai island after he fell down a waterfall and broke his kneecap, a rescuer said Thursday.

Jordan holds its first outdoor opera, at Roman amphitheater

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:41am

Jordan's first outdoor opera performance, a production of Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata," has brought hundreds of spectators to a Roman amphitheater in the capital, Amman.

UK royals make pretzels, visit German cancer research center

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:21am

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined a rowing regatta, visited a cancer research center and made pretzels in the university city of Heidelberg on the second day of their visit to Germany.

Former intelligence director James Clapper is writing a book

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 7:01am

James Clapper, a former top intelligence official who has clashed with President Donald Trump, has a book deal.

Canada governor touches queen's elbow for safety on stairs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:00am

Canada's governor general says he decided to breach royal protocol and touch Queen Elizabeth II to ensure she didn't stumble down slippery steps during an official engagement in London.

TV series 'The Brave' to film first season in New Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:20am

A new television series that will follow a undercover special operations squad will begin filming in New Mexico this month.

O.J. Simpson's hearing revisits old obsession for TV

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 6:31pm

Television networks will interrupt this presidency on Thursday to revisit an old obsession.

Forest Whitaker guest-stars in a multi-episode 'Empire' arc

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 3:34pm

The Fox network says Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker will guest-star in a multi-episode arc on "Empire" this fall.