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Box office goes 'Sonic' again but hears 'Call of the Wild'

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 11:56am

The hedgehog edged the sled dog by a nose at the box office.

Singer Pharrell is making music on Miami's restaurant scene

Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 11:19pm

Grammy award-winning singer Pharrell may have been fired from three different McDonald's as a teen, but that didn't stop him from opening what has become one of the hottest restaurants in Miami.

OWN's 'Cherish the Day' is a rare celebration of black love

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:15pm

To separate filmmaker and TV producer Ava DuVernay’s trenchant, history-driven projects, including “Selma” and “When They See Us,” from her new romantic drama series is to sell short the determined thoughtfulness that shapes all her work.

Cross-border S Korean drama overcomes political risks

Juwon Park, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:40pm

For the South Korean crew behind the latest hit drama “Crash Landing on You," recreating the life in North Korea was a painstakingly meticulous process with big political risks.

No conspiracy this time: Dan Brown writing children's book

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 12:20pm

Dan Brown's next book will have a lighter, more musical touch.

Travel the World With Alison's Adventures

Newswire, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:24am

our world’s waters.​

New book imprint will highlight popular podcast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 8:18am

A new book publishing imprint will be a platform for the podcasts of iHeart Radio.

H.R. McMaster book `Battlegrounds' coming out in April

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 8:03am

A book by Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump's second national security adviser, will have a book out April 28. First announced in the summer of 2018, “Battlegrounds” will focus on national security and foreign policy, including his contentious time with Trump.

Jennifer Lawrence to star in Adam McKay comedy for Netflix

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 4:42pm

Jennifer Lawrence will star in the Adam McKay comedy “Don't Look Up” for Netflix.

Bestselling young adult authors are aiming at older readers

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 12:30pm

After gaining millions of young readers for her “Divergent” fantasy series, Veronica Roth decided she and her characters were ready for the next phase — a novel for adults.

Eugene Hernandez named director of New York Film Festival

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 7:03am

Eugene Hernandez will succeed Kent Jones as the director of the New York Film Festival, becoming only the fifth person to lead the esteemed Lincoln Center showcase for cinema in its 57-year history.

In the spirit of Whitney: Houston Hologram tour set to begin

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:20am

Whitney Houston is about to appear on the concert stage again.

Bong happy 'Parasite' succeeded despite disparity it showed

Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Hyung-Jyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 11:12pm

Oscar-winning “Parasite” director Bong Joon-ho said Wednesday the film's "biggest pleasure and the most significant meaning” to him is that it succeeded even though the audiences might feel uncomfortable with his explicit description of bitter wealth disparity in modern society.

Israeli Opera to host Placido Domingo despite protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 9:26pm

Despite objections from sexual abuse activists, the Israeli Opera will host a weeklong singing competition organized by Spanish opera star Placido Domingo in Tel Aviv later this year.

'Fresh Off the Boat' leaving indelible mark on TV landscape

Terry Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 2:34pm

inspired by restaurateur and TV personality Eddie Huang's childhood memoir — would be picked up.

Portman, Copeland to speak at booksellers convention

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 9:31am

Actress Natalie Portman and dancer Misty Copeland will be sharing a stage this spring as they discuss a common identity — children's book author.

Queen Elizabeth II's nephew and wife agree to divorce

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 6:35am

Queen Elizabeth II's nephew and his wife have amicably agreed to end their marriage, the couple said in a statement.

Elton John cancels New Zealand shows as he battles pneumonia

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 6:00am

Elton John canceled his two remaining New Zealand shows late Tuesday as he continued to suffer from a bout of pneumonia.

Ratings for NBA All-Star Game rise by 8 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 2:00pm

Ratings for the NBA All-Star Game were up 8% over last year, with an average of 7.3 million viewers watching Sunday night’s broadcast on TNT.

British DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall dies at 56

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:45am

British music producer and DJ Andrew Weatherall, who helped bring the underground sounds of acid house to a mass audience, has died. He was 56.