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With a satirical fictional memoir, Jim Carrey gets real

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 2:52pm

When Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon handed in the book they had toiled on for eight years -- a satirical “anti-memoir” about Carrey’s life but with increasingly extreme flights of absurdity -- to Sonny Mehta, the late Knopf publisher said he would put it out as a novel. Carrey and Vachon protested.

Network: Shepard Smith joins CNBC for weeknight news program

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 1:53pm

Shepard Smith, who abruptly quit Fox News Channel last October amid the ascendancy of opinionated programming, will bring a nightly newscast to CNBC this fall.

NYT columnist Charles Blow writing 'Black Power Manifesto'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 7:01am

New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow is working on a book he had not planned to write.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg has a new book set for fall, 'Trust'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 8th - 6:00am

Pete Buttigieg's next book has a unifying message.

After 35 seasons, MTV's 'The Challenge' still going strong

Gary Gerard Hamilton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 2:50pm

Before “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race” and “American Ninja Warrior,” there was MTV’s “The Challenge.”

The MacDowell Colony artist retreat renames itself MacDowell

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 7:00am

One of the country's oldest retreats for artists — The MacDowell Colony — will drop “Colony” from its name and call itself “MacDowell.”

Posthumous memoir by Sargent Shriver scheduled for January

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 6:01am

The late Sargent Shriver, the Peace Corps' founding director and an architect of President Lyndon Johnson's “War on Poverty,” left behind at least one unfinished project.

Former Kasabian frontman pleads guilty to assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 5:18am

Former Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan was sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty Tuesday at Leicester Magistrates’ Court to assaulting his former fiancée.

Tom Hanks on COVID-19, 'Greyhound' and wartime mentality

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 3:25pm

Since contracting COVID-19 in March, Tom Hanks has been, by most measures, busy. He and his wife, Rita Wilson, flew home after recuperating in Australia, where he had been shooting Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley film. He hosted a from-home episode of “Saturday Night Live,” an already distant enough memory that it takes a beat for him to remember it. And he saw his new World War II naval drama “Greyhound” steered from theatrical release by Sony Pictures to Apple TV+ — the streaming service’s biggest movie yet.

"Mona Lisa" back at work, visitors limited as Louvre reopens

John Leicester and Catherine Gaschka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 8:41am

The “Mona Lisa” is back in business.

Little to celebrate in Pamplona with no running of the bulls

Álvaro Barrientos, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 7:43am

Residents in Spain’s northern city of Pamplona dressed up Monday in white clothes and traditional red scarves to mark what should have been the start of their annual San Fermín festival, which was cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Singer Tom Meighan leaves Kasabian amid 'personal issues'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 6:57am

Frontman Tom Meighan has left British rockers Kasabian to deal with “personal issues,” the band said Monday.

As Paris Fashion Week is streamed, critics look to future

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 2:47am

The coronavirus pandemic has instilled extra unpredictability into the already fickle Paris Fashion Week. After first canceling the July shows for menswear and Haute Couture, the French fashion federation has now organized an unprecedented schedule of digital-only events instead.

Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 1:43am

Ennio Morricone, the Oscar-winning Italian composer who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and often haunting soundtracks for such classic Hollywood gangster movies as “The Untouchables” and the epic “Once Upon A Time In America,” died Monday. He was 91.

Lawyer: Ennio Morricone, composer of the score for "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," dies at 91

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 1:40am

Lawyer: Ennio Morricone, composer of the score for "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," dies at 91.

Broadway veteran Nick Cordero dies from virus complications

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 7:29pm

Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero, who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway in such shows as “Waitress,” “A Bronx Tale” and “Bullets Over Broadway,” has died in Los Angeles after suffering severe medical complications after contracting the coronavirus. He was 41.

Earl Cameron, pioneering British film actor, dies at 102

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 5:55pm

not just for me but for other Black actors. We had a very hard time getting worthwhile roles.”

UK judge says Amber Heard can be in court for Depp testimony

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 9:38am

Johnny Depp's lawyers have failed to stop the American actor's ex-wife, Amber Heard, from attending his libel trial against the British tabloid newspaper The Sun until she is called to give evidence.

UK historian quits Cambridge post after slavery remarks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 8:30am

British historian and TV presenter David Starkey relinquished his honorary fellowship at a University of Cambridge college Friday after he drew outrage for his comments about Black people and whether slavery should be considered genocide.

AP Exclusive: Prince Royce gets a wake-up call with COVID-19

Sigal Ratner-Arias, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 8:03am

Bachata singer Prince Royce says he got a wake-up call with a COVID-19 diagnosis and now he wants to try and wake others too.