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Wilde defends 'Jewell' reporter over sex-for-tips claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 6:40pm

Olivia Wilde said Thursday she does not believe the real-life journalist she plays in the new film “Richard Jewel” “traded sex for tips" despite that insinuation in the movie.

AP's top songs of the decade: Robyn, Kelly Rowland, Drake

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:49pm

The top 25 songs of the decade, as determined by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu:

Greta Gerwig on making 'Little Women' 'at the speed of life'

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:20pm

The first movie Greta Gerwig saw in a theater was “Muppets Take Manhattan.” When it was over, her parents momentarily couldn’t find her. She had run to the front of the theater to put her hands on the screen.

Review: 'Uncut Gems' mines the best of Adam Sandler's talent

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 12:44pm

not in the traditional, Meryl Streep sense, but a range of incredibly good ("Punch-Drunk Love") to painfully bad (the horrendous "Jack and Jill") and incredibly good again, as in "Uncut Gems," a frenetic, compulsively watchable, exhausting and exhilarating collaboration with Josh and Benny Safdie.

Don Draper, Eleven, Selina Meyer lead AP roles of the decade

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:07am

Critics say we’re in an era called Peak TV, with hundreds of original scripted streaming, cable, and broadcast series competing for eyeballs. But even in a peak era some peak characters emerge. These are some of the fictional folk that we’ll look back respectfully when we think of the 2010s.

Eastwood on 'Richard Jewell,' criticism and finding stories

Marcela Isaza, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 8:56pm

For his film "Richard Jewell," Clint Eastwood takes aim at the media and federal investigators for what he sees as a rush to judgment after the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing. The 89-year-old director calls security guard Richard Jewell's story "a great American tragedy," one he's been trying to tell for five years.

Review: 'Bombshell' breezes through a Fox News rebellion

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 5:33pm

despite the disclaimer — verges more on caricature than verisimilitude.

With ‘Championships,’ Meek Mill might become a Grammy champ

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 11:41am

On “Oodles O’ Noodles Babies,” a song on Meek Mill’s latest album, he raps about childhood struggles battling everything from poverty to violence, and proclaims: “We couldn't afford no clothes/It was hand me down/Who would think a (dude) get a Grammy now?”

Review: New 'Jumanji' sticks with the formula and just adds

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 10:05am

if it ain't broke, don't fix it. And they've taken note of other successful franchises to adopt what must surely be a new Hollywood motto — just add more.

Complete list of nominees for 26th SAG Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 8:47am

A list of the nominees for the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Wednesday in West Hollywood, California:

'Parasite,' 'Bombshell' get a boost in SAG nominations

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 8:46am

Scarlett Johansson received two individual nominations, “Parasite” scored a best ensemble nod and both “The Irishman” and “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" solidified their Oscar favorite status in nominations announced Wednesday for the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Raphael show with famous Madonna paintings opens in Berlin

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 8:12am

Berlin is opening the first of three Raphael exhibitions this week as the art world celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance master's death next year.

Thunberg 'a bit surprised' to be Time Person of the Year

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 6:45am

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she was surprised and honored Wednesday to be named Time’s youngest Person of the Year, while adding that others in the global movement she helped inspire deserve to share the accolade.

A$AP Rocky to perform in Stockholm months after conviction

David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 5:50am

A$AP Rocky is back in Sweden. The American rapper performed Wednesday evening, four months after he was convicted of assault for a violent street brawl.

Review: Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’ offers a flawed critique

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 6:19pm

a so-called “frustrated white male” with an extensive gun collection who lived with his mom (Kathy Bates) and had a history of misusing his power — matches the profile of a “false hero.”

Adam Sandler on plunging into the Safdies' 'Uncut Gems'

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 1:59pm

Adam Sandler was waiting to be thrown into a midtown fountain on Sixth Avenue for a scene in Josh and Benny Safdie’s “Uncut Gems” when he noticed a familiar face on the sidewalk.

Netflix says more than 26M watched 'The Irishman' in 7 days

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 1:37pm

Netflix says that 26.4 million households worldwide watched “The Irishman” in its first week of streaming.

Dancer Sara Mearns channels Isadora Duncan at awards gala

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:53pm

First, Sara Mearns performed a crisp, classical solo by George Balanchine. Then she left the stage while others sang her praises, returning with her hair down, her feet bare and dressed in a flowing gown, to perform a work by Isadora Duncan.

Lizzo claps back with gratitude after twerking controversy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:36am

Lizzo is going to keep doing Lizzo after social media exploded with fat shaming over her exposed, thong-covered backside as she danced at a Los Angeles Lakers game while the team's cheerleaders performed to her hit “Juice.”

'The Long Good Friday' writer Barrie Keeffe dead at 74

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:30am

Barrie Keeffe, screenwriter of classic British gangster movie “The Long Good Friday,” has died. He was 74.