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Area 51 festival wraps up in Nevada; Earthlings head home

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:33am

Festivals are over and Earthlings are heading home from the Nevada desert, where people from around the globe took selfies — but didn't actually "storm" — a remote U.S. military base long the focus of UFO and space alien lore.

'Downton Abbey' overpowers Brad Pitt, Rambo at box office

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 9:46am

Raise your tea cups! The big-screen encore of "Downton Abbey" handily (but very politely) thumped both Brad Pitt's "Ad Astra" and Sylvester Stallone's "Rambo: Last Blood" in theaters over the weekend in one of the more unlikely box-office upsets.

Holy anniversary! Displays of bat signal fete Batman at 80

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 1:21pm

It's no joker. The night is lighting up Saturday around the world with the famous bat signal to mark a special anniversary for Batman.

Earthlings dwindle, music fading at Area 51 events in Nevada

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:09am

Bands played to a dwindling crowd of Earthlings late Saturday at one remaining festival spawned by a "Storm Area 51" internet craze in the remote Nevada desert.

Emmy nominees getting ready for Sunday's big night

Michael Cidoni Lennox, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 9:11am

This is the time of year when the cast of HBO's "Veep" would usually be shooting a new season. Now that the show is done, actor Tony Hale says they'll have to settle for getting together at the Emmy Awards.

25 years later, a new generation gets immersed in 'Friends'

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:09am

"Friends" is getting old. Its fans have never been younger.

Artist Marina Abramovic opens exhibition in native Belgrade

Jovana Gec, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 3:07am

Performance artist Marina Abramovic is displaying her work in her native Belgrade for the first time in 44 years, and she says that returning home has been highly emotional.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:32pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Julie Andrews to receive American Film Institute honor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:54pm

The American Film Institute is honoring Julie Andrews with its Life Achievement Award.

A stitch in time: Tapestry immortalizes "Game of Thrones"

Claire Parker, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:56pm

Famously, Arya Stark always preferred her sword Needle to needlework. Still, even she would be impressed with the giant tapestry now on show in France that recounts the plot of "Game of Thrones" in glorious and, of course, gory and salacious detail.

Milan Fashion: J-Lo struts updated jungle dress at Versace

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:56pm

Jennifer Lopez won Milan Fashion Week on Friday, wowing the crowd at Versace when she emerged wearing a version of the jungle dress that nearly broke the internet almost 20 years ago.

Fendi lets sun shine on post-Lagerfeld era, glancing back

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:43pm

A naïve streak is running through the collections on preview during Milan Fashion Week — with a return to simpler times, yesteryear prints and patterns and unfussy silhouettes.

It's no joke: women rule the Emmy comedy series category

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:33pm

When the winner of the best comedy series Emmy Award is announced Sunday, odds are good that a woman will be giving the acceptance speech.

Former newspaperman Robert S. Boyd dies at age 91

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:14pm

Robert S. Boyd, who shared a 1973 Pulitzer Prize with colleague Clark Hoyt for coverage of Democratic vice presidential candidate Thomas Eagleton's exit from the campaign due to mental health issues, has died. He was 91.

Producer Brian Grazer traces his success in 'Face to Face'

Mike Cidoni Lennox, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:35am

Brian Grazer says that if weren't for Eminem making eye contact with him during a tense meeting a few years ago, the rap film "8 Mile" probably wouldn't exist.

Tiger Woods' girlfriend dropped from wrongful death lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:45am

Golfer Tiger Woods' girlfriend has been dropped from a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a drunken driver who died in a car crash.

2 Greta Thunberg books coming out in the United States

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:10pm

Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg has two books coming out in the United States, including an English-language edition of her memoir.

Theater-related podcasts find a hub in new digital network

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:00pm

Podcasts are exploding and the world of theater isn't immune. Now comes a digital hub that aggregates all that theater talk — the Broadway Podcast Network.

'No path is easy': Black opera singers detail struggles

Mike Silverman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:23am

More than 60 years after Marian Anderson broke the color barrier at the Metropolitan Opera, black singers still face unique obstacles in building their careers within the industry.

Galifianakis and Aukerman on 'Between 2 Ferns: The Movie'

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:31am

It's been five years since "Between Two Ferns" was regularly active, but Zach Galifianakis' beloved celebrity interview satire is back.