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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.

Top Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan dies at 71

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 10:17pm

Saroj Khan, a top Bollywood choreographer, died of cardiac arrest in a Mumbai hospital early Friday, her family said. She was 71.

Review: A master class by Catherine Deneuve in 'The Truth'

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 6:51pm

a celebrated French actor played by Catherine Deneuve — has seemingly abdicated. “I prefer to have been a bad mother, a bad friend and a good actress,” she says without regret.

Christina Ricci files for divorce from husband of 7 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 5:26pm

Actress Christina Ricci has filed for divorce Thursday from her husband of seven years, and is asking for sole custody of their son.

UK judge rejects tabloid's bid to throw out Depp libel suit

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 4:32am

A British judge on Thursday rejected an attempt by tabloid newspaper The Sun to quash a libel suit from actor Johnny Depp over an article claiming he abused ex-wife Amber Heard.

Prince Harry addresses institutional racism at Diana Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 4:20pm

Prince Harry stressed the need to tackle institutional racism during a speech he recorded for Wednesday's ceremony for the Diana Awards, a charity for young people set up to honor his late mother.

Actor says 'Justice League' director Whedon was 'abusive'

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 2:36pm

Actor Ray Fisher says director Joss Whedon's behavior was “abusive” on the set of the 2017 film “Justice League.”

Right time to 'get stupid again': Beavis, Butt-Head comeback

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 1:38pm

Beavis and Butt-Head are coming back to TV in a reimagined version of the animated series about a pair of Gen X slackers.

Jay-Z's Made in America festival canceled due to pandemic

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 1st - 10:39am

Jay-Z’s annual festival in Philadelphia, Made in America, won’t take place Labor Day weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic.