Director Vicky Jewson was looking for women with dangerous jobs to get inspiration for her next project when she came across the name Jacquie Davis. Davis is a bodyguard, a rare profession for a woman, and has in the past 30 years protected everyone from royals to celebrities like Nicole Kidman and J.K. Rowling, and also staged undercover rescue missions and surveillance operations. There was little question that her experiences would be the perfect template for "Close ," now streaming on Netflix.
David Bauder, Associated Press | PostedJan 18th - 9:17am
A Duke University team expects to have a product available for election year that will allow television networks to offer real-time fact checks onscreen when a politician makes a questionable claim during a speech or debate.
The first-ever scientific study of the oldest known drawing by Leonardo da Vinci has found that he added details to an earlier sketch of a countryside landscape, said the Uffizi Galleries, whose collections include the fragile work.
PJ Morton is prepping for the biggest week of his life: He's set to perform at next month's Super Bowl halftime show as a member of Maroon 5, and seven days later, he'll attend the Grammy Awards, where he's nominated for four honors — including three for his work as a R&B singer.
By its nature, awards season tends to winnow a field of films and performances until many of the same names are read week after week, award show after award show, leading up to the Academy Awards. It's a process that always leaves deserving nominees left out for lack of buzz, awareness or box office.
Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press | PostedJan 17th - 6:48am
Maren Morris knew the importance of selecting the first single she released from her much-anticipated second record, but as soon as she heard the demo of "GIRL," she knew this was the song she wanted to lead off the album.
Mike Schneider, Associated Press | PostedJan 17th - 6:04am
With excitement building over a new "Star Wars" land opening later this year at Walt Disney World, as well as at its California cousin, it's easy to forget a slew of new entertainment shows also are debuting in the biggest year for the Florida theme park resort in two decades.