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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.

Marie Fredriksson of Swedish pop duo Roxette dies at 61

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 6:05am

Marie Fredriksson, the female half of the Swedish pop duo Roxette, has died at age 61, her management agency said Tuesday.

Review: Harry Styles 'steps into the light' with great album

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 1:26pm

his salute to rock royalty — and yet also shows signs that he's coming up with his own sound. “Shine, step into the light,” he sings. It is advice he is also taking.

'The Mandalorian' gives female directors a chance to shine

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:51am

“Star Wars” has faced criticism for having a lack of female directors, but the popular franchise is making an effort to place more women in the prominent role starting with the new series “The Mandalorian.”

Fox News names Hemmer to take over Smith's time slot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:44am

Veteran anchor Bill Hemmer will replace Shepard Smith on Fox News Channel's afternoon newscast, the network announced Monday.

AP names 'To Live and Die in LA' its top podcast of 2019

Alicia Rancilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 9:45am

The top 10 podcasts of the year picked by The Associated Press.