At the Walt Disney Company's biannual D23 convention, a faint image of the "Star Wars" character Emperor Palpatine in the background of a new poster can cause as much of a stir as actual appearances from movie stars such as Angelina Jolie and Dwayne Johnson. But that's no surprise for the most powerful studio in the world, whose characters are stars as big, if not bigger, than the A-listers playing them — at least for the people attending the company's fan convention.
Mike Corder, Associated Press | PostedAug 24th - 6:12pm
Britain's Prince Andrew responded to intense media scrutiny of his links to Jeffrey Epstein by issuing a statement Saturday denying any knowledge of criminal behavior by his one-time friend who killed himself in a New York jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
In a story Aug. 23 about Placido Domingo, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Caterina Bolognese, the head of the gender equality division at the Council of Europe, said Domingo should apologize. She said Domingo should apologize if he committed the sexual harassment that nine women accuse him of. The story also incorrectly identified Bolognese's organization as the Council of European Council, and incorrectly stated that Domingo will be singing the title role of "Luisa Miller." He will be singing the role of the title character's father.
David Bauder, Associated Press | PostedAug 23rd - 8:54am
Anthony Edwards walks briskly through the White House in the opening scene of Netflix's "Designated Survivor," spraying comments and commands to the people he comes across as the camera wheels through the set to keep up.
Before there were supermodels, there were "mannequins" — living, breathing women who played an active role in designing haute couture by standing very, very still. Designers and artisans would pin, prod or tuck fabric and toiles to the mannequins to bring sketches and ideas to life.
Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press | PostedAug 23rd - 6:34am
With his characteristic bravado, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson believed in "Power" so much that he predicted the series would become a massive hit to cast members even before the first episode aired five years ago.