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'The Casagrandes' extols Mexican American life via animation

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:36pm

Nickelodeon's "The Casagrandes" premiered this week and became one of the first cartoons in U.S. history to feature a multigenerational Mexican American family.

Country radio DJ Bob Kingsley, 80, dies at home in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:27pm

Bob Kingsley, a radio announcer who since the 1970s led country music fans counting down the weekly hits, has died in Texas.

Fashion show lets Down syndrome models strut their stuff

Gary Gerard Hamilton, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:27pm

One model sashayed down the runway with a leather jacket and a guitar, basking in applause from the crowd. Another danced and strutted in a multicolored bomber coat.

For Springsteen, 'Western Stars' made sense after book, play

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 12:17pm

"Western Stars" was just the change of pace that Bruce Springsteen needed after baring his soul over the past few years.

'Spirited Away,' other Studio Ghibli films head to HBO Max

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:46am

The vast catalog of storied Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli is heading to the new HBO Max streaming service.

CBS signs Stephen Colbert to 3-year extension

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:37am

Stephen Colbert will be sticking around for four more years.

Kim Kardashian urges clemency for Oklahoma death row inmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:18am

Kim Kardashian West has joined a chorus of voices calling for clemency for a black man on Oklahoma's death row who has exhausted his appeals, arguing that a racist juror tainted the outcome of his 2002 trial.

Alicia Alonso, the grande dame of Cuban ballet, has died

Peter Orsi and Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:09am

Alicia Alonso, the revered ballerina and choreographer whose nearly 75-year career made her an icon of artistic loyalty to Cuba's socialist system, died Thursday at age 98.

National Ballet official says famed Cuban dancer Alicia Alonso has died

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:52am

National Ballet official says famed Cuban dancer Alicia Alonso has died.

Dave Matthews reacts to getting Rock Hall nomination

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:40am

Dave Matthews is having a hard time imagining his band being included on the same Rock & Roll Hall of Fame list as other musical icons such as Whitney Houston.

Placido Domingo's European cultural award delayed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:36am

Placido Domingo will not receive a European cultural award this weekend in Vienna as previously announced.

Country artists bring tears, prayers to CMT awards show

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:30pm

Country music artists cried together and prayed together at an emotional CMT Artists of the Year awards show that reflected the tight-knit community of artists who supported each other through success and loss.

Jury to decide on death sentence for 'Boy Next Door Killer'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 4:31pm

A Los Angeles jury has started deliberating whether a man prosecutors have dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" will get a sentence of death or life in prison for the killings of two women and the attempted murder of a third.

The Latest: 'Tarzan' actor Ron Ely's wife and son killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 4:04pm

The Latest on two deaths at the home of "Tarzan" actor Ron Ely (all times local):

Review: 'Jojo Rabbit' seeks humor in the darkest of places

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 2:41pm

and indeed, many may not — it helps to know where the director is coming from, personally. He is both Jewish, through his mother, and Maori, through his father. He has spoken of experiencing prejudice as a child, and says he's always been interested in stories told through the eyes of children.

Review: Pattinson and Dafoe shine in 'The Lighthouse'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:46pm

stripped down and out of time — that asks the viewer to simply submit to his distinctive, strange, funny and haunting tale of a pair of "wickies" in 1890 New England tasked with keeping the lighthouse running.

2 writers claim they deserve credit on Lizzo's 'Truth Hurts'

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:00pm

There's a debate about the truth behind Lizzo's "Truth Hurts."

Ken Burns is behind new grant for film on Flannery O'Connor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 11:52am

Ken Burns is inaugurating an annual prize for makers of historical films with a $200,000 grant to the people behind an upcoming movie about the late Georgia writer Flannery O'Connor.

'Tarzan' actor Ron Ely's wife killed; son shot by deputies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 11:05am

"Tarzan" actor Ron Ely's wife was stabbed to death in their California home by their 30-year-old son, who was then shot and killed by sheriff's deputies, authorities said Wednesday.

Lawyers linked to Panama Papers seek to stop Netflix movie

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 10:31am

Two lawyers linked to the so-called Panama Papers are asking a federal judge to stop Neflix's upcoming release of "The Laundromat," which they say defames them as criminal masterminds and may affect criminal cases against them.