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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.

Da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" drawing can go on loan to Louvre

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 10:16am

An Italian court has ruled that Leonardo Da Vinci's iconic "Vitruvian Man" drawing can be loaned to France's Louvre Museum, solving an ongoing cultural dispute between Italy and France.

'Patsy and Loretta' highlights bond between iconic singers

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 9:10am

The new Lifetime film "Patsy and Loretta" highlights the unexplored friendship between two of country music's most powerful voices.

Hollywood 'fixer' Scotty Bowers dies; he wrote tell-all book

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 6:09am

Scotty Bowers, a self-described Hollywood "fixer" whose memoir offered sensational accounts of the sex lives of such celebrities as Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, has died. He was 96.

Musicians Hall of Fame to honor group with New Jersey roots

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 5:12am

Seven years after hitting the road to perform and share their stories of recording with some of the biggest names in pop music, a New Jersey-based group of former A-list session musicians is being recognized for its efforts.

Crossover artist Lauren Daigle reigns at Dove Awards

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 9:00pm

Grammy-winning singer Lauren Daigle reigned at the 50th annual Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards on Tuesday, winning artist of the year, song of the year and pop/contemporary album of the year.

Gina Rodriguez apologizes for singing N-word lyric

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 3:10pm

Gina Rodriguez has apologized for singing along on her Instagram story to a Fugees verse that includes the N-word.

Q&A: Julie Andrews on new memoir and her 'second career'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 1:54pm

Julie Andrews hasn't appeared in front of the camera in a feature film for almost 10 years, but that doesn't mean the 84-year-old screen legend has slowed down. She's just moved on to other things, like voice work, book writing and even directing theater.

Meet the playwright behind a 'deeply raw space' on Broadway

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 12:03pm

Playwright Jeremy O. Harris has a rule that he doesn't cry in public. He broke that rule the night Rihanna attended his Broadway debut.

'Grease' spinoff set for new streaming service HBO Max

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 11:20am

A spinoff series inspired by the 1978 movie musical "Grease" has been ordered by HBO Max.

Manhattan prosecutor: 12 Gooding accusers could testify

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:54am

Up to a dozen accusers could testify at the sexual misconduct trial of Cuba Gooding Jr., a Manhattan prosecutor said Tuesday.

Vietnam bans animated 'Abominable' over South China Sea map

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 9:05am

Vietnam has pulled "Abominable" from theaters because the U.S.-Chinese-made animated movie showed a map supporting Chinese claims to the disputed South China Sea.

Author of 'Wreck This Journal' works on project for kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 9:02am

Author Keri Smith is bringing the wreckage to a new group of readers.