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Perfume brand says cutting Black actor from ad was misstep

NEW YORK (AP) - British perfume brand Jo Malone has apologized to Black actor John Boyega of "Star Wars" fame after cutting him out of the Chinese version of a cologne commercial he helped create. Jo Malone London said in a statement to The … more

'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' will end its run in 2021

By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES - Who do we keep up with now? After more than a decade, "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" will be ending its run next year. "It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye" to the reality show, … more

Canals, carpets and kisses: Fun moments from the Venice festival

VENICE, Italy (AP) - It starts with a boat ride in, and for the lucky few, ends with a kiss on the side of the trophy. The Venice Film Festival is an early stop for many stars and filmmakers on the path to the Academy Awards. In normal years, … more

Virtual Emmys: Less walking, talking, but beware the Wi-Fi

By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES - In a typical Hollywood awards show, it's the orchestra's task to nudge off winners whose acceptance speeches wander into overtime. In a virtual ceremony, the internet could give them an … more

Reimagining 'The Secret Garden' for a new generation

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer Frances Hodgson Burnett's children's classic "The Secret Garden" has been adapted into several films, television series and even a Broadway musical. But it had been 27 years since Mary Lennox had last been … more

Selena Gomez takes the heat in new HBO Max cooking show

By BETH HARRIS The Associated Press Selena Gomez is taking the heat in the kitchen. The singer-actress slices and dices in "Selena + Chef," debuting Thursday on the new HBO Max streaming service. The 10-episode series was shot in the … more

Disney to release 'Mulan' on streaming service, for a price

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer "Mulan" is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on its subscription streaming service, Disney+, on Sept. 4. But this … more

Rift between royal brothers laid bare in new book extract

By DANICA KIRKA The Associated Press LONDON - Prince William infuriated Prince Harry when he told his younger brother he should move slowly in his relationship with the former Meghan Markle, fearing that he was being "blindsided by lust,'' a … more

Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' delayed indefinitely by virus

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK - Christopher Nolan's "Tenet," which had hoped to herald Hollywood's return to big theatrical releases, has yet again postponed its release due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Warner Bros. said … more

Princess Beatrice weds wearing vintage dress

LONDON (AP) - Princess Beatrice wore a vintage dress loaned to her by her grandmother Queen Elizabeth II at her wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Buckingham Palace said Saturday as it released official photographs from the private family … more

Rolling Stones to release updated version of 1973 album with bonus tracks

By The Associated Press The Rolling Stones will release a new version of their 1973 album "Goats Head Soup" featuring three unheard tracks, including one featuring Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page. The band announced recently that the release on … more

How many people saw 'Hamilton' on Disney+? For now, that's a secret

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK - Disney+'s streaming of "Hamilton" was surely the biggest event on television screens over the holiday weekend. Just how big, however, remains a mystery. Disney knows, but it's not telling. Data … more

In UK court, Depp accuses Amber Heard of 'hoax' abuse claims

By JILL LAWLESS The Associated Press LONDON - Johnny Depp accused ex-wife Amber Heard on Wednesday of compiling a dossier of false claims against him for years, as he denied her allegation he is a "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" monster who turned … more

Kim Kardashian West sells stake in beauty brand for $200M

By JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writer NEW YORK - Kim Kardashian West is selling a stake in her beauty brand for $200 million, in a deal that values the TV reality star's three-year-old business at $1 billion. The buyer is Covergirl owner Coty … more

World leaders, stars unite at event aimed at fighting virus

LONDON (AP) - A summit that included a star-studded virtual concert hosted by Dwayne Johnson has raised nearly $7 billion in cash and loan guarantees to assist the poor around the globe whose lives have been upended by the coronavirus … more
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