Timing of Carlson's vacation familiar to Fox News viewers
NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe the trout will be running this week for Fox News' Tucker Carlson. Either way, the vacation he announced on Monday and says was planned in advance should be familiar to Fox viewers who are used to seeing its personalities go away to cool off when the heat is on.
NBC's video service Peacock stresses 'free,' looks to 2021
Peacock, one of the last major streaming services to launch in the U.S., was supposed to get a big boost this summer by carrying the Olympics.
Jimmy Fallon, 'Tonight' show return to studio, sans audience
NEW YORK (AP) — The studio is largely empty, but Jimmy Fallon is out of his home and back to the “Tonight” show stage. The NBC late-night host returned to NBC's Rockefeller Center headquarters Monday, saying he hoped he could provide his audience with a little more “normal” during the coronavirus pandemic.
'Glee' creators plan college fund for Naya Rivera's son
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A college fund is being created for Naya Rivera's son by the creators of “Glee,” who remembered the performer as joyful and immensely talented.
'Mythbusters' star Grant Imahara dies from brain aneurysm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grant Imahara, the longtime host of Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters,” died from a brain aneurysm, the network said Tuesday.
Telluride Film Festival canceled due to pandemic
NEW YORK (AP) — The Telluride Film Festival, the annual film retreat held in the Colorado mountains and one of the fall movie season's top launching pads, has been canceled.
Music Review: How The Chicks sort of got their groove back
The Chicks, “Gaslighter” (Columbia Records) The newly minted The Chicks pull a phoenix-like move with eighth studio album “Gaslighter.” The Dixie Chicks have died, long live The Chicks.
Italy returns stolen Banksy to France on Bastille Day
ROME (AP) — Italy on Tuesday returned to France a stolen artwork by British artist Banksy that was painted as a tribute to the victims of the 2015 Paris attacks at the Bataclan music hall.
Michael B. Jordan wants you to view a drive-in movie, on him
NEW YORK (AP) — For Michael B. Jordan, timing is everything. So when the SAG award winner marched in a Los Angeles Black Lives Matter protest last month demanding that Hollywood drastically increase its diversity in the executive ranks, it was a moment he felt prepared for.
Tom Bergeron, Erin Andrews exit 'Dancing With the Stars'
NEW YORK (AP) — The dance has ended for “Dancing With the Stars” hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews. ABC said in a statement that the show is looking to “embark on a new creative direction” and host Bergeron “departs the show with our sincerest thanks and gratitude for his trademark wit and charm that helped make this show a success.” No replacements were named.
Back to the '80s: Andrew McCarthy writing 'Brat Pack' book
NEW YORK (AP) — Actor-writer-director Andrew McCarthy, a 57-year-old father of three, keeps getting asked about his “Brat Pack” years in the 1980s.
'Empire' actor arrested in Arizona, accused of abusing wife
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — “Empire” actor Bryshere Gray has been arrested in Arizona on accusations of abusing his wife, police said.
Fox's Carlson denounces ex-writer, 'self-righteous' critics
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News' Tucker Carlson said Monday that his former writer who posted racist comments online was wrong but criticized “ghouls now beating their chests in triumph” after his staffer's resignation.
Naya Rivera, who rose to fame on TV show 'Glee,' dies at 33
NEW YORK (AP) — Naya Rivera, a singer and actor who played a gay cheerleader on the hit TV musical comedy “Glee,” was found dead Monday in a Southern California lake.
4 charged in Los Angeles death of rising rapper Pop Smoke
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two men and two teens have been charged in the death of rising rapper Pop Smoke, who was killed during a Los Angeles home-invasion robbery in February, the district attorney’s office said Monday.
Sheriff: 'Glee’ star Naya Rivera saved son before drowning
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Glee” star Naya Rivera ’s 4-year-old son told investigators that his mother, whose body was found in a Southern California lake Monday, boosted him back on to the deck of their rented boat before he looked back and saw her disappearing under the water, authorities said.
Peacock enters streaming fray with paid, free subscriptions
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peacock is joining the streaming world with a few feathers plucked from its intended array of original programs.
New this week: 'Psych,' The Chicks album, '30 Rock' reunited
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
In libel case, Depp says Heard hit him with 'haymaker' punch
LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp accused Amber Heard of hitting him with a “haymaker” punch during an altercation near the end of their volatile marriage, as the star wrapped up testimony in his libel suit against a British tabloid newspaper that accused him of domestic abuse.
Kelly Preston, actor and wife of John Travolta, dies at 57
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Preston, who played dramatic and comic foil to actors ranging from Tom Cruise in “Jerry Maguire” to Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Twins,” died Sunday, husband John Travolta said.
Former Mueller prosecutor writing book on investigation
NEW YORK (AP) — A top prosecutor for special counsel Robert Mueller has a book coming out this fall about the two-year investigation into the alleged ties between Russia and the 2016 campaign of President Donald Trump.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 19-25
Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 19-25. July 19: Actress Helen Gallagher (“Ryan’s Hope”) is 94. Country singer Sue Thompson is 94.
Andre Aciman, Tayari Jones releasing audio-only stories
NEW YORK (AP) — New fiction from Andre Aciman, Tayari Jones and Rufi Thorpe will be available this summer as audiobooks only. The producer-distributor Audible announced Monday that Jones' “Half Light” and Aciman's "The Gentleman from Peru" will be among five original stories going on sale in August.
Library of Congress to honor author Colson Whitehead
NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead keeps winning awards. Already this year's recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the Orwell Prize for political fiction, Whitehead is now being honored by the Library of Congress.
Grandson of Elvis Presley has died at age 27, agent says
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The son of Lisa Marie Presley has died. He was 27. Presley’s representative Roger Widynowski said in a statement Sunday to The Associated Press that she was “heartbroken” after learning about the death of her son Benjamin Keough.