Beyond Netflix: Disney Plus joins the streaming fray
Disney is throwing its hat into streaming Tuesday with the debut of its Disney Plus service. It is hoping the $7-a-month service, years in the making, will attract millions of subscribers with its mix of Marvel and Star Wars movies and shows, classic animated films and new series.
Something old, something new for Michael Stipe
NEW YORK (AP) — After Michael Stipe opens a gate to the abandoned Manhattan storefront that serves as his studio, you find a man easily traversing his past, present and future creative lives.
Hockey commentator Don Cherry fired for rant over immigrants
TORONTO (AP) — Don Cherry, Canada's most polarizing, flamboyant and opinionated hockey commentator, was fired Monday for calling immigrants "you people" in a television rant in which he said new immigrants are not honoring the country's fallen soldiers.
The Latest: Author grateful inmate didn't face firing squad
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a Utah death-row inmate who died in prison (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Author Jon Krakauer says he's grateful that a Utah death-row inmate who killed his brother's wife and her toddler has died of natural causes and won't be executed by firing squad in what would have been a circus of an event.
Author makes readers care about boys about to become men
"Nothing More Dangerous," Mulholland, by Allen Eskens Nothing is more dangerous, says one character quoting the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., than "sheer ignorance."
He said, she said: Will female acts win big at CMA Awards?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The lack of women on country radio is as tired as a bad country song cliche, but the Country Music Association Awards is trying to set the stage for them to reign, both as the hosts, as performers and perhaps the night's biggest winners.
A Whole New World: Disney streaming debuts with hit brands
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney will sprinkle its pixie dust on the streaming arena Tuesday, as its Disney Plus service debuts with an arsenal of marquee franchises including Marvel and Star Wars, original series with a built-in fan base and a cheap price to boot.
What you get for $7-a-month Disney Plus subscription
NEW YORK (AP) — "The Simpsons," ''Cinderella" and several movies from the Star Wars and Marvel universes will share a streaming home Tuesday as Disney Plus debuts.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 17-23
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 17-23: Nov. 17: Guitarist Gerry McGee of The Ventures is 82. Singer Gordon Lightfoot is 81.
Fox legal analyst Napolitano emerges as Trump critic
NEW YORK (AP) — More than two decades into his career as a commentator at Fox News Channel, Andrew Napolitano reached a milestone of sorts when he was called a "fool" on his own network.
Author endeavors to show how animals relate to humans
"Our Wild Calling — How connecting with animals can transform our lives — and save theirs," Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, by Richard Louv Are we on the threshold of major advances in communicating with and learning from animals? Richard Louv thinks so.
Pete Doherty arrested again in Paris, for violent behavior
PARIS (AP) — Paris authorities say British singer Pete Doherty has been arrested for the second time in the space of a week. The Paris prosecutor's office said Monday the 40-year old former Libertines and Babyshambles frontman was placed in custody Sunday for "violence by a person in a manifest state of intoxication."
Trump impeachment inquiry heads to live TV coverage
Back in 1973, tens of millions of Americans tuned in to what Variety called "the hottest daytime soap opera" — the Senate Watergate hearings that eventually led to President Richard Nixon's resignation.
War epic 'Midway' bests 'Doctor Sleep' at the box office
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite a fresh injection of four big movies into the marketplace including a Stephen King adaptation, a World War II epic, a glossy, holiday-themed romantic comedy and a family friendly comedy, audiences largely stayed away from theaters this weekend and the North American box office is hurting.
AP sources: Former Trump adviser John Bolton has a book deal
NEW YORK (AP) — Former national security adviser John Bolton has a book deal, The Associated Press has learned. The hawkish Bolton departed in September because of numerous foreign policy disagreements with President Donald Trump.
Chrissy Teigen honored at Baby2Baby gala
CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Chrissy Teigen said she felt honored to receive an award at the Baby2Baby Gala, but her acceptance speech wasn't all about her achievement: "No kid should go hungry.
Woody Allen and Amazon end legal battle
NEW YORK (AP) — Woody Allen and Amazon.com have ended their legal battle. The filmmaker had sued Amazon in February after the online giant ended his 2017 contract without ever releasing a completed film, "A Rainy Day in New York."
Film probes history of Native Americans in the US military
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Before Chuck Boers joined the U.S. Army, the Lipan Apache member was given his family's eagle feathers. The feathers had been carried by his great-great-great-grandfather on his rifle when he was an Apache scout.
Beatles album cover photographer Robert Freeman dies at 82
LONDON (AP) — Photographer Robert Freeman, who helped define the image of The Beatles with some of the band's best-known album covers, has died aged 82.
'Jersey Shore' star pleads not guilty to domestic violence
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has pleaded not guilty to domestic violence, child endangerment, false imprisonment and other misdemeanors after his arrest last month in the Hollywood Hills.
Vanna White hosts 'Wheel of Fortune' after Sajak has surgery
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak had to have emergency surgery, and his longtime co-host Vanna White will fill in for him while he recovers.
French paper: French woman claims rape by Polanski in 1975
PARIS (AP) — A French woman in her early 60s claims she was violently raped at age 18 by Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski, a fugitive from the U.S.
Broadcast, cable networks to televise impeachment hearings
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS will set aside scheduled programming next week to cover the House's first open impeachment hearings on President Trump.
Bale and Damon go into overdrive for 'Ford v Ferrari'
NEW YORK (AP) — France's legendary Le Mans race, the central contest depicted in James Mangold's "Ford v Ferrari," runs more than 3,000 miles over the course of 24 hours.
ABC cancels 'Fresh Off the Boat,' sets finale for February
LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat," the first network TV comedy in two decades to focus on an Asian American family, is coming to an end after six seasons.