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Venice Film Festival lineup includes ‘Joker 2,’ films with Pitt, Clooney, Jolie, more

Five years after “Joker” won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival, filmmaker Todd Phillips is returning with the sequel
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FILE - A view of Venice, Italy, Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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Tarzan at the Olympics: Johnny Weissmuller won 3 gold medals at the 1924 Paris Games

Before there was Michael Phelps or Mark Spitz winning multiple Olympic gold medals in swimming for the United States — there was Tarzan
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FILE - Johnny Weissmuller competes in an international swimming tournament at the Tamagawa pool on the outskirts of Tokyo, Nov. 1928. Weissmuller played Tarzan in the films but was a swimming superstar in France 100 years ago. (AP Photo, File)
July 23

The late Colombian artist Botero is celebrated with an open-air sculpture exhibition in Rome

The daughter of the late Colombian artist Fernando Botero has helped to turn the streets and piazzas of the Italian capital into an open-air museum to display eight of her father’s famously voluminous and whimsical sculptures
July 23
Fernando Botero's "Horse with Bridle" sculpture sits before the Saints Ambrogio and Carlo Basilica at Rome's Via del Corso on Saturday, July 20, 2024. Rome's storied streets and piazzas have become a vibrant canvas for Botero's exuberant sculptures, turning the city into an open-air museum of voluminous forms and daring artistry. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
July 23

As doctors leave Puerto Rico in droves, a rapper tries to fill the gaps

Puerto Rico has lost thousands of its doctors in the past decade, many having fled to the U.S. mainland for better pay
July 23
Dr. Pedro Juan Vázquez, better known by his stage name PJ Sin Suela, attends to a patient in Loiza, Puerto Rico, Saturday, May 25, 2024. The 34-year-old doctor travels from the San Juan capital to the island’s southern and central regions to treat communities struggling in the aftermath of hurricanes. After hanging up his doctor’s scrubs, Vázquez spends his time producing new music that relays the island’s issues. (AP Photo/Alejandro Granadillo)
July 22

Toronto Film Festival lineup includes movies from Angelina Jolie, Mike Leigh, more

The Angelina Jolie-directed war film “Without Blood,” a documentary about Bruce Springsteen and Mike Leigh’s contemporary tragicomedy “Hard Truths” will have their world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival this fall
July 22
July 22

Harris steps into the limelight. And the coconut trees and memes have followed

If you’re trying to get up to speed on Vice President Kamala Harris’ swift emergence as Democrats’ possible nominee this fall, you really need to know your memes
July 22
Vice President Kamala Harris boards Air Force Two, Monday, July 22, 2024 at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
July 22

Michigan's accused sign-stealing ex-staffer Connor Stalions is subject of upcoming show on Netflix

Connor Stalions is set to share his side of the story from an alleged sign-stealing scheme within Michigan’s football team before the Wolverines went on to win the national championship
July 22
FILE - Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, front left, watches against Rutgers as analytics assistant Connor Stalions, right, looks on during an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 23, 2023. Stalions is set to share his side of the story from an alleged sign-stealing scheme within Michigan’s football team before it went on to win the national championship. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
July 22

Eminem brings Taylor Swift's historic reign at No. 1 to an end, Stevie Wonder's record stays intact

Eminem’s 12th studio album, “The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce),” has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, unseating Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department” after 12 weeks
July 22
Eminem performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on June 9, 2018, left, and Taylor Swift performs at Wembley Stadium in London as part of her Eras Tour on June 21, 2024. Eminem’s 12th studio album, “The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce),” has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, unseating Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department” after 12 weeks. (AP Photo)
July 22

Warner Bros. Discovery informs NBA it will match Amazon Prime Video's offer to air games

Turner Sports intends to continue its longtime relationship with the NBA
July 22
FILE - An NBA logo is seen at center court prior to an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The NBA has agreed to terms on its new media deal, an 11-year agreement worth $76 billion that assures player salaries will continue rising for the foreseeable future and one that will surely change how some viewers access the game for years to come. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images via AP, Pool, File)
July 22

Calls for Maya Rudolph to reprise her Kamala Harris on 'SNL' are flooding social media

Will Maya Rudolph’s “funt,” aka Vice President Kamala Harris, be back on “Saturday Night Live?”
July 22
Maya Rudolph appears at the Time100 Gala in New York on April 25, 2024, left, and Vice President Kamala Harris appears at a luncheon for Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the State Department in Washington on April 11, 2024. (AP Photo)
July 22

Author discusses how refrigeration has reshaped our lives for better or worse

The author wants people to think about the nutritional cost of refrigeration.
July 22
VIDEO: Author discusses how refrigeration has reshaped our lives for better or worse
July 22

Music Review: Canadian trio Wild Rivers' elegant harmonies soar on new album, 'Never Better'

Canadian folk-pop trio Wild Rivers takes the name of its new album from its opening cut, “Never Better.”
July 22
This album cover image released by Nettwerk Music Group shows “Never Better Out” by Wild Rivers. (Nettwerk Music Group via AP)
July 22

Abdul 'Duke' Fakir, last of the original Four Tops, is dead at 88

The last surviving original member of the Four Tops has died
July 22
FILE - Roquel Payton, from left, Alexander Morris, Ronnie McNeir, and Duke Fakir of the Four Tops perform at the All In Music & Arts Festival in Indianapolis on Sept. 3, 2022. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
July 22

Abdul 'Duke' Fakir, the last surviving original member of the legendary Motown act the Four Tops, has died at 88

Abdul 'Duke' Fakir, the last surviving original member of the legendary Motown act the Four Tops, has died at 88
July 22
July 22

Hunter Biden drops lawsuit against Fox News over explicit images featured in streaming series

Hunter Biden has dropped a lawsuit accusing Fox News of illegally publishing explicit images of him as part of a streaming series
July 22
FILE - Hunter Biden arrives at federal court, June 3, 2024, in Wilmington, Del. Hunter Biden has dropped a lawsuit accusing Fox News of unlawfully publishing explicit images of him as part of a streaming series. An attorney for the president’s son filed a voluntary dismissal on Sunday, July 21 in federal court in New York City. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, file)
July 22

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 28-Aug. 3

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of July 28-Aug. 3 include actor Jason Momoa, lifestyle guru Martha Stewart and “Garfield” cartoonist Jim Davis
July 22
FILE - Jason Momoa, left, and Lisa Bonet appear at the premiere of "Aquaman" in Los Angeles on Dec. 12, 2018. Momoa and Bonet are officially divorced. A Los Angeles County judge's dissolution of the actors' nearly seven year marriage took effect on Tuesday. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 22

Ukraine's largest music festival returns with a break from the inescapable reality of war

Ukraine’s largest music festival struck a different chord this year
July 22
People enjoy a concert at the Atlas Festival in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, July 21, 2024. This year, Ukraine's largest music festival struck a different chord. Gone were the international headliners, the massive performance halls and the hundreds of thousands of visitors. (AP Photo/Anton Shtuka)
July 22

Adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s ‘Nickel Boys’ to open New York Film Festival this fall

“Nickel Boys,” an adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, will open the 62nd New York Film Festival in September, organizers said Monday
July 22
This image released by Doubleday shows "The Nickel Boys" by Colson Whitehead. A film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel will open the 62nd New York Film Festival in September, organizers said Monday. (Doubleday via AP)
July 21

On a summer Sunday, Biden withdrew with a text statement. News outlets struggled for visuals

The shocking news of President Joe Biden abandoning his race for re-election led news outlets to scramble on a summer Sunday afternoon
July 21
A news crawl appears on the side of the Fox News building in New York, Sunday, July 21, 2024, in the wake of President Joe Biden dropping out of the 2024 race for the White House. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
July 21

Cher and more celebs react to Joe Biden's decision to drop out of presidential race

Celebrities shared reactions to President Biden's historic decision.
July 21
President Joe Biden waves on stage during the Vote To Live Properity Summit at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 16, 2024.
July 21

Hollywood reacts to Joe Biden exiting the presidential race

Hollywood was quick to react to the news that President Joe Biden was ending his bid for reelection and endorsing Vice President Kamala Harris
July 21
FILE - George Clooney, a cast member in "Ticket to Paradise," poses at the premiere of the film, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles. Just weeks after headlining a record-breaking fundraiser for the president's reelection campaign, Clooney wrote a New York Times opinion piece calling for Biden to end his bid. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
July 21

Olympic marketing deal hopes to meet young fans where they are - on Roblox

The Olympics’ ever-expanding quest to draw in young fans is meeting them where they are — on Roblox
July 21
FILE - Victor Montalvo, also known as B-Boy Victor, of the United States, competes in the B-boy Red Bull BC One World Final at Hammerstein Ballroom, Nov. 12, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
July 21

‘Twisters’ whips up $80.5 million at box office, while ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ looms

Moviegoers ran toward the tornadoes this weekend, propelling “Twisters” to a blockbuster opening
July 21
Glen Powell arrives at the premiere of "Twisters" on Thursday, July 11, 2024, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
July 21

The biggest of stories came to the small city of Butler. Here's how its newspaper met the moment

Butler Eagle reporter Irina Bucur had a relatively straightforward assignment when a Trump rally came to town
July 21
Donna Sybert, Managing Editor of the Butler Eagle newspaper, looks over the newsroom, Wednesday, July 17, 2024, in Butler, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
July 21

Ernest Hemingway fans celebrate the author's 125th birthday in his beloved Key West

Ernest Hemingway spent the 1930s in Key West, Florida, and more than six decades after his death, fans, scholars and relatives continue to congregate on the island city to celebrate the author’s award-winning novels and adventure-filled life
July 21
A view of the Key West Lighthouse from the grounds of the Hemingway Home & Museum in Key West, Florida, on Wednesday, July 17, 2024. Ernest Hemingway and his then-wife, Pauline, bought the home in 1931. It was turned into a museum in 1964. (AP Photo/David Fischer)
July 20

89-year-old comedian recovering after she was randomly punched on New York street

An 89-year-old comedian is recovering after being randomly punched and knocked to the ground while waiting to cross a street in New York earlier this month
July 20
FILE - D'yan Forest, 89, who holds the Guinness World Record for Oldest Working Female Comedian, poses in her apartment, Thursday, July 19, 2024, in New York. Forest is recovering after being randomly punched and knocked to the ground while waiting to cross a street in New York earlier this month.(AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
July 20

How Olympics opening ceremony artistic director Thomas Jolly is capturing the essence of France

Thomas Jolly is preparing to share France with the world with the Paris 2024 Olympics opening ceremony
July 20
Thomas Jolly poses Friday, July 19, 2024 in Paris. Thomas Jolly, a 40-year-old actor and stage director, was chosen by the Paris 2024 Organizing Committee to helm the artistic direction of the four grand ceremonies. He will be tasked with bringing to life Paris' ambitious plan to hold the July 26, 2024, opening ceremony in the French capital's city center, along the Seine River. (AP Photo/Tom Nouvian)
July 20

Disneyland workers authorize potential strike ahead of ongoing contract negotiations

Thousands of workers at Disney’s theme park and resort properties in California have voted to authorize a potential strike, as contract negotiations drag on
July 20
July 19

WNBA players step up their clothes game, garnering attention for their pregame fashion choices

WNBA players have amped up their clothes game, garnering attention off the court for their pregame fashion choices
July 19
Connecticut Suns' DeWanna Bonner arrives for a WNBA All-Star event, Thursday, July 18, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/John Marshall)
July 19

David Letterman will headline Biden fundraiser with Hawaii governor on July 29

David Letterman will headline a fundraiser with President Joe Biden in 10 days at the home of a family friend of Hawaii Gov. Josh Green
July 19
FILE - David Letterman speaks at an event, March 12, 2020, in New York. Letterman will headline a fundraiser with President Joe Biden on July 29, 2024, at the home of Hawaii Gov. Josh Green, a person familiar with the plans told The Associated Press. That's a sign that his campaign is forging ahead despite continued calls for the president to bow out of the 2024 race. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
July 19

Rapper Sean Kingston and his mother indicted on federal charges in $1M fraud scheme

Rapper and singer Sean Kingston and his mother have been indicted in South Florida on federal charges of committing more than $1 million worth of fraud
July 19
FILE - Sean Kingston arrives at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards in Los Angeles, on Nov. 18, 2012. Kingston and his mother have been indicted in South Florida on federal charges of committing more than 1 million worth of fraud. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 19

Heavy rain collapses part of ancient Michigan cave where 'The Great Train Robbery' was filmed

Part of an ancient Michigan cave where “The Great Train Robbery” was filmed has collapsed under heavy rain
July 19
July 19

New judge sets ground rules for long-running gang and racketeering case against rapper Young Thug

The new judge presiding over the racketeering and gang prosecution of rapper Young Thug and several other defendants says she plans to move forward expeditiously with the trial, which has already dragged on for more than a year
July 19
July 19

What to stream this week: Ice Spice, Ghostbusters, Bob Marley, Wayne Brady and new 'Futurama'

This week’s new streaming entertainment releases include the long-awaited debut album from Ice Spice, the movie “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” mixing new and old franchise stars and Kate Upton hosts the new competition series “Dress My Tour,” where fash...
July 19
In this picture taken through a window, trails along the Osan Stream are flooded after heavy rains in Osan, South Korea, Thursday, July 18, 2024. (Hong Gi-won/Yonhap via AP)
July 19

Sundance Film Festival narrows down host cities — from Louisville to Santa Fe — for future years

The Sundance Institute announced six finalists in its search for a new host location for the prolific film festival Friday
July 19
FILE - The marquee of the Egyptian Theatre appears during the Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 28, 2020, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
July 19
FILE - "Weird Al" Yankovic appears at the premiere of "Encanto" in Los Angeles on Nov. 3, 2021. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
July 19

From a media perspective, it was a tale of two Trump speeches — and long enough for both

In the eyes of much of the media, Donald Trump failed to stick the landing with his acceptance speech at the Republican national convention
July 19
Fred Reese, owner of The Monroe Hotel restaurant and lounge in Butler, Pa., watches as Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump delivers a speech at the Republican National Convention, Thursday, July 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
July 19

Spectacle, spires and romance: The 'real suspense' behind Netflix doc ‘Skywalkers: A Love Story’

The new Netflix documentary “Skywalkers: A Love Story” takes viewers to wild, vertigo-inducing heights
July 19
This image released by Netflix shows a scene from "Skywalkers: A Love Story." (Netflix via AP)
July 19

Cheng Pei-pei, martial arts actor who starred in 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,' dies at age 78

Cheng Pei-pei, a Chinese-born martial arts film actor who starred in Ang Lee’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” has died at age 78
July 19
FILE- Actress Cheng Pei-pei, a cast member in the film "Lilting," poses at the premiere of the film at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 19

EA Sports College Football 25, among most anticipated sports video games in history, hits the market

EA Sports College Football 25, among the most highly anticipated sports video games of all time, has flooded the market as gamers who waited more than a decade for the franchise’s next installment rush to play
July 19
FILE - Texas quarterback Arch Manning (16) warms up before an NCAA college football game against Rice in Austin, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023. Manning announced Tuesday, July 9, 2024, his likeness will be used in EA Sports College Football 25 following reports he had declined the game developer's offer to be featured in it. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
July 19

Harvey Weinstein retrial in NYC tentatively set for November

A judge has tentatively scheduled Harvey Weinstein’s planned retrial on rape and sexual assault charges to begin on Nov. 12
July 19
Harvey Weinstein appears for a pretrial hearing in Manhattan criminal court, Friday, July 19, 2024, in New York. The former Hollywood movie mogul appeared Friday ahead of a planned retrial on rape and sexual assault charges. (Adam Gray/Pool Photo via AP)
July 19

Music Review: Jimin's 'Muse' is charming, not necessarily innovative

Flying solo from the nest of a mega successful band is difficult, but BTS member Jimin did it with last year’s “FACE,” his first studio album under his own name
July 19
This album cover image released by BigHit shows "Muse" by JIMIN. (BigHit via AP)
July 18

15 months after his firing, Tucker Carlson returns to Fox News airwaves with a GOP convention speech

Tucker Carlson was back on Fox News Channel airwaves Thursday
July 18
Tucker Carlson speaks during the Republican National Convention Thursday, July 18, 2024, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
July 18

Salman Rushdie's alleged assailant won't see author's private notes before trial

A New York judge has ruled that author Salman Rushdie does not have to turn over private notes about his stabbing to the man charged with attacking him
July 18
FILE — Hadi Matar, charged with stabbing author Salman Rushdie, listens during an arraignment in the Chautauqua County Courthouse in Mayville, N.Y., Aug. 18, 2022. Rushdie doesn't have to turn over his personal notes about his 2022 stabbing to the man charged with attacking him, a judge ruled Thursday, July 18, 2024, rejecting the alleged assailant's contention that he is entitled to the material as he prepares for trial. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex, File)
July 18

Bob Newhart mourned by Carol Burnett, Kaley Cuoco, Judd Apatow, Al Franken and more

Former co-stars and famous fans are paying tribute to comedian and actor Bob Newhart, who died Thursday at age 94
July 18
FILE - Honoree Bob Newhart, gets a round of applause at the Kennedy Center in Washington during the Mark Twain Prize for Humor Awards on Oct. 29, 2002. Newhart, the deadpan master of sitcoms and telephone monologues, died in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 18, 2024. He was 94. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)
July 18

Lou Dobbs, conservative pundit and longtime cable TV host for Fox Business and CNN, dies at 78

Lou Dobbs, the conservative political pundit and veteran cable TV host who was a founding anchor for CNN and later was a nightly presence on Fox Business Network for more than a decade, has died
July 18
FILE - Lou Dobbs appears at the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2024, at National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Md., on Feb. 24, 2024. Dobbs, the conservative political pundit and TV host who was a nightly presence on Fox Business Network for more than a decade, has died. His death was announced Thursday, July 18, 2024, in a post on his official X account. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 18

Shannen Doherty finalized divorce hours before death

Shannen Doherty finalized her split with husband, Kurt Iswarienko, just hours before her death at age 53
July 18
FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2012, file photo, Shannen Doherty participates in a panel for the television show "Shannen Says" on WE tv during the AMC Networks portion of the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. Doherty, the "Beverly Hills, 90210" star, has died, Saturday, July 13, 2024. She was 53. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)
July 18
FILE - Honoree Bob Newhart, gets a round of applause at the Kennedy Center in Washington during the Mark Twain Prize for Humor Awards on Oct. 29, 2002. Newhart, the deadpan master of sitcoms and telephone monologues, died in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 18, 2024. He was 94. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)
July 18

Bob Newhart, the low-key comedian and legendary sitcom star, has died at age 94

Bob Newhart, the low-key comedian and legendary sitcom star, has died at age 94
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