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January 26

Dwayne Johnson is a contender in NBC sitcom 'Young Rock'

Dwayne Johnson’s new NBC comedy “Young Rock” is a coming-of-age story inspired by his challenging childhood and youth
January 26
This combination of photos released by NBC shows, from left, Dwayne Johnson, left, and the actors who portray him in the comedy series "Little Rock," Adrian Groulx as Dwayne at 10, Bradley Constant as Dwayne at 15 and Uli Latukefu as Dwayne at 20. The series premieres on Feb. 16. (NBC via AP)
January 26

Q&A: Rapper D Smoke takes patient walk to Grammy recognition

D Smoke was a high school teacher for a decade in Southern California, but he never gave up on his dream of breaking through as a hip-hop artist
January 26
Rapper D Smoke poses for a portrait in Los Angeles on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. The rapper and school teacher is nominated for two Grammy Awards, one for best rap album for "Black Habits," and one for best new artist. The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 14. (Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
January 26

Disney updates Jungle Cruise after insensitivity criticism

Jungle Cruise is one of the original Disney parks’ rides and it's getting a 21st century remodel
January 26
FILE - In this March 13, 2020 file photo, visitors take photos at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. Jungle Cruise, one of the original Disney parks' rides, is getting a 21st century remodel in yet the latest update to a legacy theme park ride that has been criticized in years past for being racially insensitive. The ride will updated by Disney “imagineers" at the Disneyland park in California and the Magic Kingdom park in Florida with a new storyline and characters that “reflect and value the diversity of the world around us," Disney said in a blog post Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin, File)
January 26

Don Johnson gets his funny on with help from 'SNL' stars

Don Johnson is getting his funny on with help from a couple of “Saturday Night Live” stars
January 26
This image released by NBC shows, from left, Don Johnson as Rick, Chris Redd as Gary, and Kenan Thompson as Kenan in a scene from the comedy series "Kenan," premiering on Feb. 16. (Casey Durkin/NBC via AP)
January 26

Review: Hunting '90s killers again in 'The Little Things'

If the starry serial killer thriller “The Little Things” feels of another movie era, that’s not a coincidence
January 26
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Denzel Washington and Jared Leto in a scene from "The Little Things." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
January 26

'The Maltese Falcon' returns to theaters at ripe age of 80

The “Maltese Falcon” is celebrating its 80th anniversary and is returning to theaters through Fathom Events for a limited engagement on Wednesday
January 26
FILE - Actor Danny Huston attends the National Board of Review awards gala in New York on Jan. 8, 2019. Growing up in Ireland, one of his favorite memories was when his father, director John Huston, would bring out the projector and they’d gather around to watch his films. “The Maltese Falcon” was always a highlight. Now the film is celebrating its 80th anniversary. It’s returning to theaters through Fathom Events for a limited engagement on Wednesday. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 26

With many hungry for content, Sundance market heats up

Like so many in the past year, the Sundance Film Festival has had to reinvent itself as a mostly virtual experience
January 26
This image released by the Sundance Institute shows Ruth Negga, left, and Tessa Thompson in a scene from "Passing." The film, a directorial debut by Rebecca Hall, will debut at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. (Sundance Institute via AP)
January 26

Biden oath second only to Reagan and Obama with TV viewers

The first inaugurations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama were the only ones to exceed Joe Biden's in popularity among television viewers over the past 40 years
January 26
Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, as their children Ashley and Hunter watch.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
January 26

Elliot Page and Emma Portner divorcing after 3 years

Actor Elliot Page and Emma Portner say they are divorcing after three years of marriage
January 26
FILE - Emma Portner, left, and Ellen Page arrive at the world premiere of "Flatliners" on Sept. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. Page and Portner say they are divorcing after three years of marriage. In a statement Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, the couple said "we have made the difficult decision to divorce following our separation last summer." Portner was vocal in her support of Page when he came out as transgender in December, an announcement greeted as a watershed moment for the trans community in Hollywood. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
January 26

Fox News hires Larry Kudlow; McEnany may be next

Less than a week after the Trump administration ended, one of its alumni has joined Fox News
January 26
January 26

Two CBS execs shelved pending diversity investigation

CBS has placed two of its executives on administrative leave as it investigates charges of a hostile work environment for women and minorities at news operations in some of its larger stations
January 26
January 26

Washington Post's Marty Baron says he's retiring next month

Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post and one of the nation's top journalists, says he will retire at the end of February
January 26
FILE - Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron appears in the news room after winning two Pulitzer Prizes in Washington on April 16, 2018. Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post and one of the nation's top journalists, says he will retire at the end of February. He took over the Post's newsroom in 2012 after editing the Boston Globe and Miami Herald before that. He was portrayed in the 2015 movie “Spotlight” about the Globe's investigation of the Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
January 26

Who really had the album of the year? Emily Lazar did.

While album of the year nominees at the 2021 Grammys include Taylor Swift, Coldplay and Post Malone, the real victor is Emily Lazar
January 26
Mastering engineer Emily Lazar poses for a portrait in New York on Dec. 28, 2020. Lazar is nominated three times in the album of the year category thanks to her work on albums from HAIM, Coldplay and Jacob Collier. The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards will be held on March 14. (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP)
January 26

Sandy West, who preserved wild Georgia island, dies at 108

A woman who championed the preservation of one of Georgia's largest barrier islands has died at age 108
January 26
This May 13, 1998 photo shows Eleanor 'Sandy' Torrey West on Ossabaw Island near Savannah, Ga. West, who championed the preservation of one of Georgia's largest barrier islands has died at age 108. West's grandson, Beryl Gilothwest, confirmed she died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (Kimberly Smith/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
January 26

Feds: Man threatened family of congressman, journalist

Federal authorities say they've arrested a California man for threatening harm in text messages sent during the attack on the Capitol to family members of a New York congressman and a journalist
January 26
January 26

'Never Rarely' tops Spirit Awards, 'Da 5 Bloods' leads NBRs

The teen abortion drama “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” landed a leading seven nominations, Chadwick Boseman was posthumously nominated and women dominated the best director category in the Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations Tuesday
January 26
This image released by Focus Features shows Sidney Flanigan in a scene from "Never Rarely Sometimes Always." The film was nominated for seven Independent Film Spirit Awards including one for best feature. (Focus Features via AP)
January 26
This cover image released by St. Martin's Press shows "Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause," by Ty Seidule. (St. Martin's Press via AP)
January 26

Judge OKs Weinstein bankruptcy plan with $17M for victims

A Delaware judge has approved a revised Weinstein Co. bankruptcy plan that provides about $35 million for creditors, with roughly half that amount going to women who've accused disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct
January 26
In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial in New York. A Delaware judge has approved a revised Weinstein Co. bankruptcy plan that provides about $35 million for creditors, with roughly half that amount going to women who've accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct. The judge approved the plan following a hearing and overruled objections by attorneys representing four women. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
January 26

Mossimo Giannulli loses bid to finish prison term at home

A federal judge has denied fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli’s request to serve the remaining three months of his prison term in the college admissions bribery scheme at home
January 26
FILE - Clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, foreground, departs federal court in Boston on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Giannulli is asking to serve the remainder of his five-month prison term at home, saying he spent eight weeks in solitary confinement before being transferred to a minimum security camp this week. Giannulli's lawyers said Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 that Giannulli believed he would only be held in quarantine for a short time before testing negative for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
January 26

Review: Ragtime and much more from jazz pianist Emmet Cohen

Stride provides a starting point on jazz pianist Emmet Cohen’s new album
January 26
This cover image released by Mack Avenue Records shows "Future Stride" by Emmet Cohen. (Mack Avenue Records via AP)
January 26

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible best-sellers for week ending Jan. 22nd
January 26
January 26

Apple Books-Top-10

Apple Books-Top-10 for week ending 1/24/2021
January 26
January 26

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

US-Apple-Movies-Top-10 for week ending 1/24/21
January 26
January 26

Review: Ani Di Franco makes the political personal on album

Veteran folk singer Ani Di Franco shows characteristic passion on “Revolutionary Love,” her first studio album since 2017
January 26
This cover image released by Righteous Babe Records shows "Revolutionary Love” by Ani Di Franco. (Righteous Babe Records via AP)
January 26

Jane Fonda to receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award

The Golden Globes will bestow the Cecil B
January 26
FILE - Actress Jane Fonda appears at the 71st international film festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 12, 2018. The Golden Globes will bestow the Cecil B. DeMille Award to Fonda during the 78th annual awards show next month. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
January 25

Smaller investors face down hedge funds, as GameStop soars

A head-scratching David and Goliath story is playing out on Wall Street over the stock price of a money-losing video game retailer
January 25
A woman wears a face mask as she walks past a GameStop store in Des Plaines, Ill., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. The latest battleground between the proletariat and the hedge funds serving the 1% isn’t on just any street. It’s on Wall Street. At least, that’s the view within an army of smaller-pocketed, optimistic investors who are throwing dollars and buy orders at the stock of video-game retailer GameStop. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, file)
January 25

Latest honor for Sidney Poitier: A film school in his name

At 93, screen legend Sidney Poitier has achieved a new career milestone: Arizona State University has unveiled The Sidney Poitier New American Film School
January 25
FILE - President Barack Obama presents the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Sidney Poitier during ceremonies in the East Room at the White House in Washington on Aug. 12, 2009. Arizona State University has named its new film school after Poitier. The university, which is expanding its existing film program into its own school, says it has invested millions of dollars in technology to create one of the largest, most accessible and most diverse film schools. The Sidney Poitier New American Film School will be unveiled at a ceremony on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 25

R&B artist Trey Songz arrested at AFC Championship game

Police say R&B artist Trey Songz was arrested during the AFC Championship game in Kansas City after fans complained he wasn't following COVID-19 protocols and other rules and he then punched an officer who was trying to remove him
January 25
FILE - Trey Songz performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 25, 2017. Songz was arrested during the AFC Championship game in Kansas City, Mo., after police said he refused to wear a mask and then punched an officer who was trying to remove him from the stadium. Songz, whose name is Tremaine Aldon Neverson, was released Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, from the Jackson County jail. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
January 25

Goade becomes first Native American to win Caldecott Medal

An Alaska illustrator has become the first Native American to win one of the two top prizes in children’s literature
January 25
This cover image released by Random House Books for Young Readers shows "When You Trap a Tiger," winner of the John Newbery Medal for the outstanding children's book overall of 2020. (Random House Books for Young Readers via AP)
January 25

New this week: 'Resident Alien,' Arlo Parks & 'Palmer'

This week’s new entertainment releases include new music from British singer-songwriter Arlo Parks, who can count former first lady Michelle Obama as a fan
January 25
This image released by Syfy shows Alan Tudyk as Harry Vanderspeigle in a scene from the new series "Resident Alien," premiering Wednesday on Syfy. (James Dittinger/SYFY via AP)
January 25

Pompeii's museum comes back to life to display amazing finds

Decades after suffering bombing and earthquake damage, Pompeii's museum is back in business, showing off exquisite finds from excavations of the ancient Roman city
January 25
A Dionysus bust is displayed at the museum Antiquarium, in Pompeii, southern Italy, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Decades after suffering bombing and earthquake damage, Pompeii's museum is back in business, showing off exquisite finds from excavations of the ancient Roman city. Officials of the archaeological park of the ruins of the city destroyed in 79 A.D. by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius inaugurated the museum on Monday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
January 25

Review: 'Tropic of Stupid' continues slapstick-noir series

Serge Storms, Tim Dorsey’s obsessive-compulsive serial killer, is on a new mission in “Tropic of Stupid,” the 24th novel in this slapstick-noir series
January 25
This cover mage released by William Morrow shows "Tropic of Stupid" by Tim Dorsey. (William Morrow via AP)
January 25

Review: New volume brings together 12 Joan Didion essays

Joan Didion has been an essential voice in American arts and letters for over half a century
January 25
This cover image released by Alfred A. Knopf shows "Let Me Tell You What I Mean" by Joan Didion. (Alfred A. Knopf via AP)
January 25

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6 include singer Alice Cooper, news anchorman Tom Brokaw, TV chef Ina Garten and singer Shakira
January 25
FILE - This Aug. 10, 2018 file photo shows Shakira performing in concert at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, a U.K.-based investment company, has acquired 100% of Grammy-winning superstar Shakira’s music publishing rights. Hipgnosis made the announcement Wednesday. Shakira’s catalog includes 145 songs, including “Hips Don’t Lie,” “Whenever, Wherever,” “La Tortura,” “She Wolf” and “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).” (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
January 25

Review: Schaffhausen spins a twisty tale at a torrid pace

When a 12-year-old girl is kidnapped, Boston police detective Ellery Hathaway throws herself into the case, one that brings back horrible memories of her own kidnapping when she was about that age
January 25
This cover image released by Minotaur shows "Every Waking Hour," a mystery by Joanna Schaffhausen. (Minotaur via AP)
January 24

Wilkerson's 'Caste' among finalists for book critics awards

Isabel Wilkerson’s “Caste,” an acclaimed biography of Malcolm X and fiction by Martin Amis and the late Randall Kenan are among this year’s finalists for National Book Critics Circle prizes
January 24
January 23

Jimmie Rodgers, singer of 'Honeycomb' and other hits, dies

The singer who recorded the hits “Honeycomb,” “Kisses Sweet Than Wine” and many other popular songs during the 1950s and 60s has died
January 23
January 23

Screenwriter Walter Bernstein dies at 101

Screenwriter Walter Bernstein has died
January 23
January 23

Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

Larry King has died at age 87 after a half-century in broadcasting that included interviews with presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes
January 23
Flowers lie on the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of the late broadcasting giant Larry King, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Los Angeles. King, the host of "Larry King Live" on CNN for over 25 years, died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 87. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
January 23

'Barney Miller,' 'Sanford and Son' actor Gregory Sierra dies

Gregory Sierra had memorable roles in “Barney Miller" and “Sanford and Son.”
January 23
January 23

From presidents to faded stars, all welcomed by Larry King

Larry King seemed like a throwback to a different age in media and show biz even during the height of his career hosting a nightly talk show on CNN
January 23
FILE - In this Dec. 12, 1997 file photo, Tina Sinatra, center, and Nancy Sinatra, right, daughters of the singer Frank Sinatra, joke around on CNN's Los Angeles set of "Larry King Live" as host Larry King makes preparations. King, who interviewed presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes during a half-century in broadcasting, has died at age 87. Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, tweeted that King died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Susan Sterner)
January 23

Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

Larry King has died at age 87 after a half-century in broadcasting that included interviews with presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes
January 23
FILE - This April 1, 2013 file photo shows talk show host Larry King attends a season-opening baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants in Los Angeles. King, who interviewed presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes during a half-century in broadcasting, has died at age 87. Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, tweeted that King died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
January 23

Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton praise and mourn Larry King

Celebrities and interview subjects, from Bill Clinton to Oprah Winfrey, are mourning the death of Larry King
January 23
January 23

Larry King, television's everyman interviewer of the famous and obscure, dies at 87, according to network he co-founded

Larry King, television's everyman interviewer of the famous and obscure, dies at 87, according to network he co-founded
January 23
January 23

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
January 23
January 22

'Baba Yaga' introduces with a virtual reality movie premiere

Daisy Ridley and Jennifer Hudson went to a movie premiere together last week
January 22
This image released by Baobab Studios shows avatars representing Jennifer Hudson, left, and Daisy Ridley at the VR premiere of their short film "Baba Yaga." It’s being called the first ever VR movie premiere. And consumers can experience the premiere space and the film now through Oculus Quest.(Baobab Studios via AP)
January 22

NBC to shut down NBC Sports Network at end of 2021

NBC will shut down the NBC Sports Network at the end of the year
January 22
FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, Peter Bevacqua, then CEO of the PGA of America, speaks during a news conference at the PGA Championship golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C. NBC will shut down the NBC Sports Network at the end of the year. NBC Sports Chairman Bevacqua announced the move Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in an internal memo to staff. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
January 22

David Ng named executive editor of The Providence Journal

The former top editor of The New York Daily News has been tapped as the next executive editor of The Providence Journal
January 22
January 22

Tom Brokaw says he's retiring from NBC News after 55 years

Former “Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw says he is retiring from NBC News after working at the network for 55 years
January 22
FILE - "NBC Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw delivers his closing remarks during his final broadcast, in New York on Dec. 1, 2004. Brokaw says he is retiring from NBC News after working at the network for 55 years. The author of "The Greatest Generation" is now 80 years old and his television appearances have been limited in recent years as he fought cancer. He says he will continue writing books and articles. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 22

Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian dies at 83

Bob Avian, a Tony Award-winning choreographer who had a role in some of the most beloved and influential shows on Broadway, including “Dreamgirls,” “A Chorus Line,” “Follies” and “Miss Saigon,” has died
January 22
FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2006 file photo, Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian poses in front of the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, home of the revival of " A Chorus Line," in New York. Avian died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 of cardiac arrest at Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, He was 83. (AP Photo/Shiho Fukada, File)