By HILLEL ITALIE
AP National Writer
NEW YORK — He was born Issur Danielovitch, a ragman’s son. He died Kirk Douglas, a Hollywood king.
Douglas, the muscular, tempestuous actor with the dimpled chin, lived out an epic American story of reinvention and perseverance, from the riches ...
Someone from a much warmer locale recently asked me what people here do to get through the winter.
I told them about the wealth of winter recreation opportunities, such as fat tire biking, skiing, snowshoeing and winter camping.
And although it hardly seems as exciting by comparison, I also ...
By MIKE CIDONI LENNOX
LOS ANGELES — It happens in an instant: The envelope is opened, a name is called and the Oscar winner’s life and career are changed forever.
To some, the first moments after an Academy Award win felt like an out-of-body experience — it came a ...
By GARY GERARD HAMILTON
NEW YORK — Keegan-Michael Key is transitioning out of over-the-top comedies to focus more on dramatic films, and for him, itís no laughing matter.
“We’ve been moving in a little bit of a new direction, where it’s a Keegan with a little ...
By RYAN PATTERSON
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — David Gotlibson remembers his first day plowing snow for Eau Claire County. A winter storm dumped 14 inches of fresh powder, so the newcomer had his hands full.
“I learned what to do and what not to do,” Gotlibson ...
It’s not exactly breaking news that it’s already been a long winter here in the Upper Peninsula.
But still, a long winter — or any winter in the U.P. — is one of those topics that seems to always merit discussion.
Maybe it makes the months of bitter cold and seemingly endless snow a ...
By MAE ANDERSON
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK — This year’s Super Bowl won’t be a politics-free zone, as both President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will air campaign ads during the game.
But most other advertisers will offer escape from ...
By KRISTIN M. HALL
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Most people would say that Billy Ray Cyrus has been lucky to keep finding himself in the middle of massive pop culture moments over this three-decade long career in music and television.
Between his auspicious 1992 debut with ...
By PETER COX
ST. PAUL, Minn. — On a Monday night, the start of the second week of rehearsals, a group of actors gathered in a circle, stretching and working through vocal exercises. They’re like actors putting together a show at any other theater, ...
Do you ever find yourself wondering about the lives and backgrounds of the writers you read? I know I do.
Whether they're a best-selling fiction author, a journalist or an academic writer, I usually find myself curious about the lives they led, as understanding who a writer is can lend ...
By JAKE COYLE
AP Film Writer
PARK CITY, Utah — The normally private Taylor Swift premiered an intimate documentary last week at the Sundance Film Festival in which the pop star discloses a past eating disorder, chronicles her inner battle over speaking forthrightly about politics and says ...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors who won a conviction in Bill Cosbyís sexual assault case defended their work as they fight the imprisoned actor’s latest appeal.
Cosby, 82, has asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to review trial rulings that let five other accusers testify for the ...
The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide.
The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of Jan. 22, 2020:
TOP 20 GLOBAL ...
MARQUETTE — You’ve just upgraded your television to a brand new flat screen, but now what do you do with the old one? The simple solution would be to put it in the trash like other waste, but electronics pose harmful threats to the environment if not properly disposed of.
By HOLLY RAMER
CONCORD, N.H. — Kyla Gill had never so much as touched a sewing machine or picked up a crochet hook two weeks ago. Now, she’s hooked on crafting for critters 10,000 miles away, to the point of temporarily putting aside her floor refinishing business in ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen King says he cares “only about ìquality,” not diversityî when deciding on awards. Some are asking why he thinks the two must be different.
“I would never consider diversity in matters of art. Only quality,î” King tweeted this week. “It seems to me that ...
By DAVID BAUDER
AP Entertainment Writer
NEW YORK — Posthumous inductees Whitney Houston and The Notorious B.I.G. will lead a new class into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, joined by Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers, Nine Inch Nails and T-Rex.
The gospel-trained Houston, whose soaring ...
By DANICA KIRKA
LONDON — The estranged father of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex could be called to testify against the royals in her lawsuit against the Mail on Sunday newspaper, court papers reveal.
Meghan is suing the newspaper and its parent company, Associated ...
By LEANNE ITALIE
NEW YORK— The point where childhood ends and adulthood begins isn’t as straightforward as it seems. Add the limelight and things can get complicated for young people who either voluntarily or through circumstances live very public lives.
By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr.
AP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio's Earth Alliance environmental organization will donate $3 million to help wildfire relief efforts in Australia.
The foundation said Thursday that it has started the Australia Wildfire Fund to help ...