Entertainment

Celebrity birthdays

Nov. 19: Talk-show host Larry King is 84. Talk-show host Dick Cavett is 81. Media mogul Ted Turner is 79. Fashion designer Calvin Klein is 75. Sportscaster Ahmad Rashad is 68. Actress Kathleen Quinlan is 63. Actress Glynnis O’Connor is 62. Actress Jodie Foster is 55. Drummer Travis McNabb ...

In ‘Justice League,’ DC looks beyond Batman and Superman

NEW YORK — Peace never reigns in the pages of DC Comics. There’s always a world to be saving, a cataclysm to avert. The making of the DC superhero team-up film “Justice League” was hardly any more tranquil. Made in the wake of the disappointment surrounding its predecessor, “Batman ...

Studio cuts ties to director Ratner after harassment report

NEW YORK — Hollywood’s widening sexual harassment crisis has ensnared a prominent film director after six women — including actress Olivia Munn — accused Brett Ratner of sexual misconduct in a Los Angeles Times report on Wednesday. Playboy Enterprises quickly distanced itself from ...

Rising singer Daniel Caesar blazes trail with celeb fan base

NEW YORK (AP) — What do Stevie Wonder and Kylie Jenner have in common? They’re both fans of rising R&B singer Daniel Caesar. The golden-voiced Canadian singer, who also counts Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Rick Rubin and Erykah Badu as admirers, has built a strong celebrity fan base, ...

‘Stranger Things’: Even stranger for David Harbour in year two

By FRAZIER MOORE AP Television Writer NEW YORK — Even the title is enigmatic. “Stranger Things” could mean so many things: the recent extreme weather; Washington politics; fad recipes for kale. Nearly everyone knows about “Stranger Things.” But who can explain what this enigmatic ...

After a best-seller, novelist John Green lays bare his mind

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In the years since John Green’s tear-jerker love story about two teen cancer patients became a best-seller in 2012, the young adult novelist and video blogger wondered if he would ever be able to write another book. After “The Fault in Our Stars” sold over 45 ...

Mark Wahlberg hopes God forgives him for ‘Boogie Nights’

CHICAGO (AP) — Mark Wahlberg hopes God will forgive him for his turn as a porn star in the 1997 film “Boogie Nights.” Wahlberg told the Chicago Tribune ahead of an event with Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich recently that he hopes “that God is a movie fan and also forgiving” because he ...

Family of late ‘Crocodile Hunter’ back at Animal Planet

NEW YORK (AP) — Crikey! The Irwin family is returning to television’s Animal Planet, 11 years after the death of “The Crocodile Hunter” star and family patriarch Steve Irwin. The network said Wednesday that Irwin’s widow, Terri, and children Bindi and Robert will reappear on Animal ...

Prophets of Rage hope to be ‘soundtrack for the resistance’

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to protest music, there’s the subtle stuff and the really angry stuff. The all-star band Prophets of Rage takes the latter to a whole new grab-you-by-the-throat level. Their volcanic self-titled debut album tackles racism, poverty, drones, homelessness, ...

A new spectator sport for the TV superfan: ‘binge racing’

NEW YORK (AP) — For a special breed of TV superfans, this isn’t streaming. This is a gusher. Behold the spectator sport known as “binge racing,” defined as plowing through a streaming-network series’ full season in less than 24 hours after the release of those episodes. Sure, any ...

Producers guild starts process to expel Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In an unprecedented move, the Producers Guild of America has voted unanimously to institute termination proceedings for Harvey Weinstein on disciplinary grounds. The PGA’s National Board of Directors and Officers said Monday that Weinstein has an opportunity to respond ...

In Weinstein’s wake, is Hollywood truly capable of change?

LOS ANGELES— “That’s how it works,” actress and director Sarah Polley recalls Harvey Weinstein saying to her years ago in his office. If she agreed to a “very close relationship” with him she could go on to be a star and win awards, he said. He told her that a famous actress had ...

Veteran British actor Roy Dotrice dies aged 94

LONDON (AP) — Roy Dotrice, a veteran British actor, died at his London home on Monday. He was 94. Dotrice was known for his role as Leopold Mozart in the Oscar-winning film “Amadeus” and his many theater and TV roles. He won many accolades throughout his lengthy career including a ...

Boseman, Hudlin team up to portray a young Thurgood Marshall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chadwick Boseman knows a little about portraying icons: his acting resume includes Jackie Robinson, James Brown and comic book’s first black superhero, the Black Panther. But even Boseman was wary after director Reginald Hudlin approached him about portraying the younger ...

Coming to a movie theater near you: Dubai destroyed, again

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As a mammoth wave from the Persian Gulf rises up to drown fleeing beachgoers and wash over downtown Dubai and the world’s tallest building, you can be forgiven for thinking you’ve seen this all before. The coming film “Geostorm” marks just the ...

Paltrow and Jolie accounts may have sealed Weinstein’s fate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — They waited years to speak, but two of Hollywood’s most powerful women might have helped seal the fate of Harvey Weinstein. Both Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie added their first-person accounts of uncomfortable experiences with Weinstein to the ever-growing list of ...

‘Legends’ star shatters stereotypes with Muslim superhero

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Tala Ashe is thrilled to debut her new character, a Muslim-American superhero joining season three of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” It’s a particularly poignant moment for the Iranian-born, Ohio-reared actress who described the hardship of portraying ...

‘Demo Boss’ to premiere on WVIA-TV

WVIA will premiere a new reality based program called “Demo Boss” at 9 p.m. Thursday. The demolition business is a $3 billion dollar a year industry. In the first of two 30-minute episodes, witness the demolition of a landmark bank in Plains Township including the removal and recovery of an ...

Film producer Harvey Weinstein ousted from Weinstein Co.

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein, the sharp-elbowed movie producer whose combative reign in Hollywood made him an Academy Awards regular, was fired from The Weinstein Company on Sunday following an expose that detailed decades of sexual harassment allegations made against Weinstein by ...

Mothers Against Drunk Driving to host Walk Like MADD 5k

The Pennsylvania affiliate of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the Williamsport area volunteers will host its signature Walk Like MADD non-competitive 5K fundraising walk from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the South Williamsport Recreational Center. The Williamsport Walk Like MADD will ...