Fans visiting 'Stranger Things' sets bring boon to business
PALMETTO, Ga. (AP) — Soon after Netflix released "Stranger Things," fans of all ages came into Bradley's Big Buy grocery store in Palmetto, Georgia, dressed like characters from the show, and wandered toward the Eggo waffles aisle, cameras in hand.
'America's Got Talent' continues summer dominance for NBC
NEW YORK (AP) — "America's Got Talent" wasn't content with just the top spot in the Nielsen company's rankings of the most popular television programs last week.
LA Opera names lawyer to lead Placido Domingo investigation
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it will immediately open a "thorough and independent investigation" into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Domingo, the company's general director.
Marvel's involvement in 'Spider-Man' movies may be in doubt
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With great success comes great re-negotiation. In the wake of the announcement that "Spider-Man: Far From Home" is now the highest-grossing film ever in Sony Pictures' history, reports surfaced that Marvel Studios may be stepping away from the cross-studio partnership.
No camping at Phish shows near Denver over plague concerns
DENVER (AP) — Thousands of people who planned to camp during three days of Phish concerts at a stadium outside Denver will no longer be able to because of concerns that fleas in and around nearby prairie dog burrows could spread the plague.
Larry King seeks divorce from seventh wife after 22 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry King is seeking a divorce from his seventh wife, Shawn King, after 22 years. The 85-year-old talk show host filed a petition to end the marriage Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Review: In 'Brittany Runs a Marathon,' a breakout for Bell
Getting in shape and putting your life together usually, at the movies, passes in a montage. But for many, the non-Rocky legions of us, such transformations require more than inspiring theme music and lifting weights in the snow.
Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 12-18
NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 12-18. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
Charges dropped against alleged thief of McDormand Oscar
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday dropped the case against a man charged with stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar statuette from a 2018 Academy Awards after-party.
Could we BE any more excited? 'Friends' fans nuts for merch
NEW YORK (AP) — See your "Friends" on the big screen. Deck out your place with "Friends" decor. Wear your "Friends" as jewelry. Heck, buy the "Friends" Lego set and pretend it's for your kid.
New 'Matrix' film set with Keanu Reeves and Lana Wachowski
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Keanu Reeves and Lana Wachowski are returning to the world of "The Matrix." Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich says Tuesday that a fourth "Matrix" is in the works.
Mindy Kaling, 'Four Weddings': optimistic without apology
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Mindy Kaling is optimistic about life. Got a problem with that? Kaling's sunny — yet clear-eyed — view is on display in her film "Late Night," in which she stars opposite Emma Thompson, and in the Hulu series "Four Weddings and a Funeral."
'David Makes Man' explores the power of a teen's imagination
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — When Michael B. Jordan first met with "Moonlight" writer Tarell Alvin McCraney, the two surprisingly discovered through an emotional conversation that both had more in common than they realized.
The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store
App Store Official Charts for the week ending August 18, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.
Entertaining array of stylings on Jason Hawk Harris' debut
Jason Hawk Harris, "Love & the Dark" (Bloodshot) A single guitar solo is by itself worth the price of admission to Jason Hawk Harris' world.
Review: Vince Gill straddles middle of the road on 'Okie'
Vince Gill, "Okie" (MCA Nashville) Musically and politically, Vince Gill straddles the middle of the road on his new album "Okie."
Inspired by Fela, Nigeria's Burna Boy blazes trail in the US
NEW YORK (AP) — Burna Boy was only six years old when Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti passed away, but that was enough time for the future musician to be inspired.
Review: A memorably horrific wedding night in 'Ready or Not'
Traditionally, weddings usually lead to some fun and games in the bedroom for the happy and exhausted couple. In the new horror-thriller "Ready or Not," that's definitely true — but the games aren't always fun.
25th Bond movie gets a title: 'No Time to Die'
NEW YORK (AP) — The 25th James Bond movie has a title: "No Time to Die." Producers announced the moniker Tuesday for the film that has long been referred to simply as "Bond 25."
'Kind of Blue' drummer still keeping time as album turns 60
As legend has it, Miles Davis assembled a super group of jazz musicians in a New York studio and recorded a bunch of songs without retakes.
Judge to rule on tossing suit against Smollett in October
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge hearing the city of Chicago's lawsuit against Jussie Smollett says she'll rule on the actor's request to toss the suit in October.
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child start a new series
"Old Bones" (Grand Central), by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child In "Old Bones" by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, archaeologist Nora Kelly gets a visit from historian Clive Benton, who shows her a lost artifact tied to the fate of the Donner Party, the group of people trapped by a blizzard in the Sierra Mountains of California in 1847 that resorted to cannibalism to survive.
Writers union says talent agents are violating antitrust law
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Writers Guild of America filed claims Monday in federal court alleging the entertainment industry's biggest talent agencies are violating antitrust and anti-racketeering laws, the latest move in a long and heated battle between those who write scripts and the agents who represent them.
Florida battery charge dropped against singer Chris Brown
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A felony battery charge has been dropped against singer Chris Brown, who had been accused of attacking a nightclub photographer in Florida two years ago.
Publisher confirms Halperin book despite intense criticism
NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Halperin's planned book about the 2020 election has been officially announced amid protests that the "Game Change" co-author hasn't earned a second chance since facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment.