Tuesday, August 3, 2021

A road not taken: verified Cormac McCarthy account is fake

August 2, 2021 2:16 pm NEW YORK (AP) — Sorry, Cormac McCarthy fans. That blue-checked Twitter account for the famous, and famously media-shy author is fake. ...

Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’-inspired series to bow in 2022

August 2, 2021 1:36 pm LOS ANGELES (AP) — Start the countdown. An Amazon series inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” novels will premiere in...

New this week: ‘The Suicide Squad,’ ‘Vivo’ and Streisand

August 2, 2021 12:36 pm Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. ...

What to stream in August: Sandra Oh faces the lows of higher learning in...

August 2, 2021 7:01 am TORONTO — Social turmoil echoes through the halls of academia, while a journey back to Sesame Street offers some levity in August’s streaming highlights. Here’s a...

Hong Kong pop singer, activist arrested on corruption charge

August 2, 2021 12:52 am HONG KONG (AP) — A prominent Hong Kong singer and pro-democracy activist was arrested by the city’s anti-corruption watchdog Monday over accusations that he broke...

‘Jungle Cruise’ sails atop box office despite COVID concerns

August 1, 2021 3:51 pm LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite growing concerns over the delta variant, “Jungle Cruise” still drew moviegoers out to theaters during the film’s opening weekend to...

MTV marks 40th anniversary with a new ‘Moon Person’ design

August 1, 2021 2:21 pm MTV is marking its 40th anniversary with a relaunch of its iconic image of an astronaut on the moon, with an MTV flag planted nearby. ...

DaBaby booted from Lollapalooza after homophobic comments

August 1, 2021 1:16 pm CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper DaBaby was cut Sunday from Lollapalooza's closing lineup following crude and homophobic remarks he made last week at a Miami-area music...

MTV marks 40th anniversary with a “Moon Person” image

August 1, 2021 1:06 pm MTV is marking its 40th anniversary with a relaunch of its iconic image of an astronaut on the moon, with an MTV flag planted nearby. ...

Young TikTok star shot in California movie theater dies

August 1, 2021 10:46 am CORONA, Calif. (AP) — A young TikTok star who had been on life support after he and a friend were shot inside a Southern California...

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Landlords, tenants fill courts as eviction moratorium ends

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Diplomats: ASEAN waiting on Myanmar approval of envoy

August 2, 2021 11:46 pm MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Southeast Asia’s top diplomats have tentatively chosen a special envoy to help deal with the violent...

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