Entertainment

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and foreign film producers, companies and investment firms have signed 36 deals to make movies and build cinemas worth $2.3 billion. The deals were signed on the sidelines of the Beijing International Film Festival, an annual event in its fifth year. Zhao...
HONG KONG (AP) — "The Golden Era," a biography of Chinese novelist Xiao Hong, won top honors at the Hong Kong Film Awards, with its director Ann Hui claiming her fifth best director trophy. A trailblazer for female filmmakers, Hui became the record holder for women in the best...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards jam-packed more than three hours of music, from classic country stars such as George Strait and Alan Jackson to contemporary favorites Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan and pop and rock stars Taylor Swift and Steven...
BOSTON (AP) — Julio Iglesias and three other prominent music industry figures will receive honorary degrees from Boston's Berklee College of Music at its commencement next month. Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris, drummer Harvey Mason and Grammy Award-winning singer-...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Jedis are all but extinct, the Old Republic is in turmoil and the threat of the Death Star is looming in "Rogue One," fans learned at Star Wars Celebration on Sunday. Director Gareth Edwards ("Godzilla") debuted a tantalizing concept reel to preview...
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Actor Alton "Ben" Powers, known for his role in the 1970s CBS television series "Good Times," has died at the age of 64. The Auclair Funeral Home, which is handling arrangements, said Powers died April 6 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Details were not...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — What do you get when more than 1,100 ukulele (OO'-koo-leh-leh) enthusiasts gather and begin playing their instruments? Lots of noise, but not a new world record. Crowds gathered Saturday in the Little Tokyo neighborhood of Los Angeles in a second annual...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Blake Shelton may be going into the Academy of Country Music Awards as a host, performer and two-time nominee, but he has another priority: being a cheerleader. Shelton's wife, fiery country star Miranda Lambert, is the top contender with eight...
MIAMI (AP) — After receiving a standing ovation from his emotional audience, Don Francisco, the popular host of "Sabado Gigante," tried to explain why television's longest-running show is coming to an end. Created by its boisterous host, the weekly three-hour show, which means "...
TAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court Tuesday to a charge of...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A financial analysis projects that a proposed $1.7 billion NFL stadium near Los Angeles would...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A financial analysis projects that a proposed $1.7 billion NFL stadium near Los Angeles would...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, say they will replace two recently planted saplings this...
NEW YORK (AP) — Hormel says it will sell less turkey this year because of a spreading bird flu outbreak. So far...
TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. and Japan need further work to resolve differences on autos and farm exports that are...