Daughter's sleep training influenced Knightley's latest role
LONDON (AP) — Keira Knightley's edginess while playing a real-life Iraq War whistle-blower in the political thriller "Official Secrets" wasn't all an act.
Kodak Black expected to plead guilty in federal weapons case
MIAMI (AP) — Rapper Kodak Black is expected to plead guilty to federal weapons charges. A hearing is set for Thursday in Miami federal court.
India's 'patriotism pop' songs urge Hindus to claim Kashmir
NEW DELHI (AP) — The music videos began appearing on social media within hours of the announcement by India's Hindu-led nationalist government that it was stripping statehood from the disputed region of Kashmir that had been in place for decades.
Once upon a time in fatherhood: Tarantino to become a dad
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Quentin Tarantino is going to be telling a whole new brand of "Once upon a time" tale — the bedtime-story kind.
Alabama postpones 50th anniversary tour over singer's health
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Country band Alabama says it is postponing the remainder of its 50th anniversary tour as lead singer Randy Owen battles health complications.
Film on factory is first Netflix project endorsed by Obamas
NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary about an Ohio auto glass factory that is run by a Chinese investor debuted Wednesday on Netflix as the streaming service's first project backed by Michelle and Barack Obama's new production company.
Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her songs' masters
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift plans to re-record her songs after her catalog was purchased by popular music manager Scooter Braun.
Jury backs Nicholas Sparks in lawsuit by former school head
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal jury sided Wednesday with novelist Nicholas Sparks and the private Christian school he founded in his North Carolina hometown, dismissing claims by the school's former headmaster that he was unjustly fired and then slandered by the author.
Country singer Drake White reveals brain condition
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After nearly collapsing onstage recently, country singer Drake White has revealed he has a brain condition that disrupts normal blood flow.
Review: 'Angel Has Fallen' and so has the franchise
There is a certain mindless pleasure in the "Fallen" movies. Watching Gerard Butler muscle his way through increasingly preposterous obstacles as a Secret Service agent can be amusing and oddly transfixing at the same time.
Hemsworth seeks to divorce Cyrus after 7 months of marriage
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Liam Hemsworth is seeking a divorce from Miley Cyrus after seven months of marriage. The 29-year-old Australian actor filed for the dissolution of his marriage to the 26-year-old American pop star in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday.
'Stranger Things' fans bring cameras, wallets to Georgia
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.
Cost of spherical Vegas Strip venue put at $1.2 billion-plus
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Company and project officials are estimating the costs of a spherical entertainment venue under construction on the Las Vegas Strip at between $1.2 billion and $1.7 billion.
Christie Brinkley, Sean Spicer make 'Dancing with the Stars'
NEW YORK (AP) — Christie Brinkley, Hannah Brown of "The Bachelorette" and former White House press secretary Sean Spicer are among the contestants on the next season of "Dancing with the Stars" — but not everyone is happy with the list.
Brody's take: Adam Brody dishes on career and his TV habits
NEW YORK (AP) — In Adam Brody's new movie "Ready or Not ," in theaters Wednesday, he's part of an ultra-rich family with an odd marriage ritual: When someone marries into the family, that person must pick a card to play a random game on their wedding night.
Riesterer, wrote Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling," dies
PARIS (AP) — Frederic Riesterer, the producer and creator of electronic dance music who co-wrote the Grammy-nominated hit "I Gotta Feeling" with The Black Eyed Peas, has died.
'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.