New Mexico film industry up amid abortion fights elsewhere
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's film industry appears to be on the brink of a boom thanks to abortion law controversies in other states and expanded incentives.
"Romeo and Juliet" director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96
ROME (AP) — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in his cinematic "Romeo and Juliet" and the miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth," died Saturday at 96.
Versace to Emporio: Men's looks shine, literally, in Milan
MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week for spring/summer menswear previews has started with a slightly different rhythm, with many mainstays not showing this season.
Taylor Swift makes surprise performance at gay bar Stonewall
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift made a surprise performance at an iconic gay bar a day after releasing a song supporting the LGBTQ community.
Correction: US-Film-5B story
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story June 13 about the new documentary "5B," The Associated Press reported erroneously the year the ward opened at San Francisco General Hospital.
'Gosh!' Cult comedy 'Napoleon Dynamite' turns 15
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The cult comedy Napoleon Dynamite turns 15 years old this month, a milestone for a movie that became an early breakaway hit in today's era of pop-culture geek celebration.
Julio Iglesias reflects on a life that 'has been a miracle'
NEW YORK (AP) — At 75 and after a five-decade-long career, Julio Iglesias keeps performing internationally, driven by his passion and, above all, a relentless discipline.
Agency recommends current 80K attendance cap at Burning Man
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is recommending attendance be capped at existing levels for the next 10 years at the annual Burning Man counter-culture festival in the desert 100 miles (160 kilometers) north of Reno.
Zegna, Stella McCartney tout transition in Milan
MILAN (AP) — The opening shows of Milan Fashion Week on Friday evening underscored a world in transition. Ermenegildo Zegna invited guests to an abandoned and gutted former steelworks on the outskirts of Milan that symbolizes both the region's deindustrialization but also offers the prospects for rebirth as the site of a major redevelopment plan.
Aniston to Sandler before kissing scenes: 'Oil up the beard'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it came to their kissing scenes in Netflix's "Murder Mystery ," Jennifer Aniston had one requirement of co-star Adam Sandler.
Zachary Levi's nerves growing before MTV Movie & TV Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zachary Levi plays a bulletproof superhero in "Shazam!," but the actor's nerves of steel are being tested leading up to his hosting duties for the MTV Movie & TV Awards.
Democratic contenders bash Fox News on Fox News
NEW YORK (AP) — Julian Castro is the latest Democratic presidential contender to follow the trend of criticizing Fox News Channel while appearing on the network for a town hall.
Swift calls out homophobes on new song, announces 7th album
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift's latest song has a new target: homophobes. Coinciding with the announcement of her seventh album, "Lover," the pop star on Thursday released a new tune called "You Need to Calm Down," where she addresses her own haters but also calls out those who attack the LGBTQ community.
Madonna offers a needy, trying-too-hard mess of an album
Madonna, "Madame X" (Interscope) These days Madonna is wearing an eyepatch for dubious reasons. But it's her ears that seem to have failed her.
Publisher delays US release of Naomi Wolf book 'Outrages'
NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Wolf's U.S. publisher is postponing the release of her new book, "Outrages," after a BBC interviewer challenged some of her findings.
Nick Cannon to host morning show on LA radio station
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nick Cannon is coming to radio. Meruelo Media on Friday announced the rapper, comedian and actor is joining Los Angeles hip-hop radio station Power 106 as host of its morning show.
NBCUniversal to build state-of-the-art studio in New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — NBCUniversal announced Friday it will build a state-of-the-art television and film studio in a warehouse district just north of downtown Albuquerque as it seeks to expand its footprint in one of the fastest growing film production hubs in the country.
Painting attributed to Caravaggio on display before auction
PARIS (AP) — Visitors on Friday were given one last chance to admire a 400-year-old painting found in an attic in southern France and attributed to Italian master Caravaggio, or raise questions about the work, before it goes on the auction block.
Trump compares first lady 'Melania T' to 'Jackie O'
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his wife, first lady Melania Trump, is an icon on the same order of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Almodovar to receive Venice Film Festival career achievement
ROME (AP) — The Spanish Oscar-winning writer and director Pedro Almodóvar will be awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement by the Venice Film Festival.
Baltimore art museum adds over 70 works to its collection
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Museum of Art has so far this year added more than 70 contemporary and historic artworks to its broad collection.
Missy Elliott, in tears, gets inducted into Songwriters Hall
NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, the creative mastermind who has written hit songs for a number of female acts and created camaraderie among women in the music industry for more than two decades, felt the love back from her musical sisters as she became the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Britney Spears' ex-manager hit with 5-year restraining order
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Thursday issued a five-year restraining order forbidding Britney Spears' former manager from contacting the singer or her family or making disparaging statements about them online.
Lew Klein, who helped create 'American Bandstand,' dies
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lew Klein, a broadcast pioneer who helped create "American Bandstand" and launched the careers of Dick Clark and Bob Saget, has died.
Cuba Gooding Jr. pleads not guilty to groping woman at bar
NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr. turned himself in and was arrested Thursday on charges he groped a woman in an encounter at a New York City night spot that appears to have been caught on video.