French publisher's jarring memoir to be released in English
NEW YORK (AP) — An English-language edition of “Le Consentement,” a French publisher's jarring memoir about her abusive relationship as a teenager with a prominent writer in his 50s, will come out next year.
The always intimate Theatre for One goes online
NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus hasn't stopped the world's smallest theater. “Theatre for One,” where one audience member sees one short play performed by a single actor in a portable theater, has now gone online.
Will Forte to bring parody 'MacGruber' to Peacock service
NEW YORK (AP) — “MacGruber,” a parody skit on “Saturday Night Live” that became a movie, is coming back to the small screen. The NBCUniversal streaming platform Peacock said Monday that Will Forte will once again play the mullet-haired hero for a new half-hour series.
All Night Long: Lionel Richie recalls closing 1984 Olympics
EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games.
Sara Bareilles to star in Peacock comedy about a girl group
NEW YORK (AP) — Sara Bareilles will be acting against type in her next role: She'll be playing a washed-up musician. The NBCUniversal streaming platform Peacock said Monday the Grammy-winning artist and Broadway songwriter Bareilles will star in “Girls5eva,” co-produced by Tina Fey.
Antonio Banderas says he's tested positive for coronavirus
NEW YORK (AP) — Antonio Banderas says he's tested positive for COVID-19 and is celebrating his 60th birthday in quarantine. The Spanish actor announced his positive test in a post Monday on Instagram.
Larry Wilmore, Amber Ruffin anchor weekly late-night shows
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peacock is launching a pair of weekly late-night comedy series with Larry Wilmore and Amber Ruffin to focus on current events.
Jolie seeks removal of private judge in Pitt divorce case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie asked Monday that the private judge overseeing her divorce from Brad Pitt be disqualified from the case because of insufficient disclosures of his business relationships with one of Pitt's attorneys.
New this week: Selena Gomez, Jason Sudeikis & Gloria Estefan
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
Review: American culture seen new in 'After the Last Border'
“After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America," by Jessica Goudeau, (Viking) In this book we take a journey into American culture through the eyes of Mu Naw from Myanmar, and Hasna from Syria.
Treasure-hunter finds 3,000-year-old hoard in Scotland
LONDON (AP) — An amateur treasure-hunter has uncovered one of the most significant Bronze Age hoards ever found in Scotland, including jewelry and a 3,000-year-old sword, authorities said Monday.
Review: Bombings and a disappearance fuel Parker's new novel
“Then She Vanished,” by T. Jefferson Parker (Putnam) With each new book in T. Jefferson Parker’s series featuring San Diego private detective Roland Ford, the less the yarns resemble private eye novels and the more they bring to mind apocalyptic James Bond thrillers.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 16-22
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 16-22 Aug. 16: Actor Gary Clarke (“Hondo,” ?The Virginian”) is 87. Actor Julie Newmar is 87.
Simon Cowell has surgery for broken back after bike accident
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Simon Cowell underwent surgery to repair a broken back, the result of an electric bicycle accident, and was recovering at a hospital, a spokesperson said Sunday.
Italy's pioneering comic actor, Franca Valeri, dies at 100
ROME (AP) — Franca Valeri, an elegant, ironic and versatile actor who pioneered female comic roles in Italy's post-war years and helped the nation laugh at its foibles, has died at 100.
Virtual preparation allows Miss Nicaragua amid pandemic
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — For four months, everything was virtual: the modeling and speech classes, the make-up courses and the emotional support session via videoconference.
'Don't shut up!' Film spotlights Filipino journalist
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maria Ressa says she didn’t take Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seriously when he declared four years ago that “corrupt” journalists weren’t “exempted from assassination.” “In 2016, it was really, really laughable.
Spanish police hit the discos to enforce virus health rules
FUENGIROLA, Spain (AP) — Facing a new surge of coronavirus infections, one Spanish town is deploying special police units to nightclubs to enforce health regulations to stop the virus from spreading.
Reimagining ‘The Secret Garden’ for a new generation
Frances Hodgson Burnett’s children’s classic “ The Secret Garden ” has been adapted into several films, television series and even a Broadway musical.
'Stockton on My Mind' shows mayor's hopes for ailing city
Walk into the Stockton, Calfornia, city offices and you might hear Drake’s “God’s Plan” coming from the mayor’s office. There, Mayor Michael Tubbs could be bobbing his head to the lyrics, “I can’t do this one my own, ayy, no, ayy.” Outside those walls sits one of the poorest, least literate communities in the nation.
MTV VMAS scraps indoor performances, moves to outdoor sets
NEW YORK (AP) — MTV says it is ditching plans for indoor performances for its upcoming Video Music Awards, opting for outdoor shows spread throughout New York City instead.
Lorenzo Soria, president of Golden Globes group, dies at 68
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and former editor of the Italian news weekly L’Espresso, died Friday, the association said.
Eminent scholar of early U.S., Bernard Bailyn, dies at 97
NEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Bailyn, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and educator of lasting influence whose “The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution” transformed how many thought about the country’s formation, has died at 97.
Virus-quieted oceans open window for Shark Week researchers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic forced people to stay put, but it gave sharks a travel passport and scientists a rare opportunity.
Comedian Andy Dick sues man who punched him in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Comedian Andy Dick has filed a lawsuit in New Orleans against the man who punched him last year outside a French Quarter nightclub.