Entertainment

Disney streaming service to get ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel

NEW YORK — "Star Wars" and the Marvel comic-book movies will join Disney's upcoming streaming service , potentially giving it broader appeal beyond families with young children. The Disney service will be the only place to stream those movies on demand in the U.S. as part of a monthly ...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2002 file photo, Thomas Steinbeck, son of author John Steinbeck, speaks to a crowd at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, Calif., to celebrate what would have been his father's 100th birthday. He died on Aug. 11, 2016 at age 72. Waverly Scott Kaffaga, step-daughter of John Steinbeck, told jurors in federal court Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 that film remakes of "The Grapes of Wrath" and "East of Eden" fell apart because Thomas his and widow Gail Steinbeck interfered with the projects. She told jurors in Los Angeles federal court that long-running litigation has prevented her from making the most of Steinbeck's copyright. (Richard Green/The Californian, File)

Steinbeck stepdaughter wins $13M in lawsuit

LOS ANGELES — A federal jury awarded John Steinbeck's stepdaughter more than $13 million in a lawsuit claiming the author's son and daughter-in-law impeded film adaptations of his classic works. Jurors in Los Angeles found Tuesday in favor of Waverly Scott Kaffaga, who alleged that ...

FILE - In this Sunday, April 2, 2017, file photo, Miranda Lambert performs "Tin Man" at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Lambert leads her peers with five Country Music Association nominations, followed closely by Little Big Town and Keith Urban with four each. Lambert was nominated Monday, Sept. 4, for song and single of the year for "Tin Man," and also earned nods for album, female vocalist and best video of the year. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Lambert leads nominees for country music awards

NEW YORK — Miranda Lambert led the pack with five nominations for Country Music Association awards on Monday, with Little Big Town and Keith Urban earning four nods each. Lambert was nominated for song and single of the year for "Tin Man," and also earned nods for album, female vocalist and ...

Man dies after rushing into Burning Man

A man rushed past layers of security officers into a massive fire at the Burning Man festival's signature ceremony, suffering burns that left him dead just hours later. Authorities are investigating the death of Aaron Joel Mitchell, 41, who broke through a two-layer security perimeter during ...

In this Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, photo, Voletta Wallace, left, and Faith Evans, right, pose for a portrait in New York. Wallace details the love for the Notorious B.I.G. as both his mother and No. 1 fan in the new, three-hour documentary, “Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.” It debuts Monday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. EST on A&E. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

After his death, Notorious B.I.G.’s mother becomes his No.1 fan

NEW YORK — During the late 1990s when the Notorious B.I.G. emerged as rap's top performer, detailing street life in Brooklyn on songs and albums that dominated the pop charts, his mother didn't think much of his music, which she used to call "noise." Now, she can't live without that ...

Kendrick Lamar accepts the award for video of the year for "HUMBLE." at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Viewership down for MTV’s Video Music Awards

By DAVID BAUDER the associated press NEW YORK— No longer the event it was when Eminem ruled the charts, the MTV Video Music Awards tallied 5.68 million viewers across 10 different networks on Sunday for a show dominated by Kendrick Lamar's coronation and the debut of Taylor Swift's new ...

This image released by HBO shows Vladimir Furdik as The Night King on the season finale of "Game of Thrones." The series set yet another audience record Sunday with its seventh-season finale. Nielsen says an all-time high of 12.1 million viewers were tuned in to the wildly popular fantasy drama. An additional 4 million caught the episode on streaming channels. (HBO via AP)

‘Game of Thrones’ breaks audience record

NEW YORK — HBO's "Game of Thrones" set yet another audience record Sunday with its seventh-season finale. Nielsen says an all-time high of 12.1 million viewers were tuned in to the wildly popular fantasy drama. An additional 4 million caught the episode on streaming channels. The ...

Police officers watch as spectators are checked by security guards as they enter a club for a concert by the American Allah-Las rock band, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017.  The band's concert in Rotterdam, The Netherlands was cancelled at the last minute by the police on Wednesday due to a terror threat. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

Dutch police detain suspect in concert terror threat

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Alerted by a detailed tip from Spanish colleagues, Dutch police arrested a man Thursday and questioned him on suspicion of preparing an attack on a concert in Rotterdam by an American rock band. But the Dutch justice minister suggested later in the day that the ...

Conor McGregor trains during a media workout Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in Las Vegas. McGregor is scheduled to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match Aug. 26 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

50 million could watch Mayweather-McGregor fight in the US alone

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor's improbable challenge of Floyd Mayweather Jr. could be seen by a staggering 50 million people in the United States as fans and the curious gather in small and large parties. The fight Saturday night threatens the pay-per-view revenue ...

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, file photo, Jerry Lewis accepts the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences during the Oscars telecast during the 81st Academy Awards, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Lewis, the comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died. Lewis died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, according to his publicist. He was 91. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Coroner: Jerry Lewis death was from end-stage heart disease

LAS VEGAS — Authorities in Las Vegas say Jerry Lewis died of heart disease, but the wording of his death certificate differs from what was reported earlier. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said Monday that Lewis' official cause of death was end-stage cardiac disease and peripheral ...

‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ outdoes ‘Logan Lucky’ at box office

LOS ANGELES— Critics loved "Logan Lucky" and gave a big collective shrug to "The Hitman's Bodyguard," but when it came to the test of the marketplace, audiences went their own way. The two action flicks faced off this weekend, and "The Hitman's Bodyguard" emerged the victor with a ...

FILE - This is a Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 file photo of actor Daniel Craig poses for the media as he arrives for the German premiere of the James Bond movie 'Spectre' in Berlin, Germany. British actor Daniel Craig announced he returning to cars, cocktails and camera pens to play James Bond in the franchise’s next film, due out in 2019.  The 49-year old actor told Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night’s “Late Show” that it will likely be his last time playing 007, and that he hopes to “go out on a high note.” (AP Photo/Michael Sohn/File)

Daniel Craig, back as Bond, keeps 007 fans on edge

NEW YORK — Daniel Craig's 007-era will die another day. After months of gossip and denials, Craig on Tuesday night confirmed to Stephen Colbert on the "Late Show" that he will indeed return for another James Bond movie. The yet-titled film is due out November 2019. "We've just been ...

FILE - This March 9, 2016, file photo shows a total solar eclipse in Belitung, Indonesia. A solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, is set to star in several special broadcasts on TV and online. PBS, ABC, NBC, NASA Television and the Science Channel are among the outlets planning extended coverage of the first solar eclipse visible across the United States in 99 years. (AP Photo/File)

Tune in online or on TV to see eclipse

LOS ANGELES — Ronald Dantowitz has been looking forward to Monday's solar eclipse for nearly 40 years. An astronomer who specializes in solar imaging, he's been photographing eclipses for more than three decades, and will be using 14 cameras to capture the Aug. 21 celestial event. The ...

Tacos made with Cheetos is shown during a press preview for a three-day pop-up restaurant featuring an all-Cheetos menu, Tuesday Aug. 15, 2017, in New York. Celebrity chef Anne Burrell has been given the unenviable task of creating an entire menu for a pop-up restaurant based on Cheetos. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Cheetos pop-up restaurant opens in New York City

NEW YORK — Gourmet fun or just plain cheesy? A three-day pop-up restaurant devoted to Cheetos, yes Cheetos, opened in Manhattan on Tuesday, with every table already booked with diners ready to pay between $8 and $22 for such creations as Cheetos meatballs, Cheetos crusted fried pickles, ...

Stunt driver dies while filming ‘Deadpool 2’ in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — "Deadpool 2" star Ryan Reynolds is mourning the death of a motorcycle stunt driver killed during production Monday. Reynolds released a statement on Twitter a few hours after the accident near the waterfront in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. "Today, we ...

Pratt drops in at Teen Choice Awards but Cyrus a no-show

LOS ANGELES — The Teen Choice Awards, always a bubble celebrating teenage tastes, took time out during Sunday night's ceremony to consider the world its young audience will one day inherent. Hashtags, surfboards and loud shrieks dominated the Teen Choice Awards, as usual, with YouTube star ...

In this 1973 file photo, Elvis Presley sings during a concert. Friends and fans of late singer and actor Elvis Presley are descending on Memphis, Tenn., for Elvis Week, the annual celebration of his life and career. It coincides with the 40th anniversary of the passing of Presley, who died on Aug. 16, 1977. (AP Photo, File)

Presley’s friends feel love, pain, 40 years after his death

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It isn't just the legend of Elvis Presley that has unmatched staying power 40 years after his death. The guilt, pain and regret felt by those who knew and loved him lingers, too. Prolific session musician and producer Norbert Putnam was on vacation ...

Bug, a domestic short hair cat, inspects Noah Scalin's "The Hand That Feeds" at Dogumenta (I) NYC, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in New York. The art show, featuring 10 sculptures and installations created specifically for dogs, will be on display at Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan from Aug. 11 through 13.

Art exhibit expressly for canine & feline critics debuts in NYC

NEW YORK — You won't find any pictures of dogs playing poker at DoGUMENTA. A three-day art exhibition curated expressly for dogs is attracting hundreds of canines to a marina in lower Manhattan, where hounds and terriers are feasting their eyes, and in some cases their mouths, on nearly a ...

In this photo provided by Objects of Art shows, Kim Martindale, co-producer of Objects of Art, poses with two Pablo Picasso's silver cast plates that will be on display as part of the Objects of Art exhibition in Santa Fe, N.M., on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. The exhibit runs through Sunday Aug. 13. 2017. (Objects of Art via AP)

Santa Fe show features 2 of Picasso’s rare silver platters

Two of Pablo Picasso's silver platters are among the hundreds of rare items curated from collections around the world that will be on display and sold during a special exhibition in New Mexico's art capital of Santa Fe. The Objects of Art show , which runs through the weekend, also includes ...

Attorney: Settlement of lawsuit against ABC exceeds $177M

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A legal settlement between ABC and a South Dakota meat producer in a defamation lawsuit over the network's reports on a beef product that critics dubbed "pink slime" exceeded $177 million, an attorney for the producer said Wednesday. Disney, which ...