Arts and entertainment

This combination photo shows, clockwise from top left, Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif., Claire Foy and Matt Smith in a scene from "The Crown," Noah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb Mclaughlin in a scene from "Stranger Things," and Uzo Aduba, left, and Samira Wiley appear in a scene from "Orange is the New Black." It took less than a decade for leader Netflix to skyrocket from about 12 million U.S. subscribers at the decade's start to 60 million this year and 158 million worldwide. (AP Photo, top left, and Netflix via AP)
December 13, 2019 - 8:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Game of Thrones” was both an unprecedented achievement and old-school role model in the TV decade that’s rolling its final credits. Installments of the elaborately produced hit were doled out one at a time by an established outlet, premium cable channel HBO. That was standard TV...
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This Sept. 9, 2019 photo shows Adam Sandler, center, star of the film "Uncut Gems," posing for a portrait with co-directors Benny Safdie, left, and his brother Josh at the St. Regis Hotel during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
December 13, 2019 - 3:28 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Adam Sandler was waiting to be thrown into a midtown fountain on Sixth Avenue for a scene in Josh and Benny Safdie’s “Uncut Gems” when he noticed a familiar face on the sidewalk. The Safdies like to capture as much authentic New York energy as possible in their films and frequently...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, file photo, actor Danny Aiello smiles while being photographed in New York. Aiello, the blue-collar character actor whose long career playing tough guys included roles in “Fort Apache, the Bronx,” "The Godfather, Part II," “Once Upon a Time in America” and his Oscar-nominated performance as a pizza man in Spike Lee’s "Do the Right Thing," has died. He was 86. Aiello died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 after a brief illness, said his publicist, Tracey Miller. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 13, 2019 - 3:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Danny Aiello, the blue-collar character actor whose long career playing tough guys included roles in “Fort Apache, the Bronx,” "Moonstruck" and “Once Upon a Time in America” and his Oscar-nominated performance as a pizza man in Spike Lee’s "Do the Right Thing," has died. He was 86...
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2019 file photo, Christina Hendricks, left, and Geoffrey Arend arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hendricks filed for divorce Friday, Dec. 13, from her husband of 10 years, actor Geoffrey Arend. Hendricks filed the marriage dissolution documents in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
December 13, 2019 - 2:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Mad Men” actress Christina Hendricks filed for divorce Friday from her husband of 10 years, actor Geoffrey Arend. Hendricks filed the marriage dissolution documents in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. The 44-year-old Hendricks and the 41-year-old...
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This image released by A24 Films shows Alex Hibbert in a scene from the film, "Moonlight." (David Bornfriend/A24 via AP)
December 13, 2019 - 2:49 pm
The last 10 years will probably go down as the decade of Marvel’s domination and Netflix’s ascension. But despite all the tumult and the perpetual rumors of cinema’s supposed demise, good stuff — no, great stuff — kept getting made. It can be harder to find. Mega-blockbusters suck up most of the...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, Rapper turned political candidate, Brad "Scarface" Jordan, left, visits with voter Michele Lemon and her son outside of an early voting location in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Houston, Texas. Jordan is in a run-off against Carolyn Evans-Shabazz for a seat on the Houston City Council. (AP Photo/ John L. Mone)
December 13, 2019 - 12:26 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — As a member of Houston’s pioneering rap group The Geto Boyz, Brad Jordan co-wrote the early 1990s hip-hop anthem “Mind Playing Tricks on Me.” Now, the 49-year-old rapper better known as Scarface is working to ensure Houston voters that no, their minds are not playing tricks on them:...
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December 13, 2019 - 10:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed resolutions renaming two post offices in the Los Angeles area in honor of Marilyn Monroe and rock ’n’ roll legend Ritchie Valens. The Los Angeles Daily News reported Thursday that the Van Nuys Civic Center postal depot will be renamed the Marilyn...
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Olivia Wilde arrives at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Breakfast Gala on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
December 12, 2019 - 9:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Olivia Wilde said Thursday she does not believe the real-life journalist she plays in the new film “Richard Jewel” “traded sex for tips" despite that insinuation in the movie. In a series of tweets, Wilde called late Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Kathy Scruggs bold, smart...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the White House Summit on Child Care and Paid Leave in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
December 12, 2019 - 5:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It's been true for some time that Republicans are generally more hostile to the news media than Democrats, but a study released Thursday found that's much more the case for supporters of President Donald Trump. The Pew Research Center study looks at viewpoints on the ethical...
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Harvey Weinstein, center, arrives for a court hearing, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
December 12, 2019 - 3:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ninety-eight percent of The Weinstein Co.'s creditors are joining a tentative settlement that plaintiffs say includes $25 million for over two dozen actresses and former employees who claim Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed them, a lawyer said Thursday. The attorney, Karen Bitar,...
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