Arts and entertainment

Mourners arrive at the wake for the late Mexican singer Jose Jose, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Miami. The singer, beloved for his melancholy ballads, died last Saturday in Miami at age 71. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
October 04, 2019 - 5:09 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Family, friends and music colleagues of the late José José bid farewell to the Mexican crooner Friday at a Miami-area funeral home, remembering him not only as one of Latin America's greatest singers but as a humble man. Beloved for his melancholy ballads and known as Mexico's "Prince...
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FILE - This Feb. 9, 2016 file photo shows actor Andy Dick at the world premiere of "Zoolander 2" in New York. Dick has been charged with groping a driver from a ride-hailing service. Los Angeles County prosecutors say he is expected to be arraigned Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, on a charge of misdemeanor sexual battery. They allege he groped a driver in West Hollywood on April 12, 2018. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
October 04, 2019 - 5:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Andy Dick has pleaded not guilty to groping a driver from a ride-hailing service. Dick entered the plea Friday in Los Angeles. to one count of misdemeanor sexual battery. Prosecutors allege he groped a driver 18 months ago in West Hollywood. His representative declined...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from "Joker," in theaters on Oct. 4. (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
October 04, 2019 - 3:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Joker" is getting the first laugh on its debut weekend, scoring an October box-office record with $13.3 million earned in Thursday night showings. Warner Bros. released the figures Friday morning. "Joker" unseated "Venom," which also holds the record for best October opening...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2014 file photo, Steven Tyler, left, and Joe Perry of Aerosmith perform at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles. The organization that helps music professionals in need will honor Aerosmith as its 2020 person of the year. MusiCares announced Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 it will recognize the four-time Grammy-winning band for its philanthropic efforts and for its impact on American music over five decades. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
October 04, 2019 - 3:12 pm
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — An organization that helps music professionals who need financial, personal or medical assistance will honor Aerosmith as its 2020 person of the year. MusiCares announced Friday it will recognize the four-time Grammy-winning band for its philanthropic efforts and for its...
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FILE - This Sept. 28, 2019 file photo shows actor Antonio Banderas, left, and director/screenwriter Pedro Almodovar at the premiere of "Pain and Glory" during the 57th New York Film Festival in New York. Almodóvar has found international acclaim with 21 films shot in his native Spain. He says that his next production will be set in Texas and would be mostly in English, with some bilingual scenes in Mexico. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
October 04, 2019 - 1:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pedro Almodóvar is a master of cinema who has found international acclaim with 21 films he's shot in his native Spain. Now he's setting his sights on making his first film in North America. Almodóvar said the film is set in Texas and would be mostly in English, with some bilingual...
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FILE - This 1972 file image shows singer and actress Diahann Carroll. Carroll died, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at her home in Los Angeles after a long bout with cancer. She was 84. (AP Photo/Jean-Jacques Levy, File)
October 04, 2019 - 12:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died. She was 84. Carroll's daughter, Susan Kay, told The Associated Press her mother died Friday in Los Angeles of...
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The exterior of the 91-year-old Grand Karem Shrine building in Waco, Texas is shown, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. The next redo project for former “Fixer Upper” TV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines will be a Texas hotel. The couple on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, announced plans to transform the three-story office building into a boutique hotel. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)
October 04, 2019 - 12:34 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — The next redo project for former "Fixer Upper" TV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines will be a Texas hotel. The couple on Thursday announced plans to transform a three-story office building into a boutique hotel in Waco. The site is a few blocks from their Magnolia Market at the Silos...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, 21 Savage performs at the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
October 04, 2019 - 12:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper 21 Savage believes immigrants like him who lived in America illegally as children should automatically become U.S. citizens. The Grammy-nominated artist who was held this year in federal immigration detention told The Associated Press Thursday night that such immigrants...
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FILE - This Sept. 5, 2019 file photo shows James Franco at the premiere of HBO's "The Deuce" third and final season in New York. Two actresses have sued Franco and his former acting and film school, saying they were pushed into gratuitous and exploitative sexual situations as his students. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
October 03, 2019 - 9:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two actresses sued James Franco and the acting and film school he founded Thursday, saying he intimidated his students into gratuitous and exploitative sexual situations far beyond those acceptable on Hollywood film sets. Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal, former students at the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2011, file photo, Elmo of the film "Being Elmo" poses for a portrait in the Fender Music Lodge during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Sesame Workshop is developing a talk show starring Elmo, called "The Not Too Late Show with Elmo," where he will interview celebrity guests. Production will begin next month, although it's not clear when the program would make the air. It was announced Thursday as part of a deal between HBO Max and the children's television producer. (AP Photo/Victoria Will, File)
October 03, 2019 - 2:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel... and Elmo? Sesame Workshop is developing a talk show starring the squeaky-voiced puppet, called "The Not Too Late Show with Elmo," where he will interview celebrity guests. Production begins next month, but it’s not clear when the...
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