Entertainment

March 24, 2019 - 2:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Peele has done it again. Two years after the filmmaker's "Get Out" became a box-office sensation, his frightening follow-up, "Us," debuted with $70.3 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The opening, well above forecasts, had few parallels. It was...
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Cars enter and leave Fox Studios, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. Disney has closed its $71 acquisition of Fox’s entertainment business on Wednesday, March 20, in a move set to shake up the media landscape. The closure paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming service, Disney Plus, due out later this year. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
March 20, 2019 - 2:29 am
Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star Wars" and "Dr. Strange" under one corporate roof. The deal is likely to shake up the media landscape. Among other things, it paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming...
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AP
March 19, 2019 - 6:55 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has been transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation center following a stroke last month, but will have to cancel upcoming shows, including his appearance at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. According to a statement from his...
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March 19, 2019 - 3:07 am
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March 17, 2019 - 2:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Captain Marvel" has continued to dominate the global box office in its second weekend in theaters, leaving newcomers in the dust. Walt Disney Studios estimated Sunday that the intergalactic superhero fell only 55 percent from its record-breaking opening. This weekend, "Captain...
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Don Ames
March 16, 2019 - 9:28 am
A limo bus headed from New Orleans to Harrah's Casino in Biloxi, crashed on I-10 eastbound near the Louisiana-Mississippi state line Friday afternoon. The crash happened on the interstate, just before Mississippi 607, near Waveland. All eastbound lanes of I-10 were closed from about 1:30 p.m. to 6:...
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March 10, 2019 - 1:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Captain Marvel," Marvel Studios' first female-fronted superhero movie, launched with $153 million domestically and $455 million globally, according to studio estimates Sunday, making it one of the biggest blockbusters ever led by a woman. It also sets a new worldwide mark for a...
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AP
March 08, 2019 - 5:18 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A grand jury in Chicago indicted "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts related to making a false report that he was attacked by two men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs. The Cook County grand jury indictment filed Thursday says he made a false report about an...
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Don Ames
March 07, 2019 - 9:25 pm
Audubon Zoo has lost a 55-year-old elephant resident. The elephant, Panya, was euthanized Thursday after a decline in her health due to kidney disease. The female Asian elephant had been at the zoo for 39 years and was beloved by zoo staff and volunteers. “Panya was an amazing animal," said Audubon...
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