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NEW YORK (AP) — J.K. Rowling voiced her support for Johnny Depp and his casting in an upcoming sequel to "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," following earlier domestic abuse allegations made against the actor. The author published a statement on her website Thursday,...
NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC has reversed itself and now says it won't be cutting ties with contributor Sam Seder over a rape joke he made on Twitter eight years ago. Network president Phil Griffin said on Thursday that "sometimes you just get one wrong — and that's what happened here...
MILAN (AP) — Music director Riccardo Chailly had to start nearly from scratch with the orchestra to bring to the stage Umberto Giordano's opera "Andrea Chernier" for the gala season opener of La Scala. The season-opener Thursday, held each year on the Milan feast day St. Ambrose...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Boyega may have a lot in common with Finn, the character he plays in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," but a trip to a London toy store left the actor floored. Boyega said one of the most surprising experiences he had while making the film was seeing his own...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Marie Tran still can't quite believe she's in a Star Wars movie. The 28-year-old was about to give up on her dreams of becoming an actress when she landed a breakthrough role in "The Last Jedi." So after years of toiling and hoping and working disposable...
NEW YORK (AP) — Award-winning novelist and critic William Gass has died. He was 93. Gass died Wednesday at his home in St. Louis, publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced. No cause of death was immediately available. A leading experimental writer of the 1960s and '70s, Gass wrote...
NEW YORK (AP) — In nearly every major Academy Awards category this year there's some trace of the sexual misconduct allegations that have swept through the movie industry. Best supporting actor? That's where Kevin Spacey was once considered a contender. Now he's been scrubbed...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Garrison Keillor says Minnesota Public Radio was wrong to fire him last week without fully investigating what a senior executive has described as "multiple allegations" against the former "A Prairie Home Companion" host spanning an extended period of time. Jon...
NAPLES, Italy (AP) — The city of Naples, often in headlines because of its garbage woes and mafia violence, is celebrating international recognition of its tastier side. UNESCO on Thursday added the art of the Neapolitan pizza maker, or "pizzaiuolo," to its list of "intangible...