Review: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ is a lavish romp

LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer Kenneth Branagh’s “Murder on the Orient Express ” is a visual feast, bursting with movie stars, glamour and production value so high, you might just exit the theater experiencing some time-warp whiplash. Certainly no studio would...
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Fats Domino, rock ‘n’ roll pioneer has died at age 89

JANET MCCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press KEVIN MCGILL, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fats Domino, the amiable rock ‘n’ roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music while honoring the traditions of the Crescent City, has...
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Rose McGowan’s account suspended by Twitter

JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Rose McGowan’s Twitter account has been suspended, temporarily muting a central figure in the allegations against Harvey Weinstein. McGowan said late Wednesday that Twitter had suspended her from tweeting after the social media...

Kiss members Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley reunite on stage

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Original Kiss members Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley have reunited for their first public appearance since their group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. But unlike that terse ceremony, the Star Tribune reports , they came to St....

Anthony Rapp embarks, thrilled, on 'Star Trek: Discovery'

NEW YORK (AP) — The original “Star Trek” was born into a world of hurt. The United States was embroiled in a war that wouldn’t end. The president was increasingly embattled. Americans were polarized. Now, a half-century later, “Star Trek:...

Shaq to back Democrat after GOP Christie endorsement in '13

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey native and former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is backing Democrat Phil Murphy in this year’s contest to succeed Republican Gov. Chris Christie. Murphy campaign spokesman Dan Bryan says O’Neal will formally endorse Murphy on...

Annie Proulx to receive honorary National Book Award

AP Photo/DANIEL OCHOA DE OLZA NEW YORK (AP) — The Pulitzer Prize and numerous other awards didn’t prepare Annie Proulx for her latest honor: a National Book Award medal for lifetime achievement. “I was astonished when first I heard that news,” Proulx told...

Businessman put on notice after rant against Kathy Griffin

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the nation’s biggest homebuilders is putting its top executive on notice after his vulgar rant against comedian Kathy Griffin went viral. KB Home CEO Jeffrey Mezger, who is a neighbor of Griffin’s in California, was recorded by a security...

Nobel Prize, JFK's chair, Trump wedding souvenir up for bid

AP Photo/Henry Burroughs LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Nobel prize, a rocking chair commissioned by President John F. Kennedy and a souvenir from President Donald Trump’s wedding to first lady Melania, are among the treasures up for grabs at a Los Angeles auction this fall....

Review: iTunes video upgrade makes the new Apple TV worth it

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan NEW YORK (AP) — It might seem odd to review the new Apple TV streaming device – one specifically designed to display super-sharp video known as 4K – without actually owning a 4K TV. But in a way, that’s the point. Most people still...