Q&A: Coppola and Kidman on female gaze of 'The Beguiled'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The intersection of Sofia Coppola and Nicole Kidman didn’t start with “The Beguiled.” They’d met at parties in passing and had even tried to work together once on a project that fell apart. Coppola loved Kidman’s wicked humor...

NBC says 'Downton Abbey' movie production to start in 2018

AP Photo/Joseph Nair SINGAPORE (AP) — An NBCUniversal executive says a “Downton Abbey” film is in the works, with production likely to begin in 2018. Michael Edelstein, president at NBCUniversal International Studios, said the movie has been in process for some...

Star Wars' Han Solo spinoff film loses directors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There’s been a disturbance in the force and the young Han Solo film is suddenly without a director. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said Tuesday that the Star Wars spinoff is parting ways with directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller due to...

Review: In 'The Last Knight,' round 5 for the Transformers

A concussed serenity sets in somewhere in the middle of the ceaseless ballet of metal and machismo in Michael Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight.” Freed of concerns like plausibility or story, you can simply gape in wonder at the ruthlessly thunderous images...

Daniel Day-Lewis says he's retiring from acting

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Day-Lewis, one of the most widely respected actors of his generation and a three-time Oscar-winner, says he’s retiring from acting. The 60-year-old actor announced Tuesday that he has shot his last film and performed in his last play. That makes...

New Chris Cornell music video, filmed before death, released

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Cornell’s final music video, filmed before the singer died in May, was released Tuesday. The video for “The Promise” was released to coincide with World Refugee Day. The clip was filmed in Brooklyn, New York. Eric Esrailian, who...

Daniel Day-Lewis says he's retiring from acting

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Day-Lewis, one of the most widely respected actors of his generation, says he’s retiring from acting. Day-Lewis’s representative, Leslee Dart, said in a statement Tuesday that the 60-year-old performer “will no longer be working as...

CBS renews full daytime lineup; 3 more years for 'Restless'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The drama will keep churning on daytime TV’s “The Young and the Restless” through at least 2020. CBS said it has renewed the soap opera for three more seasons. “The Young and the Restless” debuted in 1973. The network said...

Angry at Trump-like Caesar, emailers insult wrong theater

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts Shakespeare company has found itself on the receiving end of some vicious emails from people angry about a production of “Julius Caesar” in which a Donald Trump-like character gets assassinated. The problem is that Shakespeare &...

Migrant lifejackets turned into artwork in Copenhagen

AP Photo/james brooks COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — In the sun-soaked setting of Copenhagen’s Nyhavn harbour, there is a striking reminder of the ongoing migrant crisis taking place on Europe’s shores. Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has barricaded the windows...