Actors, mayors to join inauguration-eve Trump demonstration

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert De Niro, Sally Field and other celebrities plan to join the mayors of New York and Minneapolis to rally cities to chart their own course on health care, climate change and other issues during Donald Trump’s administration, organizers said ahead...

Streaming giants play hero and villain in Oscar season

NEW YORK (AP) — When Oscar nominations are announced next week, Amazon is virtually assured of notching the first – but probably not the last – best-picture nomination for a streaming service. Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea,” which...

Belafonte to celebrate 90th birthday with new project

AP Photo/Steffi Loos NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Belafonte is turning 90 in a few weeks, and he’s planning to use the milestone to release an album that will underscore part of his life’s work – fostering racial harmony. A multi-ethnic children’s choir...

Spike Lee won't use Chrisette Michele over inaugural gig

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin WASHINGTON (AP) — Spike Lee says he won’t be using Chrisette Michele’s music in an upcoming project because of her decision to perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. The New York Daily News first reported...

'An Inconvenient Sequel' kicks off climate-focused Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Ten years after the watershed environmental documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” debuted, climate change is as dire as ever and yet the solutions are right in front of us, say directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, whose film “An...

Bruce Springsteen gives farewell concert for Obama staffers

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s farewell gift to some of his longtime staffers was a private concert from “The Boss.” A senior White House official says Bruce Springsteen performed a roughly two-hour acoustic concert...

Spain: Rapper gets 1-yr sentence for tweets praising terror

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Supreme Court has sentenced a rapper musician to a year in prison for exalting terrorism and humiliating terrorism victims in Twitter messages. In the tweets posted between 2013 and 2014, Cesar Montana Lehmann, 52, of the Def Con Dos rock band,...

Graceland Black Lives Matter protest prompts race complaint

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed on behalf of five people who say they were discriminated against while trying to take part in a Black Lives Matter demonstration at Elvis Presley’s Graceland. The protest coincided with an annual...

Judge Reinhold pleads no contest in Dallas airport dispute

DALLAS (AP) — Actor Judge Reinhold has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in an airport security dispute at Dallas Love Field. The Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/2jBAy5W ) reports Reinhold entered the plea Tuesday and accepted deferred adjudication....

American Humane investigating treatment of dog in film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organization that ensures animal safety in film and television productions said Wednesday it is investigating whether a frightened dog was forced into churning water during the making of “A Dog’s Purpose.” American Humane has also...