Public television chief says Trump budget would hit options

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s proposal to eliminate funds for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting would most dramatically affect rural and minority communities, eventually forcing some local television and radio stations to close, the...

Family files lawsuit in Canadian filmmaker's Keys dive death

MIAMI (AP) — The family of a Canadian filmmaker and conservationist who died during a shark filming excursion off the Florida Keys filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday. Rob Stewart, 37, of Toronto, Canada, died in January off Islamorada, Florida, while filming a follow-up...

Documentarian Ken Burns making film on Muhammad Ali

AP Photo/Uncredited NEW YORK (AP) — The late Muhammad Ali is getting the Ken Burns treatment. The PBS documentarian announced Tuesday that he and two partners will make a two-part, four-hour film about the former heavyweight champ, who died last June. Burns, his daughter...

O'Reilly says he's distracted by congresswoman's wig

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly said Tuesday he had a hard time concentrating on California Rep. Maxine Waters during a speech because he was distracted by her “James Brown wig.” He said that during an appearance on “Fox &...

Not so fast: Phelps participating in Shark Week this summer

NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic champ Michael Phelps is participating in Discovery network’s Shark Week this summer, although he won’t be asked to outswim one. It’s not immediately clear what Phelps will be doing, although Discovery President Rich Ross said...

Darlene Cates, the mother in 'Gilbert Grape,' dies at 69

NEW YORK (AP) — Darlene Cates, who played the housebound mother in the 1993 film “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” has died. Cates died in her sleep Sunday morning at her home in Forney, Texas, according to her son-in-law, David Morgan. She was 69. Cates was...

Review: 'The Zookeeper's Wife' tells a riveting true story

In German-occupied Poland during the darkest days of World War II, a zookeeper and his wife managed to save the lives hundreds of Jewish people, many of whom were detained in the Warsaw Ghetto, by giving them shelter and refuge on the zoo grounds. This extraordinary true story is...

Review: Heston bio returns star of 'Ben-Hur' to epic stature

“Charlton Heston: Hollywood’s Last Icon” (Dey Street), by Marc Eliot Talk about your movie miracles: As a struggling stage actor Charlton Heston was down to posing nude for art classes to pay his rent in New York. Thirteen years later, he was posing with an...

Smurfette is shunned in Israeli ultra-Orthodox city

BNEI BRAK, Israel (AP) — Israel’s pious ultra-Orthodox Jewish community has long chafed at public displays of women, whether the images are of female public figures or ordinary women. Now even animated characters appear to be a no-go. The PR company promoting...

Expanded audiobook of 'The Handmaid's Tale' coming next week

NEW YORK (AP) — Margaret Atwood hasn’t quite finished telling “The Handmaid’s Tale.” The Canadian author has provided additional material for a special audio edition coming out next week exclusively from audio producer and distributor Audible.com,...