At 82, Judi Dench's mission remains the same: 'To learn'

TORONTO (AP) — Judi Dench is not tired. “I’ve had one of those pep-up drinks,” Dench, beaming as she sits down for a recent interview. “I feel rather sparky.” Caffeinated or not, Dench, 82, remains fully energized. As Stephen Frears, the...

Lillian Ross, longtime New Yorker writer, dead at 99

AP Photo/JOE TABACCA NEW YORK (AP) — An ever-watchful New Yorker reporter whose close, narrative style defined a memorable and influential 70-year career has died. Lillian Ross was 99. New Yorker editor David Remnick confirmed her death, but did not immediately have other...

Review: The Killers return with complex and brilliant angst

The Killers, “Wonderful Wonderful ” (Island) Don’t be fooled by the title of The Killers’ latest CD. Things aren’t “Wonderful” – much less “Wonderful Wonderful.” This may be the most misleading album title since Pink...

Rodney Crowell cancels tour due to unspecified health issues

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning country singer songwriter and producer Rodney Crowell is cancelling all of his remaining 2017 tour dates due to unspecified health issues. In a statement on his website posted Wednesday, Crowell said a team of doctors has advised him...

Boxer LaMotta, immortalized in 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

AP Photo/JULIE JACOBSON MIAMI (AP) — Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life in and out of the ring was depicted in the film “Raging Bull,” for which Robert De Niro won an Academy Award, has died, his fiancee said Wednesday. He was 95. LaMotta...

Linda Hamilton set to return to 'Terminator' franchise

AP Photo/STEPHEN J. BOITANO NEW YORK (AP) — Linda Hamilton is returning to the “Terminator” franchise for the first time since 1991’s “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.” “Terminator” creator James Cameron announced Hamilton’s...

Review: 'Kingsman' sequel lacks punch and vibe of first film

In the first film about a secret spy group known as Kingsman, we learned they are well-dressed, courtly and perfectly groomed. But by the second film, there’s a decidedly ungentlemanly whiff about them – of desperation. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” comes...

Jasper Johns to leave Connecticut estate for artists retreat

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Famed painter Jasper Johns is making plans for his rural estate in the Connecticut hills to become an artists’ retreat after he’s gone. The 87-year-old artist, who has lived and worked in the town of Sharon for the last two decades,...

Review: 'Battle of the Sexes' serves up a too-timely story

Can an inspirational movie also be a drag? That’s the distinct feeling one can’t shake walking out of “Battle of the Sexes ,” a fictionalized rendering of the 1973 tennis match between 29-year-old Billie Jean King and 55-year-old hustler Bobby Riggs and...

AP Exclusive: Clinton book has sold more than 300,000 copies

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s “What Happened” had a big debut. Clinton’s book about her stunning loss in 2016 to Donald Trump sold more than 300,000 copies in the combined formats of hardcover, e-book and audio, Simon...