Wenders Making a Movie About Fancy Public Restrooms in Japan | Entertainment News

By YURI KAGEYAMA, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – Wim Wenders is making a film about high-end public toilets in Japan that will have what the renowned German director calls “social meaning” about people in modern cities. “My first reaction was, I must admit: What? Toilets? Chotto mattene, ”they said Wednesday, using the Japanese expression for“ … Read more

Queen Delegates Opening of Parliament for First Time | Entertainment News

By DANICA CHURCH, Associated Press LONDON (AP) – Queen Elizabeth II’s long reign entered new territory Tuesday when the 96-year-old Monarch delegated the formal opening of Parliament to her son and heir, Prince Charles. The ceremony, which includes the reading of the Queen’s Speech laying out the government’s legislative program, is considered an important symbol … Read more

For Auction: Marilyn’s Dress, Thor’s Hammer, Cap’s Shield | Entertainment News

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer It may not be that Marilyn Monroe dress, but several Gowns she donned for “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business” are going up for auction this summer along with 1,400 other pieces of Hollywood history. Over three days in July, Turner Classic Movies and Julien’s … Read more

Former Ballerina Susan Jaffe to Lead the American Ballet Theater | Entertainment News

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National NEW YORK (AP) – When she was 18, she was handpicked by Mikhail Baryshnikov to dance to a high-profile role at the American Ballet Theater, launching a celebrated career as one of the world’s top ballerinas. Now, 40 years later, Susan Jaffe has been named to lead the company. Jaffe … Read more

Midge Decter, Leading Neo-Conservative, Dead at 94 | Entertainment News

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Midge Decter, a leading neoconservative writer and commentator who in blunt and tenacious style helped lead the right’s attack in the culture Wars as she opposed the rise of feminism, affirmative action and the gay rights movement, has died at age 94. Decter, the wife … Read more

New This Week: Rebel Wilson, The Black Keys, ‘Firestarter’ | Entertainment News

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Stephanie Conway is a popular high school senior in 2002, but a cheerleading accident puts her in a Coma for 20 years in the new Netflix Comedy “Senior Year,” debuting Friday. After waking … Read more

Hip to Be Smart: ‘Jeopardy’ Savors Run of Super Champions | Entertainment News

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) – As Mattea Roach, Amy Schneider and Matt Amodio can attest, it’s cool to be smart again. “Jeopardy!” is an unusual run of super champs. In the past seven months, each of those contestants has landed in the television game show’s historical list of top five … Read more

Ginsburg’s Tea Set, Coat, Other Items Raise $ 800K for Opera | Entertainment News

By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s silver tea set is going to a family with a 5-year-old daughter who once was in Ginsburg for Halloween. The medal Ginsburg was awarded when inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame is going to a family that recently demonstrated for reproductive … Read more

Packed Tony Nominations Show Return of Pre-Pandemic Broadway | Entertainment News

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) – After a frantic end to the Broadway season and some nervous Moments as shows struggled to reach the Eligibility deadline amid fresh COVID-19 outbreaks, nominations for the Tony Awards are finally at hand. Tony Award Winner Adrienne Warren and three-time nominee Joshua Henry were scheduled … Read more

Coral Reefs Provide Stunning Images of a World Under Assault | Entertainment News

By CURT ANDERSON and CODY JACKSON, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) – Humans don’t know what they’re missing under the surface of a busy shipping channel in the “cruise capital of the world.” Just below the keels of Massive ships, an underwater camera provides a live feed from another world, showing marine life that’s trying its … Read more