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

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

Centuries-Old Passion Play Returns After Pandemic Break | Entertainment News

By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press OBERAMMERGAU, Germany (AP) – Almost 400 years ago, the Catholic Residents of a small Bavarian village vowed to perform a play of “the suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ” every 10 years, if only God would spare them any further losses from the plague known as the … Read more

Scorsese Presents a Buried Gem and a Pitch for Cinema’s Past | Entertainment News

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) – While Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker were holed up in an apartment cutting “Raging Bull” – an intense process that would have consumed the thoughts of now Filmmakers – Scorsese told his editor to take a break. He had a movie he needed to show … Read more

Driver Pleads Guilty in Crash That Killed Nicki Minaj’s Dad | Entertainment News

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – A hit-and-run driver pleaded guilty Friday in a Suburban New York a Suburban New York crash that killed the father of Nicki Minaj and was Promised a year or less in jail, disappointing prosecutors and the hip hop star’s mother. In a state court in Long … Read more