California sues over sex misconduct on 'Criminal Minds' set
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The state of California filed a lawsuit Tuesday against CBS, Disney and producers of the long-running series “Criminal Minds,” alleging that the show's cinematographer engaged in rampant sexual misconduct against crew members for years.
New this week: Lady Gaga, 'Space Force,' Ghibli films on HBO
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
Review: Jimmy Buffett brings sunshine into our darkness
Jimmy Buffett, “Life on the Flip Side” (Mailboat Records) Jimmy Buffett’s first studio record in seven years arrives with equal parts seduction and absurdity.
Stars to come out to support NYC's The Public Theater
NEW YORK (AP) — Jesse Tyler Ferguson is a star in his own right but even he has had to gulp at the wattage on tap for the upcoming benefit for New York City's fabled Public Theater.
Review: 'All My Mother’s Lovers' a story about power of love
“All My Mother’s Lovers,” by Ilana Masad (Dutton) “All My Mother’s Lovers” by Ilana Masad is a story of queerness, love and family like you’ve never seen it before.
US couple waits 2 1/2 months in lockdown to visit Pompeii
POMPEII, Italy (AP) — An American couple waited a lifetime plus 2 ½ months to visit the ancient ruins of Pompeii together. Colleen and Marvin Hewson, retirees from Michigan, were first in line when the archaeological site reopened to the public Tuesday following Italy's coronavirus lockdown.
JK Rowling publishes first chapters of new story online
LONDON (AP) — J.K. Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Wilson, Rapinoe, Bird to host remote ESPYS feting heroism
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a way different kind of year, and so The ESPYs will be, too. For the first time, the show will feature three hosts in remote settings and a changed focus.
The Doobie Brothers reschedule 50th anniversary tour
NEW YORK (AP) — The Doobie Brothers are rescheduling their 50th anniversary tour because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees announced Tuesday that the tour, which was to begin in June, will now kick off in July 2021.
#MeToo, phase 2: Doc explores heavy burden on women of color
There’s an elegant, almost poetic silence to one of the most compelling scenes of “On the Record,” a powerful new documentary about sexual violence that knows just when to dial down to a hushed quiet.
Review: Nora Roberts' thriller cured my virus reading block
NEW YORK (AP) — Nora Roberts, “Hideaway” (St. Martin’s Press) Never have I ever wanted to escape in a book more than the last few months, when life as we know it completely came to a stop.
George R.R. Martin joins group to buy historic railway
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — George R.R. Martin, the famed author of the “Game of Thrones” fantasy series, has joined a group to buy the historic Santa Fe Southern Railroad.
Review: Elliot Ackerman’s latest is a tense tale from Turkey
“Red Dress in Black & White,” by Elliot Ackerman (Alfred A. Knopf) If you know your Bosphorus from phosphorus and Gezi Park means something to you, you’ll probably love Elliot Ackerman’s new novel.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 31-June 6
Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 31-June 6: May 31: Actor-director Clint Eastwood is 90. Singer Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary is 82.
Jimmy Cobb, 'Kind of Blue' drummer for Miles Davis, dies
Jimmy Cobb, a percussionist and the last surviving member of Miles Davis’ 1959 “Kind of Blue” groundbreaking jazz album which transformed the genre and sparked several careers, died Sunday.
William Small, 'hero to journalism' at CBS, NBC, dies at 93
NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime broadcast news executive William J. Small, who led CBS News' Washington coverage during the civil rights movement, Vietnam War and Watergate and was later president of NBC News and United Press International, died Sunday, CBS News said.
PGA, NFL stars attract nearly 6 million viewers in TV match
ATLANTA (AP) — Two of the biggest names from the PGA Tour and the NFL proved to be must-see TV. Turner Sports said the Sunday telecast of “The Match: Champions for Charity" attracted an average of 5.8 million viewers across four of its networks.
Gucci, Saint Laurent seek radical redo of fashion calendars
SOAVE, Italy (AP) — Gucci and Saint Laurent are two of the highest profile luxury fashion houses to announce they will leave the fashion calendar behind, with its relentless four-times-a-year rhythm, shuttling cadres of fashionistas between global capitals where they squeeze shoulder-to-shoulder around runways for 15 breathless minutes.
Brian May reveals recent heart attack, says he's good now
LONDON (AP) — Queen guitarist Brian May says he recently had three stents put in after experiencing “a small heart attack.” May said Monday in an Instagram video that the stents were put in after his doctor drove him to a hospital after he starting feeling the symptoms of a heart attack.
Morgan Wallen arrested after ejection from Nashville bar
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music singer Morgan Wallen apologized Sunday following his weekend arrest on public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges.
Kirk 2.0: Capt. Pike of new ‘Star Trek’ a welcome new icon
In the beginning, in the "Star Trek” universe, there was only Captain Kirk. At least to the general public. When the Starship Enterprise first whooshed across American television screens on Sept.
Japanese pro-wrestler in popular reality show dies at 22
TOKYO (AP) — Hana Kimura, a Japanese pro-wrestler who appeared in the latest series of the popular reality show “Terrace House,” has died.
Omar describes life as a fearless fighter in new memoir
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar's metamorphosis from refugee to the first Somali-American in Congress has been well-documented.
Reruns of religious dramas comfort Indians in dire times
GURUGRAM, India (AP) — Staying home under lockdown as they wait for the worst of the coronavirus pandemic to pass, millions of Indians are turning to their gods.
Author Murakami DJs 'Stay Home' radio show to lift spirits
TOKYO (AP) — Acclaimed Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show from home, painted a brighter side of the world with his favorite music, and said the fight against the coronavirus is a challenge in figuring out ways to help and care for each other.