Tag Archives: Celebrity

Essay: A Megafan’s Appreciation for Tina Turner’s Boundless Energy and Lessons in Survival

DALLAS — When Tina Turner died at the age of 83, I found myself going back to the fourth grade, to the day I truly discovered her voice. I was at Thanksgiving – sorry – when I decided to rummage through my parents’ old cassette tapes in search of entertainment. What I found was astounding:… Read More »

After a year of long-running Hollywood love, actor James Hong continues to have his moment

James Hong was met with a standing ovation at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and could have easily just basked in the applause and moved on. But for the 94-year-old, the mostly Asian cast of “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” which won best casting, seemed like an opportunity for a stark reminder that Hollywood wasn’t… Read More »

Johnny Depp returns to Cannes and finds “the basement to the bottom”

CANNES, France — Just a year ago, the image of Johnny Depp smiling and waving at the top of the Palais steps at the Cannes Film Festival would have been unimaginable to most – including Depp himself. “When you hit rock bottom, you hit rock bottom, you hit rock bottom, you find the cellar to… Read More »

‘The Office’ star Rainn Wilson criss-crosses the world in search of inner happiness for TV series

NEW YORK — Rainn Wilson wanted to find inner happiness. So he got on a plane. Many planes. The actor, who memorably played the selfish Dwight Schrute on “The Office,” has criss-crossed the globe to explore how people in different countries find happiness. The result is “Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss,” a new… Read More »

Sweden celebrates Eurovision victory; Ukrainian duo defy Russian strike in hometown

LIVERPOOL, England — Liverpool cleaned up from the Eurovision Song Contest on Sunday, as Sweden celebrated victory and Ukraine remained defiant after a night of Russian bombardment, including a strike against the hometown of the country’s competitors. Electronic duo Tvorchi represented Ukraine at Saturday night’s pan-continental pop competition spectacular, finishing sixth out of 26 finalists… Read More »

Don’t Miss Next Week: Jack Harlow on Screen, Kesha, the Anna Nicole Smith Doctor and the Scott Brothers on HGTV

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s coming to TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. NEW MOVIES TO STREAM — Three decades after Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson mixed it up on the black top, a new “White Men Can’t Jump” is next. A remake… Read More »

Pop acts sing for glory at the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool, with Ukraine in the spotlight

LIVERPOOL, England — The final of the Eurovision Song Contest brought pop and patriotism to Liverpool on Saturday, with a Swedish diva and a party-loving Finnish rapper among the favorites to win a joyous music contest, for the second year in a row, overshadowed by the war in Ukraine. Britain is hosting on behalf of… Read More »

Comedian Hannah Gadsby returns with stand-up ‘love letter’

NEW YORK — Hannah Gadsby’s new Netflix special illustrates another side of the comedian that fans might not expect — a happier one. “It’s a lighter show,” Gadsby told The Associated Press before “Something Special” airs on Tuesday. “It’s more positive. It expresses a happiness I don’t think I had in previous Netflix specials.” The… Read More »