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“Succession” fans prepare for the series finale of the Emmy-winning hit drama

WASHINGTON — Jennifer Gould, an Oregon-based trust and estate attorney, thinks the premise of “Sucsession” — HBO’s hit series about a billionaire media mogul and his children’s fight to take over the family company — is a bit flawed. “The idea that they wouldn’t have a firm succession plan in place is ridiculous,” Gould said.… Read More »

What makes a standing ovation last 22 minutes in Cannes?

CANNES, France — The Cannes Film Festival is underway, which means stopwatches are out. Nowhere is the length of standing ovations at high-impact premieres more carefully recorded and analyzed than in Cannes. Did a film receive a triumphant eight-minute standing ovation? Or did the audience stand for only four or five minutes? How has such… Read More »

The Venice Architectural Biennale gives belated voice to Africa that has long been silent

VENICE, Italy — Scottish-Ghanaian architect Lesley Lokko is giving a platform to long-silenced voices at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, which opens Saturday, the first curated by an African, with a predominance of work by Africans and the African diaspora. The 18th architectural biennale, titled “The Laboratory of the Future,” explores decolonization and decarbonization, themes… Read More »

Montana governor bans TikTok. But can the state enforce the law?

NEW YORK — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte on Wednesday signed a first-of-its-kind law making it illegal for TikTok to operate in the state, setting up a potential legal battle with the company amid a series of questions about whether the state can even enforce the law. The new rules in Montana will have more far-reaching… 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 »

Lidia Bastianich Honors Immigrants and Their Food in PBS Special ‘Lidia Celebrates America’

NEW YORK — In her new PBS special, Lidia Bastianich tries the world’s cuisine without crossing the border into the United States. The Emmy Award-winning TV host, author and restaurateur explores the immigrant experience through food in “Lidia Celebrates America: Flavors That Define Us.” It airs May 30 on PBS and will also stream from… Read More »

Kehinde Wiley takes her art everywhere, all at once

NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — Kehinde Wiley was already well into his influential art career when his portrait of Barack Obama — arms crossed, perched on a chair amid brilliant foliage — was unveiled in 2018. But there’s no doubt that it changed the artist’s life. Here’s one way he describes the shift:… Read More »

Child stars in social media have few protections. Illinois aims to fix that

CHICAGO — 13-year-old Shreya Nallamothu was sitting at home during the pandemic lockdown three years ago, scrolling through social media when she noticed a pattern: Kids even younger than her were the stars—dancing, cracking one-liners and generally being adorable. “It seemed harmless to me at first,” Nallamothu said. But as she saw more and more… 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 »

On the front lines of the writer’s strike, meet the true rat czar of NYC: Scabby the Rat

NEW YORK — For decades, a giant inflatable rat with beady eyes, sharp teeth and a breath-covered belly has appeared over union protests and drawn attention to various labor disputes. As New York City deals with an influx of actual rats, Scabby the Rat has become that rare thing, like Pizza Rat or Buddy the… Read More »