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Bale, Damon set to star in film chronicling 1966 Le Mans

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Christian Bale remembers hunkering down in front of a television set with his father to watch Formula One races, back in the glory days of Alain Prost, Jacques Laffite and Nelson Piquet. They even went to Brands Hatch before F1 left the circuit near Kent, England. So the actor who’s been behind […]

Fanning says she’s been transformed by Cannes experience

CANNES, France (AP) — Elle Fanning, the youngest juror ever at the Cannes Film Festival, said she’s been transformed by her experience at the French festival. The 21-year-old actresses’ jury service came to an end Saturday with the Cannes closing ceremony. She wanted the festival to keep going. “I didn’t know how I would come […]

Stan Lee’s former manager arrested on elder abuse charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former business manager of Stan Lee has been arrested on elder abuse charges involving the late comic book legend. Los Angeles police say Keya Morgan was taken into custody in Arizona early Saturday on an outstanding arrest warrant. Morgan was charged earlier this month with felony allegations of theft, embezzlement, […]

Guthrie’s barrier-breaking career celebrated in ESPN film

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Janet Guthrie did not receive a warm reception when she arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 43 years ago. The former aerospace engineer had become a race car driver — unheard of during her era — and Guthrie wanted a spot in the Indianapolis 500, the biggest race in the world. Her competitors […]

Cannes to present Palme d’Or, with history on the line

CANNES, France (AP) — History could be made when the top award of the Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d’Or, is handed out Saturday. The Palme d’Or is decided by a nine-person jury, headed this year by the filmmaker Alejandro Inarritu. Their deliberations are done in secret, so what will win is always a guessing […]

‘The Arsonists’ review: 1950s play sounds like an indictment of politics in the age of Facebook

Seattle-based theater company The Horse in Motion mounts a lively production of "The Arsonists," a 1950s play that has lived several lives with several interpretations.

Historic Seattle makes preliminary offer to purchase the Showbox

The preservation group is seeking time to rally enough philanthropic investors to acquire the 80-year-old venue in Seattle.

Beloved Seattle DJ Marco Collins opens up about cancer fight

Two months ago, the longtime Seattle music booster was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Now, the community he's long supported is returning the favor.

Botswana hires Hollywood firm to fight elephant hunting PR

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Botswanan government has enlisted a public relations firm with deep ties to Hollywood to push back against the bad publicity generated by the southern African nation’s decision to lift its ban on elephant hunting. 42 West, a firm mostly known for its work with celebrities and the film industry, notified the […]

Naomi Wolf and publisher discussing fixes for new book

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of Naomi Wolf says it is discussing possible corrections in her new book after an interviewer challenged some of her conclusions. Wolf’s “Outrages: Sex, Censorship, and the Criminalization of Love,” coming out from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt next month, describes severe punishment for gays in the 19th century. But her […]


Best-Selling Books Week Ended May 18. FICTION 1. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss (Random House Books for Young Readers) 2. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) Most Read Stories4 Washington state electors decided not to vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. They were fined $1,000, went to court […]

APNewsBreak: Lil Nas X to perform at Stanley Cup Final

“Old Town Road” singer Lil Nas X will perform before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final in Boston on Monday. The NHL will announce later Friday that Lil Nas X and country artist Chase Rice will headline the pregame festivities before the series between the Bruins and St. Louis Blues gets underway. They will […]

AmfAR gala near Cannes raises $15 million for AIDS research

ANTIBES, France (AP) — A signed portrait of Mick Jagger by Andy Warhol, a motorcycle designed by Lewis Hamilton and a vacation at a private island off Tanzania were some of the items that raised $15 million at the 26th amfAR gala and auction. The event, which raises money for AIDS research, is a fixture […]

Adam Levine leaving ‘The Voice’ after 16 seasons

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Levine is leaving NBC’s “The Voice” after 16 seasons. Carson Daly made the announcement Friday morning on the “Today” show. Daly said Gwen Stefani will return for season 17 in Levine’s chair. The Maroon 5 frontman wrote a length Instagram post Friday, saying the Emmy-winning show “went on to be […]

Quentin Tarantino wins top dog award at Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France (AP) — Whether or not Quentin Tarantino wins the Palme d’Or this year, at least he’s not coming home without a trophy. The director of the Cannes Film Festival entry “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” scooped up the top prize at the Palm Dog Awards. The awards are handed out annually […]
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