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Barry Jenkins on his unflinching epic ‘Underground Railroad’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins was considering adapting Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about the Underground Railroad into a limited series, he kept hear...

As 'Kimye' become Kim and Kanye, will it stay peaceful?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Initial signs suggest a smooth and amicable split between Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West. As “Kimye” becomes just Kim and Kanye with Kardashian filing for div...

AP Exclusive: Selena Gomez: Big Tech 'cashing in from evil’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hours after an angry mob of Trump supporters took control of the U.S. Capitol in a violent insurrection, Selena Gomez laid much of the blame at the feet of Big Tech. ...

AP Breakthrough Entertainer Anya Taylor-Joy living in Narnia

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a span of seven months this year alone, Anya Taylor-Joy played a meddling British brat in “Emma,” a Russian mutant with teleportation powers in the latest “X-Men” film, and an Am...

First-time director explores mother’s murder in docuseries

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Madison Hamburg was 18 years old when he got the call from this sister: Their mother had been stabbed and bludgeoned to death outside her home in the affluent southeastern Connectic...

Added Force: Baby Yoda a boost on Western wildfire lines

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beleaguered firefighters in the western United States have a new force on their side: Baby Yoda. A 5-year-old Oregon boy and his grandmother delivered a toy versio...

Netflix film dissects a technology-driven 'social dilemma'

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — A new Netflix documentary is setting out to expose technology’s corrosive effects on society during a pandemic that's left people more dependent than ever on tools that keep t...

'Legendary' heralds loud, proud ball culture

LOS ANGELES (AP) — FX’s fictionalized hit show “Pose” introduced many to the underground world of ballroom culture, in which historically black and Latino LGBT youths compete in elaborate performances...

Celebs take to streets for historic demonstrations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jamie Foxx stood shoulder-to-shoulder with activists in Minneapolis, proclaiming that “we’re not afraid of the moment.” In Los Angeles, pop star Halsey and “Insecure” actor Kendrick...

'Never Have I Ever' brings rare voice, and a newcomer, to TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Mindy Kaling was growing up in the Boston area, few classmates looked like her, and her television choices ranged from angsty white teenagers to funny white teenagers. ...

Witherspoon, Lovato open up on Jamil’s anti-shame podcast

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reese Witherspoon says she still feels marginalized in corporate boardrooms dominated by men. Demi Lovato describes living in a “mental prison” and battling an eating disorder that ...

Asian rapper Rich Brian is proving he belongs in hip-hop

When Brian Imanuel was a budding teen rapper in Jakarta, Indonesia, he wanted a rap name that would go well with a song that he was putting out on SoundCloud. He felt his own name, ...

'On My Block' cast seeks truth in playing inner-city teens

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Cast members of Netflix’s “On My Block” say they feel honored to be able to represent teenagers who've long seen themselves portrayed as stereotypes. T...

Weinstein case could influence other sex crime prosecutions

NEW YORK (AP) — New York prosecutors are hailing Harvey Weinstein's conviction as a pivotal moment that could change the way the legal system views a type of sexual assault case historically considere...

Off-camera at the Golden Globes is a sight to behold

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Beyond who wins and loses at the Golden Globes, how stars occupy themselves during the three-hour-plus ceremony in a packed ballroom is its own scene. Here's a glimpse at ...