'World's Toughest Race' in Fiji to debut Aug. 14 on Amazon

LONDON (AP) — Bear Grylls said he was brought to tears by the determination of competitors on “World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji” as they raced through jungles and over mountains to the point...

British soap 'Emmerdale' leads in getting back to the set

LONDON (AP) — After weeks of shutdown, British soap opera “Emmerdale” is back in production, leading the way when it comes to resuming regular filming during the coronavirus era. Ne...

Andy Serkis on why the world needs a new `Christmas Carol’

LONDON (AP) — Wearing a tall black hat, a heavy mottled fur coat covered in trinkets, a long beard and plenty of hair, Andy Serkis received a round of applause from the crew of ``A Christmas Carol’’ a...

Snow inside, but hot outside as casts work on holiday shows

LONDON (AP) — On a sunny summer day in the United Kingdom, cast and crew can be found inside a studio — sprinkled with snow. It's the seasonal disorder of television shows. In order ...

Asian entertainment industries grappling with #MeToo issues

When Wu Ke-xi was looking for a frightening plotline for her latest film, she didn't need to look further than her own industry. The Taiwanese actress and screenwriter's latest movie, "...

Monty Python celebrate 'Life of Brian,' honor ailing Jones

LONDON (AP) — Celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the Monty Python comedy classic "Life of Brian" are being somewhat overshadowed by the health news of member Terry Jones. Jones...

At 79, Ian McKellen says he has no plans to give up acting

LONDON (AP) — Ian McKellen says he has no plans to retire from acting, but his upcoming performances as King Lear on a London stage may be his last time playing a major Shakespeare role. ...

Original Bananarama line-up announces first US tour

LONDON (AP) — It took a kitchen sing-song to get '80s British pop group Bananarama back together and out on the road after 30 years. The girl group's original members — Sarah Dallin,...

Maverick dancer Polunin seeks to be David Beckham of ballet

LONDON (AP) — Sergei Polunin wants to shake up the ballet world by becoming the David Beckham of dance. The 27-year-old Ukrainian star, who has been in the headlines for rebellious t...

Woody Harrelson goes live from London, talks 'Star Wars'

LONDON (AP) — Woody Harrelson is trying to do something that's never been done before, although he's starting to realize why his feat would be a first. The actor plans to spend the e...