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Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 3-9

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 3-9: July 3: Actor Michael Cole (“The Mod Squad”) is 82. Singer Judith Durham of The Seekers is 79. Actor Kurtwood Smith (“That 70s Show”) is...

'Elvis,' 'Top Gun' tie for box-office crown with $30.5M each

NEW YORK (AP) — Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic “Elvis” shook up theaters with an estimated $30.5 million in weekend ticket sales, but — in a box-office rarity — “Elvis” tied “Top Gun: Maverick," ...

Today in History: June 23, Nasser elected Egypt's president

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 23, the 174th day of 2022. There are 191 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June...

Review: Austin Butler, Baz Luhrmann deliver a grand ‘Elvis’

The brief life of Elvis Presley is not something that fits neatly into a conventional biopic formula, though many have tried. It was, perhaps, always going to take a director as wild and visionary as ...

'Elvis' and Austin Butler feel the temperature rising

On the day of Austin Butler's final screen test for “Elvis," director Baz Luhrmann threw everything at him. Butler had spent five months building up to that moment, workshopping the...

Critic Notebook: At Cannes, a plea for the variety of cinema

One of the most viral moments from the 75th Cannes Film Festival, which wrapped over the weekend with the presentation of the Palme d’Or to Ruben Ostlund’s “Triangle of Sadness,” wasn’t a slip on the ...

Aguilera, Hanks, De Niro and more light up Cannes amfAR gala

ANTIBES, France (AP) — Robert De Niro was the honored guest at the 28th annual amfAR Gala Cannes, where one lucky guest won an auction to have lunch with the actor and a piece of his family history. ...

Q&A: Baz Luhrmann on his tragic, razzle-dazzle 'Elvis'

CANNES, France (AP) — It’s the day before Baz Luhrmann is to unveil “Elvis" at the Cannes Film Festival, and it goes without saying that the director — one of cinema's most maximalist moviemakers — is...

'Elvis' makes a splash at Cannes Film Festival premiere

CANNES, France (AP) — Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” brought hip-shaking swagger to the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, debuting a grand and glitzy portrait of the Memphis rock ‘n’ roll legend on the Frenc...

Facing men in Maui was highlight for women baseball pioneers

NEW YORK (AP) — As an 8-year-old girl, Beanie Ketcham dreamed of pitching for the New York Yankees. Baseball never got Ketcham to the Bronx, but her playing career did take her far —...

Gavin Lux gets 2-run double, Dodgers surge past Phils 5-4

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gavin Lux allowed a routine two-out grounder to roll between his legs in the second inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies jumped through that opening to score four unearned runs. ...

Back to normal? Cannes Film Festival prepares to party

After the 2020 Cannes Film Festival was canceled by the pandemic and the 2021 edition was scaled back — even kisses were forbade on the red carpet — the lavish French Riviera cinema soiree is set to r...

Today in History: May 7, Germany's surrender

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 7, the 127th day of 2022. There are 238 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 7, ...

Summer Movie Preview: Breakout stars to watch

Some are newcomers. Some are former child stars reintroducing themselves in adult roles. And one is a comedian making a leap to big screen. These are just a few of the actors poised to make a splash t...

Summer Movie Calendar: From 'Top Gun 2' to 'Thor 4' and more

A rundown of notable films coming out this summer: May 6 “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” (Disney, theaters): After breaking open the...