The best and worst of Super Bowl ads

NEW YORK (AP) — During advertising's biggest night, Super Bowl Sunday, marketers battled it out to bolster their brands and promote new products. Advertisers paid up to $5.6 million for 30 seconds, an...

Ricky Gervais mocks Hollywood with explicit jokes at Globes

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Ricky Gervais kicked off the Golden Globes by telling the audience his fifth time hosting would be his last, then proceeded to deliver an expletive-laced skewering of Holl...

'1917' win best drama film at the Golden Globes

The 77th Golden Globes were meant to be a coronation for Netflix. Instead, a pair of big-screen epics took top honors Sunday, as Sam Mendes’ technically dazzling World War I tale “1917&rdq...

Baby Yoda GIFs are back after ‘confusion’ led to removal

NEW YORK (AP) — People can send each other animations of Baby Yoda again. Giphy, a database of the mini-videos, had been removing animated GIF files of the Star Wars character from t...

Kanye West vows to move Yeezy manufacturing to the Americas

NEW YORK (AP) — A few fun facts about Kanye West: He's running for president in 2024, he recited color psychology to wife Kim Kardashian West as she sat in a morning bath Thursday, and he was fired at...

California Legislature declares May 4 'Star Wars Day'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — May the fourth officially be with you. The California Legislature voted Thursday to declare May 4 "Star Wars Day" in recognition of a Disneyland theme park ...

Indonesia candidates: Metal fan, cleric, soldier, tycoon

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's presidential election Wednesday pits incumbent Joko Widodo against former special forces Gen. Prabowo Subianto in a repeat of the 2014 contest. Widodo, a furnitur...

Pats trade for Bennett, lose 2 starters to open free agency

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The defending champion New England Patriots were looking to a salary cap-friendly veteran addition and their existing depth to address the loss of two starters as the free age...

New Disney area to immerse parkgoers in a Star Wars story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The world of Star Wars is coming from a galaxy far, far away to become the largest single-themed land created in a Disney park. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is an adve...

In France, the Force is strong with lightsaber dueling

BEAUMONT-SUR-OISE, France (AP) — Master Yoda, dust off his French, he must. It's now easier than ever in France to act out "Star Wars" fantasies, because its fencing federation has b...

Column: At World Cup, inexperience can be a winning formula

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — When Kylian Mbappe broke the Internet with a World Cup performance unmatched since Pele, the coach who made it possible fittingly set a record, too. The 4-3 vict...

Darth Vader, Chewbacca visit Taiwan's Presidential Office to mark Star Wars Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Princess Leia and a many other characters from the Star Wars film series showed up at Taiwan's Presidential Office this morning to celebrate May 4th...

New film reveals Miss Piggy's backstory, more Muppet secrets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Only Miss Piggy's creator knows the depths of her tragic origin story. Frank Oz, who gave life to the character in the early 1970s, says Piggy left her hometown farm for life in the...

From aardvarks to zebras: London Zoo counts its creatures

LONDON (AP) — Jimmy and Yoda the Galapagos tortoises, Max the Eurasian eagle and Bhanu the lion have stood up to be counted as London Zoo conducts its annual audit of creatures big and small. ...

Review: 'The Last Jedi' a welcome disturbance in the Force

A welcome disturbance in the Force, Rian Johnson's "The Last Jedi" is, by wide measure, the trippiest, scrappiest and most rule-breaking "Star Wars" adventure yet. Not the exercise i...