Taiwan ex-HTC CEO to release world's first social 5G VR headset

Former HTC CEO Peter Chou (周永明), who three years ago started his own social virtual reality company XRSpace, on Tuesday (May 26) unveiled a new VR platform designed to facilitate social interaction an...

New this week: Gaga, 1975 music, a last 'Trip,' 'Stargirl'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — ...

French actor Michel Piccoli, arthouse star, is dead at 94

PARIS (AP) — French actor Michel Piccoli, a prolific screen star who appeared in landmark films by directors such as Luis Bunuel and Jean-Luc Godard, has died. He was 94. His family ...

‘Little Fires Everywhere’ director Lynn Shelton dies at 54

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lynn Shelton, an independent filmmaker who directed “Humpday” and “Little Fires Everywhere,” has died. She was 54. Shelton’s publicist, Adam Kersh, said in a stat...

'Bull Durham' became a classic by avoiding clichés

Ron Shelton, the writer-director of “Bull Durham,” “White Men Can’t Jump” and “Tin Cup,” isn’t a big fan of sports movies. “Sports movies generally, I don’t like, and as a kid growin...

Yo, Adrian! 'Rocky' still packs a punch as Philly favorite

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Brazilian exchange student made one request of his host before his study abroad semester was cut short and he returned home to Sao Paulo: Take me to Rocky. ...

'New normals' imagined, tested as virus shutdowns relaxed

From outdoor kids' movies for cooped up apartment dwellers in Rio to online shopping and worship around the globe, the coronavirus pandemic has communities adapting to the realities of living with a p...

Rio beams movies outside for cooped up apartment dwellers

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Apartment dwellers have been cooped up for weeks in Rio de Janeiro, staying inside with their children to avoid the coronavirus — but some are getting relief when a specially out...

Cannes is empty, the day the film festival should have begun

CANNES, France (AP) — The stars of Cannes Film Festival have stayed home, its prestigious grounds repurposed as a homeless shelter, and the beaches closed. The French Riviera resort ...

Hong Kong Film Awards winner Ip Man 4 back to Taiwan Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three award-winning Hong Kong blockbusters will return to Taiwan's cinemas on Friday (May 15). The 39th Hong Kong Film Awards announced the winners via a virtual ce...

'Slap Shot' still iconic in hockey despite sport's changes

A few nights after one of their players was injured by a dirty hit, the Johnstown Jets plotted to exact some revenge on Buffalo's Greg Neeld. An all-out brawl broke out during warmu...

Fore! Caddyshack checks in at No. 4 on AP sports movie list

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — It happens all the time. Someone will pull up to the big metal gate in front of the clubhouse, press the intercom button and ask to see Bushwood Country Club. Or they’ll start danci...

Foreigners on the frontlines of pandemic in Arab Gulf states

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As she was treated for COVID-19 in a hospital isolation ward in Kuwait City, Amnah Ibraheem wanted to credit those caring for her. The nurses were all South Asian, t...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Britain on Tuesday became the first country in Europe to confirm more than 30,000 coronavirus deaths, and infections rose sharply again in Russia, even as other nations made great strides in taming th...

The Latest: South Korea reports 3 virus cases, China just 1

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause m...