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UAE bans flying of recreational drones after fatal attack

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has banned the flying of drones in the country for recreation after Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed a fatal drone attack on an oil facility an...

In ‘Watcher,’ a stalker thriller with a female gaze

An American woman moves to Bucharest with her partner and begins to suspect she’s being stalked in “Watcher,” a stylish, unnerving thriller that premiered Friday at the Sundance Film Festival. ...

Dale Dickey takes center stage at Sundance in 'A Love Song'

NEW YORK (AP) — Dale Dickey tends to get “those crusty roles,” as she heard someone once call them. A familiar, craggy face from films like “Winter’s Bone” and “Hell or High Water,” Dickey has long be...

Analysis: Netflix's modest growth forecast casts pall over streaming

Jan 21 (Reuters) - Even as Netflix Inc executives sought to reassure investors in a Thursday video interview that its long-term prospects for streaming media remain bright, with its popular series &ld...

Afghanistan: UN pressures Taliban over missing women's activists

The United Nations said its concerned about the disappearance of two Afghan women's rights activists. Taman Zaryabi Paryani and Parawana Ibrahimkhel were reportedly abducted from their homes by th...

'Wuhan, I Am Here': Film follows volunteers in sealed city

BEIJING (AP) — The homeless, the sick, the elderly: For people who fell through the cracks of the official system, the then-unprecedented decision to isolate the central Chinese city of Wuhan and its ...

Mother: teachers manipulated child to change gender identity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mother who claims teachers secretly manipulated her 11-year-old daughter into changing her gender identity and name has filed a legal case against a tiny California school distric...

Miranda talks about Bruno, and the 'Encanto' phenomenon

NEW YORK (AP) — A month after “Encanto” debuted in theaters, Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the movie's Colombia-inflected songs, took a long vacation. By the time he returned, something almost as extr...

Lin-Manuel Miranda breaks down the songs of 'Encanto'

NEW YORK (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda went song by song through some of the hits of “Encanto” in a recent interview, from the breakout smash “We Don't Talk About Bruno” to his self-described “’90s Rock e...

Next 'Mission: Impossible' movies delayed to 2023, 2024

NEW YORK (AP) — It will be another year before a new “Mission: Impossible” movie hits theaters. Paramount Pictures and Skydance announced Friday that the release of “Mission: Imposs...

Dior reconstructs Paris in spectacular Fashion Week show

PARIS (AP) — Dior took over Paris’ iconic Place de la Concorde for a menswear show Friday whose theme was none other than the city of Paris itself. Inside an annex, fashion editors j...

NBA at 75: Wilkins soared in 1980s, often felt unappreciated

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, the “Human Highlight Film," played his college basketball at Georgia and is best known from his NBA days as the biggest star that the Atlanta Hawks eve...

Eva Longoria Bastón's doc looks at Chávez, De La Hoya fight

Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya wanted to make a documentary about his 1996 fight against Julio César Chávez. It was coming up on 25 years since the “Ultimate Glory” showdown and he figured the time wa...

Meat Loaf, 'Bat Out of Hell' rock superstar, dies at 74

NEW YORK (AP) — Meat Loaf, the heavyweight rock superstar loved by millions for his “Bat Out of Hell” album and for such theatrical, dark-hearted anthems as “Paradise By the Dashboard Light,” “Two Out...

Spackman Media Group Artist Wi Ha-jun Of SQUID GAME Appointed as Ambassador for His Hometown, Wando-gun of South Korea

Spackman Media Group artist Wi Ha-jun of Netflix's top show ever, SQUID GAME, was selected as the ambassador for his hometown, Wando-gun in South Jeolla Province of South Korea Represented by MSteam, ...