Entertainment

Family of late ‘Crocodile Hunter’ back at Animal Planet

NEW YORK (AP) — Crikey! The Irwin family is returning to television’s Animal Planet, 11 years after the death of “The Crocodile Hunter” star and family patriarch Steve Irwin. The network said Wednesday that Irwin’s widow, Terri, and children Bindi and Robert will reappear on Animal ...

Prophets of Rage hope to be ‘soundtrack for the resistance’

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to protest music, there’s the subtle stuff and the really angry stuff. The all-star band Prophets of Rage takes the latter to a whole new grab-you-by-the-throat level. Their volcanic self-titled debut album tackles racism, poverty, drones, homelessness, ...

A new spectator sport for the TV superfan: ‘binge racing’

NEW YORK (AP) — For a special breed of TV superfans, this isn’t streaming. This is a gusher. Behold the spectator sport known as “binge racing,” defined as plowing through a streaming-network series’ full season in less than 24 hours after the release of those episodes. Sure, any ...

Producers guild starts process to expel Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In an unprecedented move, the Producers Guild of America has voted unanimously to institute termination proceedings for Harvey Weinstein on disciplinary grounds. The PGA’s National Board of Directors and Officers said Monday that Weinstein has an opportunity to respond ...

In Weinstein’s wake, is Hollywood truly capable of change?

LOS ANGELES— “That’s how it works,” actress and director Sarah Polley recalls Harvey Weinstein saying to her years ago in his office. If she agreed to a “very close relationship” with him she could go on to be a star and win awards, he said. He told her that a famous actress had ...

Veteran British actor Roy Dotrice dies aged 94

LONDON (AP) — Roy Dotrice, a veteran British actor, died at his London home on Monday. He was 94. Dotrice was known for his role as Leopold Mozart in the Oscar-winning film “Amadeus” and his many theater and TV roles. He won many accolades throughout his lengthy career including a ...

Boseman, Hudlin team up to portray a young Thurgood Marshall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chadwick Boseman knows a little about portraying icons: his acting resume includes Jackie Robinson, James Brown and comic book’s first black superhero, the Black Panther. But even Boseman was wary after director Reginald Hudlin approached him about portraying the younger ...

Coming to a movie theater near you: Dubai destroyed, again

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As a mammoth wave from the Persian Gulf rises up to drown fleeing beachgoers and wash over downtown Dubai and the world’s tallest building, you can be forgiven for thinking you’ve seen this all before. The coming film “Geostorm” marks just the ...

Paltrow and Jolie accounts may have sealed Weinstein’s fate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — They waited years to speak, but two of Hollywood’s most powerful women might have helped seal the fate of Harvey Weinstein. Both Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie added their first-person accounts of uncomfortable experiences with Weinstein to the ever-growing list of ...

‘Legends’ star shatters stereotypes with Muslim superhero

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Tala Ashe is thrilled to debut her new character, a Muslim-American superhero joining season three of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” It’s a particularly poignant moment for the Iranian-born, Ohio-reared actress who described the hardship of portraying ...

‘Demo Boss’ to premiere on WVIA-TV

WVIA will premiere a new reality based program called “Demo Boss” at 9 p.m. Thursday. The demolition business is a $3 billion dollar a year industry. In the first of two 30-minute episodes, witness the demolition of a landmark bank in Plains Township including the removal and recovery of an ...

Film producer Harvey Weinstein ousted from Weinstein Co.

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein, the sharp-elbowed movie producer whose combative reign in Hollywood made him an Academy Awards regular, was fired from The Weinstein Company on Sunday following an expose that detailed decades of sexual harassment allegations made against Weinstein by ...

Mothers Against Drunk Driving to host Walk Like MADD 5k

The Pennsylvania affiliate of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the Williamsport area volunteers will host its signature Walk Like MADD non-competitive 5K fundraising walk from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the South Williamsport Recreational Center. The Williamsport Walk Like MADD will ...

After accusations Hollywood asks: Is Harvey Weinstein done?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Accepting the Golden Globe best actress award in 2012 for “The Iron Lady,” Meryl Streep took a moment to thank the almighty — “God, Harvey Weinstein.” For decades, Weinstein has held a lofty position in Hollywood as one of the industry’s most powerful figures ...

Radiohead, Simone and Moody Blues are Rock Hall nominees

NEW YORK — British rockers Radiohead, singer Nina Simone and The Moody Blues are among the first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Nine of the 19 acts nominated Thursday are on the ballot for the first time, with Radiohead and Rage ...

Pamela Adlon found a niche in Hollywood on her own terms

NEW YORK — Pamela Adlon jokes that she knew she wasn’t going to take home an Emmy Award by her seating placement at this year’s show. The co-creator, director, writer and star of FX’s “Better Things” was nominated for lead comedic actress. She was seated near Jimmy Kimmel and ...

‘Fast & Furious 9’ release pushed back a year to 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The “Fast and the Furious” team is putting the brakes on the ninth installment in the franchise. Universal Pictures said Wednesday that the film’s release will move back a year to April 10, 2020. It was originally set for release in April 2019. The studio did not ...

‘NCIS’ star Pauley Perrette leaving drama after this season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “NCIS” star Pauley Perrette says she’s leaving the CBS crime drama after this season following 15 years on the show. Perrette plays pigtailed forensic scientist Abby Sciuto on the CBS show. She confirmed reports of her departure on Twitter on Wednesday, writing that ...

German woman says Polanski sexually assaulted her in 1972

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities said Wednesday that a German woman has filed a complaint alleging Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski sexually assaulted her 45 years ago in a Swiss resort town while she was in her mid-teens. Renate Langer, 61, filed the complaint last week in a police ...

Bringing ‘Blade Runner’ back to life after 35 years

LOS ANGELES — It was dawn on the set of “Blade Runner 2049” and Harrison Ford and director Denis Villeneuve were swimming back to the shore together after an all-night shoot in a million-gallon water tank. It was cold in the water. It was cold outside. And it was just one night out of a ...