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Kristen Stewart, right, and writer-director Olivier Assayas pose for a portrait to promote their film, "Personal Shopper," on Thursday, March 9, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)

Stewart and Assayas find a groove in the shadow of celebrity

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK — In the disheveled backroom of an East Village restaurant, Kristen Stewart is sarcastically motivating the French director Olivier Assayas for a photo shoot. “You’re in America now, dude,” Stewart jokes. “We’ve got to sell the s—- out of ...

Russian ‘Triennale’ striking in its diversity

By KATE DE PURY and EKATERINA CHERNYAEVA Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — The contemporary art museum Garage opened its first “Triennale” on Friday with works from across Russia’s 11 time zones, and they were striking in their diversity — perhaps surprisingly in today’s ...

Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal poses for a photo Aug. 1, 2016, in Chicago. Rosenthal, a popular author, filmmaker and speaker who brightened lives with her wide-eyed spirit and broke hearts when she wrote of being terminally ill and leaving behind her husband Jason, died Monday, March 13, 2017. She was 51. (Kevin Nance/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Amy Krouse Rosenthal, best-selling author, filmmaker dead at age 51

By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer NEW YORK — Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a popular author, filmmaker and speaker who brightened lives with her wide-eyed and generous spirit — and broke hearts when she wrote of being terminally ill and leaving behind her husband Jason — died Monday at age ...

Ed Sheeran to guest star on ‘Game of Thrones’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ed Sheeran will guest star in the upcoming season of “Game of Thrones.” The show’s producers made the announcement Sunday night during a panel discussion at the South by Southwest festival in Texas. Producer David Benioff told the audience that they’ve been ...

Milo Ventimiglia poured his dad into Jack on ‘This is Us’

By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press NEW YORK — In Milo Ventimiglia’s trailer on the set of NBC’s “This is Us” hangs a black-and-white photo of himself at maybe 3 or 4, leaning on his dad’s knee, father and son smiling in the front yard in front of a tree. Above and below the ...

Criss Angel blames poor eating, sleeping for Vegas mishap

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Criss Angel is blaming a poor diet and lack of sleep for an on stage mishap that sent him to a hospital. The 49-year-old magician was attempting a trick at his Las Vegas show Friday where he tries to escape from a straitjacket while hanging upside down. Angel lost ...

‘Kong’ outmuscles ‘Logan’ to become king of the box office

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a battle of the beasts at the box office this weekend, and King Kong emerged as the definitive victor over Wolverine. According to studio estimates Sunday, “Kong: Skull Island” amassed $61 million in its first weekend in ...

Immigration tensions seep into South by Southwest music fest

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — The trendsetting South by Southwest music festival is all about the next big thing, but the heated politics of the moment is stealing the show. Tensions over immigration have put a heavy air over the typically breezy weeklong music bash ...

SNL skewers first daughter Ivanka Trump

By CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The biting humor of “Saturday Night Live” took aim at another Trump this week — first daughter Ivanka. The long-standing comedy show skewered President Donald Trump’s elder daughter with a faux perfume ad, starring actress ...

In this Feb. 27, 2017 photo, art restoration expert Margaret Saliske works on hand-painted borders at the home of artist Thomas Cole, in Catskill, N.Y. Not only did Cole paint mountainous landscapes that defined the Hudson River School. He painted on his parlor walls in Catskill. The decorative patterns near the ceiling lines, hidden under layers of paint for more than a century and discovered a few years ago, will be fully displayed when the Thomas Cole National Historic Site opens for the season in May.  (AP Photo/Michael Hill)

Hidden beneath paint, a famed artist’s wall decorations

By MICHAEL HILL Associated Press CATSKILL, N.Y. (AP) — Not only did Thomas Cole paint the lush mountain landscapes that inspired the Hudson River School art movement of the 19th century, he also painted on the walls of his home. Lost beneath layers of paint for more than a century, the ...

French star Johnny Hallyday says he is treated for cancer

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN Associated Press PARIS — France’s rock ‘n’ roll icon Johnny Hallyday has revealed he is suffering from cancer, but insists his condition is not life-threatening. The 73-year-old singer, whose career spans more than half a century, issued a statement late ...

‘Pokemon Go’ or no? Fans glad Niantic addressing complaints

By MARINA VILLENEUVE Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine — Few games have enjoyed both the meteoric rise — and subsequent fall — in popularity as “Pokemon Go.” But the game remains profitable, and people are still playing even if they aren’t the same masses that roamed parks last ...

In this photo, actor Michael Luwoye attends The 2016 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway in New York. The 26-year-old Alabama native stars as Alexander Hamilton in the ÒHamiltonÓ national tour, which kicks off in March with a 21-week stand in San Francisco, followed by a 21-week engagement in Los Angeles. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP, File)

‘Hamilton’ US tour led by actor who vows a ‘gritty’ take

NEW YORK — You may not particularly recall Nov. 16, but Broadway actor Michael Luwoye will never forget it. It was a Wednesday and he certainly earned his salary that day. Luwoye played the title role in the mega-hit musical “Hamilton” at the matinee and then suited up a few hours later ...

Spielberg, Streep, Hanks may team for Pentagon Papers movie

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood dream team Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep are considering taking on some classified government documents in a feature film about the Pentagon Papers case. A source close to the project who spoke only on the condition of anonymity because they were not ...

In this March 3, 2017 photo, actress Sally Field poses for a portrait in New York. The Emmy- and Oscar-winner is playing Amanda Wingfield, the fearsome Southern belle at the heart of the Tennessee WilliamsÕ masterpiece, "The Glass Menagerie," on Broadway. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)

A ‘creative crush’ led Sally Field to ‘The Glass Menagerie’

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK — Sally Field had a chance to cross “The Glass Menagerie” off her bucket list 13 years ago. It didn’t take. The Emmy- and Oscar-winner is once again playing Amanda Wingfield, the fearsome Southern belle at the heart of the Tennessee ...

‘Cries From Syria’ is an unsparing, must-see documentary

By PHILIP ISSA Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — It has been 18 months since the body of 3-year old Aylan Kurdi washed up on the shore of Turkey, the premature end of a flight from Syria. Nil˘fer Demir’s photo of Kurdi, face down in the morning surf, prompted an outpouring of compassion ...

Iconic rock arch from ‘Game of Thrones’ falls into Malta sea

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The Azure Window, a natural rock arch which jutted onto the sea off Malta and was a backdrop for the “Game of Thrones” TV series, has collapsed in a storm. Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat tweeted his “heartbreaking” sadness at the loss Wednesday of one of ...

Celebs use social media to support International Women’s Day

LOS ANGELES (AP) Celebrities are using social media to express their support for Wednesday’s International Women’s Day. A sampling: • “We must support the empowerment of women & girls today & forever. Let us bring in a future that holds our shared opportunities. #IWD2017,” ...

Review: A ‘Beauty and the Beast’ with a new dimension

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer The Disney “live-action” remakes, of which the new “Beauty and the Beast” is but one in an assembly line, are starting to resemble an iPhone software update. Click a button and that old cartoon interface changes Belle into Emma Watson, the Beast into Dan ...

Hollywood film on couple who saved Jews premiering in Poland

By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA Associated Press WARSAW, Poland — Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain and the female director of her new movie, are celebrating both the strength and the tenderness of women. Chastain, director Niki Caro, and other actors were in Warsaw Tuesday for a gala screening of ...