Earthlings dwindle, music fading at Area 51 events in Nevada
HIKO, Nev. (AP) — Bands played to a dwindling crowd of Earthlings late Saturday at one remaining festival spawned by a "Storm Area 51" internet craze in the remote Nevada desert.
Emmy nominees getting ready for Sunday's big night
LOS ANGELES (AP) — This is the time of year when the cast of HBO's "Veep" would usually be shooting a new season. Now that the show is done, actor Tony Hale says they'll have to settle for getting together at the Emmy Awards.
25 years later, a new generation gets immersed in 'Friends'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Friends" is getting old. Its fans have never been younger. As the sitcom about six twentysomethings marks its 25th anniversary on Sunday, it has spawned a devoted youthful viewership, especially among tween and teen girls who weren't yet born when it went off the air in 2004.
Artist Marina Abramovic opens exhibition in native Belgrade
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Performance artist Marina Abramovic is displaying her work in her native Belgrade for the first time in 44 years, and she says that returning home has been highly emotional.
Milan Fashion: J-Lo struts updated jungle dress at Versace
MILAN (AP) — Jennifer Lopez won Milan Fashion Week on Friday, wowing the crowd at Versace when she emerged wearing a version of the jungle dress that nearly broke the internet almost 20 years ago.
Former Charlie Rose makeup artist sues, alleging harassment
NEW YORK (AP) — The former chief makeup artist at Charlie Rose's interview show is suing him, saying the disgraced television journalist ran a "toxic work environment" for women.
Former newspaperman Robert S. Boyd dies at age 91
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert S. Boyd, who shared a 1973 Pulitzer Prize with colleague Clark Hoyt for coverage of Democratic vice presidential candidate Thomas Eagleton's exit from the campaign due to mental health issues, has died.
Julie Andrews to receive American Film Institute honor
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The American Film Institute is honoring Julie Andrews with its Life Achievement Award. The organization said Friday that Andrews will receive the award at the Gala Tribute on April 25 in Los Angeles.
It's no joke: women rule the Emmy comedy series category
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the winner of the best comedy series Emmy Award is announced Sunday, odds are good that a woman will be giving the acceptance speech.
Music Review: Brittany Howard shines in new solo album
Brittany Howard, "Jaime" (ATO Records) Solo projects can be hit or miss for artists looking to break from a band. For some, their newfound creative independence allows them to hit their stride.
'House Hunters' host Suzanne Whang dies at 57
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Suzanne Whang, whose smooth, calm voice provided the narration for HGTV's "House Hunters" for years, has died.
Review: Andrew Combs' 'Ideal Man' is tuneful and sensitive
Andres Combs, "Ideal Man" (New West Records) On "Ideal Man," Andrew Combs trades in some of the high-gloss finish of his previous work for a trebly kaleidoscope of sounds that underscores a beguiling set of highly-emotional tunes.
Chris Sullivan of 'This is Us' takes risks on the red carpet
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Sullivan may or may not win at this weekend's Emmy Awards, but it's a sure bet that when he strikes a pose on the red carpet, his unconventional attire will make a statement.
Producer Brian Grazer traces his success in 'Face to Face'
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Brian Grazer says that if weren't for Eminem making eye contact with him during a tense meeting a few years ago, the rap film "8 Mile" probably wouldn't exist.
Novels by Colson Whitehead, Marlon James on awards longlist
NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead's brutal narrative of a boys' reform school, "The Nickel Boys," and Marlon James' fantasy epic "Black Leopard, Red Wolf" are among the works chosen by judges for the fiction longlist of the National Book Awards.
About 75 people gather at Area 51 gate, 2 people detained
HIKO, Nev. (AP) — About 75 people arrived early Friday at a gate at the once-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada — at the time appointed by an internet hoaxster to "storm" the facility to see space aliens — and at least two were detained by sheriff's deputies.
A stitch in time: Tapestry immortalizes "Game of Thrones"
BAYEUX, France (AP) — Famously, Arya Stark always preferred her sword Needle to needlework. Still, even she would be impressed with the giant tapestry now on show in France that recounts the plot of "Game of Thrones" in glorious and, of course, gory and salacious detail.
2 Greta Thunberg books coming out in the United States
NEW YORK (AP) — Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg has two books coming out in the United States, including an English-language edition of her memoir.
Theater-related podcasts find a hub in new digital network
NEW YORK (AP) — Podcasts are exploding and the world of theater isn't immune. Now comes a digital hub that pulls together a lot of that theater talk — the Broadway Podcast Network.
Chris Cornell's teen daughter releases song produced by him
NEW YORK (AP) — A ballad that Chris Cornell produced for his daughter Toni when she was just 12 is now being released. "Far Away Places" was written by Toni three years ago, and was one of the last songs that Cornell recorded before his death in May 2017.
Melania Trump cuts ribbon on reopened Washington Monument
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump cut the ribbon Thursday as the Washington Monument reopened to the public for the first time in three years.
'No path is easy': Black opera singers detail struggles
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 60 years after Marian Anderson broke the color barrier at the Metropolitan Opera, black singers still face unique obstacles in building their careers within the industry.
Galifianakis and Aukerman on 'Between 2 Ferns: The Movie'
NEW YORK (AP) — Some Netflix titles involve anguished discussion over whether the movie will also get a substantial theatrical release.
Review: Hiss Golden Messenger delivers music with a purpose
Hiss Golden Messenger, "Terms of Surrender" (Merge) The new album by Hiss Golden Messenger is one to play on repeat, immersing in every nuance.
DreamWorks, Shanghai studio hope 'Abominable' suits China
For the new animated movie "Abominable," bringing a big city in China to life with accuracy means that even the trash has to look right.