People magazine names John Legend as 2019 Sexiest Man Alive
LOS ANGELES (AP) — R&B crooner John Legend has been named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. The Grammy-winning singer known for his silky-smooth vocals was revealed as this year's winner Tuesday night on NBC's "The Voice."
Review: Elizabeth Banks takes a shot at 'Charlie's Angels'
If you're watching a big studio film featuring a female ensemble, there is a 50% chance that there is going to be some monologue about how men underestimating women is both a truism and an advantage.
Singer Andrea Bocelli: 'Absurd' to shun opera legend Domingo
MIAMI (AP) — Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is staunchly defending opera legend Placido Domingo, calling it "absurd" that opera houses have canceled the star's performances over sexual harassment allegations before they are fully investigated.
In 'The Report,' setting the record on torture straight
NEW YORK (AP) — The unredacted Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's detention and enhanced interrogation program runs approximately 6,700 pages and includes some 38,000 footnotes.
New baby and new music: Ricky Martin hosts the Latin Grammys
NEW YORK (AP) — Between a household with four children, the release of a new single and his debut as host of the Latin Grammys, Ricky Martin hasn't gotten much sleep lately.
Nielsen's top programs for Nov. 4-10
NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 4-10. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
LSU-Alabama game a big winner for CBS over the weekend
NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewers flocked to the showdown between LSU and Alabama over the weekend, making it the top-rated regular season college football game in eight years.
Rapper Eric B, jailed on 17-year-old warrant, released
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper and actor Eric B. has been released from a New Jersey jail after spending two weeks behind bars on a 17-year-old warrant.
Deep cuts rule Juliana Hatfield's Police covers album
Juliana Hatfield, "Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police" (American Laundromat Records) One way to assess a covers record is whether its appeal stretches beyond fans of the re-interpreter to fans of the original performers.
For 'Joy of Cooking' revision, editors mixed marriage, food
NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine carefully testing several thousand recipes for a beloved cookbook. Then imagine coming up with 600 brand new ones.
Review: Celine Dion moves past loss on excellent new album
Celine Dion, "Courage" (Columbia Records) The search is officially over: If you've been wondering what the saddest song of 2019 is, we've found it.
De Niro named Screen Actors Guild life achievement honoree
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert De Niro will receive the Screen Actors Guild's life achievement award. The guild announced that De Niro will be the 56th recipient of its highest honor at its SAG Awards on Jan.
'We love you, Alex!' Contestant on 'Jeopardy!' moves Trebek
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek got choked up when he read the final response from a Brown University student who wanted to show support as he battles pancreatic cancer.
HBO doc peers into Ralph Lauren's rose-tinted American Dream
NEW YORK (AP) — Of all the editors, fashion notables, filmmakers and cultural critics who opine on Ralph Lauren in the new documentary "Very Ralph," it's an unlikely voice who perhaps most succinctly describes the appeal of the Lauren empire.
Cena related to character pursuing NFL dreams in new series
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When John Cena was offered an audio series about a former college football star chasing an NFL dream, he felt a personal connection to it right away.
Disney Plus suffers some technical difficulties at launch
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney's brand-new streaming service Disney Plus may be a victim of its own success. The $7-a-month service offering an array of Disney classics and new shows suffered some technical difficulties hours after launching at 3 a.m.
Chicago rapper Lil Reese shot, in critical condition
COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, Ill. (AP) — Hospital officials say Chicago rapper Lil Reese is in critical condition after being shot at a suburban Chicago intersection.
The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending November 10, 2019: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw 2.
Screening of Polanski movie to go ahead despite allegation
PARIS (AP) — The Paris screening of a new French-Italian film "An Officer and a Spy" is going ahead despite a new allegation that its director Roman Polanski raped a woman decades ago.
Winfrey, Coates to speak at upcoming Toni Morrison tribute
NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jesmyn Ward will be among the speakers at a tribute to the late Toni Morrison.
Review: 'Ford v Ferrari' is a very pleasant (fast) ride
Cops might do well to position their speed traps near movie theaters wherever the new film "Ford v Ferrari" is playing. They might fund their whole year's budget busting speeders peeling out of the parking lots.
Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii is writing memoir, due in 2021
NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, the Senate's first Asian American woman and only current immigrant, is working on a memoir.
Ricky Gervais returning to host the 2020 Golden Globe Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Look out Hollywood, Ricky Gervais is returning to host the Golden Globe Awards. Gervais memorably hosted the Globes from 2010 to 2012, skewering many of the attendees with irreverent jokes.
Airborne Toxic Event leader Mikel Jollett writing memoir
NEW YORK (AP) — Airborne Toxic Event frontman Mikel Jollett is writing a memoir. Celadon Books announced Tuesday that Jollett's "Hollywood Park," also the title of the band's next album, will come out May 5.