French tourism gets boost with reopening of Disneyland Paris
PARIS (AP) — The French tourist industry received a further boost Wednesday with the partial reopening of Disneyland Paris and the opening up of the top floor of the Eiffel Tower.
Statue of Black protester replaces toppled UK slave trader
LONDON (AP) — An artist has erected a statue of a Black Lives Matter protester atop the plinth in the English city of Bristol formerly occupied by a statue of a slave trader.
ViacomCBS drops Nick Cannon, cites 'anti-Semitic' comments
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nick Cannon's “hateful speech” and anti-Semitic theories led ViacomCBS to cut ties with the TV host and producer, the media giant said.
Tyra Banks waltzing in as new 'Dancing With the Stars' host
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyra Banks will be showing off her moves as solo host of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” The supermodel, actor and businesswoman who co-created “America’s Next Top Model” will replace longtime host Tom Bergeron and take on the role of executive producer, ABC said late Tuesday.
'Vanity Fair' cover shot by Black photographer for 1st time
The new issue of Vanity Fair featuring a powerful image of Oscar-winning actor Viola Davis marks the first time the publication has featured the work of a Black photographer on its cover.
Michael B. Jordan wants you to view a drive-in movie, on him
NEW YORK (AP) — For Michael B. Jordan, timing is everything. So when the SAG award winner marched in a Los Angeles Black Lives Matter protest last month demanding that Hollywood drastically increase its diversity in the executive ranks, it was a moment he felt prepared for.
Autopsy confirms Naya Rivera's death was accidental drowning
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autopsy confirmed Tuesday that “Glee'' star Naya Rivera died from accidental drowning, officials said, while her family released a statement honoring her ”everlasting legacy and magnetic spirit."
World-class hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance dies
Champion hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance, who traveled the world performing with Cirque du Soleil then returned to New Mexico to coach youth dancers, has died at age 30.
Evening news programs outpace prime time television
NEW YORK (AP) — The broadcast networks might want to consider promoting David Muir, Lester Holt and Norah O'Donnell, at least in the summer months.
Times editor resigns, saying she was harassed for her ideas
NEW YORK (AP) — Bari Weiss, an opinion editor at The New York Times, quit her job on Tuesday with a public resignation letter that alleged harassment and a hostile work environment created by people who disagreed with her.
Review: Handsome, broken Aussies connect in ‘Dirt Music’
Everyone is sad in the Australian indie “ Dirt Music,” a sprawling story about a small fishing town, an affair and the dark secrets that tie everyone together.
Timing of Carlson's vacation familiar to Fox News viewers
NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe the trout will be running this week for Fox News' Tucker Carlson. Either way, the vacation he announced on Monday and says was planned in advance should be familiar to Fox viewers who are used to seeing its personalities go away to cool off when the heat is on.
NBC's video service Peacock stresses 'free,' looks to 2021
Peacock, one of the last major streaming services to launch in the U.S., was supposed to get a big boost this summer by carrying the Olympics.
Jimmy Fallon, 'Tonight' show return to studio, sans audience
NEW YORK (AP) — The studio is largely empty, but Jimmy Fallon is out of his home and back to the “Tonight” show stage. The NBC late-night host returned to NBC's Rockefeller Center headquarters Monday, saying he hoped he could provide his audience with a little more “normal” during the coronavirus pandemic.
'Mythbusters' star Grant Imahara dies from brain aneurysm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grant Imahara, the longtime host of Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters,” died from a brain aneurysm, the network said Tuesday.
Telluride Film Festival canceled due to pandemic
NEW YORK (AP) — The Telluride Film Festival, the annual film retreat held in the Colorado mountains and one of the fall movie season's top launching pads, has been canceled.
Music Review: How The Chicks sort of got their groove back
The Chicks, “Gaslighter” (Columbia Records) The newly minted The Chicks pull a phoenix-like move with eighth studio album “Gaslighter.” The Dixie Chicks have died, long live The Chicks.
Italy returns stolen Banksy to France on Bastille Day
ROME (AP) — Italy on Tuesday returned to France a stolen artwork by British artist Banksy that was painted as a tribute to the victims of the 2015 Paris attacks at the Bataclan music hall.
Tom Bergeron, Erin Andrews exit 'Dancing With the Stars'
NEW YORK (AP) — The dance has ended for “Dancing With the Stars” hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews. ABC said in a statement that the show is looking to “embark on a new creative direction” and host Bergeron “departs the show with our sincerest thanks and gratitude for his trademark wit and charm that helped make this show a success.” No replacements were named.
Back to the '80s: Andrew McCarthy writing 'Brat Pack' book
NEW YORK (AP) — Actor-writer-director Andrew McCarthy, a 57-year-old father of three, keeps getting asked about his “Brat Pack” years in the 1980s.
'Empire' actor arrested in Arizona, accused of abusing wife
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — “Empire” actor Bryshere Gray has been arrested in Arizona on accusations of abusing his wife, police said.
Fox's Carlson denounces ex-writer, 'self-righteous' critics
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News' Tucker Carlson said Monday that his former writer who posted racist comments online was wrong but criticized “ghouls now beating their chests in triumph” after his staffer's resignation.
Naya Rivera, who rose to fame on TV show 'Glee,' dies at 33
NEW YORK (AP) — Naya Rivera, a singer and actor who played a gay cheerleader on the hit TV musical comedy “Glee,” was found dead Monday in a Southern California lake.
4 charged in Los Angeles death of rising rapper Pop Smoke
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two men and two teens have been charged in the death of rising rapper Pop Smoke, who was killed during a Los Angeles home-invasion robbery in February, the district attorney’s office said Monday.
Sheriff: 'Glee’ star Naya Rivera saved son before drowning
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Glee” star Naya Rivera ’s 4-year-old son told investigators that his mother, whose body was found in a Southern California lake Monday, boosted him back on to the deck of their rented boat before he looked back and saw her disappearing under the water, authorities said.