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Bong d'Or: Korean director wins Cannes' top prize

CANNES, France (AP) — South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's raucous social satire "Parasite," about a poor family of hustlers...

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Fanning says she's been transformed by Cannes experience

CANNES, France (AP) — Elle Fanning, the youngest juror ever at the Cannes Film Festival, said she's been transformed by her...

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'Aladdin' soars, but 'Booksmart' barely passes at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Moviegoers voted with their dollars and chose the familiar over the new this Memorial Day weekend. The Walt...

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Interviews, photos and video: Oklahoma filmmaker Kyle Roberts working on new faith-based film, taking trailblazing 'Trolls' short to deadCenter Film Festival

Before the founder and creative director of Reckless Abandonment Pictures returns to the deadCenter Film Festival next month...

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From DreamWorks' 'Trolls' to the book of Job, Oklahoma filmmaker Kyle Roberts exploring cinematic possibilities

Whether it’s raising money for a “truth-based” teenage adventure film inspired by a biblical hero or taking DreamWorks’...

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Bale, Damon set to star in film chronicling 1966 Le Mans

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Christian Bale remembers hunkering down in front of a television set with his father to watch Formula One...

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From Elton to Elle, the best images of Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — The 72nd Cannes Film Festival drew to a close Saturday, but it left behind a trail of memorable moments,...

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The Latest: Bong Joon-ho's satire "Parasite" wins Palme d'Or

CANNES, France (AP) — The Latest on the Cannes Film Festival (all times local):8:25 p.m.South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's...

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The Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or prize goes to South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's social satire "Parasite"

CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or prize goes to South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's social satire...

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French-Senegalese director Mati Diop's "Atlantics" gets the Grand Prize at Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France (AP) — French-Senegalese director Mati Diop's "Atlantics" gets the Grand Prize at Cannes Film Festival.

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Best actor at the Cannes Film Festival goes to Antonio Banderas for director Pedro Almodovar's "Pain and Glory"

CANNES, France (AP) — Best actor at the Cannes Film Festival goes to Antonio Banderas for director Pedro Almodovar's "Pain and...

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At the Cannes Film Festival, Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne win best director for "Young Ahmed"

CANNES, France (AP) — At the Cannes Film Festival, Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne win best director for "Young...

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At the Cannes Film Festival, Emily Beecham of Britain wins best actress for 'Little Joe'

CANNES, France (AP) — At the Cannes Film Festival, Emily Beecham of Britain wins best actress for 'Little Joe'

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Guthrie's barrier-breaking career celebrated in ESPN film

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Janet Guthrie did not receive a warm reception when she arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 43 years...

Life

Three Oklahoma Film Rebate Program productions selected for deadCenter Film Festival

The 19th annual festival is scheduled for June 6-9 at five locations in downtown Oklahoma City.

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Oklahoma native Alfre Woodard to star opposite Kevin Hart in 'Fatherhood'

The Sony Pictures film adaptation is based of the memoir "Two Kisses For Maddy: A Memoir Of Loss & Love" by Matt Logelin.

Life

Movie review: Live-action 'Aladdin' gives princess a timely makeover but unleashes off-putting CGI genie

But the best and most needed makeover in the new “Aladdin” is to Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott), who was little more than a...

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AmfAR gala near Cannes raises $15 million for AIDS research

ANTIBES, France (AP) — A signed portrait of Mick Jagger by Andy Warhol, a motorcycle designed by Lewis Hamilton and a vacation...

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'Sonic' movie delayed as filmmakers redesign iconic hedgehog

The “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie won’t make its November 2019 release date.

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Quentin Tarantino wins top dog award at Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France (AP) — Whether or not Quentin Tarantino wins the Palme d'Or this year, at least he's not coming home without a...

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TV series about abolitionist John Brown to film in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new television series with Ethan Hawke starring as the fiery abolitionist John Brown is set to film in...

Ministers' conversations lead to church camaraderie

LifeApr 7, 2019

Editor’s note: This is one in an occasional series called “One Voice,” aimed at fostering healthy conversations about race and community relations. Bringing two ethnically diverse churches together often happens when two ministers join forces...

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'ALADDIN' PG 2:08 2 1/2 out of 4 stars Disney’s live-action remake of its 1992 animated classic “Aladdin” isn’t a whole new...

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Big names headed to New Mexico to film 'The Comeback Trail'

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Oscar winners Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones and Morgan Freeman soon will be on their way to New Mexico...

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Jenner, Banderas, turn out for glitzy amfAR gala near Cannes

ANTIBES, France (AP) — Kendall Jenner, Antonio Banderas and other stars attending the nearby Cannes Film Festival turned out...

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Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for...

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Netflix isn't absent at Cannes. It's everywhere.

CANNES, France (AP) — If you're going to earnestly shout "Vive le cinema!" the Cannes Film Festival is the place to do...

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Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Sting and more to be featured on tonight's Red Nose Day broadcast

The special will air from 7 to 9 tonight in support of the fifth annual Red Nose Day campaign to end child poverty, which...

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Rotten Tomatoes to link audience ratings to ticket purchases

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rotten Tomatoes is taking another step to verify that users posting a rating of a movie have actually seen...

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GLAAD: LGBTQ representation in film is up, but not for all

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The advocacy organization GLAAD says that LGBTQ representation is up for major studio films released in...

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Geoffrey Rush awarded $2 million in Sydney defamation case

SYDNEY (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush was awarded an Australian record of 2.9 million Australian dollars ($2 million)...

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2 film productions quit Georgia after abortion law is signed

ATLANTA (AP) — Two film projects have pulled production from Georgia after the governor signed the so-called "heartbeat bill,"...

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Sciamma's 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' sends Cannes swooning

CANNES, France (AP) — Since her shimmering, shattering period romance "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" premiered to rapturous...

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Daniel Craig to undergo minor ankle surgery for Bond injury

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Bond is out of commission for a few weeks. Star Daniel Craig is undergoing minor ankle surgery after...

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Oklahoma performer and Fox's 'Rent' alumnus Brennin Hunt to make Broadway debut in 'Pretty Woman'

The Harrah native will replace Andy Karl as Edward, the male lead, this summer in Broadway's "Pretty Woman."

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US, China appear to brace for long haul in trade dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — With negotiations on hold and tariffs piling up, the United States and China appear to be bracing for a...

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Garcia Bernal finds Cannes more relaxing as a director

CANNES, France (AP) — Gael Garcia Bernal is finding it's a lot more relaxing being at the Cannes Film Festival as a director...

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Oklahoma filmmaker Ryan Bellgardt announces home-state production on family-friendly film 'The Adventures of Rufus the Fantastic Pet'

The film is utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by Oklahoma Film + Music Office.

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Review: A cool concept lost in execution in 'Brightburn'

"Brightburn " is a one idea movie. What if a baby from another planet crash lands on earth and is adopted and raised by a nice...

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APNewsBreak: Theme park to star 'Hunger Games,' 'Twilight'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of Lionsgate's most popular film franchises from "Hunger Games" to "Twilight" will be brought to life...

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Review: In the winning 'Booksmart,' a teen comedy revolution

The insanely winning "Booksmart" boasts too many breakthroughs to count. There are the two leads, Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie...

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Christopher Nolan's new espionage film gets a title: 'Tenet'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker Christopher Nolan's upcoming international espionage film has a title. Warner Bros. on Wednesday...

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Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___May 21The Los Angeles Times on U.S.-Iran...

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Pitt, DiCaprio talk Tarantino's love letter to Hollywood

CANNES, France (AP) — Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio said they forged a "cinematic bond" making Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon...

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Review: Smith's fine in 'Aladdin.' Another guy's the problem

It's pretty clear after watching the new live-action "Aladdin" that doubts about Will Smith's casting as the Genie are...

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Some Ohio legislators yell 'cut' to Hollywood tax deals

CINCINNATI (AP) — Lights, camera, cut?Some of Hollywood's biggest hit movies and equally big bombs have something in common:...

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Oklahoma History Center to offer screening of Smithsonian channel documentary 'The Green Book: Guide to Freedom'

The Smithsonian Channel documentary “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom” will be shown from 1 to 2 p.m. June 1 in the Chesapeake...

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Recreating 'Aladdin's' magic with Will Smith and fresh faces

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 1992, Disney transported audiences to the mythical land of Agrabah, where they met a street rat with a...

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With Brad and Leo, Tarantino debuts a fairy tale in Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — Twenty-five years after premiering "Pulp Fiction" in Cannes, Quentin Tarantino returned to the French...

Health

Oregon hunts for bodies at ex-asylum seen in 'Cuckoo's Nest'

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon will use ground-penetrating radar to search for bodies buried on the campus of a now-defunct...

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This big league catcher was also a spy during World War II

Moe Berg was a big league catcher who became a big time spy during World War II. Filmmaker Aviva Kempner tells his story in a...

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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending May 19, 2019:iTunes Movies US Charts:1. Cold Pursuit2. Apollo 11 (2019)3. The...

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Soccer god Maradona's rise and fall in Asif Kapadia's doc

CANNES, France (AP) — Asif Kapadia initially passed when, in 2012, producer Paul Martin approached him about making a...

At the heart of it: Cardiologist's practice focuses on seniors

HealthApr 21, 2019

Every heart needs to do the same thing — pump blood, and with it the oxygen that keeps us alive — but Dr. Aleicia Mack knows the similarities may end there. Mack, 44, is a cardiologist who has worked at Integris since 2012. She’s built much of...

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Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers:The Norman Transcript. May 19, 2019.— Community needs to...

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Elle Fanning OK after fainting at Cannes dinner

CANNES, France (AP) — Elle Fanning says she fainted at a Cannes Film Festival dinner because her dress was too tight.The...

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In Cannes, Terrence Malick uncovers 'A Hidden Life'

CANNES, France (AP) — "Where's Terrence Malick?"It's a familiar question for the famously press-shy filmmaker that was,...

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Q&A: Pedro Almodovar on memory, pain and the big-screen

CANNES, France (AP) — Pedro Almodovar's "Pain and Glory" is a self-portrait of rare precision and warm intimacy. It stars...

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James Gunn says he's a better person after being fired

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's been a roller-coaster year for James Gunn, who was fired from "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" over old...

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In Cannes, making sure cinema isn't lost in translation

CANNES, France (AP) — On one afternoon at the Cannes Film Festival last year, Massoumeh Lahidji could be seen on a rooftop...

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Cannes in close-up: Images of the festival's dazzling detail

CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival is a wide-screen spectacle best captured in close-up.As the Cote d'Azur...

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'The Lighthouse,' with Robert Pattinson, illuminates Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — Robert Eggers' "The Lighthouse," starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe as turn-of-the-century...

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'John Wick 3' dethrones 'Avengers: Endgame' with $57 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The box office has a new king and his name is John Wick. The third installment of the hyper violent Keanu...

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On two wheels, 'The Climb' rides through Cannes as a hit

CANNES, France (AP) — Some stars and directors come to the Cannes Film Festival by boat, others by private jet. Michael Angelo...

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Abortion rights demonstration held on Cannes red carpet

CANNES, France (AP) — Ahead of Saturday's premiere of an Argentine documentary on abortion, dozens of women demonstrated for...

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Matthew McConaughey receives original high school diploma

LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) — Actor Matthew McConaughey has finally received his high school diploma, more than 30 years after...

Life

Elizabeth Clinton, featured in Netflix series 'The Innocent Man,' to speak at Calm Waters OKC fundraising event

The event will feature keynote speaker Elizabeth Clinton, whose father, Dennis Fritz, was one of two men wrongly convicted of...

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A newly restored 'The Shining' debuts in Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — Thirty-nine years later, Jack is still not a dull boy.In a new pristine restoration, Stanley Kubrick's...

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Review: Egerton glitters in glossy, conventional 'Rocketman'

Whatever you say about Dexter Fletcher's glossy, glittering Elton John blinged-out biopic "Rocketman ," a shiny sequin of a...

Business

Correction: Hollywood-Heartbeat Law story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story May 16 about the entertainment industry's reaction to Georgia's "heartbeat" law The Associated...

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Poland leader slams church pathology, backs sex abuse probe

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling conservative party leader said Friday it does not tolerate "pathology" in the Catholic...

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Valentino-heavy film has Julianne Moore talking fashion

CANNES, France (AP) — One of Julianne Moore's first thoughts after signing on to the Valentino-adorned short film "The...

Life

Interview and video: Cherokee actor and Oklahoma native Wes Studi talks about Westerns before appearing as host of HDNET Movies series

HDNET Movies' “Summer of Westerns” Sunday film series is launching this weekend and continuing through Aug. 11.

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The Latest: Family: Pregnant woman's slaying 'a nightmare'

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a pregnant Chicago woman whose baby was cut from her womb (all times local):1:50...

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University gets horror filmmaker George Romero's archives

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh is getting a spooky addition: the archives of late iconic horror filmmaker...

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Interviews and videos: Oklahoma Hall of Fame names 2019 inductees, including Gray Frederickson, John Herrington, Steve Largent, J.C. Watts

A trailblazing astronaut, two football stars who later became Congressmen, and the Choctaw chief who suggested the state’s name...

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Movie review: Salvaged 1970s Aretha Franklin concert film 'Amazing Grace' is a soul-stirring joy

But the film’s highlight is the title track, as Franklin delivers a more than 10-minute soul-stirring rendition that causes...

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Mati Diop on being the first black female director in Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — Mati Diop was initially disappointed when she, by reading a news article, discovered that she was the...

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'Caine Mutiny,' 'Winds of War' author Herman Wouk has died

NEW YORK (AP) — Herman Wouk, the versatile, Pulitzer Prize winning author of such million-selling novels as "The Caine Mutiny"...

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Fire, ice and fate: Endgames arrive for 'Game of Thrones'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When season eight of "Game of Thrones" began, The Associated Press examined the arcs of the major characters...

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Richard Madden shrugs off Bond rumors at Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — Richard Madden donned a James Bond-esque white tuxedo at the Cannes Film Festival, but the actor shrugged...

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'Kinky Boots' to star in movie theaters, coming full circle

NEW YORK (AP) — If anyone is kicking themselves that they missed seeing the musical "Kinky Boots," relax — it's coming to a...

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'The American mythology': Cherokee actor Wes Studi helps tell the story of the West in his film roles

Wes Studi has played a cop in the crime thriller “Heat,” a superhero trainer in the comedy “Mystery Men” and as the patriarch...

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'Amazing Grace' G 1:29 3 1/2 out of 4 stars In 1972, Aretha Franklin, already a five-time Grammy-winning hitmaker, recorded the...

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Gray Frederickson, John Herrington, J.C. Watts and Steve Largent among 2019 Oklahoma Hall of Fame class

The 2019 class will be formally inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame on Thursday, Nov. 21 in Oklahoma City.

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Elton John and 'Rocketman' touch down in Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — Elton John and his biopic "Rocketman" landed Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival, where the 72-year-old...

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Jodie Foster's mother and former manager Brandy dies at 90

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Evelyn "Brandy" Foster, who managed her daughter Jodie's career from her child-prodigy years through two...

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Oklahoma City Philharmonic performs work by local Chickasaw classical composer Jerod...

NewsApr 7, 2019

Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate believes his music is right at home on a program alongside French composers Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel and Argentine tango virtuoso Astor Piazzolla. “Historically, all the great composers that we know had very...

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Infinite Danger Room #111: Avengers Endgame

The Infinite Danger Room crew gets back together after a spoiler break to discuss the events of Avengers: Endgame, and to...

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In Cannes, 'Les Miserables' rings alarm for Paris suburbs

CANNES, France (AP) — More than 150 years after Victor Hugo's classic novel, a French film titled "Les Miserables" gives a...

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In Cannes, a gory Western stands against Bolsonaro's Brazil

CANNES, France (AP) — Kleber Mendonca Filho's Cannes entry "Bacurau" is a feverish and violent Western about a rural Brazilian...

Sports

Matt Damon, Christian Bale to serve as Indy 500 starters

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Academy Award-winning actors Matt Damon and Christian Bale will wave the green flag as honorary starters...

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Tilda Swinton relishes her samurai turn in 'Dead Don't Die'

CANNES, France (AP) — Tilda Swinton feels most at home at the Berlin Film Festival, but she's steadily become a regular at the...

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Huston not sorry for critical comments on De Niro and others

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anjelica Huston isn't apologizing after making pointed comments about some of her acting contemporaries and...

Life

Oklahoma Film + Music Office to receive deadCenter Film Festival Oklahoma Film Icon Award

The Oklahoma Film + Music Office, which celebrates its 40th anniversary as an official state agency this year, has been...

Life

Kristin Chenoweth joins Netflix rom-com 'Holidate'

The Emmy and Tony winner is among several actors added to the project.

Sports

Diehard Fan: Actor Bruce Willis throws 1st pitch in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bruce Willis was moonlighting for the Philadelphia Phillies.Willis, star of "The Sixth Sense" and "The...

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Pamela Smart denied chance at freedom in husband's death

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Pamela Smart, a former high school employee convicted of recruiting her teenage lover to kill her husband,...

Business

Julianne Moore on gender parity: 'I believe in quotas'

CANNES, France (AP) — Julianne Moore said Wednesday that larger efforts are needed in order for the movie industry to reach...

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Review: Smashing debut for Swinton's daughter in 'Souvenir'

It was only weeks before production was starting on "The Souvenir," the story goes, and British director Joanna Hogg and her...

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Jarmusch, Gomez, Murray talk modern horrors at Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — The Jim Jarmusch zombie movie "The Dead Don't Die" includes masses of flesh-eating zombies and an Earth...

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Review: Shahidi shines in so-so 'The Sun Is Also a Star'

"The Sun Is Also a Star " is a beautiful looking film. The TV stars Yara Shahidi of "grown-ish" and Charles Melton of...

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Georgia governor delays film trip amid abortion ban fallout

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has delayed an annual trip to Los Angeles to promote Georgia's film industry as movie...

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Cannes opens with Jarmusch's zombies and a tribute to Varda

CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival opened Tuesday with the premiere of Jim Jarmusch's zombie movie "The Dead Don't...

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'Game of Thrones' showrunners behind next 'Star Wars' film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A piece of the "Star Wars" puzzle has just fallen into place.Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger says Tuesday that...

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'Avenger: Endgame' seeks top honors at MTV Movie & TV Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Avengers: Endgame," ''Game of Thrones" and "RBG" are the top nominees heading into next month's MTV Movie &...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on May 14, 2019: Hear indie-pop singer-songwriter and actress Alicia Witt in concert at the Blue Door

Her fourth release as an independent songwriter, "15,000 Days" boasts songs rooted in modern arrangements and timeless melodies.

Business

Met Opera ticket sales improve slightly off 2015-16 low

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera's percentage of box office revenue rose slightly this season, giving general manager...

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Beneath wholesome image, Doris Day was an actor of depth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The very name "Doris Day," cheerful as a sunrise on a studio lot, was an invention.The beloved singer and...

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Doris Day, actress who honed wholesome image, dies at 97

Doris Day, the sunny blond actress and singer whose frothy comedic roles opposite the likes of Rock Hudson and Cary Grant made...

Business

NBC shows off fall lineup with stars, athletes, Kardashians

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC hoped to wow advertisers with its reach and content at a glitzy presentation Monday for its fall lineup,...

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Will Smith calls 'Aladdin' remake highlight of his career

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Hollywood star Will Smith says that Disney's live-action remake of "Aladdin" was "one of, if not the best...

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On eve of festival, Cannes defends its record on women

CANNES, France (AP) — A year after 82 women protested en masse on the red carpet, the Cannes Film Festival on Monday defended...

Sports

Still kicking: Ralph Macchio revives 'Karate Kid' franchise

NEW YORK (AP) — After starring in three "Karate Kid" films in the 1980s, Ralph Macchio says he "basically said 'no' for 30...

Crime

Documentary about pedophile priests shakes up Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A new documentary revealing cases of sexual abuse by priests has deeply shaken Poland, one of Europe's...

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'Pillow Talk' to 'Lucky Me': A list of Doris Day's films

The list of Doris Day's films and her leading men:1948— "Romance on the High Seas" (Jack Carson)1949— "My Dream Is Yours" (Jack...

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Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died, her foundation says.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died, her...

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'Killing Eve' slays the competition at British TV awards

LONDON (AP) — Sharp-edged spy thriller "Killing Eve" has won three major trophies at the British Academy Television Awards,...

Sports

Lucha libre wrestler Silver King dies during London match

LONDON (AP) — A well-known Mexican wrestler who co-starred in the film comedy "Nacho Libre" died in London after he collapsed...

Business

'Pikachu' tries to dethrone the 'Avengers,' but just misses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" gave "Avengers: Endgame" a run for its money this weekend at the box office, but...

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Gabrielle Union, Jessica Alba in charge of 'L.A.'s Finest'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Expanding a comic book's mythology can bring slighted characters to the forefront. That's also the case with...

Oklahoma City Museum of Art acquires Kehinde Wiley portrait, Golden Age still life

NewsApr 7, 2019

A large-scale work by celebrated African-American portraitist Kehinde Wiley and a small mid-17th century still life from the Golden Age of painting are recent additions to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s permanent collection. The two new...

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Want free TV? Owner of 'Chicken Soup' books is betting on it

NEW YORK (AP) — Costs for cable and video services like Netflix are rising. One alternative is a free service such as Pluto,...

Life

Interviews, photos and video: OKC's Painted Sky Opera performing post-apocalyptic version of the classic 'Tragedy of Carmen'

Seizing the stage at the Civic Center’s Freede Little Theatre Friday and May 19, the Oklahoma City opera company’s reimaging of...

Sports

F1 great Schumacher will be subject of new documentary

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Formula One great Michael Schumacher will be the subject of a documentary about his life, the film's...

Life

Homegrown dynamo: Kristin Chenoweth to perform OKC Civic Center concert

Like the late, legendary Carol Channing, Oklahoma native Kristin Chenoweth is an award-winning dynamo who has made an indelible...

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Alongside Cannes mainstays, fresh faces try to stand out

Mati Diop only realized long after her Dakar-set "Atlantics" had been selected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival that she...

Business

PBS film tackles Mexican Americans' role in winemaking

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — For generations, Mexican-born Gustavo Brambila's family has worked in the wine industry of...

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Story of hope: Premiere helps raise money for film about inspirational Newcastle teen

MOORE — The film premiere had it all — a large crowd, the red carpet, commemorative posters and a chance to visit with a...

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Makers of 'A Dog's Journey' feel vindicated as sequel nears

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 2017 family movie "A Dog's Purpose" was marred by accusations of animal abuse after a video of a...

Life

Movie review: Biopic 'Tolkien' can't quite tap the magic of legendary author's storytelling

Although the almost two-hour run time feels too long, the repetitive film also reveals too little about J.R.R. Tolkien...

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3 production companies boycott Georgia after abortion ban

ATLANTA (AP) — Executives from three production companies say they won't film in Georgia because of the state's "heartbeat"...

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Venice Biennale inspires deep thoughts on political issues

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Fake news. Migration. Poverty. Global warming. Armed conflict.Political issues that light up the airwaves...

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For 'Breakthrough' star, a chance to keep heritage on-screen

NEW YORK (AP) — As a young actor in Hollywood Marcel Ruiz has something clear: He wants to keep representing Puerto Ricans and...

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Review: In 'Parabellum,' John Wick is on the run again

Movies can be blessedly simple. As the first "John Wick" showed, all you really need is a car, a gun, a dead dog and Keanu...

Life

OKC's deadCenter Film Festival adds Paul George animated short film, Danny Boyle's Beatles comedy 'Yesterday' to 2019 slate

Organizers of the deadCenter Film Festival have announced the addition of two high-profile films to the 2019 festival lineup.

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Actress Yael Stone not able to testify against Geoffrey Rush

SYDNEY (AP) — "Orange Is the New Black" actress Yael Stone was revealed on Friday as the potential witness that a Sydney judge...

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Movie reviews

'Tolkien' PG-13 1:52 2½ out of 4 stars Imagine if someone tried to take the thick appendices at the end of “The Lord of the...

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Movie about Carolina Chocolate Drops opens NC film festival

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's fifth annual film festival is opening with a documentary feature about the Carolina...

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For Rebel Wilson, it was a fight to keep 'The Hustle' PG-13

NEW YORK (AP) — Rebel Wilson had to fight to make sure she and Anne Hathaway could make the same kind of risque jokes their...

Business

James Cameron salutes 'Endgame' for sinking 'Titanic' record

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker James Cameron has no bad blood with the Avengers, even though "Endgame" has eclipsed "Titanic's"...

Life

Watch: Tulsa native Bill Hader, Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy appear in creepy teaser trailer for 'It: Chapter Two'

The first teaser trailer for the eagerly anticipated horror sequel "It: Chapter Two" was released today, and it is unsettling.

Business

Wednesday's Sports in Brief

PRO BASKETBALLOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State star Kevin Durant strained his right calf during the third quarter of the...

Business

Disney's 2Q beats estimates despite soft theatrical revenue

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney's adjusted second-quarter net income declined as higher revenue from its parks was not enough to offset...

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Clooney hopes media will be 'kinder' to Meghan the mom

LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clooney is hoping the media will be gentler to Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, after she gave birth to...

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Mel Gibson to play Santa Claus in 'Fatman' comedy

NEW YORK (AP) — Mel Gibson is to play Santa Claus in "Fatman," a comedy that will be shopped at the upcoming Cannes Film...

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CNN to make documentary on civil rights icon John Lewis

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN Films is developing a documentary on civil rights icon and Georgia congressman John Robert Lewis.The...

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The Latest: Meghan, Harry name baby son Archie Harrison

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the royal baby (all times local):4:45 p.m.Prince Harry and Meghan have named their son...

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Review: In 'Biggest Little Farm,' a journey back to the land

"The Biggest Little Farm" is a documentary with the title, and much of the rosy fantasy, of a picture book. John and Molly...

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New doc chronicles how a California farming oasis came to be

MOORPARK, Calif. (AP) — John and Molly Chester, a filmmaker and a chef, had made a decision that many urbanites only fantasize...

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Disney slates Fox films, 'Avatar' pushed another year

NEW YORK (AP) — Now armed with the upcoming releases of 20th Century Fox, the Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday set forth a...

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Q&A: Ryan Reynolds on 'Pikachu' and the future of 'Deadpool'

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Reynolds once envisioned himself, best-case scenario, as Wilson on "Home Improvement" or Mr. Furley on...

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Celebs try to out-camp each other at wild Met Gala

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B swept by in a stunning red quilted dress accentuated with a matching sequin headpiece, feathers and a...

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Ice Cube, others mourn director Singleton at private funeral

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family, friends and dignitaries including Ice Cube, Stevie Wonder and Congresswoman Maxine Waters were among...

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Film producer and director Irwin Winkler spills the beans

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar-winning movie producer Irwin Winkler recalls the time he brought a promising script to United Artists....

Fusion cuisine traced back to assimilating immigrants

LifeApr 7, 2019

Chigama Asian Mexican Fusion opened late last year, serving a menu inspired by cuisines South of the Border and the Far East. The restaurant has ties to the city’s Chinese and Japanese dining roots, including Steven Ha (Dot Wo) and chef Jeffrey...

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Savile Row's Ozwald Boateng debuts womenswear in Harlem

NEW YORK (AP) — Ozwald Boateng, the one-time wunderkind of London's Savile Row and the bespoke tailor to the stars, filled the...

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WNBA star Tina Charles adds filmmaker to her resume

NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Charles can add filmmaker to her already impressive resume.The WNBA star produced a documentary about her...

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Springsteen, Scorsese talk Catholicism, films and creativity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a friendship going back to a fateful meeting at The Roxy in 1975, Bruce Springsteen and Martin Scorsese...

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'Avengers Endgame' nears global record with over $2 billion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Avengers: Endgame" continued its global domination at the box office in a second week victory lap that saw...

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Preview: Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center hosting SEEN/UNSEEN experimental film festival

SEEN/UNSEEN: A Festival of Experimental Film, a new showcase of experimental and avant-garde filmmaking styles, is set for...

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SEEN/UNSEEN: Oklahoma Contemporary serving up eclectic experimental film festival

From a a live cinema event incorporating music, narration and film to an abstract scratch film made by laser etching abstract...

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'Jumanji' stars share New Mexico experiences on social media

FARMINGTON, New Mexico (AP) — The stars of the latest installment in the "Jumanji" franchise have posted to social media about...

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Herzog says Gorbachev documentary has a 'subversive message'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Werner Herzog says there's a "subversive message" to his new documentary "Meeting Gorbachev": Talk to your...

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Werner Herzog praises new 'Star Wars' series 'Mandalorian'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Werner Herzog is calling "The Mandalorian" ''a phenomenal achievement" after joining the cast of the...

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Trustees vote to remove actress' name from school theater

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A university in Ohio will remove from a campus theater the last name of an actress who starred in...

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'The River and The Wall' explores Rio Grande's border world

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Growing up, Ben Masters worked on West Texas ranches along the border where he developed a love for...

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John Singleton to be laid to rest at private service Monday

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A representative for John Singleton says the director will be laid to rest in a small, private ceremony on...

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Summer Movie Preview: The women behind 'Booksmart'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you've heard anything about the film "Booksmart," you've probably also heard the words "female...

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Tony nominee Sarah Stiles puts puppets aside for 'Tootsie'

NEW YORK (AP) — Some records on Broadway are bound to fall one day and others are surely safe for all time. Sarah Stiles has...

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Movie review: Sweet and raunchy 'Long Shot' finds laughs and romance in politics

Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen prove a potent power couple in more ways than one in the uproarious romantic comedy.

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Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' films, dies at 74

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter Mayhew, the towering actor who donned a huge, furry costume to give life to the rugged-and-beloved...

Life

Monster summer: Hollywood has plenty of action to come after smashing spring success of 'Avengers: Endgame'

Even after "Avengers: Endgame" turned practically every box-office record to dust before April had ended, Hollywood still is...

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Review: New movie starring Pikachu is just a hokey Pokémon

It's got an adorable hero from an iconic media brand who is voiced by a proven box office master at snark. But, somehow,...

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Harrison Ford, Hamill and Lucas mourn Chewbacca actor Mayhew

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reaction to the death of Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in five "Star Wars" films and was beloved by the...

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Family says Peter Mayhew, actor who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died at age 74

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family says Peter Mayhew, actor who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died at age 74.

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19-year-old director wins top award at Tribeca Film Festival

NEW YORK (AP) — Phillip Youmans was just 17 and finishing high school when he completed his lyrical debut feature film,...

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California Legislature declares May 4 'Star Wars Day'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — May the fourth officially be with you.The California Legislature voted Thursday to declare May 4...

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Sundance co-founder pleads guilty to 2nd count of sex abuse

WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — A Utah filmmaker who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced a movie whose lead actress won...

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Chelsea Manning doc debuts with its subject imprisoned again

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years in the making, the Chelsea Manning documentary "XY Chelsea" premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival...

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The message that brought Clarkson, Monae to 'Uglydolls'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When you see names like Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monae, Nick Jonas, Lizzo, Pitbull, Blake Shelton, Bebe...

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With albinism, musician Lazarus finds light in the darkness

NEW YORK (AP) — Lazarus Chigwandali, a Malawian street musician with albinism, was once lured into a car.He was kidnapped, and...

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Q&A: Theron, Rogen on the comedy of politics, and vice versa

NEW YORK (AP) — The last time Seth Rogen made a movie set in the political world, it went a little rocky."The Interview," which...

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Years in the making, film about jazz pioneer Bolden to open

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than two decades after the seed was planted in Dan Pritzker's mind to make a movie about jazz cornetist...

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Cirque du Soleil in new Vegas show leaves the acrobats out

NEW YORK (AP) — Cirque du Soleil is planning a new live show for the Las Vegas Strip this fall but there's a twist — there...

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Starz drama, actress bring black lady-in-waiting to life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fidelity to facts might seem to dictate that characters in royal-obsessed British costume dramas be...

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Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' heads to Cannes

NEW YORK (AP) — Quentin Tarantino is going back to Cannes, after all.The director's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" was...

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Summer Movie Preview: Capturing the essence of Elton John

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sir Elton John gave actor Taron Egerton some unlikely advice for portraying him in "Rocketman": Don't do an...

'It’s about identity': How Children's Hospital is leading in care for gender diverse teens

HealthApr 21, 2019

You won’t find a sign on the door for the Roy G. Biv program at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center, and if you weren’t looking for messages, you might assume whoever picked out the decorations had a soft spot for rainbows. That’s part...

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Lily Collins, Zac Efron take on the Ted Bundy story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There is hardly any violence in the Ted Bundy movie "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile," which...

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Summer Movie Preview: Horror takes a holiday

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Jarmusch didn't have to look far for zombies."I see a lot of soulless ghouls on the streets at night...

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Review: A strong Efron, but little else new in Bundy biopic

When Ted Bundy died in the electric chair 30 years ago in Florida, a witness to the execution — a prosecutor in the case of a...

Life

Video: Blake Shelton receives engagement countdown clock on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show'

Shelton and Stefani met while working together on "The Voice," and the Tishomingo resident updated DeGeneres on how his team is...

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Review: In 'Long Shot,' a comedy with a big heart and smarts

Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen make a sparkling comedic duo in the unconventional romantic comedy "Long Shot," about a sleek...

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Netflix announces deal for film about Thailand's cave boys

BANGKOK (AP) — Netflix is joining with the production company for the movie "Crazy Rich Asians" to make a film about last...

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Kristen Stewart celebrates young stars redefining sexuality

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kristen Stewart says she felt a "huge responsibility" to define her sexuality after finding fame in the...

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Sundance Film Festival co-founder pleads guilty to sex abuse

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — A filmmaker who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced an Oscar-winning movie in the...

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John Singleton's work resonated to diverse audiences

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Much has been made about how John Singleton brought the issues gripping black youth in South Central...

Life

Video: James Marsden and Jim Carrey star in first trailer for 'Sonic the Hedgehog'

It looks like Oklahoma native James Marsden is going to play the human bestie of the long-legged critter in a world-saving...

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'Hadestown' leads Tony Award nominations with 14 nods

NEW YORK (AP) — "Hadestown," singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell's Broadway debut, earned a leading 14 Tony Award nominations...

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In 'Knock Down the House,' the rise of an AOC-led storm

NEW YORK (AP) — Early scenes in Rachel Lears' documentary "Knock Down the House" take place far away from the halls of power....

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Obamas unveil slate of series, documentaries for Netflix

NEW YORK (AP) — Barack and Michelle Obama on Tuesday unveiled a slate of projects they are preparing for Netflix, a year after...

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Summer Movie Preview: 'The Lion King' roars again

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Jon Favreau has just left a scoring session for "The Lion King " with Hans Zimmer and an orchestra....

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Notable reaction to the death of filmmaker John Singleton

NEW YORK (AP) — Notable reaction to the death of "Boyz N the Hood" filmmaker John Singleton:"Thank you John for being my...

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John Singleton found a perfect marriage of movie and moment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rarely have a filmmaker and a moment been so perfectly matched as John Singleton and the summer of 1991.When...

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Film at Lincoln Center fetes 50th with a gala and a makeover

NEW YORK (AP) — On its 50th birthday, Film at Lincoln Center has a new name but an unchanging mission.The uptown institution...

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Here's what's playing at the movies this summer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Summer starts in May at the movies and The Associated Press has you covered with a month-by-month guide of...

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John Singleton, maker of 'Boyz N the Hood,' dies at 51

NEW YORK (AP) — Director John Singleton, who made one of Hollywood's most memorable debuts with the Oscar-nominated "Boyz N the...

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Cover-up: Students deck out dome with Captain America shield

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Student pranksters at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have struck again, drawing inspiration...

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Summer Movie Preview: Sequels galore, but original gems too

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pass the popcorn, the summer movie season is here and all the spectacle and air-conditioned respite it...

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Director John Singleton dies after suffering stroke

NEW YORK (AP) — The family for John Singleton said the Oscar-nominated filmmaker died Monday after he was taken off life...

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Oscar-nominated filmmaker John Singleton has died at 51, according to statement from family.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar-nominated filmmaker John Singleton has died at 51, according to statement from family. .

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Van der Vliet Oloomi's 'Call Me Zebra' wins PEN/Faulkner

NEW YORK (AP) — Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi's "Call Me Zebra," a novel of exile and literary theory, is this year's winner of...

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Elle Fanning, Yorgos Lanthimos join Inarritu's Cannes jury

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Elle Fanning, "The Favourite" director Yorgos Lanthimos and "Cold War" filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski are...

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Ahead of 'The Irishman,' Scorsese and De Niro look back

NEW YORK (AP) — Ahead of their much-anticipated and most recent collaboration, "The Irishman," Martin Scorsese and Robert De...

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'What happened to Felipe?' Film helps Lopez tell his story

NEW YORK (AP) — Felipe Lopez somehow forgot what all the attention was like.That would have been impossible to imagine 25 years...

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'Avengers: Endgame' obliterates records with $1.2B opening

NEW YORK (AP) — The universe belongs to Marvel. "Avengers: Endgame" shattered the record for biggest opening weekend with an...

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MoviePass founder's next act: Watch ads, see free movies

NEW YORK (AP) — Stacy Spikes co-founded MoviePass, a subscription service that lets you frequent movie theaters for a set...

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'Avengers: Endgame' sets multiple records at box office

NEW YORK (AP) — "Avengers: Endgame" is crushing the competition by setting multiple records at the box office a day after its...

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PBS film 'KOREA' eyes social, political tolls of Korean War

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — To escape the poverty of South Texas migrant camps, Homer Garza joined the U.S. Army. Months later he...

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MoviePass rival Sinemia kills US movie theater subscriptions

NEW YORK (AP) — There's another casualty among companies offering movies in theaters for a set monthly fee.Sinemia says it's...

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Tribeca Fest co-founder celebrates women filmmakers

NEW YORK (AP) — The co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival called on women filmmakers to keep building on the momentum of the...

For fitness buffs, variety of exercise programs grows

HealthApr 21, 2019

Not so many years ago, for most people, going to the gym meant getting on a treadmill or an elliptical and zoning out for a half hour or 45 minutes. To be sure, that's how plenty of people still choose to get their exercise. But over the past...

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'Avengers: Endgame' topples 'Star Wars' preview record

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Avengers: Endgame" has gotten off to a mighty start at the box office, earning a record $60 million from...

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Spoiler Alert: LeSean McCoy tweets out Avengers movie plot

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — If you haven't done it already, and you're on social media, mute LeSean McCoy's account.The Buffalo...

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JJ Cale's posthumous album 'Stay Around' released today, home-state celebration planned

"Stay Around" was compiled by those closest to Cale: his widow and fellow musician Christine Lakeland Cale, and friend and...

Life

Quirky festivals abound across Oklahoma this week

Some of the state’s quirkiest annual events are blossoming in the next few days, from a pole-throwing celebration of Scottish...

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Word Balloons: Do Marvel Comics of 1992 hold clues for post-Endgame films?

“Avengers: Endgame,” in movie theaters this weekend, will wrap up many storylines for the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic...

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Unusual attractions: Springtime blooms with quirky festivals across Oklahoma

Over the next few days, thousands of music fans and art lovers will flock to the Norman Music Festival and downtown Oklahoma...

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Movie reviews for April 26: 'Avengers: Endgame' and more

'Avengers: Endgame' PG-13. 182 minutes. 4 out of 4 stars If there's a single phrase that sums up the guiding principle of the...

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Week Ahead

• ALL THAT JAZZ: The monthlong OKC Jazz Festival wraps up with two final concerts. Jazz on the Patio runs from 1 to 6 p.m....

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Sony returns to profit on game software, Spotify gains

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese entertainment and electronics company Sony Corp. has reverted to profitability for the quarter through...

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The Latest: California driver charged with attempted murder

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on eight pedestrians injured in California when a car plowed into them (all times...

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John Singleton of 'Boys N the Hood' in coma after stroke

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Boyz N the Hood" director John Singleton is in a coma at a Los Angeles hospital eight days after suffering...

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Filmmaker Ava DuVernay shares her favorite classic films

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To say filmmaker Ava DuVernay is a busy woman is an understatement, but when Turner Classic Movies called...

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Emilio Estefan to make documentary on late star Jenni Rivera

NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary on Jenni Rivera with unseen concert footage from her last performance is being developed by...

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Bond 25 launches in Jamaica, Rami Malek to play villain

NEW YORK (AP) — The 25th James Bond movie and Daniel Craig's fifth and final installment as 007 is heading home to...

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Showtime: 18th Tribeca opens in Harlem with 'The Apollo'

NEW YORK (AP) — The 18th Tribeca Film Festival moved uptown on Wednesday for an opening night that honored an elder New York...

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What the Heckboy: Theater near church avoids 'Hellboy' title

DICKSON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee movie theater that sits across from a church and next to an elementary school is promoting...

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'Children of a Lesser God' writer Mark Medoff dies at 79

Mark Medoff, a provocative playwright whose "Children of a Lesser God" won Tony and Olivier awards and whose screen adaptation...

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'Avengers: Endgame' poised to topple box-office records

NEW YORK (AP) — By any measure, the release of "Avengers: Endgame" is a movie-theater event unlike any other.When the 22nd film...

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OKC's deadCenter Film Festival reveals 2019 lineup

Organizers have selected 140 films to be screened at the 19th annual festival, scheduled for June 6-9 at five locations in...

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Demian Bichir announces the passing of wife Stefanie Sherk

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demian Bichir announced the death of his wife, Canadian actress and model Stefanie Sherk, in a heartfelt...

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Review: A portrait of Rudolf Nureyev in 'The White Crow'

The great Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev does not come across as particularly likable in "The White Crow ," Ralph Fiennes'...

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Review: 'Avengers: Endgame' is Marvel's machine in high gear

Satisfaction is a complicated concept in Marvel Land. On the one hand, every morsel of pre-release information is obsessively...

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Oscars amend a few rules but not for Netflix

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars have tweaked a few rules, but not any that would limit the eligibility of Netflix films at the...

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British stage director Peter Brook awarded Spanish prize

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish foundation has awarded one of the country's most prestigious awards to British theater and film...

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'War of the Roses' author Warren Adler dies at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling author Warren Adler who chronicled dysfunction and duplicity, most notably in his divorce novel...

Life

'Trolls LIVE!' coming to Oklahoma in 2020

"Trolls LIVE!" is coming to Oklahoma for five hair-raising performances Saturday, Feb. 29 and Sunday, March 1, 2020, at the BOK...

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Alec Baldwin is passionate about preserving the planet

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin said Tuesday that his passion about preserving the planet for future generations was...

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Prison term Ok'd for man acquitted in 'Goodfellas' heist

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge properly considered a legendary airport robbery recounted in the movie "Goodfellas" when she sentenced...

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Avengers get epic send-off at 'Endgame' world premiere

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There were more than a few sniffles from the audience at the premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" Monday night in...

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Watch: 'Avengers: Endgame' cast recaps the Marvel Cinematic Universe to 'We Didn't Start the Fire' on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

Watch the cast of "Avengers: Endgame" assemble on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" to recap the entire Marvel Cinematic...

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In Tribeca Film Festival docs, tragedy seen in first-person

NEW YORK (AP) — Sasha Joseph Neulinger knew that if he was going to work through the traumas of his childhood, he was going to...

Business

'The Curse of La Llorona' reigns over weekend box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Curse of La Llorona" brought good fortune at the box office.The Warner Bros. horror film based on a...

Paint job concern gives neighbor 'paws'

Life6 days ago

QUESTION: My dog ran out of the house into a neighbor’s garage. Unfortunately, there were kitchen cabinets that were drying after being recently painted. My furry friend left a few small, paw prints. I immediately told the homeowner, offered to...

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John Singleton of 'Boys N the Hood' hospitalized with stroke

NEW YORK (AP) — "Boyz N the Hood" director John Singleton suffered a stroke last week and remains hospitalized, according to...

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Actress Anjelica Huston supports banning fur sales in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Anjelica Huston is supporting efforts to outlaw fur sales in the fashion mecca of New York.Huston says...

Life

Fundraiser movie screening will share story of 'Caleb's Hope'

NEWCASTLE — A big-screen fundraiser is being held to help complete a documentary that chronicles the faith journey of Caleb...

Life

Transcript: Kevin Costner speaks poignantly about his Oklahoma heritage, meeting Walt Disney and making Westerns at the Western Heritage Awards

"I love making Westerns. I know who I am more than any other time in my life when I’m making ‘em. I understand their importance...

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'La Llorona' movie promotion with Mexican healers draws fire

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A promotion around the movie "The Curse of La Llorona" using traditional Mexican healers for...

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Polanski asks court to restore his film academy membership

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roman Polanski asked a judge Friday to restore his membership in the organization that bestows the Academy...

Life

OKC native Olivia Munn to star in rom-com 'Love, Wedding, Repeat' and thriller 'The Gateway'

Oklahoma City native Olivia Munn is continuing to make eclectic and interesting choices in her movie career.

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The Latest: Academy stands by decision to expel Polanski

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Roman Polanski asking a court to reinstate his film academy membership (all times local):3:45...

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Paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren dies at 92

MONROE, Conn. (AP) — World-wide paranormal investigator and author Lorraine Warren, whose decades of ghost-hunting cases with...

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Column: In retrospect, 'Field of Dreams' is a terrible film

"If you build it, he will come."Puh-lease.Thirty years after the release of "Field of Dreams," it's time for a major...

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'This Is Us' star Chrissy Metz finds her film 'Breakthrough'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chrissy Metz says she believed in miracles well before getting the call to meet producer DeVon Franklin to...

Life

Video: Oklahoma-made family film 'Adventures of Jurassic Pet' out on DVD and streaming

The movie stars Kyler Charles Beck (Nickelodeon’s “Dude Perfect Show”), along with central Oklahoma theater mainstays David...

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Movie review: 'The Curse of La Llorona' plagued by familiar horror movie pitfalls

The story picks up considerably when Anna enlists the help of Rafael Olvera (the also underrated Raymond Cruz), a former priest...

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Movie reviews for Friday, April 19

‘THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA’ R 1:33 2 out of 4 stars A supernatural thriller aimed at Latino audiences, “The Curse of La Llorona"...

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Judge scales back Weinstein suit, allows sex-traffic claim

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit seeking to represent any woman with a claim against Harvey Weinstein can proceed on sex-trafficking...

Business

Review: In 'La Llorona,' a creepy folktale made banal

La Llorona, a woman who according to Mexican legend murdered her own children and now wanders the earth looking for them,...

Crime

In 'Red Joan', Judi Dench gets spy role far from 007's boss

LONDON (AP) — Judi Dench is back in the world of espionage — but her latest role is a far cry from James Bond's unflappable spy...

Health

Correction: Film-Monty Python-Anniversary story

LONDON (AP) — In a story April 17 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that Michael Palin is 65 and Terry...

Business

Before 'Endgame' arrives, a look at Marvel's box-office hits

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marvel's Avengers are back to save the world, and the box office."Avengers: Endgame" arrives in theaters on...

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Review: Gina Rodriguez stars in Netflix's 'Someone Great'

The romantic comedy, left for dead by most of the major studios, has been reborn on Netflix. Streaming algorithms have swooped...

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Heavyweights in world cinema nominated for Cannes' top prize

PARIS (AP) — Cannes Film Festival organizers announced its 2019 line-up Thursday, pitting leading names in world cinema...

Business

Marvel closes a decade-long story with 'Avengers: Endgame'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — About five years ago, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige found himself on a retreat in Palm Springs...

Life

'Trolls' and 'LEGO Movie 2' director Mike Mitchell to be honored by Oklahoma alma mater

A 1988 graduate of Putnam City North High School, Mitchell has directed live-action films like "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo,"...

Business

The Latest: Fire chaplain hailed as hero in Notre Dame blaze

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the fire that tore through the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local):11:50 p.m.For the...

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'Bridesmaids' writers Wiig, Mumolo to reunite 8 years later

NEW YORK (AP) — "Bridesmaids" writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo are finally reuniting, eight years after their smash hit...

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Review: New doc shows how Beyoncé changed Coachella, forever

Beyoncé is extremely private, and only lets you know what she wants you to know, when she wants you to know it — typically, in...

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Ben Affleck, Susan Sarandon, other stars donate to 2020 Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — From Ben Affleck and Susan Sarandon to Anna Wintour and Willie Nelson, celebrities lined up to give money —...

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Review: Garfield's the bright spot in a murky 'Silver Lake'

We'll call it the "Garfield Rule" — not the comic, the actor. It holds that any performance by Andrew Garfield, on screen or...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on April 17, 2019: Hear 'Killers of the Flower Moon' author David Grann speak at OCCC

Oklahoma City Community College will host David Grann, The New York Times bestselling author of “Killers of the Flower Moon:...

Health

Monkey Punch, creator of megahit Japan comic Lupin III, dies

TOKYO (AP) — Cartoonist Monkey Punch, best known as the creator of the Japanese megahit comic series Lupin III, has died at age...

Life

Amy Adams, Glenn Close, Gabriel Basso to star in Duncan native Ron Howard's 'Hillbilly Elegy'

The Oscar-winning moviemaker is directing the screen adaptation of J.D. Vance's acclaimed best-selling book "Hillbilly Elegy: A...

Business

Huerta, Hansberry documentaries among Peabody Award winners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Profiles of activist Dolores Huerta and writer Lorraine Hansberry are among the Peabody Award winners for...

Crime

Michael Jackson estate hits back at 'Leaving Neverland'

BOSTON (AP) — The co-executor of Michael Jackson's estate said Tuesday that he's confident the late superstar's supporters will...

'A change agent': How one businesswoman’s medical diagnosis caused her to re-evaluate her priorities

HealthApr 21, 2019

For Tiffany Lenox, the wellness industry and a firm belief in self-care became a vital part of her life that led to the start of her business, Body Wrap Spalon, in 2007. Her business was a success with a spacious spa and a growing client list,...

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Jail: Zombie-movie actor made woman taste his blood

ROME, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who has acted in zombie movies is accused of beating two women and forcing one of them to taste...

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Notre Dame an inspiration in film, music and books

NEW YORK (AP) — The Notre-Dame de Paris, which sustained a devastating fire Monday, has inspired writers, painters and...

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Elton John biopic 'Rocketman' to premiere at Cannes

NEW YORK (AP) — The Elton John biopic "Rocketman" will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month."Rocketman" will screen...

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New Jersey high school's celebrated 'Alien' play gets encore

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey high school's stage production of "Alien" is coming back with help from the 1979 film's...

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Review: Book offers spirited claim 1999 was film's best ever

"Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen," by Brian Raftery (Simon & Schuster)Everybody's entitled to their...

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'Guava Island' explained: Understanding Donald Glover and Rihanna's surprise film

Donald Glover continues to grow and impress as an artist, adding the short film “Guava Island” to his already impressive resume...

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Peyton Manning goes deep with pass at NFL's storied history

NEW YORK (AP) — Just as he had the true touch when he threw passes, set records and won two Super Bowls, Peyton Manning has the...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 15, 2019: See psychedelic art-pop duo Princess at 21c Museum Hotel OKC

Psychedelic art-pop duo Princess will perform at 7 tonight at 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City, 900 W Main Street.

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Swedish actress Bibi Andersson dies at age 83.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Bibi Andersson, the Swedish actress who starred in classic films by compatriot Ingmar Bergman,...

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Moscow court orders new study in theater director's case

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow has commissioned a new expert study in the case of an acclaimed theater and film director...

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Man sues parents for getting rid of his vast porn collection

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — An Indiana man is suing his parents for getting rid of his vast pornography collection, which he...

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'Shazam!' bests newcomers with $25.1M second weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — A rush of newcomers couldn't shake "Shazam!" from the top spot, as the superhero comedy led the box office for...

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Kevin Costner, Clark McEntire, Michael Martin Murphey honored at Western Heritage Awards

Reba McEntire was sure her daddy was smiling down Saturday. The country music superstar joined her family Saturday night at the...

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Movie review: ‘Missing Link’ proves the weakest of Laika’s masterful stop-motion animated films

“Missing Link” is the fifth feature film from Laika, the Oregon-based stop-motion animation studio that previously created...

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New 'Star Wars' film promises 'The Rise of Skywalker'

"No one is ever really gone," says the voice of Luke Skywalker in the first teaser trailer for "Star Wars: Episode IX," which...

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Amazon: Woody Allen's #MeToo comments wrecked movie deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Woody Allen breached his four-movie deal with the online giant by making statements about the #MeToo movement...

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Interview: Actor Rex Linn to laud Kevin Costner, Clark McEntire, Michael Martin Murphey and more as Western Heritage Awards emcee

But Linn makes frequent pilgrimages back to OKC, often to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, where Saturday he...

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The Latest: New 'Star Wars' called 'The Rise of Skywalker'

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the unveiling of details about the final installment of the third "Star Wars" trilogy at the Star...

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Word Balloons: 'Hellboy' turns 25 in year of new film release

Paranormal detective Hellboy comes back to theaters in a new film starring David Harbour, and while there’s some fan debate...

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Cowboy up: Actor Rex Linn returns to OKC to emcee the Western Heritage Awards

Rex Linn still remembers the exact day he left Oklahoma City for Los Angeles to pursue his acting career. “I left Oklahoma City...

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Writer 'round: Nashville songsmith Zac Maloy returns to home state spearheading annual Oklahoma Songwriters Festival

Ada native Zac Maloy theorizes that Oklahoma boasts more successful songwriters per capita than most any other state. “Woody...

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Reviews for movies opening in Oklahoma this week

A look at the films opening in Oklahoma this week. 'Missing Link' PG 1:35 2 ½ out of 4 stars Despite a delightfully dry British...

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Disney unveils new streaming service to debut late this year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Disney raised the curtain on a hotly anticipated video steaming service that's aiming to topple industry...

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Sundance Film Festival co-founder charged with sex abuse

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah filmmaker who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced an Oscar-winning movie in the...

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A new 'Les Miserables' heads to TV - no singing along please

NEW YORK (AP) — David Oyelowo kept his distance from the rest of the actors while filming the upcoming six-part retelling of...

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Geoffrey Rush wins case against Sydney newspaper publisher

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush won his defamation case on Thursday against a Sydney newspaper...

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Donald Glover, Rihanna film 'Guava' to hit Amazon Saturday

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Glover and Rihanna's secretive new film "Guava Island" is coming to Amazon Prime Video this...

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Kate McKinnon to play Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu series ‘The Dropout’

Hulu is eyeing a series order for “The Dropout,” a limited series about Elizabeth Holmes, with Kate McKinnon set to play the...

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Review: 'Little' heralds big-time arrival of Marsai Martin

Since Hailee Steinfeld rode into town in "True Grit," we've been fairly blessed by the big-screen breakthroughs of teenage...

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Review: If you're not a superfan, 'Hellboy' is hell, boy

Hellboy is back and he's got a dirty mouth and a man bun.The third film in the comic adaptation franchise has a new director, a...

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For Denis and Pattinson, a cosmic connection in 'High Life'

NEW YORK (AP) — Claire Denis was guiding Robert Pattinson through a black hole.The two were on a sound stage in Cologne,...

Scientists from around the world come to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

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The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation has produced more than than 700 U.S. and international patents, and three life-saving drugs. Much of the work has been done by foreign-born scientists who have to come to Oklahoma to ply their trade and...

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DVD review: Aquaman

Rated PG-13. 143 minutes. 3 out of 4 stars After Atlantis broke up into seven different kingdoms, Arthur (Jason Momoa), who...

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Q&A: Rob Reiner on 'When Harry Met Sally's' 30th anniversary

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rob Reiner and Nora Ephron's classic relationship comedy "When Harry Met Sally..." is turning 30 this...

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Jarmusch's 'The Dead Don't Die' to open Cannes Film Festival

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Jarmusch's zombie film "The Dead Don't Die" will open the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival.The French...

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Florida board denies clemency for 'White Boy Rick'

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida clemency board has denied an early prison release for a man known as "White Boy Rick," once...

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Plea deal puts Felicity Huffman's career at pivotal point

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Felicity Huffman is an Emmy-winning actress and has several buzzy upcoming projects, but her career faces a...

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Review: A challenging exploration of humanity in 'High Life'

French filmmaker Claire Denis, one of the great living directors, has not lost her edge as she's coasted into her 70s. Her...

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Video: Check out the first trailer for Ron Howard's 'Pavarotti' documentary

Billed as lifting the curtain on the icon who brought opera to mainstream audiences, "Pavarotti" is billed as featuring...

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At just 14, Marsai Martin is a Hollywood mogul in the making

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You might have heard the story by now: That Marsai Martin pitched "Little," a modern spin on "Big," to...

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25 years later, TCM still abides (so movie lovers pray)

NEW YORK (AP) — There is always an asteroid, real or imagined, bearing down on Turner Classic Movies .Fears that something...

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The Latest: Netflix moves release of film starring Huffman

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on court proceedings in the college bribery scandal (all times local):9:40 p.m.Netflix officials...

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Actor Seymour Cassel, frequent Cassavetes collaborator, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Character actors aren't often called larger-than-life, but Seymour Cassel, was just that. The live-wire...

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Review: Peter Gabriel's skill with film songs stars on album

Peter Gabriel, "Rated PG" (Real World)If you're a fan of Peter Gabriel, you probably know his popular hits like "Sledgehammer"...

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Go behind the dancing to see what fueled FX's 'Fosse/Verdon'

NEW YORK (AP) — He was a director and choreographer whose signature was the backward lean and the pelvic thrust. She was his...

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Tom Selleck, star of TV and films, is writing memoir

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Selleck is working on a memoir, and it won't just be about acting.The "Magnum P.I." star has a deal with...