Latest: Spider-Man Tom Holland tells fans: 'I love you 3000'
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Walt Disney Co.'s biannual D23 fan convention in Anaheim (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Tom Holland has made an appearance at a Disney fan convention amid the news that Spider-Man will no longer be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Beyonce, Sinatra among those on Obama summer song playlist
NEW YORK (AP) — The Obama summer playlist has everyone from Drake and Beyonce to Steely Dan and Frank Sinatra. The former president calls it "some new, some old, some fast, some slow."
Singer Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer
NEW YORK (AP) — Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer. The singer known for such hits as "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight" says his fate is in "God's hands."
Disney Legends honor prompts Robert Downey Jr. pot story
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Robert Downey Jr. says he had a wild Disneyland ride in his younger days. The "Iron Man" and "Avengers: Endgame" star, among those honored Friday as Disney Legends, said his first visit to the Southern California resort included a brief detention for "smoking pot in a gondola."
Obi-Wan, Lizzie McGuire join new Disney Plus platform
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ewan McGregor is reprising his "Star Wars" role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new series, one of the many splashy projects that Disney is banking on to make its new streaming platform competitive.
'GMA' host Spencer apologizes for Prince George ballet joke
NEW YORK (AP) — "Good Morning America" host Lara Spencer has apologized for on-air comments about 6-year-old Prince George taking ballet.
Special prosecutor named to look into Jussie Smollett case
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge appointed a special prosecutor Friday to look into why the Chicago state's attorney's office abruptly dropped the case against Jussie Smollett, leaving open the possibility that the former "Empire" actor could yet face charges in what police say was a phony attack on himself that he staged to get attention.
Top publishers sue Audible over planned captioning feature
NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the country's top publishers are suing Audible, citing copyright infringement as they ask a federal judge to enjoin the audiobook producer-distributor's planned use of captions for an education-driven program.
Life-changing 'Power': Stars reflect on series' impact
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's tough to overstate the impact of "Power." The series turned Starz into a must-watch cable network for many viewers, proved 50 Cent's instincts correct and along the way turned its characters into internet sensations and in some cases, household names.
Dave Chappelle set to host benefit concert for Ohio shooting
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Comedian Dave Chappelle plans to host a special block party and benefit concert in Ohio for those affected by the recent mass shooting.
Review: Taylor Swift taps into her joyful side with 'Lover'
Taylor Swift, "Lover" (Republic Records) If you want an easy way to see how far Taylor Swift has come since her last album, just compare the two covers.
Biggest ever Kentridge show explores Africa's history
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Evocative videos, graphic tapestries, charcoal drawings, woodcut prints, sculptures and immersive sound installations combine in the largest single show by South African artist William Kentridge to explore compelling themes including South Africa's apartheid history and the participation of Africans in World War I.
'Power' heads toward its finale, but its influence grows
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With his characteristic bravado, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson believed in "Power" so much that he predicted the series would become a massive hit to cast members even before the first episode aired five years ago.
Model became Dior muse by knocking on his door
LONDON (AP) — Before there were supermodels, there were "mannequins" — living, breathing women who played an active role in designing haute couture by standing very, very still.
Revived 'Designated Survivor' shows how TV world has changed
NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Edwards walks briskly through the White House in the opening scene of Netflix's "Designated Survivor," spraying comments and commands to the people he comes across as the camera wheels through the set to keep up.
Cecilia Bartoli talks, again, of US return
SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — There was a time a generation ago when Cecilia Bartoli's many U.S. fans could count on seeing her regularly in opera or in concert.
Peppa Pig to get new owner: GI Joe maker Hasbro
NEW YORK (AP) — Hasbro is going whole hog on Peppa Pig. The maker of Monopoly and GI Joe will pay about $4 billion to buy Entertainment One Ltd., a British entertainment company that produces "Peppa Pig," ''PJ Masks" and other animated shows for preschoolers.
Rolling Stones get name on little Martian rock that rolled
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — There is now a "Rolling Stones Rock" on Mars, and it's giving Mick, Keith and the boys some serious satisfaction.
Women, late-in-life new authors expand Japanese literature
TOKYO (AP) — The works receiving one of Japan's most coveted literary awards, the Naoki Prize, have something new in common: For the first time in 85 years, all six of the nominated authors are women.
Judge close to naming special prosecutor in Smollett case
CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois judge seems close to appointing a special prosecutor to look into why state prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett accusing him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack against himself.
Fans choose sides in the 'Chicken Sandwich War' of our time
NEW YORK (AP) — A nation already polarized finds itself divided once again, but this time politics isn't at the heart of it: The blame lies squarely on a fried piece of poultry.
Men arrested after using open houses to rob celeb's homes
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say two men in Los Angeles were arrested after using open houses to rob homes of celebrities, including singers Usher and Adam Lambert.
India's 'patriotism pop' songs urge Hindus to claim Kashmir
NEW DELHI (AP) — The music videos began appearing on social media within hours of the announcement by India's Hindu nationalist-led government that it was stripping statehood from the disputed region of Kashmir that had been in place for decades.
Manslaughter case continues against Mexican actor Pablo Lyle
MIAMI (AP) — A manslaughter case against Mexican actor Pablo Lyle will move forward after a Florida judge refused to dismiss it under the state's "stand your ground" self-defense law.
Sarah Sanders heads to Fox News as a contributor
NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, long an ardent defender of President Donald Trump, is joining the broadcast organization long favored by the first viewer.