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  • ‘The Meg’ chomps $44.5M, ‘BlacKkKlansman’ opens strong

    NEW YORK (AP) — Adding to Hollywood’s sizzling summer, the shark thriller “The Meg” opened well above expectations with an estimated $44.5 million in ticket sales, while Spike Lee had his best debut in a decade. “The Meg” had been forecast by some analysts for closer to half that total. An American-Chinese co-production between Warner […]
  • Pop star Demi Lovato vows to keep fighting addiction

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In her first public comments since an overdose put her into the hospital, singer Demi Lovato says she remains committed to overcoming addiction. “I will keep fighting,” Lovato wrote Sunday in a post on Instagram. She also thanked her fans, family, team and staff at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. She […]
  • ‘Mission: Impossible’ bests Winnie-the-Pooh at box office

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Cruise sped past Winnie-the-Pooh at the box office to lead all films for the second straight week with an estimated $35 million in ticket sales for “Mission Impossible — Fallout.” The success of Paramount Pictures’ sixth, stunt-filled “Mission: Impossible” installment, along with muted enthusiasm for the Walt Disney Co.’s “Christopher […]
  • Rep: Pop star Demi Lovato awake and recovering with family

    NEW YORK (AP) — A representative for Demi Lovato says she is awake and recovering with her family after the pop singer was reportedly hospitalized Tuesday for an overdose. “Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support,” Lovato’s representative said in a statement […]
  • ‘Equalizer 2’ squeaks past ‘Mamma Mia 2’ and takes top spot

    In the battle of two very different sequels at the box office this weekend, Denzel Washington’s action pic “The Equalizer 2” has narrowly won out over the ABBA jukebox musical “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.” Studios on Sunday estimate that the R-rated Denzel Washington joint grossed $35.8 million from North American theaters over the […]
  • Is the ‘Incredibles 2’ causing people with epilepsy to have seizures?

    Some scenes in the new Disney-Pixar movie "Incredibles 2" is reportedly causing some people with epilepsy to have seizures. A Phoenix doctor said it is certainly possible that a film can trigger seizures in some people. 
  • ‘Gaming disorder’ now considered a mental health condition

    Compulsive video gaming is now considered a mental health condition by the World Health Organization. The group added “gaming disorder” to its list of recognized health conditions.
  • On a big night for ‘Panther,’ Boseman honors real-life hero

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The MTV Movie & TV Awards gave “Black Panther” its first taste of awards glory, with Marvel’s blockbuster taking home four honors including two awards for its star, Chadwick Boseman. Boseman quickly handed off his best hero award to James Shaw Jr., who wrestled an assault-style rifle away from a […]
  • Authorities: Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

    DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday in Florida in what police called an apparent robbery attempt. The 20-year-old rising star, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was pronounced dead Monday evening at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said. He was shot earlier outside a […]
  • ‘Incredibles 2’ crushes animation record with $180 million

    “Incredibles 2” became the best animated opening of all time, the biggest PG-rated launch ever and the 8th highest film launch overall this weekend.