Entertainment

A table displays signs with #BookTok, at a Barnes & Noble in Scottsdale, Arizona

How The Pandemic Changed The Book Industry

During the pandemic a hashtag on TikTok known as BookTok started trending, prompting book recommendations, reviews and discussions.

 | Scripps News Staff

Writer/director Jordan Peele.

Exploring The Success And Impact Of Jordan Peele's Work

Jordan Peele's Oscar-winning "Get Out," "Us" and now "Nope" have all gotten rave reviews from critics.

 | Daniel Feingold

WWE Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Vince McMahon.

WWE's McMahon Announces Retirement Amid Misconduct Probe

McMahon stepped down temporarily as CEO and chairman of WWE in mid-June during an investigation into alleged misconduct.

 | AP and Daniel Feingold

Pride Mandalorians at Comic-Con in San Diego.

Day 3 Of San Diego Comic-Con 2022

DC Comics introduced new trailers for "Shazam: Fury of the Gods" and "Black Adam" starring Dwayne the Rock Johnson.

 | Casey Mendoza

Patrick Wachsberger, from left, Fabrice Gianfermi, and Philippe Rousselet, winners of the award for best picture for "CODA."

Why Do Movies Have So Many Producers?

Movie producers are the ones who traditionally find the project, gather funding, and hire the key talent.

 | Casey Mendoza

Britain's Prince Harry

Judge: Prince Harry Can Sue U.K. Government Over Security Plan

Harry and his wife Meghan lost publicly funded U.K. police protection when they stepped down as senior working royals and moved to North America.

 | AP

A man dressed as A-Train from the television series "The Boys," mingles with a toddler at Comic-Con International

Comic-Con Returns In Full Force With Costumes, Crowds

It's not clear whether the convention will draw the estimated 135,000 people who flooded San Diego before the pandemic.

 | AP

A performer dressed as the Sesame Street character Rosita waves off two young Black girls

Sesame Place Apologizes After Black Girls Snubbed At Parade

A viral video shows one of the costumed parade characters high-fiving a White child and woman, then gesturing "no" and walking past two Black girls.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck.

Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck Wed In Las Vegas Drive-Through

A marriage license filing showed that Lopez plans to take the name Jennifer Affleck.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A ferris wheel and other attractions at Orlando's ICON Park

Florida Amusement Park Pauses New Sniper-Like Laser Game

The game, which lets ferris wheel riders shoot at targets throughout the park, is facing scrutiny for being insensitive amid recent shootings.

 | AP

Actor Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey Pleads Not Guilty To U.K. Sexual Assault Charges

The 62-year-old actor faces four counts of sexual assault and one count of causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.

Judge Rejects Amber Heard's Request To Set Aside Depp Win

Heard's lawyers also challenged the verdict on the basis that one of the seven jurors who decided the case was never summoned for jury duty.

 | AP

Actor Scott Turner Schofield appears in a scene of "Studio City."

Transgender Actor Explores Importance Of Trans Characters In Film, TV

Scott Turner Schofield, the first transgender man to be nominated for an acting Emmy Award, advocates for honest portrayals of trans people on screen.

 | Casey Mendoza

Brian Cox in a scene from HBO's "Succession."

'Succession' Tops Emmy Nominations, 'Squid Game' Also Scores

The Emmy ceremony is set for Sept. 12 and will air on NBC.

 | AP

Actors Amber Heard and Johnny Depp.

Heard Attorneys Say Juror Served Improperly, Seek Mistrial

The filing suggests that Juror No. 15 was a younger individual with the same last name as the person who should have served.

 | AP

A character from "Stranger Things" appears during a scene of the show.

The 'Stranger Things' Connection To Netflix's Success

Netflix sees "Stranger Things" as a major investment, and the show's success could very well determine the future of the company itself.

 | Casey Mendoza

Actor James Caan

James Caan, Oscar Nominee For 'The Godfather,' Dies At 82

Caan's manager said he died Wednesday but no cause was given.

 | Scripps News Staff and AP

Former "Cheer" star Jerry Harris

Netflix 'Cheer' Star Jerry Harris Sentenced To 12 Years For Sex Crimes

Harris pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count each of receiving child porn and traveling with intent to engage in illegal sexual conduct.

 | AP

An image from the movie "Mr. Malcolm's List" shows two characters meeting.

Regency-Era Romance Movies Are A Booming Brand

Movies like "Mr. Malcolm's List," taking place in the Regency era of the early 1800s, have all the visual hallmarks of the time with rom-com tropes.

 | Casey Mendoza

Actress Amber Heard in court

Amber Heard Seeks To Throw Out Verdict In Depp Defamation Trial

Heard's lawyers called the jury's award of $15 million in compensatory and punitive damages to Johnny Depp "excessive" and "indefensible."

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A courtroom trial

Why Are Rap Lyrics Being Used In Court?

As hip hop assumes its position as a cultural phenomenon, artists, lawmakers and law enforcers are faced with yet another dilemma.

 | Brandi Scarber and Amber Strong

Minions Stuart, Bob and Kevin.

New 'Minions' Movie Smashes Box Office Records For 4th Of July Weekend

"Minions: The Rise of Gru" made an estimated $125 million — the most of any July Fourth weekend debut in Hollywood.

 | Casey Mendoza

R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago

R. Kelly Sentenced To 30 Years In Sex Trafficking Case

This trial gave a voice to accusers who had once wondered if their stories were ignored because they were Black women.

 | AP

An image from the movie "Elvis" is shown.

Elvis Presley's Complicated History With Black Musicians

Elvis was famously inspired by Black musicians of his era, but some say he only copied and profiteered off Black artists without credit.

 | Casey Mendoza

Minions Bob, from left, Otto, Stuart and Dave.

'Minions: The Rise of Gru' Set To Kick Off Crowded Month In Theaters

The “Despicable Me” franchise and its “Minions” spinoffs already rank as the highest-grossing animated film franchise ever.

 | AP and Daniel Feingold

Trumpet, a bloodhound dog

Trumpet Becomes First Bloodhound To Win Westminister Dog Show

After his victory, Trumpet posed patiently for countless photos, eventually starting to do what bloodhounds do best — sniff around.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Bill Cosby and Judy Huth

Civil Jury Finds Bill Cosby Sexually Abused Teenager In 1975

The jurors' decision is a major legal defeat for the 84-year-old entertainer once hailed as America’s dad.

 | AP

Attorney Ben Crump

Ben Crump Netflix Documentary Debuts At American Black Film Fest

"Civil" puts the life of attorney and civil rights leader Benjamin Crump on full display, showing a side of him that cameras rarely capture.

 | Stephen Graddick IV

Ben Stiller and Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

Actor Ben Stiller Meets With Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

Stiller has been a global goodwill ambassador to the United Nations since 2018.

 | Scripps News Staff

Actor and Director R. Madhavan at the 75th international film festival, Cannes.

'Rocketry: The Nambi Effect' Director Speaks To Newsy

"Directing was not something I intended to do. I've never even directed an iPhone film," Maddy tells Newsy.

 | Scripps News Staff