Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Says She’s Engaged to Longtime Partner | Entertainment News

Rep.  Ocasio-Cortez Says She’s Engaged to Longtime Partner |  Entertainment News

NEW YORK (AP) – US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday she’s engaged to her longtime partner Riley Roberts, a marketing professional she met over a decade ago while they were undergraduates at Boston University. The pair got engaged last month in her family’s hometown in Puerto Rico, the Democratic congresswoman confirmed to Insider and later … Read more

Rosmarie Trapp, Whose Family Inspired ‘Sound of Music,’ Dies | Entertainment News

By LISA RATHKE, Associated Press Rosmarie Trapp, whose Austrian family the von Trapps was made famous in the musical and beloved movie “The Sound of Music,” has died. She died Friday at the age of 93 at a nursing home in Morrisville, Vermont, Trapp Family Lodge announced. Her brother Johannes is president of the Stowe … Read more

No More Streaming-Only Debuts for Oscar Hopefuls | Entertainment News

The Oscars are getting back to normal, eligibility-wise. After two years of pandemic-related adjustments, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that Oscar hopefuls will once again have to launch their films in movie theaters. Qualifying films are allowed to premiere “day and date” in movie theaters and on a streaming service, … Read more

Nielsen List Illustrates Power of Franchises for Networks | Entertainment News

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) – With the broadcast television season winding down and most scripted series about to go into hibernation for the summer, it’s instructive to look at the power of network franchises. Of the Nielsen company’s 20 most popular scripted series on the air last week, 12 were … Read more

Raymond Lee, Camila Cabello Join NBC’s Fall Lineup | Entertainment News

By LYNN ELBER, The Associated Press Raymond Lee and Camila Cabello are among the handful of fresh faces on NBC’s upcoming schedule, with the network once again leaning heavily on its “Law & Order” and “Chicago” series franchises. Cabello will join “The Voice” singing contest as a coach, NBC said Monday in announcing its fall … Read more

Chicago Alt-Weekly Survives Column Clash, Going Nonprofit | Entertainment News

By KATHLEEN FOODY, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Reader, the city’s famed alt-weekly, is expected to become a nonprofit this month after the sale was nearly derailed over a co-owner’s column opposing COVID-19 vaccine requirements for children. The publication was on track to be sold to the new nonprofit last year until the … Read more

News Executive Richard Wald, Who Helped Build ABC News, Dies | Entertainment News

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Richard Wald, a longtime journalist who helped build ABC News into a powerhouse following a career in newspapers, has died. He was 92. Wald suffered a stroke either Sunday night or Monday morning and never regained consciousness before dying Friday at a hospital in New … Read more

Back to Normal? Cannes Film Festival Prepares to Party | Entertainment News

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer After the 2020 Cannes Film Festival was canceled by the pandemic and the 2021 edition was scaled back – even kisses were forbidden on the red carpet – the lavish French Riviera cinema soiree is set to return with a festival that promises to be something like normal. Or … Read more

Motion Seeks Bond for Jailed Rapper Young Thug, Reports Say | Entertainment News

ATLANTA (AP) – Attorneys for Young Thug, who was arrested this week under an indictment accusing him of co-founding a violent street gang, filed an emergency motion Friday seeking bond for the Atlanta rapper, calling his confinement “inhumane.” The performer, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, was arrested Monday at his Atlanta home. He’s … Read more

Actor Fred Ward, of ‘Tremors,’ ‘The Right Stuff’ Fame, Dies | New York News

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Fred Ward, a veteran actor who brought a gruff tenderness to tough-guy roles in such films as “The Right Stuff,” “The Player” and “Tremors,” has died. He was 79. Ward died Sunday, his publicist Ron Hofmann said Friday. No cause or place of death was … Read more