Mississippi School Board Upholds Firing Over ‘New Butt’ Book | Entertainment News

BYRAM, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi educator who was fired for reading a children’s book called “I Need a New Butt!” to second graders says he will go to court to try to get his job back. Toby Price told the Clarion Ledger he received a 12-page order Monday showing the Hinds County School Board … Read more

Carvana, GameStop, AMC, General Motors and more

Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading Thursday. Carvana — Shares of the online used-car retailer popped nearly 30%, alongside other heavily shorted stocks. Nearly 29% of Carvana shares available for trading are sold short, according to FactSet. The company has faced negative sentiment on Wall Street recently, with downgrades this month from … Read more

Review: Charting country music paths in ‘Her Country’

Music journalist Marissa R By MAE ANDERSON Associated Press May 11, 2022, 1:51 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW YORK — “Her Country: How the Women of Country Music Became the Success They Were Never Supposed to Be,” by Marissa R. Moss (Henry Holt & Co.) Women have … Read more

Catholic cardinal, others arrested on Hong Kong security law | Entertainment News

HONG KONG (AP) — A 90-year-old Roman Catholic cardinal, a singer and at least two others have been arrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China’s national security, in an action widely condemned as a further sign of Beijing’s erosion of rights in the city. The arrests further expand … Read more

Other Chris Paul making his own name on, off football field

Washington Commanders draft pick Chris Paul knows there’s another more prominent Chris Paul in the sports world By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer May 11, 2022, 10:42 PM • 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article “There might be another named Chris Paul,” he said with a grin. “I think he plays … Read more

Film producers defend safety in Alec Baldwin shooting

A film production company is contesting sanctions by New Mexico officials for alleged workplace safety violations on the set of “Rust,” where actor and producer Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer in October By MORGAN LEE Associated Press May 11, 2022, 7:12 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SANTA … Read more

Film Producers Defend Safety in Alec Baldwin Shooting | Entertainment News

By MORGAN LEE, Associated Press SANTA FE, NM (AP) — A film production company is contesting sanctions by New Mexico officials for alleged workplace safety violations on set of “Rust,” where actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer in October, according to filings posted Wednesday by state regulators. Rust Movie Productions is challenging the basis … Read more

Review: Acting chemistry boosts (very) dark ‘Count of Three’

There’s dark comedy and then there’s really dark comedy, and “On the Count of Three” is perhaps darker still By JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer May 11, 2022, 5:00 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article “On the Count of Three” is marketed as a “darkly comic” movie. Well, there’s … Read more

We babysat our 4-year-old granddaughter for a few days. Here’s how that went.

Right in front of me, this 1,400-year-old woman touches a volcano. She says she is in pain but believes she will survive with proper care. So, I pack her up in a Red Flyer wagon for a trip to the hospital. It’s not easy getting her into that wagon because you have to be very … Read more

Musk says he would reverse Twitter’s ban of Donald Trump | Entertainment News

By MATT O’BRIEN, KELVIN CHAN and TOM KRISHER – AP Business Writers LONDON (AP) — Elon Musk said Twitter would reverse its ban of former President Donald Trump if his purchase of the social media company goes through, signaling just how permissive the platform could become toward free speech under his ownership. Speaking virtually at … Read more