Oscar-Winning ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ Actor Louise Fletcher Dies

Oscar-Winning ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ Actor Louise Fletcher Dies

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louise Fletcher, a late-blooming star whose riveting performance as the cruel and calculating nurse Ratched in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” set a new standard for screen villains and won her an Academy Award, has died at age 88. Fletcher died in her sleep … Read more

Annette O’Toole savors ‘Virgin River’ role as real, freeing

LOS ANGELES — Annette O’Toole is reveling in her “Virgin River” role as the unpredictable mayor of a small town whose woodsy, peaceful setting belies its residents’ roller-coaster lives. Her character is older but not always wiser, including in love. That goes against Hollywood’s tendency to view midlife-plus as past the sell-by date for nuanced … Read more

More Needed in Marilyn Manson Sex Assault Probe

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives have handed the results of their 19-month investigation into sexual assault allegations against Marilyn Manson to prosecutors, who said Tuesday they need more evidence gathered before they can consider criminal charges. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that on Monday … Read more

McDonald’s Ordered to Face Byron Allen’s $10 Billion Discrimination Lawsuit

(Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp has been ordered by a US judge to defend against media entrepreneur Byron Allen’s $10 billion lawsuit accusing the fast-food chain of “racial stereotyping” by not advertising with Black-owned media. In a decision on Friday, US District Judge Fernando Olguin in Los Angeles said Allen could try to prove that McDonald’s … Read more

California 1st With Law Protecting Children’s Online Privacy – NBC Bay Area

California will be the first state to require online companies to put kids’ safety first by barring them from profiling children or using personal information in ways that could harm children physically or mentally, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday. “We’re taking aggressive action in California to protect the health and wellbeing of our kids,” Newsom … Read more

Calexico’s Cultural Arts Center rings in Viva Mexico spirit with art exhibit | Entertainment

CALEXICO — The spirit of Mexican patriotism rang out here on September 13 with the Viva Mexico Art Exhibit and event at the Carmen Durazo Cultural Arts Center. The CDCAC venue and Calexico Recreation Department put on the second annual event with a mix of paintings with traditional Mexican imagery and live performances by the … Read more

California 1st with law protecting children’s online privacy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will be the first state to require online companies to put kids’ safety first by barring them from profiling children or using personal information in ways that could harm children physically or mentally, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday. “We’re taking aggressive action in California to protect the health and wellbeing … Read more

A Winner’s Joy — in Song — Lifts Emmy Night

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer As a kindergarten teacher on “Abbott Elementary,” she can get an unruly class to sit up and listen. And that’s exactly what Sheryl Lee Ralph did at the Emmys — capturing the attention of a theater and a global TV audience with a stirring speech for the ages. It … Read more

‘Squid Game,’ ‘Succession,’ ‘Ted Lasso’ Vie for Emmy Awards

By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emmy Awards host Kenan Thompson and the ceremony’s producers are promising a feel-good event — a phrase not applicable to several of the top nominated shows. The best drama contenders include the violently dystopian “Squid Game,” bleak workplace satire “Severance” and “Succession,” about a powerful … Read more

‘Barbarian’ Is Top Film Amid Late-Summer Box Office Doldrums

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The horror film “Barbarian” won the weekend by bringing in $10 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, as the late-summer doldrums at the box office continued. Director Zach Cragger’s debut from Disney’s 20th Century Studios premiered at San Diego Comic-Con in July and opened Friday … Read more