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

Elton John plays White House lawn as part of farewell tour

Elton John plays White House lawn as part of farewell tour

WASHINGTON — Elton John said Friday that he’d played in some beautiful venues, but the stage in front of the White House, beneath a massive tent on a perfect autumn night, was “probably the icing on the cake.” Then he kicked off the show with “Your Song,” his first big international hit. President Joe Biden … Read more

Ad-Supported Streaming Is Coming. One Stock to Buy Now.

Ad-Supported Streaming Is Coming.  One Stock to Buy Now.

Text size Redbox’s 36,000 DVD-rental kiosks are now owned by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. Dreamtime One of this year’s most surprising tech deals was the acquisition of the movie-rental kiosk chain Redbox by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment . Don’t let the name fool you: Chicken Soup for the Soul is a … Read more

InMilan, Gucci, Sunnei, Missoni focus on transformation

InMilan, Gucci, Sunnei, Missoni focus on transformation

MILAN (AP) — The Milan runway was all about transformation on Friday, the third day of Milan Fashion Week mostly womenswear previews for next spring and summer. Sometimes it was about inner transformation, like at Gucci, sometimes about upgrading your style game, like at Sunnei, and sometimes it was about brand transformation, like at Missoni. … Read more

Marilyn Monroe fascination comes to Netflix with ‘Blonde’

Marilyn Monroe has been dead for 60 years, but there is still a kind of madness around her that remains. Just look at the frenzied discourse around “Blonde,” an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ fictional portrait of the Hollywood star that has yet to be seen by the general public. There was intrigue around its … 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

In Milan, Gucci, Sunnei and Missoni focus on transformation

MILAN — Milan Fashion Week’s third day, mostly womenswear previews for next spring and summer, was all about transformation. Sometimes inner transformation, like at Gucci, or brand transformation, like at Missoni. And sometimes it was about upgrading the style game, like at Sunnei. Here are some highlights from Friday’s shows. GUCCI’S ‘TWINSBURG’ Gucci’s creative director … Read more

Elton John Playing White House Lawn as Part of Farewell Tour

By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Elton John was all in on a plan to perform at the White House before the world-famous rockin’ piano player hangs it up — he says — for good. John was swinging by the South Lawn on Friday night for a show he’s calling “A Night When … Read more

Ari Lennox’s ‘age/sex/location’ revels in infatuation

NEW YORK — Writer’s block confined Ari Lennox during the creation of her latest album, “age/sex/location,” but her label head and friend, rap superstar J. Cole, suggested she begin journaling to unlock her creativity. “He was like, ‘I just want you to write and just don’t stop for a certain amount of time.’ And so, … Read more

Book shows personal side of ‘Mockingbird’ author Harper Lee

HOMEWOOD, Ala. — To the world, Harper Lee was aloof to the point of being unknowable, an obsessively private person who spent most of her life avoiding the public gaze writing despite one of the best-selling books ever, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” To Wayne Flynt, the Alabama-born author was his friend, Nelle. Flynt, a longtime … Read more