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LOS ANGELES (AP) — To say filmmaker Ava DuVernay is a busy woman is an understatement, but when Turner Classic Movies called and asked her to curate the channel's "The Essentials" series, she knew she had to make it work.

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LONDON (AP) — What would the founding fathers think? Almost 250 years after the United States launched a revolution to rid itself of the British royal family, the next royal baby could be an American.

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IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 25, 2019--Blizzard community members everywhere are invited to rally together for a weekend full of gaming, esports, cosplay, camaraderie, and the latest Blizzard Entertainment news at BlizzCon ® 2019, taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center on Nove…

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SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 25, 2019--Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) today announced that Kenny Mitchell will join the company as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) beginning in June 2019. In this newly created role, Mr. Mitchell will join the senior leadership team of the company and repo…

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BEATRICE, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 25, 2019--Sports fans won’t want to miss Exmark’s all new Game Day Tips video series. Hosted by ESPN commentator, SEC Network analyst and college football Hall of Famer, Matt Stinchcomb, each of the five new topical videos provide the know-how to pull off…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling novelist Nora Roberts is suing a Brazilian writer for copyright infringement, alleging that Cristiane Serruya has committed "multi-plagiarism" on a "rare and scandalous" level.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Along busy highways, on the sides of buildings and inside a school basketball court, more than 50 colorful murals of Nipsey Hussle have popped up in Los Angeles since the beloved rapper and community activist was gunned down outside his clothing store.

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TYSONS, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 24, 2019--TEGNA Inc.’s (NYSE: TGNA) Board of Directors today declared a dividend of 7 cents per share, payable on July 1, 2019, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on June 7, 2019.

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 24, 2019--FOX News Channel (FNC) has named Jedediah Bila co-host of FOX & Friends Weekend (Saturdays & Sundays 6-10AM/ET), announced Lauren Petterson, Senior Vice President of Morning Programming & Talent Development for the network. Bila, who has f…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars Dierks Bentley and Tim McGraw are playing free concerts in Nashville during the NFL Draft, but the hundreds of musicians working in honky tonk clubs just blocks from the draft stage want football fans to remember to tip the band.

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BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 24, 2019--EstrellaTV, the only Spanish-language broadcasting network in the U.S. to grow it ratings and market share, announced today that it will be simultaneously launching local newscasts in the Houston, Dallas and Miami markets.

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Satisfaction is a complicated concept in Marvel Land. On the one hand, every morsel of pre-release information is obsessively pored over in feverish anticipation. But by the time the movie is coming out, a sudden hush comes over die-hard fans who, to avoid spoilers, have abandoned their phon…

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 24, 2019--Syncbak, the world’s leader in live local OTT, today announced the launch of the industry’s first-ever, always-on drone channel for OTT by legendary broadcasting group and long-time Syncbak customer Morgan Murphy Media. Unveiled this month at the Nati…

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CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself sued the "Empire" actor's attorneys on Tuesday, accusing them of defamation by continuing to insist publicly that the brothers carried out a real, bigoted attack on Smollett d…

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PARIS (AP) — Professional mountain climbers were hired to install synthetic, waterproof tarps over the gutted, exposed exterior of Notre Dame Cathedral, as authorities raced to prevent further damage ahead of storms that are rolling in toward Paris.

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SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2019--Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced the release of their redesigned and reconfigured 17” gaming laptop, the Razer Blade Pro 17. Razer’s new flagship gaming laptop has been rebuilt from the ground up. With its in…

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NAPA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2019--BottleRock Napa Valley, presented by JaM Cellars, has announced that Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi and Gail Simmons, GRAMMY™ award-winning musician, television host, and three-time New York Times bestselling cookbook author Trisha Yearwood, Queer Eye’s…

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STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2019--Award-winning multi-platinum artist Khalid is the latest superstar to join Team JBL. Announced today, the international musical phenom has inked a deal with JBL to represent the audio brand worldwide. As a part of his partnership with the brand…

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SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2019--Sansar®, the premier destination for social VR, today announced a new event in collaboration with comedian, musician, and voiceover artist Reggie Watts: DISINFORMATIONAL STRATEGIES. The live show and musical spectacle gives anyone, anywhere a fro…

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BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2019--Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that Mortal Kombat 11, the latest entry in the renowned franchise from award-winning NetherRealm Studios, is now available for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®4 Pro…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Are two chief executives better than one? With Game of Thrones' Jon Snow revealing his royal lineage to his lover — and aunt — and potential rival Daenerys Targaryen during Sunday's episode, their beleaguered army at Winterfell is about to find out.

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LEAWOOD, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 22, 2019--AMC Theatres ® (NYSE:AMC), the largest theatrical exhibitor in the United States and the world, today announced that advanced sales for AVENGERS: ENDGAME is shattering nearly every conceivable pre-sales record at AMC, including setting the record…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music star Tim McGraw watched as Philadelphia hosted the NFL draft in 2017 with more than 250,000 people on hand and immediately had a vision of how to make the three-day event even better: Bring it to Nashville and add the Music City touch.