Arts and entertainment

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows a scene from "Annihilation." (Paramount Pictures/Skydance via AP)
February 21, 2018 - 5:53 pm
"The Shimmer" is the name given to the mysterious phenomenon that, after a meteor strike, settles along a swampy coastline in Alex Garland's "Annihilation." It's an area enclosed by a fluid, translucent wall bathed in an eerie rainbow glimmer. The Shimmer's steady expansion threatens to swallow...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows a scene from the upcoming "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," in theaters on June 22. Universal Pictures has announced plans for a third installment in the rebooted dinosaur franchise. “Jurassic World 3” will land in June 2021. (Universal Pictures via AP)
February 21, 2018 - 5:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Four months before "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" hits theaters, Universal Pictures has announced plans Wednesday for a third installment in the rebooted dinosaur franchise. Universal says "Jurassic World 3" will land in June 2021. The film is to be written by Emily Carmichael and...
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February 21, 2018 - 5:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Talk-show host Tavis Smiley is suing his former employer, the Public Broadcasting Service, for breach of contract after he was fired over sexual harassment allegations. The Washington Post reports that the lawsuit was filed Tuesday in D.C. Superior Court against PBS, based in the...
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February 21, 2018 - 4:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Feb. 12-18. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. Winter Olympics (Tuesday), NBC, 20.5 million. 2. Winter Olympics (Monday), NBC, 20.3 million. 3. Winter Olympics (Wednesday), NBC, 17.1 million. 4. Winter...
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Singer Dua Lipa poses for photographers upon arrival at the Brit Awards 2018 in London, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
February 21, 2018 - 4:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Brit Awards (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Liam Gallagher has performed at the Brit Awards in tribute to victims of last year's Manchester Arena bombing. Twenty-two people were killed when a bomber blew himself up as concertgoers were leaving an Ariana Grande show in...
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FILE- In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Chloe Kim, of the United States, celebrates winning gold after the women's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Before Kim won gold in the snowboarding halfpipe event, her infectious personality and heartwarming origin story had already won her sponsorships from Toyota, Samsung, Visa and others. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
February 21, 2018 - 3:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The aerial wizardry of snowboarders Shaun White and Chloe Kim lifted the Winter Olympics and NBC to a weekly ratings victory. Veteran White's gold-medal comeback in the halfpipe gave NBC the most-watched night in prime-time last week, according to Nielsen ratings released...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Akwasi Frimpong, of Ghana, starts his practice run during the men's skeleton training at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Watching the Olympics online can take work. With luge and skeleton, for instance, it takes five hours to watch all four runs down the track, longer if you add training runs. There's no easy way to jump straight to an athlete who isn't prominent, such as the lone competitor from the tropical country of Ghana. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
February 21, 2018 - 3:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to the Olympics, too much choice can paralyze you with indecision. With five television channels, online streaming, virtual reality and Snapchat, where do you even start? Catch curling on the USA Network, and you might miss that superb — or disastrous — figure skating...
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A model carries a fake head as she wears a creation as part of the Gucci women's Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection, presented during the Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
February 21, 2018 - 3:35 pm
MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week got under way Wednesday with a moment's pause to put focus on women who have come forward as victims of sexual misconduct. Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, who accused Harvey Weinstein of groping her in 2015 and worked with investigators on a sting targeting the producer,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2015, file photo, Geraldo Rivera participates in "The Celebrity Apprentice" panel at the NBC 2015 Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif. Rivera says he has discussed the idea of raising the minimum age to purchase assault-type weapons with President Donald Trump, adding that Trump “took it under advisement.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
February 21, 2018 - 12:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Television personality Geraldo Rivera says he has discussed the idea of raising the minimum age to purchase assault-type weapons with President Donald Trump, adding that Trump "took it under advisement." Rivera, a Fox News contributor, says in an email Wednesday that he spoke with...
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2014, file photo, TV talk show host Wendy Williams arrives during the 2014 Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas. Williams, is taking three weeks off on doctor's orders. She said Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, her doctor told her to take the break to deal with her Grave's Disease and hyperthyroidism. Reruns will air in her absence. (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP, File)
February 21, 2018 - 12:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Daytime talk show host Wendy Williams says she's taking three weeks off on doctor's orders. Williams says that her doctor told her to take the break to deal with her Graves' Disease and hyperthyroidism. Reruns will air in her absence. Williams told her audience Wednesday that she's...
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