Lt. Col. Vindman writing memoir, 'Here, Right Matters'
NEW YORK (AP) — Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, the national security aide who offered key testimony during the impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump and later accused the president of running a “campaign of bullying, intimidation, and retaliation," has a book deal.
Questlove's quest: To find woman who bought him a turntable
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Ahmir Thompson, founder of The Roots and drummer for the “Tonight Show” band, wants to find the kind stranger who bought him a turntable and several records at the tender age of 5.
Sterling K. Brown finds his balance in when to speak out
NEW YORK (AP) — Season five of NBC's “This Is Us,” debuts Tuesday and viewers will get to see the Pearson family as they navigate both the pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement.
Biden was speaking to George Lopez in widely shared video
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden stumbled over a name when he was interviewed during the virtual “I Will Vote” concert, and social media has lit up with claims that he confused President Donald Trump with a previous occupant of the Oval Office.
New this week: 'This Is Us,' Baby Yoda, 'The Craft' redone
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
Fox News anchors quarantine after virus exposure on flight
NEW YORK (AP) — Several Fox News Channel on-air personalities were exposed last week to someone on a private plane who later tested positive for COVID-19, leading the network to take extra precautions this week.
Prince Harry says ignorance no excuse for unconscious bias
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Harry says it took him many years and the experience of living with his wife, the former Meghan Markle, to understand how his privileged upbringing shielded him from the reality of unconscious bias.
Review: Despite changes, Jack Reacher stays the good course
“The Sentinel,” by Lee Child and Andrew Child (Delacorte Press) The cover of “The Sentinel,” the 25th thriller in the wildly popular Jack Reacher series, declares that it was written by Lee Child and Andrew Child, but no one by either name actually wrote the book.
'Babish' expands as pandemic boosts YouTube cooking shows
NEW YORK (AP) — Mac and cheese, 18th-century style. A seven-course meal using only ingredients from a convenience store. A meal that is literally on fire.
Outtakes: Springsteen on 1st guitar, touring and Twitter
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen — who released his 20th album “Letter to You” last week — discusses trending on Twitter, his first guitar, his first concert and the pain of the pandemic in outtakes from a recent interview with The Associated Press.
`The books that help her through': Winfrey suggests seven
NEW YORK (AP) — With Election Day approaching and the pandemic ongoing, Oprah Winfrey is setting aside her usual book club recommendations and instead citing seven personal favorites, ranging from James Baldwin's landmark essays in “The Fire Next Time” to Mary Oliver's poetry collection “Devotions.” Winfrey is calling her choices “The Books That Help Me Through," works she values for “their ability to comfort, inspire, and enlighten.” "It’s a mix of fiction, poetry, non-fiction and spirituality, books I know and trust and revisit time and again,” she said in a statement Monday.
Remembering his friends, Springsteen pens ‘Letter to You’
NEW YORK (AP) — Last year as Bruce Springsteen reflected on the death of his friend and teenage bandmate George Theiss, who died in 2018, he grabbed his guitar and pen and began writing a song about being the sole living member of his first band.
Review: A memoir of a friend and a Knicks fan for the ages
“Our Last Season: A Writer, a Fan, a Friendship,” by Harvey Araton (Penguin Press) In 2018, the sportswriter Harvey Araton wrote an obituary for The New York Times about a diehard New York Knicks fan whose choice seats behind the team bench had made her as much of a fixture at Madison Square Garden as Spike Lee, at least for the players and coaches.
The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch lead AMA nominations with 8 each
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch are the leading nominees for this year’s American Music Awards with eight apiece. Both will compete for artist of the year against Justin Bieber, Post Malone and Taylor Swift, it was announced Monday.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 1-7
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 1-7: Nov. 1: Country singer Bill Anderson is 83. Actor Barbara Bosson (“Murder One,” ?Hill Street Blues”) is 81.
Harry Styles investing in new music venue in Manchester
LONDON (AP) — While most music stars are rescheduling tour dates to 2021, Harry Styles is looking farther ahead and making plans to headline his own arena — one he’s putting his money and ideas into.
Atlanta rapper Silento charged with driving 143 mph on I-85
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper Silento was arrested Friday and accused of driving 143 mph (230 kph) on Interstate 85, authorities said.
Show goes on for Olivier Awards, even with UK theaters shut
LONDON (AP) — Andrew Scott and Ian McKellen were among acting winners as Britain’s Laurence Olivier Awards celebrated the best of the London stage in bittersweet fashion Sunday night — most U.K.
Passenger in Offset's car arrested for concealed weapon
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A passenger in a car driven by Migos rapper Offset was arrested in Beverly Hills, California Saturday evening on charges of carrying a concealed, loaded firearm in public, police said.
'Brian's Song,' 'Roots,' 'Purple Rain' writer dies at 83
LOS ANGELES (AP) — William Blinn, a screenwriter for the landmark TV projects “Brian’s Song” and “Roots” and the Prince film “Purple Rain,” has died.
Beyond the Needle: Probability experts assess 2020 race
NEW YORK (AP) — The one thing most likely to conjure nightmares of the 2016 election night for opponents of President Donald Trump is the Needle.
Jerry Jeff Walker, Texas singer and songwriter, dies at 78
Jerry Jeff Walker, a Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song “Mr. Bojangles,” has died at age 78. Walker died Friday of cancer, family spokesman John T.
Teens behind latest art damage on Berlin's Museum Island
BERLIN (AP) — Several teenagers sprayed graffiti on a piece of art outside one of Berlin's most famous museums and that the vandalism was unrelated to the damaging of more than 60 other art works on the city's Museum Island that were smeared with an oily liquid early this month, police said Saturday.
AP PHOTOS: Virus makes Friday nights empty, quiet in Europe
ROME (AP) — In much of Europe, city squares and streets, be they wide, elegant boulevards like in Paris or cobblestoned alleys in Rome, serve as animated evening extensions of living rooms, places to gather and be seen, areas to laugh, chat and drink with friends.
Hungarians protest government control over top arts college
BUDAPEST (AP) — Thousands of Hungarians marched on the streets of the capital Friday to protest government actions they claim strips one of the country’s most prestigious universities of its independence.