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Lauren Hutton to be honored at Maine film festival
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) -- Lauren Hutton is going to be this year's honoree at the 20th annual Maine International Film Festival....

John Legend: Singer, songwriter, spelling bee champ
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) -- John Legend's work has won Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, but years before achieving global fame, the Legend-to-be took home another prize: spelling bee champ....

Meal program bridges cultural divisions, 1 plate at a time
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- On the menu, the flavor profiles seemed incongruous: Chinese dumplings, Italian-style roast pork and a Mexican chicken dish featuring an edible weed....

Crime novelist Don Winslow takes out ad assailing Trump
NEW YORK (AP) -- A leading crime novelist has a few words, and then some, for the Trump administration's plans for a new war on drugs....

Freshman series 'Downward Dog' canceled by ABC
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- ABC's freshman sitcom "Downward Dog" has been canceled by ABC, the show's executive producer said....

Depp's 'assassin' comments the latest in celebrity anger
NEW YORK (AP) -- Johnny Depp apologized Friday for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with the president....

Disneyland devotee visits park for 2,000 days in a row
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- If Disneyland is "The Happiest Place on Earth," Jeff Reitz may be its happiest citizen....

Ron Howard hopes to honor 'great work' done on Han Solo film
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ron Howard says he hopes to honor the great work that's already been done on the Han Solo film and help to deliver on its promise....

Actress Mira Sorvino urges support for trafficking victims
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino urged all nations and the business community on Friday to ramp up financial support for victims of human trafficking, saying the services such funds provide "mean the difference between life and death."...

For 'Okja,' growing a GMO pig from page to screen
NEW YORK (AP) -- The giant genetically modified pig of Bong Joon Ho's "Okja" is 8-feet tall, 13-feet long and would, if real, weigh six tons. It looks most like a hippo, but it has big floppy dog ears and moves a little like an elephant....

 
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