What to stream this week: Conan O’Brien travels, ‘Migration’ soars and Taylor Swift will reign

[ad_1] Zack Snyder’s “Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver” landing on Netflix and Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department” album are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists: A family … Read more

Playwright Christopher Durang, a Tony winner for ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,’ dies at 75

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Playwright Christopher Durang, a master of satire and black comedy who won a Tony Award for “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist with “Miss Witherspoon,” has died. He was 75. Durang died Tuesday at his home in Pipersville, Pennsylvania, of complications from logopenic primary … Read more

George Carlin estate settles with podcasters over fake comedy special purportedly generated by AI

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — The estate of George Carlin has agreed to a settlement with the media company it sued over a fake hourlong comedy special that purportedly used artificial intelligence to recreate the late standup comic’s style and material. In the settlement agreement filed with a federal court Monday, and a proposed order from … Read more

Book Review: ‘Glorious Exploits’ turns classical history into an endearing comedy about tragedy

[ad_1] Best friends Lampo and Gelon are potters by trade, but their souls are filled with poetry. It’s 412 B.C. and the city of Syracuse doesn’t know what hit it when these two hatch up the best worst idea: They’ll put on a play using the Athenian prisoners of war who are starving to death … Read more

What to stream this week: Beyoncé, Steve Martin, J-Hope, Mike Birbiglia, Bill Nighy and ‘Madu’

[ad_1] Beyoncé’s country album and a documentary about a Nigerian boy who dreams of being a professional ballet dancer are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists: Bill Nighy plays an … Read more

‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” is No. 1 with $45.2M, Sydney Sweeney’s ‘Immaculate’ lands in fourth

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Ghost busting is still a good business. “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” collected $45.2 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, handing Sony Pictures the studio’s first No. 1 film since last summer. The opening weekend for “Frozen Empire,” in 4,345 theaters, was nearly exactly the same as … Read more

‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” is No. 1, Sydney Sweeney’s ‘Immaculate’ lands in fourth

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Ghost busting is still a good business. “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” collected $45.2 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, handing Sony Pictures the studio’s first No. 1 film since last summer. The opening weekend for “Frozen Empire,” in 4,345 theaters, was nearly exactly the same as … Read more

Movie Review: ‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire’ clears a low bar

[ad_1] Forty years after “Ghostbusters” and following a string of sequels that never measured up to the 1984 original — beginning all the way back with 1989’s “Ghostbusters II” — it’s fair to wonder, well, who else ought we to call? It may be time to, if not give up the ghost entirely, at least … Read more

‘Palm Royale’ features Carol Burnett, Kristen Wiig, Allison Janney and new-to-comedy Ricky Martin

[ad_1] How do you get comedy legend Carol Burnett to sign on to your TV show when her character spends multiple episodes in a coma? That was a task for Abe Sylvia, creator, showrunner and executive producer of the new Apple TV+ series “Palm Royale,” streaming now, about a woman’s efforts to enter high society. … Read more

What to stream this week: Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and MLB The Show 24

[ad_1] The launch of season 20 of “Grey’s Anatomy” and albums from Justin Timberlake and Kacey Musgraves are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists: The dramedy “The Girls on the … Read more