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Brewers’ Hader apologizes to teammates for racist tweets

MILWAUKEE (AP) — One by one, the Milwaukee Brewers filed into an auditorium at Miller Park as reliever Josh Hader offered his latest apology for years-old tweets that surfaced during the All-Star Game. Those racist, homophobic social-media messages were thoughtless mistakes he made as a teenager, Hader said. He sought to reassure fellow Brewers that the vile words didn’t represent ... Read More »

Jamie Lee Curtis hugs an emotional ‘Halloween’ fan

Jamie Lee Curtis

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In Comic-Con’s Hall H, the massive room that holds the highest profile presentations and hosts the biggest movie and television stars, there is still a strict division between the actors on stage and those in the audience. But Jamie Lee Curtis changed that Friday, walking off-stage during the presentation for the new “Halloween” to embrace an ... Read More »

M. Night Shyamalan debuts ‘Glass’ trailer at Comic-Con

M. Night Shyamalan

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Director M. Night Shyamalan says he could have launched the trailer for “Glass” in front of the summer’s biggest movies in theaters, but that he wanted to hold it for Comic-Con. The filmmaker said Friday at the annual comic book convention that he felt strongly that the Hall H audience should be the first to see ... Read More »

Seeking to protect boys, Thailand wants control over films

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s military government, saying it is concerned filmmakers and media may take advantage of the young soccer boys who were rescued from a flooded cave, wants to control how movies portray their ordeal and heroic rescue. Culture Minister Vira Rojpochanarat said he will propose at next week’s Cabinet meeting that a special committee oversee the production of ... Read More »

David Spade: Family coming together after Kate Spade’s death

David Spade

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just a month after funeral services for his sister-in-law, comic-actor David Spade was back to business, promoting his new movie. But he also offered a few words about his family tragedy. Fashion designer Kate Spade was married to David’s brother, entrepreneur Andy Spade. Kate Spade killed herself in June. In an interview, David Spade said “everyone’s ... Read More »

Arizona candidate denies decade-old rape allegation

PHOENIX (AP) — A decade-old allegation of sexual assault has rocked a Democratic candidate in a primary for a Tucson-based congressional district. Yahya Yuksel is facing calls to end his campaign after the Arizona Daily Star reported the allegation that he raped an intoxicated 16-year-old girl when he was 17. The newspaper said Yuksel was not arrested or charged and ... Read More »

Netflix unveils first 8 Shonda Rhimes projects for platform

Shonda Rhimes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shonda Rhimes’s first slate of shows for Netflix includes a look at the migration of African-Americans from the Jim Crow South, romance among wealthy 19th century Londoners and a documentary on Debbie Allen’s reimagining of “The Nutcracker.” The streaming service on Friday announced eight shows Rhimes and her collaborators at Shondaland are developing. The show about ... Read More »

Director James Gunn fired from ‘Guardians 3’ over old tweets

James Gunn

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Gunn was fired Friday as director of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” because of old tweets that recently emerged where he joked about subjects like pedophilia and rape. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn announced the removal. “The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s ... Read More »

Fox News says Guilfoyle leaving; may join Trump super PAC

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News says host Kimberly Guilfoyle is leaving the network, amid reports that she’s about to take on a new role with a super PAC supporting President Donald Trump’s agenda. A Fox spokeswoman confirmed her departure Friday. Guilfoyle has been one of the co-hosts of the network’s afternoon show “The Five” and has been dating Trump’s ... Read More »

Guatemalan pleads guilty in crash that killed Colts player

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Guatemalan man living illegally in the U.S. pleaded guilty Friday to driving drunk in a crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver. Manuel Orrego-Savala, 37, pleaded guilty to two counts of operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .15 or more, causing death. Orrego-Savala had a BAC of ... Read More »