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Dan Levy signs deal to write and produce film and TV projects at Netflix

Dan Levy signs deal to write and produce film and TV projects at Netflix

Dan Levy is returning to Netflix, the streamer that helped turn his CBC comedy "Schitt's Creek" into a pop cultural phenomenon.
Doerr, Powers on fiction longlist for National Book Awards

Doerr, Powers on fiction longlist for National Book Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Doerr, Richard Powers and Lauren Groff are among this years nominees on the National Book Awards' fiction longlist, which also includes Honorée Fanonne Jeffers' epic debut novel “The Love Songs of W. E. B.
Juventus reports 210 million euros in losses amid pandemic

Juventus reports 210 million euros in losses amid pandemic

TURIN, Italy — Juventus reported a loss of 210 million euros ($250 million) for the 2020-21 financial year on Friday, attributed mainly to the pandemic’s effect on the transfer market and ticket sales.

Hungary: Statue honoring mysterious Bitcoin founder unveiled

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — An imposing bronze statue was unveiled in Hungary’s capital on Thursday which its creators say is the first in the world to pay homage to the anonymous creator of the Bitcoin digital currency.

Met Opera to stage Anthony Davis' `X' on Malcolm X in 2023

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will present its second work by a Black composer, Anthony Davis’ “X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X,” just two years after its first. The company said Thursday that “X” will open on Nov.
Long weekend becomes 9-week lockdown for AP Vietnam reporter

Long weekend becomes 9-week lockdown for AP Vietnam reporter

VUNG TAU, Vietnam (AP) — I wake up as the loudspeaker outside my window starts the community broadcast at 7 a.m. I try to recall the date. Vietnam’s pandemic lockdown has been so long I’ve lost my sense of time. I now count by weeks.
Idled Thai taxis go green with mini-gardens on car roofs

Idled Thai taxis go green with mini-gardens on car roofs

BANGKOK (AP) — Taxi fleets in Thailand are giving new meaning to the term “rooftop garden,” as they utilize the roofs of cabs idled by the coronavirus crisis to serve as small vegetable plots.
Piers Morgan to launch new TV show in deal with News Corp

Piers Morgan to launch new TV show in deal with News Corp

LONDON (AP) — British presenter Piers Morgan will join News Corp and Fox News Media and host a TV show that will air in the U.S., Britain and Australia, the company said Thursday.
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92

Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Powell, the bright-eyed, operatic-voiced star of Hollywood's golden age musicals who sang with Howard Keel in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and danced with Fred Astaire in “Royal Wedding,” has died. She was 92.
Fox's vaccine criticism focuses attention on its own policy

Fox's vaccine criticism focuses attention on its own policy

NEW YORK (AP) — A steady criticism of COVID vaccine mandates by figures on Fox News has drawn attention to its own company's stringent rules on the topic — even from President Joe Biden.