Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
The opening scenes of the filmed version of the Broadway musical “Hamilton,” which started streaming on Disney+ this Independence Day weekend, pull you back in time to two distinct periods. The people onstage, in their breeches and brass-buttoned coats, belong to the New York of 1776. That i…
The Museum of the American Revolution wants to give everyone a taste of what it’s like to be in the room where it happens in a special conversation with national “Hamilton” tour member, Paul Oakley Stovall.
Getting into "good trouble" is a guiding principle for John Lewis. It's not only OK, but necessary to enact and inspire meaningful change. And it's not just rhetoric, either. The 80-year-old congressman has the receipts to prove it. He has been arrested 45 times, five of which happened while…
Jennifer Hudson is a perfect Aretha Franklin in the new trailer for the upcoming film, "Respect."
With novel coronavirus restrictions slowly easing, people are looking for ways to get out and be entertained.
First Jimmy Fallon and now Jimmy Kimmel offers his apology for past blackface performances. Kimmel released a statement that began saying he was reluctant to apologize because it’s to the advantage of those who see apologies as weakness and root for racial division. Nonetheless, the ABC-TV l…
NEW YORK — Back in March, filmmakers Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz gathered their artist friends and a few journalists at Manhattan’s members-only social club, Soho House, for a screening of their first feature-length project, “Antebellum.”
Spike Lee’s ‘Rodney King’ to stream on Netflix
LOS ANGELES — "Do the Right Thing" is free to rent on several platforms all week and an online discussion will be held with director Spike Lee on his 1989 film about racism, protests, police brutality and a New York neighborhood in turmoil.
Tyler Perry is stepping up in these turbulent times. The filmmaker and studio mogul is paying for the funeral of Rayshard Brooks. Brooks, a 27-year-old husband and father of four, was killed by Atlanta police after their interaction over a suspected drinking and driving violation. Brooks was…
Former Eagle Jenkins joins CNN as contributor
NEW YORK — In the jungle of Spike Lee’s sprawling and anguished “Da 5 Bloods,” Delroy Lindo’s titanic performance as a Vietnam veteran rises to a ferocious, even Shakespearean pinnacle.
NEW YORK — The world feels different right now and content is being viewed through a different lens.
LOS ANGELES — Film’s biggest night is being rescheduled for the first time in 40 years due to the coronavirus pandemic.
NEW YORK — Queen Latifah has long been a champion for Black artists and storytellers.
The death of George Floyd at the hands of police has inspired renewed action against racism worldwide, but it has also resulted in some celebrities not quite getting the words right on social media. Actors Terry Crews and Mark Wahlberg are catching it on social media. First, Crews warned abo…
The world feels different right now and content is being viewed through a different lens.
NEW YORK — Spike Lee was just 10 when Muhammad Ali, in 1967, refused to be drafted into the Vietnam. It wasn’t his fight, Ali said then. The Vietnamese “never lynched me.”
A few weeks after “A Raisin in the Sun” opened in New York in March 1959, making 29-year-old Lorraine Hansberry the first Black woman with a play produced on Broadway, a reporter for The New York Post asked what other projects she had in the works. For “Raisin,” she had drawn on her family’s…
From an empty movie theater in Paris, organizers of the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday announced the films that would have played at there in May had it not been canceled by the pandemic.
It’s a funny thing, Zooming with Spike Lee. He’s remote, confined within a box within a box on your computer screen, yet somehow undiminished.
A strange school year is coming to an end, giving way to an uncertain summer. More and more of the world is reopening for business, in hopes of returning to some semblance of normalcy.
NEW YORK — The 2019 film "Just Mercy," which chronicles courtroom struggles against racial injustice and mass incarceration, will be made free on digital platforms throughout June in the wake of George Floyd's death, Warner Bros. said Tuesday.