What's streaming now: 'Oppenheimer,' Adam Sandler as a lizard and celebs dancing to Taylor Swift
This week’s new streaming entertainment releases include Adam Sandler playing a 74-year-old elementary class lizard in the latest Netflix animation offering “Leo” and “Oppenheimer” finally arriving on home screens.
Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner removed from Rock Hall leadership after controversial comments
Jann Wenner, a founder of both Rolling Stone magazine and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has been removed from the hall’s board of directors after making disparaging comments toward Black and female musicians.
4-hour docuseries on The Rolling Stones to air on EPIX
The Rolling Stones will help celebrate their 60th anniversary with an upcoming four-part docuseries on EPIX that takes turns focusing on the band’s most iconic members, with in-depth portraits of singer Mick Jagger, guitarists Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood, and the late drummer Charlie Watts.
Former Trump casino where stars played goes out with a bang
The former Trump Plaza casino was imploded after falling into such disrepair that chunks of the building began peeling off and crashing to the ground. “I got chills,” Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small said. AdOpened in 1984, when Trump was a real estate developer in his pre-politics days, Trump Plaza was for a time the most successful casino in Atlantic City. AdBut things began to sour for Trump Plaza when Donald Trump opened the nearby Trump Taj Mahal in 1990, with crushing debt loads that led the company to pour most of its resources — and cash — into the shiny new hotel and casino. Trump Plaza was the last of four Atlantic City casinos to close in 2014, victims of an oversaturated casino market both in the New Jersey city and in the larger northeast.
Mick Jagger gets some shelter, buying Florida mansion
FILE - In this March 25, 2016 file photo, Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger performs in Havana, Cuba. The Rolling Stones are releasing a new version of their 1973 album Goats Head Soup with three unheard tracks. (AP Photo/Enric Marti, File)LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – The Rolling Stones front man recently purchased a mansion south of Tampa as a Christmas present for his girlfriend, ballet dancer Melanie Hamrick. Tina Ciaccio, the listing agent, said the couple never visited the home before buying it, but met with her online. “It was very cool hearing Mick Jagger’s voice over the phone; that was neat,” Ciaccio told the Herald-Tribune.
A night at the ballet, in time for ‘Nutcracker’ season
Hamrick's Live Arts Global company is producing A Night at the Ballet, a free streaming event that premieres this week. They depend on a live audience to do their work, of course, and most live paycheck to paycheck. The result is “A Night at the Ballet,” a free streaming event that premieres Thursday and was produced by Live Arts Global, founded by Hamrick and her partners, Christine Shevchenko (a principal dancer at ABT) and Joanna DeFelice. AP: What gave you the idea for “A Night at the Ballet”? But that was really just the dancers, and we thought, how can we help everybody in this live arts world?
Grief, anger, disbelief: President Trump voters face Joe Biden’s victory
Still, any fragment of possibility is enough for some Trump supporters to reject reality, feel aggrieved and rebuff Biden's calls for unity. Several Trump supporters interviewed by The Associated Press in recent days were rankled by widespread celebrations of Biden's win in liberal cities. They saw hypocrisy in the public, outdoor gatherings after Democrats condemned Trump supporters for attending big rallies — some were held indoors — during the coronavirus pandemic. Piotrowski, like many Trump supporters, wants to see Trump’s legal challenges continue. Unlike many Trump supporters, Michelle Sassouni wasn't shocked by the outcome of the election or the aftermath.
'I am a witness to history' — Jon Bon Jovi tackles 2020
Jon Bon Jovi poses for a portrait in New York on Sept. 23, 2020 to promote his new album "2020". (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)NEW YORK – Jon Bon Jovi has been churning out love songs and arena anthems for nearly 40 years, but his latest release “2020,” has taken his music to another level. Bon Jovi says that’s not his intention. I thought it would be social commentary,” Bon Jovi said. Bon Jovi shared his thoughts on these tumultuous time during an interview with The Associated Press.
Rolling Stones to release unheard tracks from 1973 album
FILE - Ron Wood, from left, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones perform during their concert in Pasadena, Calif. The Rolling Stones are releasing a new version of their 1973 album Goats Head Soup with three unheard tracks. The album coming out on Sept. 4, 2020 will have a four-disc CD and vinyl box set edition with ten bonus tracks. The Stones also released a video for one of the unheard songs, called Criss Cross. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)The Rolling Stones will release a new version of their 1973 album Goats Head Soup featuring three unheard tracks, including one featuring Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page.
Little Richard, flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87
Pastor Bill Minson, a close friend of Little Richard's, told The Associated Press that Little Richard died Saturday morning. “Little Richard? That’s rock ‘n’ roll,” Neil Young, who heard Richard’s riffs on the radio in Canada, told biographer Jimmy McDonough. “I am the architect of rock ‘n’ roll!” Little Richard crowed at the 1988 Grammy Awards as the crowd rose in a standing ovation. In late 1955, Little Richard recorded the bawdy “Tutti Frutti,” with lyrics that were sanitized by a New Orleans songwriter.