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No joke: Tupac Shakur needs unemployment benefits

FRANKFORT, Ky. — It’s no joke — Tupac Shakur lives in Kentucky and needs unemployment benefits to pay his bills. The Lexington man’s name was brought up by Gov.

Rhode Island's not big, but now it can brag a lizard (maybe)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The smallest state has some big news, if you're a biologist: its first lizard.
Ryan Murphy's 'Hollywood' miniseries is a woke '40s fantasy

Ryan Murphy's 'Hollywood' miniseries is a woke '40s fantasy

LOS ANGELES — Ryan Murphy has a clear-eyed fascination with the 20th-century Hollywood dream machine, so adroit at making stars and breaking the hearts of those who didn’t fit the mould .
In a new podcast, Bogdanovich tries to make sense of it all

In a new podcast, Bogdanovich tries to make sense of it all

LOS ANGELES — Podcasts make sense to Peter Bogdanovich, even if so much else doesn’t. “It’s like radio,” Bogdanovich said recently from his home in Los Angeles. “I grew up with radio. My first love was radio, even before the movies.
Gloomy summer looms as pandemic cancels US festivals, trips

Gloomy summer looms as pandemic cancels US festivals, trips

HARTFORD, Conn. — Thelma Uranga is sprucing up her back deck in Chicago, hoping to host some small gatherings to take the place of the summer’s usual neighbourhood festivals built on music, food and time with friends.
Storybooks, radio connect kids isolated in far-flung Alaska

Storybooks, radio connect kids isolated in far-flung Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — All it takes is a few words from a storybook to connect kids over the crackle of an AM radio station.
Pete Davidson's 'King of Staten Island' to open on-demand

Pete Davidson's 'King of Staten Island' to open on-demand

NEW YORK — Judd Apatow's “The King of Staten Island,” starring Pete Davidson, will release straight to home on-demand video after having its theatrical release cancelled .
Reality TV star Ashley 'Minnie' Ross dies in Georgia wreck

Reality TV star Ashley 'Minnie' Ross dies in Georgia wreck

ATLANTA — Ashley Ross of the reality TV show “Little Women: Atlanta” has died in a head-on crash on a Georgia road, police and her representative confirmed Tuesday. Ross, 34, who was known as “Ms.
Comics keep laughs coming even with clubs closed by COVID-19

Comics keep laughs coming even with clubs closed by COVID-19

LOS ANGELES — Whenever she’s down, Tiffany Haddish says she finds a good joke can bring her right back up.

Mail fraud suspect named Speedy Gonzalez arrested in Georgia

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — After months on the run, a mail fraud suspect who lived up to his legal name — Speedy Gonzalez — has been arrested in Georgia.