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‘The Crown’ pauses production because of queen’s death

LONDON (AP) — “The Crown,” Netflix’s acclaimed series about Queen Elizabeth II and her family, has paused production due to the monarch’s death. A spokesperson for the series said production was paused on Friday “as a mark of respect” and will also be suspended on the day of the queen’s funeral. The show is in …

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OPEC+ makes small trim to world oil supplies as prices fall

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — OPEC and allied oil-producing countries, including Russia, made a small trim in their supplies to the global economy Monday, underlining their unhappiness as recession fears help drive down crude prices — along with the cost of gasolineto drivers’ delight. The decision for October rolls back a mostly symbolic increase of 100,000 …

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Brendan Fraser celebrated for comeback role in ‘The Whale’

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Brendan Fraser is having a moment at the Venice International Film Festival. The once ubiquitous movie star of “The Mummy” franchise and “George of the Jungle” had, in the last decade, backed away from the spotlight. But Fraser is charting what could be a major comeback starting with his transformative role …

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How octogenarian brothers’ colorful posters went global

How octogenarian brothers’ colorful posters went global NEW YORK (AP) — For years, Miguel and Carlos Cevallos made a living by drawing posters for neighborhood nightclubs, taco trucks and restaurants in Queens, painting in the businesses’ basements or on their tables and attracting clients by word of mouth. Until an Instagram account changed a lot …

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Lea Michele on her dream role, joining “Funny Girl” cast

Lea Michele on her dream role, joining “Funny Girl” cast NEW YORK (AP) — Lea Michele was 21 when she first saw “Funny Girl.” She was starring on Broadway in “Spring Awakening,” but all was not well in her personal life. “I had just gone through a horrible breakup,” she recalls. “I didn’t care what …

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Fighting at 40: Older fans take heart in Serena’s success

Fighting at 40: Older fans take heart in Serena’s success NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine if they could bottle a potion called “Just Serena.” That was Serena Williams’ succinct, smiling explanation for how she’d managed — at nearly 41, and match-rusty — to defeat the world’s second-ranked player and advance Wednesday to the third round …

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‘Triangle of Sadness’ actor, model Charlbi Dean dies at 32

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlbi Dean, the South African actor and model who had a breakout role in “Triangle of Sadness,” which won this year’s top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, has died at age 32. Dean died Monday at a hospital in New York from a sudden unexpected illness, her positives said Tuesday. …

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Fall Preview: Is it, maybe, back to normal at the movies?

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in three years, the fall movie industrial complex is lurching back into high gear. Festival red carpets are rolled out. Oscar campaigns are primed. Long-awaited blockbusters, like “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “Avatar: The Way of Water,” are poised for big box office. But after the tumult …

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SDSU defends handling of Araiza gang-rape allegation inquiry

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State football coach Brady Hoke said Monday he didn’t know star punter Matt Araiza had been accused of participating in the gang rape of a 17-year-old girl at an off-campus party in October until a civil lawsuit was filed last week. Hoke’s boss, athletic director John David Wicker, defended …

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Diana’s last moments: French medic recalls “tragic night”

PARIS (AP) — The woman was crumpled on the floor of a mangled Mercedes, unconscious and struggling to breathe. The French doctor had no idea who she was and just focused on trying to save her. Twenty-five years later, Dr. Frederic Mailliez is still marked by what happened in the Alma Tunnel in Paris on …

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