Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry dies at 84
FILE - In this April 30, 2014, file photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry poses at his book store in Archer City, Texas. McMurtry died Thursday night of heart failure, according to a family statement issued through a publicist on Friday. He and director Peter Bogdanovich were nominated for an Academy Award for their script for the movie, filmed in Archer City, located about 140 miles (225 kilometers) northwest of Dallas. AdIn the mid-1980s, lured by cheap real estate, he opened his Booked Up store in Archer City. Eventually, the store in Archer City was the only one remaining.
Fire destroys part of Paul Newman's camp for ill children
FILE - In this Thursday, June 9, 1988 file photo, Actor Paul Newman gestures as he arrives at "The Hole in the Wall" camp in Ashford, Conn. Newman is the camp founder and $7 million of profits from his "Newman's Own" Food Products, Inc. was contributed to help finance the camp. A fire on Friday evening, Feb. 12, 2021 destroyed four buildings at Paul Newmans Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for seriously ill children in Connecticut. File)ASHFORD, Conn. – A fire on Friday evening destroyed a large section of Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for seriously ill children in Connecticut. AdThe charity also runs outreach programs for children in more than 40 hospitals, clinics and other settings in the Northeast, serving more than 20,000 children each year. The camp is funded in part through proceeds from the sale of “Newman's Own” brand products.
New this week: 'Cuties,' 'Unpregnant' and fresh 'Jeopardy!'
Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. The film from director Mamouna Doucour is a thoughtful and poignant coming-of-age drama about Amy, an 11-year-old Senegalese immigrant living in Paris. Dont judge Cuties by its cover and give it a chance when it starts streaming Wednesday. Answer: Jeopardy! The quiz show with Alex Trebek at the helm of a COVID-19-conscious season hits screens Monday. Celebrity guest hosts are all the rage these days on late night TV but a documentary airing Thursday sheds light on one who really made history.
Top field, no fans for this year's Travelers Championship
FILE - In this June 21, 2018, file photo, Zach Johnson walks off the 18th green during the first round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. The tournament director for this week's Travelers Championship thought about encircling the 18th green at TPC River Highlands with giant video boards that could be filled with images of fans watching the golf and cheering from home. (John Woike/Hartford Courant via AP, File)CROMWELL, Conn. The tournament director for this week's Travelers Championship had an idea. How about filling the natural amphitheater around the 18th green at TPC River Highlands with giant video boards showing fans watching the golf and cheering from home. All the net proceeds from the golf tournament go to more than 150 Connecticut charities.
Had enough of 'Contagion'? Here are some warm blanket movies
But less obvious movies can also take on surprising relevancy. Powell, star of “The Thin Man” movies, is, as ever, a tonic — or, if you prefer, a cocktail (Streaming on Amazon Prime). A marathon of Posey movies ("Kicking and Screaming," “Best in Show") may be in order (Streaming on Criterion Channel). — “Ikiru”: The time is never wrong for the supreme humanism of Akira Kurosawa's “Ikiru” but it's especially right right now. It will make yearn for a swing set (Streaming for free on Kanopy).
On this day: September 26
2008: Legendary actor Paul Newman, who was nominated for an Oscar eight times and won for 1986's "The Color of Money," dies from lung cancer at the age of 83 in Westport, Connecticut. Some of his other best known films include "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "The Hustler," "Cool Hand Luke," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "The Sting" and "Slap Shot." Newman was also known for co-founding Newman's Own, a food company from which he donated all post-tax profits and royalties to charity, and as an auto racing enthusiast who raced cars himself and owned his own racing team. Hide Caption