Knight, Clooney, Grant celebrated at Kennedy Center Honors | Entertainment

WASHINGTON — A heartfelt Patti LaBelle praised her lifelong friend Gladys Knight. Matt Damon playfully teased his friend George Clooney — a lot — while Sheryl Crow gave thanks and a heartfelt rendition of “Baby Baby” to her fellow singer Amy Grant during Sunday’s Kennedy Center Honors. Knight, Clooney and Grant were all honored at … Read more

Holiday TV: New musicals, romcoms, specials arrive in flurry | Entertainment

It’s December and pretty much every network and streaming service seemingly has a show aimed at spreading holiday cheer. For those looking to skip re-runs of Christmases past, there’s a bounty of fresh shows and specials targeted to traditionalists, romantics and family friendly entertainment. For those hungry for more, or just plain hungry, this guide … Read more

New this week: ‘Spirited,’ Pokémon, ‘Nope’ and ‘Slumberland’ | Entertainment

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. MOVIES — In “Nope,” Jordan Peele has once again made a rarity in Hollywood: a wholly original film that was also a box-office hit. In his third film as writer-director, … Read more

Queen’s 8 grandchildren hold silent vigil beside her coffin | Entertainment News

LONDON (AP) — All eight of Queen Elizabeth II’s grandchildren stood in silent vigil beside her coffin Saturday, capping another huge day in which thousands came to pay their respects to the monarch. Many had huddled in line amid waits that stretched up to 16 hours, enduring London’s coldest night in months. A tide of … Read more

Smiley: How Cajun dancers slide and glide | Entertainment/Life

Our Monday question about cornmeal on dance floors was answered first by Tony Falterman, of Napoleonville: “The reason cornmeal was sprinkled on dance floors was to enable dancers to glide easily. I vividly remember most of the dance halls in Pierre Part and other Assumption Parish communities using it. Some even used baby talcum to … Read more

Live updates: British sports resume, tributes to late Queen | National Entertainment

Wearing black armbands, test cricketers from England and South Africa held a minute’s silence before a bell was chimed once by a high-ranking member of the military at the Oval. Over to the west of London, golfers from around the world paused their rounds and other pros, officials and caddies gathered on the putting green … Read more

Colorful West Indian Day parade returns to NYC streets | National News

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Liz Weston: Why is money so confusing?

Managing money is an essential life skill, yet most US adults would fail a financial literacy test. Consider the results of a survey meant to measure financial literacy, called the TIAA Institute-GFLEC Personal Finance Index. On average, US adults correctly answered only 50% of its financial literacy questions in 2022. In other words: If you … Read more

‘Game of Thrones’ prequel keeps dragons, adds diversity | Entertainment

The prequel to “Game of Thrones” is set to forge its own storytelling path, with a new set of characters and a more diverse team behind the scenes. “House of the Dragon” takes place two centuries before the events of the original series, which ended its hit eight-season run in May 2019. The 10-episode prequel … Read more