Movies

Lebanon bans ‘The Post’ over Spielberg’s support for Israel

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's censorship authorities are recommending a ban on Steven Spielberg's newspaper drama "The Post" ahead of its planned opening this week in movie theaters in Beirut. The recommendation still needs to be signed by Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk to enter into effect but that is considered a formality that's unlikely to stop...

Television

Kevin Costner says he’s no fan of sequels as writing often suffers

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Costner isn't a big believer in doing film sequels for a simple reason. Costner told TV critics Monday that the writing often isn't as good as in the original movie and it's the screenplay that draws him to a project. He says that's why he's starring in "Yellowstone," a 10-part...

Dance

American Ballet Theatre dancer resigns amid investigation

NEW YORK (AP) — Marcelo Gomes, a high-profile principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, has resigned amid an investigation into an allegation of sexual misconduct eight years ago, abruptly leaving the second ballet company in the city to be rocked by misconduct allegations. American Ballet Theatre said Thursday it initiated an independent investigation after...