Children's entertainment

March 01, 2018 - 5:15 pm
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Recent accusations of sexual harassment against children's author Daniel Handler apparently have cost him the role of commencement speaker at Wesleyan University. Students and alumni had protested Handler's selection, and the private school in Connecticut announced his...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2016 file photo, Karen Pence, background, and her daughter Charlotte arrive for a welcome home rally in Zionsville, Ind. The pair have collaborated on “Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President.” The book, named for the family’s pet bunny and featuring watercolor illustrations by Karen Pence, will be published March 19 by the children’s imprint of the conservative publisher Regnery. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
March 01, 2018 - 11:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence will be touring this month in support of a new children's book. Karen Pence and daughter Charlotte Pence have collaborated on "Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of the Vice President." The book, named for the family's pet bunny,...
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March 01, 2018 - 10:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence will be touring this month in support of a new children's book. Karen Pence and daughter Charlotte Pence have collaborated on "Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of the Vice President." The book, named for the family's pet bunny,...
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This image released by Disney shows Chadwick Boseman in a scene from Marvel Studios' "Black Panther." (Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)
February 18, 2018 - 2:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed "Black Panther" to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark. The Marvel film from the...
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This image released by Disney shows Chadwick Boseman in a scene from Marvel Studios' "Black Panther." The Walt Disney Co. estimated Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, the Marvel Comics superhero movie earned $75.8 million domestically for its opening Friday, the eighth biggest day in industry history. (Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)
February 17, 2018 - 5:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Black Panther" is so far raking it in over the holiday weekend. The Walt Disney Co. estimated Saturday the Marvel Comics superhero movie earned $75.8 million domestically for its opening Friday, the eighth biggest day in industry history. Disney now estimates the movie will earn...
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February 17, 2018 - 3:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Black Panther" is so far raking it in over the holiday weekend. The Walt Disney Co. estimated Saturday the Marvel Comics superhero movie earned $75.8 million domestically for its opening Friday, the eighth biggest day in industry history. Disney now estimates the movie will earn...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2015 file photo, James Dashner, author of "Maze Runner" attends the 20th Century Fox press line at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Dashner has been dropped by his literary agent. In recent days, Dashner has faced allegations of sexual harassment. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
February 14, 2018 - 7:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Maze Runner" author James Dashner, facing allegations of sexual misconduct, has been dropped by his literary agent Michael W. Bourret said in a statement to The Associated Press on Wednesday that "under the circumstances" he could no longer represent Dashner. "I couldn't in good...
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February 12, 2018 - 4:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling children's author Jay Asher has been expelled from a prominent writers organization because of allegations about sexual harassment. Lin Oliver, executive director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, told The Associated Press on Monday that Asher...
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February 12, 2018 - 11:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Erin Entrada Kelly's "Hello, Universe" has won the John Newbery Medal for the outstanding children's book of 2017. The Randolph Caldecott Medal for best illustration went to Matthew Cordell and "Wolf in the Snow." The awards were announced Monday by the American Library Association...
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Bruno Mars accepts the award for record of the year for "24K Magic" at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
January 29, 2018 - 7:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 60th annual Grammy Awards being presented Sunday night in New York (all times local): 11 p.m. Bruno Mars has won the album of the year Grammy Award for "24K Magic," capping an epic night for the pop star. The award is Mars' sixth win of the day. Mars acknowledged...
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