Once sidelined, romantic comedies rise again this summer

Summer is always full of action and superhero pics, but this year a once dormant yet utterly adored genre is coming back in a big way: the romantic comedy. After a 2017 without any from a major studio, this summer is proving to be a re-birth for this lost Hollywood staple with five notable releases, including “Crazy Rich Asians ” and a “Mamma Mia! ” sequel.

Celebrity deaths force media to examine suicide reporting

The deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have caused media organizations to look at how they cover suicide and whether more could be done to prevent copycat killings, without neglecting the duty to report news.

Clinton-Patterson novel sells 250,000 copies its first week

Bill Clinton’s debut novel had the year’s biggest opening so far for a work of fiction.

Florida Georgia Line built legacy 1 hit song at a time

Country duo Florida Georgia Line has built its career one hit song at a time thanks to key collaborations, while also taking quiet steps to establish a lasting songwriting legacy in Nashville.

Geoff Johns exits as president, CCO of DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment president and chief creative officer Geoff Johns, who co-produced “Justice League,” is exiting both roles to focus on creative matters full time. Warner...

Fox News host sorry for calling Trump, Kim ‘two dictators’

A Fox News host has accidentally referred to the highly anticipated summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a meeting of “two dictators.”

Organizers say Burt Reynolds will attend Georgia film fest

Organizers of a film festival say they’re bringing Burt Reynolds to south Georgia. The Valdosta Daily Times reports local production company RKDS Entertainment and Media announced the...

‘Ocean’s 8’ opens with franchise-best $41.5M to top weekend

“Ocean’s 8,” the female-fronted overhaul of the starry heist franchise, opened with an estimated $41.5 million at the box office, taking the weekend’s top spot from the fast-falling “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

Ben Affleck’s mansion on Georgia coast for sale for $8.9M

Actor Ben Affleck is offering his island mansion and surrounding property on the Georgia coast for sale at an asking price of $8.9 million.

Big crowds gather as Eastwood films movie scenes in Georgia

A glimpse of Clint Eastwood would have made LaDale Lowe’s day. The Augusta resident picked up her sisters early in the morning so they could...