Children's entertainment

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers upon her arrival at the premiere of the film 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald', in London. JK Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The “Harry Potter” author said Tuesday May 26, 2020, that she wrote the fairy tale for her children as a bedtime story over a decade ago. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
May 26, 2020 - 11:44 am
LONDON (AP) — JK Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The “Harry Potter” author said Tuesday she wrote the fairy tale for her children as a bedtime story over...
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Kerri Kaplan, a fifth grade teacher, stands next to a small library she has in her front yard in Phoenix, Ariz., on Friday, April 17, 2020. As government orders shuttered public libraries to slow the spread of coronavirus, some have turned to official and unofficial book-sharing means to satisfy their desire for new reading material. (AP Photo/Michelle A. Monroe)
May 17, 2020 - 11:52 am
Christine Gale Reynolds worked at the public library in Yosemite National Park before it closed in March when California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued shutdown orders to slow the spread of the coronavirus. So, she filled the back of her car with donated books and began her own mobile library. “I know...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2019 file photo, Chris Pratt reacts after getting slimed as he accepts the award for favorite butt-kicker for "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award in Los Angeles. Nickelodeon's annual show and the signature green slime it pours on celebrities has been rescheduled for May 2 with host Victoria Justice. On Friday the kids' channel announced that the rebooted virtual ceremony, whose original March 29 date was postponed by the coronavirus, will be known as “Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file)
April 24, 2020 - 5:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Kids' Choice Awards will be bringing the slime home. Nickelodeon's annual show and the signature green slime it pours on celebrities will now air on May 2 with host Victoria Justice, former star of the channel's shows “Zoey 101” and “Victorious.” On Friday the kids' channel...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, Michelle Obama participates in the International Day of the Girl on NBC's "Today" show in New York. Former first lady Michelle Obama plans to host a rally in Detroit later this month for When We All Vote, a nonpartisan, nonprofit voter advocacy organization she co-chairs. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
April 20, 2020 - 2:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama launched a series of online video readings for kids with the classic picture book “The Gruffalo,” which the former first lady called the story of a mouse who uses his “wit and imagination” to get the best of a fox and other would-be predators. “Mondays with Michelle...
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This cover image released by Chronicle Books shows "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo," written by Marlon Bundo with Jill Twiss and illustrated by EG Keller. The book was among the top 10 challenged books in 2019, according to the American Library Association. (Chronicle Books via AP)
April 20, 2020 - 9:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stories with gay and transgender themes, a spoof inspired by the family rabbit of Vice President Mike Pence, and classics by J.K. Rowling and Margaret Atwood were among the books that received the most objections last year at schools and libraries. On Monday, the American Library...
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This combination photo shows, The Beatles, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and George Harrison arriving in Liverpool, England for the premiere of their movie "A Hard Day's Night," on July 10, 1964, left, a scene from the film "Apollo 11," center, and a portrait of Buster Keaton, the sad-faced comedian, in Los Angeles on Oct. 9, 1955. (AP Photo, left, CNN/Neon via AP, center, and AP Photo)
April 15, 2020 - 4:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Weeks of quarantine with kids have a way of burning through a movie collection. Even with the libraries of streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, Disney Plus and others, there are plenty of households that have already had their fill of “Frozen” and overdosed on “Onward.” In the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2018, file photo, Portland Timbers goalkeeper Jeff Attinella, center left, looks to the fans as midfielder Diego Chara (21) is consoled following their loss to Atlanta United FC in the MLS Cup championship soccer game in Atlanta. Attinella is also a children's book author, with five titles to his credit. He writes Dr. Seuss-style rhymes about his favorite sporting events, publishing them through his own company. He's now offering free downloads of the books while families are quarantining because of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland, File)
April 11, 2020 - 2:36 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jeff Attinella is unique in that he's the only MLS goalkeeper who can also say he's a children's book author, a side job that has helped earn him the nickname “Dadtinella" from the Portland Timbers faithful. He's already written five books for kids, and has even launched a...
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April 09, 2020 - 4:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Author Jason Reynolds, the country's National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, had expected his work to keep him on the road. Instead, Reynolds and the Library of Congress are among those organizing a monthly "Grab The Mic" newsletter and an online video project for kids at...
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FILE - This Jan. 26, 2020 file photo shows DJ Khaled at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Khaled, Charlie Wilson, Chance the Rapper, Kirk Franklin, Fantasia, Melvin Crispell III will perform in a special BET show that will assist people of color deal with the coronavirus. The “Saving Our Selves: A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort” broadcast special, will air on April 22 at 8 p.m. EST. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
April 08, 2020 - 5:37 pm
From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman, center, sits on the field with his daughters Mackenzie, left, and Hayden, right, before a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Washington. With baseball on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, Zimmerman occasionally will offer his thoughts via diary entries published by the AP, while waiting for the 2020 season to begin. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
April 03, 2020 - 12:08 pm
EDITOR’S NOTE: Ryan Zimmerman is a two-time All-Star infielder who has played 15 years in the majors, all with the Washington Nationals. He holds most of the team’s career hitting records, and his two homers and seven RBIs last postseason helped the Nationals win their first World Series...
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