‘All the Way’ with HBO for Bryan Cranston as LBJ

FILE - This file image released by Jeffrey Richards Associates shows Bryan Cranston portraying President Lyndon B. Johnson during a performance of "All the Way." HBO Films has acquired rights to the Tony Award-winning play, which opened earlier this year to critical and popular success while also winning Cranston the Tony as Best Actor. Robert Schenkkan will adapt his play for HBO, the company announced Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Richards Associates, Evgenia Eliseeva, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO says it’s “All the Way” with Bryan Cranston reprising his role as President Lyndon Johnson in a TV adaptation of his recent Broadway debut.

Corey Stoll enjoys ‘The Strain’ of series stardom

This image released by FX shows Corey Stoll, left, and Mia Maestro in a scene from the new series "The Strain," premiering July 13. The vampire thriller begins when a mysterious viral outbreak spreads to New York. Stoll stars as the head of a Centers for Disease Control task force battling this global threat. (AP Photo/FX, Michael Gibson)

NEW YORK (AP) — This looks dire. An airliner has landed in New York with everyone onboard apparently dead.

Rock Hall planning Everly Brothers tribute show

This July 31, 1964 file photo shows Don Everly and Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers during a performance. The Rock and Roll of Fame will honor the Everly Brothers with a tribute concert this fall. The Rock Hall announced Thursday that surviving member Don Everly will appear at the Oct. 25 event at PlayhouseSquares State Theatre in Cleveland. Phil Everly died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease earlier this year. The Everly Brothers were inducted into the Rock Hall in 1986 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001. (AP Photo, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rock and Roll of Fame will honor the Everly Brothers with a tribute concert this fall.

Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, file photo, Chet Kanojia, founder and CEO of television-over-the-Internet service Aereo, Inc., shows a tablet displaying his company's technology, in New York. After the Supreme Court's ruling against the company, Aereo is now using the high court's own language to force broadcasters to treat it just like other cable TV companies. In Aereos view, that means broadcasters must license its signals to Aereo under a 1976 copyright law. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Aereo, the television-over-the-Internet service that suspended operations after the Supreme Court ruled against it, is refusing to disband for good.

ABC says O’Donnell is back on ‘The View’

FILE - This Jan. 31, 2014 file photo shows television personality Rosie O'Donnell attends "Howard Stern's Birthday Bash," presented by SiriusXM in New York. ABC said Thursday, July 10, 2014, that O'Donnell will return to "The View," whose couch is nearly empty with the on-air retirement of show creator Barbara Walters and impending departures of Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Rosie O’Donnell will return to ABC’s “The View” this September for a most unexpected second act.

‘Game of Thrones’ earns a leading 19 Emmy nods

This publicity image released by Starz shows Rebecca Ferguson, left, and Max Irons, in "The White Queen," nominated Thursday, July 10, 2014 for an Emmy Award for best miniseries. The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented Aug. 25 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Starz, Ed Miller)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emmy voters may need to steel themselves to sort through this year’s top nominees: a macabre, medieval-style tale; a meth kingpin and his violent downfall; a bleak mystery about

A summer without swagger for Hollywood

This photo released by Paramount Pictures shows Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager, in the film, "Transformers: Age of Extinction." Hollywoods summer at the box office isnt just missing nearly 20 percent of last summers revenue. Its lacking swagger. Many of the blockbusters have seen revenue quickly tumble after the first weekend or two. Paramounts Transformers _ the biggest movie of the summer _ nosedived 63 percent in its second weekend. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Andrew Cooper)

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood’s summer at the box office isn’t just missing nearly 20 percent of last summer’s revenue. It’s lacking swagger.

Comedy repeats itself: Monty Python troupe back at it

From left, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones of the comedy group Monty Python pose for photographers during a photo call in London Monday, June 30, 2014, to promote their reunion for a series of concerts. The group had its first big success with the Monty Python's Flying Circus TV show, which ran from 1969 until 1974, winning fans around the world with its bizarre sketches. (Photo by John Phillips Invision/AP Images)

By JILL LAWLESS

Associated Press

LONDON — Comedy is a bit like history. It repeats itself, and what started out as satire can mellow into farce.

20th annual Essence Fest kicks off in New Orleans

FILE - In this July 2, 2004 file photo, Prince performs during the 10th Anniversary Essence Music Festival Friday, at the dome in New Orleans. It's been 20 years since Essence magazine first brought its "party with a purpose" to New Orleans and organizers say this year's goal is more, more, more. Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Communications Inc., said the team began planning the 2014 celebration of black culture and R&B music 14 months ago. (AP Photo/The Times-Picayune, Brett Duke, File) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; USA TODAY OUT; THE BATON ROUGE ADVOCATE OUT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Music lovers danced under a hot bright sun Thursday — some with umbrellas in hand — to the rhythms of Corey Henry’s Treme Funket brass band on the bank of the Mississippi River,

Dancing the night away

South Korea dancers perform the Idaho International Summerfest in this file photograph, formerly known as the International Dance and Music Festival. Post Register file / Robert Bower

After 28 years, the Idaho International Summerfest has gone through some changes.

After Aereo, what’s next for Internet TV?

FILE - This file image provided by Aereo shows a streaming broadcast of Bob the Builder on the New York PBS station, WNET 13. Just because Aereo's business model has been shot down by the Supreme Court, that doesn't mean customers' desire for a better TV experience has gone away. (AP Photo/Aereo, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Supreme Court shot down Aereo’s business model this week, but that doesn’t mean customers’ desire for a better TV experience is gone.

Phil Collins donates revolution artifacts to Alamo

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2010 file photo, musician Phil Collins poses for a portrait in New York. Collins was scheduled to the Alamo on Thursday June 25, 2014 to announce that he is donating his collection of artifacts from the Alamo to the former mission and Texas revolutionary fort. (AP Photo/Victoria Will, file)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Remember the Alamo? Phil Collins sure does.

Jackson remains a provider 5 years after his death

In this March 5, 2009 photo, Michael Jackson announces that he is set to play ten live concerts at the London O2 Arena in July, which he announced at a press conference at the London O2 Arena. Five years after Jackson’s untimely death at age 50, the singer remains a pop culture powerhouse, proving to be just as big a moneymaker in death as in life. Jacksons death returned him to the top of the record charts and quickly generated hundreds of millions of dollars through deals for new albums and a movie created from his final rehearsals for his planned “This Is It” comeback concerts. (AP Photo / Joel Ryan)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s been five years since Michael Jackson died, yet his career is more alive than it has been in decades.

Film review: More is less in overstuffed ‘Think’ sequel

This photo released by Sony Pictures shows Kevin Hart, center, as Cedric in a scene from Screen Gems' "Think Like A Man Too." (AP Photo/Sony Pictures, Matt Kennedy)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Based on Steve Harvey’s best-selling, comic relationship advice tome “Act Like a Lady,” ”Think Like a Man,” was a box-office hit two years ago, so it’s not surprising that it’s b

Film review: Eastwood’s ‘Jersey Boys’ catchy but uneven

This photo released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows, from left, John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli, Erich Bergen as Bob Gaudio, Vincent Piazza as Tommy DeVito, and Michael Lomenda as Nick Massi in Warner Bros. Pictures' musical "Jersey Boys," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (AP Photo/Courtesy Warner Bros., Keith Bernstein)

You don’t have to be middle-aged, or even an adult, to know songs like “Sherry,” ”Big Girls Don’t Cry,” and “Walk Like a Man.” Sure, they’re ’60s-era hits by The Four Seasons, but they’ve become su

Jane Lynch pulls off her tracksuit to go cabaret

FILE - This Jan. 19, 2014 file photo shows actress Jane Lynch at the NBC/Universal Winter 2014 TCA in Pasadena, Calif. The Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winner makes her nightclub debut Wednesday, June 18, with a four-night stand in front of a three-piece band at 54 Below, a New York club in the cellar of what was a notorious, coke-fueled disco in the 1970s. (Photo by Richard Shotwell Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Jane Lynch has zipped off the tracksuit and left the Cheerios behind. The “Glee” star is going cabaret.

Hill, Tatum enjoy great comic timing

In this Thursday, June 5, 2014 co-stars Channing Tatum, left, and Jonah Hill, right, pose for a portrait in promotion of their new film "22 Jump Street," in New York. The film releases in the U.S. on Friday, June 13, 2014. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP))

NEW YORK — The comic duo of Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill began with an intentionally bad idea.

O.J. spectacle nearing 20 year anniversary

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 1995 file photo, police line up opposite crowds outside the Los Angeles Criminal Courts building, after O.J. Simpson was acquitted in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Endowed with cameras in the courtroom, the trail was the first big TV trial and was labeled the "Trial of the Century," (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

NEW YORK — O.J. TV was a national pastime.

Beer Fest marks 20th anniversary Saturday

Thousands of people gather to take part in the 16th annual Mountain Brewers Beer Fest Jun. 5, 2010. This year, event organizers are expecting over 7,000 people to attend. Post Register File / Monte LaOrange

For Bryan Wells, the nearly five-hour drive from Elko, Nev., to Idaho Falls is an adventure he wouldn’t dare miss — not when the destination is the 2oth annual Mountain Brewers Beer Fest.

Review: ‘Million Ways’ is Seth’s take on Western

This image released by Universal Pictures shows, from left, Amanda Seyfried, Neil Patrick Harris, Seth MacFarlane and Charlize Theron in a scene from "A Million Ways to Die in the West." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seth MacFarlane might’ve picked a safer place to make his lead-acting debut than “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” his directorial follow-up to 2012’s surprisingly successful

Maya Angelou remembered for her universal appeal

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2008 file photo, poet Maya Angelou smiles at an event in Washington. Angelou, author of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," has died, Wake Forest University said Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

NEW YORK — You didn’t have to love books or share her background or even know a lot about Maya Angelou to feel that she somehow knew a lot about you.

Eels on Perry: We didn’t know if he would show

FILE - This Sept. 26, 2011 file photo shows singer Steve Perry at the Lifetime and Sony Pictures Television premiere screening "Five" at Skylight SoHo in New York. Perry played with Mark Oliver Everett's band Eels at their show in St. Paul, Minnesota on Monday, May 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

NEW YORK — When Steve Perry performed alongside the Eels this week — a first for the reclusive singer in two decades — the band’s frontman wasn’t even sure it would happen.

ARTI closes season with dark comedy, ‘The Lyons’

Garret Caudle, playing Curtis Lyons, and Lexie French, as his mother, Rita Lyons, rehearse a scene from “The Lyons” on Monday evening at The Phoenix theater on Broadway in Idaho Falls. In the background are Emily Kvamme, playing Lisa Lyons, and Lynn Crowley, playing the family patriarch, Ben Lyons, who is dying of cancer. The Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Idaho production opens June 6. Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com

Dealing with a death in the family is never easy.

For the fictional Lyons family, the situation becomes even more difficult because of their constant bickering and personal problems.

Jolie talks Maleficent, mastectomy, kidnap victims

This June 14, 2012 image released by Disney Enterprises, Inc., shows actress Angelina Jolie in the title role of "Maleficent," the villain from the 1959 classic "Sleeping Beauty." The film releases in theaters in the U.S. on May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Disney Enterprises, Inc., Greg Williams)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie may be Hollywood royalty. But she’s no princess, and has never been a fan of the Disney variety.

“I found them quite dull,” the actress says.

Hamm plays it nice in new movie

This photo released by Disney Enterprises, Inc. shows Jon Hamm, right, as sports agent JB Bernstein in a scene from the Walt Disney Pictures' "Million Dollar Arm." The movie releases in U.S. theaters on Friday, May 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Disney Enterprises, Inc., Ron Phillips)

By JESSICA HERNDON

AP film writer

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