ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A promotion around the movie "The Curse of La Llorona" using traditional Mexican healers for "spiritual cleansings" before screenings of the horror film is drawing strong criticism from healers and scholars who say the stunts are offensive and demeaning.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on Roman Polanski asking a court to reinstate his film academy membership (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The film academy is standing behind its decision to expel director Roman Polanski, who has asked a court to reinstate him. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization behind the Oscars, said in a statement Friday that "the procedures taken to expel Mr. Polanski were fair and reasonable."
MONROE, Conn. (AP) - World-wide paranormal investigator and author Lorraine Warren, whose decades of ghost-hunting cases with her late husband inspired such frightening films as "The Conjuring" series and "The Amityville Horror," died. She was 92.
NEW YORK (AP) - Michelle Williams and Phil Elverum have separated less than a year after marrying. A person close to the couple who requested anonymity because they weren't authorized to comment on the matter confirmed the split Friday. It was first reported by People magazine. The 38-year-old Oscar-nominated actress and the 40-year-old musician were wed last July in upstate New York.
NEW YORK (AP) - Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Leonardo DiCaprio have joined rapper-comedian Lil Dicky on a new song and video aimed at bringing awareness to climate change and Earth Day, which is Monday. Dicky released the animated clip for the song "Earth" on Friday, where Bieber is a baboon and Grande is a zebra. The video, featuring 32 artists, also stars Ed Sheeran (koala), Miley Cyrus (elephant), Shawn Mendes (rhino), Katy Perry (pony) and Kevin Hart as Kanye West.
NEW YORK (AP) - Talk about your "Moves Like Jagger." The recovering rocker made a stealth appearance at the ballet, slipping backstage to support his partner, Melanie Hamrick, as she presented her new dance based on Rolling Stones songs.
NEW YORK (AP) - Madonna and Colombian singer Maluma will bring their new collaboration to life when they perform at next month's Billboard Music Awards. NBC and dick clark productions announced Friday the duo will sing "Medellin" at the May 1 event in Las Vegas. The song, released on Wednesday, is from Madonna's 14th album "Madame X," out June 14. She said the Latin-flavored album was inspired from living in Lisbon, Portugal, for the last few years.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" are coming back to TV, live and for one night only. Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes will star in re-creations of episodes from the influential sitcoms born in the 1970s. Norman Lear, who created "All in the Family" and its spinoff "The Jeffersons," and Jimmy Kimmel are hosting the ABC prime-time special airing next month, the network said Thursday.
PARIS (AP) - Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a police official said Thursday, as France paid a daylong tribute to the firefighters who saved the world-renowned landmark. A judicial police official told The Associated Press that investigators made an initial assessment of the cathedral Wednesday but don't have a green light to search Notre Dame's charred interior because of ongoing safety hazards.