Cher talks Donald Trump, emojis and ‘American Horror Story’

By DERRIK J. LANG AP Entertainment Writer BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Cher is not finished. The iconic singer-actress is returning to the stage next year for a series of performances on both sides of the country because, well, she can’t imagine not working, not even at 70. Despite bidding fans farewell in past tours, CherContinue reading “Cher talks Donald Trump, emojis and ‘American Horror Story’”

Jimmy Kimmel rolls out red carpet as Emmy host

By DERRIK J. LANG AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES — Jimmy Kimmel isn’t planning to use his superpowers at the Emmys. When the talk show host first emceed the ceremony four years ago, he pranked folks not watching the live telecast by bringing Tracy Morgan on stage to pretend to be unconscious. The host ofContinue reading “Jimmy Kimmel rolls out red carpet as Emmy host”

‘Star Trek’ Actors Take Series’ First VR Game for a Spin

By DERRIK J. LANG AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES — It looks like the trippiest episode of “Star Trek” ever created. On the bridge of a starship resembling the Enterprise from director J.J. Abrams’ “Trek” films, that series’ Dr. McCoy is at the engineering station frantically beaming up survivors of an attack, while former BorgContinue reading “‘Star Trek’ Actors Take Series’ First VR Game for a Spin”

Review: ‘Mirror’s Edge Catalyst’ is overdue poetry in motion

By DERRIK J. LANG AP Entertainment Writer In most first-person video games, the act of running and jumping is something a player does while shooting enemies in the face. The creators of “Mirror’s Edge” slickly subverted that overused convention in 2008 with a focus on acrobatic toes instead of trigger fingers. After a nearly decade-longContinue reading “Review: ‘Mirror’s Edge Catalyst’ is overdue poetry in motion”

From drag queens to aliens, a con for all seasons

By DERRIK J. LANG AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES — At first glance, it has all the trappings of San Diego Comic-Con. There’s a cavernous convention center devoid of daylight. Inside, it’s stuffed with thousands of fans lining up for everything from an autograph and a selfie to a slice of pizza and a soda.Continue reading “From drag queens to aliens, a con for all seasons”

Virtual Reality Check: Reporter spends week with VR system

By DERRIK J. LANG AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES — I’m no stranger to virtual reality. For the past three years, I’ve been reporting on and experiencing the evolution of modern VR at various trade shows, entertainment studios and industry events. It wasn’t until I set up the most immersive VR system on the marketContinue reading “Virtual Reality Check: Reporter spends week with VR system”