Amanda Lee Myers, The Associated Press

Amanda Lee Myers

The Associated Press

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Amanda:

Netflix film dissects a technology-driven 'social dilemma'

A new Netflix documentary sets out to expose technology’s corrosive effects on society during a pandemic that's left people more dependent than ever on tools that keep them connected with friends, family and colleagues they can no longer meet in person → Read More

Cousin Greg’s pandemic dating song goes, ahem, viral

« Succession » actor Nicholas Braun has released a catchy new song, « Antibodies. » → Read More

'Succession' star Nicholas Braun writes a virus-influenced dating song

Actor Nicholas Braun, who plays fan favorite Cousin Greg on HBO's "Succession," has captured the fraught nature of dating during the pandemic in a catchy new punk song that started as a joke. → Read More

‘Succession’ star Nicholas Braun writes a virus dating song

Actor Nicholas Braun, who plays fan favorite Cousin Greg on HBO’s “Succession,” has created a song for the age of COVID → Read More

Phelps, Ohno open up about suicide, depression in new doc

LOS ANGELES — Athletes Stephen Scherer, Jeret Peterson and Kelly Catlin have two things in common: They all reached their dream of becoming Olympians, and they all died by suicide. Olympians are known for pushing their bodies to the extreme but much less understood are the mental and emotional rigours paving their road to greatness. … → Read More

Phelps, Ohno open up about suicide, depression in new doc

Olympians including Michael Phelps, Apolo Anton Ohno, Jeremy Bloom, Shaun White, Lolo Jones and Sasha Cohen are opening up about their mental health struggles in a new sobering documentary about suicide and depression among the world’s greatest athletes → Read More

Michael Phelps, Apolo Anton Ohno open up about suicide, depression in new doc

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Athletes Stephen Scherer, Jeret Peterson and Kelly Catlin have two things in common: They all reached their dream of becoming Olympians, and they all died by suicide. Olympians are known for pushing their bodies to the extreme but much less understood are the mental and emotional rigors paving their road to greatness. Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history,… → Read More

Michael Phelps, Ohno open up about suicide, depression in new doc

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Athletes Stephen Scherer, Jeret Peterson and Kelly Catlin have two things in common: They all reached their dream of becoming Olympians, and they all died by suicide. Olympians are known for pushing their bodies to the extreme but much less understood are the mental and emotional rigors paving their road to greatness. → Read More

‘Rebuilding Paradise’ looks at emotional toll of deadly fire

A new documentary by director Ron Howard captures a town’s tough recovery following one of the most devastating wildfires in California’s history → Read More

Celebs take to streets for historic demonstrations

Across the U.S., many celebrities have been doing far more than tweeting supportive words or issuing carefully prepared statements. → Read More

'Never Have I Ever' brings rare voice, and a newcomer, to TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Mindy Kaling was growing up in the Boston area, few classmates looked like her, and her television choices ranged from angsty white teenagers to funny white teenagers. It helps explain her latest project, the hit Netflix comedy “Never Have I Ever,” which follows Devi Vishwakumar, a first-generation Indian American teen navigating not only her culture and Hindu faith, but… → Read More

New Pa. bill may allow restaurants to sell cocktails to-go

ALTOONA, Pa. ( WTAJ) — Whether its a “Quaran-tini” or a “No-school-driver,” the PA Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association wants Governor Wolf to let you take your mixed drink to-go. Allen Butterbaugh, owner of Aviation Inn in Duncansville says “I’ve gone to selling liquor and beer to basically selling no liquor and beer.. you know […] → Read More

Witherspoon, Lovato open up on Jamil’s anti-shame podcast

Activist and actress Jameela Jamil is taking aim at shame in all forms on her new podcast → Read More

Witherspoon, Lovato open up on Jamil’s anti-shame podcast

LOS ANGELES — Reese Witherspoon says she still feels marginalized in corporate boardrooms dominated by men. Demi Lovato describes living in a “mental prison” and battling an eating disorder that was triggered by extreme bullying in middle school. Those are just some of the frank conversations on Jameela Jamil’s podcast, “I Weigh with Jameela Jamil,” … → Read More

Beloved 'Schitt's Creek' ending at its peak

After five years on TV, it seemed like "Schitt's Creek" was just starting to hit its stride. The popularity of the critically acclaimed comedy exploded when it became widely available on Netflix in 2017. With its success at its peak, co-creator Dan Levy decided it was time for it to come to an end. The last episode airs Tuesday night on Pop TV. → Read More

O’Hara says ‘Schitt’s Creek’ went beyond her expectations

In Moira Rose, Catherine O’Hara has created a character that will arguably go down as one of the best in TV history → Read More

Beloved 'Schitt's Creek' ending at its peak

After five years on TV, it seemed like “Schitt’s Creek” was just starting to hit its stride. → Read More

McGregor says ‘Star Wars’ TV series still on despite reports

Ewan McGregor says any delay in completing work on in his new Obi-Wan Kenobi “Star Wars” series will be brief and is aimed at making the show better → Read More

McGregor says ‘Star Wars’ TV series still on despite reports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ewan McGregor says any delay in completing work on in his new Obi-Wan Kenobi “Star Wars” streaming series will be brief and is aimed at making it better. McGregor addressed trade reports that the Disney Plus series had been placed on hold at an event Thursday promoting his latest film “Birds […] → Read More

McGregor says 'Star Wars' TV series still on despite reports

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ewan McGregor says any delay in completing work on in his new Obi-Wan Kenobi "Star Wars" streaming series will be brief and is aimed at making it better. McGregor addressed trade reports that the Disney Plus series had been placed on hold at an event Thursday promoting his latest film "Birds of Prey." "It's only just slid back a bit," McGregor told The Associated Press. "But… → Read More