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  • Taylor Swift's father safe after fight with burglar

    ...- Associated Press
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Taylor Swift's father recently fought a burglar who broke into his $4 million Florida penthouse, a newspaper is reporting. The Tampa Bay Times said that Scott Swift returned to his home in the Vinoy Place Towers in St. Petersburg on Jan. 17 just moments after 30-year-old Terrence Hoover used an emergency escape stairwell to climb 13 floors to enter it. The men fought before Hoover ran away, the paper reports, citing police records.
  • Company designs Disney Princess-inspired wedding dresses

    ...- Lizandra Portal
    Allure Bridals is hoping to make weddings a little more magical with new wedding dress designs inspired by Disney Princesses. The collection, called Disney Fairy Tale Weddings, was announced on Valentine's Day and will include 16 total styles in a variety of silhouettes and fabric to "capture the style and spirit of Disney Princess characters. " Allure Bridals is hoping to make weddings a little more magical with new wedding dress designs inspired by Disney Princesses. (Disney)
  • British DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall dies at 56

    ...- The Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — British music producer and DJ Andrew Weatherall, who helped bring the underground sounds of acid house to a mass audience, has died. He was 56. Weatherall’s management said in a statement that he died Monday in a London hospital from a pulmonary embolism. “He was being treated in hospital but unfortunately the blood clot reached his heart. His death was swift and peaceful,” the statement said.
  • All-Star weekend, as expected, was about honoring Kobe

    ...- TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer
    It has become one of the NBA's most revered traditions: On the morning of the NBA All-Star Game, the league pays tribute to retired players with what is called the Legends Brunch. It brings together about 3,000 guests, and every year a recent retiree with ties to the game's host city is honored. When the game was in Los Angeles two years ago, the NBA wanted to honor Kobe Bryant. He declined. He couldn't attend. His reason: his daughter Gianna Bryant had a game that morning.
  • Kendall Jenner headlines London Fashion Week's Burberry show

    ...- The Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Kendall Jenner and fellow super models unveiled Burberry's new season designs at London Fashion Week on Monday, a collection that spanned everything from classic and ladylike to sexy, preppy and street-smart. That approach — showcasing designs tailored to diverse tastes — may now be particularly important to the luxury heritage fashion brand, which has recently reported a significant dent in its business in China, a key market, due to the virus outbreak.
  • 'Sonic' speeds to $57M debut; 'Parasite' sees big Oscar bump

    ...- JAKE COYLE | AP Film Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — The redesigned "Sonic the Hedgehog" showed plenty of teeth at the box office, speeding to a $57 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, while "Parasite" saw one of the largest post-Oscars bumps in years following its best picture win. Paramount Pictures' "Sonic the Hedgehog" came in well above expectations, especially for a movie that just months ago was a laughing stock.
  • He's still standing: Elton John to finish Down Under tour

    ...- Associated Press
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Elton John intends to play his remaining shows in New Zealand and Australia, his tour promoters said Monday, a day after illness caused the singer to lose his voice and cut short a performance. Video clips posted online by fans at Sunday night's performance showed John breaking down in tears as he told the cheering crowd he couldn't go on any longer. The 72-year-old singer said he had walking pneumonia and was assisted off stage.
  • Dale Jr. alters approach to flying after scary plane crash

    ...- MARK LONG | AP Sports Writer
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent decades taking risks on the track and in the air. He's trying to minimize both these days. Earnhardt said Sunday before the Daytona 500 that he's changed his approach to flying following a harrowing crash landing near Bristol Motor Speedway last August. Earnhardt, his wife Amy, daughter Isla, dog and two pilots escaped the fiery jet in east Tennessee. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Writer AE Hotchner, friend to Hemingway, Newman, dead at 102

    ...- HILLEL ITALIE | AP National Writer
    A. E. Hotchner, a well-traveled author, playwright and gadabout whose street smarts and famous pals led to a loving, but litigated memoir of Ernest Hemingway, business adventures with Paul Newman and a book about his Depression-era childhood that became a Steven Soderbergh film, died Saturday at age 102. FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2019, file photo, Ernest Hemingway's close friend and biographer, A. E. Hotchner, talks about his friendship with Hemingway at his home in Westport, Conn. A. E.
  • 'Parasite' director Bong greeted by applause in South Korea

    ...- Associated Press
    INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Director Bong Joon-ho smiled and waved at a waiting crowd on Sunday as he arrived home in South Korea, his first trip back since he won four Oscars for his movie "Parasite," including the award for Best Picture. The crowd clapped and cheered as Bong walked out of the arrivals gate at Incheon International Airport. "It's been a long journey in the United States and I'm pleased that it got wrapped up nicely," Bong said, speaking in Korean.
  • Lynn Cohen, who played Magda in 'Sex and the City,' dies

    ...- Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Lynn Cohen, an actress best known for playing the plainspoken housekeeper and nanny Magda in "Sex and the City," has died. She was 86. Cohen died Friday in New York City, said her manager, Josh Pultz. Additional details were not immediately available. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Cohen had a long and diverse career as a stage, film and television performer. Her dozens of credits ranged from "Nurse Jackie" and "The Marvelous Mrs.
  • Boyfriend of British TV presenter heartbroken by her death

    ...- PAN PYLAS | Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — The boyfriend of Caroline Flack, the British TV host for the controversial reality show "Love Island," said Sunday that his "heart is broken" at her death as criticism swelled at her treatment by some British media. Flack, 40, was found dead Saturday at her home in east London after taking her own life, according to a family lawyer.
  • Ex-'Love Island' host Caroline Flack found dead in London

    ...- JILL LAWLESS Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Caroline Flack, a British television presenter who hosted the controversial reality TV show “Love Island,” has died at age 40, her family said Saturday. “We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today, the 15th of February,” the family said in a statement. A family lawyer said Flack had killed herself and was found in her London apartment.
  • 3 shot at eatery owned by Kandi Burruss of 'Real Housewives'

    ...- Associated Press
    EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) — Three people were shot and wounded on Valentine's Day at a restaurant just outside Atlanta that's owned by singer and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss. A man entered the Old Lady Gang restaurant on Friday night and targeted another man, East Point police Capt. Allyn Glover told news outlets. Police say two bystanders were also shot, and all three shooting victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
  • The First Fan: Obama appears at All-Star NBA Cares event

    ...- TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer
    CHICAGO (AP) — Zion Williamson and Trae Young are used to meeting fans who are typically a bit nervous during those interactions. This was different. This time, they were nervous to meet the fan.
  • Taylor Swift's father safe after fight with burglar

    ...- Associated Press
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Taylor Swift's father recently fought a burglar who broke into his $4 million Florida penthouse, a newspaper is reporting. The Tampa Bay Times said that Scott Swift returned to his home in the Vinoy Place Towers in St. Petersburg on Jan. 17 just moments after 30-year-old Terrence Hoover used an emergency escape stairwell to climb 13 floors to enter it. The men fought before Hoover ran away, the paper reports, citing police records.
  • Company designs Disney Princess-inspired wedding dresses

    ...- Lizandra Portal
    Allure Bridals is hoping to make weddings a little more magical with new wedding dress designs inspired by Disney Princesses. The collection, called Disney Fairy Tale Weddings, was announced on Valentine's Day and will include 16 total styles in a variety of silhouettes and fabric to "capture the style and spirit of Disney Princess characters. " Allure Bridals is hoping to make weddings a little more magical with new wedding dress designs inspired by Disney Princesses. (Disney)
  • British DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall dies at 56

    ...- The Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — British music producer and DJ Andrew Weatherall, who helped bring the underground sounds of acid house to a mass audience, has died. He was 56. Weatherall’s management said in a statement that he died Monday in a London hospital from a pulmonary embolism. “He was being treated in hospital but unfortunately the blood clot reached his heart. His death was swift and peaceful,” the statement said.
  • All-Star weekend, as expected, was about honoring Kobe

    ...- TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer
    It has become one of the NBA's most revered traditions: On the morning of the NBA All-Star Game, the league pays tribute to retired players with what is called the Legends Brunch. It brings together about 3,000 guests, and every year a recent retiree with ties to the game's host city is honored. When the game was in Los Angeles two years ago, the NBA wanted to honor Kobe Bryant. He declined. He couldn't attend. His reason: his daughter Gianna Bryant had a game that morning.
  • Kendall Jenner headlines London Fashion Week's Burberry show

    ...- The Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Kendall Jenner and fellow super models unveiled Burberry's new season designs at London Fashion Week on Monday, a collection that spanned everything from classic and ladylike to sexy, preppy and street-smart. That approach — showcasing designs tailored to diverse tastes — may now be particularly important to the luxury heritage fashion brand, which has recently reported a significant dent in its business in China, a key market, due to the virus outbreak.
  • 'Sonic' speeds to $57M debut; 'Parasite' sees big Oscar bump

    ...- JAKE COYLE | AP Film Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — The redesigned "Sonic the Hedgehog" showed plenty of teeth at the box office, speeding to a $57 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, while "Parasite" saw one of the largest post-Oscars bumps in years following its best picture win. Paramount Pictures' "Sonic the Hedgehog" came in well above expectations, especially for a movie that just months ago was a laughing stock.
  • He's still standing: Elton John to finish Down Under tour

    ...- Associated Press
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Elton John intends to play his remaining shows in New Zealand and Australia, his tour promoters said Monday, a day after illness caused the singer to lose his voice and cut short a performance. Video clips posted online by fans at Sunday night's performance showed John breaking down in tears as he told the cheering crowd he couldn't go on any longer. The 72-year-old singer said he had walking pneumonia and was assisted off stage.
  • Dale Jr. alters approach to flying after scary plane crash

    ...- MARK LONG | AP Sports Writer
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent decades taking risks on the track and in the air. He's trying to minimize both these days. Earnhardt said Sunday before the Daytona 500 that he's changed his approach to flying following a harrowing crash landing near Bristol Motor Speedway last August. Earnhardt, his wife Amy, daughter Isla, dog and two pilots escaped the fiery jet in east Tennessee. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Writer AE Hotchner, friend to Hemingway, Newman, dead at 102

    ...- HILLEL ITALIE | AP National Writer
    A. E. Hotchner, a well-traveled author, playwright and gadabout whose street smarts and famous pals led to a loving, but litigated memoir of Ernest Hemingway, business adventures with Paul Newman and a book about his Depression-era childhood that became a Steven Soderbergh film, died Saturday at age 102. FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2019, file photo, Ernest Hemingway's close friend and biographer, A. E. Hotchner, talks about his friendship with Hemingway at his home in Westport, Conn. A. E.
  • 'Parasite' director Bong greeted by applause in South Korea

    ...- Associated Press
    INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Director Bong Joon-ho smiled and waved at a waiting crowd on Sunday as he arrived home in South Korea, his first trip back since he won four Oscars for his movie "Parasite," including the award for Best Picture. The crowd clapped and cheered as Bong walked out of the arrivals gate at Incheon International Airport. "It's been a long journey in the United States and I'm pleased that it got wrapped up nicely," Bong said, speaking in Korean.
  • Lynn Cohen, who played Magda in 'Sex and the City,' dies

    ...- Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Lynn Cohen, an actress best known for playing the plainspoken housekeeper and nanny Magda in "Sex and the City," has died. She was 86. Cohen died Friday in New York City, said her manager, Josh Pultz. Additional details were not immediately available. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Cohen had a long and diverse career as a stage, film and television performer. Her dozens of credits ranged from "Nurse Jackie" and "The Marvelous Mrs.
  • Boyfriend of British TV presenter heartbroken by her death

    ...- PAN PYLAS | Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — The boyfriend of Caroline Flack, the British TV host for the controversial reality show "Love Island," said Sunday that his "heart is broken" at her death as criticism swelled at her treatment by some British media. Flack, 40, was found dead Saturday at her home in east London after taking her own life, according to a family lawyer.
  • Ex-'Love Island' host Caroline Flack found dead in London

    ...- JILL LAWLESS Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Caroline Flack, a British television presenter who hosted the controversial reality TV show “Love Island,” has died at age 40, her family said Saturday. “We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today, the 15th of February,” the family said in a statement. A family lawyer said Flack had killed herself and was found in her London apartment.
  • 3 shot at eatery owned by Kandi Burruss of 'Real Housewives'

    ...- Associated Press
    EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) — Three people were shot and wounded on Valentine's Day at a restaurant just outside Atlanta that's owned by singer and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss. A man entered the Old Lady Gang restaurant on Friday night and targeted another man, East Point police Capt. Allyn Glover told news outlets. Police say two bystanders were also shot, and all three shooting victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
  • The First Fan: Obama appears at All-Star NBA Cares event

    ...- TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer
    CHICAGO (AP) — Zion Williamson and Trae Young are used to meeting fans who are typically a bit nervous during those interactions. This was different. This time, they were nervous to meet the fan.
  • Reworked charges in Chicago cite another R. Kelly accuser

    ...- MICHAEL TARM, AP Legal Affairs Writer
    CHICAGO (AP) — An updated federal indictment against R. Kelly filed Friday in Chicago includes sex abuse allegations involving a new accuser, adding to the jailed singer's mounting legal challenges across three states. The 26-page superseding indictment does not add more charges against Kelly. It includes multiple counts of child pornography, much like the original July indictment. The filing refers to the new accuser as "Minor 6" but no longer includes any reference to a "Minor 2.
  • The Force behind the stories: Lucasfilm Press editors on expanding 'Star Wars' universe

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV
    While talking with Lucasfilm Press about their new and upcoming titles “The Galaxy Needs You” and “R2-D2 is LOST! ” the idea of talking with Jennifer Heddle and Caitlin Kennedy, members of the Disney Lucasfilm Press editorial team who oversee novels, comic books and roleplaying games, was brought up. I’d never interviewed an editor before, but I was interested in understanding the strategy and process of building the off-screen aspects of the "Star Wars" narrative. I couldn’t say no.
  • New 'Stranger Things' trailer hints at the return of someone missing

    ...- WSBT 22
    The first teaser for Stranger Things Season 4 has been released! Like a true teaser, it doesn't give away much, but definitely shows that the world of Stranger Things has now gone far beyond the small town of Hawkins, Indiana. See it for yourself:The best part? As many fans have already been guessing based on the post-credit scene in the finale of season 3, Chief Jim Hopper (David Harbour) is back. And bald.
  • National Black News Channel makes debut

    ...- BRENDAN FARRINGTON, The Associated Press
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former U. S. Rep. J. C. Watts was beaming like a proud parent as he talked about the launch of Black News Channel — a project he's worked on for years to create what's now the nation's only 24-hour news network aimed at African Americans. He was sitting at the network's Tallahassee studio with Gary Wordlaw, head of news and programming, watching a countdown clock as the network prepared to go live.
  • Prosecutor: Weinstein saw victims as 'complete disposables'

    ...- MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein considered himself such a big shot in Hollywood that he thought he could get away with treating aspiring actresses like "complete disposables," a prosecutor told a jury in closing arguments Friday at his New York City rape trial. "The universe is run by me and they don't get to complain when they get stepped on, spit on, demoralized and, yes, raped and abused by me — the king," Joan Illuzzi-Orbon said, mimicking Weinstein.
  • Rep. Dan Crenshaw to combine memoir, advice in upcoming book

    ...- The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Dan Crenshaw , the Texas Republican, has a book out in April. The former Navy SEAL's book is called "Fortitude" and will combine personal memories and "no-nonsense" advice as Crenshaw addresses today's growing political and cultural divisions, Hachette imprint Twelve announced Friday.
  • Gayle King accepts Snoop Dogg's apology for rant over Kobe

    ...- DAVID BAUDER | AP Media Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Gayle King says she accepts Snoop Dogg's apology, and the CBS anchor says she's sorry that her interview last week added to the pain of people grieving over Kobe Bryant's death. FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2019, file photo, television journalist Gayle King attends the world premiere of Apple TV+'s "The Morning Show" at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, in New York.
  • Smollett case could complicate career of top prosecutor

    ...- MICHAEL TARM AP Legal Affairs Writer
    CHICAGO (AP) — The decision by a grand jury torestore charges against Jussie Smollett could jeopardize the career of the first black woman to hold Chicago's top law enforcement job. The indictment drew a stinging public response from Kim Foxx, who quickly raised the specter of a conspiracy against her.
  • Review: Live action 'Sonic the Hedgehog' fails to find its stride

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV Staff
    Sonic the Hedgehog. 2. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Jeff Fowler. Writers: Patrick Casey, Josh Miller, Yuji Naka, Naoto Ohshima, Hirokazu Yasuhara. Starring: Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, James Marsden. Genre: Action, Adventure. Rated: PG for action, some violence, rude humor and brief mild language. Sonic (Ben Schwartz) in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG from Paramount Pictures and Sega. (Photo: Paramount Pictures, Sega of America)
  • Jennifer Hudson set for Kobe Bryant tribute at All-Star Game

    ...- TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer
    CHICAGO (AP) — Jennifer Hudson is coming to the All-Star Game to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant with her voice. The NBA has released a list of entertainers headed to All-Star weekend, the group headlined by Hudson — the two-time Grammy winner and Oscar winner — who, just before Sunday night's player introductions, will perform a special tribute to Bryant, his daughter Gianna and the seven other victims of the helicopter crash that took their lives in Southern California on Jan. 26.
  • New exhibit examines ballet's lasting influence on fashion

    ...- JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — A crowning jewel of the new exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology is a feathered white tutu. It may look, to the untrained eye, like any ballet costume. It is, however, anything but. Worn by the iconic Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova in her most famous role, the Dying Swan, the tutu contains 1,537 feathers. Curators at the Museum at FIT know this because the feathers had to be counted to get the tutu through the permit process to arrive in the United States, from Britain.
  • Kaepernick to release memoir through his publishing company

    ...- The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Colin Kaepernick can add author and publisher to his resume. The former NFL quarterback who knelt during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality announced Thursday he's writing a memoir through his own publishing company. It's called Kaepernick Publishing, and the audio version of the as yet untitled book is due this year. It will be available through Audible, a subsidiary of Amazon.
  • Bieber says fear led him to stay away from music

    ...- The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber admits getting back in the studio to record his first album in five years wasn't easy. “I was dealing with a lot of fear,” the singer told Zane Lowe in an interview with Apple Music, to be released on Saturday. "Just was afraid of, at that point, just even the process; what am I going to talk about again, is it gonna be received. I'm starting to compare with other artists. ” Justin Bieber arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Justin Bieber: Seasons," Monday, Jan.
  • Darius Rucker's 'Wagon Wheel' keeps rolling

    ...- Kristin M. Hall Associated Press
    NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP) — Country singer Darius Rucker couldn’t quite believe it when he was surprised this week with the news that his song “Wagon Wheel” was certified eight times platinum, making it one of the top five most popular country singles ever. On Wednesday, Rucker stopped by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to see his items in an exhibit, but his label, Universal Music Group Nashville, surprised him with a plaque featuring eight platinum-colored records.
  • Weinstein lawyer: Prosecutors have a 'tale,' not a case

    ...- TOM HAYS, JENNIFER PELTZ,and MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyer told jurors Thursday that prosecutors in the rape case against him were acting like moviemakers, creating a world where "women are not responsible" for how they interact with men. Harvey Weinstein defense attorneys Donna Rotunno and Arthur Aidala, arrive at court in his rape trial, in New York, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
  • Snoop Dogg apologizes to Gayle King for rant over Bryant

    ...- NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | AP Entertainment Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — After days of blistering criticism, Snoop Dogg has finally apologized to Gayle King for attacking her over her interview with former basketball star Lisa Leslie about the late Kobe Bryant. "Two wrongs don't make no right. when you're wrong, you gotta fix it," he said in an Instagram post on Wednesday. "So with that being said, Gayle King, I publicly tore you down by coming at you in a derogatory manner based off of emotions of me being angry at a question you asked.
  • Kobe Bryant, daughter buried in Southern California cemetery

    ...- By STEFANIE DAZIO | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were buried Friday in a cemetery near the family's Southern California home, according to death certificates. Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona del Mar features meticulous landscaping, open courtyards and fountains that “express the joy of living," according to its website. Actor John Wayne, who died in 1979, also is buried there. The Bryants and seven others were killed in a Jan. 26 helicopter crash.
  • Michael Kors reminds that staying in can be chic, glamorous

    ...- KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Kors is so over leggings and sports bras. He used Wednesday's fall collection as a reminder that staying in and cozying up by the fire can still be chic and glamorous. Blake Lively, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Issa Rae and Anna Wintour sat in the front row at the star-studded event held on the final day of New York Fashion Week.
  • Two-time Emmy-nominated actress Paula Kelly has died at 77

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress, singer and dancer Paula Kelly, who earned an Emmy Award nomination on the sitcom "Night Court" and co-starred with Chita Rivera and Shirley MacLaine in the film "Sweet Charity," has died. She was 77. Kelly died Sunday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to Los Angeles' Ebony Repertory Theatre.
  • Poodle perfection: Siba wins best in show at Westminster

    ...- BEN WALKER AP Sports Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Primped and poised, Siba the standard poodle owned the ring. Even with the crowd at Madison Square Garden chanting for a popular golden retriever, the statuesque Siba strutted off with best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night. Adorned with black puffs and pompoms, the 3-year-old Siba was the absolute picture of what many see as the epitome of a show dog. Not everyone shared that view.
  • Report: Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna have been laid to rest in a private funeral

    ...- Falycia Campbell
    Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant have been laid to rest during a private funeral, according to ET. The private funeral service was held in Corona Del Mar, California on February 7. The NBA legend and his daughter died in a helicopter crash, alongside seven others two weeks ago. Kobe is survived by his wife, Vanessa Bryant, and three daughters, Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 7 months.
  • Prabal Gurung celebrates the churning creative energy of NYC

    ...- LEANNE ITALIE AP Entertainment Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — In celebration of the grit and eclectic glamour of his adopted New York City, Prabal Gurung staged his New York Fashion Week show Tuesday night at the famed Rainbow Room high above Midtown with his favorite street musician on a piano emblazoned with the message: "This Machine Kills Fascists. " Designer Prabal Gurung makes an appearance at the end of his FW20 collection event during Fashion Week, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
  • NBA All-Star Weekend nears, and Kobe will be at the forefront

    ...- TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer
    Kobe Bryant will be announced Friday at All-Star Weekend in Chicago as one of the finalists for this year’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction class, which isn’t a secret and never was. Bryant always was a lock to be a first-ballot pick. Fellow first-time nominees Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett will almost certainly also be among those announced Friday as finalists.
  • German filmmaker Vilsmaier, known for 'Stalingrad,' dies

    ...- Associated Press
    BERLIN (AP) — Joseph Vilsmaier, a German filmmaker whose striking portrayal of the Battle of Stalingrad brought home the horrors of war to a new generation, has died. He was 81. His agent confirmed Wednesday that Vilsmaier "died peacefully at his home" in Bavaria on Tuesday. Vilsmaier's 1993 film "Stalingrad" painted a grim picture of the fate of a group of Wehrmacht soldiers sent to the eastern front in 1942 to fight what would become a losing battle against the Soviet Army.
  • Impasse at Jewish museum in Warsaw approaches turning point

    ...- VANESSA GERA Associated Press
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A long stalemate over the future independence of Warsaw's landmark Jewish history museum is building toward a crucial turning point after the former director — who won a competition for a second term but whom Poland's populist government refuses to reinstate — offered to renounce the job.
  • Actor Jussie Smollett faces new charges

    ...- The Associated Press
    CHICAGO (AP) — A grand jury returned a six-count indictment accusing actor Jussie Smollett of lying to Chicago police, a special prosecutor announced Tuesday. The charges stem from Smollett's assertion that he was the target of a racist and homophobic attack in January 2019. Special prosecutor Dan Webb issued a statement announcing the indictment.
  • Puppy love: Westminster dog at the heart of a human romance

    ...- JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a love story that all starts with Spuds MacKenzie. And this tale of puppy love — and human romance — gets a new chapter under the TV lights at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show Tuesday night. It's the first time there for a bull terrier named Vinny with owner Grace Thomas handling him. “I guess when you’re passionate about it, it works,” said Thomas, who’s among a minority of people showing their own dogs at Westminster who haven't made a career of dog handling.
  • 'American Dirt' missteps lead publishing industry to review diversity effort

    ...- HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press
    As debate rages around “American Dirt,” the bestselling novel criticized for its portrait of Mexican life and culture, publishers are pledging to change a historically white industry as critics question whether it can truly transform. Diversity has been an issue in publishing for years, but perhaps never so urgently as in the past few weeks, when Mexican American authors and others have cited “American Dirt” as evidence of a publishing culture where white voices are valued above others.
  • Review: Ferrell miscast in painfully dull 'Downhill'

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV Staff
    Downhill. 2 out of 5 Stars. Director: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash. Writer: Jesse Armstrong, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, Ruben Östlund. Starring: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Will Ferrell, Miranda Otto. Genre: Comedy, Drama. Rated: R for language and some sexual material. Alex MacQueen, Miranda Otto, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell in the film DOWNHILL. Photo by Jaap Buitendijk. 2020 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved (Photo: Searchlight)
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala dies at 78

    ...- MOGOMOTSI MAGOME Associated Press
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The founder of the South African multi-Grammy-Award-winning music group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Joseph Shabalala, has died at age 78, the group and the government announced Tuesday. Shabalala died at a hospital in the capital, Pretoria, Tuesday morning, his family told local media. He was globally known for his leadership of the choral group founded in 1964 that shot to world acclaim, collaborating with Paul Simon on the “Graceland” album and many other artists.
  • Not in the script at rape trial: Weinstein on witness stand

    ...- MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS, The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — The defense rested its case Tuesday in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial without him testifying, setting the stage for closing arguments in a landmark #MeToo trial punctuated by graphic testimony from six of the disgraced Hollywood mogul’s accusers. As expected, Weinstein chose not to take the witness stand, avoiding the risk of having prosecutors grill him on cross-examination.
  • Queen's grandson Peter Phillips and wife Autumn to divorce

    ...- The Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Peter Phillips, the eldest grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, and his wife Autumn are divorcing after 12 years of marriage. The couple said in a statement Tuesday that the separation was sad but amicable. They plan to share custody of daughters Savannah, 9 and Isla, 7. The 42-year-old Phillips is the son of Princess Anne and will be the first of the queen's eight grandchildren to divorce.
  • Oscars 'In Memoriam' leaves out Luke Perry, Cameron Boyce, other stars

    ...- Sinclair Broadcast Group
    Several stars were left out of the Oscars "In Memoriam" segment Sunday night which honored the actors, producers, writers and artists lost in the previous year. The most notable snubs were actors Luke Perry, who starred in the television series"Beverly Hills, 90210" and was in the Oscar-winning film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," and Cameron Boyce, who starred in Disney's "Descendents. " Perry died last year at age 52 following a stroke and Boyce died of epilepsy at age 20.
  • Oscars viewership plunges to record low

    ...- The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — ABC's telecast of the Academy Awards hit an all-time low in the ratings, with 23. 6 million people tuning in to see "Parasite" named best picture. The Nielsen company says that's down from the 29. 6 million people who watched the show last year. The previous low for the Oscars came in 2018, when 26. 5 million people watched. The Oscars moved up its telecast a couple of weeks earlier than it has usually been, but that clearly didn't entice viewers.
  • Obama-backed documentary on Ohio factory wins Academy Award

    ...- Mark Kennedy, Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscar for best feature-length documentary has gone to "American Factory," the first documentary released by Barack and Michelle Obama's production company. The Netflix film is about an Ohio auto glass factory that is run by a Chinese investor. It explores many issues, including the rights of workers, globalization and automation. "American Factory" beat out "Honeyland," "The Cave," "The Edge of Democracy" and "For Sama.
  • 'Never happened': Model denies trapping Weinstein accuser

    ...- MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — In the strongest defense testimony yet, a Mexican model on Monday denied a Harvey Weinstein accuser's claim that she stood by and did nothing while the once-powerful movie mogul sexually assaulted the woman at a Beverly Hills hotel in 2013. "Never happened," Claudia Salinas told jurors Monday at Weinstein's rape trial in New York City, forcefully repudiating model Lauren Marie Young's testimony last week.
  • US songwriter, Russian soprano win 2019 Polar Music Prizes

    ...- The Associated Press
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — American songwriter Diane Warren and Russian soprano Anna Netrebko are the winners of this year's Polar Music Prizes, the Swedish award often described as the Nobel Prizes of music. The judging panel for the 2020 prizes announced Tuesday called Warren "a master of writing for the human voice" and said her songs "embody the rare combination of being catchy and yet complex enough to be heard hundreds of times"
  • Zellweger completes comeback with best-actress Oscar win

    ...- BETH HARRIS Associated Press
    Renée Zellweger completed a Hollywood comeback for the ages at the Oscars on Sunday night, winning as best actress for her role as Judy Garland in "Judy. " Written off during a six-year hiatus from acting that ended in 2016, Zellweger returned to claim her second Oscar after 16 years. "If only I could stand up straight, I was shaking so much," Zellweger said as she walked offstage. "Oh my word. " Renee Zellweger arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
  • Making Oscar history, 'Parasite' wins best picture

    ...- JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer
    Subtitle this: "Parasite" is the first non-English language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards. Bong Joon Ho's masterfully devious class satire took Hollywood's top prize at the Oscars on Sunday night, along with awards for best director, best international film and best screenplay. In a year dominated by period epics -- "1917," "Once Upon a Time ...
  • 'Birds of Prey' flies low on Oscars weekend with tepid debut

    ...- JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Birds of Prey,” the DC Comics' Harley Quinn spinoff, made a tepid debut in theaters over the weekend, opening in No. 1 but below expectations with $33. 3 million domestically, according to studio estimates Sunday. “Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)," an R-rated Warner Bros.
  • Sequins, big bows, glamorous gowns at Badgley Mischka show

    ...- KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Oversized bows, exaggerated puffed sleeves and luxe jewel tones. Everything sparkled with sequins at Badgley Mischka's show Saturday, which played up the glamour of “Downton Abbey," with the Beatles' bohemian Abbey Road era. In an interview backstage, Mark Badgley said the label is designing for the woman who “still wants to take time and make herself feel special and indulge and buy a beautiful piece of clothing. "
  • From Pitt to '1917,' what to anticipate at Sunday's Oscars

    ...- JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer
    The Oscars are here, already. After the shortest awards season in decades, the 92nd annual Academy Awards will get underway Sunday evening at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The red carpet is being rolled out two to three weeks earlier than usual in a bid to freshen up a ceremony and potentially boost ratings.
  • Robert Conrad, star of "The Wild, Wild West," dies at 84

    ...- The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Conrad, the rugged, contentious actor who starred in the hugely popular 1960s television series "Hawaiian Eye" and "The Wild, Wild West," died Saturday. He was 84. The actor died of heart failure in Malibu, California, family spokesperson Jeff Ballard said. A small private service is planned for March 1, which would have been his 85th birthday.
  • Renowned Italian soprano Mirella Freni dies at age 84

    ...- RONALD BLUM, The Associated Press
    Mirella Freni, an Italian soprano whose uncommon elegance and intensity combined with a sumptuous voice and intelligence to enthrall audiences for a half-century, has died at age 84. Freni died Sunday at her home in Modena, Italy, from a degenerative muscular disease and a series of stokes, according to her manager, Jack Mastroianni of IMG Artists.
  • From Pitt to '1917,' what to anticipate at Sunday's Oscars

    ...- JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Oscars are here, already. After the shortest awards season in decades, the 92nd annual Academy Awards will get underway Sunday evening at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The red carpet is being rolled out two to three weeks earlier than usual in a bid to freshen up a ceremony and potentially boost ratings.
  • CBS News head calls threats against Gayle King reprehensible

    ...- DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — The CBS News chief called threats against journalist Gayle King “reprehensible” Saturday as backlash grew against rapper Snoop Dogg and others critical of King for an interview where she asked about a sexual assault charge against the late Kobe Bryant. Snoop Dogg had threatened King online this week following her interview with WNBA player Lisa Leslie about Bryant, the former Los Angeles Lakers star killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26.
  • Week 3 of Weinstein trial: Fake names and raw emotions

    ...- MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — In the third week of testimony at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial, the prosecution rested, the defendant dozed off and there was the most intense testimony yet, with jurors being sent home early one day after a key accuser started sobbing uncontrollably. After several witnesses described explicit details of Weinstein's anatomy, jurors Tuesday were shown nude photographs of him that authorities took after his 2018 arrest.
  • Actor-comedian Orson Bean, 91, hit and killed by car in LA

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Orson Bean, the witty actor and comedian, was hit and killed by a car in Los Angeles, authorities said. He was 91. The Los Angeles County coroner's office confirmed Bean's Friday night death, saying it was being investigated as a “traffic-related” fatality. The coroner's office provided the location where Bean was found, which matched reports from local news outlets.
  • Judge: Kesha falsely accused Dr. Luke of raping Katy Perry

    ...- JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Pop singer Kesha made a false claim that Dr. Luke raped Katy Perry when there's “no evidence whatsoever” that he did, a judge ruled this week while sending a long-running clash between Kesha and her former mentor toward trial. Kesha's lawyers said in a statement that they plan to appeal Thursday's ruling, which also says she owes the prominent producer over $373,000 in interest on royalties she paid him years late. The decision isn't the final word in Dr.
  • Jane Fonda brings climate-change fight to LA ahead of Oscars

    ...- JOHN ROGERS Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two days ahead of the Academy Awards, two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda brought her Fire Drill Friday campaign against global warming to Los Angeles on Friday, demanding a dramatic reduction in carbon emissions over the next 10 years. The rally, which drew a crowd of a few hundred to the steps of City Hall, was the 15th that Fonda has held since last fall. The first 14 were in Washington, D. C. , where she and others were arrested multiple times.
  • Oprah says BFF Gayle is receiving death threats after Kobe question during interview

    ...- The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says her friend Gayle King is facing death threats following a social media backlash caused by an interview with retired WNBA star Lisa Leslie that concerned the late Kobe Bryant. On an appearance on “Hoda & Jenna & Friends” on Friday, Winfrey said King “is not doing well'' and has to travel with security because of threats. ”She feels very much attacked. "CBS released an excerpt to promote King's interview with Leslie.
  • Autopsy: Nick Gordon died from heroin overdose

    ...- The Associated Press
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex-partner died last month from a heroin overdose, an autopsy found. Nick Gordon, whose legal name is Nicholas Bouler, died from an accidental overdose on New Year's Day, the medical examiner in Seminole County, Florida, found in an autopsy released Thursday. FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2012, file photo, Bobbi Kristina Brown, left, and Nick Gordon attend the Los Angeles premiere of "Sparkle" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.
  • Roger Kahn, elegant 'Boys of Summer' author, dies at 92

    ...- Associated Press
    MAMARONECK, N. Y. (AP) — Roger Kahn, the writer who wove memoir and baseball and touched millions of readers through his romantic account of the Brooklyn Dodgers in "The Boys of Summer," has died. He was 92. Son Gordon Kahn said his father died Thursday at a nursing facility in Mamaroneck.
  • Valentine's Day movie and book gift ideas

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) - With Valentine's Day only a week away, here's a look at some gift ideas for those who love movies and books. Recent Blu-ray, DVD and Digital releases include a variety of classics and recently-in-theaters titles. DVD and Blu-ray ideas for Valentine's Day gifts (Photo: Shout! Factory, Universal, Criterion, Lionsgate, Warner Bros. , Paramount Pictures, Disney)
  • Essence event affirms the power of black women in Hollywood

    ...- NEKESA MUMBI MOODY AP Entertainment Writer
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Through laughs, tears and speeches that turned into sermons and affirmations, the overarching theme of this year's star-studded Essence luncheon was that in an unforgiving industry that often overlooks, black women need no validation from Hollywood — or elsewhere — to appreciate their self-worth. "No one in this room derived from luck.
  • Prince Andrew's daughter Princess Beatrice to marry in May

    ...- Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Britain is set for another royal wedding. Buckingham Palace announced Friday that Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Princess Beatrice will marry in London on May 29. The palace says 31-year-old Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 37, will wed in the Chapel Royal of St. James's Palace. The chapel was the location for the wedding of Beatrice's great-great-great-great grandmother Queen Victoria to Prince Albert in 1840. The queen will host a reception afterwards at Buckingham Palace.
  • At Weinstein trial, defense takes aim at accusers' memories

    ...- TOM HAYS and MICHAEL R. SISAK, The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — With Harvey Weinstein's fate hinging largely on what his accusers remember about alleged sexual assaults years ago, his lawyers Friday turned to an expert known for studying false, repressed and unreliable memories. "It doesn't take a Ph. D. to know that memory fades over time," cognitive psychologist Elizabeth Loftus told jurors at Weinstein's New York City rape trial.
  • Leslie Jones livens up Siriano's NY Fashion Week front row

    ...- LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — With shouts of “work it! work it! ” from superfan Leslie Jones on the front row, Christian Siriano helped kickoff New York Fashion Week on Thursday, rolling out sculptured showstopping gowns, looks of rainbow fringe and pops of bright “funhouse” green. The “Saturday Night Live” alum could barely contain herself, hopping out of her seat at times to cheer on models as Heidi Klum looked on.
  • Benetton fires famed photographer over insensitive remarks

    ...- COLLEEN BARRY, The Associated Press
    MILAN (AP) — Photographer Olivier Toscani made a career out of provocative advertising campaigns for Benetton, the Italian clothing maker famed for its colorful knitwear. But that decades-long relationship has been severed after Toscani outraged relatives of victims in the deadly 2018 Genoa bridge collapse. Toscani told RAI television this week, ''who cares about a bridge collapse ?
  • 'Pitch Perfect' star Ben Platt picking up honor at Harvard

    ...- Associated Press
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Ben Platt's latest accolades are pitch perfect. The award-winning actor and musician is being honored by Harvard University's famed Hasty Pudding Theatricals as its 2020 Man of the Year. At 26, Platt is the youngest recipient in the 54-year history of the award, handed out annually by the troupe that dates to the late 18th century. Platt will receive his pudding pot late Friday at a celebratory roast.
  • Review: 'Birds of Prey' is a messy delight of a superhero film

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV Staff
    Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Cathy Yan. Writer: Christina Hodson. Starring: Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Genre: Action, Crime. Rated: R for strong violence and language throughout, and some sexual and drug material. MARGOT ROBBIE as Harley Quinn in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN),” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Photo: Warner Bros. )
  • Gayle King angry at CBS promo of interview questions about Kobe Bryant

    ...- DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — In the wake of a social media backlash, CBS' Gayle King says she is embarrassed and angry with how the network promoted part of her interview with WNBA star Lisa Leslie that concerned the late Kobe Bryant. King responded via Twitter on Thursday to address the reaction to a video clip from her wide-ranging “CBS This Morning” interview with Leslie that aired Tuesday.
  • Prosecutors rest case in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial

    ...- MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial rested their case on Thursday after more than two weeks of testimony punctuated by harrowing accounts from six women who say the disgraced movie mogul ignored pleas such as "no no no" and excused his behavior as a Hollywood norm. Now Weinstein's lawyers will start calling witnesses of their own. They include a psychologist who specializes in human memory.
  • Rolling Stones returning to North America for 15-city tour

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Rolling Stones are returning to some North American cities where they haven't played in years. The band announced Thursday that it will kick off a 15-city leg of its No Filter tour in San Diego on May 8. Other cities where the band will play that it hasn't performed in recently include Cleveland; St. Louis; Austin, Texas; Louisville, Kentucky; Charlotte, North Carolina; Tampa, Florida; and Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103

    ...- HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kirk Douglas, the intense, muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in "Spartacus," "Lust for Life" and dozens of other films, helped fatally weaken the blacklist against suspected Communists and reigned for decades as a Hollywood maverick and patriarch, died Wednesday, his family said. He was 103.
  • Women vying for Oscars salute their progress, snubs aside

    ...- LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The mood at Diane von Furstenberg's lunch honoring this year’s female Oscar contenders could have been downbeat, given the shutout of women directors for Sunday’s awards. Instead, it was celebratory and defiant. The 30-plus nominees who gathered at von Furstenberg’s home, tucked into elegant and secluded grounds, cheered as the women spoke in turn.
  • 'Homeland' stars say farewell to their Showtime spy series

    ...- John Carucci Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — As the Showtime spy thriller "Homeland" comes to an end, Claire Danes hopes that her portrayal of a character with bipolar disorder helps destigmatize mental illness.
  • Tom Hanks, Chris Rock added to Oscars presenters

    ...- The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Hanks, Chris Rock and Taika Waititi are some of the presenters who will take the Oscars stage at the Dolby Theatre during Sunday's ceremony. Host Chris Rock speaks at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
  • Weinstein accuser says he 'trapped' her during hotel assault

    ...- MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — As Harvey Weinstein stripped off his clothes, pulled down her dress and groped her breast in a hotel bathroom in 2013, Lauren Marie Young says he also offered a chilling excuse for his lewd behavior: "This is what all actresses do to make it. "
  • 'The Masked Singer' hopes to take advantage of rare edge

    ...- DAVID BAUDER | AP Media Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox will find out soon whether "The Masked Singer" benefits from the best time slot in television. A new episode of the game, usually Fox's most popular prime-time program or close to it, airs on Wednesday. A special edition of the show, with Lil' Wayne as the mystery guest, had its biggest audience ever Sunday when 23. 7 million people watched it, the Nielsen company said.
  • Management of Aretha Franklin's estate still unsettled

    ...- ED WHITE | Associated Press
    PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer for a son of Aretha Franklin asked a judge Tuesday to keep an eye on professional fees paid by the late singer's estate, the latest jab in a dispute over assets left by the Queen of Soul. Separately, the judge set a March 3 hearing on a request by Franklin's niece to step aside as personal representative, or executor, of the estate. Franklin died without a formal will in August 2018.
  • Rape case to be dropped against doctor who was on reality TV

    ...- AMY TAXIN | Associated Press
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors are dropping charges that a doctor who appeared on a reality TV show and his girlfriend raped and drugged women in California after finding key video evidence never actually existed, an official said Tuesday. Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer speaks during a news conference at the Orange County District Attorney's office in Santa Ana, on Tuesday morning, Feb. 4, 2020, announcing that the charges in the case against Dr.
  • Celebrated book editor Alice Mayhew dies at age 87

    ...- Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Alice Mayhew, the celebrated and influential editor of political and historical works whose authors ranged from Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein to Taylor Branch and Doris Kearns Goodwin, died Tuesday at age 87. Simon & Schuster, which she joined in 1971, announced that she died "peacefully" at her home in Manhattan. Her death came days after the loss of another Simon & Schuster institution, novelist Mary Higgins Clark, who died last week.
  • Disney Plus streaming service hits nearly 29M subscribers in 3 months

    ...- TALI ARBEL, AP Business Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Disney said its Disney Plus streaming service reached nearly 29 million paid subscribers in less than three months, an impressive start for what the company has positioned as its future as more people drop cable subscriptions. But the Walt Disney Co. said profit fell 23% in its latest quarter to $2. 13 billion as it absorbed expenses from starting up the new service. FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov.
  • National Symphony cancels 3 China concerts due to virus

    ...- Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Symphony Orchestra has canceled two concerts in Beijing and one in Shanghai next month following China's virus outbreak. Music director Gianandrea Noseda had been scheduled to lead performances in Beijing on March 13 and March 14 followed by a concert in Shanghai on March 17, all with Chinese pianist Haochen Zhang. The orchestra said Tuesday the decision was made due to U. S. State Department travel restrictions and the cancellation of its scheduled flights.
  • No good vibrations for Beach Boys, split by hunting concert

    ...- The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — One of the co-founders of The Beach Boys has joined a boycott of his own music to protest it being used by another band member at an animal hunting convention. Brian Wilson has denounced a performance of Beach Boys music on Wednesday at the Safari Club International Convention in Reno, Nevada. The concert is being led by The Beach Boys' co-founder, lead singer and chief lyricist Mike Love.
  • New books, series show 'Star Wars' is still a galactic playground for kids

    ...- Ryan Painter, KUTV
    Growing up, Star Wars was a constant backstop to my daily existence. I loved the movies, but I also found hours of escape with the various action figures, picture books and the read-along adventures that I’d fall asleep to at night. Star Wars was my first crush, a lasting love that will never be extinguished.
  • Shannen Doherty reveals she has stage 4 cancer

    ...- Lizandra Portal
    Actress Shannen Doherty revealed Tuesday her cancer is back. During an ABC News appearance, the 48-year-old "Charmed" actress said the breast cancer is at stage 4. "It's going to come out in a matter of days or a week that I have stage 4," Doherty said during the interview. "So my cancer came back and that's why I'm here. " She was initially diagnosed in 2015 and announced in 2017 she was in remission.
  • Rihanna to receive special honor at NAACP Image Awards

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna will receive the President's Award during the 51st NAACP Image Awards this month. The NAACP announced Tuesday that it had selected the 31-year-old pop star and fashion icon for her "groundbreaking career as an artist and musician, but (someone who) has also distinguished herself as a stellar public servant. "Rihanna will be given the award during the Feb. 22 ceremony that will be televised for the first time on BET. The show will air live from Pasadena, California.
  • Top films were more diverse than ever before, study finds

    ...- JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood's awards season may not show it, but the most popular films are increasingly diverse, a new study finds. According to new research released Tuesday by the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, more of 2019's top movies featured minority or female lead characters than ever recorded before.
  • Back on stand, Weinstein accuser declares: 'He is my rapist'

    ...- TOM HAYS and MICHAEL R. SISAK | Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — A day after breaking down in tears, a key accuser at Harvey Weinstein’s trial returned to the witness stand Tuesday and endured a final day of withering cross-examination focused on the complex nature of their relationship, defiantly telling jurors: “I want the jury to know that he is my rapist. ”
  • After Oprah's exit, Russell Simmons doc acquired by HBO Max

    ...- JAKE COYLE | AP Film Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — The documentary about several women who have accused Russell Simmons of sexual abuse has found a distributor after Oprah Winfrey's exit from the film left it in the lurch. This undated photo provided by Chain Camera Pictures shows a scene from "On the Record. " Without Oprah or Apple, the Russell Simmons documentary "On the Record" went ahead with its premiere Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at the Sundance Film Festival. (Omar Mullick/Chain Camera Pictures via AP)
  • Just under 100 million people watch Super Bowl on Fox

    ...- DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Super Bowl put a halt to a four-year decline in viewership, with an estimated 99. 9 million people watching the Kansas City Chiefs come back to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in what is annually the most-watched television event of the year. The Nielsen company said viewership rebounded slightly from the 98. 5 million who watched in 2019.
  • Court raises sentence for banker who smuggled a Picasso

    ...- The Associated Press
    MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has raised the sentence against a former bank president found guilty of trying to smuggle a painting by Pablo Picasso out of the country. The Madrid court announced the decision Tuesday to raise the sentence against fined ex-Bankinter head Jaime Botín to three years instead of 18 months. The move came after the prosecution detected an error in the original sentence handed down last month. The court also raised the amount Botín was fined from 52.
  • Puerto Ricans thrilled by flag sighting in Super Bowl

    ...- DANICA COTO Associated Press
    SAN JUAN (AP) — The screams echoed across Puerto Rico when Jennifer Lopez unfurled a feather cape representing the flag of the U. S. territory during the Super Bowl's halftime show, a moment that many were still replaying and sharing on Monday. The move came at a trying time for those on the island of 3. 2 million U. S. citizens, who are still struggling to recover from a devastating hurricane and major earthquake. "Everybody began to clap. They jumped out of their chairs. It was so exciting.
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