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  • Sharon Stone writes memoir that doesn't 'pull any punches'

    ...- HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Sharon Stone has taken on a new, real-life role — memoir writer. "I have learned to forgive the unforgivable," says Stone, whose "The Beauty of Living Twice" comes out in March. "My hope is that as I share my journey, you too will learn to do the same. "Alfred A.
  • Chris Pratt, Katherine Schwarzenegger greet baby daughter

    ...- The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger say they are “beyond thrilled” and “extremely blessed" after she gave birth to their first child together. The 41-year-old ”Avengers” actor and the 30-year-old children’s book author announced the birth of daughter Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt in a joint post on their Instagram accounts Monday.
  • Fox news, business cable channels to stream internationally

    ...- The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Fox News and Fox Business channels are going international. A digital streaming service with the pair will launch in Mexico on Aug. 20, expanding to Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom on Sept. 17, Fox News Media said Tuesday. Fox News International will be available in 20 countries by the end of 2020, the Fox Corp. -owned company said. FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo is Bret Baier during a Fox News town-hall style event, in Bethlehem, Pa.
  • Politically charged 'black-ish' episode gets belated home

    ...- LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A politically charged episode of "black-ish" from 2017 that was shelved by ABC has found a home on Hulu, a corporate sibling of the Disney-owned broadcast network. "I cannot wait for everyone to finally see the episode for themselves," series creator Kenya Barris posted Monday on social media.
  • Will Forte to bring parody 'MacGruber' to Peacock service

    ...- MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — "MacGruber," a parody skit on "Saturday Night Live" that became a movie, is coming back to the small screen. The NBCUniversal streaming platform Peacock said Monday that Will Forte will once again play the mullet-haired hero for a new half-hour series. Peacock said the series will follow MacGruber after rotting in prison for a decade as he hunts down a mysterious villain from his past. The "MacGyver" parody series will use the 2010 film adaptation as a jumping off point.
  • Lindsay Ell confronts her trauma on vulnerable new album

    ...- KRISTIN M. HALL, The Associated Press
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Lindsay Ell lived alone with guilt and shame for years, but it took seeing herself in the story of another young girl to realize that she didn't have to be defined by her trauma. While listening to teenagers talk about their experiences with sexual abuse at a youth center where Ell helped launch a music program, the Canadian-born singer and guitarist heard a 12-year-old girl explain how her parents had sold her into sex trafficking.
  • Actor Antonio Banderas announces he has COVID-19 on 60th birthday

    ...- Kaylin Jorge
    Actor Antonio Banderas announced that he'll be spending his birthday this year in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19. Banderas turned 60 on Monday and posted that he's feeling relatively well, just a little more tired than usual.
  • Jolie seeks removal of private judge in Pitt divorce case

    ...- ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie asked Monday that the private judge overseeing her divorce from Brad Pitt be disqualified from the case because of insufficient disclosures of his business relationships with one of Pitt's attorneys. In a filing in Los Angeles Superior Court, Jolie argues that Judge John W. Ouderkirk should be taken off the divorce case that she filed in 2016 because he was too late and not forthcoming enough about other cases he was hired for involving Pitt attorney Anne C.
  • Fire engulfs cooking show star Rachael Ray's Upstate NY home

    ...- Associated Press
    A massive fire was ignited at cooking show star Rachael Ray's New York home, authorities said. Firefighters responded to Ray's home in Lake Luzerne, New York, on Sunday evening,KRQE-TV reported. Photos of the house fire show flames bursting through the roof and long plumes of smoke extending into the sky. The Warren County sheriff said there were no injuries.
  • Metallica concert playing one night only at drive-ins including three in central Ohio

    ...- WSYX/WTTE
    Heavy metal legends Metallica is returning to the stage for its first concert of 2020 -- but in a different way thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. The band will stream a performance one night only at drive-in theaters across North America, including three in central Ohio. South Drive-In Theatre,3050 S High St, Columbus, OH 43207. Pickerington Cinema,1776 Hill Rd N, Pickerington, OH 43147. Springmill Drive-In Theater, 1040 OH-39, Mansfield, OH 44906.
  • New this week: Selena Gomez, Jason Sudeikis & Gloria Estefan

    ...- The Associated Press
    Here’s a collection of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES. This image released by A24 shows Robert MacDougall in a scene from "Boys State. " (A24 via AP) — “ Boys State”: One of the biggest sales from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, this documentary takes us into an American Legion-sponsored leadership experiment where 1,100 teenage boys head to Austin, Texas to “run” for governor.
  • Simon Cowell has surgery for broken back after bike accident

    ...- LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Simon Cowell underwent surgery to repair a broken back, the result of an electric bicycle accident, and was recovering at a hospital, a spokesperson said Sunday. "Simon has broken his back in a number of places" after falling from the new bike he'd been testing in the courtyard of his Malibu home Saturday, the representative said. Family members were present.
  • MTV VMAS scraps indoor performances, moves to outdoor sets

    ...- The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — MTV says it is ditching plans for indoor performances for its upcoming Video Music Awards, opting for outdoor shows spread throughout New York City instead. Organizers had planned for some performances inside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for the Aug. 30 show, but say they will follow the guidance of state and local officials to move them outside. The shift announced Friday is in response to the coronavirus pandemic. New York City was one of the first U. S.
  • Lorenzo Soria, president of Golden Globes group, dies at 68

    ...- The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and former editor of the Italian news weekly L’Espresso, died Friday, the association said. He was 68. Soria died peacefully at his Los Angeles home, the association said in a statement, lauding his “generosity, passion” and sense of humor.
  • Virus-quieted oceans open window for Shark Week researchers

    ...- LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic forced people to stay put, but it gave sharks a travel passport and scientists a rare opportunity. Ocean spots cleared of fishing boats and other intrusions by COVID-19 quarantines saw increased and even unusual marine life behavior - and Discovery Channel's Shark Week jumped through hoops to capitalize on the brief window.
  • Sharon Stone writes memoir that doesn't 'pull any punches'

    ...- HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Sharon Stone has taken on a new, real-life role — memoir writer. "I have learned to forgive the unforgivable," says Stone, whose "The Beauty of Living Twice" comes out in March. "My hope is that as I share my journey, you too will learn to do the same. "Alfred A.
  • Chris Pratt, Katherine Schwarzenegger greet baby daughter

    ...- The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger say they are “beyond thrilled” and “extremely blessed" after she gave birth to their first child together. The 41-year-old ”Avengers” actor and the 30-year-old children’s book author announced the birth of daughter Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt in a joint post on their Instagram accounts Monday.
  • Fox news, business cable channels to stream internationally

    ...- The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Fox News and Fox Business channels are going international. A digital streaming service with the pair will launch in Mexico on Aug. 20, expanding to Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom on Sept. 17, Fox News Media said Tuesday. Fox News International will be available in 20 countries by the end of 2020, the Fox Corp. -owned company said. FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo is Bret Baier during a Fox News town-hall style event, in Bethlehem, Pa.
  • Politically charged 'black-ish' episode gets belated home

    ...- LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A politically charged episode of "black-ish" from 2017 that was shelved by ABC has found a home on Hulu, a corporate sibling of the Disney-owned broadcast network. "I cannot wait for everyone to finally see the episode for themselves," series creator Kenya Barris posted Monday on social media.
  • Will Forte to bring parody 'MacGruber' to Peacock service

    ...- MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — "MacGruber," a parody skit on "Saturday Night Live" that became a movie, is coming back to the small screen. The NBCUniversal streaming platform Peacock said Monday that Will Forte will once again play the mullet-haired hero for a new half-hour series. Peacock said the series will follow MacGruber after rotting in prison for a decade as he hunts down a mysterious villain from his past. The "MacGyver" parody series will use the 2010 film adaptation as a jumping off point.
  • Lindsay Ell confronts her trauma on vulnerable new album

    ...- KRISTIN M. HALL, The Associated Press
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Lindsay Ell lived alone with guilt and shame for years, but it took seeing herself in the story of another young girl to realize that she didn't have to be defined by her trauma. While listening to teenagers talk about their experiences with sexual abuse at a youth center where Ell helped launch a music program, the Canadian-born singer and guitarist heard a 12-year-old girl explain how her parents had sold her into sex trafficking.
  • Actor Antonio Banderas announces he has COVID-19 on 60th birthday

    ...- Kaylin Jorge
    Actor Antonio Banderas announced that he'll be spending his birthday this year in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19. Banderas turned 60 on Monday and posted that he's feeling relatively well, just a little more tired than usual.
  • Jolie seeks removal of private judge in Pitt divorce case

    ...- ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie asked Monday that the private judge overseeing her divorce from Brad Pitt be disqualified from the case because of insufficient disclosures of his business relationships with one of Pitt's attorneys. In a filing in Los Angeles Superior Court, Jolie argues that Judge John W. Ouderkirk should be taken off the divorce case that she filed in 2016 because he was too late and not forthcoming enough about other cases he was hired for involving Pitt attorney Anne C.
  • Fire engulfs cooking show star Rachael Ray's Upstate NY home

    ...- Associated Press
    A massive fire was ignited at cooking show star Rachael Ray's New York home, authorities said. Firefighters responded to Ray's home in Lake Luzerne, New York, on Sunday evening,KRQE-TV reported. Photos of the house fire show flames bursting through the roof and long plumes of smoke extending into the sky. The Warren County sheriff said there were no injuries.
  • Metallica concert playing one night only at drive-ins including three in central Ohio

    ...- WSYX/WTTE
    Heavy metal legends Metallica is returning to the stage for its first concert of 2020 -- but in a different way thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. The band will stream a performance one night only at drive-in theaters across North America, including three in central Ohio. South Drive-In Theatre,3050 S High St, Columbus, OH 43207. Pickerington Cinema,1776 Hill Rd N, Pickerington, OH 43147. Springmill Drive-In Theater, 1040 OH-39, Mansfield, OH 44906.
  • New this week: Selena Gomez, Jason Sudeikis & Gloria Estefan

    ...- The Associated Press
    Here’s a collection of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES. This image released by A24 shows Robert MacDougall in a scene from "Boys State. " (A24 via AP) — “ Boys State”: One of the biggest sales from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, this documentary takes us into an American Legion-sponsored leadership experiment where 1,100 teenage boys head to Austin, Texas to “run” for governor.
  • Simon Cowell has surgery for broken back after bike accident

    ...- LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Simon Cowell underwent surgery to repair a broken back, the result of an electric bicycle accident, and was recovering at a hospital, a spokesperson said Sunday. "Simon has broken his back in a number of places" after falling from the new bike he'd been testing in the courtyard of his Malibu home Saturday, the representative said. Family members were present.
  • MTV VMAS scraps indoor performances, moves to outdoor sets

    ...- The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — MTV says it is ditching plans for indoor performances for its upcoming Video Music Awards, opting for outdoor shows spread throughout New York City instead. Organizers had planned for some performances inside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for the Aug. 30 show, but say they will follow the guidance of state and local officials to move them outside. The shift announced Friday is in response to the coronavirus pandemic. New York City was one of the first U. S.
  • Lorenzo Soria, president of Golden Globes group, dies at 68

    ...- The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and former editor of the Italian news weekly L’Espresso, died Friday, the association said. He was 68. Soria died peacefully at his Los Angeles home, the association said in a statement, lauding his “generosity, passion” and sense of humor.
  • Virus-quieted oceans open window for Shark Week researchers

    ...- LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic forced people to stay put, but it gave sharks a travel passport and scientists a rare opportunity. Ocean spots cleared of fishing boats and other intrusions by COVID-19 quarantines saw increased and even unusual marine life behavior - and Discovery Channel's Shark Week jumped through hoops to capitalize on the brief window.
  • Comedian Andy Dick sues man who punched him in New Orleans

    ...- The Associated Press
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Comedian Andy Dick has filed a lawsuit in New Orleans against the man who punched him last year outside a French Quarter nightclub. Documents in the July 30 lawsuit were made public Thursday, The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reported. FILE - Actor Andy Dick attends The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco at Culver Studios on August 25, 2013 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Comedy Central)
  • Winfrey demanding justice for Breonna Taylor with billboards

    ...- The Associated Press
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — First, Oprah Winfrey put Breonna Taylor on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine. Now the media mogul is spreading her message with billboards demanding justice for the Kentucky woman shot to death during a police raid. Twenty-six billboards displaying a portrait of Taylor are going up across Louisville, Kentucky, demanding that the police officers involved in her death be arrested and charged, according to social justice organization Until Freedom.
  • 'Stockton on My Mind' shows mayor's dreams for hurting city

    ...- RUSSELL CONTRERAS, The Associated Press
    Walk into the Stockton, Calfornia, city offices and you might hear Drake's "God's Plan" coming from the mayor's office. There, Mayor Michael Tubbs could be bobbing his head to the lyrics, "I can't do this one my own, ayy, no, ayy. " Outside those walls sits one of the poorest, least literate communities in the nation. And yet there's nowhere else this 30-year-old Stanford University graduate would rather find himself, even amid the hate and ridicule critics throw at him.
  • MGM Resorts launches 'Viva Las Office' work-from-Vegas package

    ...- KSNV Staff
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) - MGM Resorts wants to bring to Las Vegas workers who are getting tired of staring at the home office walls. The casino-resort company announced a new package Thursday called "Viva Las Office," billed as the ultimate home-away-from-the-home office experience. Guests who book the package can stay at the Bellagio or Aria, receive a discount on a JSX round-trip flight and enjoy flexible check-in and -out times.
  • Seth Rogen's Israel comments highlight fraught diaspora ties

    ...- TIA GOLDENBERG Associated Press
    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — It began as a lighthearted conversation between two Jewish comedians, riffing on a podcast about the idiosyncrasies of their shared heritage. But after talk turned to Israel, it didn't take long for Marc Maron and Seth Rogen to spark an uproar. Their comments about Israel — especially Rogen saying the country “doesn't make sense” — infuriated many Israel supporters and highlighted the country's tenuous relationship with young, progressive Jewish critics in the diaspora.
  • Review: 'The Burnt Orange Heresy' is a victim of its own pretentious cruelty

    ...- Ryan Painter
    The Burnt Orange Heresy. 2. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Giuseppe Capotondi. Writer: Scott B. Smith, Charles Willeford (novel) Starring: Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, Donald Sutherland, Mick Jagger. Genre: Drama, Thriller. Rated: R for some sexual content/nudity, language, drug use and violence. The Burnt Orange Heresy (Photo: Sony Pictures Classics) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: Art expert James Figueras lives a life of excess that he can no longer afford.
  • Former President Bush pays tribute to immigrants in new book

    ...- HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — A new book by former President George W. Bush will highlight an issue which now sets him apart from many of his fellow Republicans — immigration. Crown announced Thursday that Bush's "Out Of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants" will be published March 2. The book includes 43 portraits by the 43rd president, four-color paintings of immigrants he has come to know over the years, along with biographical essays he wrote about each of them.
  • Michael Phelps, Ohno open up about suicide, depression in new doc

    ...- AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press
    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.
  • Vogue UK spotlights Black activists, social change

    ...- Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — The British issue of Vogue is devoting its September issue to activism, with a cover featuring two Black activists and produced by a predominantly Black team. Editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, who is Black, said he wanted the magazine's new issue, to be published Friday, to be a "rallying cry for the future. " He said 2020 is a "moment of necessary change," and told the BBC that the focus on activism was a "no brainer" decision.
  • After recovering from virus, Placido Domingo vows to clear name

    ...- Associated Press
    SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Placido Domingo is back in Europe to receive a lifetime achievement award after a bout with the coronavirus, vowing in an interview with a top Italian daily newspaper to clear his name from allegations of sexual misconduct. The opera legend's appearance Thursday to accept the award from the Austria Music Theater will be his first in public since recovering from the virus at his home in Acapulco, Mexico.
  • Coroner: TV host Flack killed herself before assault trial

    ...- The Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — A British coroner ruled Thursday that reality TV host Caroline Flack killed herself while facing an assault trial she feared would end her career and bring unbearable media scrutiny. Flack, the former host of "Love Island," was found dead at her London apartment in February, weeks before she was due to stand trial for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend.
  • Kaley Cuoco takes to skies in 'The Flight Attendant'

    ...- BETH HARRIS, The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kaley Cuoco was looking for her next project three years before "The Big Bang Theory" ended. She found it reading a snippet about a book on Amazon. "The Flight Attendant" is a dark thriller with comedic overtones, letting Cuoco employ the love of laughter she honed for 12 seasons on the CBS comedy. Cuoco said she won a bidding war for the rights to the novel of the same name by Chris Bohjalian.
  • Viola Davis, LeBron James among honorees at AAFCA TV Honors

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viola Davis, Sterling K. Brown and LeBron James are among several honorees at the AAFCA TV Honors later this month. The African American Film Critics Association announced the recipients of the second annual event on Wednesday. The virtual ceremony is scheduled to air on Aug. 22. FILE - Aida Rodriguez attends The ALMAs 2018 - Arrivals on November 04, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
  • Ren, Stimpy to make TV comeback in new Comedy Central show

    ...- The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The brazen humor of “The Ren & Stimpy Show” will be revisited in a new Comedy Central version of the animated series. The original program that was a hit for Nickelodeon will be reimagined in partnership with Nickelodeon Animation Studio, Comedy Central said Wednesday. Ren, a psychologically challenged Chihuahua, and Stimpy, less intelligent than your average cat, were created by John Kricfalusi and debuted on Nickelodon in 1991.
  • Grammy-winning producer Detail accused of sexual assault

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy Award-winning music producer Detail was arrested Wednesday on more than a dozen charges of sexual assault, authorities said. The 41-year-old producer was held on nearly $6. 3 million bail, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Detail, whose real name is Noel Christopher Fisher, was charged on July 31 with 15 counts of sexual assault and five counts of felony assault, the statement said. He is accused of crimes between 2010 and 2018.
  • The Weeknd announces new song with Juice Wrld releasing this week

    ...- KHALID LAWS, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — The Weeknd will be releasing a collaboration record with the late Juice Wrld this week. For fans craving for new music from The Weeknd, the Canadian pop artist took to Instagram Tuesday to make the special announcement. Prior to his death in December 2019, Juice Wrld tweeted about wanting to work with the "XO" singer and that the the two could make a diamond record.
  • Selena Gomez takes the heat in new cooking show

    ...- BETH HARRIS Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Selena Gomez is taking the heat in the kitchen. The singer-actress slices and dices in “Selena + Chef,” debuting Aug. 13 on the new HBO Max streaming service. The 10-episode series was shot in the kitchen of Gomez’s new Los Angeles-area house. Her grandparents and two friends, who have been quarantining with her, serve as taste testers. “I really thought this would be something lighthearted because I was getting definitely down,” she said in a video conference Wednesday.
  • FBI raids California home of YouTube star Jake Paul

    ...- ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — FBI agents including a SWAT team served a search warrant at the home of YouTube star Jake Paul on Wednesday. The FBI executed the search warrant starting at 6 a. m. at the Calabasas, California mansion in connection with an ongoing investigation, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said in a statement. A judge has sealed the search-warrant affidavit and Eimiller said she could not reveal the nature of the investigation or the person it was served on.
  • NYTimes wins new digital subscribers as ad revenue craters

    ...- TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer
    The New York Times Co. 's digital transformation continued during the second quarter, with its online subscription and ad revenue now exceeding its print revenue, even as the economic aftershocks of the coronavirus pandemic slammed its ad sales. The company said it was its best quarter ever for new digital subscriptions, with 669,000 new subscribers to its news, cooking and puzzle apps. It now has 5. 7 million digital subscribers and 6. 5 million total.
  • For Liam Neeson and son, 'Made in Italy' was a family affair

    ...- LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer
    When Liam Neeson sits down with a script, he usually knows within five pages whether he wants to do it. He calls it his "cup of tea" test. If he finds himself eager to get one, it's not a good sign. But he found himself unable to break away from James D'Arcy's "Made in Italy," about an artist and his estranged son who reunite to sell the family's Italian home. It's been nearly deserted since the death of the family matriarch and the once memory-filled home has fallen into disrepair.
  • 'Save Space Camp' drive prompted by virus reaches $1.5M goal

    ...- Associated Press
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A fundraising drive has reached its goal of bringing in $1. 5 million to save Space Camp from closing because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said. A corporate donation of $250,000 by the technology company SAIC Inc. pushed the effort over the top, officials said in a statement Tuesday.
  • UK judge: Meghan Markle friends can stay anonymous in privacy case

    ...- JILL LAWLESS Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — A British judge ruled Wednesday that the Duchess of Sussex can keep the names of five close friends secret while she brings a privacy invasion lawsuit against a British newspaper — but he chided both sides in the case for playing out their battle in the media as well as the courtroom. High Court judge Mark Warby agreed "for the time being at least," grant Meghan's request to protect the anonymity of friends who defended her in the pages of a U. S.
  • Rapper Kanye West files in Wisconsin to run for president

    ...- The Associated Press
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West filed signatures in Wisconsin Tuesday to run for president as an independent candidate in November. The Wisconsin Elections Commission said signatures were submitted on behalf of West on the last day for independent presidential candidates to submit the required 2,000 signatures of Wisconsin voters to get on the ballot. But those signatures could be challenged.
  • Pete Hamill, legendary New York columnist, has died

    ...- THALIA BEATY, The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Hamill, the self-taught, street-wise newspaper columnist whose love affair with New York inspired a colorful and uniquely influential journalistic career and produced several books of fiction and nonfiction, died Wednesday morning. He was 85. Hamill died at a Brooklyn hospital from heart and kidney failure, his brother Denis confirmed in an email. "Pete was truly one of the good guys," Denis Hamill said.
  • 'Who's the Boss?' gets reboot with Tony Danza, Alyssa Milano

    ...- LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A brand new life is ahead for the vintage sitcom "Who's the Boss? " and its devoted fans. Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano are set to reprise their father-daughter roles for a sequel that's in the works at Sony Pictures Television, the studio said Tuesday. The original series created by Martin Cohan and Blake Hunter ran from 1984 to 1992 and was a hit for ABC, if not a critical darling. A total of 196 episodes aired over its eight seasons.
  • Disney to release 'Mulan' on streaming service, for a price

    ...- LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer
    "Mulan" is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on its subscription streaming service, Disney+, on Sept. 4. But this is no "Hamilton": Customers will have to pay an additional $29. 99 on top of the cost of the monthly subscription to rent "Mulan. "The company plans to release it in theaters in areas where Disney+ is not available.
  • Neil Young sues Trump campaign, deriding use of famous tunes

    ...- LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Young sued President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign Tuesday for copyright infringement, saying he doesn’t want his music used as a theme song for a “divisive un-American campaign of ignorance and hate. " The Grammy-award winning Canadian-born musician filed the lawsuit through his lawyers in Manhattan federal court, seeking up to $150,000 in statutory damages for each infringement.
  • Ben Samuel shares lessons learned from 'Dating Around'

    ...- GARY GERARD HAMILTON Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Samuel hasn't had any heart-to-hearts with Chris Harrison or asked dozens of eager women, "Will you accept this rose? " But that hasn't stopped much of the internet from crowning the "Dating Around" participant as reality TV's most eligible bachelor. "It's been overwhelming," Samuel says of the attention he's received from his Netflix episode.
  • Kanye West withdraws petition to get on NJ's 2020 ballot

    ...- MIKE CATALINI, The Associated Press
    TRENTON, N. J. (AP) — Kanye West withdrew his petition to appear as a presidential candidate on New Jersey's ballot, according to an email chain between a judge and what appears to be the rapper's campaign email address. In email correspondence obtained by The Associated Press, an unidentified person writing from a Kanye 2020 address tells Administrative Law Judge Gail Cookson that West is dropping his effort to appear on New Jersey's ballot.
  • Roc Nation partners with Brooklyn's LIU to launch new school

    ...- MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z's Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn's Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class will receive Roc Nation Hope Scholarships. Hope Scholars will graduate without any debt. Jay-Z, a 22-time Grammy winner and entertainment mogul, was born and raised in Brooklyn.
  • Oprah Winfrey picks Isabel Wilkerson's 'Caste' for her book club

    ...- HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — If not for the coronavirus, Oprah Winfrey says, she would be out in the streets and marching with the Black Lives Matter protesters. She has instead found other ways to add her voice. She is working with Lionsgate on a multimedia adaptation of The New York Times' “1619 Project” on the legacy of slavery. She interviewed Stacey Abrams and Ava DuVernay among others during a two-night special on her OWN network about racism and how to address it .
  • Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America to reopen Aug. 10

    ...- Associated Press
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The Mall of America said Monday the Nickelodeon Universe amusement park inside the mall will reopen Aug. 10 after being closed nearly five months due to COVID-19. Officials of the Bloomington, Minnesota, mall said the seven-acre (2. 8-hectare) theme park will reopen with significant changes aimed at maintaining a safe, healthy and comfortable environment. To meet state guidelines, Nickelodeon Universe will operate with a reduced capacity of 250 visitors at any time.
  • Reporter sues Golden Globes organization over member rules

    ...- ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Norwegian entertainment reporter on Monday sued the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization that gives out the Golden Globe Awards, alleging that it acts as a cartel that stifles competition for its members. Reporter Kjersti Flaa, filed the lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles, saying that despite reporting on Hollywood for many prominent Norwegian outlets, she has been repeatedly denied membership in the organization.
  • Kanye West submits petitions to appear on Arkansas ballot

    ...- The Associated Press
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West on Monday filed signatures to appear on the Arkansas ballot this fall as an independent presidential candidate. Representatives of West submitted 1,723 signatures with the secretary of state's office, which has 10 days to verify that he's submitted the 1,000 signatures from registered voters required to appear on the Arkansas ballot.
  • Universal Orlando laying off undisclosed number of workers

    ...- The Associated Press
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Almost two months after reopening, Universal Orlando is laying off an undisclosed number of workers. Universal spokesman Tom Schroder said in an email Monday that the Florida theme park resort was reducing its workforce “to reflect current priorities and needs. " FILE—In this June 3, 2020 file photo, visitors arrive at Universal Studios, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
  • New this week: Luke Bryan, Jeff Foxworthy and 2 Seth Rogens

    ...- The Associated Press
    Here’s a collection of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES. This image released by HBO Max shows Seth Rogen in a scene from "An American Pickle. " Rogen plays dual roles in this film about a man from the 1920s who falls into a vat of pickle juice, wakes up fully preserved 100 years later and gets a chance to know his great-grandson _ a Brooklyn-based app developer.
  • Dwayne Johnson, investor group agree to buy XFL for $15M

    ...- Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — An investor group, including actorDwayne "The Rock" Johnson, has agreed to purchase the XFL for approximately $15 million. Johnson's ex-wife and business partner,Dany Garcia, along with the investment firm,RedBird Capital, will reportedly be equal partners in the deal. The football league filed for bankruptcy after just one season and was scheduled to be auctioned off to the highest bidder on Monday.
  • Lucky No.7: Taylor Swift nabs 7th No.1 album with 'folklore'

    ...- MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — To no one's surprise, Taylor Swift's surprise album “folklore" is dominating the music charts. Swift's eighth album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's 200 albums chart this week, marking the best first-week sales of the year and giving the pop star her seventh No. 1 title on the chart. According to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, the album sold 846,000 equivalent albums in the U. S. based on a combination of sales and streams. The last album to sell more units in a single week?
  • As US milk sales rise amid pandemic, 'Got milk?' ads return

    ...- DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Business Writer
    The dairy industry has a familiar question for you: “Got milk? ” Six years after the popular tagline was retired, “Got milk? ” ads are back. A dairy industry-funded group is reviving the campaign, hoping to prolong the boost milk has gotten during the pandemic. U. S. milk sales have been in freefall for decades as choices grew and consumers turned to soda, juices and plant-based alternatives like soy milk.
  • R&B singer Tamar Braxton pays tribute to boyfriend for 'saving my life'

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tamar Braxton is thanking her boyfriend for “saving my life” after her hospitalization last month. Braxton posted a lengthy message on social media late Saturday that paid tribute to David Adefeso being her “angel on earth. ” She said she is grateful for Adefeso who found her “lifeless” in their home, saying it “couldn’t have been easy” for him. The R&B singer did not provide details about her hospitalization.
  • Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85

    ...- LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to an indelible character actor who brought gruff charm, and sometimes menace, to a range of films that included “Cocoon,” “The Natural” and “The Firm,” has died. He was 85. Brimley’s manager Lynda Bensky said the actor died Saturday morning in a Utah hospital. He was on dialysis and had several medical ailments, she said.
  • US Marshals put Fyre Festival merchandise up for auction

    ...- The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — More than three years after the highly publicized Fyre Festival famously fizzled out in the Bahamas, merchandise and other “minor assets” are up for sale — courtesy of the U. S. Marshals Service. In a release Thursday, the U. S. Marshals announced that 126 items from the festival will be auctioned off, with proceeds going toward the victims of Billy McFarland.
  • Financially struggling zoos could be latest pandemic victims

    ...- OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Since the coronavirus pandemic began keeping visitors at home, the jaguars and chimpanzees at the Oakland Zoo have enjoyed the quiet, venturing out to areas of their exhibits they usually avoid. The bears and petting pigs miss the children, though, and are seeking more attention from zookeepers. Some things, however, haven't changed. The $55,000 in daily animal food costs have put the nearly 100-year-old zoo in a dire financial situation.
  • Lena Dunham says her body 'revolted' under COVID-19

    ...- The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lena Dunham says her body “revolted” in a debilitating month-long struggle with COVID-19. The 34-year-old creator and star of “Girls” gave a detailed account Friday on Instagram of what she said she experienced after testing positive for the coronavirus in mid-March, just as much of the nation was shutting down because of the pandemic. “It started with achy joints,” Dunham writes, “then the pain was joined by a crushing fatigue. Then a fever of 102.
  • James Murdoch resigns from NewsCorp 'due to disagreements' in news coverage

    ...- Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) — The former chief executive of NewsCorp James Murdoch has resigned from his position on the board of directors Friday. Murdoch said it was due to "disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company's news outlets and certain other strategic decisions," which led him to make his decision. Details about the disagreement were not provided.
  • Rascal Flatts singer promising job to any Nashvillian who needs work

    ...- Kaylin Jorge
    Rascal Flatts singer Gary LeVox is promising a job to anyone in Nashville, Columbus or Cincinnati who needs work. His company "Black Tie Moving" has locations in those three cities and said they will hire anyone who needs a job. "If you’re in Columbus or Cincinnati Ohio or Nashville Tennessee, I own a company called @blacktiemoving," LeVox wrote on Instagram. "If you don’t have a job we will hire you. If you do have a job and want some extra money we will hire you.
  • Review: Beyoncé's 'Black Is King' is supreme Black art

    ...- MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer
    King Beyoncé's new film takes you on a journey of Black art, music, history and fashion as the superstar transports you to Africa to tell the story of a young man in search of his crown, matched to epic songs she created while inspired by "The Lion King.
  • Officials declare Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas almost complete

    ...- Associated Press
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials declared “substantial completion" of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas after nearly 1,000 days were spent building the $2 billion home for the NFL’s relocated Raiders. Friday has been the target date for completion since ground was broken in November 2017 for the 65,000-seat domed stadium just off the Las Vegas Strip. “We still have to finish the job,” Raiders team owner Mark Davis told the Las Vegas Review-Journal .
  • Filmmaker Alan Parker, director of 'Midnight Express' dies at 76

    ...- The Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Filmmaker Alan Parker, one of Britain's most successful directors whose movies included "Bugsy Malone," "Midnight Express" and "Evita," has died at 76, his family said. Parker's diverse body of work includes "Fame," Mississippi Burning, "The Commitments and "Angela's Ashes. " Together his movies won 10 Academy Awards and 19 British Academy Film Awards. In a statement, the family said Parker died Friday in London after a long illness.
  • In an upside-down summer, 'Jaws,' 'E.T.' are hits again

    ...- Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — When historians look back on the top films at the box office in the summer of 2020, they may feel like they’ve slipped into a time warp, or maybe “Back to the Future. ” Over the second weekend in July, “Empire Strikes Back” — 40 years after it was first released — was again No. 1. “Ghostbusters” claimed the July 4th weekend, 36 years after opening. Over the June 19-21 weekend and 27 years after it last led the box office, “Jurassic Park” again ruled theaters.
  • TV host Regis Philbin buried at Notre Dame, his alma mater

    ...- Associated Press
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Television host Regis Philbin, who died last week at 88, has been buried at the University of Notre Dame following a private funeral service at his alma mater, a school spokesman said. Philbin was buried Wednesday at Cedar Grove Cemetery on the northern Indiana Catholic school's campus after a private service at the school's Basilica of the Sacred Heart. "The Philbin family wanted to bring Regis back to the place he loved so much for a private funeral and burial.
  • 'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston recovers from COVID-19, donates plasma

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Bryan Cranston said he contracted and recovered from COVID-19 and has donated his plasma because it contains antibodies. The actor best known for playing Walter White on AMC's "Breaking Bad" made the announcement in a video posted to Instagram on Thursday. View this post on Instagram Hi. About now you’re probably feeling a little tied down, restricting your mobility and like me, you’re tired of this!!
  • Robert Durst murder trial to resume in 2021 because of virus

    ...- BRIAN MELLEY, The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California murder trial of New York real estate heir Robert Durst is scheduled to resume before a jury in April after the multimillionaire rejected an offer Friday to let a judge decide his fate sooner. The case had been set to restart in July after a four-month delay because of the coronavirus outbreak but defense lawyers had objected over health concerns for jurors, themselves and their 77-year-old client.
  • 'Into the Wild' bus likely lands a home at Alaska museum

    ...- MARK THIESSEN Associated Press
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An infamous bus appears headed to a new home at a museum in Fairbanks after being removed from Alaska’s backcountry to deter people from making dangerous, sometimes deadly treks to visit the site where a young man documented his demise in 1992.
  • DeGeneres apologizes to show's staff amid workplace inquiry

    ...- LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres apologized to the staff of her daytime TV talk show amid an internal company investigation of complaints of a difficult and unfair workplace. “On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ would be a place of happiness — no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect,” DeGeneres wrote. Something changed, she said, “and for that, I am sorry. ”
  • Gaga, Grande top MTV VMA noms; quarantine categories added

    ...- MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — It's raining nominations for Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande's "Rain on Me" at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, which will present new categories focused on live performances and music videos created at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Gaga and Grande both scored nine nominations each, including video of the year for their No. 1 dance hit.
  • Placido Domingo to receive lifetime award in Austria

    ...- COLLEEN BARRY Associated Press
    SOAVE, Italy (AP) — Placido Domingo will make his first public appearance since recovering from coronavirus to accept a lifetime achievement award in Austria next week. The famed tenor will receive the honor on Aug. 6 in Salzburg by the organization behind Austria's Music Prize at an invitation-only ceremony.
  • Oprah magazine cover to feature Breonna Taylor, its first without Winfrey

    ...- GREYDY DIAZ, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) - Oprah Winfrey is dedicating the September issue of O Magazine to Breonna Taylor, the 66-year-old TV host and magazine founder announced Thursday. Taylor was just 26 years-old when she was shot eight times and killed by Louisville, Kentucky, police on March 13. TheLouisville Police Department terminated officer Brett Hankison after months of investigation and the two other officers involved in her fatal shooting remain on administrative assignment.
  • Sesame Street launches web series to aid families dealing with parental addiction

    ...- STEFANIE DYGA, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) —Sesame Street has launched a new webinar series to tackle a tough subject. You may remember the children's show late last year introducing a character named Karli, a 6-year-old Muppet, whose mother struggles with substance abuse and addiction. The new series is expanding an existing initiative,Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC), to help children "overcome the trauma of parental addiction.
  • Toronto sets lineup, Regina King to debut Muhammad Ali film

    ...- JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday unveiled a lineup bearing little in common with its normal barrage of awards contenders and premier fall films but features the directorial debut of Regina King and the latest documentaries from Frederick Wiseman and Werner Herzog. Toronto, which is set to run Sept. 10-19, has plotted a largely virtual 45th edition due to the pandemic. In normal years, TIFF is the largest film festival in North America.
  • Review: 'The Fight' documents the ACLU in the age of Trump

    ...- JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer
    “The Fight,” Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman and Eli Despress’ documentary about the American Civil Liberties Union, opens with the inauguration of Donald Trump. His oath rings out like an opening salvo. In just seven days, protests will be amassed at JFK Airport in New York where ACLU attorneys rush to counter the Trump's administration's travel ban from seven Muslim-majority nations.
  • Spotify's upgraded feature lets you and your friends have listening parties

    ...- STEFANIE DYGA, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – An upgraded feature from Spotify lets you and your friends have listening parties featuring your favorite tunes, whether you're six feet apart or halfway across the world. The company launched its first beta version of "Group Session" in May, but the recently-upgraded version comes with a new twist: users around the world can now listen to the same playlist or podcast simultaneously.
  • 'Little House' author Laura Ingalls Wilder's life, times examined in PBS film

    ...- LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new documentary about the life and work of “Little House on the Prairie” author Laura Ingalls Wilder puts her novels’ scattered racist references in historical context, the film’s producers said. Wilder’s work reflects the perspective of her family and attitudes in the late 1800s Midwest, the setting for the coming-of-age novels based on her childhood, said Mary McDonagh Murphy, director and producer of PBS’ “American Masters” biography.
  • Malik B, founding member of The Roots, has died at 47

    ...- Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Malik B, a rapper and founding member of The Roots, has died. He was 47. The group announced the death of the Philadelphia-born emcee in a social media post Wednesday. The cause of death was not released. Malik B, whose real name is Malik Abdul Basit, was a major contributor to the group, which includes Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter. He appeared on four albums before departing the group in 1999. The group won its first Grammy the following year.
  • Here's what's coming to Netflix in August 2020

    ...- Ryan Painter (KUTV)
    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — ... and then it was August. These days and weeks feel longer, but weekends and months seem shorter. Strange how that works. Let's take a look at some of our distraction options coming to Netflix in August 2020. These days I tend to focus on the Netflix Originals and exclusives, but "An Education," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Jurassic Park," "Mad Max," "Nightcrawler," "Safety Not Guaranteed," and "Casino Royale" are highly recommended catalog titles.
  • Tracy Morgan, wife to divorce after 5 years of marriage

    ...- The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tracy Morgan and his wife of five years are ending their marriage. The actor-comedian's representative said in an emailed statement Wednesday that Morgan and Megan Wollover have filed for divorce. FIL E- In this Jan. 28, 2019, file photo, comedian Tracy Morgan attends the LA Premiere of "What Men Want" at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
  • Kanye West's NJ ballot petition falls short, complaint says

    ...- MIKE CATALINI, Associated Press
    TRENTON, N. J. (AP) — Kanye West’s petition to appear on New Jersey’s ballot as a presidential candidate fails to pass legal muster because signatures are incomplete, and in some cases appear written with very similar handwriting, according to a formal complaint filed with the state Wednesday. Election law attorney Scott Salmon, a registered Democrat, filed the objection with the state Division of Elections after reviewing the more than 1,300 signatures the rapper had submitted.
  • Malik B, founding member of The Roots, has died at 47

    ...- The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Malik B, a rapper and founding member of The Roots, has died. He was 47. The group announced the death of the Philadelphia-born emcee in a social media post Wednesday. The cause of death was not released. Malik B, whose real name is Malik Abdul Basit, was a major contributor to the group, which includes Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter. He appeared on four albums before departing the group in 1999. The group won its first Grammy the following year.
  • Tyler Perry talks production challenges with 'Camp Quarantine' during COVID-19 pandemic

    ...- Khalid Laws
    WASHINGTON (SBG) —Tyler Perry has been one of the few figures in Hollywood that has been proactive when it comes to getting the television and film business back up and running. Based in Atlanta, Tyler Perry's studio is one of the first in the industry to resume production this summer after the coronavirus pandemic shutdown Hollywood.
  • For TV heads and viewers, conventions are largely a mystery

    ...- DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Weeks before political conventions, television networks would typically be confirming hotel reservations, booking experts and pounding the last nails in temporary studios for their top anchors. There's nothing normal about 2020, of course. News executives are adjusting on the fly to nominating conventions for President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden that will be primarily virtual because of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Garth Brooks steps out of CMA Entertainer of the Year category

    ...- Caitlyn Shelton, WZTV Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Garth Brooks has officially pulled himself out of the CMA Entertainer of the Year running, the country superstar announced during a press call Wednesday. “To say you’ve had a good year when everyone is suffering, I don’t want to say that," the "Friends in Low Places" singer commented. One tweet stuck out to Brooks, questioning why he doesn't step down and have the award be for someone representing the next generation of country music. He said, "100 percent agree. ”
  • UK judge holds hearing in Meghan Markle's lawsuit against newspaper

    ...- JILL LAWLESS Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — A judge in London is hearing the latest stage on Wednesday of the Duchess of Sussex's privacy-infringement lawsuit against a British newspaper, as Meghan tries to keep the names of five of her friends out of the public eye.
  • 'Appalled' New York Gov. Cuomo to investigate crowded Chainsmokers concert

    ...- MARINA VILLENEUVE Associated Press
    ALBANY, N. Y. (AP) — New York's governor says he is “appalled” by videos showing crowds standing close together at a Hamptons concert featuring electronic music duo The Chainsmokers over the weekend. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state Department of Health will conduct an investigation into “egregious social distancing violations. ” Cuomo warned in a Tuesday call with reporters that violations of public health law can result in civil fines and a potential for criminal liability.
  • Tenor Bocelli, who had COVID, says lockdown humiliated him

    ...- FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated Press
    ROME (AP) — Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, who had COVID-19, said the pandemic lockdown made him feel “humiliated and offended” by depriving him of his freedom to come and go as he wanted. Bocelli spoke at a panel Monday in a Senate conference room, where he was introduced by right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini, who has railed against the government’s stringent measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak.
  • New collaboration has Burt Bacharach still working at 92

    ...- STEVEN WINE, The Associated Press
    Burt Bacharach has been working on an ending. Not that he's ready to call it quits on a career that began in the 1950s. Instead, the acclaimed composer is enjoying a burst of creativity at age 92, thanks to his new collaboration with Nashville singer-songwriter Daniel Tashian. On Friday they'll release a five-song EP titled "Blue Umbrella.
  • Burns outlines 8 projects; PBS launches documentary service

    ...- DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — What do Ernest Hemingway, Muhammad Ali, Benjamin Franklin and Leonardo da Vinci have in common? All are getting the Ken Burns treatment in the next few years. The PBS documentarian said Tuesday that he has eight projects in the works, half of them in-depth looks at the four personalities. The da Vinci project is the first one Burns has done on a non-American subject, he said.
  • Space Camp in danger of closing permanently due to pandemic

    ...- JAY REEVES Associated Press
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Space Camp, an educational program attended by nearly 1 million people, including a dozen who went on to become astronauts or cosmonauts, said Tuesday it’s in danger of closing without a cash infusion because of the coronavirus pandemic. Part of the state-owned U. S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Space Camp was shut down for weeks earlier this year and has been hampered by low attendance since reopening in June with limited capacity, officials said.
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci baseball card becomes best-selling card in Topps history

    ...- STEFANIE DYGA, Sinclair Broadcast Group
    WASHINGTON (SBG) – The nation's top infectious disease expert is hitting it out of the park – well, that's the case for his baseball card. Dr. Anthony Faucithrew the first pitchat the Washington Nationals' season opener against the New York Yankees last week, the first official game of the baseball season, while sporting a mask on the mound. There was even a limited edition baseball card made to commemorate the event.
  • In reversal, CES gadget show won't be in-person after all

    ...- JOSEPH PISANI, AP Retail Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — CES, one of the world's biggest technology conferences, will be a virtual event in January due to the coronavirus pandemic, a reversal from May when organizers said it would go on as a smaller gathering in Las Vegas. The announcement Tuesday is another blow for Las Vegas which, like all other U. S. tourist destinations, is suffering as people stay home or vacation locally.
  • Rembrandt self-portrait sells for $18.7 million at Sotheby's

    ...- The Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — A self-portrait by Rembrandt sold for 14. 5 million pounds ($18. 7 million) at a Sotheby's virtual auction Tuesday - a record price for a self-portrait by the Dutch master, the auctioneer's said. Sotheby's said "Self portrait wearing a ruff and black hat," from 1632 when the painter was aged 26, was sought by six bidders. It fell within the 12 to 16 million pounds estimate. The last self-portrait by Rembrandt to appear at auction was sold for 6.
  • Depp lawyer says Amber Heard lied during tabloid libel case

    ...- JILL LAWLESS, The Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp’shigh-stakes libel case against a British tabloid that accused him of assaulting ex-wife Amber Heard wrapped up Tuesday in a London court, with the star’s lawyer calling Heard “a compulsive liar” and claiming that Depp was the real victim of abuse in the relationship.
  • Silkroad's new face: Grammy-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens

    ...- WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press
    Silkroad, the acclaimed international musical collective with a social conscience, has a new face — and a fresh sense of purpose. Grammy-winning folk singer and instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens is Silkroad's new artistic director, taking the baton from renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who founded the group two decades ago, Silkroad said Tuesday. The 43-year-old North Carolina native is the first woman and first multiracial artist to lead Silkroad.
  • NBA restart likely to provide TV audience new sights, sounds

    ...- KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer
    During a normal NBA season, the sights and sounds of arenas serve as both a showy backdrop and home court advantage for its teams. But with no fans allowed in the stands for the upcoming restart because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the league’s Orlando-area bubble restart will have a decidedly different feel for both players and coaches, as well as the television audience watching from afar.
  • Goodell sends letter to NFL fans explaining plans for season

    ...- The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has sent a letter to fans outlining the league's plans to play during the coronavirus pandemic. As veterans begin reporting to training camps this week, Goodell noted Monday how COVID-19 has "turned the world upside down. " "COVID-19 will continue to present a major challenge to nearly every area of American life. Football is no exception," Goodell wrote.
  • Megan Thee Stallion describes her shooting in tearful video

    ...- ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Megan Thee Stallion said Monday that she had gunshot wounds in both feet and gave new details about the shooting earlier this month that she called "the worst experience of my life" in an emotional online video. FILE - Megan Thee Stallion attends Variety's Hitmakers Brunch on Dec. 7, 2019, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) "I was shot in both of my feet, and I had to get surgery to ...
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