Arts and entertainment

April 28, 2017 - 6:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd is stepping down as chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America. The MPAA said Friday that their board will gather Saturday to name Charles Rivkin as successor to Dodd, who is resigning Sept. 4. Rivkin was previously the U.S...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2017 file photo, Ja Rule attends City Harvest's 23rd Annual Gala, "An Evening of Practical Magic" in New York. Organizers of the Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, produced by a partnership that includes rapper Ja Rule, have canceled the weekend event at the last minute Friday after many people had already arrived and spent thousands of dollars on tickets and travel. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP, File)
April 28, 2017 - 4:14 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Organizers of a much-hyped music festival in the Bahamas canceled the weekend event at the last minute Friday after many people had already arrived and spent thousands of dollars on tickets and travel. Fyre Festival organizers announced the cancellation of what they previously billed...
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April 28, 2017 - 4:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robin Coste Lewis is the new poet laureate of Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the two-year appointment Thursday, calling Lewis a fearless writer. The post is intended to promote the city's diverse poetry and literary culture. Coste Lewis is the author of the collection...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2017, file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Evin Cosby writes in an opinion piece for the National Newspaper Publishers Association published Wednesday, April 26, 2017, that her father “is not abusive, violent or a rapist.” (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 28, 2017 - 1:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jurors at Bill Cosby's sex assault trial can hear his explosive deposition testimony about quaaludes but not his references to the supposed aphrodisiac Spanish fly, a judge ruled Friday. The 79-year-old Cosby is accused of drugging and molesting Temple University employee Andrea...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the 2016 LACMA Art + Film Galain Los Angeles. Paltrow and former Vogue editor Anna Wintour are teaming up to take the actress’ Goop website to print, magazine publisher Conde Nast announced on April 28, 2017. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
April 28, 2017 - 12:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow and former Vogue editor Anna Wintour are teaming up to take the actress' Goop website to print through a partnership with magazine publisher Conde Nast. Wintour, who is now artistic director at Conde Nast, says that through the Goop brand, Paltrow has built a "...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, Brad Paisley performs at the 50th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Paisley's newest album, "Love and War," was released this month. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
April 28, 2017 - 10:36 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brad Paisley will do anything to get fans to listen to an entire album front to back, even shooting an hour-long visual album featuring Mick Jagger, Timbaland, John Fogerty and an unfinished Johnny Cash song. The Grammy-winning country singer, songwriter and guitarist shot...
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In this March 4, 2016, file photo, Sean Hannity of Fox News arrives in National Harbor, Md. Hannity is getting a bruising reminder that this year's presidential campaign defies traditional political rules. Hannity defended Fox News Channel president Bill Shine on Twitter on April 27, 2017, following a New York magazine report that members of the controlling Murdoch family refused to release a statement of support for the executive. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
April 28, 2017 - 9:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Hannity is defending Fox News Channel co-president Bill Shine following a report that members of the controlling Murdoch family refused to release a statement of support for the executive. New York magazine cites anonymous sources in reporting that Shine recently asked 21st...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 1985 file photo, Prince performs at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. A pair of record labels announced Friday, April 28, 2017, that a remastered edition of Prince’s landmark 1984 album “Purple Rain” will be released on June 23, 2017. The labels say Prince oversaw the remastering process in 2015 and the “Purple Rain Deluxe” will include six previously unreleased songs by the late singer-songwriter, who died one year ago. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing, File)
April 28, 2017 - 6:06 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A remastered version of Prince's landmark album "Purple Rain" will be released this summer with several previously unreleased songs. NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records announced Friday that two remastered versions of the 1984 album will be released June 23. The labels said...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2016, file photo, Rebel Wilson attends the 5th Annual Australians in Film Awards held at NeueHouse Hollywood in Los Angeles. Wilson is suing an Australian publisher for defamation over a series of magazine articles the actress says cost her movie roles by painting her as a serial liar. Wilson's lawyer, Renee Enbom, said during a court hearing on Friday, April 28, 2017, that the Australian-born actress would present evidence that the articles published by Bauer Media in 2015 led to her film contracts being terminated. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
April 28, 2017 - 4:47 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Rebel Wilson is suing an Australian publisher for defamation over a series of magazine articles the actress says cost her movie roles by painting her as a serial liar. Wilson's lawyer, Renee Enbom, said during a court hearing on Friday that the Australian-born actress would present...
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Demonstrators sharing opposing views argue during a rally Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. Demonstrators gathered near the University of California, Berkeley campus amid a strong police presence and rallied to show support for free speech and condemn the views of Ann Coulter and her supporters. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 28, 2017 - 3:13 am
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Ann Coulter did not turn up in Berkeley where hundreds held a raucous but largely peaceful demonstration in her absence and lamented what they called the latest blow to free speech in the home of America's free speech movement. The conservative pundit's canceled appearance...
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