Arts and entertainment

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2017, file photo, pharmaceuticals billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong waves as he arrives in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York for a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. The Los Angeles Times is reporting its parent company is in talks to be sold to Soon-Shiong. The Washington Post first reported Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 that the sale was being negotiated by Tronc Inc., formerly Tribune Publishing. The Times then reported that the price was $500 million and would include the San Diego Union-Tribune. Chicago-based Tronc owns 10 U.S. newspapers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
February 07, 2018 - 2:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man buying the Los Angeles Times is a 65-year-old physician-entrepreneur described by Forbes Magazine as "America's richest doctor," and one who has said his goal is to cure cancer in his lifetime. Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong also is a basketball fanatic who shoots hoops on a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2017 file photo, author Jesmyn Ward attends the 68th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner in New York. Scribner told The Associated Press that Ward will write an adult novel about an enslaved woman sent from the Carolinas to New Orleans. She will then work on her first novel for middle graders, a “magical adventure” featuring a Southern black woman with “special powers.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 07, 2018 - 8:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has her next two novels planned. On Wednesday, Scribner told The Associated Press that Ward will write an adult novel about an enslaved woman sent from the Carolinas to New Orleans. She will then work on her first novel for middle graders, a "...
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February 07, 2018 - 6:30 am
VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — Although Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback Carson Wentz couldn't play Sunday's Super Bowl, he still gets a ring — and now his girlfriend gets one, too. "She said YES! And now Maddie and I both got us a ring ... can't wait to marry my best friend! God is doing some amazing...
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Kobe Bryant asiste al almuerzo anual de los nominados al Oscar en el hotel Beverly Hilton, el lunes 5 de febrero del 2018 en Beverly Hills, California. (Foto por Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
February 06, 2018 - 6:29 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Oscar nominees' luncheon is like an exclusive clubhouse where every member is an outstanding artist and film super-fan. So the production designer of "The Shape of Water" is free to geek out over meeting Mary J. Blige, who herself shared a moment with Gary Oldman...
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In this combination photo, TV personality Kylie Jenner, left, attends Harper's Bazaar Icons celebration on Sept. 9, 2016, in New York and rapper Travis Scott performs at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival on Sept. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. In an Instagram post Sunday, Feb. 4, Jenner announced the birth of her baby girl born Thursday. It's the first child for the 20-year-old reality star and the 25-year-old rapper. Jenner and Travis Scott said Tuesday their baby girl is named Stormi. (Photos by Andy Kropa, left, and John Salangsang/Invision/AP)
February 06, 2018 - 5:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott have named their baby girl is named Stormi. Jenner posted the name on Instagram on Tuesday with a photo of the baby's tiny hand grasping her pink-polished thumb. The post was viewed more than 129,000 times by Tuesday afternoon. Jenner says she opted to...
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February 06, 2018 - 5:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers say they'll need to postpone his April 2 sexual assault retrial if some of his other accusers are allowed to testify. The comedian's lawyers said in a court filing Tuesday that they'll seek a delay to allow them more time to investigate allegations from the...
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February 06, 2018 - 3:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl ratings may have been slightly down for NBC, but the network's entertainment division was buoyed by the showing of "This is Us" after the game. The second-year drama scored with an episode that explains how the character of Jack Pearson, played by Milo Ventimiglia, died...
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February 06, 2018 - 9:56 am
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Marist College has revoked an honorary degree it awarded to former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly in 2001. Marist's trustees cited accusations of sexual misconduct and sexual harassment in a statement about O'Reilly posted Sunday on the college website. O'Reilly...
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This Jan. 12, 2018 photo released by the Metropolitan Opera shows a performance of Donizetti's “L'Elisir d'Amore” (“The Elixir of Love”) which will be broadcast to movie theaters worldwide on Saturday, Feb. 10, as part of the Met's Live in HD series. (Metropolitan Opera via AP)
February 06, 2018 - 9:50 am
Italian baritone Davide Luciano is making his Metropolitan Opera — and U.S. — debut as the "other man" who threatens to take the heroine, Adina, away from the bumbling peasant Nemorino in Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'Amore," or "The Elixir of Love." "L'Elisir d'Amore" will be broadcast to movie theaters...
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February 06, 2018 - 9:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Girls Trip" changed the game for Tiffany Haddish, and now she's being honored as one of Essence magazine's "game-changers" at its annual "Black Women in Hollywood" awards. "Girls Trip" was one of last year's big hits and made Haddish a breakout star. The comedian is one of four...
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