Arts and entertainment

March 27, 2017 - 4:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Viacom Inc. has named Jim Gianopulos the new chairman and chief executive officer of Paramount Pictures, hoping the former Fox chief can revive the flagging movie studio. Gianopulos will succeed Paramount's former chairman, Brad Grey, who was ousted in February. Viacom Chief...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2016 file photo, Drake performs onstage in Toronto. Drake's new album “More Life” has broken the U.S. record for the number of streams from a single album in one week. The rapper’s 22-track album recorded 385 million streams across all platforms. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
March 27, 2017 - 3:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Drake, who was the most streamed act on Spotify last year, has started 2017 strong — his new album, "More Life," has broken the U.S. record for the number of online streams from a single album in one week. The rapper's 22-track album recorded 385 million streams across all platforms...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Prosecutors are fighting defense efforts to question 2,000 potential jurors. They also want the jury selected weeks before the scheduled June 5 trial so jurors can prepare to be sequestered. The trial is being held near Philadelphia. But jurors are being chosen from the Pittsburgh area, nearly 300 miles away, because of worldwide publicity about the case. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
March 27, 2017 - 11:55 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sex assault case in Pennsylvania are fighting defense efforts to question 2,000 potential jurors. They also want the jury selected weeks before the scheduled June 5 trial so jurors can prepare to be sequestered. The trial is being held near...
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March 27, 2017 - 9:59 am
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have made an arrest stemming from a shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap in his New Jersey hometown that left three people wounded. The shooting happened outside a 24-hour deli in Paterson at about 5 a.m. Sunday. Authorities on Monday charged Raheem Thomas...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017, file photo, Adele performs "Hello" at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Adele told a crowd in Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday, March 26, 2017, that her current tour may be her final one. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
March 27, 2017 - 9:58 am
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Adele fans who didn't catch her on her world tour that's winding down may be out of luck in the future. The New Zealand Herald reports Adele told the audience during Sunday night's show in Auckland that "touring isn't something I'm good at" and she doesn't know if she "...
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March 27, 2017 - 9:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has joined NBC News as an analyst, making his debut Monday on the "Today" show. Earnest was the last of former President Barack Obama's press secretaries, serving in the role from 2014 until the end of Obama's presidency. He worked in...
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Uffizi museum manager Erik Smith gestures as Leonardo da Vinci’s "Adoration of the Three Wise Men" is returned to the public after 6 years of study and restoration, in Florence, Italy, Monday, March 27, 2017. Painted in 1481, it is one of the most important works of the early Leonardo. (Maurizio Degl' Innocenti/ANSA via AP)
March 27, 2017 - 7:58 am
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — The unfinished Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece "Adoration of the Magi" has emerged from a six-year restoration cleaner and brighter. The large, nearly square oil painting returned to its home at Florence's Uffizi Gallery for a special exhibit starting Tuesday and running...
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March 26, 2017 - 5:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran newsman Ted Koppel told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he is "bad for America" in an interview that aired on CBS' "Sunday Morning" that quickly became a trending topic on social media Sunday. Hannity fired back on Twitter alleging that his interview had been cut...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2015 file photo, Spanish actor Antonio Banderas holds his Honorific Goya trophy for his career, at the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Madrid, Spain. Antonio Banderas says he has recovered from a heart attack that he had in January 2017. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, File)
March 26, 2017 - 5:52 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish film star Antonio Banderas says he has recovered from a heart attack that he had in January. The 56-year-old Banderas tells Spanish media that "I suffered a heart attack on Jan. 26, but it wasn't serious and hasn't caused any damage." Banderas says he underwent a procedure to...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 9, 2016 file photo, Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne pose during a photo call for the Global Gift Gala at Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris. Former Girls Aloud star Cheryl and partner Liam Payne of One Direction fame announced on Saturday March 25, 2017, the birth of their first child. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
March 26, 2017 - 5:50 am
LONDON (AP) — Former Girls Aloud star Cheryl and her partner Liam Payne of One Direction fame have announced the birth of their first child. Cheryl said on Instagram Saturday night that their son was born Wednesday and has not been named. She says "although he still doesn't have a name he is...
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