Arts and entertainment

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, file photo, musician Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs during the Lollapalooza music festival in Grant Park in Chicago. According to his representative, rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died Wednesday night in Detroit at age 52. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
May 18, 2017 - 3:56 am
Rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at age 52, according to his representative. Cornell, who had been on tour, died Wednesday night in Detroit, Brian Bumbery said in a statement to The Associated Press. Bumbery called the...
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May 18, 2017 - 2:48 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo, the ever-smiling screen mother to some of India's top actors, died Thursday. She was 59. Condolences and tributes to the actress poured forth on Twitter, including from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Reema Lagoo was a versatile actor who left a big...
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May 18, 2017 - 2:16 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood actress Reema Lagoo, the ever-smiling screen mother to some of India's top actors, has died. She was 59. Condolences and tributes to the actress poured forth on Twitter, including from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor tweeted "Good friend...
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May 17, 2017 - 9:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two short fiction collections by Jhumpa Lahiri have convinced prize judges that she's a worthy recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. Lahiri will receive $5,000 and will read at a December ceremony in Washington, D.C. The award selection committee on...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 11, 2017 file photo, a Christie's employee displays The flawless heart-shaped Boehmer and Bassenge "La legende" diamond during a preview at the Christie's, in Geneva, Switzerland. A heart-shaped diamond billed as the largest of its kind to go up for auction has sold for less than the pre-sale estimate, fetching a hammer price of 13 million Swiss francs (about $13.3 million.) The sale Wednesday, May 17, 2017 capped a two-day run of high-profile jewelry auctions in Geneva. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP, File)
May 17, 2017 - 6:38 pm
GENEVA (AP) — A heart-shaped diamond billed as the largest of its kind to be auctioned off sold for less than the pre-sale estimate Wednesday, fetching a hammer price of 13 million Swiss francs (about $13.3 million.) The 92-carat "La Legende" was the standout piece among some 250 jewels put on the...
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FILE- In this May 24, 2010, file photo provided by ESPN, sportscaster Chris Berman stands with his wife, Katherine Ann Berman, upon receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in a traffic crash in Connecticut on May 9, 2017. The memorial service for her was held Wednesday, May 17, in Wallingford, Conn. (Scott Clarke/ESPN Images via AP, File)
May 17, 2017 - 5:12 pm
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — A memorial service honoring the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman has been held in Connecticut. The Hartford Courant reports ( http://cour.at/2qtCwYU ) friends, colleagues and relatives of Berman and his wife gathered Wednesday at Seymour St. John Chapel at...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 11, 2017 file photo, a Christie's employee displays The flawless heart-shaped Boehmer and Bassenge "La legende" diamond during a preview at the Christie's, in Geneva, Switzerland. A heart-shaped diamond billed as the largest of its kind to go up for auction has sold for less than the pre-sale estimate, fetching a hammer price of 13 million Swiss francs (about $13.3 million.) The sale Wednesday, May 17, 2017 capped a two-day run of high-profile jewelry auctions in Geneva. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP, File)
May 17, 2017 - 3:53 pm
GENEVA (AP) — A heart-shaped diamond billed as the largest of its kind to be auctioned off has sold for less than the pre-sale estimate, fetching a hammer price of 13 million Swiss francs (about $13.3 million.) The 92-carat "La Legende" was the standout piece among some 250 jewels on the block at...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. Manning, the transgender soldier convicted in 2013 of illegally disclosing classified government information, will remain on active duty in a special status after her scheduled release from prison Wednesday, May 17, 2017. (U.S. Army via AP, File)
May 17, 2017 - 8:14 am
CANNES, France (AP) — Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier convicted of giving classified government materials to WikiLeaks, will participate in a documentary about her. Pulse Films announced the film at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, shortly before Manning was to be released from Fort...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2015 file photo, people celebrate the opening of the 182nd Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, sGermany. Munich’s city council has voted down an attempt to cap foaming beer prices at the annual Oktoberfest. Deputy mayor Josef Schmid,who oversees the Bavarian capital’s annual beer extravaganza, had sought a legal cap for the next three years on the price of the traditional Mass, a one-liter (two-pint) glass of beer. Schmid failed to secure a majority for his plan at a council meeting Wednesday, May 17, 2017 news agency dpa reported. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
May 17, 2017 - 8:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — Munich's city council has rejected an attempt to take the froth off beer prices at the annual Oktoberfest. Deputy mayor Josef Schmid, who oversees the Bavarian capital's annual beer extravaganza, had sought a legal cap for the next three years on the price of the traditional Mass, a...
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May 17, 2017 - 8:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Turner says TBS has closed a new deal with Conan O'Brien that runs through 2022. TBS and sister Turner network TNT plan to launch a total of six new series with stars such as Snoop Dogg, Daniel Radcliffe and Michael Moore. And TNT is working with filmmaker Ridley Scott to develop a...
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