Arts and entertainment

FILE - In this April 3, 2016 file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Inglewood, Calif. In just four days, Swift’s new album has sold more traditional albums than any other release this year. Billboard reports that “reputation” has sold 1.05 million copies in the first four days of its release. The album came out on Nov. 10. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
November 16, 2017 - 6:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In just four days, Taylor Swift's new album has sold more traditional albums than any other release this year. Billboard reports the album, "reputation," sold 1.05 million copies in the first four days after its Nov. 10 release. Before Swift released her album, Ed Sheeran's "Divide...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Daniel Kaluuya in a scene from, "Get Out." ordan Peele’s horror sensation is again the subject of debate after it was reported that Universal Pictures has submitted the film for Golden Globes consideration as a comedy, rather than a drama. The film’s classification will ultimately reside with the Globes, but the controversy shows how “Get Out” is already challenging the conventions of Hollywood’s prestige movie season. (Universal Pictures via AP)
November 16, 2017 - 5:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The movie year seems destined to conclude the way it essentially began: With everybody talking about "Get Out." Jordan Peele's horror sensation is again the subject of debate after it was reported that Universal Pictures has submitted the film for Golden Globes consideration as a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2017 file photo, a woman sits on a curb at the scene of a shooting outside of a music festival along the Las Vegas Strip, in Las Vegas. It came as little surprise to producers, but Showtime's documentary series this fall on mass shooting incidents was itself disrupted by mass shootings. The network cut back on reruns of the series following the Oct. 1 attack at a country music concert in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured hundreds. An episode that identified the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting as the nation's most deadly event had to be changed because Las Vegas made that fact outdated.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
November 16, 2017 - 2:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It came as little surprise to producers, but Showtime's about-to-conclude documentary series on mass shooting incidents was itself disrupted by mass shootings. Showtime cut back on reruns of the series following the Oct. 1 attack at a country music concert in Las Vegas that killed...
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November 16, 2017 - 1:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy winner Paul Buckmaster, who arranged and orchestrated some of the best-known songs of David Bowie, the Rolling Stones and Elton John among others in a career that spanned a half-century, has died. He was 71. His assistant, Diana Post, says Buckmaster died on Nov. 7 in Los...
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This image released Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office shows the booking photo for actress Rose McGowan who surrendered to Airports Authority Police on charges of possession of a controlled substance. The felony charge stems from a police investigation of personal belongings left behind on a Jan. 20 flight that arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia. Police say the items tested positive for narcotics. (Loudoun County Sheriff's Office via AP)
November 16, 2017 - 12:27 pm
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Actress Rose McGowan was arraigned Thursday on felony cocaine charges, days after she alleged in The New Yorker that the drugs may been planted to discredit her. One of the most outspoken actresses to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse, McGowan told the magazine that she's...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2017 file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington. Franken apologized Thursday after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour and of posing for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 16, 2017 - 12:23 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour and of posing for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept. Leeann Tweeden posted the allegations, including the photo, on the...
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An Aug. 21, 2017 photo released by the National Theatre in London of Imelda Staunton as Sally Durant Plummer in Follies at the National Theatre. Imelda Staunton plays a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown in "Follies," Stephen Sondheim's dizzying musical about a traumatic reunion of former Broadway showgirls. (Johan Persson/National Theatre via AP)
November 16, 2017 - 11:14 am
LONDON (AP) — Imelda Staunton plays a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown in "Follies," Stephen Sondheim's dizzying musical about a traumatic reunion of former Broadway showgirls. Staunton goes from perky to shattered as Sally Durant Plummer, a former dancer who meets up with a former friend...
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FILE - This is a March 24, 2004, file photo of British explorer Benedict Allen. British explorer Benedict Allen, who failed to return on schedule from an expedition in Papua New Guinea, has been found safe in the mountainous jungle nation. Allen's agent Jo Sarsby said Thursday Nov. 16, 2017, that Allen had been found "safe, well and healthy" and was at a remote airstrip awaiting evacuation. (Andy Butterton/PA via AP)
November 16, 2017 - 11:03 am
LONDON (AP) — British explorer Benedict Allen, who failed to return on schedule from an expedition in Papua New Guinea, has been found safe in the mountainous jungle nation. Allen's agent Jo Sarsby said Thursday that Allen had been found "safe, well and healthy" and was at a remote airstrip...
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FILE - A Friday, Nov. 4, 1988 file photo of then Vice President of Nicaragua, Sergio Ramirez Mercado, at a press conference in Rome, at the end of his two day-visit to Rome and the Vatican. The Spanish government said Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 that Nicaraguan author and former politician, Sergio Ramirez Mercado, has won the 2017 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honor. (AP Photo/Claudio Luffoli, File)
November 16, 2017 - 10:05 am
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government says Nicaraguan author and former politician Sergio Ramirez Mercado has won the 2017 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honor. Ramirez has written more than 20 novels, including "Margarita, esta linda la mar" (Margarita, How Beautiful...
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FILE - In this Jan.. 6, 2009, file photo, Golden Globe statuettes are seen during a news conference at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Nov. 15, 2017, that its annual Miss Golden Globe honoree will now be known as the Golden Globe Ambassador. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
November 16, 2017 - 6:51 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The group behind the Golden Globe awards says its Miss Golden Globe honoree will now be known as the Golden Globe Ambassador. Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Meher Tatna says the move was made in order to help expand the role to help recognize the association's...
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