Arts and entertainment

March 23, 2018 - 10:20 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Actress DuShon Monique Brown, who played a secretary in the NBC show "Chicago Fire," has died at age 49. The Cook County medical examiner's spokeswoman Becky Schlikerman says Brown died Friday at St. James Olympia Field Hospital outside Chicago. The cause of death wasn't given. Brown...
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Firefighters work at the scene of a fire Friday, March 23, 2018 that began overnight in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Firefighter Michael R. Davidson of Engine Company 69, died after he became separated from his unit as they battled the fierce, smoky blaze that broke out in the basement of a former Harlem jazz club being used as a film set for "Motherless Brooklyn," directed by Edward Norton. (AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz)
March 23, 2018 - 7:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City firefighter died early Friday battling a fierce blaze on a movie set after getting separated from his fellow firefighters in the thick smoke. The fire started in the cellar of a former jazz club as the crew of "Motherless Brooklyn," directed by Edward Norton, was...
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FILE - This Feb. 14, 2013 file photo shows Amy Locane Bovenizer entering the courtroom to be sentenced in Somerville, N.J. for the 2010 drunk driving accident in Montgomery Township that killed 60-year-old Helene Seeman The actress, who served about two-and-a-half years of a three-year sentence, must return to court for a second re-sentencing. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, Patti Sapone, File)
March 23, 2018 - 5:34 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former "Melrose Place" actress whose three-year prison term for a fatal 2010 auto crash sparked outrage from the victim's family and prompted legal appeals must return to court for a second re-sentencing. A New Jersey appeals court ordered the new sentencing Friday for Amy...
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March 23, 2018 - 5:31 pm
PBS says it has found many new witnesses to the sexual misconduct of talk-show host Tavis Smiley, who was suspended in December and later fired. The network filed papers in Washington, D.C., Superior Court in response to a breach-of-contract lawsuit Smiley filed last month. PBS says an independent...
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In this March 14, 2018 photo, Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner poses for a portrait in his New York office. Wenner feels the #MeToo movement shows an absence of due process. He said he feels that mere accusations of sexual impropriety are threatening careers, many times without corroboration with people losing their jobs. (AP Photo/John Carucci)
March 23, 2018 - 5:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jann Wenner feels the #MeToo movement shows a "real absence of due process." In an interview with The Associated Press, the Rolling Stone publisher said he feels that mere accusations of sexual impropriety are threatening careers, many times without corroboration, with people losing...
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March 23, 2018 - 5:27 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on an appeals court ordering former "Melrose Place" actress Amy Locane re-sentenced for a fatal 2010 auto crash (all times local): 5 p.m. A lawyer for former "Melrose Place" actress Amy Locane says he'll appeal a ruling ordering her to be re-sentenced for a fatal 2010...
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March 23, 2018 - 4:44 pm
CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Inmates from an eastern Iowa prison have spent weeks learning German and perfecting inflections for a recording that will be played during a New York City opera performance of Beethoven's "Fidelio." Heartbeat Opera invited the Oakdale Community Choir of the Iowa Medical and...
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Fred Rogers wife, Joanne Rogers, shares a laugh with friends in front of a giant Mister Rogers Forever Stamp following the first-day-of-issue dedication in WQED's Fred Rogers Studio in Pittsburgh, Friday, March 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 23, 2018 - 3:51 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — It was a beautiful day to honor Mister Rogers with a postage stamp. The U.S. Postal Service on Friday released a stamp featuring Fred Rogers, the gentle TV host who entertained and educated generations of preschoolers on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." The stamp pictures Rogers in...
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A plate with the initials H and M which forms part of the new official range of china to celebrate the future marriage of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is displayed in The Queen's Gallery shop at Buckingham Palace, London, Wednesday March 21, 2018. (Rick Findler/PA via AP)
March 23, 2018 - 7:19 am
LONDON (AP) — Fans of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle can start building their collections of royal wedding memorabilia now. The approved commemorative china marking the couple's May 19 wedding went on sale Friday. The collection uses cornflower blue with white detailing and a gold monogram of the...
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March 23, 2018 - 6:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The actor who plays Captain America may be ready to hang up his shield. Chris Evans tells The New York Times he has no plans to return to the Marvel movie franchise after reshoots of the fourth "Avengers" movie later this year. Evans says "you want to get off the train before they...
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