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New Orleans police arrest man after rapper was gunned down

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police have arrested a man accused of being involved in the slaying of rapper Young Greatness outside of a Waffle House. Citing records, Nola.com/The Times-Picayune reports 38-year-old Donald Reaux was arrested Wednesday. He was booked on charges including accessory to second-degree murder and obstruction of justice. Police didn’t immediately […]
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Carell, ‘Office’ producers reteam for ‘Space Force’ comedy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Carell is starring in a new workplace comedy that could be out of this world. Netflix said Wednesday that Carell is re-teaming with “The Office” producers Greg Daniels and Howard Klein on the series “Space Force.” It’s about the people assigned to create a sixth branch of the armed services […]
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Harmony Korine’s latest, Beto O’Rourke doc to debut at SXSW

NEW YORK (AP) — Harmony Korine’s “The Beach Bum,” Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut and a documentary on the breakout campaign of Texas politician Beto O’Rourke will premiere at the annual South by Southwest Film Festival. The Austin, Texas-based festival announced the lineup to its 26th edition Wednesday after previously revealing that Jordan Peele’s “Us” will […]
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Show calls boy who stayed up for TV and saved family ‘hero’

MINQUADALE, Del. (AP) — A 13-year-old Delaware boy credited with saving his family from a house fire when he stayed up late to watch a show on Netflix has received a special delivery from the show’s writers. The News Journal reports that Damir Carter defied his mom by staying up late to watch TV in […]
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Jarrett memoir excerpted in free online compilation

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett’s memoir and a new novel by acclaimed author Karl Marlantes are among dozens of upcoming works excerpted in a free online compilation. Jarrett’s “Finding My Voice” recalls her time as one of President Barack Obama’s most trusted advisers. Marlantes, known for his Vietnam War novel “Matterhorn,” […]
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Broadway theaters to dim lights to honor Carol Channing

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway is remembering Tony-winning actress Carol Channing. The marquee lights of every Broadway theater will dim at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday to honor Channing, who died Tuesday at her home in Rancho Mirage, California, at age 97. The Broadway League says the date marks the anniversary of the 1964 opening of “Hello […]
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Team that spoofed Pence book has new picture story

NEW YORK (AP) — The creative team that brought you the best-selling parody of the Pence family rabbit has a new book coming. Writer Jill Twiss and illustrator EG Keller are collaborating on “The Someone New,” HarperCollins Children’s Books announced Wednesday. Scheduled for June 4, the book is a parable about welcoming outsiders. It tells […]
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Jason Reitman to direct Ghostbusters sequel for summer 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ivan Reitman is passing the Ghostbusters torch to his son. Four-time Oscar nominee Jason Reitman is set to direct a new installment in the Ghostbusters series for Sony Pictures set to come out in the summer of 2020. Reitman tweeted Tuesday night that he’s “finally got the keys to the car.” […]
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Rihanna sues father over use of their last name for business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna is suing her father over his use of their last name for a business. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Los Angeles, Rihanna, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, says that her father, Ronald Fenty, and his partner have violated her trademark and falsely suggested that […]
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Bruce Springsteen surprises Irish pub patrons in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Bruce Springsteen made an unexpected visit to a Boston pub last week. Tommy McCarthy, owner of The Bebop, says Springsteen walked into the bar with his wife and another woman to spend some time listening to a local performer playing Friday evening. McCarthy tells The Boston Globe that Springsteen enjoyed the music […]
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Correction: Met Opera-New Music Director story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Dec. 3 about Yannick Nezet-Seguin, The Associated Press, based on information provided by the Metropolitan Opera, erroneously reported Pierre Tourville is Nezet-Seguin’s husband. They are partners but not married. A corrected version of the story is below: By RONALD BLUM Associated Press Most Read StoriesNetflix raising prices for […]
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Sofia Coppola, Bill Murray to reunite for ‘On the Rocks’

NEW YORK (AP) — Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray will reunite 16 years after the Oscar-winning “Lost in Translation” in the splashiest feature film yet announced by Apple. A24 said Tuesday that Coppola’s “On the Rocks” will be the indie studio’s first project under its joint deal with Apple, which is pushing into original content. […]
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Las Vegas home of mobster portrayed in ‘Casino’ is for sale

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas home of legendary Chicago mob enforcer Tony “The Ant” Spilotro is for sale. Spilotro, who was portrayed by Joe Pesci in the 1995 film “Casino,” and his wife, Nancy, were the original owners of the single-story ranch-style home east of the Las Vegas Strip. Built in 1974, the […]
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Satisfaction: Rolling Stones to headline 50th New Orleans Jazz Fest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has got satisfaction: The Rolling Stones are among the headliners for the 50th anniversary festival. Organizers Tuesday confirmed reports that Mick Jagger and his band will play. Also headlining are Katy Perry, the Dave Matthews Band, Al Green, Pitbull, Santana, Jerry Lee Lewis, Aaron […]
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Celebs, athletes give ‘Dragon Ball’ pop culture super status

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Dragon Ball” may be a Japanese-born anime, but the series has become a major pop culture influencer for years. Rappers sprinkle references in their rhymes, athletes channel the character’s super powers when making big plays and the franchise’s star even made a towering appearance at November’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. That […]
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GOP’s John Kasich lands regular role as CNN commentator

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) says he’s joined CNN as a political commentator. The Ohio Republican is a frequent critic of President Donald Trump and a potential 2020 presidential contender. Kasich announced in a tweet on Tuesday he will begin immediately as a regular contributor on the cable news network. Kasich […]
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Alicia Keys to host Grammy Awards next month

NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys usually attends the Grammys, but this year she’ll be there as a host. The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that the R&B star will host the Feb. 10 show for the first time. The Grammys will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Keys has won […]
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Unknown Rachel Zegler is Maria in Spielberg’s ‘West Side’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg has cast an unknown 17-year-old from New Jersey to play Maria in his remake of “West Side Story.” Deadline first reported Monday the director picked Rachel Zegler after auditioning more than 30,000 hopefuls. The high school student from Clifton posted photos of herself and other cast members on Instagram […]
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CBS’ Mo Rocca to begin podcast series on ‘Mobituaries’

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News “Sunday Morning” correspondent and humorist Mo Rocca has his own spin on obituaries. In a new podcast and upcoming book called — wait for it — “Mobituaries” — he takes an intriguing look at the lives and deaths of not just people, but ideas, careers and social movements. The […]
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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue moves to May publication

NEW YORK (AP) — The upcoming Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is moving its publication date, pushing it from the chill of February to warmer May, closer to bikini-weather. Editor of the issue MJ Day tells The Associated Press the shift makes more sense for greater impact. She says that “It’s always hard to think about […]
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Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes at 12:31 a.m. Tuesday in Rancho Mirage, California. Boll says she had twice suffered strokes in the last year. The lanky, ebullient musical […]
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Rockstar defends Pinkerton name in ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’

NEW YORK (AP) — Rockstar Games is firing back in a legal tussle over the use of a Pinkerton security company’s name in its video game “Red Dead Redemption 2.” Court documents say Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations sent a cease and desist letter to Rockstar and its parent company, Take-Two Interactive, in December, claiming the […]
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Ground zero art exhibit featuring Saudi flag to be moved

NEW YORK (AP) — An art exhibit installed on the grounds of the World Trade Center that features a giant candy sculpture wrapped in the Saudi flag will be relocated following complaints from 9/11 victims groups, the agency that oversees the site said Monday. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey confirmed the […]
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Baby boy or girl? It seems Harry and Meghan don’t know yet

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have apparently chosen not to learn the gender of the baby they are expecting this spring. Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, told schoolchildren during a visit to Birkenhead on Monday that she doesn’t know whether she is carrying a boy or a girl. Kitty Dudley, 9, […]
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Screen Actors Guild slams film academy for Oscar tactics

NEW YORK (AP) — The Screen Actors Guild is calling on the film academy to stop preventing stars from appearing on award shows before the Oscars. In an unusually critical statement Monday, SAG said it has received multiple reports that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is pressuring actors to appear only at […]
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Actress McGowan pleads no contest to misdemeanor drug charge

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Actress Rose McGowan has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor drug charge in Virginia after cocaine was found in a wallet she left behind at Dulles International Airport two years ago. Loudoun County court records show she received a $2,500 fine and a suspended jail sentence Monday. The sentence was first […]
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Van Morrison sings at friend’s funeral in Northern Ireland

LONDON (AP) — Van Morrison has performed one of his best-loved songs at the funeral of his longtime friend, the historian and politician Ian Adamson. Morrison sang “Into the Mystic” — one of his most mysterious, evocative songs — at Adamson’s funeral Monday at Conlig Presbyterian Church in Northern Ireland. The 1970 song was apparently […]
Tags: London, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Northern Ireland, Van Morrison, Adamson, Ian Adamson Morrison, Conlig Presbyterian Church


Russian novel tells story of survival, love in Stalin’s camp

MOSCOW (AP) — Guzel Yakhina’s grandmother was a little girl when Soviet agents burst into her home and deported the whole family to the frozen woods of Siberia. Decades later, she shared those memories with her granddaughter, telling her of immense suffering and death, but also of resilience. Out of those conversations, was born “Zuleikha,” […]
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Kylie Jenner loses record for most-liked Instagram post

NEW YORK (AP) — Kylie Jenner’s birth announcement is no longer the most-liked post on Instagram. A photo of a simple brown egg has more than 27 million likes, surpassing the 18 million generated last year when Jenner posted a photo of her daughter Stormi. The photo was posted Jan. 4 on the world_record_egg account. […]
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iHeartRadio launches a Broadway channel and digital hub

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of show tunes are getting another place to get their fix now that iHeartRadio has launched a Broadway channel and online hub. iHeartRadio Broadway started offering streaming music from Broadway shows Monday. A companion website will provide news, videos, interviews and podcasts. Recent songs heard on the channel include ones […]
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