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AP PHOTOS: Camels wrestle in traditional Turkish event

SELCUK, Turkey (AP) — Braveheart, Crazy Hasan, The Conqueror and Black Diamond were among the furry, hump-backed contestants in this year’s annual sporting showdown in Turkey: camel wrestling. Thousands of spectators gathered in the Aegean town of Selcuk to watch the event, a tradition that dates back 2,400 years. While smaller festivals are held across […]
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Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang dies from military injuries

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang has died from injuries he sustained to his chest and abdomen during a military training exercise in New Zealand. He was 28. Singapore’s defense ministry says Pang died early Thursday at Waikato Hospital. Also known as Pang Wei Chong, the actor was injured Saturday when the […]
Tags: Movies, News, Entertainment, Singapore, Nation, New Zealand, Wellington New Zealand, Pang, Aloysius Pang, Waikato Hospital Also, Wei Chong


Bryan Singer faces allegations of sexual assault with minors

NEW YORK (AP) — Director Bryan Singer has been accused of sexually assaulting minors in an expose published by The Atlantic. The Atlantic on Wednesday published a lengthy article about four alleged victims who said they were seduced and molested by the “Bohemian Rhapsody” director while underage. Three of the men spoke on the condition […]
Tags: New York, Movies, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Bryan Singer, Atlantic The Atlantic


Miller’s final NBC call will be third round of Phoenix Open

Johnny Miller’s final broadcast as NBC’s golf analyst will be during the third round of the Phoenix Open. The network said Wednesday that it will honor Miller during the Feb. 2 broadcast since the final round on Feb. 3 is about crowning a champion. The final round is on the same day as the Super […]
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Patricia Clarkson, Mario Lopez in pre-Mardi Gras parades

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans-born actress Patricia Clarkson, “Supernatural” star Jensen Ackles and “ExtraTV” host Mario Lopez are among the stars headlining New Orleans parades leading up to Mardi Gras. The Krewe of Muses says Clarkson is the first person to serve twice as Honorary Muse — someone considered a role model for the […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, New Orleans, Clarkson, Patricia Clarkson, Mario Lopez, Jensen Ackles, Patricia Clarkson Mario Lopez, Mardi Gras The Krewe of Muses


Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper among SAG Awards presenters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper and Rami Malek are among the first presenters announced for Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. Other presenters announced Wednesday by the actors union include Chadwick Boseman, Sam Elliott, Constance Wu, John David Washington, Adam Driver, Michelle Yeoh, Ken Jeong, Henry Golding and Angela Bassett. Ben Hardy, Gwilym […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, Rami Malek, Lady Gaga Bradley Cooper, Angela Bassett Ben Hardy Gwilym


Weinstein picks Casey Anthony’s lawyer for recast legal team

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein’s recast legal team includes the lawyer who won an acquittal for Casey Anthony on charges she killed her young daughter and a lawyer who helped basketball star Kobe Bryant avoid a rape prosecution. Weinstein’s spokesman on Wednesday said Jose Baez and Pamela Mackey were among four new lawyers hired […]
Tags: New York, Movies, News, Entertainment, Nation, Harvey Weinstein, Kobe Bryant, Weinstein, Casey Anthony, Jose Baez, Pamela Mackey


Jamel Brinkley wins 2018 book award named for Ernest Gaines

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A love for reading and writing as a youngster led Jamel Brinkley to teach high school English and begin pursuit of an advanced degree in literature. But it was the encouragement from professional writers that ultimately led him to quit his job and become a full-time author. Now Brinkley’s debut work, […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, New Orleans, Ernest Gaines, Brinkley, Jamel Brinkley


Hulu ups price for live-TV service, cuts basic package price

NEW YORK (AP) — Hulu’s live-TV streaming service will cost $5 more per month, while its traditional video-on-demand service will be $2 cheaper. Hulu with Live TV, a cable-like package with CNN, ESPN and a few dozen other channels over the internet, will cost $45 a month starting Feb. 26, as Hulu seeks to make […]
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Gandolfini’s son cast as young Tony for ‘Sopranos’ prequel

NEW YORK (AP) — The son of James Gandolfini has been cast as the young Tony Soprano in the planned “Sopranos” prequel, “The Many Saints of Newark.” Michael Gandolfini will play a younger version of the iconic character his late father played on the HBO series. The 19-year-old actor has had a recurring role on […]
Tags: Hbo, New York, Movies, News, Entertainment, Nation, James Gandolfini, Newark, Tony, Tony Soprano, Gandolfini, Michael Gandolfini


Michael Jackson stage musical to premiere in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — A stage musical about Michael Jackson will premiere in Chicago later this year before heading to Broadway in 2020. Officials said Wednesday that “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” will begin pre-Broadway performances at Chicago’s Nederlander Theatre on Oct. 29 and run through Dec. 1. The previously confirmed musical, inspired by Jackson’s […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Ap, Chicago, Nation, Broadway, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Don, Nederlander Theatre


Jonas Mekas, ‘godfather’ of avant-garde, dies at 96

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonas Mekas (‘MEEK-us) the Lithuanian-born director, critic, patron and poet widely regarded as the godfather of modern American avant-garde film and as an indispensable documenter of his adopted New York City, has died. He was 96. Mekas, who survived a Nazi labor camp and years as a refugee, died Wednesday morning […]
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Meek Mill, Jay-Z and sports owners back justice reforms

NEW YORK (AP) — A coalition of big names in sports and entertainment is taking on criminal justice reform. Rappers Meek Mill and Jay-Z and the owners of the Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets and the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots came together in New York City on Wednesday to announce the launch of an organization […]
Tags: New York, News, Entertainment, Jay Z, New York City, Sports, Nation, Philadelphia, Brooklyn Nets, Meek Mill Jay Z


SAG honoree Alan Alda keeps using acting to make an impact

NEW YORK (AP) — When Alan Alda receives his life achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild on Sunday, it will celebrate a career that includes multiple Emmy awards, an Oscar nomination and social activism over nearly seven decades. And one that continues to thrive, despite a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. At 82, Alda is […]
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‘Black Panther’ makes Oscar history with best picture nod

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Black Panther” broke through an Oscar category wall for superheroes. The Marvel blockbuster hit became the first comic book-based film to earn a best picture nomination from the Academy Awards on Tuesday. It was a major step for comic book movies, which had previously been shunned from film’s top honor. The […]
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Spike Lee on his first Oscar nomination for best director

NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee watched the Oscar nominations Tuesday morning on television from his bed, with his wife, Tonya, his two grown children, Satchel and Jackson, and their dog, Ginger. Screaming ensued . Lee landed his first directing nomination to the Academy Award nomination for “BlacKkKlansman,” his comic and furious send-up of white […]
Tags: New York, Movies, News, Ap, Nation, Spike Lee, Jackson, Tonya, Lee, Satchel


Unseen J.D. Salinger photos shot for ‘Catcher’ on display

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire is celebrating J.D. Salinger’s centennial year by exhibiting never-before seen photos of the famously reclusive author. Salinger, who was born Jan. 1, 1919, and died in 2010, spent the last nearly six decades of his life in Cornish, New Hampshire. The photos displayed Tuesday were taken […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Nation, Durham, N H AP, Salinger, J D Salinger, The University of New Hampshire, Cornish New Hampshire


Trump says he told Sanders ‘not to bother’ with briefing

NEW YORK (AP) — President Trump says he directed White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders not to bother with the traditional briefing of reporters anymore. The last briefing took place on Dec. 18. In a tweet, the president said Tuesday that most of the press corps “will never cover us fairly.” The afternoon briefing […]
Tags: New York, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Trump, Sanders, White House Press, Sarah Huckabee Sanders


Kaye Ballard, boisterous singer and actress, dies at 93

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kaye Ballard, the boisterous comedian and singer who appeared in Broadway musicals and nightclubs from New York to Las Vegas and starred with Eve Arden in the 1960s TV sitcom “The Mothers-In-Law,” has died. She was 93. Ballard died Monday night at her home in Rancho Mirage, California, after a fight […]
Tags: New York, Television, News, Entertainment, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, Obituaries, Broadway, Las Vegas, Ballard, Rancho Mirage California, Kaye Ballard, Eve Arden


Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy

NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton has announced her family is expanding. The 38-year-old former first daughter tweeted Tuesday that she and her husband Marc are expecting another child in the summer. The couple has a daughter Charlotte born in 2014 and a son Aidan born in 2016. She did not announce the sex of […]
Tags: New York, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Aidan, Chelsea Clinton, Charlotte, Marc, Nation & World


Judge limits access to R. Kelly’s Chicago recording studio

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge says a Chicago warehouse that R. Kelly is renting can be used only between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and only as a recording studio. The Chicago Sun-Times says the Cook County judge also prohibited use of the second floor Tuesday, after building inspectors found faulty stairs. The ruling comes […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Ap, Chicago, Nation, R Kelly, Chicago Sun Times, Cook County


Maxine Brown Russell of country trio The Browns dead at 87

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Maxine Brown Russell, who together with her brother Jim Ed Brown and sister Bonnie Brown formed the country trio The Browns, has died. She was 87. Martha Moore, a publicist working with the family, said Russell died surrounded by her family on Monday in hospice care in Little Rock, Arkansas. A […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Nation, Nashville, Browns, Tenn AP, Russell, Little Rock Arkansas, Jim Ed Brown, Bonnie Brown, Maxine Brown Russell, Martha Moore


‘Roma,’ ‘Cold War’ among foreign-language Oscar nominees

LONDON (AP) — Films from Mexico, Poland, Lebanon, Japan and Germany are competing in the Academy Awards race for best foreign-language film. Five nominees announced Tuesday include Alfonso Cuaron’s Mexican memory masterpiece, “Roma,” Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski’s black-and-white period drama “Cold War” and Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki’s child-poverty drama “Capernaum.” Also in the running are […]
Tags: London, Movies, News, Entertainment, Germany, Ap, Nation, Alfonso Cuarón, Roma, Pawel Pawlikowski, Nadine Labaki, Mexico Poland Lebanon Japan


Fox News host Bret Baier, family survive motor vehicle crash

Fox News host Bret Baier and his family have survived a motor vehicle crash in Montana. In a statement released Tuesday, the anchor and executive editor of Fox News Channel’s “Special Report” says that after a weekend of skiing he was driving to the airport on icy roads with his wife and their two sons […]
Tags: Television, News, Entertainment, Montana, Nation, Fox News, Fox News Channel, Bret Baier


Jon Bon Jovi’s restaurant feeds furloughed workers

RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — A restaurant owned by musician and New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi served 71 free meals to furloughed federal employees and their families. JBJ Soul Kitchen in Red Bank served up soups and entrees Monday. The meals are a result of a partnership with Gov. Phil Murphy’s organization the Phil […]
Tags: Music, News, Entertainment, Nation, New Jersey, N J AP, Jon Bon Jovi, Red Bank, Phil Murphy, Nation & World Politics, JBJ Soul Kitchen in Red Bank


Rachel Kushner among finalists for book critics prizes

Rachel Kushner’s prison novel “The Mars Room,” poetry and criticism by Terrance Hayes and essays by Zadie Smith were among the finalists announced Tuesday for the National Book Critics Circle prize. Judges chose an eclectic range of 31 books in six competitive categories, from fiction to criticism to autobiography, for which six finalists were picked. […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Nation, Zadie Smith, Terrance Hayes, Rachel Kushner


US singer Chris Brown detained in Paris after rape complaint

PARIS (AP) — Two police officials say U.S. singer Chris Brown and two other people are in custody in Paris after a woman filed a rape complaint. One police official said the complaint was filed with police in the 17th arrondissement of northwest Paris. The official said one of the others detained is Brown’s bodyguard. […]
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5 burning questions ahead of the Oscar nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars still don’t have a host, but on Tuesday morning, they’ll at least have nominees. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will unveil nominations to the 91st Oscars on Tuesday morning at 8:20 a.m. EST from the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. The nominations, to be […]
Tags: New York, Movies, News, Nation, Beverly Hills California, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Samuel Goldwyn Theatre


NAACP wants newscaster fired after Martin Luther King slur

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The NAACP wants a St. Louis-area TV station to fire a newscaster for what he called an unintentional racial slur while talking about Martin Luther King Jr. KTVI newscaster Kevin Steincross was discussing a tribute to the black civil rights leader on Jan. 17, when he referred to King as “Martin […]
Tags: Television, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, St Louis, Naacp, Martin, Kevin Steincross, Martin Luther King Jr KTVI


5 burning questions ahead of Tuesday’s Oscar nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars still don’t have a host, but on Tuesday morning, they’ll at least have nominees. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will unveil nominations to the 91st Oscars on Tuesday morning at 8:20 a.m. EST from the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. The nominations, to be […]
Tags: New York, Movies, News, Nation, Beverly Hills California, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Samuel Goldwyn Theatre



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