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University may lose Superman papers over Liz Cheney comments

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming could lose the papers of a longtime “Superman” comic book editor after his son took offense to comments by Congresswoman Liz Cheney. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Hank Weisinger contacted the university’s American Heritage Center Tuesday demanding the return of the collected papers of Mort Weisinger. The elder […]
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Felicity Huffman Reports To California Prison

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — A representative for Felicity Huffman says the actress has reported to a federal prison in California to serve a two-week sentence in the college admissions scandal. The Federal Correctional Institution, Dublin is a low-security prison for women in the San Francisco area. ALSO: Dozens Of Goats Escape Fenced Area And End Up In Roseville Traffic A federal judge in Boston sentenced Huffman last month to 14 days in prison, a $30,000 fine, 250 hours of community service and a ye...
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Gina Rodriguez apologizes for singing N-word lyric

NEW YORK (AP) — Gina Rodriguez has apologized for singing along on her Instagram story to a Fugees verse that includes the N-word. The “Jane the Virgin” actress deleted the short video she posted Tuesday and replaced it with her apology, but not before memes and other backlash ensued. Rodriguez said in her apology she’s […]
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Only 3 returning big network shows see rise in live viewers

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC’s sophomore drama “A Million Little Things,” reality show “Shark Tank” and the Fox first-responders drama “9-1-1” have something in common that they can take pride in. Over the first three weeks of the television season, they are the only three of 49 prime-time shows returning to ABC, CBS, NBC and […]
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Meet the playwright behind a ‘deeply raw space’ on Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Jeremy O. Harris has a rule that he doesn’t cry in public. He broke that rule the night Rihanna attended his Broadway debut. Harris uses the singer’s 2017 hit single “Work” throughout his searing, raw “Slave Play” and the pop star had promised to stop by one day. Harris wasn’t […]
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AMC Theatres launches its own on-demand streaming service

AMC Theatres announced a new service today called AMC Theatres On Demand — a marketplace where members of AMC’s Stubs loyalty program can buy or rent individual movies to watch at home. The launch of an iTunes-style, a la carte movie marketplace seems almost quaint at a time when all the major media companies seem to be following Netflix’s lead and readying their own subscription streaming services. But it’s a noteworthy bet on a slightly old-fashioned model, and it’s also interesting as an effo...
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Q&A: Julie Andrews on new memoir and her ‘second career’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julie Andrews hasn’t appeared in front of the camera in a feature film for almost 10 years, but that doesn’t mean the 84-year-old screen legend has slowed down. She’s just moved on to other things, like voice work, book writing and even directing theater. In June, Andrews sat down with The […]
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‘Grease’ spinoff set for new streaming service HBO Max

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spinoff series inspired by the 1978 movie musical “Grease” has been ordered by HBO Max. The streaming service said Tuesday that “Grease: Rydell High” will be set in the 1950s, the same era as the film, and will include new and familiar characters. The music also will be a mix, […]
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Actresses, gymnast named grand marshals of 2020 Rose Parade

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Actresses Rita Moreno and Gina Torres and Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez have been named grand marshals of the 2020 Rose Parade. Tournament of Roses President Laura Farber announced the grand marshal selections Tuesday, saying each exemplifies the theme of the 131st Rose Parade, “The Power of Hope.” The parade of flower-covered […]
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Evaristo says Booker win a landmark for black British women

LONDON (AP) — Winning the Booker Prize is one big step for Bernardine Evaristo — and, she hopes, a giant leap for British women writers of color. This week the London-based writer shared the prestigious prize for English-language fiction with Margaret Atwood after the five-person panel of judges decided they couldn’t choose between Atwood’s dystopian […]
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Felicity Huffman starts serving prison time in college scam

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — A representative for Felicity Huffman says the actress has reported to a federal prison in California to serve a two-week sentence in the college admissions scandal. The Federal Correctional Institution, Dublin is a low-security prison for women in the San Francisco area. A federal judge in Boston sentenced Huffman last month […]
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ABC apologizes for video wrongly said to be from Syria

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News is apologizing for airing a video that it said depicted a Turkish attack on Kurds in Syria, but instead was taken at a military gun demonstration in Kentucky. The brief footage was aired on “World News Tonight” Sunday and “Good Morning America” on Monday. The network said it “appears […]
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Manhattan prosecutor: 12 Gooding accusers could testify

NEW YORK (AP) — Up to a dozen accusers could testify at the sexual misconduct trial of Cuba Gooding Jr., a Manhattan prosecutor said Tuesday. Prosecutor Jenna Long made the comment as the actor pleaded not guilty to an indictment alleging two instances of sexual misconduct. Gooding appeared Tuesday before a judge in New York […]
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Vietnam bans Hollywood’s ‘Abominable’ Over S. China Sea map

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has pulled the Hollywood animation movie “Abominable” from theaters for featuring a scene with a map containing the controversial South China Sea nine-dash line, state media reported. The dash line, which is used by China to mark its claim to the entire South China Sea, has been a subject of […]
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A new island awaits you in 'Fortnite Chapter 2'

After a day of making people look at a black hole, Epic Games has released the next iteration in the amazingly popular battle royale shooter Fortnite. A new map, boats and bandage bazookas are just some of the 'new' things. Players can now carry an injured buddy to safety, or go fishing -- maybe both at the same time! Hope we don't run into one another!
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Woods to write a memoir on ups and downs of his career

NEW YORK (AP) — Tiger Woods is writing what he describes as his definitive story in a memoir titled “Back.” HarperCollins Publishers announced Tuesday it has acquired rights to the first memoir written by Woods. Still be determined is when it will be published. The memoir will cover Woods from his youth as a golf […]
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Houston, Notorious B.I.G. nominated for rock hall of fame

NEW YORK (AP) — The late musical icons Whitney Houston and the Notorious B.I.G. are among the 16 acts nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2020 class. The prestigious organization announced Tuesday that Dave Matthews Band, Motorhead, Pat Benatar, Soundgarden, The Doobie Brothers, T.Rex and Thin Lizzy join Houston and B.I.G. as […]
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Soundgarden and Dave Matthews Band nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The grunge heroes and jam-rock titan are the latest Seattle artists to earn Rock Hall nominations.
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Lit Crawl Seattle 2019: Welcome to the roving literary party taking over Capitol Hill later this month

This year's Lit Crawl Seattle takes place Oct. 24, and will present 48 readings and other literary events, all of them featuring local writers, at venues all over Capitol Hill.
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So crazy: Broadway star and Bellevue native Megan Hilty never envisioned playing Patsy Cline on Lifetime

Growing up in Bellevue, Megan Hilty never questioned her life would involve music. But she also never envisioned singing as Patsy Cline as she does in Lifetime’s “Patsy & Loretta,” premiering Saturday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m.
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Ex-inmate Cyntoia Brown-Long argues for redemption in memoir

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cyntoia Brown-Long, now 31 years old, knows as much about life in prison as she does about being free. At 16, she was arrested for robbing and killing a man she says picked her up for sex and later was sentenced to life in prison. But two months ago, Brown-Long walked […]
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Fortnite returns with the launch of a new map for Chapter 2

After approximately 48 hours offline, Fortnite has returned from its black hole hiatus with a brand new map for the launch of Chapter 2. The new map features 13 points of interest, and also includes a web of rivers that allow for new water gameplay, such as swimming, fishing, and armed motorboats that seem awfully similar to the dinghies in Call of Duty: Blackout. [gallery ids="1897276,1897277,1897278,1897279,1897280,1897281,1897282"] Players can also swim now, instead of just hopping around in ...
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Will Patton to narrate Dylan’s cult publication ‘Tarantula’

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Dylan’s “Tarantula,” a stream-of-consciousness work first released in 1971, is finally coming out in audio. Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday that Will Patton is the narrator, reciting such lines as “raggedy ann daughter of brazos and teeth in the necklace.” Dylan first wrote “Tarantula” in the mid-1960s, at the height […]
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AP Exclusive: Julie Andrews reflects on her Hollywood years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Everyone is on their best behavior when Julie Andrews is around. It’s early June in Los Angeles and Andrews is coming to film segments for a night of guest programming on Turner Classic Movies and speak about her new book, “Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years,” which hits shelves […]
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Like Father Like Son: A Game Room For Both Of You

When parents get a little older, they want to have something that reminds them of their childhood. For men, it’s almost always a game and entertainment room. Somewhere, your friends and you can relax and do a little classic gaming. But most men will also want to know what’s going on in the modern era of video games. Who better to ask than their own children? So, making a game room for both you and your son is something you may wish to do. Your son can have his own games and space in the room, ...
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Brazen thief steals $20,000 Dali artwork in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say a brazen thief stole a Salvador Dali etching valued at $20,000 from a San Francisco gallery, then walked off down the street with the work in his hand. KGO-TV says the etching entitled “Burning Giraffe” vanished Sunday afternoon from an easel at Dennis Rae Fine Art off Union Square. […]
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Harold Bloom, author of ‘Anxiety of Influence,’ dies at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — Literary critic and longtime Yale professor Harold Bloom has died. His wife, Jeanne, tells The Associated Press that he had been in failing health, although he was still teaching as of last week. Bloom died Monday at age 89. Bloom was the author of “The Anxiety of Influence,” ”The Western Canon” […]
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Kevin Smith crafts his ‘real big cinematic gravestone’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty-five years after “Clerks,” Kevin Smith says he’s crafted his “real big cinematic gravestone.” The 49-year-old writer-director-actor said a major heart attack in February 2018 prompted him to rewrite his script for “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” to make a more personal statement about fatherhood and aging — and leaving a […]
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French court refuses to surrender US art dealer to Poland

PARIS (AP) — A lawyer for a New York art dealer says his client is back in the United States after a French court ruled against surrendering him to Poland. Jean-Jacques Neuer said Monday that the Court of Appeals in Paris ruled against Poland’s request for the return of Alexander Khochinskiy. Khochinskiy was arrested in […]
Tags: New York, News, Entertainment, US, Ap, Nation, United States, Paris, Poland, Court of Appeals, Jean Jacques Neuer, Alexander Khochinskiy Khochinskiy


Richard Jackson, publisher of Judy Blume, dead at 84

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of acclaimed children’s books by Judy Blume, Paula Fox and others has died. Richard Jackson was 84. Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Publishing announced Monday that Jackson died Oct. 2. Additional details were not immediately available. Jackson was editorial director of Richard Jackson Books at Simon & Schuster. Jackson’s career […]
Tags: New York, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Jackson, Judy Blume, Simon Schuster, Richard Jackson, Children s Publishing, Judy Blume Paula Fox, Richard Jackson Books at Simon Schuster Jackson