Arts and entertainment

October 04, 2019 - 1:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say "Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and had to be shocked with a stun gun while being taken into custody. Officer Jeff Lee said Ortiz-Magro was taken into custody early Friday after police responded to a...
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FILE - This 1972 file image shows singer and actress Diahann Carroll. Carroll died, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at her home in Los Angeles after a long bout with cancer. She was 84. (AP Photo/Jean-Jacques Levy, File)
October 04, 2019 - 11:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died. She was 84. Carroll's daughter, Susan Kay, told The Associated Press her mother died Friday in Los Angeles of...
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This cover image released by Scholastic shows "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes," a Hunger Games novel by Suzanne Collins, to be published on May 19. (Scholastic via AP)
October 04, 2019 - 11:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "The Hunger Games" prequel has a title and a book cover. Suzanne Collins' "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" is due out May 19. Scholastic announced the title Friday along with the cover art, which features the now famous mockingjay symbol, along with a snake. Collins announced...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from "Joker," in theaters on Oct. 4. (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
October 04, 2019 - 11:05 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Joker" is getting the first laugh on its debut weekend, scoring an October box-office record with $13.3 million earned in Thursday night showings. Warner Bros. released the figures Friday morning. "Joker" unseated "Venom," which also holds the record for best October opening...
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This image released by Netflix shows Luis Diaz, a migrant from Honduras who is living in the U.S. illegally, holding his son Noah in Kansas City, Mo., before the child and his mother are deported in a scene from the six-episode docuseries "Living Undocumented" currently streaming Netflix. The series follows eight families from Latin America, Israel, Laos, and Africa who try to live normal lives in the U.S. despite their immigration issues.(Netflix via AP)
October 04, 2019 - 10:57 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After two decades in the U.S., Alejandra Juarez thought she had it made. She came to the country illegally after fleeing violence in Mexico but had built a middle-class life in Davenport, Florida, with her husband, Temo, a retired U.S. Marine who voted for Donald Trump...
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People visit a memorial garden for victims of a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. Two years after a shooter rained gunfire on country music fans from a high-rise Las Vegas hotel, MGM Resorts International reached a settlement that could pay up to $800 million to families of the 58 people who died and hundreds of others who were injured, attorneys said Thursday. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 04, 2019 - 9:45 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — They may have been united by a love for country music, but the people gunned down two years ago at a Las Vegas concert will not be seen as equals when up to $800 million is paid out from a legal settlement. The administrator overseeing the process will have the icy task of...
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October 04, 2019 - 8:36 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The husband of a "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star can go to Italy while he fights deportation efforts. A federal appellate court in Philadelphia on Thursday lifted a stay in Joe Giudice’s (joo-DEE'-chay) case. That paves the way for him to soon return to the country of his...
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FILE - This Sept. 5, 2019 file photo shows James Franco at the premiere of HBO's "The Deuce" third and final season in New York. Two actresses have sued Franco and his former acting and film school, saying they were pushed into gratuitous and exploitative sexual situations as his students. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
October 03, 2019 - 9:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two actresses sued James Franco and the acting and film school he founded Thursday, saying he intimidated his students into gratuitous and exploitative sexual situations far beyond those acceptable on Hollywood film sets. Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal, former students at the...
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks on Medicare at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in The Villages, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
October 03, 2019 - 4:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN says it has rejected two advertisements submitted by President Donald Trump's re-election campaign because they weren't factual, but will run a third ad that was submitted on Thursday. Trump's campaign likened CNN to a public relations firm for Democrats after rejection of its...
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FILE - This Sept. 27, 2019 file photo shows Robert De Niro at the world premiere of "The Irishman" during the opening night of the 57th New York Film Festival in New York. De Niro is being sued by his former assistant who claims he subjected her to sexist and harassing comments. Chase Robinson sued the 76-year-old De Niro Thursday, Oct. 3, in Manhattan federal court, seeking $12 million. The lawsuit came six weeks after De Niro’s company, Canal Productions, sought $6 million from Robinson in state court, accusing her of misappropriating money. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
October 03, 2019 - 2:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert De Niro has found himself in a real-life court drama, trading dueling lawsuits with his former assistant after their decade-long working relationship went dreadfully sour. He's accusing her of misappropriating money. She says he subjected her to sexist and harassing comments...
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