Arts and entertainment

FILE- In this April 19, 2017 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the world premiere of "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" at Radio City Music Hall, during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, in New York. Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close to the singer. The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, told The Associated Press on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, that Franklin is seriously ill. No more details were provided. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
August 13, 2018 - 1:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fans and friends, including Mariah Carey and Missy Elliott, offered prayers and well wishes to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who is seriously ill. A person close to Franklin, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic...
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August 13, 2018 - 8:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A book coming out next June is going "Deep." Saga Press announced Monday that it is publishing a book inspired by a rap song by Clipping, the experimental featuring Grammy winner and "Hamilton" actor Daveed Diggs. "The Deep" is written by Rivers Solomon and tells of an underwater...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2017, file photo, then-Fox News co-president Bill Shine, leaves a New York restaurant. For years Shine carried out Roger Ailes’ orders, earning himself the nicknamed “the Butler” at Fox. Now, Shine is serving the same role under President Donald Trump. Shine has yet to select a permanent office or unpack his stuff. But he has been putting his mark on the West Wing (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 13, 2018 - 8:20 am
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — For years he dutifully carried out Roger Ailes' orders, earning himself the nickname "the Butler" at Fox News. Now, Bill Shine is serving the same role under President Donald Trump. The former news executive, who was formally brought into the White House last month as...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2017, file photo, Omarosa Manigault, then-director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison, center, speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, before the start of President Donald Trump's news conference. Omarosa Manigault Newman says she has concluded, after years of defending Donald Trump, that he is a bigot. She writes in a new book, "I had to go through the pain of witnessing his racism with my own eyes, and hearing it with my own ears, many times, until I couldn't deny it any longer."(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
August 13, 2018 - 6:32 am
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman (all times local): 7:25 a.m. Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman is releasing an audio recording of a conversation she says she had with President Donald Trump after she was fired from the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, Omarosa Manigault-Newman, then an aide to President Donald Trump, watches during a meeting with parents and teachers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. The White House is slamming a new book by ex-staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman, calling her “a disgruntled former White House employee.” (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
August 12, 2018 - 10:04 pm
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman said Sunday she secretly recorded conversations she had in the White House, including her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. It was a highly unusual admission, which drew immediate...
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August 12, 2018 - 9:31 pm
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A jazz superstar and a boxing champion have been added to a mural in upstate New York. Grammy Award winner Chuck Mangione and ex-welterweight and middleweight world champion Carmen Basilio were added to Rochester's Little Italy Wall Mural on Sunday. The two city natives join...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 14, 2018, file photo, John Mellencamp performs on stage during the 49th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards gala at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, has announced a new exhibition of paintings by rocker John Mellencamp, known for his expressionistic oil portraits and other works. “John Mellencamp: Expressionist” opens Sept. 20 and runs through Nov. 18. It will include portraits and mixed-media pieces. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)
August 12, 2018 - 9:30 pm
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio art museum has announced a new exhibition of paintings by rocker John Mellencamp, known for his expressionistic oil portraits and other works. "John Mellencamp: Expressionist" opens Sept. 20 at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown and runs through Nov...
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FILE - This file image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Jason Statham in a scene from the film, "The Meg." The shark thriller “The Meg” became the latest success in Hollywood’s sizzling summer, opening well above expectations with $44.5 million in ticket sales, according to box office estimates Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (Daniel Smith/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP, File)
August 12, 2018 - 1:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Adding to Hollywood's sizzling summer, the shark thriller "The Meg" opened well above expectations with an estimated $44.5 million in ticket sales, while Spike Lee had his best debut in a decade. "The Meg" had been forecast by some analysts for closer to half that total. An American...
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August 12, 2018 - 10:13 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Symphony has announced a new contract with its 47 musicians taking effect next month. The three-year collective-bargaining agreement provides a 3 percent raise for musicians. It also adds additional weeks of paid work to the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, resulting...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, April 14, 2015, actor Idris Elba poses for photographers during the MIPTV, International Television Programme Market, in Cannes, southern France. British actor Idris Elba has stoked speculation he may take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps aside, offering an enigmatic Twitter post Sunday Aug. 12, 2018, saying "my name's Elba, Idris Elba,’’ fuelling the buzz about him becoming the first black Bond. (AP Photo/FILE)
August 12, 2018 - 8:57 am
LONDON (AP) — British actor Idris Elba is stoking speculation he may take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps aside, offering an enigmatic Twitter post that fueled the buzz about him becoming the first black Bond. The star of shows such as "The Wire" and "Luther" on Sunday posted an...
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