Arts and entertainment

September 12, 2019 - 4:19 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Singer R. Kelly was a no-show for an initial court appearance in a Minnesota case in which he is accused of offering a 17-year-old girl $200 to take off her clothes and dance in 2001. Kelly, who is jailed in Chicago on sexual abuse and other counts, was charged in Minnesota in...
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The Marc Jacobs collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 12, 2019 - 3:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Twice a year, the New York fashion world trudges to the Upper East Side and the cavernous Park Avenue Armory to see what new tricks Marc Jacobs has up his sleeve. Somehow Jacobs, who has the final Fashion Week slot every time — a position of considerable pressure — tends to find a...
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This undated image released by the Lyric Opera of Chicago shows Enrique Mazzola, who will succeed Andrew Davis as music director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago after the 2020-21 season. Mazzola was artistic and music director of the Paris-based Orchestre National d'Ile-de-France from 2012-13 through last season. He made his Lyric Opera debut leading Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" in 2016-17 and returns as music director designate for Verdi's "Luisa Miller," which opens Oct. 12. ( Jean-Baptiste Millot/Lyric Opera of Chicago via AP)
September 12, 2019 - 1:47 pm
Andrew Davis will retire as music director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago after the 2020-21 season and be succeeded by Enrique Mazzola. Mazzola is starting his second season as principal guest conductor at Deutsche Oper Berlin. The 51-year-old was artistic and music director of the Paris-based...
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This undated image released by NBC shows Bowen Yang who, along with Chloe Fineman and Shane Gillis, will join the cast of "Saturday Night Live," premiering its 45th season on Sept. 28. Yang, who joined NBC’s “SNL” last season as a staff writer, is the show’s only Asian American performer. He also co-hosts the podcast, “Las Culturistas.” (Alex Schaefer/NBC via AP)
September 12, 2019 - 1:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Saturday Night Live" is adding three new cast members for its upcoming 45th season, including the show's only Asian American performer. Bowen Yang, who joined NBC's "SNL" last season as a staff writer, will be a featured player, NBC said Thursday. Yang is co-host of a podcast, "...
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September 12, 2019 - 12:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans waiting for a "Girlfriends" reboot are getting a little tease: the cast of the early 2000s sitcom is reuniting on an episode of "black-ish." Tracee Ellis Ross, one of the leading actors on "black-ish," was also the star of "Girlfriends," which ran from 2000 to 2008 and...
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FILE - This March 27, 1960 photo shows Jacqueline Kennedy posing in the living room of her residence in Washington, D.C. “Camera Girl: How Miss Bouvier Used Imagination & Subversion To Invent Jackie Kennedy,” a book on Kennedy’s early years as a columnist, is scheduled to come out in Spring 2021, Gallery Books announced Thursday, Sept. 12. (AP Photo, File)
September 12, 2019 - 10:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Camera Girl," an upcoming book on Jacqueline Kennedy's early years as a columnist, draws on newspaper archives and interviews with friends and colleagues. "Camera Girl: How Miss Bouvier Used Imagination & Subversion To Invent Jackie Kennedy" is scheduled to come out in spring...
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September 12, 2019 - 9:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro expects competition from Silicon Valley when the NFL's television contracts come up for renewal. The cable network's $15.2 billion, eight-year contract with the league for Monday night games runs through 2021. CBS, NBC and Fox and NBC have deals with the...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018 file photo, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino arrives at the "Jersey Shore Family Vacation" premiere in Los Angeles. Sorrentino has regained his freedom. The reality television star’s publicist said he was released from prison in Otisville, New York, Thursday morning, Sept. 12, 2019, after serving about eight months for tax evasion. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
September 12, 2019 - 9:21 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — "Jersey Shore" cast member Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is now a free man. The 37-year-old reality television star's publicist says he was released from prison in Otisville, New York, around 8:30 a.m. Thursday. He took to Twitter shortly after his release, writing, "Turn up...
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September 12, 2019 - 9:20 am
Author Edmund White will receive an honorary National Book Award this fall. The 79-year-old White is among the most influential gay writers of the past half-century, known for works such as the novels "A Boy's Own Story" and "The Beautiful Room is Empty." The National Book Foundation announced...
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September 12, 2019 - 6:40 am
LONDON (AP) — Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has made a substantial donation for research into the treatment of multiple sclerosis at a center named after her late mother. The 15.3 million-pound ($18.8 million) donation announced Thursday will be used for new facilities at a research center based...
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