Arts and entertainment

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, Charley Pride performs "Kiss An Angel Good Morning" at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Pride finds himself in the spotlight with two upcoming PBS projects: "Country Music," Ken Burns' film on the genre's evolution and the people who created it, and "Charley Pride: I'm Just Me," airing as part of the American Masters series on Feb. 22, 2019. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
February 01, 2019 - 10:12 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. PRIDE'S STORY Paging Terrence Howard. Charley Pride still wants the actor to play him in a movie of the country...
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February 01, 2019 - 10:04 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Origin stories aren't just for comic-book superheroes, as a documentary about the evolution of animals including elephants and whales intends to show. The two-hour film will highlight the work of leading scientists worldwide and showcase "spectacular new breakthroughs in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2016 file photo, Jerry Seinfeld performs at Stand Up For Heroes, presented by the New York Comedy Festival and the Bob Woodruff Foundation, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. Seinfeld was sued Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, by a company claiming it bought the comedian's 1958 Porsche for $1.5 million only to discover it was a fake. Fica Frio Limited's lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court against a comic known for his love of vintage cars. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
February 01, 2019 - 8:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Seinfeld was sued Friday by a company claiming it bought the comedian's 1958 Porsche for $1.5 million only to discover it was a fake. Fica Frio Limited's lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court against a comic known for his love of vintage cars. Seinfeld mixes his...
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FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, file photo shows copies of J.D. Salinger's classic novel "The Catcher in the Rye" as well as his volume of short stories called "Nine Stories" at the Orange Public Library in Orange Village, Ohio. In comments which appeared Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 in The Guardian, Matt Salinger, son of the famous author, confirmed longstanding reports that his father had continued to write long after he stopped publishing books and that he and Salinger’s widow are “going as fast as we freaking can” to prepare the material for release. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
February 01, 2019 - 7:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the book world's greatest mysteries is finally ending: J.D. Salinger's son says previously unpublished work by his late father will be coming out. In comments that appeared Friday in The Guardian, Matt Salinger confirmed longstanding reports that the author of "The Catcher in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, Charley Pride performs "Kiss An Angel Good Morning" at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Pride finds himself in the spotlight with two upcoming PBS projects: "Country Music," Ken Burns' film on the genre's evolution and the people who created it, and "Charley Pride: I'm Just Me," airing as part of the American Masters series on Feb. 22, 2019. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
February 01, 2019 - 7:51 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Paging Terrence Howard. Charley Pride still wants the actor to play him in a movie of the country music star's life. The project has been discussed for about 10 years. Pride told a TV critics' meeting on Friday that it remains a goal to have it made with Howard, who stars in...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York. A historically black women’s college in North Carolina that’s one of two such institutions left in the U.S. is trying to raise $5 million to stave off losing accreditation. Bennett College has reported sizeable donations as it closes in on its Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 fundraising deadline, aided by supporters of Smollett. He told police he was attacked in Chicago this week. Just days before, he had appeared on MSNBC alongside university president Phyllis Dawkins to raise awareness of the school’s plight. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 01, 2019 - 2:34 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett said Friday that he has been "consistent on every level" with the police during their investigation into what he says was a racist and homophobic attack on him in downtown Chicago earlier this week. In his first public comments since he says two masked...
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FILE- In this Sept. 21, 2018 file photo, rapper Daniel Hernandez, known as Tekashi 6ix9ine, performs during the Philipp Plein women's 2019 Spring-Summer collection during Fashion Week in Milan, Italy. The Brooklyn rapper has pleaded guilty to federal charges, admitting his participation in a violent gang and pledging to cooperate with prosecutors against others. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
February 01, 2019 - 2:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is cooperating with federal prosecutors after pleading guilty to nine crimes and saying he joined a violent New York City gang and helped others try to kill a rival gang member. The plea was entered last week by the 22-year-old rapper, whose legal...
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February 01, 2019 - 2:25 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Gloria Estefan didn't think she'd get married. Her focus was on attending the Sorbonne in Paris. But Emilio Estefan "landed in her lap" and music became her career. The native Cubans will receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in May. They are the...
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February 01, 2019 - 2:11 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — PBS is launching a weekly series that will link headline-making stories to their historical roots. The magazine-format program, titled "Retro Report," will be hosted by journalist Celeste Headlee and artist Masud Olufani, PBS said Friday. Humorist Andy Borowitz, who writes...
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This combination of photos released by Philomel Books shows the book cover image for "The Fountains of Silence," by Ruta Sepetys, left, and a portrait of Sepetys. Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, announced Friday that “The Fountains of Silence” will come out Oct. 22. The story tells of an American teen who visits Madrid in 1957 and his discovery of the atrocities committed by Franco’s regime. (Philomel Books via AP)
February 01, 2019 - 10:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling historical novelist Ruta Sepetys is setting her next work in Spain during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, announced Friday that "The Fountains of Silence" will come out Oct. 22. The story tells of an American...
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