Arts and entertainment

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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FILE - in this July 11, 2019 file photo, former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, right, leaves State Supreme Court in New York. Harvey Weinstein has lost a longshot bid to move his sexual assault trial out of New York City. A state appellate panel on Thursday rejected the request, dismissing the disgraced movie mogul's concerns that he wouldn't get a fair trial in the world's media capital. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 03, 2019 - 2:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein has lost a longshot bid to move his sexual assault trial out of New York City, as a state court rejected Thursday the movie mogul’s concerns that he wouldn’t get a fair trial in the world’s media capital. A five-judge panel of the state Supreme Court’s Appellate...
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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, Milan, Italy. A New York jury began deliberations on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, the federal trial of two alleged members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, a gang that the up-and-coming rapper joined to give himself street credibility. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
October 03, 2019 - 1:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two men have been convicted in a federal case featuring the testimony of rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine (teh-KAH'-shee siks-NYN'). The verdict Thursday came at a Manhattan trial where he was a star government witness against fellow members of a violent faction of the Nine Trey Gangsta...
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This combination photo of images released by the Whiting Foundation shows, top row from left, Ilyon Woo, Walter Thompson-Hernandez, Kristen Radtke and Channing Gerard Joseph, bottom row from left, Albert Samaha, Jim Morris, Wil S. Hylton and Damon Tabor, who are recipients of $40,000 grants from the Whiting Foundation. (Whiting Foundation via AP)
October 03, 2019 - 12:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Authors working on nonfiction books with subjects ranging from Cuban independence from Spain to gay rights have received $40,000 grants from the Whiting Foundation. Recipients announced Thursday include Wil S. Hylton for “The Call of Empire,” about Cuban independence heroine...
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This combination photo shows Cynthia Erivo performing at the 73rd annual Tony Awards in New York on June 9, 2019, left, and Aretha Franklin performing at the world premiere of "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" at Radio City Music Hall in New York on April 19, 2017. Erivo will play Franklin in a third installment of the National Geographic anthology series "Genius." Production on “Genius: Aretha” will begin next month and the series is expected to debut next spring. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
October 03, 2019 - 12:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — National Geographic has found its next “Genius.” The network has tapped Cynthia Erivo to play Aretha Franklin in a third installment of the anthology series. The authorized project will feature Franklin’s music. Erivo will perform songs from the singer’s catalog. Franklin died in...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2012 file photo, members of Nickelback pose on the red carpet at the Juno Awards in Ottawa. Twitter has removed President Donald Trump’s tweet of a Nickelback meme aimed at former Vice President Joe Biden because of a copyright complaint. The removed post, which featured the group’s 2005 music video “Photograph,” showed singer Chad Kroeger holding an edited photo of Biden, his son Hunter, a Ukrainian gas executive and another man. A Twitter spokesperson on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, said it responded “to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives.” (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)
October 03, 2019 - 12:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter and YouTube have removed a video from President Donald Trump that featured an edited Nickelback music video clip that took aim at former Vice President Joe Biden. Both a Twitter post and a YouTube upload were blocked because of copyright complaints. The video featured a...
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