Arts and entertainment

May 22, 2019 - 11:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Jake Black, co-writer of the song that opened "The Sopranos" and co-founder of the English electronic band Alabama 3, has died. The band announced Black's death Tuesday on Facebook and says it is "heartbroken." His age and the cause of death were not available. The group wrote that...
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PEN courage award recipient Anita Hill, left, and PEN literary service award recipient Bob Woodward pose together at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
May 22, 2019 - 10:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The featured speakers at the annual benefit gala for PEN America shared stories about truth and the determination to learn it. Hundreds gathered Tuesday night at the American Museum of Natural History as the literary and human rights organization presented awards to Anita Hill and...
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Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, from left, Margot Robbie, director Quentin Tarantino, actor Brad Pitt and producer David Heyman pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
May 22, 2019 - 9:19 am
CANNES, France (AP) — Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio said they forged a "cinematic bond" making Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time a Time ... in Hollywood," while Tarantino bristled at the suggestion at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday that Margot Robbie's Sharon Tate isn't primary enough...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 file photo, prize-winning Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina talks during a television interview in Nairobi, Kenya. The chairman of the Kwani Trust which Wainaina founded said Wednesday, May 22, 2019 that the author and LGBT activist died Tuesday night in Nairobi. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
May 22, 2019 - 8:38 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One of Africa's best-known authors and gay rights activists, Binyavanga Wainaina, has died at age 48, a colleague and friend said Wednesday. The Kenyan author died Tuesday night in Nairobi after an illness, Tom Maliti, the chairman of the Kwani Trust which Wainaina founded,...
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This combination of book covers released by Henry Holt and Company shows "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies" both by British author Hilary Mantel. Mantel is ready to complete her million-selling trilogy of Thomas Cromwell novels. Henry Holt and Company announced Wednesday, May 22, 2019, that “The Mirror & the Light” comes out in the U.S. on March 10, 2020, five days after HarperCollins Publishers releases it in the U.K. The first two Cromwell novels, “Wolf Hall” and “Bring Up the Bodies,” each won the Man Booker Prize. (Henry Holt and Company via AP)
May 22, 2019 - 8:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — British author Hilary Mantel is ready to complete her million-selling trilogy of Thomas Cromwell novels. Henry Holt and Company announced Wednesday that "The Mirror & the Light" comes out in the U.S. on March 10, 2020, five days after HarperCollins Publishers releases it in the...
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May 22, 2019 - 7:16 am
MADRID (AP) — Eduard Punset, a Spanish writer, economist and lawyer known for his popular science shows on Spanish television, has died at age 82. Punset passed away in Barcelona following a lengthy illness, relatives said in a Twitter post that included video highlights from a public broadcaster's...
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Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, left, and Brad Pitt pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
May 21, 2019 - 8:57 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — Twenty-five years after premiering "Pulp Fiction" in Cannes, Quentin Tarantino returned to the French film festival with neither great vengeance nor furious anger but a gentler fairy tale about 1960s Los Angeles. "Once Upon a Time In ... Hollywood" made its much-anticipated...
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Actress Elle Fanning poses for photographers upon arrival at the Chopard Trophee event at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 20, 2019. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
May 21, 2019 - 10:08 am
CANNES, France (AP) — Elle Fanning says she fainted at a Cannes Film Festival dinner because her dress was too tight. The 21-year-old actress collapsed at the Chopard Trophee dinner Monday evening at Cannes. Fanning later posted a message with a thumbs-up photo on Instagram saying she was "all good...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, British chef Jamie Oliver attends a panel session during the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s British restaurant chain has become insolvent, putting 1,300 jobs at risk. The firm said Tuesday May 21, 2019, that it had gone into administration, a form of bankruptcy protection, and appointed KPMG to oversee the process. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)
May 21, 2019 - 9:45 am
LONDON (AP) — Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's British restaurant chain filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, partly due to increased competition and escalating rents in local commercial districts. The insolvency put 1,300 jobs at risk and reignited worries about local retail and food outlets in...
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May 21, 2019 - 9:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New Coke is making a comeback as part of a Coca-Cola's partnership with the Netflix drama "Stranger Things." The companies announced the venture on Tuesday. New Coke was considered one of the biggest marketing mistakes when it was launched in 1985. Changing Coke's formula didn't sit...
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