Arts and entertainment

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, Patton Oswalt poses in the press room with the award for best comedy album for "Talking for Clapping" at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Fifteen months after the death of his wife, Oswalt is engaged to marry actress Meredith Salenger, His publicist confirmed Thursday, July 6. Michelle McNamara, a writer, died in April 2016 from a combination of prescription medications and an undiagnosed heart condition. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 06, 2017 - 6:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt is engaged to marry actress Meredith Salenger. The couple recently went public with their relationship at the Los Angeles premiere of "Baby Driver." Oswalt's publicist confirmed the news of their engagement Thursday. Oswalt's wife, Michelle McNamara...
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This image taken with a fisheye lense shows The Philips Arena, home of the Atlanta Hawks NBA basketball team, Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Atlanta. A former security manager at the arena says white entertainers performing there were allowed to bypass security measures while similar requests by black entertainers were denied. Alleging racial discrimination, Samuel R. Hayes III filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against Atlanta Hawks LLC, which operates the arena. The lawsuit says Hayes was fired because he's black and because he complained about security measures that he says were selectively enforced based on race. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 06, 2017 - 5:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A former security manager at the arena where the Atlanta Hawks play says white entertainers performing there were allowed to bypass security measures while similar requests by black entertainers were denied. Alleging racial discrimination, Samuel R. Hayes III filed a federal lawsuit...
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This image taken with a fisheye lense shows The Philips Arena, home of the Atlanta Hawks NBA basketball team, Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Atlanta. A former security manager at the arena says white entertainers performing there were allowed to bypass security measures while similar requests by black entertainers were denied. Alleging racial discrimination, Samuel R. Hayes III filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against Atlanta Hawks LLC, which operates the arena. The lawsuit says Hayes was fired because he's black and because he complained about security measures that he says were selectively enforced based on race. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 06, 2017 - 5:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A former security manager at the arena where the Atlanta Hawks play says white entertainers performing there were allowed to bypass security measures while similar requests by black entertainers were denied. Alleging racial discrimination, Samuel R. Hayes III filed a federal lawsuit...
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July 06, 2017 - 4:53 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's retrial on charges he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago is set for November. An order signed Thursday by Judge Steven O'Neill says all parties must report to the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 6. Prosecutors...
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July 06, 2017 - 4:53 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's retrial on charges he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago is set for November. An order signed Thursday by Judge Steven O'Neill says all parties must report to the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 6. Prosecutors...
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This undated photo discovered in the U.S. National Archives by Les Kinney shows people on a dock in Jaluit Atoll, Marshall Islands. A new documentary film proposes that this image shows aviator Amelia Earhart, seated third from right, gazing at what may be her crippled aircraft loaded on a barge. The documentary "Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence," which airs Sunday, July 9, 2017, on the History channel, argues that Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, crash-landed in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands, were picked up by Japanese military and that Earhart was taken prisoner. (Office of Naval Intelligence/U.S. National Archives via AP)
July 06, 2017 - 4:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The retired federal agent who discovered what he believes is the first photographic evidence of Amelia Earhart alive and well after crash-landing in the Pacific Ocean during her attempted round-the-world flight says he didn't initially capture the significance of the image until...
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This undated photo discovered in the U.S. National Archives by Les Kinney shows people on a dock in Jaluit Atoll, Marshall Islands. A new documentary film proposes that this image shows aviator Amelia Earhart, seated third from right, gazing at what may be her crippled aircraft loaded on a barge. The documentary "Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence," which airs Sunday, July 9, 2017, on the History channel, argues that Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, crash-landed in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands, were picked up by Japanese military and that Earhart was taken prisoner. (Office of Naval Intelligence/U.S. National Archives via AP)
July 06, 2017 - 4:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The retired federal agent who discovered what he believes is the first photographic evidence of Amelia Earhart alive and well after crash-landing in the Pacific Ocean during her attempted round-the-world flight says he didn't initially capture the significance of the image until...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2016 file photo, Kevin Hart, addresses the audience during the Universal Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2016 in Las Vegas. Philadelphia is welcoming back its favorite funnyman, Hart, for a birthday celebration and the unveiling of a giant mural of the comedian near his childhood home. The festivities Thursday morning, July 6, 2017, will include an official resolution dubbing July 6 “Kevin Hart Day” in the city. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 06, 2017 - 4:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Standing in front of a new mural of his face painted on a cheesesteak spot around the corner from his childhood home, comedian Kevin Hart celebrated his 38th birthday Thursday in true superstar style: with his very own holiday. The city's native son returned to Max's Steaks in...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2016 file photo, Kevin Hart, addresses the audience during the Universal Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2016 in Las Vegas. Philadelphia is welcoming back its favorite funnyman, Hart, for a birthday celebration and the unveiling of a giant mural of the comedian near his childhood home. The festivities Thursday morning, July 6, 2017, will include an official resolution dubbing July 6 “Kevin Hart Day” in the city. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 06, 2017 - 4:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Standing in front of a new mural of his face painted on a cheesesteak spot around the corner from his childhood home, comedian Kevin Hart celebrated his 38th birthday Thursday in true superstar style: with his very own holiday. The city's native son returned to Max's Steaks in...
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July 06, 2017 - 3:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Much to NBC's delight, there really hasn't been much competition for "America's Got Talent" as the summer's favorite television show. Last week's version of the competition was seen by 12.4 million people, the Nielsen company said Thursday. That's nearly 5 million more than the week...
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