Arts and entertainment

This May 9, 2017 photo provided by NBC Universal shows Melissa McCarthy as Shawn Spicer posing for promos for Saturday Night Live backstage in New York. McCarthy will host the show this weekend. (Rosalind O'Connor/NBC Universal via AP)
May 12, 2017 - 12:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Melissa McCarthy has gone into the streets of Manhattan to lampoon White House press secretary Sean Spicer. The comedian was captured on video Friday morning riding a motorized podium in midtown while dressed as Spicer, presumably a sequence that will air when McCarthy hosts the...
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In this Monday, May 8, 2017 photo, the "Word Waterfall" cycles through one of several displays of literary history with quotes from authors at the American Writers Museum in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
May 12, 2017 - 11:00 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The American Writers Museum , seven years in the making, is an endeavor even the most daring author might shy from: How, on a single floor of an office building, do you tell the story of centuries of American language? The museum's curators wanted the broadest possible concept of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2016 file photo, Kendrick Lamar performs at Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Lamar’s third official studio album, "DAMN." has sold over 1 million albums in just three weeks, and has spent all three weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s 200 albums chart. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
May 12, 2017 - 10:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers who morph into superstars usually follow a well-traveled path that includes an overabundance of collaborations with other artists, radio-friendly pop hits, a bit of tabloid buzz and a conscious effort to eschew anything that might get too political or socially conscious...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2008 file photo, a member of staff at Waterstones holds a story written by JK Rowling donated by the author, for the What's Your Story? auction in aid of English PEN and Dyslexia Action, in London. West Midlands Police said Friday May 12, 2017, that the handwritten Harry Potter prequel has been stolen along with some jewelry, during a burglary in Birmingham, central England between April 13 and 24. (Joel Ryan/PA via AP, File)
May 12, 2017 - 10:24 am
LONDON (AP) — J.K. Rowling is urging Harry Potter fans not to buy a handwritten prequel to the boy wizard's adventures that was stolen during a burglary in England. Rowling wrote the 800-word story for a 2008 charity auction, where it sold for 25,000 pounds ($49,000 at the time). West Midlands...
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This image provided by EA Sports shows New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on the the cover of the Madden 18 video game. Brady truly has reached the pinnacle. The five-time Super Bowl champion will be the cover athlete for Madden 18, following his Patriots teammate and buddy Rob Gronkowski. (Jamie O'Connell/EA Sports via AP)
May 12, 2017 - 10:11 am
Now, Tom Brady truly has reached the pinnacle. At least in the eyes of his video game-loving son. To the joy of 9-year-old Jack Brady, the five-time Super Bowl champion will be the cover athlete for Madden 18 , following his Patriots teammate and buddy Rob Gronkowski. "I think it is very cool,"...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 12, 2017, file photo, Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez, fiancee of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, sits in the courtroom with the couple's daughter during jury deliberations in Hernandez's double-murder trial at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. Jenkins-Hernandez said in an interview on "Dr. Phil" scheduled to air May 2017 that she thought "some cruel person" was playing a trick on her when she heard Hernandez hand hanged himself in his prison cell on April 19, days after he was acquitted of a double murder. He was still serving a life sentence for another killing. (Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool, File)
May 12, 2017 - 9:10 am
BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez sounded as if he thought he would soon be freed in his last conversation with his fiancee before he killed himself. Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez says in an interview on "Dr. Phil" scheduled to air next week that he said "Daddy's going to be home ... I...
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In this photo taken in Venice, Italy, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, artist Mark Bradford gestures as he talks about his show titled ''Tomorrow is Another Day'', outside the US pavilion. (AP Photo/Colleen Barry)
May 12, 2017 - 9:07 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Mark Bradford has his feet in two worlds: social engagement and producing art. Often they mix, as at the 57th Venice Biennale where he is representing the United States. His Biennale show, "Tomorrow is Another Day," examines both allegorically and autobiographically what it is...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2012, file photo, Eminem performs at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. A two-week trial that ended Friday, May 12, 2017, at the High Court in Wellington in the case in which music publishers for Eminem are suing New Zealand's ruling conservative political party for copyright infringement. The judge may not rule for months. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
May 12, 2017 - 5:16 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Turn up the volume, the judge told the lawyers in a case involving an Eminem song: "I'm not shy of loud music." It was one of many incongruous moments during a two-week trial that ended Friday at the High Court in Wellington. The judge may not rule for months in the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2016 file photo, actor Will Ferrell poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film "Zoolander No.2"in London. One of the University of Southern California's most distinguished alums - funnyman Ferrell - is returning to his alma mater to give the keynote address at this year's 134th commencement, Friday, May 12, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
May 12, 2017 - 3:13 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the University of Southern California's most distinguished alums — funnyman Will Ferrell — is returning to his alma mater to give the keynote address at this year's 134th commencement. The question remains: Will the member of the Class of 1990 bring arguably his most...
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This April 3, 2017, photo shows the John E. Fogarty Building, a former government building in the Brutalist architectural style, in the middle stages of demolition in Providence, R.I. Brutalism, which got its name from a French word for raw concrete, has been sparking public battles ever since the architectural style flourished in the 1960s and 1970s, spawning buildings from Boston to Belgrade. (AP Photo/Matt O'Brien)
May 12, 2017 - 1:23 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When an exposed concrete subway vault near the U.S. Capitol was painted white this spring, riders rejoiced at the brightened Washington Metro station. But some preservationists were unhappy, complaining that a "cardinal rule" of the Brutalist style was broken. Brutalism,...
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