Arts and entertainment

May 10, 2017 - 2:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who says she had an eight-year affair with author Norman Mailer has lost a defamation lawsuit over a Mailer biography that describes their relationship as "strictly sexual." A judge dismissed ex-supermodel Carole Mallory's lawsuit after finding she offered...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2013 file photo, Prince performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, said he'll take a request that Prince's six siblings be declared his lawful heirs under advisement. Eide said in January he wouldn't declare the heirs of the late rock superstar until appeals run their course for others whose claims of heirship have been rejected. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 10, 2017 - 2:08 pm
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota judge says he'll take a request that Prince's six siblings be declared his lawful heirs under advisement. Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide said in January he wouldn't declare the heirs of the late rock superstar until appeals run their course for others whose...
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters during a meeting with Dr. Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under President Richard Nixon, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 10, 2017 - 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The normally spotlight-loving President Donald Trump has kept a rather low profile around his surprise firing of FBI Director James Comey. Leading up to the bombshell announcement, Trump had not opened an event to reporters in several days and offered few details on how he was...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2014, file photo, Clay Pell, left, grandson of the late Sen. Claiborne Pell, D-RI, and his wife, two-time Olympic figure skating medalist Michelle Kwan, right, enter the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I., to begin his campaign for governor of Rhode Island. Kwan filed papers in Rhode Island seeking divorce days after her husband, Clay Pell, filed for divorce in California. Pell filed for divorce March 27, 2017, while Kwan filed March 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
May 10, 2017 - 1:20 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan has filed papers in Rhode Island seeking divorce days after her husband, Clay Pell, filed for divorce in California. The Providence Journal ( http://bit.ly/2pjXNoH ) reports both listed irreconcilable differences in their divorce papers...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2015, file photo, Dwayne Johnson arrives at the premiere of "San Andreas" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Johnson told GQ for a story published May 10, 2017, that he is seriously considering a run for president. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
May 10, 2017 - 1:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After conquering Hollywood, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson may have his sights set on the White House. The actor and former pro wrestler tells GQ that a presidential run is "a real possibility." Johnson says if he were president, leadership would be a top priority. Johnson isn't...
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In this May 9, 2017 photo, firefighters try to secure a vehicle that went into a stream during a motor vehicle accident in Woodbury, Conn. Katherine Ann Berman, wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in the traffic crash. (Steven Valenti/Republican-American via AP)
May 10, 2017 - 1:08 pm
WOODBURY, Conn. (AP) — The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in a traffic crash in Connecticut, the sports network's president confirmed Wednesday. Katherine Ann Berman, 67, a teacher, was one of two victims in the two-vehicle crash at about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday in Woodbury, state...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 10, 2011, file photo, a yacht is seen behind a logo for the 64th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. After a backlash over programming Netflix films, the Cannes Film Festival said it will, beginning next year, only accept theatrically released films for its prestigious Palme d’Or competition. In a statement Wednesday, May 10, 2017, the French festival said it has adapted its rule to require films in competition to be distributed in French movie theaters. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
May 10, 2017 - 1:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After a backlash over programming Netflix films, the Cannes Film Festival said that it will, beginning next year, only accept theatrically released films for its prestigious Palme d'Or competition. In a statement Wednesday, the French festival announced that it has adapted its rules...
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In this April 28, 2017, photo art dealer Mike Van Eaton stands next to a hand-drawn map from 1953 that shows Walt Disney's original ideas for Disneyland displayed at the Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles. Van Eaton Galleries announced that the map is the highlight among dozens of Disney items being auctioned on June 25. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
May 10, 2017 - 11:38 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tomorrowland was originally going to be called World of Tomorrow. Frontierland was Frontier Country. Lilliputian Land never became a reality at Disneyland. And no one could have foreseen a "Star Wars" land opening in 2019. Walt Disney spent a marathon weekend in 1953...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017, file photo, reporters raise their hands as White House press secretary Sean Spicer takes questions during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. A survey finds that there’s a big change in just a year in how Democrats and Republicans view the media’s role as watchdogs of political leaders. A Pew Research Center study out Wednesday, May 10, said nearly nine in 10 Democrats said a critical media is important because it keeps political leaders from doing things they shouldn’t. Meanwhile, only 42 percent of Republicans feel that way. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 10, 2017 - 10:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In the opening days of the Trump administration, Democrats are far more interested than Republicans in seeing the news media assume the traditional role of watchdogs to people in power, a survey released on Wednesday found. The Pew Research Center poll found that 89 percent of...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2016, file photo, Joe Don Rooney, from left, Gary LeVox, and Jay DeMarcus, of Rascal Flatts, arrive at the 51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. On their 10th studio album, Rascal Flatts relies on young singers and songwriters to keep their music sounding fresh after 17 years together. The country trio has cut songs by pop singer/songwriter Meghan Trainor and new country duo Dan + Shay, and recorded a duet with “American Idol” alum Lauren Alaina. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 10, 2017 - 10:32 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Early on in their career, the country group Rascal Flatts often dealt with critics of their pop-country sound and being labeled a country music boy band. Bassist and producer Jay DeMarcus noted that one early review referred to their music as "bouncy, bouncy, flop."...
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