Arts and entertainment

FILE - In this July 28, 2018, file photo, fans watch the competition between Philadelphia Fusion and London Spitfire during the Overwatch League Grand Finals competition at Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. With eight new franchises and plans to take its regular season on the road for the first time, the Overwatch League is opening its second year a few steps closer to its goal of becoming a truly global, city-based esports league. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
February 14, 2019 - 3:06 am
With eight new franchises and plans to take its regular season on the road, the Overwatch League is opening its second year a few steps closer to its goal of becoming a truly global, city-based esports league. The circuit's inaugural season was an industry-shifting success. Launched with 12 teams...
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This Nov. 18, 2018, photo provided by Bryan Blackford and Snowcone Productions shows Ray Alfalla with his awards on the track at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Alfalla is in the elite class of drivers who have mastered virtual iRacing, an online simulation of the real deal each week in NASCAR. (Bryan Blackford/Snowcone Productions via AP)
February 14, 2019 - 2:59 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ray Alfalla got hooked on NASCAR in the late 1990s after his family left Cuba and settled in the Miami area. He's the type of die-hard fan the sagging sport craves — a kid who dreamed of racing who's now an adult that settles in each weekend to catch each bump-and run...
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February 14, 2019 - 1:27 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Responding to widespread backlash to the fact that four Oscars will be presented during commercial breaks at the 91st Academy Awards, the film academy has issued a statement saying that all Academy Award winners will still be included in the broadcast on Feb. 24. A joint...
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Christy Turlington Burns walks the runway in Marc Jacobs collection during Fashion Week in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
February 13, 2019 - 10:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Marc Jacobs didn't waste a second before starting his runway show on Wednesday. Literally. The designer, whose high-profile show traditionally closes out Fashion Week, was clearly determined to make amends for a September show that began 90 minutes late, leaving fashion editors...
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This combination of photos shows entertainers, from top left, Emily Blunt, Rihanna, Emma Stone, Lupita Nyong'o, Nicole Kidman, and bottom from left, Julia Roberts Tracee Ellis Ross, Kacey Musgraves, Constance Wu and Amber Heard, who were named Hollywood’s most stylish stars by People Magazine. The magazine is on newsstands Friday. (AP Photo)
February 13, 2019 - 8:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — They are the A-listers who wow on the red carpet. Ahead of the Academy Awards on Wednesday, People magazine released its list of Hollywood's most stylish stars. The magazine calls Lupita Nyong'o a trailblazing beauty and Emma Stone the modern romantic. Nicole Kidman is the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2015 file photo, singer Ryan Adams poses for a portrait in New York. A New York Times report says seven women have claimed singer-songwriter Ryan Adams offered to help them with their music careers but then turned things sexual, and he sometimes became emotional and verbally abusive. In the story published Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, a 20-year-old female musician said Adams, 44, had inappropriate conversations with her while she was 15 and 16. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP, File)
February 13, 2019 - 8:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York Times report says seven women have claimed singer-songwriter Ryan Adams offered to help them with their music careers but then turned things sexual, and he sometimes became emotional and verbally abusive. In the story published Wednesday, a 20-year-old female musician...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2014 file photo President Barack Obama awards the 2013 National Humanities Medal to historian Anne Firor Scott from Chapel Hill, N.C., during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington. Anne Firor Scott, a prize-winning historian and esteemed professor who upended the male-dominated field of Southern scholarship by pioneering the study of Southern women, has died. She was 97. Her death was announced last week by Duke University, where she taught for three decades. The citation for her humanities medal praised her "groundbreaking research spanning ideology, race, and class." (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, file)
February 13, 2019 - 8:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Anne Firor Scott, a prize-winning historian and esteemed professor who upended the male-dominated field of Southern scholarship by pioneering the study of Southern women, has died. She was 97. Her death was announced last week by Duke University, where she taught for three decades...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York. Smollett is expressing anger over being attacked outside his Chicago apartment last month. Smollett, who plays a musician on the Fox Network's ''Empire'' talked about his ordeal during an interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts to be broadcast Thursday on "Good Morning America." He alleges he was the victim of an attack on Jan. 29 by two masked men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs at him. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 13, 2019 - 6:32 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Actor Jussie Smollett says he's "pissed off" that some have doubted his claims about being attacked outside his Chicago apartment last month. The actor who stars in the Fox drama "Empire" made the comments during an interview with ABC News that's set to air Thursday on "Good Morning...
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This image released by the Tribeca Film Festival shows a scene from Roger Ross Williams’ “The Apollo,” which will kick off the annual festival on April 24. (Tribeca Film Festival via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 5:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The 18th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival will open with the premiere of a documentary about New York City's iconic Apollo Theater in Harlem. Festival organizers Wednesday announced that Roger Ross Williams' "The Apollo" will kick off the annual festival April 24. The HBO film...
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Designer Phillipe Blond walks the runway during The Blonds collection presentation during New York Fashion Week, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 13, 2019 - 5:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop icon Lil' Kim slayed as a blonde at The Blonds, performing her new song "Go Awff" to close the design duo's New York Fashion week show inspired by "Scarface" and other classic gangster movies. David and Phillipe Blond, always fashion provocateurs, wanted to incorporate their...
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