Arts and entertainment

CORRECTS TO MADSEN PLEADED NO CONTEST, INSTEAD OF PLEADED GUILTY FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2015 file photo, Michael Madsen arrives at the Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Madsen has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor drunken driving after crashing his SUV into a pole in Malibu, Calif., in March 2019. The “Reservoir Dogs” actor was sentenced Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, to four days in jail, and five years’ probation. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
August 15, 2019 - 7:33 pm
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Michael Madsen has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor drunken driving after crashing his SUV into a pole in Malibu in March. In an agreement with prosecutors, the "Reservoir Dogs" actor entered the plea to one count of driving with .08% blood alcohol content within 10 years of...
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Michael Gargiulo, left, and his attorney Daniel Nardoni confer as Gargiulo's guilty verdicts on all counts are read in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. A jury found Gargiulo guilty of fatally stabbing two women and attempting to kill a third in their Southern California homes. Gargiulo, is also awaiting trial for a similar killing in Illinois in 1993. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)
August 15, 2019 - 6:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury on Thursday found an aspiring actor who prosecutors called "The Boy Next Door Killer" guilty of fatally stabbing two Los Angeles-area women, one of whom was killed the night she was planning to meet actor Ashton Kutcher for drinks. The jury also found Michael Gargiulo...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2016, file photo, novelist Nicholas Sparks attends a special screening in Los Angeles. The trial is getting underway, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in a lawsuit that accuses Sparks of defaming the former headmaster of a private Christian school he founded in North Carolina. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 15, 2019 - 6:07 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The private Christian school that novelist Nicholas Sparks founded in his North Carolina hometown was gripped by one small crisis after another and demanding too much of his attention until the headmaster he initially championed was cut loose, the writer said Thursday. Sparks...
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ARCHIVO – En esta fotografía de archivo del 23 de julio de 2019, Jay-Z anuncia el lanzamiento del sello discográfico Dream Chasers con Roc Nation en las oficinas de Roc Nation en Nueva York. La NFL y la empresa de espectáculos y representación deportiva de Jay-Z se asociaron para eventos y activismo social. La liga no sólo usará Roc Nation como consultora para sus espectáculos, incluyendo el medio tiempo del Super Bowl, sino que colaborará con la empresa del rapero para “fortalecer la comunidad a través de la música y la iniciativa Inspire Change de la NFL". (Foto Greg Allen/Invision/AP, archivo)
August 15, 2019 - 4:49 pm
Remember when Jay-Z was a dynamic hip-hop artist whose stark lyrics gave voice to the oppressed and downtrodden? Well, those days are over. He may have 99 Problems — but a conscience certainly ain't one. Completing his transformation to total sellout, Jay-Z climbed into bed with those racial...
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August 15, 2019 - 2:55 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Metallica says it has donated 250,000 euros ($277,600) to support the construction of Romania's first pediatric oncology hospital. The American heavy metal band, which is very popular in Romania, made the donation ahead of their sold-out show Wednesday in Romania's...
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Michael Gargiulo smiles as his attorney presents closing arguments in the trial of People vs. Michael Gargiulo Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Los Angeles. Closing arguments continued Wednesday in the trial of the air conditioning repairman charged with killing two Southern California women and attempting to kill a third. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, Pool)
August 15, 2019 - 2:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a verdict in a California serial killing case (all times local): 11:15 a.m. A jury has found a man described by prosecutors as a serial killer guilty of fatally stabbing two women and attempting to kill a third in their Southern California homes. The Los Angeles...
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August 15, 2019 - 12:45 pm
LONDON (AP) — A British judge has sentenced a lookalike of "Friends" actor David Schwimmer to nine months in prison for theft and fraud. Judge Sara Dodd sentenced Abdulah Husseni on Thursday for using a stolen bank card to make or attempt to make fraudulent purchases at four shops in Blackpool,...
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File--- Picture taken March 25, 2019 shows the Cathedral in Berlin, Germany. A 9-year-old girl is suing a centuries-old German boys choir, that is located in the cathedral arguing she was illegally rejected due to her gender. (Paul Zinken/dpa via AP)
August 15, 2019 - 12:12 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A 9-year-old girl is suing a centuries-old Berlin boys choir, arguing that her bid to join was only rejected because of her gender, in a case that has sparked debate over equal rights versus artistic freedom. The State and Cathedral Choir is one of the most renowned boys choirs in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2017, file photo, then-Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio speaks at a news conference after an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif. Jack Del Rio never shied away from giving his opinion as a player and a coach. He isn’t about to change his approach as an analyst. ESPN announced on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, that it has hired the former Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders coach as an analyst. His first appearance will be Friday on “NFL Live”.(AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
August 15, 2019 - 10:26 am
Jack Del Rio never shied away from giving his opinion as a player and a coach. He isn't about to change his approach as an ESPN analyst. ESPN announced the hiring Thursday of the former Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders coach. His first appearance will be Friday on "NFL Live." Del Rio...
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and Jay-Z appear at a news conference at ROC Nation on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in New York. A day after Jay-Z announced that his Roc Nation company was partnering with the NFL, the rap icon explained that he still supports protesting, kneeling and NFL player Colin Kaepernick, but he's also interested in working with the league to make substantial changes. (Ben Hider/AP Images for NFL)
August 14, 2019 - 9:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Jay-Z announced that his Roc Nation company was partnering with the NFL, the rap icon explained that he still supports protesting, kneeling and NFL player Colin Kaepernick, but he's also interested in working with the league to make substantial changes. The Grammy winner...
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