Arts and entertainment

Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Jamarco Jones (73), center Justin Britt (68) and offensive guard Mike Lupati (70) prepare for the snap to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during an NFL game against the Los Angeles Rams, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Seattle. The Seahawks defeated the Rams 30-29. (Margaret Bowles via AP)
October 08, 2019 - 5:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two weeks into the season, two different winners have been crowned in a tight battle for prime-time supremacy among the television networks. Fox took first place last week in the Nielsen company's rankings, buoyed by its Thursday night NFL game between the L.A. Rams and Seattle...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, Johnny Galecki, from left, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch, cast members of the TV series "The Big Bang Theory," pose at a hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. "The Big Bang Theory" made its way into the annals of the Nobel Prizes in real life. The announcement, Oct. 8, 2019, that a trio of scientists had won the physics Nobel started off with an unlikely reference: the opening lines of "The Big Bang Theory." (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
October 08, 2019 - 5:02 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Life imitated art Tuesday when "The Big Bang Theory" — the American TV sitcom, not the scientific explanation for how the universe began — entered the annals of Nobel Prize history. The announcement of the winners of this year's Nobel in physics began with a nod to an unlikely...
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October 08, 2019 - 4:15 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the college admissions bribery scandal (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A business executive and his wife have each been sentenced to a month in prison for paying $125,000 to rig their daughter's college entrance exams. Gregory and Marcia Abbott, of New York and Colorado,...
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October 08, 2019 - 3:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a man in the cold-case killing of a TV director who worked on "The Incredible Hulk," ''The Six Million Dollar Man" and other shows more than three decades ago. The district attorney's office in Los Angeles said Tuesday that 53-year old Edwin Jerry Hiatt...
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FILE - In this Tuesday April 14, 2015 file photo, Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" is displayed during an exhibition in Milan, Italy. An Italian court has ruled that Leonardo Da Vinci's iconic Vitruvian Man drawing can be loaned to France's Louvre, solving a long-going cultural dispute between Italy and France. The Venice court last week had suspended the loan of the world-famous drawing, which is part of a batch of works by Leonardo and Raphael that the Italian government had agreed to send to Paris. Wednesday’s ruling cleared the way to the loan, rejecting a complaint filed by an Italian heritage group, Italia Nostra (Our Italy), which contended that the drawing was too fragile to travel and risked being damaged. (Matteo Bazzi/ANSA via AP)
October 08, 2019 - 3:04 pm
MILAN (AP) — An administrative court in Venice decided Tuesday to temporarily suspend the loan of Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" to the Louvre in Paris for an exhibition that is set to open later this month. The move followed a request by the non-profit group Italia Nostra, which has been...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2019 file photo, Lisa Lampanelli attends the 23rd annual Webby Awards at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Lampanelli can be forgiven if she didn’t laugh when an impostor showed up at her home. Fairfield police say they responded to the comedian’s home last week after her sister said she got a phone call from a woman claiming to be Lampanelli. The woman said she was at her house but was locked out and couldn’t remember where the spare key was. Police say the real Lampanelli was out of state at the time. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP, File)
October 08, 2019 - 2:28 pm
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Lisa Lampanelli can be forgiven if she didn't laugh when she found out an impostor showed up at her home. Police in Fairfield, Connecticut, say they responded to the comedian's home last week after her sister said she got a phone call from a woman claiming to be Lampanelli...
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This combination photo of book cover images shows, from left, "Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks," by Jason Reynolds, "Disappearing Earth," by Julia Phillips, "Sabrina & Corina," by Kali Fajardo-Anstine, "The Other Americans," by Laila Lalami, and "Black Leopard, Red Wolf" by Marlon James. The books are among this year’s finalists for the 70th annual National Book Awards. The winners will be announced Nov. 20 at a benefit dinner presented by the National Book Foundation in New York. (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/Knopf/One World/Pantheon/Riverhead via AP)
October 08, 2019 - 1:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Marlon James fantasy novel "Black Leopard, Red Wolf," Laila Lalami's immigrant tale "The Other Americans" and Jason Reynolds' neighborhood story "Look Both Ways" are among this year's finalists for the 70th annual National Book Awards. Nominees announced Tuesday also include Albert...
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October 08, 2019 - 12:47 pm
Fox Sports has hired Rob Gronkowski as an NFL analyst. The network announced on Tuesday that the former New England Patriots tight end will make his debut during Thursday night's pregame show before the Patriots-New York Giants game. Gronkowski retired at the end of last season after winning his...
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Workers dismantle signage for an NBA fan event scheduled to be held on Wednesday night at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Chinese state broadcaster CCTV announced Tuesday it will no longer air two NBA preseason games set to be played in the country. (AP Photo)
October 08, 2019 - 9:16 am
TV show South Park and a major video game studio are the latest businesses swept into a growing debate over how to navigate China's censorship efforts. The question has heated up after the NBA suffered a backlash in China over a pro-Hong Kong tweet by the Houston Rockets general manager. South Park...
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October 08, 2019 - 8:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Groban has a date for Valentine's Day — with 6,000 or so of his fans. The singer-songwriter said Tuesday he has booked New York City's massive Radio City Music Hall for a Feb. 14 show that he promises will be a night of music with special guests and plenty of spontaneous, off-...
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