Arts and entertainment

February 13, 2020 - 8:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The “Wimpy Kid” and author Jeff Kinney are both embarking on new paths. Amulet Books announced Thursday that Kinney's latest novel is called “Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure” and comes out April 7 with an announced first printing of 3 million copies, among the highest...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 file photo, Snoop Dogg arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Irishman," at the TCL Chinese Theatre. On Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, the CBS News chief called threats against journalist Gayle King “reprehensible” as backlash grew against rapper Snoop Dogg and others critical of King for an interview where she asked about a sexual assault charge against the late Kobe Bryant. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
February 12, 2020 - 10:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After days of blistering criticism, Snoop Dogg has finally apologized to Gayle King for attacking her over her interview with former basketball star Lisa Leslie about the late Kobe Bryant. “Two wrongs don't make no right. when you're wrong, you gotta fix it," he said in an Instagram...
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FILE - This Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, shows a public phone near detainees in a residential pod during a media tour of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Tacoma, Wash. Immigrant advocates sued the Trump administration Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, for ending a free hotline that allowed detained immigrants to report concerns about custody conditions after it was featured on the show "Orange Is the New Black. The nonprofit group Freedom for Immigrants, which has run the hotline since 2013 with a free phone line provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, sued in federal court in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
February 12, 2020 - 7:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to restore a free hotline that let detained immigrants report concerns about custody conditions until shortly after it was featured on the TV show “Orange Is the New Black.” U.S. District Court Judge André Birotte Jr. on...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, Empire actor Jussie Smollett arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court Building for his hearing in Chicago. Smollett faces new charges for reporting an attack that Chicago authorities contend was staged to garner publicity, according to media reports Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. The charges include disorderly conduct counts, according to the reports that cite unidentified sources. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)
February 12, 2020 - 6:43 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — He's stopped posting to his Twitter account, his last Instagram post was eight months ago, and his acting and singing careers appear to be at a standstill. Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has all but vanished from public view in the year since Chicago detectives accused him of...
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February 12, 2020 - 5:03 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A publicist for Willie Nelson says Paul English, Nelson's longtime drummer and the inspiration for Nelson's song “Me and Paul,” has died. He was 87. Elaine Schock had no other details on English's death as of Wednesday. English joined Nelson's band, nicknamed the Family, in...
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The Christian Cowan collection is modeled at Spring Studios during NYFW Fall/Winter 2020 on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
February 12, 2020 - 4:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Cowan equates showing his fashion collections with continuously living out a childhood dream. "I’m always going to be so ecstatic every time I wake up and know I’ve got a show,” Cowan told The Associated Press before his fall-winter collection rolled out Tuesday night at...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2016, file photo, Hungarian conductor and pianist Gyorgy Kurtag, second right, is applauded next to his wife Marta Kurtag, right, on the occasion of his 90th birthday during his anniversary concert at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary. The American premiere of Kurtag's "Fin de Partie," based on Samuel Beckett's "Endgame," will be presented by the New York Philharmonic in June 2021. The Philharmonic announced its season Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, and said the opera will be given staged performances on June 10 and 12 at Lincoln Center's Geffen Hall, conducted by music director Jaap van Zweden and directed by Claire van Kampen. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP, File)
February 12, 2020 - 3:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The American premiere of György Kurtág's "Fin de Partie," based on Samuel Beckett's "Endgame," will be presented by the New York Philharmonic in June 2021. The Philharmonic announced its season Wednesday and said the opera will be given staged performances on June 10 and 12 at...
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The Michael Kors collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 12, 2020 - 2:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Kors is so over leggings and sports bras. He used Wednesday’s fall collection as a reminder that staying in and cozying up by the fire can still be chic and glamorous. Blake Lively, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Issa Rae and Anna Wintour sat in the front row at the star-studded event...
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February 12, 2020 - 1:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — British playwright Tom Stoppard and the Canadian poet and fiction writer M. NourbeSe Philip are among those being honored next month by PEN America, the literary and human rights organization. PEN announced Wednesday that Stoppard will receive the $25,000 PEN/Mike Nichols Writing...
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The Prabal Gurung FW20 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
February 12, 2020 - 12:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In celebration of the grit and eclectic glamour of his adopted New York City, Prabal Gurung staged his New York Fashion Week show Tuesday night at the famed Rainbow Room high above Midtown with his favorite street musician on a piano emblazoned with the message: “This Machine Kills...
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