Arts and entertainment

July 21, 2018 - 9:30 am
BERLIN (AP) — Kraftwerk fans are used to hearing otherworldly tunes, but the German electronic music pioneers took it to another level at a gig in Stuttgart. Video posted Saturday by the European Space Agency shows German astronaut Alexander Gerst "dropping in" for a live performance from the...
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Singer Taylor Swift performs during her Reputation tour at MetLife Stadium on Friday, July 20, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
July 21, 2018 - 1:16 am
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Taylor Swift brought her explosive Reputation Tour to the MetLife Stadium on Friday and will make history as the first female artist to play three consecutive shows at the venue when she performs Saturday and Sunday. Swift was energetic and excited during her two-hour-...
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July 20, 2018 - 10:19 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Director Ruben Fleischer says that there aren't really any heroes in the superhero movie "Venom," who is a grittier, more violent and more complicated character than his Marvel brethren. Comic-Con attendees got a look at footage from the upcoming Spider-Man spinoff Friday and heard...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017, file photo, Offset, of Migos, arrives at the U.S. premiere of "Bright" at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles. Offset is facing two felony gun charges after he and his bodyguard were pulled over outside of Atlanta. Clayton County Police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury tells WSB-TV that an officer pulled over a Porsche 911 Friday afternoon, July 20, 2018, for failing to maintain its lane. Police said the vehicle smelled of marijuana, prompting authorities to search the car and find three guns and marijuana. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 20, 2018 - 10:09 pm
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Offset of the hip-hop group Migos is facing two felony gun charges after he and his bodyguard were pulled over outside of Atlanta. Clayton County Police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury tells WSB-TV that an officer pulled over a Porsche 911 Friday afternoon for failing to maintain its...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017 file photo, Jamie Lee Curtis arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Jane" at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Curtis on Friday, July 20, 2018, comforted an emotional fan at Comic-Con who told a packed hall that Curtis' character in "Halloween" had saved his life after he went through a home invasion. The actress took the unusual step of leaving the stage where she was discussing an upcoming "Halloween" film to share a quiet moment with the man. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 20, 2018 - 9:30 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — In Comic-Con's Hall H, the massive room that holds the highest profile presentations and hosts the biggest movie and television stars, there is still a strict division between the actors on stage and those in the audience. But Jamie Lee Curtis changed that Friday, walking off-stage...
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FILE- In this Jan. 11, 2017 file photo, director M. Night Shyamalan poses during a photo call for the movie "Split" in Milan, Italy, Shyamalan says he could have launched the trailer for “Glass” in front of the summer’s biggest movies in theaters, but that he wanted to hold it for Comic-Con. The filmmaker said Friday, July 20, 2018, at the annual comic book convention that he felt strongly that the Hall H audience should be the first to see it. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
July 20, 2018 - 9:09 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Director M. Night Shyamalan says he could have launched the trailer for "Glass" in front of the summer's biggest movies in theaters, but that he wanted to hold it for Comic-Con. The filmmaker said Friday at the annual comic book convention that he felt strongly that the Hall H...
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Soccer coach Ekkapol Janthawong, center, and members of the rescued soccer team attend a Buddhist ceremony that is believed to extend the lives of its attendees as well as ridding them of dangers and misfortunes in Mae Sai district, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Thursday, July 19, 2018. The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a cave in northern Thailand left the hospital where they had been recuperating and appeared at a news conference Wednesday, saying the ordeal made them stronger and taught them not to live carelessly. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 20, 2018 - 8:56 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military government, saying it is concerned filmmakers and media may take advantage of the young soccer boys who were rescued from a flooded cave, wants to control how movies portray their ordeal and heroic rescue. Culture Minister Vira Rojpochanarat said he will propose...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, filmmaker James Gunn arrives at the 9th annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles. Gunn has been fired as director of “Guardians of the Galaxy 3” because of old tweets that recently emerged where he joked about subjects like pedophilia and rape. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn said in a statement Friday, July 20, 2018, that the tweets are indefensible, and the studio has severed ties with Gunn. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 20, 2018 - 7:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Gunn was fired Friday as director of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" because of old tweets that recently emerged where he joked about subjects like pedophilia and rape. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn announced the removal. "The offensive attitudes and statements...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2018 file photo, Shonda Rhimes arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Partyin Beverly Hills, Calif. Rhimes’s first slate of shows for Netflix include a look at the migration of African-Americans from the Jim Crow South, romance among wealthy 19th century Londoners and a documentary on Debbie Allen’s reimagining of “The Nutcracker.” The streaming service on Friday announced eight shows Rhimes and her collaborators at Shondaland are developing. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
July 20, 2018 - 6:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shonda Rhimes's first slate of shows for Netflix include a look at the migration of African-Americans from the Jim Crow South, romance among wealthy 19th century Londoners and a documentary on Debbie Allen's reimagining of "The Nutcracker." The streaming service on Friday...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, author Ta-Nehisi Coates attends the The Gordon Parks Foundation Annual Awards Gala in New York. Coates is leaving his job as a national correspondent for The Atlantic, where he rose to prominence over the past decade. In a company email, Friday, Atlantic editor Jeffrey Goldberg called Coates a “dear friend” and wrote that Coates wanted to “reflect” on the “significant changes” in his life. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
July 20, 2018 - 5:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ta-Nehisi Coates is leaving his job as a national correspondent for The Atlantic, where he rose to prominence over the past decade. In a company email shared Friday with The Associated Press, Atlantic editor Jeffrey Goldberg called Coates a "dear friend" and wrote that Coates wanted...
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