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July 30, 2020 - 5:53 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Grammy award-winning composer and pianist Bent Fabricius-Bjerre, known internationally as Bent Fabric, who had an international hit in 1962 with the tune “Alley Cat,” has died. He was 95. His family confirmed that Fabricius-Bjerre died on Tuesday after fighting...
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FILE - Glenda Jackson arrives at the 72nd annual Tony Awards in New York on June 10, 2018. Jackson will star in "Elizabeth is Missing", a BAFTA-nominated mystery, kicking off the 50th Anniversary of the MASTERPIECE series, premiering on Sunday, January 3, 2021 on PBS. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
July 29, 2020 - 8:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Acclaimed actress Glenda Jackson will launch the 50th season of PBS’ “Masterpiece” drama showcase next year. The film “Elizabeth is Missing,” with Jackson as a woman in search of a vanished friend even as she copes with dementia, will air Jan. 3. It's based on the Emma Healey...
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FILE - Randy Rainbow arrives at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sept. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. St. Martin's Press announced Wednesday that Rainbow's memoir "Playing With Myself" is scheduled for release late in 2021. The Emmy-nominated satirist, entertainer and host of the YouTube series "The Randy Rainbow Show" plans to "set the record straight" and let us see the world through his pink-rimmed glasses. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
July 29, 2020 - 8:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Randy Rainbow's first book is very much about Randy Rainbow. St. Martin's Press announced Wednesday that Rainbow's memoir “Playing With Myself” is scheduled for release late in 2021. The Emmy-nominated satirist, entertainer and host of the YouTube series “The Randy Rainbow Show"...
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FILE - Actress Melissa Gilbert appears at Borders Books to promote her autobiography "Prairie Tail" in New York on June 9, 2009. Gilbert, who starred as Laura Ingalls on "Little House on the Prairie," is part of an upcoming PBS documentary about Laura Ingalls Wilder, whose novels inspired the TV series. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
July 29, 2020 - 8:04 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new documentary about the life and work of “Little House on the Prairie” author Laura Ingalls Wilder puts her novels’ scattered racist references in historical context, the film’s producers said. Wilder’s work reflects the perspective of her family and attitudes in the late...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2020, file photo, Greyhounds compete in a race at Iowa Greyhound Park in Dubuque, Iowa. U.S. Reps. Tony Cardenas, D-California., and Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, have introduced legislation Wednesday, July 29, 2020, that would ban greyhound racing in the U.S. The bill comes after a group that has fought against dog racing said it has videos showing racing greyhounds being trained with live rabbits in at least three Midwestern states. (Nicki Kohl/Telegraph Herald via AP, File)
July 29, 2020 - 7:54 pm
LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Two U.S. representatives introduced legislation Wednesday that would ban greyhound racing nationwide, after an advocacy group released videos showing greyhounds being trained by chasing, mauling and killing live rabbits in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, a practice that is...
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FILE -David Hare attends a special screening of "The White Crow" in New York on April 22, 2019. Hare, creator of the upcoming PBS political drama “Road Kill,” has written a monologue for the stage about his COVID-19 illness. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
July 29, 2020 - 6:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar-nominated writer David Hare says he’s turned his COVID-19 illness into a stage monologue about enduring “this quite extraordinary disease.” “Beat the Devil” will open in London as soon as officials deem it safe for theaters to get back into business, Hare said Wednesday. “I...
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This image provided by @mpozitolbertphotography shows Malik B in studio. The rapper and founding member of The Roots, has died. He was 47. The group announced the death of the Philadelphia-based emcee in a social media post Wednesday. The cause of death has not been released. Malik B, whose real name is Malik Abdul Basit, was a major contributor to the group, which includes Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter. He appeared on four albums before departing the group in 1999. In the following year, the Roots won their first Grammy. (@mpozitolbertphotography via AP)
July 29, 2020 - 6:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Malik B, a rapper and founding member of The Roots, has died. He was 47. The group announced the death of the Philadelphia-born emcee in a social media post Wednesday. The cause of death was not released. Malik B, whose real name is Malik Abdul Basit, was a major contributor to...
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July 29, 2020 - 5:21 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Comedian Andy Dick told a New Orleans news outlet Wednesday that he’s willing to return to the city and testify against a man accused of knocking him unconscious last year. Dick spoke to The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate by telephone a day after the district attorney’s...
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FILE - Actor Matthew McConaughey attends A+E Network's "HISTORYTalks: Leadership and Legacy" on Feb. 29, 2020, in New York. The Oscar winner, known for such films as "Dallas Buyers Club" and "Magic Mike," didn't want to write an ordinary celebrity book. "This is not a traditional memoir, or an advice book, but rather a playbook based on adventures in my life," McConaughey said in a statement about "Greenlights," which comes out Oct. 20. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
July 29, 2020 - 4:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey didn't want to write an ordinary celebrity book. “This is not a traditional memoir, or an advice book, but rather a playbook based on adventures in my life,” McConaughey, 50, said in a statement about “Greenlights,” which comes out Oct. 20. “...
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This image released by HBO shows Jeremy Irons in a scene from "Watchmen." Irons was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (Colin Hutton/HBO via AP)
July 29, 2020 - 4:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Notable facts and figures from Tuesday’s nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards: ___ ‘WATCHMEN’ SOARS BUT ‘ROOTS’ RUNS DEEP HBO's “Watchmen” led all shows with a whopping 26 nominations, but that doesn't come close to the record for a limited series. That honor belongs to the 1977...
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