Media and entertainment industry

FILE - This Feb. 8, 2020 file photo shows Oprah Winfrey speaking at "Oprah's 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus" tour in New York. Winfrey reversed her book club selection of Kate Elizabeth Russell’s upcoming “My Dark Vanessa” after the novel was briefly the subject of online controversy, a spokeswoman confirmed Thursday. "Ultimately we did not end up moving forward with it as a book club selection,” a spokeswoman for Winfrey said. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)
March 05, 2020 - 2:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey reversed her book club selection of Kate Elizabeth Russell’s upcoming “My Dark Vanessa” after the novel was briefly the subject of online controversy, a spokeswoman confirmed Thursday. "Ultimately we did not end up moving forward with it as a book club selection,” a...
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In this Feb. 13, 2020 photo released by Apple, Oprah Winfrey, right, hosts a taping of Oprah's Book Club with Jeanine Cummins, author of "American Dirt," second right, and panelists, from left, Esther J. Cepeda, Julissa Arce and Reyna Grande in Tuscon, Ariz. The two-part interview will begin streaming on Apple TV Plus at midnight ET on Friday, March 6. (Karen Ballard/Apple via AP)
March 05, 2020 - 12:02 pm
TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — When Oprah Winfrey chose the novel “American Dirt” for her book club, she imagined engaging in an impassioned television dialog about the narrative, which follows a Mexican mother and her son fleeing to the United States. Instead, Winfrey ended up organizing a show that put...
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New York Yankees' Zack Britton delivers a pitch during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 04, 2020 - 8:21 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball has proposed banning player access to video during games, according to New York Yankees pitcher Zack Britton, but the union wants to allow it with protections that would prevent catchers' signs from being visible. Players' association head Tony Clark met...
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Vincent DelGiudice, right, along with his attorney, Carolyn Gurland, walk out of the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, Wednesday morning, March 4, 2020. Federal prosecutors say DelGiudice is among 10 people charged with operating an offshore sports gambling business. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
March 04, 2020 - 6:02 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Casey Urlacher, the brother of Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges alleging he was part of an offshore sports gambling business. Urlacher, the mayor of the suburban Chicago village of Mettawa, entered his plea with...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich reacts during a spring training baseball workout in Phoenix. The Brewers are reportedly working on a new contract with star slugger Christian Yelich. It's an encouraging sign for Milwaukee after it lost a couple key performers during free agency. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
March 04, 2020 - 3:35 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Yelich is staying quiet when it comes to his contract situation with the Milwaukee Brewers. While Yelich is brushing off questions about his new deal, his teammates are all-too-happy to sing his praises. The 28-year-old is reportedly on the brink of a multiyear contract...
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March 04, 2020 - 1:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Simon & Schuster, the publisher of such authors as Stephen King and Bob Woodward, is up for sale. ViacomCBS, fresh off a merger, is looking to sell its book publishing business as it tries to raise cash to pay down debt and please shareholders with dividends and stock buybacks...
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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a news conference before an NHL hockey game between the Boston Bruins and New York Islanders, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Uniondale, NY. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 04, 2020 - 1:11 pm
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — The NHL is not allowing its employees to make work-related trips outside of North America in response to the global fears over the coronavirus, and if any of those employees go on their own to a country where the virus has been found they will be quarantined before being...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a primary election night campaign rally Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
March 04, 2020 - 1:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the Democratic presidential primary and Super Tuesday (all times local): 1:50 a.m. Joe Biden has won Texas' Democratic presidential primary. The state has 228 delegates at stake, the second biggest prize of the night. More than 2 million people had already voted in...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 18, 2015 file photo, The NCAA logo is on the court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Imagine an NCAA Tournament with no fans in the arenas. What normally would be thought an impossibility isn't so far-fetched as the United States and the rest of the world attempt to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
March 03, 2020 - 10:36 pm
Imagine an NCAA Tournament with no fans in the arenas. What normally would be thought an impossibility isn't so far-fetched as the United States and the rest of the world attempt to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. An advocacy group for college athletes has urged the NCAA to consider...
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FILE - This Nov. 1, 2001 file photo shows host Bobbie Battista preparing for the airing of the show "TalkBack Live" in Atlanta. Battista, who was among the original anchors for CNN Headline News and hosted CNN’s “TalkBack Live,” died Tuesday, March 3, 2020, after a four-year battle with cervical cancer, family spokeswoman Wendy Guarisco told CNN. She was 67. (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)
March 03, 2020 - 6:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bobbie Battista, who was among the original anchors for CNN Headline News and hosted CNN’s “TalkBack Live,” has died. She was 67. Battista died Tuesday after a four-year battle with cervical cancer, family spokeswoman Wendy Guarisco told CNN. "Bobbie was the consummate trooper in...
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