Performing arts

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2017 file photo, Dustin Hoffman arrives at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Three women who have accused Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct say despite what he did they are still able to watch his movies because they are able to separate the artist from his actions. One of his alleged victims, Cori Thomas, said she still has admiration for him, though she now sees him as a fallen idol. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
December 20, 2017 - 1:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three women who have accused Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct say they are still able to watch his movies because they are able to separate the artist from his actions. One of his alleged victims, Cori Thomas, said she still has admiration for him — though she now sees him as a...
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This image released by A24 Films shows Saoirse Ronan, left, and Laurie Metcalf in a scene from "Lady Bird." The 62-year-old Metcalf has already gotten supporting actress nominations from the Screen Actors Guild, the Golden Globes and the Independent Spirit Awards. She says she’s flattered by the attention, which she also calls surreal. And on January 23, she might add the coveted Oscar nomination to her resume too. (Merie Wallace/A24 via AP)
December 20, 2017 - 12:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laurie Metcalf has won three Emmys and a Tony Award in her nearly 40-year year career, but the veteran stage and screen actress still feels uncomfortable in front of a camera. "Even after all those years on 'Roseanne,' I have a real fear of cameras. They make me inhibited,"...
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December 20, 2017 - 10:39 am
SYOSSET, N.Y. (AP) — A building at the Long Island high school that Billy Joel helped save from closing has been renamed after the performer's mother. Newsday reports the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer attended a ceremony Tuesday at the newly dedicated Rosalind Joel Conservatory for Music and Theatre...
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December 20, 2017 - 3:26 am
MICHAEL JACKSON - ABUSE ALLEGATION CASE TOSSED LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge in Los Angeles has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a choreographer who claims Michael Jackson molested him as a child. The summary judgment against Wade Robson resolves one of the last remaining major claims against Jackson's...
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December 19, 2017 - 5:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — To judge by the collective shrug that viewers greeted Fox's performance of "A Christmas Story Live!," the fascination with live theater on television may have run its course. The Nielsen company said that Fox's telecast was seen by 4.52 million viewers on Sunday night. That's lower...
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Chinese couples attend a mass wedding ceremony in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. Fifty Chinese couples were married at a mass ceremony in Sri Lanka's capital to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries and to promote the island nation as a tourist destination.(AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
December 17, 2017 - 9:14 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Clad in traditional Chinese, Western and Sri Lankan costumes, 50 Chinese couples were married at a mass ceremony in Sri Lanka's capital on Sunday to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries and to promote the island nation as a tourist...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2017 file photo, Dustin Hoffman arrives at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Three women who have accused Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct say despite what he did they are still able to watch his movies because they are able to separate the artist from his actions. One of his alleged victims, Cori Thomas, said she still has admiration for him, though she now sees him as a fallen idol. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
December 15, 2017 - 12:22 pm
ROME (AP) — A playwright who says Dustin Hoffman exposed himself to her and had her massage his feet in a hotel room when she was 16 said Friday that she spent years in guilty silence and took pains to not dress suggestively in professional contexts because she assumed the incident was her fault...
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December 12, 2017 - 2:45 pm
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This Sept. 25, 2017 image released by Comedy Central shows comedian Jordan Klepper hosting the premiere of "The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper" in New York. Adapting to the current media ethos with its ever harsher, ever more absurdist pitch, Klepper hosts a supercharged version of "The Colbert Report," whose time slot he inherited in September when he unveiled his fake rantcast. (Brad Barket/Comedy Central via AP)
December 12, 2017 - 1:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — So-called "Peak TV" remains the blessing and the curse for viewers in 2017, with the tally of scripted series now totaling some 500. Where to begin saluting all the great shows? Here are 10 to salute, recall fondly and, for viewers who missed any of them, catch up with: ____ "...
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December 09, 2017 - 11:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Ballet has appointed an interim team to oversee the artistic management of the company during an investigation into a sexual harassment accusation against longtime leader Peter Martins. The ballet company announced Thursday that 71-year-old Martins is taking a...
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