Arts and entertainment

April 24, 2019 - 8:06 pm
Mark Medoff, a provocative playwright whose "Children of a Lesser God" won Tony and Olivier awards and whose screen adaptation of his play earned an Oscar nomination, has died in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He was 79. Medoff died Tuesday in a hospice surrounded by family, according to his daughter,...
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This image released by the Tribeca Film Festival shows a scene from Roger Ross Williams' "The Apollo," which will kick off the annual festival on April 24. (Tribeca Film Festival via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 6:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The 18th Tribeca Film Festival has moved uptown for an opening night honoring New York's Apollo Theater. Roger Ross Williams' "The Apollo" is premiering at the iconic Harlem music hall whose 85 year history is chronicled in Williams' documentary. The movie and setting added up to a...
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April 24, 2019 - 6:48 pm
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged Michael Madsen with two misdemeanor counts of drunken driving after the actor drove his SUV into a pole last month. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Wednesday that the 61-year-old Madsen has been charged with driving under the...
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Robert Downey Jr., left, and Bradley Cooper arrive at the premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Monday, April 22, 2019. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
April 24, 2019 - 6:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — By any measure, the release of "Avengers: Endgame" is a movie-theater event unlike any other. When the 22nd film in Marvel Studios' saga opens in North American theaters on Thursday night, it will land on more screens than any movie ever has in U.S. and Canadian theaters. And even...
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FILE - This Dec. 7, 2015 file photo shows Demian Bichir, a cast member in "The Hateful Eight," and his wife Stefanie Shirk at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles. Bichir announced the passing of his wife in a heartfelt message on Instagram. The Mexican actor wrote Wednesday, April 24, 2019, that Sherk died “peacefully” on April 20. She was 37. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
April 24, 2019 - 4:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demian Bichir announced the death of his wife, Canadian actress and model Stefanie Sherk, in a heartfelt message on Instagram. The Mexican actor wrote early Wednesday that Sherk died "peacefully" on April 20. She was 37. "It has been the saddest and toughest time of our lives and...
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FILE - This Feb. 13, 2009 file photo shows novelist Nora Roberts posing for a portrait in Boonsboro, Md. Roberts is suing a Brazilian writer for copyright infringement, alleging that Cristiane Serruya has committed “multi-plagiarism.” In papers filed Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Rio de Janeiro, Roberts alleged that Serruya’s books showed an extraordinary level of verbatim lifting and close paraphrasing. Roberts would donate any damages from the suit to a non-profit literacy program in Brazil. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)
April 24, 2019 - 3:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling novelist Nora Roberts is suing a Brazilian writer for copyright infringement, alleging that Cristiane Serruya has committed "multi-plagiarism" on a "rare and scandalous" level. In papers filed Wednesday morning in Rio de Janeiro, where Serruya lives, Roberts called...
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FILE - This Aug. 9, 2014 file photo shows Scott Disick at the "Party Under The Stars" benefit in New York. Disick, a frequent face on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” has been greenlighted to star in “Flip It like Disick,” which will follow him on his adventures remodeling and selling celebrity real estate. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
April 24, 2019 - 1:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The "lord," as in Scott Disick, is spinning off and flipping out of the Kardashian family bubble with his own E! show. The father of Kourtney Kardashian's three children and a frequent face on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" will star in "Flip It like Disick," which will follow...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2018 file photo, Britney Spears arrives at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Spears says though her family has been stressed out lately, she’s doing OK. The pop star posted a video to her Instagram on Tuesday, telling her fans: “All is well. My family has been going through a lot of stress and anxiety lately, so I just needed time to deal.” Earlier this month, Spears said she decided to focus on self-care as she goes through a rough stretch. In January, she said she was putting her career on hold for the sake of her father, who is sick. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
April 24, 2019 - 12:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Britney Spears says that though her family has been stressed lately, she's doing OK. The pop star on Tuesday posted a video to her Instagram, telling her fans: "Just checking in with all of you who are concerned about me. All is well. My family has been going through a lot of stress...
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April 24, 2019 - 12:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Imprisoned actor Bill Cosby is renewing attacks on a Pennsylvania trial judge as he seeks bail while he appeals his sex-assault conviction. Lawyers for the 81-year-old Cosby filed a bail motion Wednesday with the state Superior Court. They complained that in the seven months...
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A temporary NFL neon sign joins the permanent ones along Broadway as preparation continues for the NFL Draft Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. The NFL Draft is scheduled to be held Thursday through Saturday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 24, 2019 - 12:05 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars Dierks Bentley and Tim McGraw are playing free concerts in Nashville during the NFL Draft, but the hundreds of musicians working in honky tonk clubs just blocks from the draft stage want football fans to remember to tip the band. With turnout expected for each...
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