Arts and entertainment

FILE – In this Feb. 15, 2017, file photo, comedian Artie Lange attends a premiere for HBO's television comedy series "Crashing," in Los Angeles. Authorities say a court hearing has not yet been scheduled for Lange following his arrest on a charge of having failed to comply with his drug court program. The Essex County sheriff says Lange was arrested Tuesday morning, May 21, 2019, at a halfway house on an unspecified violation.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
May 23, 2019 - 12:00 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a court hearing has not yet been scheduled for comedian Artie Lange following his arrest on a charge of having failed to comply with his court-ordered drug program. The Essex County sheriff in New Jersey says Lange was arrested Tuesday morning at a halfway house...
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This image released by Disney shows Mena Massoud as Aladdin, left, and Will Smith as Genie in Disney's live-action adaptation of the 1992 animated classic "Aladdin." Rotten Tomatoes is taking another step to verify that users posting a rating of a movie have actually seen it. The review aggregator says Thursday, May 23, 2019, that users who have purchased tickets on Fandango will get a verified badge next to their review, beginning with films out this weekend like "Booksmart" and "Aladdin." (Disney via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 11:06 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rotten Tomatoes is taking another step to verify that users posting a rating of a movie have actually seen it. The review aggregator says Thursday that users who purchase tickets on Fandango will get a verified badge next to their review, beginning with films out this weekend...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2016 file photo British writer Judith Kerr holds a rose in Berlin, Germany. Judith Kerr, author and illustrator of the bestselling "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" and other beloved children's books, has died at the age of 95. ( Soeren Stache/dpa via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 8:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Judith Kerr, author and illustrator of the bestselling "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" and other beloved children's books, has died at the age of 95. HarperCollins chief executive Charlie Redmayne announced her death Thursday. The publisher said she died at her home on Wednesday after a...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2015 file photo, Nik Wallenda answers questions at a news conference in front of the Orlando Eye, in Orlando, Fla. For his next trick, daredevil Wallenda plans to cross New York's Times Square - without his feet touching the ground. ABC announced Thursday, May 23, 2019, that Wallenda and his sister Lijana will cross the tourist hotspot during a 1,300 foot simultaneous highwire walk 25 stories above the ground. ABC will air the attempt during a two-hour prime-time special on June 23. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
May 23, 2019 - 6:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For his next trick, daredevil Nik Wallenda plans to cross New York's Times Square — without his feet touching the ground. ABC announced Thursday that Wallenda and his sister Lijana will cross the tourist hotspot during a 1,300-foot (396-meter) simultaneous highwire walk 25 stories...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 19, 2017, file photo, chef Mario Batali attends an awards event in New York. The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston says Batali is scheduled to be arraigned Friday, May 24, 2019, on a charge of indecent assault and battery, in connection with an allegation that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
May 22, 2019 - 9:40 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Celebrity chef Mario Batali is facing a criminal charge on allegations that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. Batali, who recently gave up financial stakes in all his restaurants, is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on a charge of indecent assault...
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Nihar Janga, 14, of Austin, Texas, reacts with a prayer after winning the National Geographic GeoBee, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at National Geographic in Washington. Janga is also a past co-winner of the National Spelling Bee, in 2016, when he won in a tie at eleven-years-old. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 22, 2019 - 8:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nihar Janga, an eighth-grader from Austin, Texas, with an already impressive array of awards, has taken top honors in the 31st annual National Geographic GeoBee, an elite test of geographic knowledge. Janga triumphed Wednesday during a competition at the National Geographic...
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May 22, 2019 - 5:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors have declined to file charges against actor Rick Schroeder after an arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office said in documents Tuesday that Schroeder's girlfriend on May 1 told a 911 operator he punched her at his...
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This Thursday, May 16, 2019 booking photo from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Jennifer Annette Harley. A lawyer says Harley, the on-again-off-again girlfriend of "Jersey Shore" actor Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, will fight a misdemeanor domestic battery charge alleging she attacked Ortiz-Magro at a Las Vegas club on New Year's Eve. Harley's attorney, Michael Cristalli, said Friday, May 17, 2019 he was surprised his 32-year-old client was arrested Thursday on a warrant issued April 17, more than four months after the incident at the Hustler Night Club. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)
May 22, 2019 - 2:07 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — "Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro's on-again-off-again girlfriend got a new lawyer to defend her on a misdemeanor allegation that she attacked Ortiz-Magro at a Las Vegas club on New Year's Eve. Jennifer Annette Harley made a brief appearance Wednesday before a judge who set...
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Director Gael Garcia Bernal poses for portrait photographs for the film 'Chicuarotes' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
May 22, 2019 - 1:57 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — Gael Garcia Bernal is finding the Cannes Film Festival a lot more relaxing as a director than as an actor. He says once you finish a movie, there's not much else to do, so he can "let myself go." His "Chicuarotes" is playing as an official selection but out of competition at...
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May 22, 2019 - 10:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Jake Black, co-writer of the song that opened "The Sopranos" and co-founder of the English electronic band Alabama 3, has died. The band announced Black's death Tuesday on Facebook and says it is "heartbroken." His age and the cause of death were not available. The group wrote that...
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