Arts and entertainment

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018 file photo, host Anderson Cooper attends the 12th annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History, in New York. Cooper has a 2-book deal and plans for collaborating with historian-novelist Katherine Howe. Harper announced Tuesday, March 19, 2019, that the CNN anchor and "60 Minutes" correspondent will work on two books of nonfiction with Howe, who specializes in novels about witchcraft, including "The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs" and "The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
March 19, 2019 - 6:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Anderson Cooper has a two-book deal and plans to collaborate with historian-novelist Katherine Howe. Harper announced Tuesday the 51-year-old CNN anchor and "60 Minutes" correspondent will work on two books of nonfiction with Howe, who specializes in novels about witchcraft,...
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FILE - This Nov. 4, 2017 file photo shows director David Lynch during the Rome Film Festival in Rome. The "Blue Velvet” director has joined the MasterClass faculty with an online class about creativity and filmmaking. He outlines the process for “catching ideas”, the importance of daydreaming and setting “bait” for creative ideas. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)
March 19, 2019 - 6:01 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — According to filmmaker David Lynch, all it takes are 70 ideas to make a feature film. The visionary mind behind "Blue Velvet," ''Mulholland Drive" and "Twin Peaks" is imparting this and other wisdom, like never giving up final cut, in a new MasterClass on creativity and...
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March 18, 2019 - 6:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Meghan McCain says President Donald Trump's life is "pathetic" after his weekend Twitter attack against her father, the late Sen. John McCain. She fired back at Trump on ABC's "The View" Monday after the president tweeted comments criticizing her father, who died last year after...
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March 18, 2019 - 6:58 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Kane Brown and Atlanta-based producer Polow Da Don are suing each other in a contract dispute that has both sides claiming they are owed money. The Grammy-nominated producer, whose real name is Jamal Jones, sued Brown in February in federal court in Atlanta...
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FILE - This May 7, 2018 file photo shows Donna Brazile speaking at the inauguration of New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell in New Orleans. Fox News says it has hired former Democratic National Committee chief Brazile as a political commentator. She had been let go from a similar role at CNN in 2016 after it was revealed that she had shared material about topics that would be addressed at a Democratic forum with Hillary Clinton’s campaign. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
March 18, 2019 - 3:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Democratic National Committee chief Donna Brazile, who was fired by CNN for tipping off the Hillary Clinton campaign about debate topics in 2016, has joined Fox News Channel as a political commentator. Brazile said Monday she knows fellow liberals will criticize her for...
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March 18, 2019 - 2:26 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Andre Williams, an R&B singer and songwriter who co-wrote "Shake A Tail Feather" and performed across musical genres, died Sunday. He was 82. Williams' manager and musical director, Kenn Goodman, said Monday that Williams was recently diagnosed with colon cancer and that he was...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2016 file photo, Kevin Tsujihara, chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. Entertainment, arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "War Dogs." Tsujihara is stepping down after claims that he promised acting roles in exchange for sex. As Warner Bros. chairman and chief executive officer at one of Hollywood’s most powerful and prestigious studios, Tsujihara is one of the highest ranking executives to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
March 18, 2019 - 1:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Warner Bros. chief Kevin Tsujihara, one of the highest ranking Hollywood executives to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, stepped down from the studio Monday following claims that he promised roles to an actress in exchange for sex. WarnerMedia chief executive John Stankey...
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Ray Stevens, from left, Jerry Bradley, Ronnie Dunn, and Kix Brooks pose at a press conference announcing that they will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame Monday, March 18, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 18, 2019 - 12:53 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country hit-making duo Brooks & Dunn are riding a resurgence of interest in '90s-era country music with a new album celebrating their top-selling singles, a longstanding Las Vegas residency and now an invitation to join the Country Music Hall of Fame. The duo, along with...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens in New York's Times Square. Facebook's effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hindered by the lack of outlets where the company's technicians can find original reporting. The service, launched last year, is currently available in some 400 cities in the United States. But the social media giant said it has found that 40 percent of Americans live in places where there weren’t enough local news stories to support it. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 18, 2019 - 9:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hindered by the lack of outlets where the company's technicians can find original reporting. The service, launched last year, is currently available in some 400 cities in the...
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March 18, 2019 - 8:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Public Library has opened an archive dedicated to pioneering alternative rock musician Lou Reed. The library acquired the archive after performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson, who was married to Reed, decided to share it with an institution that could preserve...
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