Arts and entertainment

January 11, 2019 - 6:47 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Keyboard player Anthony Geraci, singer Shemekia Copeland, and guitarist and songwriter Nick Moss lead the nominations for the annual Blues Music Awards. The awards are scheduled on May 9 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Geraci leads with six nominations,...
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FILE - This Sept. 9, 2015, file photo shows Mungau Dain in Venice, Italy. Dain had never considered acting before he starred in the Oscar-nominated film “Tanna.” He got the role because his elders decided he was the best-looking guy in their traditional village on the Pacific nation of Vanuatu. Dain died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in the capital Port Vila, after contracting a leg infection that wasn’t quickly treated. He was in his mid-20s. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)
January 11, 2019 - 1:35 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Mungau Dain had never considered acting before he starred in the Oscar-nominated film "Tanna." He got the role because his elders decided he was the best-looking guy in their traditional village on the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. They would later describe him as...
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FILE - This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly arriving at 3the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Kelly, one of the top-selling recording artists of all time, has been hounded for years by allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls _ accusations he and his attorneys have long denied. But an Illinois prosecutor’s plea for potential victims and witnesses to come forward has sparked hope among some advocates that the R&B star might face new charges. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
January 10, 2019 - 6:42 pm
R. Kelly, one of the top-selling recording artists of all time, has been dogged for years by allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls — accusations he and his attorneys have long denied. But an Illinois prosecutor's plea for potential victims and witnesses to come forward...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2005 file photo, Michael Jackson arrives at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse for his child molestation trial in Santa Maria, Calif. A documentary film about two boys who accused Michael Jackson of sexual abuse is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month. The Sundance Institute announced the addition of “Leaving Neverland” and “The Brink,” a documentary about Steve Bannon, to its 2019 lineup on Wednesday. The Sundance Film Festival kicks off on Jan 24 and runs through Feb. 4. (Aaron Lambert/Santa Maria Times via AP, Pool)
January 10, 2019 - 4:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney representing two Michael Jackson accusers who appear in a new documentary says their sexual-abuse allegations have not been discredited as the Jackson estate says. Attorney Vince Finaldi says Thursday that lawsuits from Wade Robson and James Safechuck alleging Jackson...
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This Oct. 4, 2016 image released by NBC shows Lin-Manuel Miranda during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," in New York. Fallon’s “Tonight Show” broadcast from Puerto Rico on Jan. 15, will showcase artists with ties to the U.S. territory. Besides previously announced Miranda, Fallon will be joined on the show by Jose Feliciano, Bad Bunny and Ozuna. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBCU Photo Bank via AP)
January 10, 2019 - 4:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" broadcast from Puerto Rico will showcase artists with ties to the U.S. territory. Besides previously announced guest Lin-Manuel Miranda, Fallon said Thursday he will be joined on the Tuesday, Jan. 15, show by Jose Feliciano, Bad Bunny and Ozuna. The...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 file photo, Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, of South Africa, poses for photographers on the 86th Floor Observation Deck of the Empire State Building in New York. Former Denver Broncos and University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is engaged. The Heisman Trophy winner announced his engagement on Instagram Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, a South Africa native and the 2017 Miss Universe. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
January 10, 2019 - 3:59 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Former Denver Broncos and University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is engaged. The Heisman Trophy winner announced his engagement on Instagram Thursday to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, a South Africa native and the 2017 Miss Universe. The 31-year-old Tebow posted photos of himself down on...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2017, file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the world premiere of "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" at Radio City Music Hall, during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, in New York. The long-gesticulating Franklin biopic “Respect” is going ahead with stage director Liesel Tommy set to direct. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
January 10, 2019 - 3:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The long-gestating Aretha Franklin biopic "Respect" is going ahead with stage director Liesel Tommy set to direct. MGM announced Thursday that Tommy will helm the film, which is to star Jennifer Hudson. The "Dreamgirls" actress was cast as the late Queen of Soul in January 2018...
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This Oct. 4, 2016 image released by NBC shows Lin-Manuel Miranda during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," in New York. Fallon’s “Tonight Show” broadcast from Puerto Rico on Jan. 15, will showcase artists with ties to the U.S. territory. Besides previously announced Miranda, Fallon will be joined on the show by Jose Feliciano, Bad Bunny and Ozuna. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBCU Photo Bank via AP)
January 10, 2019 - 3:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" broadcast from Puerto Rico will showcase artists with ties to the U.S. territory. Besides previously announced guest Lin-Manuel Miranda, Fallon said Thursday he will be joined on the Tuesday, Jan. 15, show by Jose Feliciano, Bad Bunny and Ozuna. The...
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Pictures of five girls who died in an entertainment escape room fire last week, during their joint burial at a cemetery in Koszalin, northern Poland, on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. They died from carbon monoxide inhalation when a fire broke out next to the locked room where they were celebrating a birthday.(AP Photo)
January 10, 2019 - 9:21 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials joined relatives and friends Thursday for the funeral of five teenage girls killed last week in a fire that broke out at a recreational escape room in northern Poland. The 15-year-old girls were celebrating a birthday at the escape room entertainment site in the city...
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Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, accompanied by Juliet Hughes-Hallett, as they walk past racks of clothes at the Smart Works charity career centre in West London, Thursday Jan. 10, 2019. Meghan on Thursday has become patron of the Smart Works charity that supports unemployed women to return to work. (Clodagh Kilcoyne/Pool via AP)
January 10, 2019 - 7:17 am
LONDON (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is taking an increasingly visible role in the British royal family as she becomes the patron of four organizations including the prestigious National Theatre. Kensington Palace said Thursday that Meghan will take over two roles as patron that have for...
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