Arts and entertainment

June 14, 2019 - 8:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Shazam!" star Zachary Levi says his nerves are building each day leading up to the MTV Movie & TV Awards in what he calls the "biggest thing" he's ever hosted. Levi knows those feelings will be amplified when he first steps onstage during the taped awards show Saturday night...
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June 14, 2019 - 4:19 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Museum of Art has so far this year added more than 70 contemporary and historic artworks to its broad collection. BMA director Christopher Bedford said in a Thursday statement that the new acquisitions highlight the curatorial team's vision in forging connections "...
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Missy Elliott speaks at the 50th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame induction and awards ceremony at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on Thursday, June 13, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)
June 14, 2019 - 1:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, the creative mastermind who has written hit songs for a number of female acts and created camaraderie among women in the music industry, felt the love back from her musical sisters as she was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. During a performance Thursday,...
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Actor Cuba Gooding Jr., left, is lead by a police officer from New York's Special Victim's Unit, Thursday, June 13, 2019. He faces allegations he groped a woman at a city night spot. A 29-year-old woman told police the 51-year-old Gooding grabbed her breast while he was intoxicated around 11:15 p.m. Sunday. Gooding denies the allegations. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
June 13, 2019 - 8:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr. turned himself in and was arrested Thursday on charges he groped a woman in an encounter at a New York City night spot that appears to have been caught on video. The 51-year-old Oscar-winning star of "Jerry Maguire" denies the allegations and pleaded not guilty to...
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President Donald Trump listens to Kim Kardashian West, who is among the celebrities who have advocated for criminal justice reform, speak during an event on second chance hiring in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 13, 2019 - 7:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reality star-turned-criminal justice reform advocate Kim Kardashian West returned to the White House on Thursday to help President Donald Trump promote efforts to help those leaving prison get jobs and stay on track. At an East Room event attended by Cabinet secretaries, activist...
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FILE - In this April 14, 1939 file photo, painter and surrealist Frida Kahlo, who was the wife of noted Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, poses at her home in Mexico City. Mexico’s National Sound Library said Thursday, June 13, 2019, that it has discovered what could be the first known audio recording of Frida Kahlo’s voice. (AP Photo/File)
June 13, 2019 - 7:22 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Frida Kahlo's voice may have finally been unearthed, say researchers at Mexico's National Sound Library. Library officials say it would be the first record of the Mexican artist's voice if confirmed. The director of the Frida Kahlo Museum, Hilda Trujillo, told The Associated...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2016, file photo, novelist Nicholas Sparks attends a special screening of "The Choice" in Los Angeles. Sparks chastised a former headmaster at the private Christian school in North Carolina he runs for promoting a pro-gay “agenda,” according to emails pertaining to an ongoing lawsuit. Sparks denies he discriminates. The emails were published Thursday, June 13, 2019, by the Daily Beast and are available through the federal court’s online record system. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 13, 2019 - 6:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Emails filed in an ongoing lawsuit show novelist Nicholas Sparks chastised a former headmaster at the private Christian school in North Carolina he runs for promoting a pro-gay "agenda." Sparks denies he discriminates. The emails, published Thursday by the Daily Beast and filed as...
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This photo provided by Hasbro Studios LLC/Discovery Family shows a scene from the Discovery Family Channel cartoon series “ My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" coinciding with Pride Month. “My Little Pony” has introduced a same-sex couple on the show for the first time. Writer-producer Michael Vogel told People on Thursday, June 13, 2019 that the timing of the episode, “The Last Crusade,” is a happy coincidence. The episode introduces a lesbian couple, Aunt Holiday and Auntie Lofty. They care for Scootaloo. (Hasbro Studios LLC/Discovery Family via AP)
June 13, 2019 - 4:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Coinciding with Pride Month, the Discovery Family cartoon series "My Little Pony" has introduced a same-sex couple on the show for the first time. Writer-producer Michael Vogel told People on Thursday the timing of the episode, "The Last Crusade," is a happy coincidence. The episode...
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June 13, 2019 - 12:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Baby Shark Live" is set to launch a 100-city tour in North America this fall. It is inspired by the children's song whose dance video has generated nearly 3 billion views on YouTube. The song was produced in 2015 by the South Korean firm Pinkfong. Pinkfong and Round Room Live...
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This 2013 photo provided by Okay Goodnight shows Marta Kauffman. Kauffman, the creator of TV’s “Friends” says there are no plans for a reunion and there won’t be any. She said she wouldn’t want to “mess up a good thing” for fans with a potentially disappointing reunion. Kauffman and David Crane created and produced “Friends,” NBC’s hit sitcom that aired from 1994 to 2004. Kauffman’s current projects include the Netflix series “Grace and Frankie.” (Okay Goodnight via AP)
June 13, 2019 - 12:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creator of TV's "Friends" says there are no plans for a reunion and there won't be any. Marta Kauffman says she wouldn't want to "mess up a good thing" for fans with a potentially disappointing reunion. Kauffman and David Crane created and produced "Friends," NBC's hit sitcom...
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