Entertainment

December 11, 2018 - 9:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sales for Michelle Obama's memoir have topped 3 million and the former first lady is extending her book tour into 2019. "Becoming," published four weeks ago, is among the fastest-selling nonfiction books in history and already among the best-selling political memoirs of all time...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2017, file photo, Dav Pilkey arrives at the LA Premiere of "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie" at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles. Pilkey and his publisher have high hopes for the next installments of his best-selling “Dog Man” series. On Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, Scholastic announced a first printing of 5 million copies for “Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild,” which comes out Dec. 24. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
December 11, 2018 - 8:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Dav Pilkey and his publisher have high hopes for the next installments of his best-selling "Dog Man" series. On Tuesday, Scholastic announced a first printing of 5 million copies for "Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild," which comes out Dec. 24. By comparison, Michelle Obama's million-...
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December 11, 2018 - 8:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globe Awards will introduce a new TV special achievement trophy at next month's telecast and name it after its first recipient — comedic icon Carol Burnett. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Tuesday the Carol Burnett Award — the small-screen version of the...
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December 10, 2018 - 8:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Court TV is being revived, after dying in 2007 when its supply of high-profile trials ended. Katz Networks said Monday it will start the network again in May, and already has commitments to show it in about half of the American homes with television service. The 24-hour network will...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 1967, file photo, Southern California football players Ron Yary, left, Tim Rossovich, second from left, O.J. Simpson, second from right, and Adrian Young, right, visit the set of the movie "Star" at 20th Century-Fox Studios in Hollywood in Los Angeles, Calif., and get a football autographed by movie star Julie Andrews, third from left, as director Robert Wise, third from right, who directs the movie, looks on. Rossovich, a consensus All-American defensive end at Southern California who played in the NFL before going on to an acting career, has died. He was 72. He died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Sacramento after a long illness, the school said Friday. (AP Photo/David Smith, File)
December 07, 2018 - 10:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Rossovich, a consensus All-America defensive end at Southern California who played in the NFL before going on to an acting career, has died. He was 72. Rossovich died Thursday in Sacramento after a long illness, the school said Friday. Rossovich played at USC from 1965-67 and...
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This undated photo made available by La Scala opera theater on Dec. 5, 2018 shows Spanish soprano Saioa Hernandez performing on stage in front of a screen showing Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov during a rehearsal of Giuseppe Verdi's "Attila", in Milan, Italy. La Scala’s artistic director Riccardo Chailly conducts his fifth gala season-opener on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at Milan’s famed Teatro alla Scala with ‘’Attila,’’ the second of a trilogy dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi's early works. The gala event is one of the highlights of the European cultural calendar, attracting leading political, business and cultural figures. (Brescia/Amisano/Teatro alla Scala via AP)
December 07, 2018 - 4:25 pm
MILAN (AP) — La Scala's season premiere Friday of a new production of Verdi's "Attila" took on contemporary themes of male leaders selling out to self-interest while the final act of heroism falls to a woman -- and won over an audience that included Italy's president. "Not even a rapper from the...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2018, file photo, Pete Shelley, of the British punk band Buzzcocks, performs at Plaza Condesa in the 6th edition of the Marvin Festival in Mexico City. The punk band has confirmed "with great sadness", Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, the death of the band's co-founder, Pete Shelley, whom it called "one of the U.K.'s most influential and prolific songwriters." He was 63. Shelley founded the band with Howard Devoto after they met at what is now the University of Bolton and the band debuted in 1976 in Manchester, opening for the Sex Pistols. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
December 06, 2018 - 9:17 pm
LONDON (AP) — Pete Shelley, the singer-songwriter and co-founder of the punk band the Buzzcocks, has died at age 63. On Thursday, the band confirmed "with great sadness" his death and called him "one of the U.K.'s most influential and prolific songwriters." The Buzzcocks announced in a tweet on its...
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December 05, 2018 - 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Qatari man accused in a lawsuit of stiffing fellow investors in rapper Ice Cube's 3-on-3 pro basketball league has been given diplomatic status that gives him "full immunity from all aspects of civil litigation." Ahmed al-Rumaihi's status was revealed in a federal court filing...
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In this Dec. 4, 2018 photo released by the Metropolitan Opera, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin acknowledges the crowd at a curtain call following the new production premiere of Verdi's "La Traviata," at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. (Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera via AP)
December 05, 2018 - 2:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yannick Nezet-Seguin took the rare step of bringing the entire orchestra on stage for curtain calls following his first performance as just the third music director in the Metropolitan Opera's 135-year-history. The 43-year-old Canadian led Tuesday night's premiere of a new...
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From left: dancer Sergei Polunin, dancer Misty Copeland, Pirelli President Marco Trochetti Provera, actress Laetitia Casta, photographer Albert Watson, actress Julia Garner, model Astrid Eika and dancer Calvin Royal III pose for photographers at the 2019 Pirelli Calendar event in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
December 05, 2018 - 11:08 am
MILAN (AP) — Photographer Albert Watson is keeping the Pirelli calendar on its arc away from its pinup origins, portraying four women pursuing their ambitions. The 2019 Pirelli calendar unveiled Wednesday features ballet dancer Misty Copeland as an aspiring dancer, actress Julia Garner as a...
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