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This Sept. 11, 1997 file photo shows actor Leslie Grantham in London. Leslie Grantham, who played arch-villain "Dirty Den" Watts on British soap opera "EastEnders," has died at the age of 71. Grantham's management, Advocate Agency, says he died Friday, June 15, 2018 but did not disclose the cause of death. "EastEnders" debuted in 1985, and Grantham's Watts, landlord of the Queen Vic pub, soon became one of its most popular characters. (Fiona Hanson/PA via AP, file)
June 15, 2018 - 10:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Actor Leslie Grantham, who became a British TV icon during the 1980s as arch-villain "Dirty" Den Watts on the soap opera "EastEnders," has died. He was 71. Grantham's management company, Advocate Agency, said he died Friday but did not disclose the cause. "EastEnders" first aired in...
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This May 24, 2018 photo shows music maker Jermaine Dupri during an interview in New York. Dupri will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday, June 14. (AP Photo/John Carucci)
June 14, 2018 - 12:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — On the eve of being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Jermaine Dupri was thinking about legacy. He was asked about his thoughts on R. Kelly, whose music has been removed from commercial playlists after the singer was accused of sexual abuse. Dupri worries that punishing...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017 file photo, Tom McCarthy arrives at the "13 Reasons Why" FYC Event in Beverly Hills, Calif. McCarthy is in negotiations to direct a film based on the seven-episode podcast "S-Town." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
June 14, 2018 - 12:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The popular true-crime podcast "S-Town" is being developed as a movie. The film production company Participant Media has acquired the feature-film rights to the seven-episode podcast. "Spotlight" director Tom McCarthy is in negotiations to direct. Made by the creators of the podcast...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2015 file photo, designer Jason Wu acknowledges audience applause after his Fall 2015 collection was modeled during Fashion Week, in New York. The packaging for his namesake eau de parfum was nominated for a Fragrance Foundation Award. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 13, 2018 - 4:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Scents often bring on memories and Jason Wu packed a personal one into his first fragrance, that of jasmine. But finding just the right raw ingredients was a process. The designer told The Associated Press at the Fragrance Foundation Awards, where the packaging for his namesake eau...
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Students from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drama department react after performing "Seasons of Love" at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
June 12, 2018 - 11:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The drama students from Florida's Parkland school have made another surprise stage appearance in New York. This time it was at fundraiser in Central Park for the summer Shakespeare in the Park program. The benefit Monday night included a production of the 1978 Tony-nominated show, "...
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U.S. President Donald Trump flashes a thumbs up as he leaves after a press conference at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
June 12, 2018 - 8:31 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — President Donald Trump, the former reality television star with a knack for theatrics, tried a dose of Hollywood drama as he sought to sway North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their historic summit. Using an iPad, Trump said, he showed Kim a short video made on his behalf,...
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Alexander Hamilton exhibit called "Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon," that include mail, portraits, and postage and revenue stamps reflective of Hamilton's life and career, at Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, Monday, June 11, 2018. The blockbuster show Hamilton is finally coming to the nation’s capital and the city is preparing in ways that only Washington can. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 12, 2018 - 12:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The blockbuster musical "Hamilton" is finally coming to Washington, and the city is preparing in ways that only the nation's capital can. Lin-Manuel Miranda's genre-bending historical musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton will start a three-month run at the Kennedy Center...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2018 file photo, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise speaks at the 2018 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington. Scalise, the Louisiana Republican who was shot and nearly killed during a Congressional baseball practice, apparently has a memoir coming this fall. The 304-page book is called “Back in the Game,” according to listings on Amazon.com and the web site for the publisher Center Street. The release date is Nov. 13. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
June 11, 2018 - 8:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, the Louisiana Republican who was shot and nearly killed during a congressional baseball practice last year, apparently has a memoir coming this fall. The 304-page book is called "Back in the Game," according to listings on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com...
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Argentine sportscaster and legendary Telemundo soccer broadcaster Andrés Cantor poses during an interview about his 2018 World Cup assignment, Wednesday May 16, 2018, in New York. Getting ready to broadcast its first World Cup, Telemundo hopes Cantor can persuade American viewers that soccer is better in Spanish. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 11, 2018 - 7:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Andres Cantor screamed "Goal!" for 38 seconds, four fortissimo shrieks of shock, elation and hysteria that exceeded even the usual volcanic standard set by the Pavarotti of the pitch. Getting ready to broadcast its first World Cup, Telemundo hopes his huge-capacity lungs persuade...
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June 11, 2018 - 2:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson is writing a memoir about surviving rape. Viking Children's Books announced Monday that the book is called "Shout" and comes out in March 2019. Anderson is best known for the acclaimed young adult novel "Speak," a groundbreaking work about...
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