Arts and entertainment

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2015 file photo, actress and director Penny Marshall attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special in New York. Marshall died of complications from diabetes on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at her Hollywood Hills home. She was 75. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
December 18, 2018 - 1:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Penny Marshall, who starred in "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood, has died. She was 75. Marshall's publicist, Michelle Bega, said Marshall died in her Los Angeles home on Monday due to complications from diabetes. Marshall...
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OBIT - In this 2015 photo provided by Roton Music Romania, Romanian-Canadian singer Anca Pop poses for a portrait in Bucharest, Romania. Romanian police said Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 that singer-songwriter Anca Pop, 34 years-old, has died after her car plunged into the River Danube. Emergency authorities identified her body after divers found her car late Monday in southwestern Romania. (Roton Music via AP, HO)
December 18, 2018 - 12:50 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Anca Pop, a Romanian-Canadian singer-songwriter, has died after her car plunged into the Danube River. She was 34. Emergency authorities identified her body after divers found her car late Monday in southwestern Romania. Her sister alerted police after she failed to arrive...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2017, file photo, Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio in New York. Some advertisers say they are leaving conservative host Carlson's show following his remarks referring to immigrants as “the world’s poor.” It’s the latest example of sponsors leaving a Fox News Channel show after controversy, but experts say the flap is likely to blow over. So far, the biggest advertisers are sticking with him and his show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 18, 2018 - 12:36 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Some advertisers say they are leaving conservative host Tucker Carlson's show following his remarks referring to immigrants as "the world's poor." It's the latest example of sponsors leaving a Fox News Channel show after controversy, but experts say the flap is likely to blow over...
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Sandra Bullock attends a screening of "Bird Box" at Alice Tully Hall on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
December 18, 2018 - 11:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sandra Bullock has an impromptu idea for how to solve the Oscars host problem, and it involves a lot of improvisation. The Oscar-winning actress told The Associated Press Monday at a screening of her new film "Bird Box " that she thinks random actors should be pulled out of the...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2009 file photo, Alice Walker stands in front of a picture of herself from 1974 as she tours her archives at Emory University, in Atlanta. Walker and The New York Times are drawing fire after she praised an author who critics say is a conspiracy theorist who expresses anti-Semitism. In an interview in Sunday’s “By The Book” column, the author of “The Color Purple” said David Icke’s 1995 book, “And The Truth Shall Set You Free,” is on her nightstand. A New York Times spokesperson says the column is not a list of recommendations from its editors. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
December 18, 2018 - 11:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alice Walker and The New York Times are drawing fire after she praised an author who critics say expresses anti-Semitism and is a conspiracy theorist. In an interview in Sunday's "By The Book" column, the 74-year-old author of "The Color Purple" said...
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December 18, 2018 - 11:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Olivia Newton-John's autobiography, released last fall in her longtime home Australia, comes out in the U.S. in 2019. Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced Tuesday that "Don't Stop Believin'" would be published March 12. The book will include a new afterword...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2017, file photo, actress Shirley MacLaine poses for a portrait to promote the film, "The Last Word," at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. MacLaine will receive AARP The Magazine’s lifetime achievement honor at the Movies for Grownups Awards next year. The magazine announced Tuesday, Dec. 18, that MacLaine will accept the Career Achievement Award at a ceremony on Feb. 4, 2019 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
December 18, 2018 - 7:07 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Shirley MacLaine will receive AARP the Magazine's lifetime achievement honor at the Movies for Grownups Awards next year. The magazine announced Tuesday that MacLaine will accept the Career Achievement Award at a ceremony on Feb. 4, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. The...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2016, file photo, author James Patterson poses for a portrait in New York. Patterson has renewed a most welcome holiday publishing tradition, bonuses for independent bookstore employees. The best-selling author announced Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, that 333 workers each will receive $750. The winners, nominated by customers and colleagues among others, are listed on the web site of the American Booksellers Association. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
December 18, 2018 - 7:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson has renewed a most welcome holiday publishing tradition — bonuses for independent bookstore employees. The best-selling author announced Tuesday that 333 workers each will receive $750. The winners, nominated by customers and colleagues among others, are listed on...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Les Moonves, chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation, poses at the premiere of the new television series "Star Trek: Discovery" in Los Angeles. Moonves will not receive his $120 million severance package after the company's board of directors determined he was fired "with cause" over sexual misconduct allegations. The board said Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, it reached its decision after finding that Moonves failed to cooperate fully with investigators looking into the allegations. The board also cited what it called Moonves' "willful and material misfeasance," violation of company policies and breach of his contract. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
December 18, 2018 - 1:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS announced Monday that former CEO Les Moonves will not receive his $120 million severance package after the board of directors concluded he violated company policy and was uncooperative with an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations. The decision, which came after a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2018, file photo shows rapper Clifford Harris Jr., better known as T.I., on the porch of his grandparents' home where he grew up in Atlanta. Rapper T.I. is paying a $300 fine after pleading no contest to violating a local law in Georgia that prohibits public cursing. The charge against T.I. stems from a May incident at the gated community where the rapper lives in the Atlanta suburb of Stockbridge. His spokesman, Steve Sadow, says T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., maintains his innocence but entered a plea "to put this matter to bed." (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
December 17, 2018 - 8:51 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper T.I. is paying a $300 fine after pleading no contest to violating a local law in Georgia that prohibits public cursing. The charge against the performer stems from a May incident at the gated community where he lives in the Atlanta suburb of Stockbridge. His spokesman, Steve...
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