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  • Alicia Keys Shares Personal Stories in Her New Book: “More Myself, A Journey”
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    2020-03-30 19:05:05 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — As a young woman growing up in the 1980s and ’90s in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen — “the name was exactly accurate for what it looked like, what it felt like,” as Alicia Keys recalls it — the budding musician born Alicia Cook would purposely wear baggy clothing and Timberland boots as she walked to and from the one-be...
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Move to California
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    2020-03-30 00:58:29 UTC

    After months of rumors that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were California-bound, reports emerged Thursday that the couple recently left Canada and arrived in Los Angeles. According to People, Meghan and Harry are in a secluded compound and have not left because of the coronavirus crisis. A friend of the couple’s confirmed the move ...
  • Sufjan Stevens Has Partnered With His Stepfather Lowell Brams
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    2020-03-29 02:06:46 UTC

    Sufjan Stevens and Lowell Brams, “Aporia” (Asthmatic Kitty) Always one to experiment, multi-instrumentalist Sufjan Stevens has partnered with his stepfather Lowell Brams to turn in his first bona fide bomb with the positively pulse-less “Aporia.” “Little magical moments” is how Stevens describes this largely all-instrumental expl...
  • GOOD THINGS: Berlin Clubs Take Party Online
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    2020-03-26 19:23:23 UTC

    BERLIN (AP) — Locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic, the nightclubs in the German capital have decided to keep the beat going — at least online. Berlin’s nightclubs were closed March 13 to help slow the spread of the virus. In response, some of them formed a streaming platform to let DJs, musicians and artists continue perform...
  • Taylor Swift Sending Money To Fans
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    2020-03-26 16:28:35 UTC

    From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions.</p><p>TAYLOR SWIFT SENDING...
  • Cannes Film Festival Postponed Its 73rd Edition
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    2020-03-20 00:56:07 UTC

    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; France&rsquo;s Cannes Film Festival, arguably the world&rsquo;s most prestigious film festival and cinema&rsquo;s largest annual gathering, has postponed its 73rd edition due to the coronavirus pandemic.&nbsp;</p><p>Organizers of the French Riviera festival, scheduled to take place May 12-23, said Thursday that...
  • Idris Elba Says He Has Tested Positive For Coronavirus
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    2020-03-16 20:41:29 UTC

    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) &mdash; Idris Elba says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The actor tweeted Monday that he has no symptoms so far and has been isolated since Friday when he found out about his possible exposure. He says he sought out the test after discovering he had come into contact with someone who had been diagnosed w...
  • AP Fact Checks: Falsehoods Around the Coronavirus
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    2020-03-15 15:49:16 UTC

    <p>A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts:</p><p>__</p><p>CLAIM: If you don&rsquo;t have health insurance and can&rsquo;t afford to take a $3,...
  • Cinemas Across North America Remain Open
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    2020-03-15 15:30:43 UTC

    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Movie theaters have long acted as a refuge in times of war and recession. Their screens have flickered virtually unabated for the last century. But the coronavirus presents a rare case and an acute crisis for a medium already under threat by the advent of streaming services.&nbsp;</p><p>With few exceptions, mov...
  • Hollywood Mogul, Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison
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    2020-03-11 17:23:23 UTC

    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison, pleading for mercy as his accusers said his punishment in the landmark #MeToo rape case was long overdue.</p><p>After two of his accusers confronted him again in a Manhattan court, the 67-year-old former Hollywood mogul broke his courtroom silence ...
  • Carlos Santana Cancels European Tour Due to Public Health Concerns
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    2020-03-10 17:55:03 UTC

    Carlos Santana is the latest musician to cancel concerts because of public health concerns and performance restrictions due to the growing coronavirus outbreak. The Grammy-winning star announced Tuesday that he has canceled the European tour dates of his Miraculous 2020 World Tour. Refunds will be available through point of purchase...
  • Meghan Tells Men to Value & Appreciate Women in Their Lives
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    2020-03-10 06:01:34 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry’s wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has visited a school to offer an International Women’s Day message with an appeal to men to honor the women in their lives. The surprise visit Friday took place at the Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham in east London. The community was the site of famous strikes by...
  • Max von Sydow, Who Starred in 11 Ingmar Bergman Films Dies at 90
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    2020-03-09 15:56:17 UTC

    <p>COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) &mdash; Max von Sydow, the self-described &ldquo;shy boy&rdquo;-turned-actor known to art house audiences through his work with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman and later to moviegoers everywhere when he played the priest in the horror classic &ldquo;The Exorcist,&rdquo; has died. He was 90.&nbsp;</p><p>His a...
  • Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, Will Fulfill their Final Royal Commitment
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    2020-03-08 18:58:01 UTC

    <p>LONDON (AP) &mdash; It&rsquo;s definitely a farewell. But will it be fond?</p><p>Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will fulfill their final royal commitment when <a href="https://apnews.com/d3fe71bed85977cd687ff14a6670a6e4">they appear Monday</a> at the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in Lond...
  • McCoy Tyner, Legendary and Influential Jazz Pianist, Dies
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    2020-03-08 05:38:32 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — McCoy Tyner, the groundbreaking and influential jazz pianist and the last surviving member of the John Coltrane Quartet, has died. He was 81. Tyner’s family confirmed the death in a statement released on social media Friday. No more details were provided. “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of ja...
  • Plácido Domingo pulls out of London's Royal Opera House
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    2020-03-07 06:05:56 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Spanish tenor ?Plácido Domingo, who is ensnared in allegations of sexual misconduct, has withdrawn from this summer’s production of Don Carlo at London’s Royal Opera House. The Royal Opera House said in a statement Friday it had been mutually agreed with Domingo that he will not be taking up his role in the Giuseppe Ve...
  • Publisher Cancels Woody Allen's Memoir After Staff Stage Walkout
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    2020-03-06 22:45:58 UTC

    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Woody Allen&rsquo;s publisher has decided to cancel the planned release of his memoir &ldquo;Apropos of Nothing.&rdquo;</p><p>The announcement Friday by Hachette Book Group followed days of criticism focused on allegations that Allen sexually abused his daughter Dylan Farrow. On Thursday, dozens of Hachette emp...
  • Iranian director wins prize at Berlin festival in absentia
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    2020-03-02 02:33:51 UTC

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof’s “There Is No Evil” won the Golden Bear prize Saturday for best picture at the Berlin Film Festival. Rasoulof wasn’t there to accept the award due to a travel ban imposed on him by Iranian authorities. “There Is No Evil” tells four stories loosely connected to the use of ...
  • Shannen Doherty about fighting breast cancer: ‘It’s not always easy’
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    2020-03-01 20:42:09 UTC

    <p>Shannen Doherty shared some inspirational words about her fight with breast cancer in a Saturday night <a data-id="161" data-m='{"i":161,"p":100,"n":"partnerLink","y":24,"o":3}' href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B9KxqqOBCjB/?igshid=1o51q6c4g7hrt" target="_blank">Instagram post</a>.</p><p>&ldquo;After a year of dealing with cancer co...
  • Prince Harry and Jon Bon Jovi work on charity single in London
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    2020-02-28 14:47:24 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry joined Jon Bon Jovi at Abbey Road Studios in London on Friday as the singer recorded a charity single to support the foundation that oversees the Invictus Games — a multinational sports event for sick and injured servicemen. The prince and the popstar greeted each other at the studio where the Beatles reco...
  • Academy Awards: 'Parasite' Wins Best Picture
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    2020-02-10 19:20:47 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a milestone win that instantly expanded the Oscars’ horizons, Bong Joon Ho’s masterfully devious class satire “Parasite” became the first non-English language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards. “Parasite” took Hollywood’s top prize on Sunday night, along with awards for best ...
  • The segregation-era road-trip drama “Green Book” wins best picture at Oscars
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    2019-02-25 04:57:11 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The segregation-era road-trip drama “Green Book” was crowned best picture at the Academy Awards, handing Hollywood’s top award to a film seen as a feel-good throwback to some but ridiculed as an outdated inversion of “Driving Miss Daisy” by others. In a year where Hollywood could have made history by bestowing bes...
  • Oscars winners 2019: The full list of winners
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    2019-02-25 04:32:29 UTC

    Los Angeles — Sunday night&rsquo;s Oscars marked a record-breaking year for recognizing the achievement of black artists. Shattering a record set in 2017, the 91st Academy Awards bestowed trophies to seven black winners in six categories. The following is a list of nominees and the winners: <h3>BEST PICTURE</h3><p>&quot;Black Pan...
  • Golden Globes 2019: The Complete List Of Winners
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    2019-01-07 07:29:25 UTC

    <p>BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) &mdash; Complete list of winners at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, presented Sunday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:</p><p>FILM</p><p>Drama: &ldquo;Bohemian Rhapsody&rdquo;</p><p>Actress, Drama: Glenn Close, &ldquo;The Wife&rdquo;</p><p>Actor, Drama: Rami Male...
  • Golden Globe Awards 2019: Expectations High For Lady Gaga
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    2019-01-07 01:42:51 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Amy Adams, Glenn Close and “Crazy Rich Asians” star Michelle Yeoh walked the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday ahead of the annual Hollywood awards show, where pop singer Lady Gaga looks set to make a splash with her first movie role in “A Star is Born.” Veteran comedian Carol Burnett, “Boy Erased” nominee L...