Arts and entertainment

April 19, 2018 - 1:18 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old boy whose polygamous family is featured on a reality TV show has died following a fire in a southeastern Utah home. The Deseret News reports Adonija Foster died of smoke inhalation Saturday after a fire ignited in the room where he was sleeping. Members...
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April 19, 2018 - 1:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For what is believed to be the first time, the number of journalists working in local television newsrooms exceeds that of people in newspaper offices. The Radio Television Digital News Association estimates the local TV news employment at 27,100 journalists this year, down 500 from...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2011 file photo, director Lars Von Trier poses for portraits to promote his film "Melancholia" at the 64th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. Seven years after being banned by the Cannes Film Festival for jokingly calling himself a Nazi, Danish director Lars von Trier has been invited back to the French festival. Von Trier was declared “persona non grata” by Cannes after expressing sympathy for Adolf Hitler in a 2011 press conference for his film “Melancholia.” (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
April 19, 2018 - 11:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Seven years after being banned by the Cannes Film Festival for jokingly calling himself a Nazi, Danish director Lars von Trier has been invited back to the French festival. Von Trier was declared "persona non grata" by Cannes after expressing sympathy for Adolf Hitler in a 2011...
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April 19, 2018 - 11:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Frankenstein" author Mary Shelley is the National Geographic TV network's third genius. The network announced Thursday that the 19th-century writer will be the next subject of what is becoming a franchise, a miniseries on a particular historical figure. The first series, featuring...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2018 file photo, Max Weinberg is pictured in his studio in Frankfurt, Germany. German-Israeli artist Max Weinberg, best known for his large, colorful paintings and distinctive personal appearance, has died. He was 90. The ministry of culture for Hesse state says Weinberg died Wednesday April 18, 2018 in Frankfurt. (Jacqueline Faller/dpa via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 9:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — German-Israeli artist Max Weinberg, best known for his large, colorful paintings and distinctive personal appearance, has died. He was 90. The ministry of culture for Hesse state says Weinberg died Wednesday in Frankfurt. In a statement Thursday, Hesse's Culture Minister Boris Rhein...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2018, file photo, Chadwick Boseman arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Howard University said in a statement Wednesday, April 18, that Boseman will give the keynote address at his alma mater’s commencement ceremony on May 12. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
April 19, 2018 - 7:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The "Black Panther" is returning to his alma mater to give the commencement address at Howard University. The university announced Wednesday that Chadwick Boseman will give the keynote address at Howard's 150th commencement ceremony on May 12. News outlets report Boseman will be...
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April 19, 2018 - 3:00 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Dubai International Film Festival says it will skip holding the event this year, instead becoming biennial and reconvening in 2019. The film festival made the announcement late on Wednesday night, saying the decision came in part over "the vast changes taking...
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Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Robert De Niro and wife Grace Hightower attend the Tribeca Film Festival opening night world premiere of "Love, Gilda" at the Beacon Theatre on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
April 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival opened Wednesday with pugnacious political words from Robert De Niro and the tender opening-night premiere, "Love, Gilda," an intimate celebration of the beloved comedian and former "Saturday Night Live" star Gilda Radner. Lisa D'Apolito's...
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Illusionist David Copperfield appears in court Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Las Vegas. Copperfield testified in a negligence lawsuit involving a British man who claims he was badly hurt when he fell while participating in a 2013 Las Vegas show. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 18, 2018 - 10:25 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — David Copperfield testified Wednesday that he didn't know until he was sued that a British tourist claimed to have been seriously injured while taking part in an illusion during a performance on the Las Vegas Strip in 2013. Although Copperfield said it might be his fault if an...
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This artist's drawing released by attorney Michael Avenatti, purports to show the man that the adult film actress Stormy Daniels says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011 to remain quiet about her affair with President Donald Trump. (Michael Avenatti via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 9:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that a porn actress is pulling "a total con job" by promoting an artist's sketch of a man she says threatened her to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump years ago. The sketch depicts a white male in his 30s or 40s and...
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