Arts and entertainment

September 21, 2017 - 10:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Ondaatje (On-DAH-Chay), author of the acclaimed novel "The English Patient," is once again writing about World War II. Alfred A. Knopf announced Thursday that Ondaatje's "Warlight" will come out May 8. The novel is set in London in 1945 and tells of two young siblings who...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, Anthony Rapp, cast member in "Star Trek: Discovery," poses at the premiere of the new television series in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
September 21, 2017 - 10:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The original "Star Trek" was born into a world of hurt. The United States was embroiled in a war that wouldn't end. The president was increasingly embattled. Americans were polarized. Now, a half-century later, "Star Trek: Discovery" lands in a nation that seems no less burdened,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2006, file photo, writer Annie Proulx speaks at a news conference in Madrid. Proulx, whose works range from “Brokeback Mountain” to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Shipping News,” will receive a National Book Award for lifetime achievement. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, File)
September 21, 2017 - 9:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Pulitzer Prize and numerous other awards didn't prepare Annie Proulx for her latest honor: a National Book Award medal for lifetime achievement. "I was astonished when first I heard that news," Proulx told The Associated Press during a recent email interview. "I simply had not...
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September 21, 2017 - 9:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the nation's biggest homebuilders is putting its top executive on notice after a vulgar rant against comedian Kathy Griffin was caught on tape and went viral. KB Home CEO Jeffrey Mezger, who is a neighbor of Griffin's in California, was recorded by a security camera hurling...
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September 21, 2017 - 9:00 am
LONDON (AP) — An exhibition in Paris and London will reunite three Picasso nudes painted days apart but not displayed together for almost a century. "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust," ''Nude in a Black Armchair" and "The Mirror" all depict the artist's lover Marie-Therese Walter. They form part of an...
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Singer Fergie arrives at a premiere screening of her new visual album "Double Dutchess: Seeing Double" visual album at iPic Theaters Fulton Market on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
September 21, 2017 - 8:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Fergie says even though she and husband Josh Duhamel are splitting up, they're still "great friends" who love one another and their young son. The singer talked about her marriage at a screening Wednesday for her new visual album, "Double Dutchess," at iPic Theaters Fulton Market in...
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FILE - In this March 16, 1961 file photo, President John F. Kennedy sits in his favorite rocking chair in his office during a meeting with Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, right, at the White House in Washington. A replica of the rocking chair commissioned and gifted by Kennedy is up for sale at a Los Angeles auction that will take place on Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Henry Burroughs, File)
September 21, 2017 - 7:49 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Nobel prize, a rocking chair commissioned by President John F. Kennedy and a souvenir from President Donald Trump's wedding to first lady Melania, are among the treasures up for grabs at a Los Angeles auction this fall. Julien's Auctions says its "Icons & Idols: Hollywood...
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In this Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 photo, the Apple TV is displayed, in New York. The new Apple TV streaming device heralds the onset of ultra high-definition 4K video for the mass audience. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 21, 2017 - 7:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It might seem odd to review the new Apple TV streaming device — one specifically designed to display super-sharp video known as 4K — without actually owning a 4K TV. But in a way, that's the point. Most people still don't have 4K TVs, so the new Apple TV model doesn't offer them...
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FILE - This Aug. 28, 2017 file photo shows Shania Twain performing at the opening night ceremony of the 2017 U.S. Open Tennis Championships in New York. When the queen of country pop contracted Lyme’s disease, she thought her singing career was over. Twain says the process of finding her voice again was gruesome and trying. She trained with coaches and worked extensively on her vocals, comparing the experience to an athlete recovering from a major injury. The result is “Now,” her first album in 17 years to be released Sept. 29. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
September 21, 2017 - 7:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — After becoming a global icon and one of the world's best-selling singers of all-time, Shania Twain had to utter the scariest five words a vocalist would ever hear: "I may never sing again." The queen of country pop contracted Lyme's disease, which crippled her most prized instrument...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2015, file photo, Jimmy Kimmel arrives at the 32nd Annual Paleyfest : "Scandal" held at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Kimmel said on Sept. 19, 2017, that Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy “lied right to my face” by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test the Republican lawmaker named for the late night host. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
September 21, 2017 - 6:33 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel used his late-night platform to continue his assault on the GOP health care bill, firing back at critics including U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy and "Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade. The ABC star on Wednesday was following up on his monologue from Tuesday, when he...
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