Arts and entertainment

September 19, 2017 - 5:27 pm
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending September 17, 2017: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Baby Driver 2. Transformers: The Last Knight 3. The Mummy (2017) 4. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie 5. Life 6. Wonder Woman (2017) 7. Stephen King's It 8. Baywatch 9. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 10...
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September 19, 2017 - 5:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hard-working Emmy Awards host Stephen Colbert and a Sean Spicer cameo helped the ceremony avoid a ratings slide but failed to significantly boost viewership. Sunday's Emmys on CBS drew 11.38 million viewers to rank as the week's No. 6 program, according to Nielsen figures...
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September 19, 2017 - 5:21 pm
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 11-17. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Green Bay at Atlanta, NBC, 20.24 million. 2. "NFL Sunday Post-Game," Fox, 13.96 million. 3. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 11.59 million. 4. "America's...
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September 19, 2017 - 5:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio announced Tuesday that his eco-focused foundation has given more than $20 million this year in fresh grants to more than 100 organizations around the world. From lion recovery and mangrove restoration to the defense of indigenous rights and better access to...
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September 19, 2017 - 4:46 pm
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — Court officials in Massachusetts have dismissed a disorderly conduct charge against a Kennedy family member who was arrested last month after complaints about a loud party. The Boston Herald reports 52-year-old Matthew "Max" Kennedy appeared in Barnstable District Court on...
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In this Sept. 10, 2017 photo, Jake Gyllenhaal, left, poses for portrait with Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. Gyllenhaal portrays Bauman in the film "Stronger." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
September 19, 2017 - 4:21 pm
TORONTO (AP) — As the cast and makers of "Stronger" collectively rose to take a bow after the film's Toronto International Film Festival premiere, Jake Gyllenhaal realized that Jeff Bauman, whom he plays in the film and who wears prosthetic legs, was still sitting, overwhelmed with emotion. "Jake...
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September 19, 2017 - 4:14 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man accused of trying to sell trade secrets while working for a company that distributes "As Seen On TV" products has pleaded guilty to wire fraud. Federal prosecutors say Ralph Mandil entered his plea Tuesday. The 38-year-old West Long Branch man faces up to 20...
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September 19, 2017 - 3:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — John Green isn't the only author in his family. Green's brother and YouTube collaborator, Hank Green, has a two-book deal with the Penguin Random House imprint Dutton. The first book is a novel about an art student and a sculpture of a giant robot, "An Absolutely Remarkable Thing."...
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September 19, 2017 - 1:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Preet Bharara, who says he knows nothing more about why President Donald Trump fired him as U.S. attorney than on the day it happened, is about to step back into the spotlight with a podcast on justice issues. The podcast, "Stay Tuned with Preet," debuts Wednesday with...
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September 19, 2017 - 1:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jesmyn Ward's ghostly "Sing, Unburied, Sing" and Mohsin Hamid's acclaimed novel about refugees "Exit West" were among the finalists Tuesday for the fourth annual Kirkus Prize. Presented by the trade publication Kirkus Reviews, the prize includes six nominees each in the categories...
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