Arts and entertainment

Mary Connelly, center, accepts the award for outstanding entertainment talk show for "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center on Sunday, April 30, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
May 01, 2017 - 2:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" won the Daytime Emmy Award for best entertainment talk show Sunday, 20 years to the day that her character came out as gay on the sitcom "Ellen." "She did it because it was the right thing to do," said Mary Connelly, "Ellen" executive producer, of...
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Mary Connelly, center, accepts the award for outstanding entertainment talk show for "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center on Sunday, April 30, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
May 01, 2017 - 1:14 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" won the Daytime Emmy Award for best entertainment talk show Sunday, 20 years to the day that her character came out as gay on the sitcom "Ellen." "She did it because it was the right thing to do," said Mary Connelly, "Ellen" executive producer, of...
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Mary Hart, winner of the lifetime achievement award, poses in the press room at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center on Sunday, April 30, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
April 30, 2017 - 11:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" won the Daytime Emmy Award for best entertainment talk show Sunday, 20 years to the day that her character came out as gay on the sitcom "Ellen." "She did it because it was the right thing to do," Mary Connelly, "Ellen" executive producer, said of...
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April 30, 2017 - 7:24 pm
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — John Legend is expected on a Massachusetts college campus this week to receive a social justice award. The singer-songwriter becomes the first recipient of the Salem Advocate for Social Justice award when he accepts the honor Tuesday at Salem State University. Legend is to...
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After fans braved blazing temperatures approaching 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) outside as they lined up on Hollywood Boulevard in the hopes of snagging tickets for the Los Angeles run of the Broadway smash "Hamilton," the operators of the Hollywood Pantages reroute the line for the box office through the air-conditioned theater's lobby and even onto the stage Sunday, April 30, 2017. Hundreds of people who queued up starting in the early morning were relieved to get out of the hot sun. (Rosalie Fox via AP)
April 30, 2017 - 6:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Theater fans braved blazing temperatures as they lined up on Hollywood Boulevard in the hopes of snagging tickets for the Los Angeles run of the Broadway smash "Hamilton." As temperatures approached 90 on Sunday, officials with the Hollywood Pantages rerouted the line for the box...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, seated left, and Nathalie Emmanuel, seated right, and Tyrese Gibson, standing from left, Scott Eastwood, Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez in "The Fate of the Furious." (Matt Kennedy/Universal Pictures via AP)
April 30, 2017 - 3:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A South India sensation, a Hispanic-focused comedy and the highest-grossing film ever directed by an African American made up the top three films in North America on a culturally diverse box office weekend. As expected, it was another runaway weekend for "The Fate of the Furious,"...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, seated left, and Nathalie Emmanuel, seated right, and Tyrese Gibson, standing from left, Scott Eastwood, Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez in "The Fate of the Furious." (Matt Kennedy/Universal Pictures via AP)
April 30, 2017 - 1:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A South India sensation, a Hispanic-focused comedy and the highest-grossing film ever directed by an African American made up the top three films in North America on a culturally diverse box office weekend. As expected, it was another runaway weekend for "The Fate of the Furious,"...
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FILE - In this July 2, 2014, file photo, Matt Ouimet, chief executive of Cedar Fair Entertainment Co., greets a guest at Cedar Point amusement park, in Sandusky, Ohio. Amusement park visitors to the “Roller Coaster Capital of the World” can expect slightly longer wait times during the 2017 season to pass through new metal detectors. The parent firm of Cedar Point added another level of security to all of its parks. (AP Photo/John Seewer, File)
April 30, 2017 - 10:26 am
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Amusement park visitors to the "Roller Coaster Capital of the World" can expect slightly longer wait times to pass through new metal detectors. The parent firm of Cedar Point added another level of security to all of its parks. Cedar Point spokesman Tony Clark says the process...
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April 30, 2017 - 10:09 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An award-winning Iranian filmmaker imprisoned over his work has been released after serving about five months of his yearlong sentence, though he doesn't know whether he'll make movies again in the Islamic Republic. Keywan Karimi told The Associated Press on...
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Bob Woodward, left, talks with Carl Bernstein during the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, Saturday, April 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
April 30, 2017 - 2:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prominent Washington journalists, if not Hollywood stars, celebrated the First Amendment during the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, an event that lacked the glitter of past years because of the absence of the president of the United States. With President Donald Trump...
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