Arts and entertainment

Director Idris Elba, left, and partner Sabrina Dhowre pose for photographers on arrival at the premiere of the film 'Yardie', in London, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)
August 21, 2018 - 9:43 pm
LONDON (AP) — Was that martini offered to Idris Elba at the "Yardie" premiere shaken or stirred? Unclear, but it was a good try by a reporter looking to find out if he'll become the first black James Bond. Elba, who directed "Yardie," was also hounded by a flying insect that buzzed him and fiancee...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 1967 file photo, Barbara Harris, star of "The Apple Tree" receives Cue Magazine's "Entertainer of the Year" award from last year's winner, director Mike Nichols in New York. Harris, the Tony-winning actress whose intelligence, impish good looks and winsomely neurotic manner brightened Broadway musicals in the '60s and films such as "Nashville,” “Freaky Friday” and "A Thousand Clowns" has died. She was 83. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)
August 21, 2018 - 5:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barbara Harris, the Tony Award-winning actress whose comic-neurotic charms lit up the Broadway stage and helped her steal films including "Nashville," ''Freaky Friday" and "A Thousand Clowns," has died. She was 83. Harris died early Tuesday of lung cancer in Scottsdale, Arizona,...
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August 21, 2018 - 3:58 pm
NEWBURGH N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on a small jet that blew two tires while taking off (all times local): 3:55 p.m. A private jet that blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport has landed safely at an airport in New York. The Gulfstream IV landed Tuesday at New York Stewart...
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August 21, 2018 - 3:49 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A private jet that blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport was headed to an airport in New York on Tuesday afternoon to attempt an emergency landing. Fans of rapper Post Malone gathered after hearing he was on board, but there was no confirmation that he was...
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August 21, 2018 - 3:03 pm
MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — "Star Wars" actor Adam Driver has raised some eyebrows in his northern Indiana hometown after saying Ku Klux Klan rallies were frequent during his childhood and that some of his neighbors were Klan members. The Indianapolis Star reports the Mishawaka native made the comments...
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This Monday, Aug, 20, 2018 photo provided by the rapper Drake shows him posing with Sofia Sanchez, at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. Drake surprised her after she recorded a video of herself dancing to the rapper's "In My Feelings" and invited him to her birthday party. Sanchez is awaiting a heart transplant. (OVO/Drake via AP)
August 21, 2018 - 2:58 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago girl awaiting a heart transplant has danced her way into a meeting with Drake. The Canadian rapper visited 11-year-old Sofia Sanchez on Monday at the Lurie Children's Hospital during his tour's stop in Chicago. He shared photos on Instagram, saying they had talked...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2018 file photo, director Danny Boyle attends FX Networks' annual all-star party in New York. Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, along with star Daniel Craig, announced Tuesday that Danny Boyle has exited the project over “creative differences.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 21, 2018 - 2:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The next James Bond movie has lost its director. Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, along with star Daniel Craig, announced Tuesday that Danny Boyle has exited the project over "creative differences." Boyle, the director of "Slumdog Millionaire" and "...
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Madonna presents a tribute to Aretha Franklin at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
August 21, 2018 - 2:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna says she wasn't asked and didn't intend to do a tribute to Aretha Franklin at the MTV Video Music Awards. The pop star was scorched online for telling a lengthy story about Franklin on Monday's show that had more to do with herself than the Queen of Soul, who died last week...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2018 file photo, Italian actress and director Asia Argento arrives at the ninth annual Women in the World Summit in New York. Argento, one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, recently settled a complaint filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, the New York Times reported. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 21, 2018 - 1:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two days after a report detailed an accusation of sexual assault against #MeToo activist Asia Argento, the Italian actress and filmmaker said she never had a sexual relationship with the young actor whom she agreed to pay $380,000 in a settlement. Argento, who has alleged that film...
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Camila Cabello, left, accepts the award for video of the year as presenter Madonna looks on at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
August 21, 2018 - 8:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — With most of music industry's top acts absent — from Beyonce to Bruno Mars — the MTV Video Music Awards lacked star power and felt flat, and some of the winners turned heads — for the wrong reasons. Exhibit A: Camila Cabello beat out Drake, Mars, Cardi B, Ariana Grande and Post...
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