Arts and entertainment

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2017 file photo, Drake poses for photographs on the red carpet for the new documentary "The Carter Effect" during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. Drake’s “Scorpion” has set a new record for most one-day streams for an album on Apple Music. The streaming platform says the album, released Friday, June 30, 2018 logged more than 170 million streams worldwide, more than doubling Drake’s prior one-day record on Apple Music with last year’s “More Life.” (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
June 30, 2018 - 4:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Drake's "Scorpion" has set a record for most one-day streams for an album on Apple Music. The streaming platform says the album has logged more than 170 million streams worldwide since its release Friday, more than doubling Drake's prior one-day record on Apple Music with last year'...
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A Hello Kitty-themed “shinkansen” bullet train is unveiled at JR Shin Osaka station, in Osaka, western Japan, Saturday, June 30, 2018. The special shinkansen had its inaugural round trip Saturday between Osaka and Fukuoka, connecting Japan’s west and south until the end of September. The stylish train is painted pink and white, showcasing Hello Kitty images and trademark ribbons from flooring to seat covers and windows. (Kyodo News via AP)
June 30, 2018 - 5:12 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Hello Kitty-themed "shinkansen" bullet train has debuted in Japan. Adorned with the cartoon icon inside and out, it's a dream ride for fans of the internationally popular character. The special shinkansen had its inaugural round trip Saturday between Osaka and Fukuoka, connecting...
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June 29, 2018 - 2:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A part owner of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" is suing Ed Sheeran for $100 million after getting blocked from a similar lawsuit brought by other copyright owners. Both lawsuits say the British songwriter copied parts of the soul classic for his Grammy-winning hit "Thinking Out...
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June 29, 2018 - 1:12 pm
Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and other notables react to the death of writer Harlan Ellison: "Harlan Ellison: There was no one quite like him in American letters, and never will be. Angry, funny, eloquent, hugely talented. If there's an afterlife, Harlan is already kicking ass and taking down names...
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In this Saturday, June 23, 2018 photo, a statue of the character Sheriff Woody greets visitors at the entrance Toy Story Land in Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
June 29, 2018 - 12:40 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — For children of the mid-1990s, Disney's new Toy Story Land offers the opportunity to visit the imaginary world they grew up in. For their parents, it brings back sweet memories of a magical time of toys and make-believe. And for everyone else, the new theme park land...
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June 29, 2018 - 9:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "I Am Jazz" star Jazz Jennings says she's doing great following gender confirmation surgery. The 17-year-old posted a photo of herself in a hospital gown on Instagram. She thanked followers for their "love and support." The TLC star was born male but identifies as female. In a...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2018 file photo, Paris Jackson arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Gringo" at Regal L.A. Live. Paris Jackson has posted an online tribute to her grandfather, Joe Jackson, who died at the age of 89. On Instagram, the 20-year-old shared a photo of her and her grandfather holding hands in what appears to be a hospital. The caption reads: RIP The HAWK. Joseph Jackson. She wrote “being able to tell you everything I needed to tell you before saying goodbye was such a blessing.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
June 29, 2018 - 9:53 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paris Jackson has posted an online tribute to her grandfather, Joe Jackson, who died at the age of 89. On Instagram , the 20-year-old shared a photo Wednesday of her and her grandfather holding hands in what appears to be a hospital. The caption reads: RIP The HAWK. Joseph...
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June 29, 2018 - 8:39 am
Gowns and ensembles worn by Carol Burnett, Cher and Raquel Welch are going up on the auction block. The clothing was created by 78-year-old fashion and costume designer Bob Mackie, who has been honored for his work in motion pictures, television and the fashion industry. Julien's Auctions says the...
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June 29, 2018 - 8:22 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — With the opening of Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studies, Walt Disney World is also offering guests a new mobile app called Play Disney Parks. The app debuts Saturday, the same day that Toy Story Land opens to the public. Entertainment options include interactive themed...
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June 29, 2018 - 5:00 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Actress Ashley Judd has a message for survivors of sexual assault in her first visit to South Sudan, where rape is used as a weapon in its five-year civil war. "I see you, I love you and I'm here for you," she said in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press. The...
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