Arts and entertainment

August 24, 2017 - 3:03 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is still a few months away from hitting theaters, but BB-8-happy fans are about to get a glimpse at a new character as a part of a three-day marketing rollout of toys and products inspired by the film. The Walt Disney Company said Thursday that the...
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August 23, 2017 - 8:03 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Neo-soul Grammy Award-winning songstress Jill Scott has been added to the lineup for the second edition of Essence Festival Durban in South Africa. Scott joins the Rev. Al Sharpton and Bishop T.D. Jakes for the event scheduled Sept. 26-Oct. 1. Just like the New Orleans festival,...
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This cover image released by Big Machine shows art for her upcoming album, "reputation," expected Nov. 10. (Big Machine via AP)
August 23, 2017 - 7:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, Taylor Swift fans, Wednesday was a lucky one for you. The pop star who whipped her army of Swifties into a frenzy with video snippets of slithery snake parts on social media posted the title of her new album, "Reputation," and announced online it will be out Nov. 10. The first...
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In this image taken from video a police officer examines a van behind a cordoned-off area in Rotterdam, Wednesday Aug. 23, 2017, after a concert by an American rock band was cancelled Wednesday night following a threat, the city's mayor said. Police detained the driver of a van with Spanish license plates carrying a number of gas tanks inside. (RTL via AP)
August 23, 2017 - 7:33 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam detained the driver of a van with Spanish license plates and a number of gas tanks inside after a concert by an American rock band was cancelled Wednesday night following a threat, the city's mayor said. A Spanish...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, Miles Michaud, lead singer of the California band Allah-Las, performs during the second and last day of the Corona Capital Music Festival in Mexico City. A rock venue in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam says it has cancelled a concert by American rock group Allah-Las because of a “terror threat.” Concert organizer Rotown says on Twitter that the concert on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 at the Maassilo venue was cancelled on orders of the police because of the threat. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, file)
August 23, 2017 - 6:46 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the cancellation of a concert by American rock band Allah-Las in the Netherlands (all times local): 12:35 a.m. A Spanish counterterrorism official says a van with a Spain license plate that was detained in the Rotterdam is not connected to the attacks...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, Miles Michaud, lead singer of the California band Allah-Las, performs during the second and last day of the Corona Capital Music Festival in Mexico City. A rock venue in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam says it has cancelled a concert by American rock group Allah-Las because of a “terror threat.” Concert organizer Rotown says on Twitter that the concert on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 at the Maassilo venue was cancelled on orders of the police because of the threat. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, file)
August 23, 2017 - 4:45 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the cancellation of a concert by American rock band Allah-Las in the Netherlands (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The mayor of Rotterdam says police in the port city stopped a van with Spanish license plates containing a number of gas bottles close to the...
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This cover image released by Big Machine shows art for her upcoming album, "reputation," expected Nov. 10. (Big Machine via AP)
August 23, 2017 - 1:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, Taylor Swift fans, Wednesday was a lucky one for you. The pop star who whipped her army of Swifties into a frenzy with video snippets of slithery snake parts on social media posted the title of her new album, "reputation," and announced on Instagram it will be out Nov. 10. The...
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FILE – In this Feb. 15, 2017, file photo, retired professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino examines U.S. rower Amanda Polk's Olympic gold medal at the 81st Dapper Dan Awards and sports auction, a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania, in Pittsburgh. Sammartino met with pop singing sensation Bruno Mars on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, when Mars' 24K Magic World Tour stopped in Pittsburgh, after Sammartino heard Mars was nicknamed "Bruno" as a baby because Sammartino was Mars' father's favorite wrestler. (Haley Nelson/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File)
August 23, 2017 - 11:42 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bruno Mars has met the man he's nicknamed after: former pro wrestling champion Bruno Sammartino. The two met Tuesday night when the pop singing sensation's 24K Magic World Tour stopped in Pittsburgh. Sammartino heard through friends that Mars, born Peter Gene Hernandez, was...
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File-This Oct. 18, 2014, shows Marshall tight end Ryan Yurachek scoring a touchdown against Florida International during the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Miami. Good players can get lost on bad teams, but here are a few who will be worth seeking out in 2017. Just don't wait until bowl season because it will probably be too late. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
August 23, 2017 - 11:37 am
Facebook has struck a deal for exclusive rights to live stream 15 college football games this season, beginning next week. The agreement with Stadium, a digital sports network, gives Facebook the rights to six Mountain West games and nine Conference USA games. The games will not be televised. The...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2015, file photo, Lindsey Vonn speaks to Tiger Woods during the Par 3 contest at the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. In a statement on Aug. 22, 2017, Vonn called the theft and publishing of “intimate” personal photos of her and former boyfriend Woods “an outrageous and despicable invasion of privacy.” (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
August 23, 2017 - 11:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A representative for Lindsey Vonn calls the theft and publishing of "intimate" personal photos of her and former boyfriend Tiger Woods "an outrageous and despicable invasion of privacy." Photos of Vonn, Woods and other celebrities including Miley Cyrus, Kristen Stewart and Katharine...
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