Arts and entertainment

Samuel Maoz is awarded the jury's special Silver Lion prize for 'Foxtrot' during the award ceremony at the 74th Venice Film Festival at the Venice Lido, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
September 09, 2017 - 4:40 pm
VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the Venice Film Festival (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Israeli director Samuel Maoz has defended his Venice Film Festival prize-winner "Foxtrot" after criticism from some in his homeland. Maoz's film, a compelling study of trauma and grief, won the festival's...
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September 09, 2017 - 2:37 pm
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Guillermo del Toro's monster thriller 'The Shape of Water' has won the Venice Film Festival's top prize, the Golden Lion. A jury led by American actress Annette Bening chose the film from among 21 competing at the 74th annual festival — an edition where the world's social...
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Director Aaron Sorkin attends a premiere for "Molly's Game" on day 2 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Elgin Theatre on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
September 09, 2017 - 11:28 am
TORONTO (AP) — Aaron Sorkin has premiered his directorial debut, "Molly's Game," to rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival. Though a longtime screenwriter, the film is Sorkin's first time directing. The film, about the so-called "poker princess" Molly Bloom, was received...
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Miss Minnesota Brianna Drevlow, left, and Miss Louisiana Laryssa Bonacquisti, right, meet reporters after winning preliminary competitions Thursday night Sept. 7, 2017 in the Miss America competition in Atlantic City, N.J. Drevlow won for playing a rendition of "Rhapsody In Blue" on the piano, and Bonacquisti won the swimsuit competition. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
September 08, 2017 - 9:44 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on Friday's preliminary Miss America competition (all times local): 9:30 p.m. There's a two-time winner in the preliminaries at this year's Miss America competition. Miss Louisiana Laryssa Bonacquisti has won Friday night's talent competition for her...
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A Border Patrol vehicle drives in front of a mural in Tecate, Mexico, just beyond a border structure Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Tecate, Calif. A French artist aiming to prompt discussions about immigration erected a 65-foot-tall cut-out photo of a Mexican boy, pasting it to scaffolding built in Mexico. The image overlooks a section of wall on the California border and will be there for a month. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
September 08, 2017 - 9:29 pm
TECATE, Calif. (AP) — A photo of a giant toddler stands in Mexico and peers over a steel wall dividing the country from the United States. The boy appears to grip the barrier with his fingers, leaving the impression the entire thing could be toppled with a giggle. A French artist who goes by the...
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In this image from video provided by NBC10 Philadelphia, first responders are positioned near the wreckage of a helicopter in Lumberton, N.J., Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. The Federal Aviation Administration says the helicopter crashed into a wooded area near the Flying W Airport in Medford, N.J., about 20 miles east of Philadelphia. The official website for Montgomery Gentry says Troy Gentry, half of the country duo, died in the crash. (NBC10 Philadelphia via AP)
September 08, 2017 - 8:20 pm
LUMBERTON, N.J. (AP) — A helicopter carrying singer Troy Gentry, of the award-winning country music duo Montgomery Gentry, crashed on Friday, killing Gentry and the pilot. The crash occurred in a wooded area as the helicopter approached the Flying W Airport in Medford hours before Montgomery Gentry...
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September 08, 2017 - 3:57 pm
LUMBERTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a helicopter crash near a small New Jersey airport has left two men dead ahead of a concert there by country band Montgomery Gentry. The Federal Aviation Administration says the helicopter crashed into a wooded area Friday afternoon near the Flying W Airport...
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September 08, 2017 - 3:57 pm
LUMBERTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say helicopter crash near a small New Jersey airport has left two men dead ahead of a concert there by country band Montgomery Gentry. The Federal Aviation Administration says the helicopter crashed into a wooded area Friday afternoon near the Flying W Airport in...
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This July 12, 2017 photo provided by Jeremy Goebel shows a corn maze with trails outlining the face of "Star Wars" character Princess Leia. Gobble planted it to honor the late actress Carrie Fisher on his farm in Evansville, Ind. Goebel designed the maze in February, more than a month after Fisher's late December death, and planted it this spring using a GPS device. The corn is now mature and its trails outline the "Star Wars" character's face, distinctive hairstyle and part of her upper body. (Jeremy Goebel via AP)
September 08, 2017 - 11:01 am
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana farmer who created a corn maze with trails outlining the face of "Star Wars" character Princess Leia says he planted it to honor the late actress Carrie Fisher. Jeremy Goebel designed the maze in February, more than a month after Fisher's late December...
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FILE- In this April 26, 2015, file photo, Julie Chen arrives at the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. CBS announced Sept. 8, 2017, that Chen will host a celebrity edition of "Big Brother" that will air this winter. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
September 08, 2017 - 7:24 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS has announced a first-ever celebrity edition of its longtime reality staple "Big Brother." The network hasn't named any of the stars taking part in what CBS calls a "concentrated run" of a special edition of the show this winter. No premiere date was announced. "Big Brother"...
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