Arts and entertainment

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2011 file photo, actor Sam Shepard poses for a portrait in New York. Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, died of complications from ALS, Thursday, July 27, 2017, at his home in Kentucky. He was 73. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
August 01, 2017 - 3:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Old enough to see the rustic world of his childhood disappear, Sam Shepard was a new kind of man who brought a new kind of language to the American stage. "In True West," ''Buried Child" and other groundbreaking plays, Shepard's characters spoke with a rugged poetry and raw...
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Astronaut Scott Kelly participates in the "Beyond a Year in Space" panel during the PBS Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton on Monday, July 31, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
July 31, 2017 - 7:30 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Retired astronaut Scott Kelly spent one year in space on the International Space Station, but his thoughts were often with Westeros. Kelly says that while he was away, he saved "Game of Thrones" to watch and "it was so good, I binged it twice." He also watched a lot of...
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Duane "Dog" Chapman, center, joins the family of Christian Rodgers and their lawyers Monday, July 31, 2017, as they announce a wrongful death lawsuit that claims New Jersey's new bail reform measures are to blame for Rodgers' shooting death in April 2017, in Trenton, N.J. Chapman, the former star of the "Dog the Bounty Hunter" television show, has been an outspoken critic of the reforms, which proponents say are meant to keep defendants from being stuck in jail mainly because they can't afford bail. Defendants named in the suit include Gov. Chris Christie, who has championed the reforms, and state Attorney General Christopher Porrino. (AP Photo/Bruce Shipkowski)
July 31, 2017 - 3:10 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The former star of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" has joined a legal effort to have New Jersey's new bail rules thrown out, claiming the changes are "not working and are causing deaths." Duane "Dog" Chapman spoke Monday during a news conference at the federal court building in Trenton...
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July 31, 2017 - 3:08 pm
MILAN (AP) — The famed Uffizi Gallery in Florence is taking a swipe at so-called "hit-and-run tourism," announcing on Monday price increases on single-entry tickets, while inaugurating three-day and annual passes that offer discounted entry with priority access. The new pricing plan is designed to...
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July 31, 2017 - 3:04 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Sam Hunt has beaten out Florida Georgia Line for holding the record number of weeks atop Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with his single "Body Like a Back Road." And there are no signs of slowing down. Record label MCA Nashville said Monday that Hunt's...
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Duane "Dog" Chapman, center, joins the family of Christian Rodgers and their lawyers Monday, July 31, 2017, as they announce a wrongful death lawsuit that claims New Jersey's new bail reform measures are to blame for Rodgers' shooting death in April 2017, in Trenton, N.J. Chapman, the former star of the "Dog the Bounty Hunter" television show, has been an outspoken critic of the reforms, which proponents say are meant to keep defendants from being stuck in jail mainly because they can't afford bail. Defendants named in the suit include Gov. Chris Christie, who has championed the reforms, and state Attorney General Christopher Porrino. (AP Photo/Bruce Shipkowski)
July 31, 2017 - 2:56 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The former star of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" has joined a legal effort to have New Jersey's new bail rules thrown out, claiming the changes are "not working and are causing deaths." Duane "Dog" Chapman spoke Monday during a news conference at the federal court building in Trenton...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2016 file photo, actress Jenna Coleman poses for a portrait during the 2016 Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Coleman, a former “Doctor Who” companion, says casting a female as the lead of the long-running science fiction series, is “genius.” Earlier this month, Jodie Whittaker was announced as the 13th official incarnation of the galaxy-hopping Time Lord who travels in a time machine shaped like an old-fashioned British police telephone booth. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
July 31, 2017 - 1:58 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jenna Coleman, a former "Doctor Who" companion, says casting a female as the lead of the long-running sci-fi series is "genius." "Oh, I love it," the actress said Monday during a Television Critics Association panel about her Masterpiece series, "Victoria." Earlier this...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, June 20, 1990 file photo, Britain's Princess Diana and Prince Charles, take shelter under an umbrella while attending the second day of the Royal Ascot horse race meet near London. A British television channel is broadcasting a new documentary on Princess Diana using video tapes in which she candidly discussed her marital problems and her strained relationship with the royal family. (AP Photo/Martyn Hayhow, File)
July 31, 2017 - 12:58 pm
LONDON (AP) — A British television channel on Monday defended its decision to broadcast recordings of Princess Diana candidly discussing her personal life, after some royal watchers called it a betrayal of the late princess' privacy. Channel 4 said the video tapes, made in the early 1990s, are an "...
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July 31, 2017 - 12:46 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The former star of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" is joining a legal effort to have New Jersey's new bail rules thrown out. Duane "Dog" Chapman spoke Monday during a news conference at the federal court building in Trenton, where lawyers announced a wrongful death lawsuit brought by...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2016 file photo, Amal Clooney, left, and George Clooney arrive at the world premiere of "Hail, Caesar!" in Los Angeles. Clooney’s foundation is planning to open seven public schools for Syrian refugee children. The Clooney Foundation for Justice announced a new partnership Monday, July 31, 2017, with Google, HP and UNICEF to provide education for more than 3,000 refugee children in Lebanon. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 31, 2017 - 12:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — George Clooney's foundation is planning to open seven public schools for Syrian refugee children. The Clooney Foundation for Justice announced a new partnership Monday with Google, HP and UNICEF to provide education for more than 3,000 refugee children in Lebanon. George and Amal...
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