Arts and entertainment

December 13, 2017 - 10:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at January's Golden Globes. Morgan Freeman made the announcement for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association during its broadcast of the "Golden Globe 75th Anniversary Special" Wednesday on NBC. HFPA President Meher Tatna...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2015 file photo, Jeanine Pirro attends the HBO Documentary Series premiere of "THE JINX: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst" in New York. A civil rights activist is suing Fox News host Pirro, claiming she defamed him while discussing a lawsuit against the Black Lives Matter movement that was later dismissed. The suit, which also names Fox News Network, was filed in New York on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
December 13, 2017 - 8:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A civil rights activist is suing Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, claiming she defamed him while discussing a lawsuit against the Black Lives Matter movement that was later dismissed. The lawsuit states that DeRay McKesson was falsely arrested in 2016 while attending a protest in Baton...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2015 file photo, Russell Simmons speaks appears at the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation's Art for Life Benefit in Water Mill, N.Y. Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them. Simmons, in a statement to the paper, vehemently denied what he called “these horrific accusations,” saying all his relations have been consensual. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
December 13, 2017 - 8:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them, the latest in a cascade of serious allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in entertainment, media, politics and elsewhere. Simmons vehemently denied what he called "these horrific...
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December 13, 2017 - 4:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Dec. 12 about Roman Polanski, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he is a native of Poland. Polanski was born in France and moved to Poland as a young child with his family. A corrected version of the story is below: LA police probe claim Roman Polanski...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, file photo shows a T-Mobile store in New York. Cellphone company T-Mobile says it is launching a TV service in 2018, the latest company to marry wireless and video. The company said Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, that it bought cable-TV startup Layer3 TV to help it roll out its upcoming service. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 13, 2017 - 1:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile is launching a TV service next year, becoming the latest company to marry wireless and video. The service will target people who aren't interested in traditional cable and satellite TV packages. T-Mobile promises to address consumer complaints such as "sky-high bills" and "...
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This photo provided by Blue Origin shows the New Shepard Crew Capsule 2.0 after landing in west Texas during a test on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Named after the first American in space, Alan Shepard, the spacecraft made a 10-minute suborbital flight. An instrumented test dummy was aboard, named Mannequin Skywalker. (Blue Origin via AP)
December 13, 2017 - 12:53 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Blue Origin's 'Mannequin Skywalker' has rocketed almost all the way to space, just in time for the new Star Wars movie. The aerospace company led by Amazon's Jeff Bezos launched its New Shepard rocket Tuesday from West Texas for the seventh time. It marked the first...
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This cover image released by RCA shows "Ctrl," a 2017 release by SZA. (RCA via AP)
December 13, 2017 - 12:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu. 1. SZA, "Ctrl": As the beat of the opening track of SZA's debut album played at a concert this week in New York City, the entire venue passionately sang the first two minutes of the song "Supermodel," and...
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In this Dec. 9, 2017 photo, Daisy Ridley, right, a cast member in the film "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," laughs with Shannon McNabb, from left, Tyler Woodward and Chris Alegria at the premiere of the film at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The teens were among seven teens with life-threatening medical conditions who were among the special guests at the premiere as part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
December 13, 2017 - 11:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Woodward was a Star Wars fan long before his cancer diagnosis. His whole life, really. The 17-year-old says he was born "right when all the prequels were coming out" and grew up having lightsaber fights with his two older brothers. So after chemo took his hair last year, he...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2016 file photo, members of Bon Jovi from left, Phil X, Tico Torres, Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan and Hugh McDonald pose for a portrait in New York. The band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP, File)
December 13, 2017 - 7:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi lead the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four first-time nominees. The Cars, as well as first-time contenders Dire Straits, The Moody Blues and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, also are part of the...
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December 13, 2017 - 6:58 am
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York family is campaigning for their carefully crafted recreation of the house from "A Christmas Story" to become an official Lego set. WSTM-TV in Syracuse reports Jason Middaugh's small family project to recreate the house from the classic holiday film turned...
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