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File-This Nov. 27, 2017, file photo shows Reese Witherspoon, left, and Nicole Kidman arriving at the 27th annual Independent Film Project's Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. HBO inked Witherspoon and Kidman to new deals for "Big Little Lies". (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
December 08, 2017 - 5:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO says the dark drama "Big Little Lies" is coming back for a second season. The channel said Friday that Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon will again star and serve as executive producers of the Emmy-winning series. The new episodes are based in part on a story by Liane...
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December 08, 2017 - 5:29 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Organizers say a gospel music museum planned for Chicago's South Side will be the first in the country. The National Museum of Gospel Music will be built on the site of the Pilgrim Baptist Church in the Bronzeville neighborhood. The church's music director and blues pianist in 1932,...
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December 08, 2017 - 5:26 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against James Levine (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Illinois prosecutors say they've investigated a sexual abuse allegation against longtime Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine and concluded "no criminal charges can be brought." A Lake...
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December 08, 2017 - 5:15 pm
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman who's the only known survivor of an attack by a man linked to 15 killings has written a book to help other victims of sexual violence. Holly K. Dunn, of Evansville, survived a 1997 attack by Angel Resendiz in Lexington, Kentucky, the Evansville Courier...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 1991 file photo, dancer Rudolf Nureyev concentrates as he conducts for the very first time an ensemble in Deauville, Normandy. The Bolshoi Theater on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 is to premiere a controversial ballet about dancer Rudolf Nureyev after the original opening was postponed and its director arrested. The production’s opening was cancelled on short notice in July, raising concerns that the ballet’s frank treatment of Nureyev’s gay relationships had offended authorities. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, file)
December 08, 2017 - 2:41 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's history Bolshoi Theater is getting ready to premiere a ballet about dancer Rudolf Nureyev after the original opening was postponed and its director arrested. The production's Moscow opening was canceled on short notice in July, raising concerns that the ballet's frank...
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FILE- In this May 21, 2017 photo, actor Dustin Hoffman poses for photographers during the photo call for the film "The Meyerowitz Stories" at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. A second actress has come forward to accuse Hoffman of allegations of sexual harassment. Kathryn Rossetter, who co-starred with Hoffman in “Death of a Salesman” on Broadway, says the Oscar-winner would grope her nightly, demand foot rubs and once pulled her slip over her head to expose her breasts in front of the crew. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
December 08, 2017 - 2:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A second actress has come forward to accuse Dustin Hoffman of allegations of sexual harassment, calling the Oscar-winner's conduct "a horrific, demoralizing and abusive experience" Kathryn Rossetter, who co-starred with Hoffman in "Death of a Salesman" on Broadway in 1984, said the...
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Janelle Monae poses for a portrait at the West Coast debut of 29rooms at ROW DTLA on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
December 08, 2017 - 12:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Janelle Monae is exploring the intersection between technology and surveillance in a new art installation she created in partnership with the women's website Refinery 29. Monae's "What's Your Frequency?" was unveiled earlier this week when the site's interactive exhibition...
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In this Nov. 21, 2017 photo, colored lights appear in the Infinity Mirror Room created by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, part of the exhibit, "Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life," on display at the David Zwirner gallery in the Chelsea section of New York. The exhibit runs through Dec. 16. (AP Photo/Jocelyn Noveck)
December 08, 2017 - 12:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — If you want to experience infinity, you're going to have to wait a long time. On a recent Saturday, the line to see Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's new Infinity Mirror Rooms stretched all the way around a Manhattan city block, the end of the line even meeting up with the beginning at...
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In this Dec. 5, 2017 photo, actress Margot Robbie, a cast member in the film "I, Tonya," poses for a portrait at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. The film tells the story of the disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding from youth to middle age, including the infamous assault on fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
December 08, 2017 - 12:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Screenwriter Steven Rogers was watching a documentary about the disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding not too long ago and thinking about big ideas of class and abuse and the media and truth that were all tied up in her story. The media at the time, he said, took that bizarre...
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