Arts and entertainment

FILE - This Friday, July 25, 2014, file photo shows a view of the headquarters of the Italian Sky television broadcaster in Milan, Italy. British regulators say that the corporate battle between 21st Century Fox and Comcast to take over broadcaster Sky will be settled by auction, commencing at 5 p.m. on Sept. 21 and ending on the evening of Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
September 20, 2018 - 2:39 pm
LONDON (AP) — Comcast and 21st Century Fox will settle their battle for control of broadcaster Sky through a rare auction designed to put an end to months of offers and counteroffers from the American media empires seeking a foothold in the European pay TV market. The auction will begin after the...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, J Balvin appears at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Las Vegas. Ozuna and J Balvin lead nominations to the 4th Latin AMAs with 9 nods each, followed by Nicky Jam with 8 and Daddy Yankee with 6, Telemundo announced Tuesday. The award ceremony will be held on October 25 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, File)
September 20, 2018 - 10:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Reggaeton star J Balvin received eight Latin Grammy Award nominations on Thursday, including two for record of the year, one for album of the year and one for song of the year with Beyonce for their hit version of "Mi gente," also featuring Willy William. Spanish sensation Rosalia...
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Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, centre, accompanied by Britain's Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex and her mother Doria Ragland walk to attend a reception at Kensington Palace, in London, Thursday Sept. 20, 2018. Markle was joined by her mother for the launch of a cookbook aimed at raising money for victims of the Grenfell fire. Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, hosted the reception beside her mother, Doria Ragland, to support the cookbook called “Together.” (Ben Stansall/Pool Photo via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 10:35 am
LONDON (AP) — Meghan Markle was joined by her mother Thursday to launch a cookbook aimed at raising money for the victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire. The former actress from the United States, who married Prince Harry and is now the Duchess of Sussex, hosted the reception at Kensington Palace...
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Ugandan riot police patrol on the streets of the Kamwokya neighborhood where pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, has his recording studio and many supporters, in Kampala, Uganda Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Security forces took Bobi Wine into custody when he arrived from the United States on Thursday, angering his supporters, while authorities barred public gatherings. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
September 20, 2018 - 8:37 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan security forces swiftly took pop star and opposition lawmaker Bobi Wine into custody when he arrived from the United States on Thursday, further angering supporters who have protested his alleged torture by security forces and a treason charge. The singer, who has...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 file photo, U.S. film director Cary Jogi Fukunaga poses on the red carpet as he arrives as he arrives at the Monaco palace to attend the Princess Grace Foundation gala in Monaco. Producers of the James Bond films say Cary Joji Fukunaga will direct the next installment in the spy thriller series, replacing Danny Boyle. Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and star Daniel Craig announced Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 that the movie will start filming at London's Pinewood Studios on March 4, and will be released on Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Christian Alminana, File)
September 20, 2018 - 5:59 am
LONDON (AP) — American filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga is replacing Danny Boyle as director of the next James Bond movie, producers announced Thursday. Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and star Daniel Craig said the still-untitled Bond 25 will start filming at London's Pinewood Studios on March 4,...
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September 20, 2018 - 5:54 am
LONDON (AP) — Three U.K. authors, two Americans and a Canadian are finalists for the Man Booker Prize for fiction. The shortlist announced Thursday includes two first novels: U.K. poet Robin Robertson's verse novel "The Long Take" and "Everything Under" by British writer Daisy Johnson. At 27,...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2006, file photo, Ernie and Bert of “Sesame Street” pose in front of the Queen Mary II in the harbor of Hamburg, Germany. The producers of “Sesame Street” tweeted Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, that Bert and Ernie are not gay in response to a Queerty interview published Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, with a former writer for the show who said he considered the puppets lovers. (AP Photo/Fabian Bimmer, File)
September 19, 2018 - 1:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The producers of "Sesame Street" want you to know that Bert and Ernie are not, in fact, gay. Sesame Workshop tweeted Tuesday the characters have many human traits but "remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation." The workshop did not answer questions about why some puppets...
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September 19, 2018 - 6:32 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker is returning home on Thursday after seeking treatment in the United States for injuries suffered during alleged state torture. Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, is charged with treason over his alleged role in an...
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This June 15, 2017, photo provided by Kenneth Madsen, shows a post-on-rail style of fence along the flood plain of the Colorado River between Arizona and Baja California, which is typical of border wall fences placed in environmentally sensitive areas or in areas prone to flooding. A new photo exhibit by Madsen opening Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at the Ohio State University-Newark campus, "Up Close with U.S.-Mexico Border Barriers,” highlights different types of border wall fencing. (Kenneth Madsen via AP)
September 18, 2018 - 11:00 pm
NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. border wall with Mexico is frequently in the news, but few people have a chance to visit it up close, or to see details of the various sections. Kenneth Madsen, an Ohio State University geography professor and border wall expert, hopes his new photo exhibit will help...
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FILE- In this Nov. 20, 2014, file photo, Boston Symphony Orchestra music director Andris Nelsons rehearses at Symphony Hall, in Boston. The world-renowned orchestra nearly missed the last stop on its European tour Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, after getting stuck in Paris. Orchestra brass say they had to scramble to get enough musicians to Amsterdam for the tour finale, leaving some stranded in the French capital and forcing music director Andris Nelsons and others to hastily redo the program. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
September 18, 2018 - 4:54 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra might want to consider naming its next album "Songs in the Key of A" — as in airport, abandoned and Amsterdam. The renowned orchestra very nearly missed the last stop on its 12-concert, eight-city European tour when it got stuck in Paris en route to the...
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