Arts and entertainment

September 07, 2018 - 12:54 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine if Marc Chagall was the artist of a painting that a man allegedly tried to smuggle into Poland from Ukraine. Marta Szpakowska of the Treasury Office in Lublin said Friday that if the painting turns out to be a Chagall, it would be one of the...
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This combination of photos released by Julien's Auctions shows various outfits belonging to the late singer Aretha Franklin. More than 30 dresses and accessories worn on stage by Aretha Franklin are going up for auction on Nov. 10. The items will go on display between Nov. 5 and Nov. 9. at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York. (Julien's Auctions via AP)
September 07, 2018 - 11:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 30 dresses and accessories worn on stage by Aretha Franklin are going up for auction. The Queen of Soul died at age 76 in Detroit on Aug. 16. Julien's Auctions says the items include a red sequined dress Franklin wore at Radio City Music Hall in 1991, a knit jacket she...
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An assortment of the Belgian newspapers with references to racism on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Belgium's media and political class are demanding change as two high-profile cases of racism rock the kingdom, raising troubling questions about white attitudes a few weeks before local elections. Headline at top right in French reads, 'Racism is unacceptable' at center the headline reads in Dutch 'A good chance racism will go unpunished'. (AP Photo/Lorne Cook)
September 07, 2018 - 11:11 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Media outlets and politicians in Belgium expressed shock and dismay Friday after two high-profile reports of racism rocked the kingdom this week, raising troubling questions about white attitudes a few weeks before local elections. Cecile Djunga, a black weather presenter with state...
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Miss Virginia Emili McPhail, left, won the onstage interview portion and Miss Louisiana Holli' Conway, right, won the talent portion of the second night of preliminary competition in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City N.J. on Thursday Sept. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
September 07, 2018 - 9:16 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The third and final night of preliminary competition in the swimsuit-less Miss America pageant is set for Friday night. During the first two nights of competition, some of the onstage interview questions that are replacing swimsuits have touched on hot button issues,...
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Fashion designer Jeremy Scott appears at the finale of the presentation of his spring 2019 collection during Fashion Week in New York, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
September 07, 2018 - 1:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Designer Jeremy Scott was a man with a message on Thursday night at his star-studded runway show, and that message was directed at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Scott made his traditional post-show lap of the runway wearing a handmade shirt that said: "Tell Your Senator No...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, Burt Reynolds appears at the Wizard World Chicago Comic-Con in Chicago. Reynolds, who starred in films including "Deliverance," "Boogie Nights," and the "Smokey and the Bandit" films, died at age 82, according to his agent. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File)
September 07, 2018 - 12:48 am
In the April 1972 issue of Cosmopolitan, Burt Reynolds had (almost) nothing to hide. With his trademark bushy mustache topping his ever-present smirk and one of his hands strategically covering his private parts, Reynolds dared to bare — as he did most of his life. He would call his Cosmo...
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This photo shows an anonymous opinion piece in The New York Times in New York, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. President Donald Trump lashed out against the anonymous senior official who wrote it, claiming to be part of a "resistance" working "from within" to thwart the commander-in-chief's most dangerous impulses. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 06, 2018 - 8:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The coup of publishing a column by an anonymous Trump administration official bashing the boss could backfire on The New York Times if the author is unmasked and turns out to be a little-known person, or if the newspaper's own reporters solve the puzzle. Within hours of the essay...
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September 06, 2018 - 7:16 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey's expanding sports betting market (all times local): Caesars casino says it has received approval to launch online sports betting but has not yet actually done so. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement said earlier Thursday afternoon that...
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This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows a scene from the film, "The Predator." Twentieth Century Fox has cut a scene from the film featuring actor Steven Wilder Striegel after learning he is a registered sex offender. Just hours before the film was to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, a spokesperson for Fox said Striegel’s single scene in the film was removed immediately after the studio learned of Striegel’s background. (Kimberley French/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 6:33 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Just hours before the premiere of "The Predator" at the Toronto International Film Festival, Twentieth Century Fox said it removed a scene from the film with actor Steven Wilder Striegel after learning he is a registered sex offender. A spokesperson for Fox on Thursday said Striegel'...
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United States Attorney Tracy Wilkison announces a criminal complaint being filed against a North Korean national accused in a series of destructive cyberattacks around the world, at a news conference in Los Angeles Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. The complaint alleges Park Jin Hyok, computer programmer accused of working at the behest of the North Korean government, was charged Thursday in connection with several high-profile cyberattacks, including the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and the WannaCry ransomware virus that affected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
September 06, 2018 - 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A computer programmer accused of working at the behest of the North Korean government was charged Thursday in connection with several high-profile cyberattacks, including the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and the WannaCry ransomware virus that affected hundreds of thousands of...
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