Arts and entertainment

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from the film, "Joker." (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
October 06, 2019 - 11:28 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Warner Bros.' R-rated "Joker" has set a new record at the October box office. Studios on Sunday estimate that the dark spin on the classic Batman villain earned an estimated $93.5 million from ticket sales in its first weekend in North American theaters. The previous October...
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Tyler Perry poses for a photo on the red carpet at the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios at Tyler Perry Studios on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in Atlanta. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Invision/AP)
October 06, 2019 - 11:22 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Perry officially christened his massive new film studio Saturday, beaming as his fellow entertainment industry luminaries descended on Atlanta and strode a red carpet to his sprawling complex for an opening gala. The attendees warmly greeted Perry, a man who had once been...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 31, 2008, file photo, singer Marcello Giordani attends a reception in New York. Tenor Marcello Giordani, renowned for a voice of beauty and heft that made him a star at the world's top opera houses, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. He was 56. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)
October 05, 2019 - 8:14 pm
Tenor Marcello Giordani, renowned for a voice of beauty and heft that made him a star at the world's top opera houses, died Saturday. He was 56. Giordani had a heart attack following lunch at his home in Monte Tauro, a suburb of Augusta in Sicily, and could not be revived, his vocal coach, Bill...
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FILE - In this Wednesday Oct. 2, 2019 file photo, Britain's Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at the Creative Industries and Business Reception at the British High Commissioner's residence, in Johannesburg, where they will meet with representatives of the British and South African business communities, including local youth entrepreneurs. British media reports said Friday Oct. 4, 2019 that Britian's Prince Harry has launched legal proceeds at the High Court against two British tabloid newspapers over alleged phone hacking. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP, File)
October 05, 2019 - 9:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry is suing The Sun and the Daily Mirror, two of Britain's most popular tabloid newspapers, over alleged phone hacking. Buckingham Palace confirmed Saturday that claims regarding "illegal interception of voicemail messages" were filed on Harry's behalf. The palace declined...
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Mourners arrive at the wake for the late Mexican singer Jose Jose, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Miami. The singer, beloved for his melancholy ballads, died last Saturday in Miami at age 71. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
October 04, 2019 - 6:09 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Family, friends and music colleagues of the late José José bid farewell to the Mexican crooner Friday at a Miami-area funeral home, remembering him not only as one of Latin America's greatest singers but as a humble man. Beloved for his melancholy ballads and known as Mexico's "Prince...
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FILE - This Feb. 9, 2016 file photo shows actor Andy Dick at the world premiere of "Zoolander 2" in New York. Dick has been charged with groping a driver from a ride-hailing service. Los Angeles County prosecutors say he is expected to be arraigned Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, on a charge of misdemeanor sexual battery. They allege he groped a driver in West Hollywood on April 12, 2018. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
October 04, 2019 - 6:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Andy Dick has pleaded not guilty to groping a driver from a ride-hailing service. Dick entered the plea Friday in Los Angeles. to one count of misdemeanor sexual battery. Prosecutors allege he groped a driver 18 months ago in West Hollywood. His representative declined...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from "Joker," in theaters on Oct. 4. (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
October 04, 2019 - 4:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Joker" is getting the first laugh on its debut weekend, scoring an October box-office record with $13.3 million earned in Thursday night showings. Warner Bros. released the figures Friday morning. "Joker" unseated "Venom," which also holds the record for best October opening...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2014 file photo, Steven Tyler, left, and Joe Perry of Aerosmith perform at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles. The organization that helps music professionals in need will honor Aerosmith as its 2020 person of the year. MusiCares announced Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 it will recognize the four-time Grammy-winning band for its philanthropic efforts and for its impact on American music over five decades. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
October 04, 2019 - 4:12 pm
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — An organization that helps music professionals who need financial, personal or medical assistance will honor Aerosmith as its 2020 person of the year. MusiCares announced Friday it will recognize the four-time Grammy-winning band for its philanthropic efforts and for its...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, 21 Savage performs at the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
October 04, 2019 - 1:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper 21 Savage believes immigrants like him who lived in America illegally as children should automatically become U.S. citizens. The Grammy-nominated artist who was held this year in federal immigration detention told The Associated Press Thursday night that such immigrants...
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FILE - This 1972 file image shows singer and actress Diahann Carroll. Carroll died, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at her home in Los Angeles after a long bout with cancer. She was 84. (AP Photo/Jean-Jacques Levy, File)
October 04, 2019 - 12:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died. She was 84. Carroll's daughter, Susan Kay, told The Associated Press her mother died Friday in Los Angeles of...
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