Arts and entertainment

FILE - In this March 2, 2017 file photo, Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio, in New York. Carlson faced criticism Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, for declaring white supremacy "a hoax," the same day President Donald Trump visited El Paso, Texas, after a white gunman who had written an anti-Hispanic rant killed dozens of people. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 07, 2019 - 4:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson faced criticism Wednesday for declaring white supremacy "a hoax," the same day President Donald Trump visited El Paso, Texas, after a white gunman who had written an anti-Hispanic rant killed 22 people. Carlson has faced criticism before for his...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2019 file photo, singer Taylor Swift performs at Amazon Music's Prime Day concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Prosecutors have dismissed a case against an Iowa man who was found carrying a backpack full of burglary tools when he was arrested near Swift's beachfront mansion in Westerly, R.I., on July 19. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 07, 2019 - 4:19 pm
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The case of a man arrested near Taylor Swift's beachfront mansion in Rhode Island for carrying burglary tools has been dismissed by prosecutors. A spokesman for the Rhode Island attorney general's office tells WJAR-TV that they've "declined to pursue filing charges"...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Fox Entertainment chief Charlie Collier says Jussie Smollett won't be back on "Empire." Collier, speaking to TV critics Wednesday, affirmed series co-creator Lee Daniels' decision to drop Smollett from the drama’s upcoming final season. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 07, 2019 - 3:37 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Fox Entertainment chief Charlie Collier says Jussie Smollett won't be back on "Empire." Collier, speaking to TV critics Wednesday, affirmed series co-creator Lee Daniels' decision to drop Smollett from the drama's upcoming final season. Daniels had initially supported...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019 file photo, actor Ashton Kutcher testifies in the murder trial of Michael Gargiulo in Los Angeles Superior Court. A prosecutor says four strikingly similar attacks on women in California were all planned and executed by a skilled serial killer who studied the lives and homes of victims who lived near him before savagely stabbing them, in his closing remarks to the jury Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. Kutcher, who was supposed to have drinks with fashion-design student Ashley Ellerin on the night she was stabbed to death at her Hollywood home in 2001, testified that he arrived very late, looked through Ellerin's window and saw stains that he assumed were spilled wine, and left because he thought she had gone out without him. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)
August 07, 2019 - 3:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on closing arguments in the Los Angeles trial of a man charged with the murder of two women and the attempted murder of a third woman (all times local): 12:30 p.m. An attorney for a man charged with killing two women in Southern California says actor Ashton Kutcher was...
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FILE - This March 4, 2019 file photo shows Oprah Winfrey at the presentation of Stella McCartney's ready-to-wear Fall-Winter 2019-2020 fashion collection in Paris. Winfrey praised her late friend and idol, Toni Morrison, hailing the best-selling author’s “confidence and self-assuredness and nobility.” Winfrey and Morrison knew each other for more than 20 years, dating back to when Winfrey was so determined to learn the author’s unlisted phone number that she called the local fire department. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
August 07, 2019 - 1:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey praised her late friend and idol, Toni Morrison, hailing the best-selling author's "confidence and self-assuredness and nobility." Winfrey and Morrison knew each other for more than 20 years, dating back to when Winfrey was so determined to learn the author's...
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FILE - This April 23, 2019 file photo shows Taylor Swift at the Time 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world in New York. Swift is set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards. MTV announced Wednesday, Aug. 7, that the pop star will hit the stage on Aug. 26 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
August 07, 2019 - 12:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift is set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards. MTV announced Wednesday that the pop star will hit the stage on Aug. 26 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Swift and Ariana Grande are the most nominated acts, competing for 10 awards each. Swift's...
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TAKES OUT REFERENCE TO PIONEERING COMPOSER - FILE - In this Tuesday, July 3, 2018, file photo, Rhiannon Giddens performs during rehearsal for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in Boston. Grammy-winning folk singer and musician Giddens and the late Frank Johnson, the leader of a 19th century black brass band, will be the first recipients of the inaugural Legacy of Americana Award, on Sept. 11, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
August 07, 2019 - 11:08 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning folk singer and musician Rhiannon Giddens and the late Frank Johnson, the leader of a 19th century black brass band, will be the first recipients of the inaugural Legacy of Americana Award. The Americana Music Association announced the new award on Wednesday...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo Nicolle Wallace poses for a photo at the 92nd Street Y in New York. Wallace has apologized for falsely saying on her show that President Donald Trump was “talking about exterminating Latinos.” She apologized on Twitter Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, for a comment made on her show the day before. She tweeted that her mistake was not intentional and she was sorry. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
August 07, 2019 - 11:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace has apologized for falsely saying on her show that President Donald Trump was "talking about exterminating Latinos." She apologized Tuesday on Twitter for a comment she made on her show the day before. She tweeted that her mistake wasn't intentional and...
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August 07, 2019 - 10:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Nate Parker's attempted comeback will begin at the Venice Film Festival with the premiere of his first film since a rape allegation from Parker's past derailed the release of his Nat Turner biopic "The Birth of a Nation." The Italian festival announced Wednesday that Parker's "...
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Visitors view a portrait of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, painted by the artist Robert McCurdy, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington. Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature, died Monday at age 88. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 07, 2019 - 10:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When author Angela Flournoy was asked to dress as her favorite literary character for a magazine shoot four years ago, she knew how to look the part: a wide and "severe hat," a fur stole and the kind of stare that dares you to stare back. For a day she could pretend to be Sula Peace...
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