Arts and entertainment

January 19, 2018 - 8:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who worked for Michael Douglas in the late 1980s says he fondled himself in front of her — an allegation the actor has vigorously denied. Susan Braudy appeared Friday on NBC's "Today" show. Braudy, a journalist and author, says the actor unbuckled his belt, put his hand into...
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January 19, 2018 - 5:13 am
LONDON (AP) — A British coroner is awaiting the results of tests to determine what killed The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan. O'Riordan died Monday in London, aged 46. An inquest into the singer's death opened Friday at Westminster Coroner's Court. Coroner's officer Stephen Earl said O'...
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January 19, 2018 - 4:56 am
LONDON (AP) — John Barton, co-founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, has died. He was 89. The company said on its website Thursday night that Barton had died earlier in the day. He co-founded the company in 1960 and spent the rest of his career with the group. Barton directed many classic plays...
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January 19, 2018 - 4:53 am
BERLIN (AP) — A new poll suggests the Swiss are willing to continue paying fees for public broadcasting before a referendum being closely watched across Europe. The survey published Friday by Tamedia group found 59 percent of respondents would reject a proposal to abolish the current system of...
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January 19, 2018 - 3:46 am
NEWARK, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say at least seven people who claimed to be working for a TV network were arrested at a New Jersey airport after they tried to film themselves passing a fake explosive device through a security checkpoint. Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Lisa...
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January 18, 2018 - 11:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The prolific abstract expressionist Ed Moses, who was one of the founding members of a collective known as the "Cool School" and helped transform Los Angeles from a cultural backwater to a major force in the world of modern art, has died. He was 91. Moses died Wednesday at his...
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Daveed Diggs, a cast member, co-writer and co-producer of "Blindspotting," poses at the premiere of the film on the opening night of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
January 18, 2018 - 10:55 pm
The Oakland-set film "Blindspotting" has kicked off the Sundance Film Festival Thursday to largely positive reviews. The film stars "Hamilton's" Daveed Diggs, who co-wrote the story based on his experience growing up in the Bay Area. The audience at the Park City theater took to social media to...
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January 18, 2018 - 10:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ed Moses, the prolific abstract expressionist whose works helped transform Los Angeles to a major force in the world of modern art, has died. He was 91. The artist's son, Andy Moses, says his father died Wednesday at his Venice Beach home surrounded by family members. Ed Moses...
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FILE - In this June 20, 1997 file photo, author Peter Mayle appears in New York. Mayle, the British author known for his books set in Provence, France, died in a hospital near his home in the south of France. He was 78. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced his death on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Wyatt Counts, File)
January 18, 2018 - 5:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Mayle, the British author whose midlife relocation to France inspired his best-selling "A Year in Provence" and other works set in his adopted country, died Thursday at age 78. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that Mayle died after a brief illness in a hospital near his...
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A banner greets festivalgoers on Main Street on the first day of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
January 18, 2018 - 5:00 pm
Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford did not shy away from addressing the elephants in the room — Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo — Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival, saying that the fallen executive is not "going to stop the show." Both the lingering shadow of Weinstein, who long lorded...
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