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'Hamilton' leads Tony nods, sets record with 16 nominations

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:10am

The megahit musical "Hamilton" has grabbed a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations, the biggest haul in Broadway history and another step in the show's march into theatrical history.

Romania PM names new minister to handle bitter opera dispute

Alison Mutler, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:51am

In a chain of incidents worthy of an opera, Romania's culture minister resigned because of dispute involving the fianc√© of a star ballerina, then decided to stay — only to be fired on Tuesday.

Stones, Dylan, McCartney play Coachella in October

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:50am

Boomer-chella is on.

'Chappaquiddick' film to examine Kennedy's infamous crash

Bob Salsberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 7:40am

During a week in which the eyes of the nation were focused on NASA's first moon landing, a tragic drama played out on a tiny Massachusetts island that would have political ramifications for decades to follow.

Daryl Hall drops plans for outdoor stage at New York venue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 7:40am

Musician Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates has dropped plans to host outdoor concerts at his music venue and restaurant in upstate New York.

'Hamilton' leads Tony Awards nominations, sets record with 16 nods

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 7:00am

'Hamilton' leads Tony Awards nominations, sets record with 16 nods.

Hulk Hogan seeks rematch with Gawker, sues over transcript

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 6:46am

Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan has sued Gawker again, saying the gossip website leaked sealed court documents with a transcript that quoted him making racist remarks.

MTV: 'Catfish' participant Ashley Sawyer dies at 23

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 6:10am

MTV says Ashley Sawyer, who appeared in a 2013 episode of the network's reality show, "Catfish," has died at 23.

White House: Obama not offended by comedian's language

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 9:31pm

The White House said Monday that President Barack Obama wasn't offended by comedian Larry Wilmore's use of a racial slur at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

Los Angeles chef, Chicago's Alinea win big at Beard Awards

Caryn Rousseau, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 8:51pm

Chef Suzanne Goin took home the outstanding chef award Monday night at the James Beard Awards, and Chicago mainstay Alinea won the outstanding restaurant honor at a ceremony many consider the Academy Awards of the culinary world.

Judge: Jail visitation restrictions on Suge Knight are valid

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 5:31pm

A judge rejected a motion by Marion "Suge" Knight's attorney to restore the former rap mogul's visits with family and receive mail and phone calls while he awaits trial in a murder case.

Princess Charlotte rakes in the gifts on her 1st birthday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:43pm

She may be too young to appreciate it, but Britain's Princess Charlotte has received an extraordinary array of birthday gifts.

George Weymouth, artist who hid Wyeth's 'Helga' works, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:20pm

George Weymouth, a museum founder, conservationist and artist who for years helped hide a secret cache of Andrew Wyeth's "Helga" portraits, has died.

Chicago: Stop legal fight to look at new Lucas Museum site

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:20pm

Chicago wants a judge to suspend a legal fight over "Star Wars" creator George Lucas' plans to build a museum at one lakefront location while the city explores an alternative site.

Cate Blanchett named goodwill ambassador for UN refugees

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:11pm

Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett said Monday she's proud to have been named a global goodwill ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency.

FBI returns to home of man linked to $500M Boston art heist

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 1:31pm

Federal authorities returned on Monday to search the Connecticut property of a reputed mobster suspecting of having knowledge about the largest art heist in U.S. history.

Oprah Winfrey to star in HBO's 'Henrietta Lacks' movie

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 12:40pm

Oprah Winfrey is expanding her participation in HBO's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" to an on-screen role.

Olafur Eliasson creates waterfall in Versailles palace show

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 11:30am

Artist Olafur Eliasson is vowing to turn visitors into explorers in his summer project at the palace of Versailles outside of Paris.

Prince siblings in probate court in 1st hearing on estate

Steve Karnowski and Kevin Burbach, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 11:22am

Five of Prince's six surviving siblings appeared in court Monday for the first hearing to start sorting out an estate certain to be worth millions, a task complicated because the star musician isn't known to have left a will.

Saoirse Ronan to host Irish Rep gala of 'Finian's Rainbow'

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 9:40am

The Irish Repertory Theatre has tapped a star of the Emerald Isle to host a gala benefit performance of "Finian's Rainbow" — Saoirse Ronan.