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Saldana and Del Toro help open new Disney 'Guardians' ride

Marcela Isaza, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:07am

Stepping inside Disney's latest theme park attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT!, is like being thrust into one of blockbuster films' pulsating, action-packed trailers.

Denis Johnson, author of 'Jesus' Son,' dead at 67

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:55am

Denis Johnson, the prize-winning fiction writer, poet and playwright best known for his surreal and transcendent story collection "Jesus' Son," has died. He was 67.

Shawn Mendes: 'You should never be afraid to enjoy music'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:30am

Days after the deadly bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in England, Shawn Mendes says fans should "never be afraid to enjoy music."

Man goes wild setting Plinko record on 'Price is Right'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:20am

A Pennsylvania man is in the money after setting a record on "The Price is Right."

'Big Bang Theory' star shares her wisdom in 'Girling Up'

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:07am

Mayim Bialik plays smart on TV's "The Big Bang Theory" and is smart in real life, with a Ph.D. in neuroscience as evidence.

A sister uses her gifts to send messages to fallen soldier

Martha Irvine, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:23am

She begins each time by sharpening her tools, with the sound of metal on metal echoing through the sunlit old house she calls both home and workshop. Making a violin is a methodical art. For Sonja St. John, that structure is a necessity — and the routine, in many ways, a saving grace.

Private service, public viewing for Cornell planned Friday

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:02am

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is being laid to rest Friday at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Stars turn out for lavish French Riviera AIDS fundraiser

Louise Dixon, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:40pm

A star-studded French Riviera AIDS fundraising gala has raised more than $20 million (17.8 million euros) to combat the disease globally.

Sotheby's sells Tamayo's 'Bird Charmer' for $4.3M in NY

Sigal Ratner-Arias, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:45pm

"The Bird Charmer" by Rufino Tamayo was sold for $4.3 million on Thursday at Sotheby's Latin American art auction in New York.

Cornell funeral to take place Friday; widow pens letter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:25pm

Late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell will be laid to rest Friday at a private memorial service at a Hollywood cemetery that is the final resting place of numerous stars.

Looted statues, pottery returned to Italy after probe in NYC

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:19pm

Seven ancient statues and pottery vessels are headed back to their homeland in Italy after authorities said they tracked down the stolen items in New York City.

UK bomber said to have pleaded 'Forgive me' before blast

Jill Lawless, Paisley Dodds, Maggie Michael and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:19pm

The suspect in the deadly Manchester concert bombing was driven by what he saw as unjust treatment of Arabs in Britain, a relative said Thursday, confirming he made a final phone call in which he pleaded: "Forgive me."

The Latest: Britain resumes sharing bombing intel with US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:10pm

The Latest on the investigation into the Manchester concert bombing (all times local):

Italy court overturns appointments of 5 museum directors

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:00pm

An Italian administrative court has nixed the selection of five museum directors, siding with critics of a much-vaunted reform plan that allowed experts from other European Union countries to compete for top posts.

Leaks from bombing probe antagonize British officials

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:28pm

The ongoing leaks of sensitive information that have been a hallmark of the Trump administration are antagonizing one of America's closest allies, with officials in Britain incensed over details of the Manchester bombing investigation finding their way into the news.

Cosby seeking new solidarity with blacks he once alienated

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:56pm

After two years of silence amid an onslaught of sexual assault allegations, comedian Bill Cosby is sending carefully targeted messages about racial bias across the media landscape ahead of his June 5 trial in suburban Philadelphia.

Child actors take the Cannes Film Festival by storm

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:08pm

The Cannes Film Festival, with its late-night soirees and throngs of paparazzi, isn't an ideal place for children. Few of its movies are PG-rated, nor is much of the nightlife.

NBC's live 'Bye Bye Birdie' pushed from December to 2018

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:54pm

NBC is saying bye-bye this year to its tradition of an annual live holiday musical. The network confirming that "Bye Bye Birdie" has been pushed from its announced December airdate into 2018. No new airdate was announced.

After Manchester attack, Aerosmith still on European tour

Sian Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:54pm

Aerosmith's Joe Perry says the band's European dates will not be canceled in the wake of Monday's deadly attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.

Memoir from dancer David Hallberg coming in November

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:00pm

David Hallberg is working on a memoir about his rise from childhood bullying victim to principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre and the Bolshoi Ballet.