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Maybe Michelangelo: Is living room painting a masterpiece?

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:46am

Martin Kober is convinced the painting of a dying Jesus that hung above the mantel in his upstate New York childhood home is the work of Michelangelo. Getting experts to agree remains the $300 million hurdle.

Q&A: Casey Affleck goes under a sheet for 'A Ghost Story'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:21am

Casey Affleck plays the ghost in the new David Lowery film, "A Ghost Story." For most of the movie, expanding wide Friday, he's silent and cloaked in a white sheet with eye holes cut out as he returns to his home to look in on his still-living partner played by Rooney Mara. It's a weird, wild, sometimes funny and breathtakingly gorgeous film that will leave you thinking about the big ideas of love, life, eternity.

Ryan Seacrest back as host of 'Idol' when it returns on ABC

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:02am

Seacrest in!

British actor stranded for 3 days after fall in Thailand

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:02am

Paul Nicholls, a British actor who starred in the EastEnders soap opera, was stranded in the wild for three days on a Thai island after he fell down a waterfall and broke his kneecap, a rescuer said Thursday.

Jordan holds its first outdoor opera, at Roman amphitheater

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:41am

Jordan's first outdoor opera performance, a production of Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata," has brought hundreds of spectators to a Roman amphitheater in the capital, Amman.

UK royals make pretzels, visit German cancer research center

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:21am

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined a rowing regatta, visited a cancer research center and made pretzels in the university city of Heidelberg on the second day of their visit to Germany.

Former intelligence director James Clapper is writing a book

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 7:01am

James Clapper, a former top intelligence official who has clashed with President Donald Trump, has a book deal.

Canada governor touches queen's elbow for safety on stairs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:00am

Canada's governor general says he decided to breach royal protocol and touch Queen Elizabeth II to ensure she didn't stumble down slippery steps during an official engagement in London.

TV series 'The Brave' to film first season in New Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:20am

A new television series that will follow a undercover special operations squad will begin filming in New Mexico this month.

O.J. Simpson's hearing revisits old obsession for TV

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 6:31pm

Television networks will interrupt this presidency on Thursday to revisit an old obsession.

Forest Whitaker guest-stars in a multi-episode 'Empire' arc

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 3:34pm

The Fox network says Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker will guest-star in a multi-episode arc on "Empire" this fall.

'Hawaii Five-0' signs 3 new stars in wake of cast departures

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 2:31pm

CBS says Ian Anthony Dale, Meaghan Rath and Beulah Koale are set to join the cast of "Hawaii Five-0" with its eighth season.

'Dunkirk,' 'Get Out' may give Oscars a crowd-pleasing punch

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 1:07pm

The stranglehold that autumn prestige films have on Oscar season just might be wilting in the summer sun.

Fleetwood Mac to earn MusiCares Person of the Year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 10:20am

Fleetwood Mac will be named the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year, becoming the first group to receive the honor.

British royals meet Merkel, tour Berlin Holocaust memorial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 9:01am

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met German Chancellor Angela Merkel, toured Berlin's Holocaust memorial and visited the city's signature landmark, the Brandenburg Gate, as they kicked off a three-day visit to Germany.

Spanish police recovers 3 stolen Francis Bacon works

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 6:30am

Spain's National Police says agents have recovered three of five prized paintings by the artist Francis Bacon that were stolen from a Madrid apartment in July 2015.

Independent feature 'Icebox' to film in New Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 3:11am

New Mexico will serve as the backdrop for a new independent feature film about a boy who is caught by U.S. immigration authorities after leaving his home in Honduras.

'Despacito' sets record for most streamed song of all time

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 18th - 11:21pm

"Despacito" has become the most streamed track of all time with more than 4.6 billion plays across streaming platforms.

'Game of Thrones' debut draws record 10.1 million viewers

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 18th - 6:28pm

Women dominate Westeros as never before, and it's the same with the "Game of Thrones" ratings.

Professional Athletes and Celebrities to Join the Sheckler Foundation for Its 10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Sheckler Foundation, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 18th - 2:58pm

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