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Met stages female composer's opera 'L'Amour de Loin'

Mike Silverman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 6:50am

Spanning five brief acts, "L'Amour de Loin (Love from Afar)" tells of a long-distance and ultimately doomed romance between a medieval French troubadour and the countess of Tripoli.

Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 6:30am

Time magazine on Wednesday named President-elect Donald Trump its Person of the Year.

Dogs and babies among Helen Mirren's acting inspirations

Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 5:50am

Helen Mirren's acting inspirations involve fur and diapers.

Time magazine Person of the Year is President-elect Donald Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 5:40am

Time magazine Person of the Year is President-elect Donald Trump .

Trump tweets on interview when Person of the Year is named

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 5:30am

President-elect Donald Trump is tweeting that he will be interviewed Wednesday morning on NBC amid speculation that he'll be named Time magazine's person of the year.

Biden not planning on 2020 bid, but will 'never say never'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 5:20am

Vice President Joe Biden is continuing his coy approach to a possible 2020 presidential bid. For now, it's no.

Popular Vermont punk music venue is closing its doors

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 5:00am

A popular Vermont punk music venue, established with the help of the wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, is closing after 32 years.

Italian director clarifies 'Last Tango' butter rape scene

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 4:50am

Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci is clarifying details about the infamous butter rape scene in the "Last Tango in Paris."

Cruz Beckham, 11, releases debut holiday song for charity

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:40am

Another Beckham has stepped into the limelight.

Country rebel Sturgill Simpson awed by Grammy nom

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 4:30pm

Sturgill Simpson's records have defied easy characterization (Country? Americana? Experimental Southern rock?), but this year The Recording Academy decided whatever genre he was, he made one of the best records of the year. And that's enough for him.

Hacker gets 5 years in prison for stealing scripts, videos

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:21pm

A Bahamian man who boasted after his arrest for hacking into celebrities' email accounts that he will someday write a book to "shake up Hollywood" had the book thrown at him Tuesday by a federal judge who said five years in prison was the only way to keep him from harming victims.

AP Interview: Matt Damon defends being cast for 'Great Wall'

Louise Watt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 2:11pm

Matt Damon criticized "outrageous" stories in the era of fake news as he responded Tuesday to accusations that his role in the new China-Hollywood co-production "The Great Wall" should have gone to an Asian actor.

Hollywood stars join Oxfam to draw attention to refugees

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 1:12pm

Minnie Driver, John Cho and Oliver Platt are among 14 Hollywood stars participating in a new Oxfam America program launched Tuesday that's meant to inspire people to help refugees.

Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld to star in benefit

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 1:11pm

More than two years after narrowly escaping death in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, comedian Tracy Morgan is ready to give back, and he's doing it on a huge stage.

Taylor Kinney helps 'Chicago Fire' celebrate a milestone

Alicia Rancilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:52pm

NBC's "Chicago Fire," about firefighters and EMTs at the Chicago Fire Department, took a beat to find its footing, but is now the tent pole of a growing Dick Wolf franchise that includes "Chicago P.D.," ''Chicago Med" and the upcoming "Chicago Justice."

11 Grammy facts: Beyonce's a rock star, Amy Schumer gets nod

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:43pm

A look at interesting factoids during the Grammy nominations, announced Tuesday:

DeadMau5, Travis Scott, Lil Yachty headline 2017 BUKU fest

Chevel Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:42pm

Electronic music producer Deadmau5 and hip hop artists Travis Scott, Young Thug and Lil Yachty are among the headliners for the 2017 installment of the BUKU Music + Art Project, which fuses electronic, hip hop and indie rock in New Orleans' warehouse district.

Father of slain Tejano icon Selena sues to stop TV series

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:01pm

The father of slain Tejano star Selena has filed a lawsuit to stop production of a television series based on what he calls an unauthorized book by the singer's widower, Chris Perez.

Naomi Judd reveals 'severe depression' diagnosis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:20am

Naomi Judd has opened up about her battle with depression.

'Game of Thrones' actor Peter Vaughan dies at 93

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:41am

Veteran British character actor Peter Vaughan, who played the enigmatic Maester Aemon in "Game of Thrones," has died aged 93.