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PBS airing live nature special from Alaska this summer

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:54pm

PBS is collaborating with the BBC on a special live event this summer where cameras will try to catch bears, wolves, eagles and other wildlife in their natural habitat in Alaska.

Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' follow-up set for 2019 release

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:50pm

Comedian turned filmmaker Jordan Peele is following up the remarkable success of "Get Out" with a provocative original thriller set for release in March 2019.


3 white men, 2 white woman picked for Bill Cosby jury so far

Joe Mandak, Maryclaire Dale and Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:43pm

The panel that will decide Bill Cosby's fate in his sex assault trial began to take shape Monday with the selection of five jurors, three white men and two white women.

Texas singer-songwriter Jimmy LaFave, 61, dies of cancer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:14pm

Singer-songwriter Jimmy LaFave, whose 2007 album "Cimarron Manifesto" drew critical raves and reached the top of the Americana music chart, has died just days after he appeared at a concert held in his honor.

The Latest: 3 white men, 2 white woman seated for Cosby jury

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:11pm

The Latest on jury selection in Bill Cosby's sex assault case (all times local):

Jet owned by Elvis to be auctioned after sitting 30 years

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:01pm

A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley and featured on the National Geographic Channel is set to be auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 30 years.

Not just 'Sgt. Pepper': Many 1967 musical firsts echo today

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:35pm

"Sgt. Pepper" was only the beginning. Half a century after the Beatles' psychedelic landmark, it stands as just one of many musical astonishments of 1967 that shaped what we listen to now.

10 notable albums from 1967

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:22pm

The world still celebrates the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," which came out 50 years ago in June. But 1967 was an unusually rich year for music overall, with acclaimed work from artists old and new, from Jimi Hendrix and the Velvet Underground to Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington. Here are 10 other notable albums:

Bill Condon will direct 2019 'Bride of Frankenstein' remake

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:54am

After helping Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast" spin box office gold, director Bill Condon has been tapped to breathe new life into "Bride of Frankenstein."

Canadian connection: Drake meets Celine Dion at Billboards

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:29am

Even on a record-setting night at the Billboard Music Awards, Drake appeared a bit star-struck in meeting fellow Canadian performer Celine Dion backstage.

Fashion industry to honor Gloria Steinem, Cecile Richards

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:50am

The fashion industry is honoring feminist icon Gloria Steinem and Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards at its annual awards ceremony.

With 4 projects at Cannes, Kidman is open to 'bold' material

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:07am

Unveiling a new chapter in her already-considerable career, Nicole Kidman has brought four projects to Cannes this year, making her almost ubiquitous at the French Riviera festival.

Katy Perry's 'backpack kid' steals show during 'SNL' gig

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:10am

A teen Instagram dancing sensation has gone from online to on-air after Katy Perry invited him to show off his moves during her "Saturday Night Live" performance this weekend.

Circus performer falls from Wheel of Death at New York show

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:07am

A circus performer fell from a spinning cage called the Wheel of Death during a suburban New York performance and is recovering from his injuries.

Billy Bush says he's ready to get back into television

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:25pm

Former "Today" co-host Billy Bush says he's a better man and ready to get back into television seven months after being fired from his job at NBC following the release of a videotape in which he can be heard engaging in lewd talk with Donald Trump.

Oprah Winfrey tells grads to seek fulfillment in service

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 2:44pm

Oprah Winfrey advised Smith College graduates to seek fulfillment by serving others and live with intention during the school's commencement Sunday.

Clint Eastwood tells Cannes he might act again some day

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 1:53pm

Clint Eastwood regaled the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday with stories from his long career, predicted a possible return to acting and decried the rise of political correctness.

TV's Judge Judy gives commencement speech in West Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 12:54pm

Syndicated television's Judge Judy has told graduating high school seniors in West Virginia to fill their lives and work with passion.

Q&A: Cosby jury: A look at what to expect during selection

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 9:15am

A crucial phase of comedian Bill Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will weigh his case.

'Migrant Mother' photographer's images of oppressed resonate

Eric Risberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:54am

Dorothea Lange was driving by a pea pickers' camp on the California coast when she stumbled across a weary mother and her many children huddled in a lean-to.