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Actress Kelly McGillis attacked at North Carolina home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 2:00pm

An apparently shaken and frantic Kelly McGillis could be heard on a recorded 911 call screaming about a woman who broke into her North Carolina home, saying the woman attacked her and claimed to know her.

Motivational speaker Robbins' coal walk burns more than 30

Erica Hunzinger and David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 1:50pm

More than 30 people who attended an event with motivational speaker Tony Robbins have been treated for burns after Robbins encouraged them to walk on hot coals as a way of conquering their fears, Dallas fire officials said.

Lucas abandons plan to build museum in Chicago after lawsuit

Jason Keyser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 1:42pm

"Star Wars" creator George Lucas announced Friday that he has abandoned plans to build his art museum in Chicago, blaming delays over a lawsuit from a parks group opposed to development along the city's prized lakefront.

The Latest: Parks group says Lucas decision 'unfortunate'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 1:21pm

The Latest on filmmaker George Lucas withdrawing his plans to build an art museum in Chicago (all times local):

New Hampshire woman drops defamation suit against Bill Cosby

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 1:10pm

A 72-year-old New Hampshire woman who says Bill Cosby raped her in 1965 withdrew her civil defamation lawsuit against the comedian on Friday, a day after a federal judge had allowed the case to move forward.

Oscar-nominated documentarian Liz Garbus makes a music video

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 12:10pm

What does it take to get an Oscar-nominated documentarian to direct a music video?

Michael Herr, author of the Vietnam-era 'Dispatches,' dies

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 11:30am

Michael Herr, whose visceral nonfiction novel "Dispatches" exposed the ravages of the Vietnam War in the 1970s, has died after a long illness. He was 76.

Judge blocks planned sale of Whitney Houston's Emmy Award

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 11:30am

A federal judge blocked the sale of an Emmy Award that Whitney Houston won 30 years ago after it was put on the auction block by the late singer's family.

Chicago mayor says George Lucas museum will go to another city following legal challenge by parks group

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 11:11am

Chicago mayor says George Lucas museum will go to another city following legal challenge by parks group.

New York City, Havana create arts and cultural exchange

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 10:30am

New York City and Cuba's capital city are embarking on a cultural exchange of music and visual and performing arts.

Amanda Knox's lawyer testifies against pickpocket suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 8:50am

A Pennsylvania attorney who's defended high-profile clients including Amanda Knox and Robert Durst found himself on the other side of the courtroom, testifying against a man charged with picking a wad of cash from his pocket.

'Independence Day' co-stars Goldblum, Hemsworth are BFFs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 5:10am

Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum apparently developed a bromance while making their new movie, "Independence Day: Resurgence."

Phoenix building featured in 'Psycho' sold to developer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 1:10am

A historic downtown Phoenix building known for appearing in the movie "Psycho" will become a cluster of condos.

Gay Cuban choir Mano a Mano embarks on first US tour

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 1:00am

Gathered around a keyboard in Los Angeles, conductor Ernesto Lima Parets stopped his singers and told them to try again.

Bluegrass music patriarch Ralph Stanley dies at 89

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 8:00pm

Ralph Stanley, a patriarch of Appalachian music who with his brother Carter helped expand and popularize the genre that became known as bluegrass, died Thursday. He was 89.

Chicago police advised to be on lookout for Sinead O'Connor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 7:41pm

Chicago police have advised officers to be on the lookout for Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor after receiving a report she threatened to jump from a bridge.

Appalachian music patriarch Ralph Stanley dies at 89; Grammy winner helped popularize bluegrass sound

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 7:11pm

Appalachian music patriarch Ralph Stanley dies at 89; Grammy winner helped popularize bluegrass sound.

CNN hires fired Trump campaign manager Lewandowski

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 7:11pm

CNN snapped up former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski three days after he was fired, and he began his new career as a political commentator Thursday by not answering a direct question about whether he'd agreed not to disparage his former boss.

AP NewsBreak: PBS 'Hamilton' to have 15 minutes of show

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 6:51pm

Time has nearly run out to see the original "Hamilton" cast on Broadway, but a PBS special this fall on the Tony Award-winning musical will feature at least 15 minutes of performance footage with creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and his team.

$6M donated for 100K children in US to see "Hamilton"

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 6:51pm

The Rockefeller Foundation says it is giving $6 million to help 100,000 school children across the U.S. see the Tony Award-winning musical "Hamilton."