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'Hamilton' star to perform at Boston July 4th celebration

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 6:20pm

Tony Award-winning actor and musician Leslie Odom Jr., who starred in the Broadway phenomenon "Hamilton," will be among the guest artists at Boston's iconic July Fourth concert and fireworks celebration.

Jury of 12 on Bill Cosby sex assault case includes 2 blacks

Joe Mandak and Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 6:06pm

The jury that will hear the sex assault case against Bill Cosby will include two blacks among its 12 members in a case Cosby believes could be racially motivated.

First executive producer of 'MacNeil/Lehrer Report' dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:50pm

Al Vecchione, the first executive producer of "The MacNeil/Lehrer Report" on PBS, has died.

From fame to shame: Playmate to do time scrubbing graffiti

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:26pm

Dani Mathers earned fame posing as a nude model. She gained notoriety on the other side of the camera when she snapped a photo of an unwitting and unwilling subject — a naked 71-year-old woman in a gym locker room.

For 'The Beguiled,' Coppola turns again to Dunst and Fanning

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:41pm

"Sorry, we just really girled-out on you," Kirsten Dunst says with Sofia Coppola and Elle Fanning by her side.

Man arrested inside Bullock's home convicted of stalking

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:08pm

A man who broke into Sandra Bullock's home in 2014 and forced the Oscar-winning actress to hide in her closet while calling police has been sentenced to continued mental health treatment and probation after pleading no contest to felony stalking and burglary charges.

The Latest: 2 blacks on Cosby case of 12; alternates picked

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:08pm

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

Prospective juror gets laughs from comedian-defendant Cosby

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:57pm

The sex assault case against Bill Cosby turns on serious questions about his actions with women behind closed doors, but the comedian and others unexpectedly fell into laughter Wednesday during questioning of one potential juror.

Cops: 4 teens stabbed on NYC street in fight among students

Colleen Long and Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:48pm

An afterschool fight between two high schoolers on a street near Manhattan's Theater District escalated to a stabbing Wednesday that left four boys wounded.

Ariana Grande suspends world tour, cancels some Euro stops

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:29pm

Ariana Grande suspended her Dangerous Woman world tour and canceled several European shows Wednesday due to the deadly bombing at her concert in Manchester, England.

'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' sails into new franchise waters

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:07pm

Captain Jack Sparrow might be a household name, but despite the cultural clout, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise has gone adrift. In some ways, it's been a series of diminishing returns, and they're not done yet. As the fifth film, "Dead Men Tell No Tales," prepares to set sail Friday, it's already facing a few hurdles, including a changed blockbuster landscape, a star with a diminished profile and a six-year gap between installments.

Rep: Ronnie Wood has lung lesion successfully removed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:39pm

A spokesperson for Ronnie Wood says the Rolling Stones guitarist has had a lung lesion successfully removed and is expected to make a full recovery.

London premiere of 'Wonder Woman' is canceled after attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:48pm

The glitzy, star-filled London premiere of "Wonder Woman" has been scrapped following the terror attack in Manchester.

Playboy model pleads no contest for post of naked woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:09pm

The Latest on the court case involving a Playboy model who snapped a photo of a naked 71-year-old woman in a gym locker room and posted it on social media mocking the woman's body (all times local):

Ariana Grande's management team says concerts canceled through June 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:09pm

Ariana Grande's management team says concerts canceled through June 5 .

Dustin Hoffman: 'I try to improve each day, but you don't'

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:55am

Afternoon Mediterranean light pours into an open doorway where Dustin Hoffman sits, grinning.

Kevin Spacey promotes 'House of Cards' on Washington metro

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:50am

Actor Kevin Spacey has appeared on Washington's metro as his "House of Cards" character, Frank Underwood, to promote the Netflix political drama.

Sistine Chapel Choir to make rare visit to US in September

Mike Householder, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:37am

The "Pope's Choir" is coming to the U.S. for the first time in three decades.

'Clerks' actress Lisa Spoonauer dies in New Jersey at 44

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:52am

Lisa Spoonauer, an actress who starred in the 1994 award-winning movie "Clerks," has died. She was 44.

Florida Georgia Line, Chainsmokers to perform at CMT Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:33am

The duos of Florida Georgia Line and the Chainsmokers will pair up for a cross-genre performance at the CMT Awards, which will also include performances by Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood, and Lady Antebellum with Earth, Wind & Fire.