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Absent glitter and Trump, journalists honor press freedom

Jack Gillum, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 10:01pm

Prominent Washington journalists, if not Hollywood stars, celebrated the First Amendment during the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, an event that lacked the glitter of past years because of the absence of the president of the United States.

Maroon 5, Usher, Alabama Shakes headline Jazz Fest Day 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 9:42pm

Performances by Maroon 5, the Alabama Shakes, and Usher & The Roots brought crowd-pleasing rock, blues and R&B to the second day of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, while jazz clarinetist Pete Fountain earned a special place in the event's history.

Coppola and 'Godfather' cast reunite at Tribeca Film Fest

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 9:34pm

Debilitating studio battles. One miraculously still cat. Mooning contests between James Caan and Marlon Brando. These were the memories shared, 45 years later, on the making of "The Godfather" in a rare reunion of the film's cast and director Francis Ford Coppola at Radio City Music Hall.

The Latest: A salute to First Amendment and jibes for Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 9:24pm

The Latest on the White House Correspondents' Association dinner and the competing event organized by late-night TV star Samantha Bee (all times EDT):

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 9:41am

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Tom Hanks turns fanboy in breezy chat with Bruce Springsteen

Brooke Lefferts, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 8:43am

Bruce Springsteen and Tom Hanks paid tribute Friday night to the late director Jonathan Demme, the man who brought them together on his film "Philadelphia," which won each of them Oscars.

Jazz Fest kicks off with hometown favorites Connick, Neville

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 7:55pm

Thousands of music fans descended on the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Friday to see some hometown favorites who've made their mark nationally.

The stars shined for Mary Hart; now Daytime Emmys will too

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 7:44pm

In the early 1980s, Mary Hart became the face — and the famously insured legs — of a new breed of TV show, the entertainment news magazine.

Concert fans angry as hyped Bahamas festival is canceled

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 5:46pm

Organizers of a much-hyped music festival in the Bahamas canceled the weekend event at the last minute Friday after many people had already arrived and spent thousands of dollars on tickets and travel.

'13 Reasons' sparks criticism of teen suicide depiction

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:27pm

It's a scene as painful to watch as it is graphic: A 17-year-old girl climbs into a bathtub with a razor. We see her slice into her skin, we see the blood pour out, hear her cry and struggle to breathe. Then she is still.

Head of Motion Picture Association of America to step down

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:27pm

Former U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd is stepping down as chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:27pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

'Moonlight' director Barry Jenkins ready to return to work

Ryan Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 3:47pm

Two months after his "Moonlight" pulled out a last-second, best-picture win at the Oscars, director Barry Jenkins says "it's time to work."

Berkeley praises police for keeping peace at Coulter rallies

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 3:20pm

Berkeley officials declared their handling of protests over Ann Coulter's canceled appearance a success thanks to a massive police presence that ensured the city did not become a "fight club," the mayor said Friday.

Award-winning writer named Los Angeles poet laureate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 2:10pm

Robin Coste Lewis is the new poet laureate of Los Angeles.

Making new album an emotional rollercoaster for Mary J.

Nicole Evatt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:54pm

Mary J. Blige may be spitting fireball lyrics about her soon-to-be ex-husband on her new album, but the songs didn't start from a place of anger and hate.

The Latest: Berkeley hails peaceful debate over Ann Coulter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:54pm

The Latest on Ann Coulter protesters in Berkeley (all times local):

Fox News sets a new late-afternoon show

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:37pm

Fox News Channel is replacing its late-afternoon program "The Five" with a panel show that looks similar.

Judges seal warrants related to arrest of 'Bachelor' star

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:23pm

Applications for warrants that allowed police to arrest "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules after a fatal crash and to obtain his blood and urine samples will be sealed indefinitely under rulings issued Friday.

Cosby jury can hear about quaaludes, not accuser's lawsuit

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:14pm

Jurors at Bill Cosby's sex assault trial can hear his explosive deposition testimony about quaaludes but can't hear about the lawsuit he settled afterward with the accuser, a judge ruled Friday.