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Leading directors of global cinema to compete at Cannes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 5:49am

Cannes Film Festival organizers have announced its 2019 line up, which pits revered directors such as Ken Loach, Jim Jarmusch, Terrence Malick, and Pedro Almodóvar against each other in competition for the top Palme d'Or prize.

The Latest: Aging UK Parliament eyes lessons from Notre Dame

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 4:31am

The Latest on the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and its aftermath (all times local):

France honors Notre Dame firefighters; protects rose window

Elaine Ganley and Nicolas Vaux-Montagny, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 12:54am

France paid a daylong tribute Thursday to the Paris firefighters who saved the internationally revered Notre Dame Cathedral from collapse and rescued many of its treasures. As the ceremonies took place, construction workers hurriedly secured key sections of the fire-weakened cathedral, including an area above one of its famed rose-shaped windows.

Judge says Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are now single

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 7:32pm

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are officially single, though more work is left before the terms of their divorce are final.

Gambler sets another 1-day winnings record on 'Jeopardy!'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 7:14pm

A professional sports gambler from Las Vegas has broken his own single-episode winnings record on "Jeopardy!"

Lindsay Lohan's stepmom pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 4:34pm

Lindsay Lohan's stepmother has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after state police said she tried to commandeer an occupied bus and attacked its driver.

'Bridesmaids' writers Wiig, Mumolo to reunite 8 years later

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 4:01pm

"Bridesmaids" writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo are finally reuniting, eight years after their smash hit comedy.

Survivor of Texas tornado describes escape from grass house

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 2:18pm

A survivor of a deadly Texas tornado says he managed to crawl out of a grass house at a Native American historic site before the twister hurled it into the distance with two other people still inside.

Monty Python celebrate 'Life of Brian,' honor ailing Jones

Hilary Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 1:32pm

Celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the Monty Python comedy classic "Life of Brian" are being somewhat overshadowed by the health news of member Terry Jones.

Review: Garfield's the bright spot in a murky 'Silver Lake'

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 12:17pm

not the comic, the actor. It holds that any performance by Andrew Garfield, on screen or stage, will be worth seeing, no matter the content.

Notre Dame organists itching to play thunderous instrument

Oleg Cetinic, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 11:01am

They literally made Notre Dame tremble and made hearts sing. And they're anxious to do so again.

Both sides want Weinstein hearing closed to media, public

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 10:40am

Both sides in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case want the media and the public barred from the disgraced movie mogul's next court appearance.

Fox News to host town hall meeting with Amy Klobuchar

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 10:38am

Sen. Amy Klobuchar agreed on Wednesday to become the second Democratic presidential candidate to hold a town hall meeting on Fox News Channel, and others are soon to follow.

Texts: Chicago prosecutor called Smollett 'washed up celeb'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 7:38am

Text messages show the Chicago prosecutor whose office handled the case of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett told her top deputy that Smollett was a "washed up celeb" who was overcharged.

Monkey Punch, creator of megahit Japan comic Lupin III, dies

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 1:11am

Cartoonist Monkey Punch, best known as the creator of the Japanese megahit comic series Lupin III, has died at age of 81.

Huerta, Hansberry documentaries among Peabody Award winners

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 9:32pm

Profiles of activist Dolores Huerta and writer Lorraine Hansberry are among the Peabody Award winners for documentary programs.

Notre Dame an inspiration in film, music and books

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 3:18pm

The Notre-Dame de Paris, which sustained a devastating fire Monday, has inspired writers, painters and filmmakers for hundreds of years. Here are some notable examples:

Michael Jackson estate hits back at 'Leaving Neverland'

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 3:08pm

The co-executor of Michael Jackson's estate said Tuesday that he's confident the late superstar's supporters will be able to protect his legacy in the wake of an HBO documentary featuring the disturbing stories of two men who say Jackson sexually abused them as boys.

Fox draws nearly 2.6 million viewers for Sanders town hall

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 1:28pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders took heat from some Democrats for holding a town hall on Fox News Channel but there's one result hard to argue with: it was the most-watched candidate event in the election campaign so far.

Elton John biopic 'Rocketman' to premiere at Cannes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 1:14pm

The Elton John biopic "Rocketman" will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month.