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13 poets laureate to receive more than $1 million in grants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 5:28am

Thirteen state and local poets laureate will be receiving grants totaling more than $1 million.

British stage director Peter Brook awarded Spanish prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 5:06am

A Spanish foundation has awarded one of the country's most prestigious awards to British theater and film director Peter Brook for opening "new horizons in contemporary dramaturgy."

'War of the Roses' author Warren Adler dies at 91

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 2:59am

Best-selling author Warren Adler who chronicled dysfunction and duplicity, most notably in his divorce novel "The War of the Roses," a dark comedy that was made into a hit film has died. He was 91.

Man or cyborg? 'Jeopardy!' champ passes $1 million mark

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 1:23am

There's no truth to the rumor that James Holzhauer is a cyborg created to be the perfect "Jeopardy!" contestant.

'You call this jazz?' Jazz Fest celebrates 50 eclectic years

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 11:09pm

If your tastes are eclectic, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival poses a problem: Which of a dozen acts do you want to hear? Earth, Wind & Fire, Alanis Morissette, or Taj Mahal & the Phantom Blues Band? Van Morrison, Al Green, Johnny Rivers, or all five Marsalis jazzmen playing together?

Garner graces cover of People's annual 'Beautiful Issue'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 8:51pm

Jennifer Garner graces the front of this year's "Beautiful Issue" of People magazine with a cover story that cheers the way she balances Hollywood, business and motherhood.

Alec Baldwin is passionate about preserving the planet

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 8:17pm

Actor Alec Baldwin said Tuesday that his passion about preserving the planet for future generations was sparked by meeting indigenous people who are guardians of their lands at the 2015 Paris conference that adopted the landmark agreement to tackle global warming.

Kardashian clan member Scott Disick gets his own show in E!

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 3:59pm

The "lord," as in Scott Disick, is spinning off and flipping out of the Kardashian family bubble with his own E! show.

Mueller report release not exactly appointment viewing

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 2:37pm

Given all the attention it has received over the past two years, the actual release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report wasn't exactly appointment television viewing.

Jeweler, Sarah Jessica Parker settle breach-of-contract suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 2:33pm

Sarah Jessica Parker and a British jeweler have settled a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the actress.

3 teens plead not guilty to torching Connecticut theater

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 1:57pm

Three teenagers charged with setting the fire that destroyed the historic American Shakespeare Theatre in Connecticut have pleaded not guilty.

Diddy opens up about the death of soul mate Kim Porter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 1:37pm

Sean "Diddy" Combs has opened up about life after the sudden death of his soul mate, former girlfriend Kim Porter.

Ukraine police find Impressionist painting stolen in France

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 1:15pm

Ukrainian police have recovered a painting by French Impressionist Paul Signac stolen from a French museum.

Michelle Obama headlines college signing day event at UCLA

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 11:29am

Former first lady Michelle Obama and a host of celebrities will join thousands of students to celebrate college signing day.

War veteran Paul Scharre wins award for book 'Army of None'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 11:10am

A veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has won a $5,000 award named for the late CIA director William E. Colby.

Paul Simon to donate festival proceeds to environmental orgs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 9:02am

Paul Simon is donating all net proceeds from his 2019 Outside Lands Festival performance to two environmental organizations.

I robot? Ian McEwan tells android tale in 'Machines Like Me'

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 8:43am

Ian McEwan is fascinated by artificial intelligence. His new novel, "Machines Like Me," features a lifelike android with access to all human knowledge who writes haiku poetry.

Brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage an attack against the "Empire" actor sue his attorney for defamation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 8:36am

Brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage an attack against the "Empire" actor sue his attorney for defamation.

Town keeps playing Smith recording amid racist allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 7:15am

The mayor of a New Jersey shore town says they keep playing Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" on its boardwalk despite allegations of racism against the singer.

Avengers get epic send-off at 'Endgame' world premiere

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 6:13am

There were more than a few sniffles from the audience at the premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" Monday night in Los Angeles, which Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth proudly admitted contributing to.