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Hilary Mantel ready to complete trilogy of Cromwell novels

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 6:04am

British author Hilary Mantel is ready to complete her million-selling trilogy of Thomas Cromwell novels.

Political critic ordered to pay $170K in child support case

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:28am

Political commentator and former congressional candidate Steve Gill has been ordered to pay his ex-wife $170,000 by June, or spend 10 days in jail.

YouTuber's viral video puts Merkel's party on defensive

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:20am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right Christian Democrats are hitting back at a YouTube star's viral video attacking the party's stance on climate change and social inequality.

Pitt, DiCaprio talk Tarantino's love letter to Hollywood

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:18am

Leonardo DiCaprio says he and Brad Pitt "forged a cinematic bond" making Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood."

US author Siri Hustvedt receives prestigious Spanish award

Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:24am

American writer Siri Hustvedt, author of international bestsellers including "What I Loved" and "The Summer Without Men," has won this year's Princess of Asturias award for literature.

Anita Hill, Bon Woodward honored at annual PEN American gala

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 11:51pm

The featured speakers at the annual benefit gala for PEN America shared stories about truth and the determination to learn it.

Tough act to follow: Young maestro leads Israel Philharmonic

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 11:51pm

When Zubin Mehta joined the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969, Lahav Shani wasn't even born yet. Now, at the age of 30, the Israeli wunderkind is poised to succeed his mentor at the helm of the acclaimed symphony.

Former judge files new motions in Jussie Smollett case

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 9:15pm

A former judge who wants a special prosecutor appointed in the Jussie Smollett case is back in court with new motions to obtain her goal.

Handwritten wills shake up Aretha Franklin's estate

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 4:18pm

The discovery of handwritten wills in the home of the late Aretha Franklin could ignite a dispute among family members about the estate of the "Queen of Soul." She died last August without a formal document to guide her sons about her music, property and other assets. But the newly found writings filed in court Monday could change everything.

Man indicted in fatal shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 4:06pm

A grand jury has indicted a 29-year-old man in the fatal shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles.

Oman author Jokha Alharthi wins Booker International Prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 2:47pm

Omani author Jokha Alharthi won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize on Tuesday for "Celestial Bodies," the story of three sisters in a desert country confronting its slave-owning past and a complex modern world.

Madonna perfects her off-key Eurovision act online

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 1:28pm

The Queen of Pop has cleaned up her act.

"Big Bang Theory" finale gets galactic ratings to win week

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 12:52pm

In its last blast, "The Big Bang Theory" topped the TV ratings by a light-year.

Recreating 'Aladdin's' magic with Will Smith and fresh faces

Lindsey Bahr and Cindy Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 11:04am

In 1992, Disney transported audiences to the mythical land of Agrabah, where they met a street rat with a heart of gold, a flying carpet, a headstrong princess and a magical genie with some oddly current pop culture references. With the music and lyrics of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, "Aladdin" would go on to win the hearts of millions and become the highest-grossing picture of the year.

DJ Khaled on Nipsey Hussle: 'He's like a prophet'

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 9:12am

During the recording of what became one of Nipsey Hussle's final songs, the rapper and DJ Khaled spoke passionately about "our families, entrepreneurship, leadership and just love," Khaled recalls.

Soccer god Maradona's rise and fall in Asif Kapadia's doc

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 8:38am

Asif Kapadia initially passed when, in 2012, producer Paul Martin approached him about making a documentary on Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona.

Priyanka Chopra promotes refugee education on Ethiopia visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 8:22am

Actress Priyanka Chopra is in Ethiopia to promote access to education for refugee children.

Former Obama official Susan Rice has book out in October

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 6:15am

Susan E. Rice, the former national security adviser and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has a book coming out this fall.

Author: 'Game of Thrones' finale was ending, also beginning

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 5:33am

What's next for "Game of Thrones?"

Elle Fanning OK after fainting at Cannes dinner

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 5:11am

Elle Fanning says she fainted at a Cannes Film Festival dinner because her dress was too tight.