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Met Opera offers free tickets to federal employees

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 3:41pm

Federal government employees affected by the government shutdown can get some free entertainment in New York.

Reports: Sony drops R. Kelly after furor over allegations

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 3:39pm

Multiple outlets have reported that Sony Music has dropped embattled R&B star R. Kelly from its roster.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 3:39pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Dior pulls the stars in conveyor-belt menswear show in Paris

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 2:03pm

The black box construction branded "DIOR" was so big it obscured the view of the Eiffel Tower.

Wendy Williams to take health-related break from TV show

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 12:59pm

Wendy Williams is taking an extended break from her TV talk show to deal with health issues related to her immune system disorder, her family said Friday.

Noomi Rapace explores the female bodyguard life in 'Close'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 12:43pm

Director Vicky Jewson was looking for women with dangerous jobs to get inspiration for her next project when she came across the name Jacquie Davis. Davis is a bodyguard, a rare profession for a woman, and has in the past 30 years protected everyone from royals to celebrities like Nicole Kidman and J.K. Rowling, and also staged undercover rescue missions and surveillance operations. There was little question that her experiences would be the perfect template for "Close ," now streaming on Netflix.

Anthony Rapp hopes he did his part to 'change the culture'

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 11:04am

Actor Anthony Rapp said he came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey because he feared assaults could "keep happening" if he said nothing.

Technology near for real-time TV political fact checks

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 9:17am

A Duke University team expects to have a product available for election year that will allow television networks to offer real-time fact checks onscreen when a politician makes a questionable claim during a speech or debate.

James Blake, music's most requested collaborator, opens up

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 8:21am

Some people get lots of invitations. James Blake gets the right ones.

Britain's Prince Philip, 97, recovers after Land Rover crash

Danica Kirka and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 2:58am

Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip was recovering at the royal Sandringham estate after the Land Rover he was driving rolled over on its side in a collision with another vehicle.

Man sentenced in fatal stabbing of Morgan Freeman relative

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:03pm

A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of actor Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter in New York City.

Gisele Bundchen fires back in feud with Brazilian minister

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 1:25pm

Brazilian supermodel-turned-environmental activist Gisele Bundchen is responding to criticism from a Cabinet minister.

Vuitton's Abloh celebrates Michael Jackson in Paris menswear

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:58am

Louis Vuitton's designer Virgil Abloh transported celebrity guests at Paris Fashion Week to the graffitied streets of New York in a dramatic menswear ode to Michael Jackson.

Prince Philip, queen's husband, uninjured after car accident

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:56am

Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Philip, was involved in a car crash Thursday while driving in rural England but was not injured.

Netflix has no plans to cut 'Bird Box' scene despite outcry

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:42am

Netflix's post-apocalyptic survival film "Bird Box" is drawing criticism for using footage of a real fiery train disaster but the streaming giant has no plans to remove it.

Grammys performers: Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:44am

Album of the year nominees Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will perform at next month's Grammy Awards.

Study of Leonardo's 1st landscape finds he had 2nd thoughts

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:38am

The first-ever scientific study of the oldest known drawing by Leonardo da Vinci has found that he added details to an earlier sketch of a countryside landscape, said the Uffizi Galleries, whose collections include the fragile work.

Correction: Obit-Mary Oliver story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:09am

In a story Jan. 17 about the death of poet Mary Oliver, The Associated Press erroneously quoted one word in her poem, "When Death Comes." The last line should read "this world," not "the world."

Fans buy 'Little House on the Prairie' star's memorabilia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:02am

More than 200 items belonging to "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert and her husband, Emmy-winning actor Timothy Busfield, have been purchased in an estate sale in Michigan.

Q&A: Maroon 5's PJ Morton on Super Bowl and Grammy noms

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:28am

PJ Morton is prepping for the biggest week of his life: He's set to perform at next month's Super Bowl halftime show as a member of Maroon 5, and seven days later, he'll attend the Grammy Awards, where he's nominated for four honors — including three for his work as a R&B singer.