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Texas man allegedly sent threatening letters to Taylor Swift

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:09am

A 26-year-old Austin, Texas, man has been arrested on federal charges for allegedly sending threatening letters to pop star Taylor Swift and showing up at her record label in Nashville, Tennessee.

Harvard's Hasty Pudding casts first women in 175 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:17am

Harvard University's Hasty Pudding theater troupe has cast its first women after nearly two centuries of all-male productions.

Nicki Minaj struts into Fendi; Max Mara rewrites classics

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:09am

Milan designers were letting go of streetwear and turning back to the basics of elegant design on the second day of Milan Fashion Week.

J Balvin leads Latin Grammy noms with 8 nods, 1 with Beyonce

Sigal Ratner-Arias, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 8:33am

Reggaeton star J Balvin received eight Latin Grammy Award nominations on Thursday, including two for record of the year, one for album of the year and one for song of the year with Beyonce for their hit version of "Mi gente," also featuring Willy William.

Jefferson Airplane's Kaukonen is still on embryonic journey

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 8:09am

Long before he wrote and recorded the Jefferson Airplane classic "Embryonic Journey," Jorma Kaukonen was on a decades-long journey of discovery of his own.

Isabel Allende to receive honorary National Book Award medal

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:53am

Isabel Allende, winner of an honorary National Book Award, sees no reason to discuss her legacy.

Meghan Markle takes mom to UK cookbook fundraiser

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:44am

Meghan Markle was joined by her mother Thursday to launch a cookbook aimed at raising money for the victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire.

Demi Lovato's mom says star is 'getting the help she needs'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:44am

Demi Lovato's mother says the singer is "doing really well" nearly two months after being hospitalized for a drug overdose.

'Ramblin' Man' singer critical but stable after falling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:42am

Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts is in "critical but stable" condition after slipping and cracking his head while playing with the family dog in Florida.

The Latest: Uganda's pop star politician vows to fight on

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:42am

The Latest on Uganda's pop star politician (all times local):

Daisy Johnson, Rachel Kushner among Man Booker finalists

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:55am

A novel in verse and a story about trees and the people who love them are among six finalists announced Thursday for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction.

Fukunaga to direct next James Bond film for release in 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:19am

American filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga is replacing Danny Boyle as director of the next James Bond movie, producers announced Thursday.

Ugandan pop star vows to fight on after arriving from US

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:47am

Uganda's pop star politician Bobi Wine vowed Thursday to continue his fight for more freedom in the country "or we shall die trying," shortly after security forces took him into custody on his arrival from the United States after treatment for alleged torture.

Singer Belinda hit for involvement in Mexican politics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:49pm

Pop singer Belinda may have illegally interfered in Mexico's politics because she's a Spanish citizen and campaigned for President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, authorities said Wednesday.

Judge dismisses harassment charge against Liev Schreiber

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:21pm

A suburban New York judge has dismissed charges against Liev Schreiber for allegedly attacking a local photographer while the actor was filming the popular Showtime series "Ray Donovan."

Arthur Mitchell, pioneering black ballet dancer, dies at 84

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:10pm

Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving force in the creation of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, has died. He was 84.

Judge throws out lawsuit by ex-wrestlers over concussions

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:54pm

A federal judge in Connecticut has dismissed a lawsuit by 60 former professional wrestlers, many of them stars in the 1980s and 1990s, who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head trauma including concussions that led to long-term brain damage.

Q&A: 'This Is Us' creator Dan Fogelman on 'Life Itself'

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:43pm

As in his TV series "This Is Us," jubilant and catastrophic events tend to cluster for Dan Fogelman. Days before his latest and most ambitious movie, "Life Itself," opens in theaters, and the third season of his hit NBC show premieres, Fogelman's house was robbed. The thieves returned later the same evening, smashing through a glass plate door. Fogelman says he had to chase them away.

The LA Film Festival gets a fresh fall start

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:29pm

The LA Film Festival may be in its 24th year, but the local independent film showcase is stepping up with a new fall date, starry premieres featuring the likes of Tiffany Haddish and Henry Cavill and a re-energized commitment to spotlighting documentaries and diverse filmmakers.

Milan Fashion returns to elegance with Arbesser, N.21

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:25pm

Milan Fashion Week launched Wednesday on a note of optimism with news that sales have reached pre-crisis levels.