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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 taken into custody on arrival home from US

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

Ugandan security forces swiftly took pop star and opposition lawmaker Bobi Wine into custody when he arrived from the United States on Thursday, further angering supporters who have protested his alleged torture by security forces and a treason charge.

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.

Franco-Egyptian actor Gamil Ratib dies at 92

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:37am

Gamil Ratib, an award-winning Franco-Egyptian actor whose roles as villain or aristocrat made him a household name across the Arab world, died Wednesday, state media reported. He was 92.

Detroit opera, fine arts champion David DiChiera dies at 83

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:03am

Musician David DiChiera (DEE'-kee-AIR-uh), who championed opera's role in reviving downtown Detroit and directed several opera organizations nationwide, has died of pancreatic cancer. He was 83.

Met season promises vocal treats and retooled Ring

Mike Silverman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:23am

Jonas is back, if only briefly. Anna is here, in full diva mode. The seemingly unstoppable Placido marks his 50th anniversary. And the "Ring" contraption returns — maybe for the last time — with a promise of greater reliability and fewer "clunks and clicks."

French court upholds Kate Middleton topless photos fine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:39am

A French court of appeals has upheld a ruling Wednesday that two directors of French celebrity magazine Closer should be fined a maximum 45,000 euros ($52,500) for breaching the privacy of Kate Middleton, when publishing topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing back in 2012.

Q&A: Chris Pratt on running on screen, Tom Cruise, religion

Ryan Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:34am

When Chris Pratt is running his fastest, he has a tendency to fall.

Fervent Thai fans of Korean actor overstep airport security

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 6:49am

Extreme efforts by two Thai female fans to meet their South Korean idol have raised concerns about security procedures at Thailand's main airport.

Man pleads guilty to 'Field of Dreams' site vandalism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 6:33am

A man accused of driving onto and damaging the eastern Iowa baseball field made famous by the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams" has changed his plea to guilty.