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Natalie Portman addresses snub of 'Jewish Nobel,' backlash

Ian Deitch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:39pm

Actress Natalie Portman has snubbed a prestigious prize known as the "Jewish Nobel," saying she did not want her attendance to be seen as an endorsement of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Acuff fiddle reunited with owner, lent to Tennessee museum

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:28pm

A rare fiddle believed to have once been owned by the late country music star Roy Acuff will be exhibited at a Tennessee museum after it was nearly sold at a Goodwill auction earlier.

From far and wide, Beyonce brings excitement to HBCU culture

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:12pm

When Beyonce paid tribute to historically black colleges at Coachella, the singer's grand performance reignited interest in the marching band culture and created shockwaves of excitement to students attending those schools.

The Latest: Actress to get bail hearing in sex slave case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:00pm

The Latest on the actress charged with helping to recruit women into a cult-like organization. (all times local):

The Latest: Nile Rodgers mourns Avicii, talks DJ's drinking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 4:48pm

The Latest on the death of electronic dance DJ and producer Avicii, who died Friday in Oman at age 28 (all times local):

Actress arrested in sex trafficking in 'guru to stars' case

Colleen Long and Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 4:48pm

A television actress best known for playing a young Superman's close friend pleaded not guilty Friday to sex trafficking after federal prosecutors said she worked as a slave "master" recruiting unsuspecting women to a cult-like group led by a man who sold himself as a self-improvement guru to the stars.

Investigation says Prince was isolated, addicted and in pain

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 4:38pm

After Prince had to be revived from a drug overdose a week before his death, one friend told the musical superstar that he needed to stop taking painkillers. But Prince said he couldn't — his hands hurt so much that if he quit, he'd have to stop performing.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 4:37pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

AP PHOTOS: Prince Charles' life as a man and future monarch

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 3:39pm

It may not be his crowning achievement yet, but Prince Charles received recognition for his future role as Britain's king when leaders of the 53-nation Commonwealth confirmed Friday that Queen Elizabeth II's eldest son would succeed her as the group's chief.

Avicii, DJ-producer who performed around the world, dies

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:43pm

Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio, died Friday. He was 28.

Sarah Jessica Parker calls Cynthia Nixon's run 'exciting'

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 2:14pm

Cynthia Nixon's quest for the governorship of New York state has at least one high-profile fan excited — Sarah Jessica Parker.

Springsteen 'Born to Run' manuscript heads to summer auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:22pm

Bruce Springsteen's songwriting scrawl is born to make bucks.

Doc series revisits death of Trayvon and birth of a movement

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 12:09pm

Six years after his death, Trayvon Martin's name is known throughout the country as a symbol of social injustice and a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement his killing helped forge.

Rep: EDM star Avicii has died in Muscat, Oman at age 28.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:25am

Rep: EDM star Avicii has died in Muscat, Oman at age 28. .

'Scandal' cast participates in live reading of final episode

Michael Cidoni Lennox, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 10:37am

Kerry Washington hopes that when people look back on "Scandal," they remember the show as courageous and bold.

The Latest: Prince's sister troubled by death investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:49am

The Latest on the investigation into the death of Prince, who was found unresponsive on April 21, 2016, after a fentanyl overdose (all times local):

Julian Lennon's environmental books hope to 'empower' kids

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:39am

For Earth Day, Julian Lennon hopes to lay the foundation for a whole new crop of environmentalists. He just has to wait a decade or two before they bloom.

The Go-Go's going to Broadway with a merry, musical mashup

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:29am

When the idea first came up, the Go-Go's found it so improbable and off-beat that they instantly fell in love with it.

Nobel body: 'unacceptable behavior' not widely known

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:59am

An investigation into sexual misconduct allegations at the Swedish body that hands out the coveted Nobel Prize in Literature found Friday that "unacceptable behavior in the form of unwanted intimacy" has taken place within the ranks of the prestigious institution.

German theater asks guests to wear swastikas for Hitler play

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:36am

A theater in southern Germany is proceeding with plans to open a satirical play Friday about Adolf Hitler's youth in which some patrons will be wearing swastika armbands, despite objections and legal complaints.