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Ai Weiwei says new security law is the end of Hong Kong

Juwon Park, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 5:03am

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei believes the newly passed national security law for Hong Kong augurs the end for the semi-autonomous city.

ASCAP to honor songwriters, publishers with virtual awards

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 8:36am

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is going virtual with its annual awards shows this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Czech National Museum exhibits masks made during pandemic

Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 6:46am

The National Museum in Prague has put on display the most visible symbol of the Czech Republic's response to the coronavirus - face masks.

Apple Music to launch its 1st radio show in Africa

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 12:06am

Apple Music is launching its first radio show in Africa.

Robb Forman Dew, prize-winning novelist, dead at 73

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 11:21am

Robb Forman Dew, a prize-winning fiction writer who drew upon her small-town Ohio background for such novels as “Dale Loves Sophie to Death” and “The Evidence Against Her,” has died.

Fallon apologizes for using blackface in 20-year-old skit

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 8:14am

NBC “Tonight” show host Jimmy Fallon has apologized for doing an impersonation of fellow comic Chris Rock while in blackface during a 2000 episode of “Saturday Night Live.”

Japan police arrest man in Kyoto anime arson that killed 36

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 7:25pm

Japanese police on Wednesday arrested a suspect in the deadly arson at a Kyoto anime studio last year after he recovered enough from his own severe burns to respond to the police investigation.

Wilson, Rapinoe, Bird to host remote ESPYS feting heroism

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 9:51am

It’s a way different kind of year, and so The ESPYs will be, too. For the first time, the show will feature three hosts in remote settings and a changed focus. Instead of honoring the past year's top athletes and moments in sports, the show is celebrating heroism and humanitarian aid.

The Doobie Brothers reschedule 50th anniversary tour

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 8:31am

The Doobie Brothers are rescheduling their 50th anniversary tour because of the coronavirus pandemic.

PGA, NFL stars attract nearly 6 million viewers in TV match

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 3:00pm

Two of the biggest names from the PGA Tour and the NFL proved to be must-see TV.

Brian May reveals recent heart attack, says he's good now

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 11:17am

Queen guitarist Brian May says he recently had three stents put in after experiencing “a small heart attack.”

Japanese pro-wrestler in popular reality show dies at 22

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 9:30pm

Hana Kimura, a Japanese pro-wrestler who appeared in the latest series of the popular reality show “Terrace House,” has died. She was 22.

Author Murakami DJs 'Stay Home' radio show to lift spirits

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:53pm

Acclaimed Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show from home, painted a brighter side of the world with his favorite music, and said the fight against the coronavirus is a challenge in figuring out ways to help and care for each other.

ABC renews 19 shows, adds David E. Kelley drama 'Big Sky'

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 5:55pm

ABC is bringing back the lion’s share of its series for next season, including “black-ish,” “A Million Little Things” and “The Rookie.”

Kelly Clarkson, Alex Trebek among Daytime Emmy nominees

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 1:43pm

The first season of “The Kelly Clarkson Show” received Daytime Emmy Awards nominations for best entertainment talk show and host, while “Jeopardy!” veteran Alex Trebek’s nod for best game show host could give him a second consecutive win in the category.

Brady's Super Bowl journeys to be part of 2021 ESPN series

Barry Wilner, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 11:12am

even the legions that have made the Patriots generally a despised franchise outside of the New England base.

Jazz competition for high school students goes virtual

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 7:09am

The coronavirus pandemic has altered the annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival, but it will still go on, giving students the chance to show their talents virtually.

Daytime Emmys back on TV, but with socially distanced show

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 5:34pm

The Daytime Emmy Awards are skipping a theater ceremony because of the coronavirus but the honors will be presented on a TV broadcast.

Shut-in stars rally for Red Nose TV show for kids in need

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 3:04pm

“Love Actually” filmmaker Richard Curtis, who never lacks for Red Nose Day star power, found the pandemic only boosted the fundraising telecast's celebrity quotient.

Q&A: After 10 years, it’s (probably) the end of ‘The Trip’

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 3:02pm

There was never supposed to be more than one “Trip” for Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon and director Michael Winterbottom. But, however improbably, the band came back together for a second, third and, now, a fourth excursion of food, wine, impressions and mid-life crises. This time, their semi-fictionalized versions of themselves travel to Turkey and Greece to retrace Odysseus’s 10-year journey home in six days.