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Eccentric German-Israeli artist Max Weinberg dies aged 90

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 7:44am

German-Israeli artist Max Weinberg, best known for his large, colorful paintings and distinctive personal appearance, has died. He was 90.

Howard commencement to feature "Black Panther" Boseman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 5:09am

The "Black Panther" is returning to his alma mater to give the commencement address at Howard University.

Armed police will patrol rail stations at royal wedding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:26am

British officials say armed and undercover police officers will patrol train stations with routes leading to Windsor when Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle on May 19.

Dubai film festival to become biennial, skipping this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:01am

The Dubai International Film Festival says it will skip holding the event this year, instead becoming biennial and reconvening in 2019.

Prince's death: Key players in investigation and aftermath

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 10:53pm

Prince was found dead of an accidental overdose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl on April 21, 2016. Several key people had contact with Prince before his death, and were involved in the investigation that followed. Here are some of the key names in the case:

2 years after Prince's death, prosecutor to update probe

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 10:48pm

Prosecutors in the Minnesota county where Prince died will announce a decision on criminal charges following a two-year investigation into the music superstar's death from an accidental fentanyl overdose.

Real-life 'gladiator' salutes 'Scandal,' show she inspired

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 9:19pm

Olivia Pope's journey comes to an end Thursday on "Scandal," but real-life Washington power players and others remain in need of a determined "gladiator" to rescue them from crises. Enter Judy Smith, who inspired the ABC drama and remains in the thick of politics and Hollywood.

Tribeca opens with 'Gilda,' and De Niro comes out swinging

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 9:11pm

The 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival opened Wednesday with pugnacious political words from Robert De Niro and the tender opening-night premiere, "Love, Gilda," an intimate celebration of the beloved comedian and former "Saturday Night Live" star Gilda Radner.

Illusionist Copperfield takes stand in tourist injury case

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 8:27pm

David Copperfield testified Wednesday that he didn't know until he was sued that a British tourist claimed to have been seriously injured while taking part in an illusion during a performance on the Las Vegas Strip in 2013.

First Saudi cinema opens with popcorn and 'Black Panther'

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 6:04pm

The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots Wednesday evening as Hollywood's blockbuster "Black Panther" premiered in Saudi Arabia's first movie theater.

Prince's death: Key players in investigation and aftermath

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 5:21pm

Prince was found dead of an accidental overdose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl on April 21, 2016. Several key people had contact with Prince before his death, and were involved in the investigation that followed. Here are some of the key names in the case:

Kristen Stewart, Ava DuVernay to serve on the Cannes jury

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 2:43pm

Kristen Stewart and Ava DuVernay will serve on the Cannes Film Festival jury that will choose this year's Palme d'Or winner, the French festival announced Wednesday.

Parkland students David and Lauren Hogg have book deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 2:05pm

Two students who survived the deadly mass shooting this year at a Florida high school have a book deal.

Groups partner to increase lagging US orchestra diversity

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 1:04pm

Hoping to increase diversity in American orchestras, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is making a $1.8 million grant over four years to three organizations joining together for a new initiative.

The Latest: First Saudi Arabian movie theater screens film

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 12:03pm

The Latest on Saudi Arabia screening film in first movie theater to open in the country (all times local):

From catchphrases to fashion: 'Scandal's' pop culture impact

Alicia Rancilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 11:39am

As "Scandal" wraps up its seventh and final season on ABC, the political drama starring Kerry Washington as professional problem solver in the nation's capital will leave behind a number of contributions to pop culture including catchphrases and a killer wardrobe.

Simply the best? UK critics praise Tina Turner stage musical

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 11:04am

British theater critics on Wednesday praised a new stage musical about the life of Tina Turner — one that also has the approval of the star herself.

Minnesota prosecutors plan announcement on Prince death

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 11:03am

Prosecutors in the Minnesota county where Prince died will announce a decision Thursday on criminal charges following a two-year investigation into the musician's death from an accidental fentanyl overdose.

Theron's not leaving the US due to racism but is concerned

Ryan Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 10:24am

Charlize Theron isn't leaving the United States over racism concerns. But the white South Africa-born actress, who has adopted a black daughter and son, says: "I am constantly concerned about the safety of my kids. I don't know a parent who's not."

Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban to host the Tonys this summer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 9:44am

Pop singers-turned-Broadway-stars Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will co-host the Tony Awards, the theater industry's biggest ceremony.