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Chinese K-pop stars publicly back Beijing on Hong Kong

Juwon Park, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:18am

At least eight K-pop stars from China and even one from Taiwan and one from Hong Kong are publicly stating their support for Beijing's one-China policy, eliciting a mixture of disappointment and understanding from fans.

Planned book by Mark Halperin faces widespread criticism

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 6:39pm

A reported book deal for Mark Halperin, the "Game Change" co-author and political commentator who has faced multiple allegations of sexual harassment, is being greeted with widespread outrage. Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson called the deal "a slap in the face to all women."

Experts: Burning Man playa dust not serious health concern

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 10:08am

Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Burning Man is served with a side of playa dust that covers cars and clothing and finds its way into places where the sun doesn't shine.

Duane Allman's old guitar 'Layla' sells for $1.25 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 8:20am

Fans of Duane Allman in Macon, Georgia, say they didn't expect the late musician's old guitar to sell for $1.25 million at a recent auction.

'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' animator Richard Williams has died

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:02am

Richard Williams, a Canadian-British animator whose work on the bouncing cartoon bunny in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" helped blur the boundaries between the animated world and our own, has died. He was 86 years old.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 9:15pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Heather Locklear pleads no contest to fighting with deputies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:31pm

Heather Locklear has pleaded no contest to charges that she fought with first responders during two visits to her Southern California home last year.

'Easy Rider' star, 1960s swashbuckler Peter Fonda dies at 79

Lindsey Bahr and Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:05pm

Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," has died. His family said in a statement that Fonda died Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles. He was 79.

Peter Fonda, 'Easy Rider' star, counter-culture figure and brother of actress Jane Fonda, has died at 79

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 4:43pm

Peter Fonda, 'Easy Rider' star, counter-culture figure and brother of actress Jane Fonda, has died at 79.

LA Opera declines details on Placido Domingo investigation

Jocelyn Gecker and Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 3:23pm

The Los Angeles Opera has declined to release any details of its promised investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against opera legend Placido Domingo, the company's longtime general director, including whether it has already started.

'After the Wedding' was a family affair for Julianne Moore

Ragan Clark, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 3:03pm

Julianne Moore is accustomed to working with her husband, director Bart Freundlich, on set, but it was a real family affair when their daughter joined them for their latest collaboration.

Charles Santore, illustrator of children's books, dies at 84

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 1:22pm

Charles Santore, an illustrator known for his richly detailed and whimsical interpretations of classic children's books has died, his daughter said Friday.

Eataly severs ties with Mario Batali amid misconduct scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 1:03pm

Chef Mario Batali, whose career crumbled amid sexual misconduct allegations, no longer owns a stake in Eataly, the Italian marketplaces he once heavily promoted.

CNN's Ward says intimidation effort made on Russia story

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 12:32pm

CNN's Clarissa Ward says her story this week about Russian involvement in the Central African Republic came with a price: she was trailed during her reporting and made the subject of a 15-minute propaganda video denigrating her work.

Aidy Bryant tries her hand at fashion with plus-size line

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:40am

World, meet Pauline.

Court rejects German girl's bid to join all-boys choir

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 9:44am

A court in Germany has rejected a 9-year-old girl's bid to join a centuries-old Berlin boys choir.

Paule Marshall, novelist of diverse influences, dead at 90

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 8:49am

Paule Marshall, an exuberant and sharpened storyteller who in fiction such as "Daughters" and "Brown Girl, Brownstones" drew upon classic and vernacular literature and her mother's kitchen conversations to narrate the divides between blacks and whites, men and women and modern and traditional cultures, has died at age 90.

Robin Thede looks to build legacy in HBO sketch comedy show

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 7:33am

Robin Thede knew plenty of talented African-American female comedians, but only a few were getting hired on popular TV comedy shows such as "Saturday Night Live" and "Mad TV."

Rapper NBA YoungBoy freed from Louisiana jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 5:54am

Rapper NBA YoungBoy has been released from a Louisiana jail where he was sent after being accused of violating his probation.

Comedians injured in car crash on way to Atlanta performance

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 4:51am

Comedians Bobcat Goldthwait and Dana Gould reportedly suffered minor injuries in a car crash on their way to perform at an Atlanta theater.