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Ed Sheeran, Stormzy in running for Britain's Mercury Prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:03pm

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, poet Kate Tempest and grime artist Stormzy are among a dozen finalists for the prestigious Mercury Prize , recognizing the British or Irish album of the year.

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Hillary Clinton calling new book 'What Happened'

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:22pm

Hillary Clinton is calling her new book "What Happened" and promising unprecedented candor as she remembers her stunning defeat last year to Donald Trump.

'Son of Sam' film brings to life New York 40 years ago

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:38am

Geraldo Rivera dates the low point of modern New York City history to August 9, 1977.

HBO doc 'Baltimore Rising' explores life after Freddie Gray

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:32am

The producers and participants in "Baltimore Rising" say national and local media sensationalized the protests that erupted after the death of Freddie Gray, but that their new documentary humanizes the narrative.

Madonna accepts damages from publisher over privacy invasion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:11am

Madonna and her twin daughters, Stella and Estere, have accepted damages from the British publisher of the Mail Online website over an article that was a "serious invasion of privacy," a lawyer for the star said Thursday.

Mick Jagger releases 2 tracks in new audio-visual project

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:52am

Mick Jagger has released two songs which he says are urgent responses to the "confusion and frustration with the times we live in."

Prince William on his final shift as air ambulance pilot

Leonore Schick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:58am

Prince William will complete his final shift in his job as an air ambulance pilot Thursday as he gets ready to take on more extensive royal duties.

Wicked good poems: Boston gets its 1st anthology of poetry

William J. Kole, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:49am

Boston's about to bust a rhyme.

Police: Bieber accidentally hits photog with pickup truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:10am

Justin Bieber left a photographer with minor injuries after police in California say the singer accidentally hit the man with his pickup truck.

Steven Spielberg opens up about life, filmmaking in HBO doc

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:34am

Steven Spielberg isn't afraid to talk about his flops.

Jury: Michael Jackson estate owes Quincy Jones $9.4 million

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:34am

A jury on Wednesday found that Michael Jackson's estate owes Quincy Jones $9.4 million in royalties and production fees from "Billie Jean," ''Thriller" and more of the superstar's biggest hits.

Ex-Park aide, culture minister guilty for artist blacklist

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 2:31am

A South Korean court on Thursday sentenced the former presidential chief of staff and the former culture minister to prison for blacklisting thousands of artists and denying them state support because they were believed to be unfriendly to ousted President Park Geun-hye.

South Korean court sentences former culture minister, Park aide to prison for blacklisting thousands of artists

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:44am

South Korean court sentences former culture minister, Park aide to prison for blacklisting thousands of artists.

Larry David says his blunt 'Curb' character is no Trump

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:30pm

Larry David says his irascible, mouthy character on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" is "about a quarter-inch" away from David himself.

The Latest: Ride that broke apart passed inspections

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:10pm

The Latest on a deadly ride malfunction on the first day of the Ohio State Fair (all times local):

Spinning Ohio State Fair ride breaks apart; 1 dead, 7 hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:32pm

A swinging and spinning amusement park ride called the Fire Ball broke apart on the opening day of the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday, hurtling people through the air, killing at least one and injuring seven others.

Dylan O'Brien says acting helped recovery from set injuries

Ryan Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:01pm

Dylan O'Brien says that sticking with his lead role in the action movie "American Assassin" helped him recover from a traumatic accident during filming of a "Maze Runner" sequel in March 2016.

Fire official: At least 1 dead, several others injured in ride malfunction on opening day of Ohio State Fair

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:12pm

Fire official: At least 1 dead, several others injured in ride malfunction on opening day of Ohio State Fair.

HBO exec: Slave drama 'Confederate' announcement mishandled

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:21pm

HBO's programming chief said the cable channel erred in how it unveiled plans for a series envisioning modern Southern slavery, but he defended "Confederate" against sharp criticism it drew on social media.

Jon Stewart returning to HBO with standup special

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 5:42pm

Jon Stewart is bringing his comedy to HBO.