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Rockwell work at center of controversy gets $8M at auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:54am

One of the two Norman Rockwell paintings at the center of a Massachusetts museum's contentious decision to sell 40 works of art has been sold at auction for more than $8 million.

'Survivor' final vote ends in tie, Philadelphia man wins

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:24am

History was made on the CBS reality series "Survivor."

Bartoli returns to La Scala for 3-year Baroque project

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:13am

Mezzosoprano Cecilia Bartoli is returning to Milan's famed La Scala opera house for a three-year Baroque music collaboration.

French crime writer wins Spanish literature prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:17am

French crime writer Fred Vargas, the pen name of Frederique Audoin-Rouzeau, has won Spain's prestigious Asturias prize for literature for her success in breathing new life into the genre.

Argentines use murals to search for missing children

Almudena Calatrava, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:18pm

Daiana Garnica's sparkling eyes catch the attention of many passers-by in Argentina's capital, where her face is painted on a wall in a plea for help to find the teenager who disappeared one year ago.

Comedian Josh Denny not sorry about N-word tweets

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:01pm

Comedian and Food Network host Josh Denny has called his tweets using the N-word and comparing use of "straight white male" to the racial slur as "very incendiary," but he said he's not sorry.

Deadliest Catch' star pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:56pm

Celebrity crab-boat captain Sig Hansen has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge that he spat on an Uber driver last year in Seattle.

'Good Morning America' to expand; 'The Chew' canceled

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:14pm

ABC's "Good Morning America" is expanding to a third hour — and swallowing "The Chew" to make room.

Fox corrects mistake on Jemele Hill, but not on the air

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:14pm

The morning show "Fox & Friends" corrected by tweet a segment that described former ESPN anchor Jemele Hill as unemployed, but has not set the record straight on the air.

Correction: Obit-Clint Walker story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:00pm

In a May 22 obituary of Clint Walker, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Walker was 91 years old when he died. He was 90.

In taking on 'Solo,' Ehrenreich faced an unenviable task

Ryan Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:24pm

Thandie Newton jokes that there might be something off about Alden Ehrenreich — because how else could he take on the pressure-filled role of Han Solo with so much ease?

Minneapolis diners throw water at conservative Tomi Lahren

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:38pm

Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren says she is disheartened and embarrassed but not broken after a patron threw water on her at a Minneapolis restaurant.

Philip Roth: a generation's defining voice

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:26pm

In the self-imposed retirement of his final years, Philip Roth remained curious and removed from the world he had shocked and had shocked him in return.

Mount Rushmore to improve avenue of flags in $14M renovation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:46am

The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is getting a $14 million upgrade, though the carved heads of U.S. presidents won't be touched.

'Solo' shows off young Chewie, from a veteran Wookiee actor

Ryan Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:04am

"Solo: A Star Wars" story doesn't just introduce audiences to a new actor playing Han Solo, it shows his sidekick Chewbacca in ways he hasn't been seen in previous "Star Wars" films.

After a hiatus, Sugarland start a conversation with music

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:34am

When the Grammy-award winning country duo Sugarland went back to the studio after a five-year hiatus, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush had a big secret to keep under wraps.

Review: In 'Ibiza' a summer comedy, streaming at home

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:48am

"Ibiza," starring the terrific Gillian Jacobs and the former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Vanessa Bayer — isn't playing in theaters but is streaming on Netflix.

Jury gets closing arguments in Copperfield negligence case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:38am

A Nevada jury is due to hear closing arguments in a British tourist's lawsuit blaming Las Vegas Strip headliner David Copperfield for injuries the tourist suffered while taking part in a 2013 vanishing.

Chris Stapleton, Kelly Clarkson to perform at CMT Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:28am

Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt and Luke Bryan will be performing live at the CMT Awards show next month.

Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:38am

Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of "Portnoy's Complaint" to the elegiac lyricism of "American Pastoral," died Tuesday night at age 85.