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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.

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

William J. Kole, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:10pm

Boston's about to bust a rhyme.

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.

Steven Spielberg opens up about life, filmmaking in HBO doc

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:55pm

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 26th - 8:22pm

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.

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.

Matt Bomer plays haunted whiz kid in 'The Last Tycoon'

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 5:37pm

When he landed the lead in Amazon Prime's "The Last Tycoon," Matt Bomer had never read the timeless F. Scott Fitzgerald novella on which the series is based. But by chance, he had just finished another celebrated novel set in 1930s Hollywood, Nathanael West's "The Day of the Locust."

What about young Anna Lee? She's backing Levon Helm memorial

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:02pm

"Young" Anna Lee Amsden, immortalized in The Band's song "The Weight," is kicking off an effort to restore Levon Helm's childhood home and extend a musical heritage the drummer from Turkey Scratch, Arkansas, developed over 60 years.

Angelina Jolie reveals Bell's palsy diagnosis in Vanity Fair

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:02pm

Angelina Jolie says she developed high blood pressure and Bell's palsy last year.

Rocking to their own beat: Haim in charge of their career

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:35pm

The rock trio Haim remembers filming their first music video for just $200 before they were signed to a record label.

2018 Essence Festival dates announced

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:35pm

The 24th annual Essence Festival returns to New Orleans next year after the official 4th of July holiday.

France's Macron meets Rihanna at the Elysee Palace

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:31pm

French President Emmanuel Macron met singer Rihanna at the Elysee Palace Wednesday after the pop star appealed to him on Twitter for France to contribute to her education fund for developing countries.

Items from Auschwitz death camp to tour Europe, America

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:11am

An exhibit of some items from the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz are going on a tour of Europe and North America to bring its tragic truth about the Holocaust to a wider audience.

Toni Morrison, Joan Didion among those in PEN online archive

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:01am

Toni Morrison moderating a discussion about writing in the Soviet Union. Joan Didion defending Salman Rushdie against an Iranian death decree. Pablo Neruda explaining the role of the Latin America author.

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has book deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:51am

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has a book deal.