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Ventimiglia says trip showed him Red Nose charity's impact

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 2:04am

"This Is Us" star Milo Ventimiglia learned firsthand what the Red Nose Day's fundraising campaign means to children in need, and he's eager to spread the word.

Germany relinquishing thousands of Kafka confidant's papers

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 1:49am

German authorities are handing over to Israel a trove of 5,000 documents kept by a confidant of Franz Kafka.

Town hall on enemy turf? Fox News debate divides 2020 Dems

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 10:39pm

Bernie Sanders appeared on a Fox News town hall and attracted nearly 2.6 million viewers. Elizabeth Warren turned down a similar chance while branding the network a "hate-for-profit racket." Pete Buttigieg used Fox News' own air to criticize two of its most popular personalities.

3 handwritten wills found in Aretha Franklin's home

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 3:57pm

Three handwritten wills have been found in the suburban Detroit home of Aretha Franklin, months after the death of the "Queen of Soul," including one that was discovered under cushions in the living room, a lawyer said Monday.

Lawyer: Three handwritten wills are found in Aretha Franklin's Michigan home, months after famous singer's death.

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 3:53pm

Lawyer: Three handwritten wills are found in Aretha Franklin's Michigan home, months after famous singer's death.

In Cannes, Terrence Malick uncovers 'A Hidden Life'

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 1:48pm

"Where's Terrence Malick?"

Q&A: Pedro Almodovar on memory, pain and the big-screen

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 11:11am

Pedro Almodovar's "Pain and Glory" is a self-portrait of rare precision and warm intimacy. It stars Antonio Banderas as Salvador Mallo, a famous aging filmmaker, hobbled by physical ailments, who lives in a Madrid apartment reproduced from Almodovar's own, right down to the books on the shelves and the paintings on the walls.

For 'Hot Zone,' Margulies confronts claustrophobia and Ebola

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 9:13am

Actress Julianna Margulies knew she was claustrophobic. But she didn't realize just how much until she had to wear a sealed, full-body biosafety suit while filming the upcoming limited series "The Hot Zone."

Steven Van Zandt keeps on rocking but avoids the p-word

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 8:44am

There's plenty of rock on Steven Van Zandt's first album of original material in 20 years. There's also soul and funk and some mean horn solos. What there isn't plenty of is politics.

Jon Pardi kicks off new country album with fiddles

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 7:03am

Country traditionalist Jon Pardi is kicking off his third album just the way he likes his country music — with a fiddle intro. Pardi, whose 2016 album, "California Sunrise," shot him to the top of the country chart, is releasing "Heartache Medication" on June 3, the first single from an album of the same name to be released Sept. 27.

Cannes in close-up: Images of the festival's dazzling detail

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 3:19am

The Cannes Film Festival is a wide-screen spectacle best captured in close-up.

Fiery and icy feelings from fans as 'Game of Thrones' ends

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 12:58am

Fire rained down and heads came off. There was punishment, banishment and retribution. And that was just from the fans.

James Gunn says he's a better person after being fired

Mike Cidoni Lennox, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 1:54pm

It's been a roller-coaster year for James Gunn, who was fired from "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" over old tweets in July, and rehired this March. But the writer-director who shepherded the first two "Guardians" films to critical and box office success said the experience has been an educational one.

'The Lighthouse,' with Robert Pattinson, illuminates Cannes

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 1:44pm

Robert Eggers' "The Lighthouse," starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe as turn-of-the-century lighthouse keepers, kicked up a storm Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival with a wave-making, madhouse period tale that seemingly washed ashore from another era.

Oprah Winfrey speaks at college graduation in Colorado

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 1:37pm

Oprah Winfrey tells college graduates in Colorado small steps lead to big accomplishments.

Royal praise for Dutch singer's victory at flashy Eurovision

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 6:36am

The Dutch royal family and prime minister are leading an unusual outpouring of praise for the 25-year-old singer who brought the Netherlands its first victory in the Eurovision song contest since the 1970s.

Blame it on Bieber: Iceland canyon too popular with visitors

Egill Bjarnason, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 3:36am

A large sign warns motorists that Iceland's Fjadrárgljúfur canyon is closed to visitors but drivers keep on coming down the narrow gravel road. A ranger at a roadblock has to explain why no one can pass: The vulnerable landscape cannot sustain more visitors.

Arnold Schwarzenegger assaulted during event in South Africa

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 8:27pm

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was assaulted during a public appearance in South Africa on Saturday, but the 71-year-old quickly recovered and said, "I'm just glad the idiot didn't interrupt my Snapchat."

Country star Travis Tritt's tour bus involved in fatal wreck

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 6:39pm

Country music star Travis Tritt says his tour bus was "sideswiped" in a multi-vehicle crash that left two people dead in South Carolina.

The Netherlands wins the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with Duncan Laurence's piano ballad "Arcade"

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 5:16pm

The Netherlands wins the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with Duncan Laurence's piano ballad "Arcade" .