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Spain's ex-king Juan Carlos I recovers after heart surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 4:49am

Doctors at the hospital where Spain's former monarch Juan Carlos I underwent heart surgery say he is making a satisfactory recovery almost 24 hours after the operation.

Disney teases 'Star Wars,' 'Frozen 2,' more at convention

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 2:42am

At the Walt Disney Company's biannual D23 convention, a faint image of the "Star Wars" character Emperor Palpatine in the background of a new poster can cause as much of a stir as actual appearances from movie stars such as Angelina Jolie and Dwayne Johnson. But that's no surprise for the most powerful studio in the world, whose characters are stars as big, if not bigger, than the A-listers playing them — at least for the people attending the company's fan convention.

Beyonce, Sinatra among those on Obama summer song playlist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 9:29pm

The Obama summer playlist has everyone from Drake and Beyonce to Steely Dan and Frank Sinatra. The former president calls it "some new, some old, some fast, some slow."

Britain's Prince Andrew denies knowledge of Epstein's crimes

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 6:12pm

Britain's Prince Andrew responded to intense media scrutiny of his links to Jeffrey Epstein by issuing a statement Saturday denying any knowledge of criminal behavior by his one-time friend who killed himself in a New York jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

New 'Star Wars: Episode IX' footage debuts at D23

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 3:30pm

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy says that "Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker" is going to be an incredibly good time.

Latest: Spider-Man Tom Holland tells fans: 'I love you 3000'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 11:55am

The Latest on Walt Disney Co.'s biannual D23 fan convention in Anaheim (all times local):

Singer Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 10:03am

Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer. The singer known for such hits as "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight" says his fate is in "God's hands."

'GMA' host Spencer apologizes for Prince George ballet joke

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 6:20pm

"Good Morning America" host Lara Spencer has apologized for on-air comments about 6-year-old Prince George taking ballet.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 6:07pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Correction: Placido Domingo-Europe story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 4:11pm

In a story Aug. 23 about Placido Domingo, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Caterina Bolognese, the head of the gender equality division at the Council of Europe, said Domingo should apologize. She said Domingo should apologize if he committed the sexual harassment that nine women accuse him of. The story also incorrectly identified Bolognese's organization as the Council of European Council, and incorrectly stated that Domingo will be singing the title role of "Luisa Miller." He will be singing the role of the title character's father.

'The Bachelor' star gets suspended sentence in fatal crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 2:33pm

A farmer who appeared on ABC's "The Bachelor" has accepted a suspended two-year prison sentence for his role in a 2017 Iowa crash that killed another man.

Life-changing 'Power': Stars reflect on series' impact

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 12:14pm

It's tough to overstate the impact of "Power."

5 die in stampede ahead of Algiers rap concert, probe opened

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:02am

Prosecutors have opened an investigation into the cause of a stampede ahead of a rapper's concert at an Algiers sports stadium that left five youths dead, including a 13-year-old.

Dave Chappelle set to host benefit concert for Ohio shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:52am

Comedian Dave Chappelle plans to host a special block party and benefit concert in Ohio for those affected by the recent mass shooting.

Revived 'Designated Survivor' shows how TV world has changed

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:54am

Anthony Edwards walks briskly through the White House in the opening scene of Netflix's "Designated Survivor," spraying comments and commands to the people he comes across as the camera wheels through the set to keep up.

Chicago judge names special prosecutor to investigate the dropping of charges against actor Jussie Smollett

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:54am

Chicago judge names special prosecutor to investigate the dropping of charges against actor Jussie Smollett.

Inmate's mom convicted in plot with lawyer hailed on 'Ellen'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:36am

A Virginia woman has been convicted of conspiring to smuggle drugs and a cellphone to her jailed son with an attorney who gained national attention on the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

Model became Dior muse by knocking on his door

Hilary Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:26am

Before there were supermodels, there were "mannequins" — living, breathing women who played an active role in designing haute couture by standing very, very still. Designers and artisans would pin, prod or tuck fabric and toiles to the mannequins to bring sketches and ideas to life.

Cecilia Bartoli talks, again, of US return

Mike Silverman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 7:44am

There was a time a generation ago when Cecilia Bartoli's many U.S. fans could count on seeing her regularly in opera or in concert.

'Power' heads toward its finale, but its influence grows

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 6:34am

With his characteristic bravado, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson believed in "Power" so much that he predicted the series would become a massive hit to cast members even before the first episode aired five years ago.