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Anita Hill, Bon Woodward honored at annual PEN American gala

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 11:51pm

The featured speakers at the annual benefit gala for PEN America shared stories about truth and the determination to learn it.

Tough act to follow: Young maestro leads Israel Philharmonic

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 11:51pm

When Zubin Mehta joined the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969, Lahav Shani wasn't even born yet. Now, at the age of 30, the Israeli wunderkind is poised to succeed his mentor at the helm of the acclaimed symphony.

Former judge files new motions in Jussie Smollett case

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 9:15pm

A former judge who wants a special prosecutor appointed in the Jussie Smollett case is back in court with new motions to obtain her goal.

Handwritten wills shake up Aretha Franklin's estate

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 4:18pm

The discovery of handwritten wills in the home of the late Aretha Franklin could ignite a dispute among family members about the estate of the "Queen of Soul." She died last August without a formal document to guide her sons about her music, property and other assets. But the newly found writings filed in court Monday could change everything.

Man indicted in fatal shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 4:06pm

A grand jury has indicted a 29-year-old man in the fatal shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles.

Oman author Jokha Alharthi wins Booker International Prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 2:47pm

Omani author Jokha Alharthi won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize on Tuesday for "Celestial Bodies," the story of three sisters in a desert country confronting its slave-owning past and a complex modern world.

Madonna perfects her off-key Eurovision act online

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 1:28pm

The Queen of Pop has cleaned up her act.

"Big Bang Theory" finale gets galactic ratings to win week

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 12:52pm

In its last blast, "The Big Bang Theory" topped the TV ratings by a light-year.

Recreating 'Aladdin's' magic with Will Smith and fresh faces

Lindsey Bahr and Cindy Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 11:04am

In 1992, Disney transported audiences to the mythical land of Agrabah, where they met a street rat with a heart of gold, a flying carpet, a headstrong princess and a magical genie with some oddly current pop culture references. With the music and lyrics of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, "Aladdin" would go on to win the hearts of millions and become the highest-grossing picture of the year.

DJ Khaled on Nipsey Hussle: 'He's like a prophet'

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 9:12am

During the recording of what became one of Nipsey Hussle's final songs, the rapper and DJ Khaled spoke passionately about "our families, entrepreneurship, leadership and just love," Khaled recalls.

Soccer god Maradona's rise and fall in Asif Kapadia's doc

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 8:38am

Asif Kapadia initially passed when, in 2012, producer Paul Martin approached him about making a documentary on Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona.

Priyanka Chopra promotes refugee education on Ethiopia visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 8:22am

Actress Priyanka Chopra is in Ethiopia to promote access to education for refugee children.

Former Obama official Susan Rice has book out in October

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 6:15am

Susan E. Rice, the former national security adviser and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has a book coming out this fall.

Author: 'Game of Thrones' finale was ending, also beginning

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 5:33am

What's next for "Game of Thrones?"

Elle Fanning OK after fainting at Cannes dinner

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 5:11am

Elle Fanning says she fainted at a Cannes Film Festival dinner because her dress was too tight.

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 hands Israel thousands of Kafka confidant's papers

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 1:49am

German authorities on Tuesday handed over to Israel some 5,000 documents kept by a confidant of Franz Kafka, a trove whose plight could have been plucked from one of the author's surreal stories.

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.