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Glenda Jackson film to launch PBS' 'Masterpiece' anniversary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 6:49pm

Acclaimed actress Glenda Jackson will launch the 50th season of PBS’ “Masterpiece” drama showcase next year.

Writer David Hare turns his COVID-19 into a theater piece

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 4:40pm

Oscar-nominated writer David Hare says he’s turned his COVID-19 illness into a stage monologue about enduring “this quite extraordinary disease.”

Tracy Morgan, wife to divorce after 5 years of marriage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 3:12pm

Tracy Morgan and his wife of five years are ending their marriage

McConaughey writing book based on life-changing adventures

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 2:58pm

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey didn't want to write an ordinary celebrity book.

Garth Brooks doesn't want to win CMA entertainer award again

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 11:17am

Country superstar Garth Brooks says he is pulling himself out of nominations for the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year award, saying it's time for someone else to win the top prize.

Researcher pinpoints location of Van Gogh's last painting

Nicholas Garriga and Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 9:02am

The exact location where Dutch master Vincent van Gogh painted his last work has been pinpointed after being hidden in plain view for years among a tangle of roots next to a rural lane near Paris. Experts say the discovery sheds new light on the anguished painter's mental state on the day he is widely believed to have fatally shot himself.

Facts and Figures about the 72nd Emmy Awards nominations

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 28th - 3:30pm

Notable facts and figures from Tuesday’s nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards:

Stars react to nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 28th - 2:35pm

Stars such as Kerry Washington, Christina Applegate and Rachel Brosnahan have expressed excitement after being nominated for the upcoming 72nd Emmy Awards. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the nominations were announced Tuesday in a virtual show hosted by Leslie Jones.

Burns outlines 8 projects; PBS launches documentary service

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 28th - 2:19pm

What do Ernest Hemingway, Muhammad Ali, Benjamin Franklin and Leonardo da Vinci have in common?

Pharrell, Beastie Boys, RZA, halftime show score Emmy nods

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 28th - 1:01pm

Grammy-winners including Pharrell Williams, the Beastie Boys and Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor have a chance of winning their first-ever honors at the Emmy Awards, where Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s show-stopping halftime show performance also earned multiple nominations.

Nomination surprises: 'The Mandalorian,' Quibi get Emmy love

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 28th - 11:47am

The Emmy Award nominations announced Tuesday included some snubs and surprises.

Partial list of Emmy nominees in top categories

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 28th - 10:09am

Partial list of nominees for the annual prime-time Emmy Awards, announced Tuesday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. For the complete list, visit Emmys.com:

HBO's dystopian series "Watchmen" leads all Emmy nominees with 26

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 28th - 9:46am

HBO's dystopian series "Watchmen" leads all Emmy nominees with 26.

Rembrandt, Miro fetch millions at Sotheby's virtual auction

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 28th - 7:16am

A self-portrait by Rembrandt sold for 14.5 million pounds ($18.7 million) at a Sotheby's virtual auction Tuesday — a record price for a self-portrait by the Dutch master, the auctioneer's said.

Andrea Bocelli, who had COVID, says lockdown humiliated him

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 28th - 6:25am

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, who recovered from COVID and whose moving Easter performance sought to raise hopes during the pandemic, is striking a different public note, saying Italy’s lockdown made him feel “humiliated and offended” by depriving him of his freedom.

MacDowell retreat experiments with virtual fellowships

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 28th - 6:01am

Brenda Shaughnessy is a prize-winning poet who speaks reverently of her times spent at MacDowell, the New Hampshire based retreat where for more than a century writers, musicians and visual artists have enjoyed both rural solitude and creative camaraderie.

Picasso mural removed as Norway begins to tear down block

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 28th - 5:57am

The removal of a pair of concrete murals by Pablo Picasso was completed Tuesday from a government building in the Norwegian capital of Oslo whose demolition was under way.

Venice Film Festival unveils selections for September fete

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 28th - 5:31am

and concrete support of — the world of film and the audiovisual industry,” Barbera said.

Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto dies at 76

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 27th - 6:33pm

Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, known for his avant-garde and colorful work that included flamboyant costumes of the late rock icon David Bowie, has died of leukemia, his company said Monday. He was 76.

Megan Thee Stallion describes her shooting in tearful video

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 27th - 5:03pm

Rapper Megan Thee Stallion said Monday that she had gunshot wounds in both feet and gave new details about the shooting earlier this month that she called "the worst experience of my life" in an emotional online video.