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Visitors attend the press presentation of the 'Secrets of the Codex Atlanticus. Leonardo at the Ambrosiana" exhibition, at the Ambrosiana Library in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. The Leonardo year at the Ambrosiana opens on 18 December 2018 with an exhibition in two parts, each lasting three months, which will present a total of 46 sheets, chosen from among the most famous and important of the Codex Atlanticus, the true Leonardo treasure at the Ambrosiana, retracing the career of the artist almost from beginning to end, from his early years in Florentine until his last years in France in the service of Francis I. The first part of the exhibition from 18 December 2018 to March 17, 2019, opens with Leonardo's drawings specifically related to the city of Milan. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
December 18, 2018 - 9:00 am
MILAN (AP) — The Ambrosian Library in Milan is planning a series of exhibitions to commemorate the 500-year anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death, including the display of the most important pages of the Renaissance genius' Atlantic Codex. The library, which has preserved the Codex since 1637,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2017, file photo, actress Shirley MacLaine poses for a portrait to promote the film, "The Last Word," at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. MacLaine will receive AARP The Magazine’s lifetime achievement honor at the Movies for Grownups Awards next year. The magazine announced Tuesday, Dec. 18, that MacLaine will accept the Career Achievement Award at a ceremony on Feb. 4, 2019 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
December 18, 2018 - 7:07 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Shirley MacLaine will receive AARP the Magazine's lifetime achievement honor at the Movies for Grownups Awards next year. The magazine announced Tuesday that MacLaine will accept the Career Achievement Award at a ceremony on Feb. 4, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. The...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2016, file photo, author James Patterson poses for a portrait in New York. Patterson has renewed a most welcome holiday publishing tradition, bonuses for independent bookstore employees. The best-selling author announced Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, that 333 workers each will receive $750. The winners, nominated by customers and colleagues among others, are listed on the web site of the American Booksellers Association. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
December 18, 2018 - 7:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson has renewed a most welcome holiday publishing tradition — bonuses for independent bookstore employees. The best-selling author announced Tuesday that 333 workers each will receive $750. The winners, nominated by customers and colleagues among others, are listed on...
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December 18, 2018 - 5:56 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian police say singer-songwriter Anca Pop has died after her car plunged into the River Danube. She was 34. Emergency authorities identified her body after divers found her car late Monday in southwestern Romania. Police said Tuesday they were investigating the death...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2018, file photo shows rapper Clifford Harris Jr., better known as T.I., on the porch of his grandparents' home where he grew up in Atlanta. Rapper T.I. is paying a $300 fine after pleading no contest to violating a local law in Georgia that prohibits public cursing. The charge against T.I. stems from a May incident at the gated community where the rapper lives in the Atlanta suburb of Stockbridge. His spokesman, Steve Sadow, says T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., maintains his innocence but entered a plea "to put this matter to bed." (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
December 17, 2018 - 8:51 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper T.I. is paying a $300 fine after pleading no contest to violating a local law in Georgia that prohibits public cursing. The charge against the performer stems from a May incident at the gated community where he lives in the Atlanta suburb of Stockbridge. His spokesman, Steve...
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This combination photo shows actor Lin-Manuel Miranda at the "Mary Poppins Returns" premiere in London on Dec. 12, 2018, left, and TV late night host Jimmy Fallon at the opening night of "Summer: The Donna Summer Musical" in New York on April 23, 2018. “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” will do a special episode from Puerto Rico on January 15. The telecast, in which Miranda will appear, will focus on the spirit and culture of Puerto Rico in its efforts to rebuild and raise awareness following the devastating hurricane that struck the U.S. territory on Sept. 20, 2017. Miranda will reprise his lead role in the musical “Hamilton” from Jan. 8-27 at the University of Puerto Rico to raise money for the Flamboyan Arts Fund. (AP Photo)
December 17, 2018 - 8:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" will air an episode next year from Puerto Rico including an exclusive performance with Lin-Manuel Miranda reprising his role in "Hamilton." NBC announced Monday evening that Miranda and the new touring cast will appear in the episode Jan. 15. The...
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This image released by Netflix shows Yalitza Aparicio, center, in a scene from the film "Roma," by filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron. (Carlos Somonte/Netflix via AP)
December 17, 2018 - 6:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A number of Oscar hopefuls just got one step closer to a nomination with Monday's reveal of nine Academy Awards shortlists, including best foreign language film where Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Lee Chang-dong's thriller "Burning" are among nine films in consideration. The...
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December 17, 2018 - 5:09 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K for using his famous dance on the popular video games. In separate lawsuits filed Monday in federal court, Ribeiro alleges that Fortnite-maker Epic Games and 2K Sports-creator Take-Two...
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December 17, 2018 - 4:57 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former detective is suing the filmmakers who produced the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" alleging the documentary defamed him. WBAY-TV reports that former Manitowoc County Sheriff's Detective Andrew Colborn filed the lawsuit Monday against filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Jeff Cook, left, Randy Owen, center, and Teddy Gentry of the group Alabama tapes a song for Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Rise Telethon in Nashville, Tenn. Country band Alabama to mark 50 years together with a new tour in 2019, more than a year after founding member Cook announced that he has Parkinson’s disease. Cook will join band members Owen and Gentry on the tour as much as physically possible on the tour that begins Jan. 10 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
December 17, 2018 - 4:27 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country band Alabama will mark their 50th year together with a new tour in 2019, more than a year after founding member Jeff Cook announced that he has Parkinson's disease. The Grammy-winning trio of Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Cook formed in 1969 in Fort Payne, Alabama,...
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