Arts and entertainment

August 10, 2018 - 7:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — An 18th-century church widely seen as a marvel of Russia's wooden architecture has been destroyed by a fire. The blaze at the Dormition church in Kondopoga in Russia's northwestern region of Karelia erupted Friday after a group of tourists visited the building. Local officials...
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In this Aug. 3, 2018 photo, actor Casey Affleck poses for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles to promote his upcoming film "The Old Man & The Gun," in theaters on Sept. 28. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
August 10, 2018 - 7:16 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Casey Affleck has been mostly absent from the public eye for the past year, but in the wake of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements and with a new film coming out this fall, he is for the first time addressing lingering questions about earlier harassment allegations. The 42-year-...
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August 10, 2018 - 6:26 am
LONDON (AP) — Almost 15 years after it was canceled, "Friends" is still there for British viewers. The catchphrase-generating New York sitcom is the most popular show on U.K. streaming services, beating big-budget original productions from Netflix and Amazon. Research by U.K. broadcast regulator...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo, Michael Moore attends the Turner Networks 2018 Upfront in New York. Moore’s Donald Trump critique “Fahrenheit 11/9” will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before hitting theaters September 21. The film will make its world premiere in Toronto on September 6. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 09, 2018 - 2:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Moore's Donald Trump critique "Fahrenheit 11/9" will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before hitting theaters September 21. Moore unveiled the first look at this latest documentary Thursday, releasing a trailer online . The title is an inversion of his...
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In this Aug. 3, 2018 photo, actor Casey Affleck poses for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles to promote his upcoming film "The Old Man & The Gun," in theaters on Sept. 28. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
August 09, 2018 - 12:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a new movie coming out this fall, "The Old Man & The Gun," Casey Affleck is speaking publicly about bowing out of presenting the best actress Oscar and past harassment allegations against him amid the #MeToo and Time's Up movements. In an exclusive interview with The...
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August 09, 2018 - 10:08 am
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman's karaoke version of Missy Elliott's hit song "Work It" has become an internet sensation, even drawing praise from Elliott. Mary Halsey, of West Warwick, recently performed a version of the 2002 hit at an outdoor party at a park and posted the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 file photo, Oleg Sentsov gestures as the verdict is delivered, as he stands behind bars at a court in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. The lawyer for a hunger-striking Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia says his client has become increasingly frail. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 marks the 87th day that Oleg Sentsov has been refusing food in a Russian prison. His lawyer Dmitry Dinze said after visiting him Tuesday that Sentsov has a very low hemoglobin level, resulting in anemia and a slow heartbeat of about 40 beats per minute. (AP Photo, file)
August 09, 2018 - 8:52 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden is calling on Russia to release a Ukrainian filmmaker on hunger strike, saying it's worried about his "deteriorating health condition." Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom wrote Thursday on Twitter that the detention of filmmaker Oleg Sentsov "violates...
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August 09, 2018 - 8:19 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Court documents show the actress at the center of Geoffrey Rush's defamation suit against a Sydney newspaper has said the Oscar-winning actor touched her breast and lower back during a Shakespeare production three years ago. The 67-year-old Australian actor is suing The Daily...
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This combination photo shows actress Marilyn Monroe posing over the updraft of a New York subway grate while filming "The Seven Year Itch" New York, left, and the dress she is wearing on a mannequin. The dress, created by Bill Travilla, is one of several items that will be up for auction in October 2018. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
August 09, 2018 - 8:03 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dresses that belonged to Marilyn Monroe along with an autographed photo thanking the executive who launched her Hollywood career will go on display before heading to auction. Auction house Profiles in History announced Wednesday that the items will be exhibited in Beverly Hills...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2016 file photo, David Schwimmer arrives at the 2016 FX Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif. NBC announced that Schwimmer will have a recurring role on “Will & Grace” as Grace’s new love interest. The program returns for a second season on Oct. 4. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
August 09, 2018 - 6:16 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former "Friends" star David Schwimmer will appear on "Will & Grace" as a new love interest for Debra Messing's character. NBC said Wednesday that Schwimmer will play opposite Messing's Grace on the sitcom revival that's back Oct. 4 on NBC. Schwimmer isn't the only familiar...
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