Arts and entertainment

February 17, 2020 - 4:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Charles Portis, a favorite among critics and writers for such shaggy dog stories as "Norwood" and "Gringos" and a bounty for Hollywood whose droll, bloody Western "True Grit" was a best-seller twice adapted into Oscar nominated films, died Monday at age 86. Portis, a former...
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This photo combo provided by Allentown Art Museum shows from left, before and after restoration of a painting called "Portrait of a Young Woman." Thanks to modern technology and some expert detective work, the 1632 painting that had long been attributed to an unknown artist in Rembrandt’s workshop has been judged to have been a work of the Dutch master himself. (Allentown Art Museum via AP)
February 17, 2020 - 9:17 am
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Thanks to modern technology and some expert detective work, a nearly 400-year-old painting that had long been attributed to an unknown artist in Rembrandt’s workshop has now been judged to have been a work of the Dutch master himself. For decades, the Allentown Art Museum...
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Jennifer Hudson sings a tribute to former NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who were killed in a helicopter crash Jan. 26, before the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)
February 16, 2020 - 11:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — It has become one of the NBA’s most revered traditions: On the morning of the NBA All-Star Game, the league pays tribute to retired players with what is called the Legends Brunch. It brings together about 3,000 guests, and every year a recent retiree with ties to the game’s host city...
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Elton John, from left, David Furnish, and Bernie Taupin celebrate Elton John and Bernie Taupin winning an Academy Award as they arrive at the 2020 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
February 16, 2020 - 11:52 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Elton John intends to play his remaining shows in New Zealand and Australia, his tour promoters said Monday, a day after illness caused the singer to lose his voice and cut short a performance. Video clips posted online by fans at Sunday night's performance showed...
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A model wears a creation by designer Tommy Hilfiger at the Autumn/Winter 2020 fashion week runway show in London, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020.(Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
February 16, 2020 - 6:27 pm
LONDON (AP) — Gale force winds and a deluge of rain may be causing havoc to much of Britain, but for the fashion crowd the show must go on. Storm Dennis didn't stop models, celebrities and fashion insiders from donning their finest to attend London Fashion Week on Sunday, which showcased new season...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, British TV personality Caroline Flack arrives for the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards in London. The host controversial reality TV show “Love Island,” has died aged 40, according to a statement from her family Saturday Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short, FILE)
February 16, 2020 - 2:53 pm
LONDON (AP) — The boyfriend of Caroline Flack, the former British TV host for the controversial reality show “Love Island,” said Sunday that his “heart is broken" at her death as criticism mounted over her treatment by some British media. British commercial television network ITV said it would not...
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A woman walks past a new artwork on the side of a house in Bristol, England, Thursday Feb. 13, 2020, which has been confirmed as the work of street artist Banksy. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
February 16, 2020 - 9:43 am
LONDON (AP) — The family that owns a house in southwest England where an artwork from Banksy appeared in time for Valentine's Day has covered the mural after it was defaced. Temporary fencing was also added Saturday to the home in Bristol and closed-circuit television has been installed to protect...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2019, file photo, Ernest Hemingway's close friend and biographer, A.E. Hotchner, talks about his friendship with Hemingway at his home in Westport, Conn. A.E. Hotchner, a well-traveled author, playwright and gadabout whose street smarts and famous pals led to a loving, but litigated memoir of Ernest Hemingway, business adventures with Paul Newman and a book about his Depression-era childhood that became a Steven Soderbergh film, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at age 102. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
February 15, 2020 - 11:20 pm
A.E. Hotchner, a well-traveled author, playwright and gadabout whose street smarts and famous pals led to a loving, but litigated memoir of Ernest Hemingway, business adventures with Paul Newman and a book about his Depression-era childhood that became a Steven Soderbergh film, died Saturday at age...
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In this image from video provided by WSB-TV, police officers stand outside Old Lady Gang restaurant Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in East Point, Ga. Three people were shot and wounded at the restaurant just outside Atlanta that's owned by singer and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss. A man entered the Old Lady Gang restaurant and targeted another man, East Point police Capt. Allyn Glover told news outlets. Police say two bystanders were also shot, and all three shooting victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries. (WSB-TV via AP)
February 15, 2020 - 10:38 pm
EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) — Three people were shot and wounded on Valentine's Day at a restaurant just outside Atlanta that's owned by singer and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss. A man entered the Old Lady Gang restaurant on Friday night and targeted another man, East Point police Capt...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2013 file photo, Lynn Cohen arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" at Nokia Theatre LA Live. Cohen, an actress best known for playing the plainspoken housekeeper and nanny Magda in “Sex and the City,” has died. She was 86. Cohen died Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 in New York City, said her manager, Josh Pultz. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
February 15, 2020 - 2:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lynn Cohen, an actress best known for playing the plainspoken housekeeper and nanny Magda in “Sex and the City,” has died. She was 86. Cohen died Friday in New York City, said her manager, Josh Pultz. Additional details were not immediately available. A native of Kansas City,...
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