Media and entertainment industry

February 21, 2019 - 11:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Feb. 16 about the Oscars reversing a decision to hand out four awards during commercial breaks, The Associated Press erroneously described a quote from Board of Governors member Lois Burwell as discussing changes to the Oscars ceremony. Burwell was speaking about changes...
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This image provided by the Chicago Police Department and taken from surveillance video shows two people of interest in an attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett walking along a street in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago, early Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (Courtesy of Chicago Police Department via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 8:01 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who told police that Jussie Smollett paid them $3,500 to help stage an attack on himself were linked to the actor through the "Empire" television series, and court documents filed Thursday allege one of the men provided Smollett with designer drugs. Smollett appeared in...
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"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett leaves Cook County jail following his release, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Chicago. Smollett was charged with disorderly conduct and filling a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, a police official said. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
February 21, 2019 - 7:57 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Actor Jussie Smollett is earning more than $100,000 per episode of the Fox series "Empire," a person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press. Smollett is charged with felony disorderly...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during NBA All-Star festivities in Charlotte, N.C. A person with knowledge of the matter says that the NBA recently sent a proposal to the National Basketball Players Association about lowering the minimum age to enter the NBA Draft from 19 to 18, as the sides continuing moving toward eliminating the "one-and-done" policy that has many elite players going to college for one season. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
February 21, 2019 - 6:44 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The NBA and its players are continuing to move forward on plans to eliminate the "one-and-done" rule in college basketball, something that the sides have been working toward for months. The league has sent a proposal to the National Basketball Players Association on lowering the...
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February 21, 2019 - 8:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Pike Logan" novelist Brad Taylor has a three-book deal with a new publisher. William Morrow, a HarperCollins Publishers imprint, announced Thursday that it had signed the author for the next three installments of his million-selling thriller series. The first novel is scheduled for...
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Jesy Nelson, from left, Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock from the band Little Mix pose for photographers upon arrival at the Brit Awards in London, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
February 20, 2019 - 6:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — Pop-rockers The 1975, DJ Calvin Harris and singer-songwriter Dua Lipa won major prizes at the U.K. music industry's Brit Awards on Wednesday during a slick, surprise-free ceremony that set out to celebrate female talent after past allegations of neglect. Manchester quartet The 1975...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives to court in New York. A judge who ruled that an aspiring actress can use sex trafficking laws to sue Weinstein will hear lawyers argue whether his decision can be appealed before trial. U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Weinstein denies wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
February 20, 2019 - 5:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge who ruled an aspiring actress can use sex trafficking laws to sue Harvey Weinstein seemed reluctant at a hearing Wednesday to let his decision be appealed before trial. U.S. District Judge Robert W. Sweet noted that no other judge has disagreed with his August ruling. Two...
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In this photo taken on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, performers record a music video calling for a peaceful election, at a golf resort outside of Kano, northern Nigeria. Faced with an election that could spiral into violence, some in the popular Hausa-language film industry known as Kannywood assembled this week to shoot an urgent music video appealing to the country for peace. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
February 20, 2019 - 4:31 am
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — As emergencies go, it has a catchy tune. Faced with a Nigerian election that could spiral into violence, some in the popular film industry known as Kannywood gathered this week to shoot an urgent music video appealing for peace. On an impromptu set outside the northern city of...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2007, file photo, Harvard Law School student, Sarah Isgur, poses at her desk at the Romney for President headquarters in Boston. CNN has hired a former spokeswoman for Attorney General Jeff Sessions for work on its political desk as 2020 elections coverage heats up, the network said Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
February 19, 2019 - 9:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN has hired a former spokeswoman for Attorney General Jeff Sessions for work on its political desk as 2020 elections coverage heats up. The network says Sarah Isgur will help manage teams in the field and coordinate use of stories between the network's television and digital arms...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2018, file photo, then-Los Angeles Dodgers' Manny Machado celebrates his two-run home run against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series, in Los Angeles. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that infielder Manny Machado has agreed to a $300 million, 10-year deal with the rebuilding San Diego Padres, the biggest contract ever for a free agent. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, because the agreement was subject to a successful physical and had not been announced. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 19, 2019 - 8:18 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — With their city's long-suffering fans desperate for a winner, the rebuilding San Diego Padres delivered their splashiest free agent signing ever by agreeing with All-Star infielder Manny Machado on a $300 million, 10-year deal. A person familiar with the negotiations confirmed the...
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