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December 05, 2019 - 6:27 pm
New York (AP) — The Royal Opera in London and The Met in New York have removed tenor Vittorio Grigolo after an investigation found inappropriate and aggressive behavior at a curtain call. A spokesperson for the Royal Opera said in a statement released Thursday that their investigation found his...
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This undated photo provided by the San Francisco Opera shows San Francisco Opera Music Director Designate Eun Sun Kim. The 39-year-old Kim will become the company's music director designate effective immediately and take on the position permanently in August, conducting Beethoven's “Fidelio” when the 2020-21 season opens, the company said Thursday.(Marc Olivier Le Blanc/San Francisco Opera via AP)
December 05, 2019 - 5:08 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Opera has named conductor Eun Sun Kim its new music director, ushering the first woman into the job in the company's history. The 39-year-old Kim will become the company's music director designate effective immediately and take on the position permanently in...
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This image released by Neon shows Adèle Haenel in a scene from "Portrait of a Lady on Fire." (Neon via AP)
December 05, 2019 - 12:52 pm
Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle name their choices for the best films of 2019. LINDSEY BAHR 1. “Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood": Quentin Tarantino’s movie business fairy tale, featuring all-time performances from two of our great living movie stars, and the shadow of one’...
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This Oct. 11, 2019 photo shows singer, songwriter John Hiatt during an interview in New York to promote his box set “Only the Song Survives,” available on Friday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 05, 2019 - 9:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — John Hiatt wrote his first song at age 11, and knew right away that’s what he wanted to do. It’s not his job; it’s who he is. He’s 67 now. With all that time put in, it’s amusing that the two albums that are arguably the cornerstones of his career — 1987’s “Bring the Family” and...
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December 05, 2019 - 9:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5, DJ Khaled and DaBaby will bring the heat to Super Bowl week in Miami. On Location Experiences announced the lineup for its second Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest, to take place Jan. 30 through Feb. 1 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. DJ Khaled, who has...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2019, file photo, Stephen Colbert attends the 36th Annual PaleyFest "An Evening with Stephen Colbert" at the Dolby Theatre on Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. Now Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern may have found the perfect spokesman to embrace all of the above and more: American comedian Stephen Colbert. In an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, Dec. 5, she talked about the boost to the country’s vital tourism industry that Colbert appears to have singlehandedly orchestrated.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
December 05, 2019 - 2:14 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand has relied on hobbits, bungy jumping and rugby to entice tourists in the past. Now Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern may have found the perfect spokesman to embrace all of the above and more: American comedian Stephen Colbert. In a wide-ranging interview with...
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This image released by NBC shows celebrity judges, from left, Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Simon Cowell on the set of "America's Got Talent," in Los Angeles. Union is thanking supporters for defending her amid reports she was fired from “America’s Got Talent” after complaining about racism and other on-set issues. Without directly addressing her status with NBC’s talent show, the actress tweeted that the backing helped overcome feeling of being lost and alone. (Trae Patton/NBC via AP)
December 04, 2019 - 8:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gabrielle Union and NBC both said Wednesday that they have had a “productive" first conversation on her firing from “America's Got Talent" and her allegations that she was removed over her complaints about racism and other troubling on-set behavior. “We had a lengthy 5-hour, and...
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CORRECTS AUTHOR NAME - FILE - In this July 22, 2018 file photo, actor Henry Cavill attends the U.S. premiere of "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" in Washington. Cavill dons a long white wig to play monster hunter Geralt of Rivia in "The Witcher," an ambitious eight-episode adaptation of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski's books. The show premieres on Netflix on Dec. 20. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
December 04, 2019 - 4:44 pm
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Henry Cavill is all-in on his Netflix fantasy series "The Witcher," but he says the “door hasn't closed”on a return as Superman in the DC cinematic universe. Cavill last played the superhero in 2017's "Justice League" and it's unclear whether any upcoming movies will...
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December 04, 2019 - 4:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — D.C. Fontana, a writer and story editor for the original “Star Trek” television series and later a contributor to “Star Trek: The Next Generation" and other related projects, has died at age 80. Fran Evans, a family friend, told The Associated Press that she died Tuesday after a...
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Models wear creations for Chanel's Metiers d'Art collection presented at the Grand Palais in Paris, Wednesday, Dec.4, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
December 04, 2019 - 3:26 pm
PARIS (AP) — Chanel brought its itinerant off-season fashion show the “arts and crafts,” with its swath of VIPs including Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard, back to home ground in Paris on Wednesday to mark its first collection since Karl Lagerfeld died earlier this year. New designer Virginie...
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