Arts and entertainment

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, ESPN television broadcasters prepare to cover a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox from the top of the Green Monster at Fenway Park, moments before the game, in Boston. ESPN plans to announce it will move up the starting time of the nationally televised game by one hour, with the first pitch planned for shortly after 7 p.m. EDT. The network intends to make the announcement on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at the winter meetings, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the announcement had not yet been made. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
December 10, 2018 - 11:06 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Baseball players may get a little more sleep when traveling after Sunday night games next year. ESPN announced Monday it is moving up the starting time of the nationally televised game by one hour, with the first pitch planned for shortly after 7 p.m. Eastern. Philadelphia hosts...
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This image released by Netflix shows Yalitza Aparicio, center, in a scene from the film "Roma," by filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron. On Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, the film was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best foreign language film. The 76th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 6. (Carlos Somonte/Netflix via AP)
December 09, 2018 - 6:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Film Critics Association on Sunday named Alfonso Cuaron's deeply personal drama "Roma" best film of the year, adding to the acclaimed film's steadily mounting honors. Cuaron's black-and-white film, a Netflix release, has been cleaning up many of the top prizes of...
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FILE - This image released by Disney shows characters, from left, Ralph, voiced by John C. Reilly, Yess, voiced by Taraji P. Henson and Vanellope von Schweetz, voiced by Sarah Silverman in a scene from "Ralph Breaks the Internet." On a quiet weekend at the box office, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” was No. 1 for the third straight week, while the upcoming DC Comics superhero film “Aquaman” made a huge splash in Chinese theaters. (Disney via AP, File)
December 09, 2018 - 3:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In the calm before the Christmas storm at the box office, "Ralph Breaks the Internet" remained No. 1 for the third straight week, while the upcoming DC Comics superhero film "Aquaman" arrived with a cannonball-sized splash in Chinese theaters. For the second week in a row, no new...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018, file photo, Cardi B arrives at the American Music Awards, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Cardi B, Pharrell, Kanye West were among the celebrities who fanned out across Miami for a week of glamorous parties toasting the world’s best artists during Art Basel. The prestigious extension of the annual contemporary art fair in Basel, Switzerland, officially opened Thursday, Dec. 6.(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
December 09, 2018 - 3:40 am
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Royalty, Real Housewives and the fathers of two Kardashian babies were among the celebs that fanned out across Miami for a week of glamorous parties toasting the world's best artists during Art Basel. Less than 24 hours after announcing she was splitting from her husband,...
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Rescuers assist injured people outside a nightclub in Corinaldo, central Italy, early Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. At least six people, all but one of them minors, were killed and about 35 others injured in a stampede of panicked concertgoers early Saturday at a disco in a small town on Italy's central Adriatic coast. (Stefano Pagliarini/Ancona Today via AP)
December 08, 2018 - 6:09 pm
CORINALDO, Italy (AP) — Teenagers panicked before a rap concert at a jammed Italian disco, setting off a stampede that killed five of them and a mother who had brought her daughter to the event, authorities and survivors said. Fifty-three people were reported injured, including 13 in very serious...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2014 file photo, Colorado-based author Jon Krakauer gestures during an interview in Denver. Krakauer has filed suit over a musical adaptation of his 1996 book "Into the Wild." The Boulder Daily Camera reported Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Krakauer originally agreed to let playwrights Nikos Tsakalakos and Janet Allard use his name and the book title but changed his mind because he objected to their script. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
December 08, 2018 - 4:59 pm
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Author Jon Krakauer has filed suit over a musical adaptation of his 1996 book "Into the Wild." The Boulder Daily Camera reported Friday Krakauer originally agreed to let playwrights Nikos Tsakalakos and Janet Allard use his name and the book title but changed his mind because...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2017 file photo, Kevin Hart arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" in Los Angeles. Hart on Thursday night, Dec. 6, 2018, announced he was bowing out of hosting the 91st Academy Awards, after public outrage over old anti-gay tweets reached a tipping point. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
December 08, 2018 - 2:13 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The "most thankless job in town" just got even more difficult. The Oscars have a longstanding host problem, but Kevin Hart's swift downfall over old anti-gay tweets has led to bigger questions about the gig and the liability of social media histories. It's just the latest...
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FILE - This 2018 combination of file photo shows, Janelle Monae, from left, Kacey Musgraves, and H.E.R. in New York. Female musicians who not only write their own lyrics - but produce their songs and albums too - are taking center stage at the 2019 Grammy Awards, a year after female voices were shut of the show’s major categories. Kacey Musgraves, H.E.R. and Janelle Monae, performers who play instruments, write or co-write all of their songs and are also listed as producers on their projects, earned nominations for the coveted album of the year. (Photos by Taylor Jewell, Drew Gurian, Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)
December 08, 2018 - 12:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — After being nearly muted at this year's ceremony, the 2019 Grammys are shaping up to be the year of the woman, with powerful female voices representing the majority in two of top categories. Kacey Musgraves, H.E.R. and Janelle Monae, performers who play instruments, write or co-...
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Frank Sinatra
Palm Springs Historical Society/Special to The Desert Sun
December 07, 2018 - 10:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The private treasures of Frank Sinatra and his wife Barbara were a multimillion-dollar hit at auction. Sotheby's reported Friday that the couple's entertainment memorabilia, art, jewelry, books and other personal items sold for $9.2 million — about twice their pre-sale estimates...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, Kanye West attends the Ralph Lauren 50th Anniversary Event held at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park during New York Fashion Week in New York. Kanye West surprised fans at a tribute honoring the late rapper XXXTentacion during Art Basel, jumping onstage to perform his brand new song with the rapper who was gunned down in Florida earlier this year on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
December 07, 2018 - 8:58 pm
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kanye West surprised fans at a tribute honoring the late rapper XXXTentacion during Art Basel, jumping onstage to perform a brand new song that features West and the rapper who was gunned down in Florida earlier this year. During the Thursday night release party for...
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