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June 17

FACT FOCUS: Biden's pause as he left a star-studded LA fundraiser becomes a target for opponents

Video from a fundraiser in Los Angeles for President Joe Biden is circulating on social media with claims that he froze up onstage as he exited the event
June 17
President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event with former President Barack Obama at the Peacock Theater, Saturday, June 15, 2024, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 17

Actor Ian McKellen, 85, is in 'good spirits' and expected to recover from fall off stage in London

Veteran actor Ian McKellen is expected to make a full recovery after toppling off a London stage Monday during a fight scene in a play and being hospitalized
June 17
FILE - British actor Ian McKellen poses in front of beach huts, on the Deauville promenade during the 41st American Film Festival, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, in Deauville, western France. McKellen has been hospitalized Monday, June 17, 2024, after toppling off a London stage during a fight scene in a play. The 85-year-old actor known for playing Gandalf in the “Lord of the Rings” films and his many stage roles was playing John Falstaff in a production of Player Kings at the Noel Coward Theatre. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
June 17

That cool Tony Awards moment when Jay-Z joined Alicia Keys? Turns out it wasn't live

Jay-Z’s electrifying reunion with Alicia Keys on what appeared to be a live duet of “Empire State of Mind” at the Tony Awards was actually pre-taped, a show official who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly told The Associated Press
June 17
Alicia Keys performs with members of the company of "Hell's Kitchen" during the 77th Tony Awards on Sunday, June 16, 2024, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
June 17

The Washington Post's leaders are taking heat for journalism in Britain that wouldn't fly in the US

A trio of extraordinary stories are increasing the pressure on The Washington Post's new leadership, along with highlighting the differences in journalism practices in England and the United States
June 17
FILE - People walk by the One Franklin Square Building, home of The Washington Post newspaper, in downtown Washington, Feb. 21, 2019. New leaders of The Washington Post are being haunted by their past, with ethical questions raised about their actions as journalists in London that illustrate very different press traditions in the United States and England. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
June 17

Sabato De Sarno unveils Gucci precision saturated in color to close Milan Fashion Week

It’s been creative director musical chairs at some of Italy’s top fashion houses, and the pressure is showing, at least on social media
June 17
A model wears a creation as part of the Giorgio Armani Men's Spring Summer 2025 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno).
June 17

Music Review: Linda Thompson’s family and friends sing her songs on 'Proxy Music'

Linda Thompson is often remembered for music she made with Richard Thompson, including several classic albums before their marriage ended in 1982
June 17
This album cover image released by StorySound Records shows "Proxy Music" by Linda Thompson. (StorySound Records via AP)
June 17

Francis Ford Coppola's 'Megalopolis' will hit US theaters in September

After months of conjecture about the fate of Francis Ford Coppola’s self-financed epic, “Megalopolis” has finally found a home
June 17
FILE - Director Francis Ford Coppola poses for photographers at the photo call for the film "Megalopolis" at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 17, 2024. Lionsgate will distribute “Megalopolis” in U.S. and Canadian theaters, the studio announced Monday, ending one of the biggest acquisition dramas of the year. (Photo by Scott A Garfitt/Invision/AP, File)
June 17

Book Review: Serena Kaylor's 'Calculation' proves predictable romance can be uproarious, nail-biting

Marlowe Meadows has great grades, a loving family, two best friends who understand her and all her autistic quirks, and a picture-perfect, blue-eyed, football-playing boyfriend
June 17
This cover image released by Wednesday Books shows "The Calculation of You and Me" by Serena Kaylor. (Wednesday Books via AP)
June 17

Explore the captivating world of Jim Henson and his Muppets in new doc

The director explains role Henson's wife played in the creation of the Muppets.
June 17
VIDEO: Ron Howard on directing 'Jim Henson: Idea Man'
June 17

Scooter Braun says he’s no longer a music manager, will focus on Hybe duties and his children

Scooter Braun, one of the most recognizable names in the music business known for representing artists like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, will no longer work as a music manager
June 17
FILE - Scooter Braun attends day one of Homecoming Weekend on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, Calif. Braun, one of the most recognizable names in the music business known for representing artists like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, will no longer work as a music manager. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 17

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 23-29

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of June 23-29 include singer and TV personality Nicole Scherzinger, comedian Colin Jost from “Saturday Night Live” and actor Melora Hardin from “The Office.”
June 17
Nicole Scherzinger singing "What I Did for Love" for the In Memoriam segment during the 77th Tony Awards on Sunday, June 16, 2024, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
June 17

Gate installed on Mount Fuji trail to control crowds

A crowd-control gate has been installed halfway up Japan’s Mount Fuji ahead of the start of this year’s climbing season
June 17
A gate at the 5th station for a trail to Mt. Fuji, is set up in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi prefecture, Japan Monday, June 17, 2024. The crowd-control gate was installed halfway up the slope on Japan's iconic Mount Fuji on Monday ahead of the July 1 start of the climbing season. (Kyodo News via AP)
June 17

Tonys moments: Hillary Clinton and (sort of) Jay-Z in the house, strides for women and a late upset

The Tonys are often the most entertaining of awards shows, with Broadway performers showing their best work
June 17
Members of the company of "The Outsiders" perform a number from the musical during the 77th Tony Awards on Sunday, June 16, 2024, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
June 16

‘The Outsiders,’ a gritty adaptation of the classic young adult novel, wins the Tony Award for best musical

‘The Outsiders,’ a gritty adaptation of the classic young adult novel, wins the Tony Award for best musical
June 16
June 16

David Adjmi’s ‘Stereophonic,’ about a rock band’s turbulent and life-changing year, wins Tony Award for best play

David Adjmi’s ‘Stereophonic,’ about a rock band’s turbulent and life-changing year, wins Tony Award for best play
June 16
June 16

List of winners at the 2024 Tony Awards

Jeremy Strong won the Tony Award for best actor in a play for his work on the revival of “An Enemy of the People” and Daniel Radcliffe won a featured actor trophy for his revival of “Merrily We Roll Along.”
June 16
Jonathan Tunick accepts the award for best orchestrations for "Merrily We Roll Along" during the 77th Tony Awards on Sunday, June 16, 2024, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
June 16

Milan Fashion Week: Prada projects youthful optimism, not escapism, in a turbulent world

Milan designers have expressed their concern over the global turbulence through their collections without making overt statements
June 16
A model wears a creation as part of the JW Anderson Spring Summer 2025 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, June 16, 2024. (AP Photo/Colleen Barry).
June 16

An emotional win for theaters, Hollywood: ‘Inside Out 2’ scores massive $155 million opening

Hollywood’s summer movie anxieties gave way to joy this weekend with the massive debut of Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out 2.”
June 16
Lewis Black, a cast member in "Inside Out 2," poses at the premiere of the film at the El Capitan Theatre, Monday, June 10, 2024, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
June 16

Noted Japanese author Haruki Murakami is happy with first animated adaptation of his short stories

Renowned Japanese author Haruki Murakami expressed joy with how several of his short stories were adapted in American director Pierre Földes’ animated film “Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman”, adding he wanted to see future interpretations of his work with ...
June 16
Novelist Haruki Murakami and film director Pierre Foldes shake hands at the end of a talk session after a screening of “Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman,” an animated film adapted from the Japanese author’s short stories, in Tokyo, June 15, 2024. (AP Photo/Mari Yamaguchi)
June 15

Sean 'Diddy' Combs returns key to New York City in response to video of him attacking singer Cassie

Sean “Diddy” Combs has returned his key to New York City after a request from Mayor Eric Adams in response to the release of a video showing the music mogul attacking R&B singer Cassie
June 15
FILE - This photo provided by the Office of the New York Mayor, shows Mayor Eric Adams, left, presenting the Key to the City to hip-hop artist Sean "Diddy" Combs in New York's Times Square, Friday, Sept. 15, 2023. Combs has returned his key to New York City after a request from Adams in response to the release of a video showing the music mogul attacking R&B singer Cassie, officials said Saturday. (Office of the New York Mayor/Caroline Rubinstein-Willis via AP)
June 15

Aussie swimmers Cameron McEvoy, Bronte Campbell reach 4th Olympics, singer Cody Simpson misses out

The Australian Olympic Committee has selected a 41-member swim team to represent Australia in the pool at the Paris Olympics, including Cameron McEvoy and Bronte Campbell, who will compete at their fourth games
June 15
Ariarne Titmus reacts after winning the final of the Women's 200m Freestyle during the 2024 Australian Swimming Trials at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre in Brisbane, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Titmus set a world record in the women’s 200-meter freestyle on Wednesday at Australia’s Olympic swimming trials on Wednesday.(Jono Searle/AAP Image via AP)
June 15

Photos offer a glimpse of Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee

The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is underway in Tennessee, bringing tens of thousands of fans to a 700-acre farm campground and concert venue for more than 150 performances this weekend
June 15
Anthony Kiedis, left, Flea, Chad Smith, and John Frusciante of Red Hot Chili Peppers perform during the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on Saturday, June 15, 2024, in Manchester, Tenn. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
June 15

Charles Barkley says next season will be his last on TV, no matter what happens with NBA media deals

Charles Barkley says that next season will be his last on TV, no matter what happens with the NBA’s media deals
June 15
FILE - Charles Barkley arrives at the NBA Awards on June 24, 2019, at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Barkley says next season will be his last on TV, no matter what happens with the NBA's media deals. It will be the Hall of Fame player's 25th season and could be the last that TNT broadcasts the league. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 15

Charles Barkley says next season will be his last on TV, no matter what happens with the NBA's media deals

Charles Barkley says next season will be his last on TV, no matter what happens with the NBA's media deals
June 15
June 15

Clooney and Roberts help Biden raise $30 million-plus at a star-studded Hollywood gala

Some of Hollywood’s brightest stars headlined a fundraiser for President Joe Biden in Los Angeles that took in a record $30 million-plus for a Democratic candidate, according to his campaign
June 15
President Joe Biden arrives for a campaign event with former President Barack Obama moderated by Jimmy Kimmel at the Peacock Theater, Saturday, June 15, 2024, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 14

'The Outsiders' wins best musical and 'Stereophonic' best play as women make strides at Tony Awards

“The Outsiders” became the essence of a Broadway insider on Sunday as the gritty adaptation of the classic American young adult novel won the Tony Award for best new musical
June 14
Will Brill accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a featured role in a play for "Stereophonic" during the 77th Tony Awards on Sunday, June 16, 2024, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
June 14

What to stream this week: 'Kung Fu Panda 4' chops, PBS hits the disco and Kevin Hart chats

This week’s new streaming entertainment releases include an album from R&B-pop artist Kehlani, Kevin Hart’s interview show “Hart to Hart” returns for a fourth season on Peacock and Jack Black lends his voice to “Kung Fu Panda 4.”
June 14
This combination of photos shows promotional art for the film "Aftersun," left, the animated film "Kung Fu Panda 4, center, and the series "Perfect Wife." (A24/Universal/Hulu via AP)
June 14

Hannah Einbinder uses comedy as a coping mechanism in debut standup special

“Hacks” star Hannah Einbinder has released her debut standup comedy special on Max
June 14
FILE - Hannah Einbinder attends the Ralph Lauren Fall/Holiday 2024 presentation on Monday, April 29, 2024, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
June 14

Tejano singer and TV host Johnny Canales, who helped launch Selena's career, dies

Tejano singer and longtime television music show host Johnny Canales has died, according to a statement from his family
June 14
Johnny Canales, host of the "Johnny Canales Show" is honored with a lifetime achievement recognition during the Tejano Music Awards in San Antonio, Texas on Aug. 18, 2012. Canales has died, according to a statement from his family. He was 77. (Billy Calzada/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
June 14

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Ron Simons dies at 63

Ron Simons, an actor who turned into a formidable screen and stage producer, winning four Tony Awards and having several films selected at the Sundance Film Festival, has died
June 14
FILE - Director Ron Simons poses for a portrait during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 23, 2011 in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Victoria Will, File)
June 14

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Ron Simons dies at 63

Ron Simons, an actor who turned into a formidable screen and stage producer, winning four Tony Awards and having several films selected at the Sundance Film Festival, has died
June 14
FILE - Director Ron Simons poses for a portrait during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 23, 2011 in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Victoria Will, File)
June 14

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Zsela is letting go and leaning into uncertainty with her debut album ‘Big For You’

Zsela’s debut album ‘Big For You’ is transformational both in theme and in process
June 14
Singer Zsela poses for a portrait on Friday, May, 24, 2024, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
June 14

As the number of displaced people surges, an 'Inflatable Refugee' in Barcelona sparks questions

A 20-foot-tall “Inflatable Refugee” is on display at Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house
June 14
Sitting alone in a sea of empty red velvet chairs, a 6-meter-tall giant 'Inflatable Refugee' is photographed at Barcelona's Gran Teatre de Liceu opera house, Spain, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Created by Belgian visual artists Schellekens & Peleman in 2015 following the refugee crisis in Europe by, they hope it to spark debate around the plight of refugees. The artistic intervention coincided with an alarming record: 120 million people around the world have been forcibly displaced from their homes due to conflict and other protracted crises, the U.N. Refugee announced on Thursday. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
June 14

Esports Olympics set to launch after IOC presents proposal for video games project

The first Olympic Esports Games are set to be added soon to the IOC’s portfolio of events as it seeks to attract and retain young audiences
June 14
The Olympic rings are seen on the Eiffel Tower Friday, June 7, 2024, in Paris. The Paris Olympics organizers mounted the rings on the Eiffel Tower on Friday as the French capital marks 50 days until the start of the Summer Games. The 95-foot-long and 43-foot-high structure of five rings, made entirely of recycled French steel, will be displayed on the south side of the 135-year-old historic landmark in central Paris, overlooking the Seine River. (AP Photo/Aurelien Morissard)
June 14

Swedish officials say weak replacement parts caused a fatal roller coaster derailment last year

Swedish accident investigators say the country’s oldest amusement park did not properly test new parts for a roller coaster that derailed last year
June 14
FILE - Police cordon off the Gröna Lund amusement park in Stockholm, Sunday, June 25, 2023. Swedish authorities on Friday, June 14, 2024, harshly criticized a Stockholm amusement park for insuffient testing of new parts to a roller coaster train which derailed last year, sending some passengers plunging to the ground in an amusement park accident, leaving one dead and nine injured. (Claudio Bresciani/TT News Agency via AP, File)
June 14
Deniece Williams performs at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on Thursday, June 13, 2024, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
June 14

Cuban troubadour Silvio Rodríguez, icon of the revolution, dwells on island's troubles in new album

He was the poetic voice of the Cuban Revolution, an inspiration for millions of Latin Americans living under dictatorships throughout the 1960s and 1970s who dreamt of the ideal Cuba that he — and his guitar — helped evoke
June 14
Cuban musician Silvio Rodriguez talks during an interview with The Associated Press in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, June 6, 2024. Rodríguez, who regards himself as a man of the left, says that is not an excuse to ignore the economic crisis Cuba is going through. (AP Photo/Ariel Ley)
June 13

Tony Bennett's daughters sue their brother over his handling of the late singer's assets

Tony Bennett’s two daughters are suing their brother, alleging he mishandled and failed to disclose some of their father’s assets in his role as trustee of the late singer’s estate
June 13
FILE - From left, Johanna Bennett, Susan Benedetto, Tony Bennett and Antonia Bennett attend Tony Bennett's 85th birthday gala in New York, Sept. 18, 2011. Tony Bennett's two daughters are suing their brother in a lawsuit filed Wednesday, June 12, 2024, alleging he mishandled and failed to disclose some of their father's assets in his role as trustee of the late singer's estate. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
June 13

Andrew McCarthy shares Hollywood pastimes in 'BRATS' documentary

McCarthy reunites with the 'Brat Pack' crew after 4 decades.
June 13
VIDEO: Andrew McCarthy talks new documentary ‘BRATS’ on the legendary Brat Pack
June 13

Naomi Klein and V. V. Ganeshananthan win Women's Prize literary awards

Author-activist Naomi Klein has won the inaugural Women’s Prize for Nonfiction with “Doppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror World.”
June 13
Naomi Klein, author of Doppelganger, is announced as the winner of the 2024 Women's Prize for Non-Fiction, taking place at Bedford Square Gardens, in London, Thursday, June 13, 2024. Klein has won the inaugural Women’s Prize for Nonfiction with “Doppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror World.” The book is a personal account of her plunge into the world of online misinformation. (Matt Crossick/PA via AP)
June 13

With deal done, Disney withdraws lawsuit, ending last conflict with DeSantis and his appointees

Disney has asked a federal appellate court to dismiss its lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
June 13
FILE - The Cinderella Castle is seen at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, July 14, 2023, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Months after Disney and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' appointees agreed to end a protracted legal fight, the two sides are set to approve an agreement Wednesday, June 5, 2024, that could result in the company investing $17 billion into its Florida resort and opens the door to a fifth major theme park at Walt Disney World. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
June 13

Met Opera in New York sold 72% of tickets this season, up from 66% and highest since pandemic

The Metropolitan Opera sold 72% of available tickets this season, up from 66% in 2022-23
June 13
FILE - People appear in Josie Robertson Plaza in front of The Metropolitan Opera house at Lincoln Center in New York on March 12, 2020. . (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
June 13

Tony Award host Ariana DeBose says viewers should expect a 'full Broadway experience'

Ariana DeBose promises the Tony Awards on Sunday will move “like a Broadway show.”
June 13
FILE - Ariana DeBose speaks on stage at the 76th annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2023, at the United Palace theater in New York. DeBose, who hosted both the 2023 and 2022 Tony Awards, will be back this year for the ceremony June 16, and will produce and choreograph the opening number. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
June 13

Former 'Brat Pack' stars reunite in documentary directed by Andrew McCarthy

Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez and others also star in the Hulu special.
June 13
Andrew McCarthy, Ally Sheedy, Demi Moore and Jon Cryer attend a screening of "BRATS" during the 2024 Tribeca Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on June 7, 2024 in New York City.
June 13

Nicole Kidman gets gushes from Miles Teller, Zac Efron, on night of AFI Life Achievement Award

Nicole Kidman's co-stars like Meryl Streep and Reese Witherspoon paid her tribute as expected when she received the AFI Life Achievement Award in April
June 13
FILE - Honoree Nicole Kidman speaks during the 49th AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to her, Saturday, April 27, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The tribute will air on TNT on Monday. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
June 13

Moneybagg Yo's 'A Gangsta's Pain' went No. 1. He's back to soundtrack your summer with 'Speak Now.'

In 2021, you heard it: Moneybagg Yo’s “Wokesha” blaring from cars and corner stores
June 13
FILE - Moneybagg Yo performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 27, 2021. The Memphis rapper is releasing his fifth studio album, “Speak Now." (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
June 13

Hollywood's A-listers are lining up behind Joe Biden. Will their support matter in November?

Celebrities are increasingly lending their star power to President Joe Biden, hoping to energize their fans to vote for him in November and entice donors to pony up for his campaign
June 13
FILE - Lenny Kravitz arrives at MusiCares Person of the Year, Feb. 2, 2024, in Los Angeles. Celebrities including Kravitz are increasingly lending their star power to President Joe Biden, hoping to energize fans to vote for him in November or entice donors to open their checkbooks for his reelection campaign. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
June 13

Ozy Media went from buzzy to belly-up. Its founder, Carlos Watson, is now on trial

For nearly a decade, Ozy Media projected an image of new-media success
June 13
Co-founder and former Chief Operating Officer of Ozy Media Samir Rao arrives at Brooklyn Federal Court, Friday, June 7, 2024 in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Gray)
June 12

Tom Brady enshrined into Patriots Hall of Fame during star-studded night

Tom Brady brought the New England Patriots endless memories and six Super Bowl trophies during his two-decade run with the team
June 12
Musician Jon Bon Jovi, left, stands with his wife, Dorothea Hurley, right, as they arrive for the Patriots Hall of Fame induction ceremony for former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, at Gillette Stadium, Wednesday, June 12, 2024, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)