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Media celebrates Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life, legacy

Across television and streaming services, the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is already front and center
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FILE- In this Aug. 3, 1993, file photo, then-Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses in her robe in her office at U.S. District Court in Washington. Earlier, the Senate voted 96-3 to confirm Bader as the 107th justice and the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court. Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, on Sept. 18, 2020, the Supreme Court announced. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)
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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
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September 19

Coronavirus-wary Bavarians kick off toned-down Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest celebrations got underway in Munich.
September 19
Christian Ude, Honorary Citizen of the City of Munich and former Mayor of Munich, taps the first barrel at the tapping in the Schillerbräu with a mouth and nose protector in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Sept.19, 2020. Despite the cancellation of the Wiesn due to Corona, events and actions take place in the state capital. (Felix Hörhager/dpa via AP)
September 19

What is the role of art during a time of crisis? Top curators weigh in

Art can be an escape from or a reaction to the pandemic.
September 19
A visitor views the "Hope Wanted" art installation in New York, in an undated photo.
September 18

8 of 10 Premier League matches this weekend streamed in US

NBC has moved eight of this weekend’s 10 Premier League matches to its online streaming service Peacock behind a pay wall
September 18
FILE - In this Wednesday, July 22, 2020 file photo, Chelsea's Christian Pulisic controls the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England. Frank Lampard’s squad has certainly seen the most intriguing changes ahead of the new campaign - having been banned from signing players last summer, they have looked to make up for lost time and recruited some big names to replace long-term servants such as Pedro and Willian. (Phil Noble/Pool via AP, file)
September 18

Emmy show will include $2.8M donation to fight child hunger

Every Emmy Award handed out Sunday will come with something extra — a $100,000 donation to fight child hunger
September 18
FILE - In this July 12, 2018, file photo, an Emmy statue is displayed onstage at the 70th Primetime Emmy Nominations Announcements at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, in Los Angeles. The Emmy Awards being held on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, will include a $2.8 million donation to No Kid Hungry to support the group’s efforts to feed children affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Television Academy announced the donation Friday, Sept. 18. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
September 18

Actor Masterson's lawyer denies and denounces rape charges

Actor Danny Masterson's attorney says his client is “absolutely not guilty” of the three rape charges against him, and calls the case "politicized."
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Actor Danny Masterson, left, stands with his attorney, Thomas Mesereau as he is arraigned on rape charges at Los Angeles Superior Court, in Los Angeles, Calif. on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (Lucy Nicholson/Pool Photo via AP)
September 18

Last studio recording of jazz trumpeter Woody Shaw released

A forgotten studio recording of the late jazz trumpeter Woody Shaw has been released as part of an effort to preserve jazz history
September 18
In this 1986 photo, provided by Mark Miller, jazz trumpeter Woody Shaw performs at the Festival International de Jazz de Montrèal. A forgotten studio recording of the late musician Shaw was released Sept. 11, 2020, on digital, as part of the latest effort to preserve jazz history. Vancouver, Canada-based Cellar Music Group's imprint Reel to Real and New York distributor La Reserve Records made available "49th Parallel," a 1987 recording led by Canadian bassist Neil Swainson that features Shaw and tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson. (Mark Miller via AP)
September 18

Jude Law, Carrie Coon on the moody marital drama ‘The Nest’

Writer-director Sean Durkin returns to the big screen with his first film in nearly 10 years following his breakout debut “Martha Marcy May Marlene.”
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This image released by IFC Films shows Jude Law, center right, and Carrie Coon, center left, in a scene from "The Nest." (IFC Films via AP)
September 18

Disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein stripped of UK honor

Britain has stripped disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of an honor recognizing his contribution to the UK film industry
September 18
FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for jury deliberations in his rape trial, in New York. Britain has stripped disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of an honor recognizing his contribution to the UK film industry. The 68-year-old Weinstein was given the honor in 2004 and the decision to take it away was announced Friday Sept. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
September 18

'The Vanishing Half' nominated for National Book Award

Two of the summer’s most talked about novels, Brit Bennett’s “The Vanishing Half” and Megha Majumdar’s “A Burning,” are on the fiction longlist of the National Book Awards
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September 18

DJ Jazzy Jeff talks 'Fresh Prince' reunion, mansion rental

DJ Jazzy Jeff thought the popularity of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” would eventually fizzle out after the show's final episode in 1996
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FILE - In this May 29, 2013 file photo, Jeffrey A. Townes aka DJ Jazzy Jeff attends the "After Earth" premiere in New York. DJ Jazzy Jeff thought the popularity of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” would eventually fizzle out after the show's final episode in 1996. The original cast of “The Fresh Prince” will reunite for the show’s 30th anniversary, which will air on HBO Max around Thanksgiving. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
September 18

Big wedding in fictional home of 'The Godfather' fuels virus

The Sicilian town of Corleone, made famous by the fictional Mafia clan in “The Godfather,” has ordered schools closed and a limited lockdown after a spate of coronavirus infections were tied to a big wedding there last week
September 18
FILE -- In this file photo taken on April 24, 2006, a crucifix towers over Corleone, Italy.The Sicilian town of Corleone, made famous by the fictional Mafia clan in “The Godfather,” has ordered schools closed and a limited lockdown after a spate of coronavirus infections were tied to a big wedding there last week. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
September 18

End of the runway? Fashion world mulls post-COVID future

Due to the coronavirus pandemic the usually glamorous London Fashion Week is feeling decidedly lacklustre
September 18
Fashion designer Gareth Pugh poses for a photograph in front of his creations, exhibited ahead of his London Fashion Week show in London, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
September 18

Van Morrison targets virus restrictions in 3 new songs

Van Morrison is planning to release three new songs that take a swipe at the coronavirus restrictions imposed by the British government
September 18
FILE - In this June 18, 2015 file photo, Van Morrison performs at the 46th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala in New York. Van Morrison is to release three new songs over the coming weeks that take a swipe at the lockdown restrictions imposed by the British government. In ‘No More Lockdown,’ the Northern Irishman says the curbs “enslave” people, effectively labels the government as “fascist bullies,” condemns celebrities for “telling us what we are supposed to feel” and charges scientists for “making up crooked facts.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
September 18

'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77

Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
September 18
FILE - In this Aug. 21, 1995, file photo, Winston Groom, author of "Forrest Gump," the book on which the film was based, signs copies of "Gump & Co.," the sequel to "Forrest Gump", at a New York City bookstore. Groom, the author of the novel "Forrest Gump" that was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop culture hit, has died, an Alabama official close to the writer said Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. He was 77. (AP Photo/Anders Krusberg, File)
September 18

'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77

Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
September 18
FILE - In this Aug. 21, 1995, file photo, Winston Groom, author of "Forrest Gump," the book on which the film was based, signs copies of "Gump & Co.," the sequel to "Forrest Gump", at a New York City bookstore. Groom, the author of the novel "Forrest Gump" that was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop culture hit, has died, an Alabama official close to the writer said Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. He was 77. (AP Photo/Anders Krusberg, File)
September 18

Banksy loses EU trademark fight with greeting card company

Street artist Banksy has lost a legal battle with a a greeting card company along with a European Union trademark for one of his most iconic artworks
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September 18

Mayor, funeral home: Winston Groom, author of 'Forrest Gump' book that became pop movie sensation, has died in Alabama

Mayor, funeral home: Winston Groom, author of 'Forrest Gump' book that became pop movie sensation, has died in Alabama
September 18
September 18

'Melrose Place' actress headed back to prison for 2010 crash

A former “Melrose Place” actress who has already served a prison sentence for a fatal 2010 drunken driving crash in New Jersey is headed back behind bars
September 18
FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, Amy Locane enters the courtroom to be sentenced in Somerville, N.J. The former "Melrose Place" actress who has already served a prison sentence for a fatal 2010 drunken driving crash in New Jersey is headed back behind bars. A state judge on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, agreed with prosecutors that Locane's previous sentences were too lenient and gave the actress an eight-year sentence. (Patti Sapone/NJ Advance Media via AP, Pool, File
September 17

Emmys, live and virtual: 'What could possibly go wrong?'

This weekend's Emmy Awards have bragging rights: they're the first big Hollywood ceremony to attempt a live — but socially distanced — broadcast amid the pandemic
September 17
FILE - In this July 12, 2018, file photo, Emmy statues appear on stage at the 70th Primetime Emmy Nominations Announcements at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, in Los Angeles. The Emmy Awards, the first big Hollywood ceremony to attempt a live -- but socially distanced -- broadcast amid the pandemic, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, and producers are promising a live TV experience with 100 cameras in the homes of nominees, and all the chaos that could entail. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
September 17

Wisconsin Democrats' 'Princess Bride' reading raises $4.3M

Wisconsin Democrats' fundraiser centered on a star-packed live reading of “The Princess Bride” script has raised nearly $4.3 million
September 17
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Macmillan CEO forced out over 'direction' of company

Macmillan’s longtime CEO, John Sargent, will be leaving at the end of the year, forced out by what parent company Holtzbrinck Publishing Group is calling “a disagreement regarding the direction of Macmillan.”
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Texas man sentenced to prison for stalking Taylor Swift

A Texas man is sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to stalking and sending threatening letters about pop star Taylor Swift
September 17
FILE - This Nov. 24, 2019 file photo shows Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. A Texas man is sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to stalking and sending threatening letters about Swift. A federal judge in Nashville, Tennessee handed down the sentence Wednesday to Eric Swarbrick, who sent over 40 letters and emails to Swift's former record label in 2018, asking the CEO to introduce him to Swift. Over time the letters became more violent and threatening. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
September 17

'Cheer' star Jerry Harris arrested on child porn charges

“Cheer” star Jerry Harris has been arrested on charges of felony production of child pornography
September 17
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Greta Gerwig, right, talks to Jerry Harris on the red carpet at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Harris, the star of the Netflix documentary series “Cheer,” was arrested Thursday, Sept. 17 on child pornography charges. (AP Photo/John Locher File)
September 17

Isabel Wilkerson's 'Caste' on National Book Awards longlist

Isabel Wilkerson’s “Caste,” her acclaimed study of racism in the United States, is among 10 nominees on the National Book Award longlist for nonfiction
September 17
September 17

French rap songs investigated for allegedly racist content

The Paris public prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation into video clips and songs by popular French rapper Freeze Corleone for alleged racist content and hate speech
September 17
September 17

Twisted Sister singer to anti-maskers: Don't use our song

Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider took to social media to condemn anti-maskers who ripped off their masks inside a Florida Target store while blaring the group’s hit “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”
September 17
FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2016, file photo, Dee Snider from the band Twisted Sister performs on the Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends" show, in New York. Snider took to social media to condemn anti-maskers who went into a Florida Target store blaring the group's hit “We're Not Gonna Take It" while ripping off their masks. In a tweet Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, Snider called the stunt “moronic," and shared a video that was recorded by an upset customer inside the Target at Coral Ridge Mall in Fort Lauderdale. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
September 17

'The Batman' resumes UK production after positive COVID case

The U.K. production of “The Batman” has resumed after being shut down earlier this month when an individual tested positive for COVID-19
September 17
FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2019 file photo, Robert Pattinson attends the 13th Annual Go Gala at NeueHouse Hollywood in Los Angeles. The U.K. production of “The Batman” starring Pattinson, is starting up again after being shut down earlier this month when an individual tested positive for COVID-19. A spokesperson for Warner Bros. said Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, that filming had resumed after a hiatus for quarantine precautions. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
September 17

Keith Urban finds musical connections across genre lines

Globe-trotting country star Keith Urban is driven by commonality among different musical styles
September 17
FILE - This Nov. 14, 2018 file photo shows Keith Urban performing at the 52nd annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Urban's latest album "The Speed of Now Part 1" comes out Friday. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
September 17

Dramatic diorama raises ethical issues for Pittsburgh museum

A Pittsburgh museum is keeping a dramatic diorama that’s been on display for more than a century out of public view while it considers ethical issues about its accuracy and appropriateness
September 17
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First volume of Barack Obama's memoir coming Nov. 17

The first volume of former President Barack Obama’s memoir is coming out Nov. 17, two weeks after Election Day
September 17
In this image from video, former President Barack Obama speaks during the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)
September 17

Review: Blake & Carlberg conduct jazz keyboard conversation

On the album “Gray Moon,” Ran Blake and Frank Carlberg tickle the ol’ 176, conducting a compelling keyboard conversation in the language of jazz, as broadly defined
September 17
This cover image released by Red Piano Records shows "Gray Moon" by Frank Carlberg and Ran Blake. (Red Piano Records via AP)
September 17

Popular UK author Victoria Hislop granted Greek citizenship

British author Victoria Hislop has been granted honorary Greek citizenship and met with the prime minister of Greece
September 17
In this photo provided by the Greek Prime Minister's Office, Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, left, meets the popular British author Victoria Hislop at Maximos Mansion in Athens, on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Hislop has been granted honorary Greek citizenship and met with the prime minister of Greece. Hislop has used Greece as the setting for several of her historical novels. In her first book, “The Island,” published in 2005, the action takes place near the Greek island of Crete. Her most recent, “Those Who Are Loved,” is set in Athens and other Greek islands. (Dimitris Papamitsos/Greek Prime Minister's Office via AP)
September 17

Chinese viewers pan Disney's new 'Mulan' as inauthentic

The remake of “Mulan” struck all the right chords to be a hit in the key Chinese market
September 17
A man wearing a face mask walks past a poster for the Disney movie "Mulan" at a movie theater in Beijing, on Sept. 11, 2020. The remake of “Mulan” struck all the right chords to be a hit in the key Chinese market. Disney cast beloved actresses Liu Yifei as Mulan and removed a popular dragon sidekick in the original to cater to Chinese tastes. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
September 17

UN chief: don't 'throw away' stimulus money on fossil fuels

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on governments not to “throw away” economic stimulus funds by supporting fossil fuel industries that contribute to global warming
September 17
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is seen on a giant video screen during his online broadcasted speech as part of the 'Austrian World Summit' at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
September 17

Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett tie for top prize at ACMs

In a surprise twist that fit an unexpected year of firsts, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett tied for entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards
September 17
Carrie Underwood accepts the entertainer of the year award in a tie with Thomas Rhett during the 55th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
September 17

New box set has trove of rare, unreleased Elton John songs

The pandemic lockdown has given Elton John some time to take stock of his career, and he says now he's ready to release a trove of rare and unreleased music
September 17
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Elton John performs "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again," nominated for the award for best original song, from "Rocketman" at the Oscars in Los Angeles. John is opening up his vault and releasing an expansive collection of rarely heard and unreleased tracks. John announced Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, that the eight-CD collection, “Elton: Jewel Box," will be released Nov. 13. The collection includes “Sing Me No Sad Songs,” an unreleased studio demo from 1969. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
September 17

Netflix woos Japan with new original series about a reporter

Netflix is producing and shooting an original series set in Japan about a journalist who challenges authority, hoping to woo this nation still hooked on good old TV
September 17
This image released on Sept. 7, 2020, by Netflix shows Takayuki Yamada, left, who stars in "The Naked Director," striking a pensive pose with co-star Misato Morita. The key challenge for Netflix in Japan lies with producing attractive original content, featuring directors, actors and writers out of Japan, not just licensing Japanese TV shows and movies. To keep the momentum going, Netflix would love to have more blockbusters in its self-produced lineup like “The Naked Director,” which premiered last year. The second season is now being shot. (Netflix via AP)
September 17

Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett tie for top prize at ACMs

In a surprise twist that fit an unexpected year of firsts, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett tied for entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards
September 17
Keith Urban speaks during the 55th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
September 17

Stanley Crouch, contentious man of letters, dead at 74

Stanley Crouch, a contentious and influential critic, columnist and self-taught Renaissance man who in fiction and nonfiction was inspired by his knowledge and love of blues and jazz and his impulse to step over the line, died Wednesday at age 74
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September 16

Horrors of slavery at center of Janelle Monae's 'Antebellum'

Janelle Monae says she “felt so much rage and anger” when she stepped onto a former slave plantation for the first time to film the psychological thriller “Antebellum.”
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This image released by Lionsgate shows Janelle Monae in a scene from "Antebellum." (Matt Kennedy/Lionsgate via AP)
September 16

Murphy criticizes YouTube stars for 'Jersey Shore' gathering

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says YouTube stars who rented out the “Jersey Shore” house Monday should “be taken to task” after an estimated 1,000 people showed up, many flouting COVID-19 social distancing rules
September 16
FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2012, file photo, the unoccupied house made famous by the cast of MTV is shown in Jersey Seaside Heights, N.J. On Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said that the YouTube stars who rented out the "Jersey Shore" house on Sept. 14, should "be taken to task" after an estimated 1,000 people showed up, many flouting COVID-19 social distancing rules. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
September 16

UK police help return 3 stolen sculptures to Indian temple

British police say that three historically and religiously important bronze sculptures stolen from a temple in India more than 40 years ago are being returned after specialist detectives took action
September 16
This undated handout photo provided by the Metropolitan Police shows three bronze sculptures, which are being returned to a temple in the Tanjavur District in India, in England. British police say that three historically and religiously important bronze sculptures stolen from a temple in India more than 40 years ago are being returned after specialist detectives took action. Police said Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 the idols were taken in 1978 from a temple in the Tanjavur district of Tamil Nadu. (Metropolitan Police via AP)
September 16

Gabrielle Union reacts to NFL fans booing moment of silence: 'How do you boo unity?'

"If you have a problem with equality, you've revealed yourself," Union said.
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Actress and co-executive producer of "LA's Finest" Gabrielle Union joins "The View" on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020.
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Review: A cross-cultural marriage hits the skids in 'Nest'

In “The Nest,” it seems at first like we're settling in for a familiar horror movie as the O'Hara family arrives at their imposing and slightly scary rented English manor, transports from Reagan-era American suburbia
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This image released by IFC Films shows Jude Law, left, and Carrie Coon in a scene from "The Nest." (IFC Films via AP)
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Cardi B files for divorce from Migos’ rapper Offset

Cardi B has filed for divorce from Migos’ rapper Offset, claiming her marriage was “irretrievably broken.”
September 16
FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018, file photo, Offset, left, and Cardi B arrive at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Cardi B has filed for divorce from Offset, claiming her marriage was “irretrievably broken.” A Fulton County Courthouse filing states that she filed the divorce documents Tuesday in Atlanta. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
September 16

Larry Wilmore is ready to talk politics, culture on new show

Larry Wilmore has been down the road as a talk show host before, with a Comedy Central show that aired for two seasons
September 16
FILE - Larry Wilmore attends the 2019 Writers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 17, 2019. Wilmore is back on TV and ready to talk politics on his new Peacock streaming show. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)