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R. Kelly jury asked to make him 'pay' or not fall for 'lies'

A prosecutor in closing arguments at the sex-trafficking trial of R. Kelly has asked jurors to make the R&B superstar “pay” for his alleged sex crimes
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In this courtroom sketch, R. Kelly, center, sits with his defense attorneys Thomas Farinella, top, and Nicole Blank Becker during the first day of his defense in his sex trafficking case, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)
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Investigators hope for new leads in Boston museum robbery

The chief investigator for a Boston museum still working to recover $500 million worth of art stolen in 1990 says he's hoping for new leads to emerge following the death of a key figure in the case
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FILE - In this March 11, 2010 file photo, empty frames from which thieves took "Storm on the Sea of Galilee," left background, by Rembrandt and "The Concert," right foreground, by Vermeer, remain on display at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The paintings were among more than a dozen works stolen from the museum March 21, 1990, in what is considered the largest art theft in history. The chief investigator for a Boston museum still working to recover $500 million worth of art stolen in 1990 said Thursday that he was hoping for new leads to emerge following the death of a key figure in the case. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)
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US court revives suit against Facebook over TV host's image

A federal appeals court has revived a Philadelphia newscaster’s lawsuit against Facebook over the unauthorized use of her image in advertisements for dating sites and sex-related products that ran on the site
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Ancient tablet acquired by Hobby Lobby going back to Iraq

It was looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago, Now, a 3,500-year-old clay tablet discovered in the ruins of the library of an ancient Middle Eastern king is finally headed back to Iraq
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This undated image provided by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s office of public affairs shows a 3,500-year-old artifact, known as the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet. The tablet contains a portion of the Epic of Gilgamesh, considered one of the earliest surviving works of notable literature. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP)
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A blurred movie year comes into focus at New York Film Fest

A movie year of fits-and-starts, delays and reversals has sometimes been difficult to track
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This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Milena Smit, foreground left, and Penélope Cruz in a scene from Pedro Almodovar’s "Parellel Mothers." (Iglesias Más/Sony Pictures Classics via AP)
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Home that inspired 'The Conjuring' movie for sale for $1.2M

The purportedly haunted Rhode Island farmhouse where the spooky happenings that inspired the 2013 horror movie “The Conjuring” occurred has hit the market for the scary price of $1.2 million
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BTS on performing as special presidential envoys at UN, hopes for future concerts

BTS' Jungkook: "Still hard to believe that we did a speech and a performance."
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Korean musical sensation BTS sat down for an exclusive interview with ABC News' Juju Chang after the band's U.N. General Assembly speech and performance on Sept. 22, 2021.
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Muti extends to 2022-23 as Chicago Symphony music director

Conductor Riccardo Muti has extended his contract as music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra by one year through the 2022-23 season
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2018 file photo, Italian Maestro Riccardo Muti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra during the traditional New Year's concert at the golden hall of Vienna's Musikverein, Austria. Muti has extended his contract as music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra by one year through the 2022-23 season. The 80-year-old Italian became music director of the CSO in 2010, succeeding Daniel Barenboim. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak File)
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'Notting Hill,' 'The Duke' director Roger Michell dies at 65

British director Roger Michell has died at age 65
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FILE - This June 7, 2017 file photo shows Roger Michell in London. Roger Michell, the British stage, television and film director whose movies include the hit romcom “Notting Hill,” has died. He was 65. Michell’s family announced his death on Wednesday Sept. 22, 2021 in a statement on Thursday. (Ian West/PA via AP, File)
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Review: In 'Dear Evan Hansen,' a Broadway hit ages poorly

The journey from stage to screen, so often a perilous one, has been particularly bumpy for “Dear Evan Hansen.”
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This mage released by Universal Pictures shows Colton Ryan, left, and Ben Platt in a scene from "Dear Evan Hansen." (Erika Doss/Universal Pictures via AP)
September 23

Emporio Armani celebrates 40 years during Milan Fashion Week

Giorgio Armani has celebrated 40 years of his Emporio Armani line with a retrospective show at his Silos museum and a collection for youthful dressers that brimmed with colorful optimism
September 23
Models wear creations for the Emporio Armani Spring Summer 2022 collection during Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
September 23

Tyra Banks, Kevin Hart set for Black entrepreneurship event

Shaquille O’Neal, Tyra Banks and Kevin Hart are among the celebrities taking part in a live-streamed special intended to boost Black-owned businesses
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Commander Craig: 007 star made honorary Royal Navy officer

James Bond star Daniel Craig has been made an honorary Commander in the Royal Navy
September 23
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 3, 2020 file photo, Daniel Craig attends the opening night of the "In Character: Daniel Craig," film series at the Museum of Modern Art, in New York. Britain’s Royal Navy said Thursday Sept. 23, 2021, that James Bond star Daniel Craig has been made an honorary commander in the service — the same rank held by the fictional secret agent. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
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For one night, TV comics focus their shows on climate change

Have you heard the one about climate change
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This combination of photos shows from left, James Corden, host of "The Late Late Show with James Corden" on Sept. 14, 2021, Stephen Colbert, host of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on July 11, 2016, and Seth Meyers, host of "The Late Show with Seth Meyers." Eight of television's late-night comics focused much of their shows on the issue of climate change. (CBS/CBS/NBC via AP)
September 23

Q&A: Nick Cannon on talk show, overcoming backlash last year

Nick Cannon almost quit his lucrative TV host and producer career after facing heavy scrutiny for his anti-Semitic comments last year
September 23
Talk show host Nick Cannon poses for a portrait on the set of "Nick Cannon" at Metropolitan Studios in New York on Sept. 16, 2021. His nationally syndicated daytime talk show premieres Sept. 27 on Fox Television Stations. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
September 23

Tonys: Broadway hopes to razzle-dazzle its way out pandemic

Broadway is in need of a boost these days so it has smartly called on one of its most beloved, award-winning stage veterans for help — Audra McDonald
September 23
Leslie Odom Jr. presents an award at the 72nd annual Tony Awards in New York on June 10, 2018, left, and Audra McDonald presents an award at the 73rd annual Tony Awards in New York on June 9, 2019. Producers of the Tony Awards telecast announced Monday that McDonald will host the award ceremony on Sept. 26, followed by a two-hour celebration of Broadway's return, hosted by Odom. The bulk of the Tonys will only be accessible to Paramount+ customers while Odom's special, which will award the three top awards: best play, best play revival and best musical, will air on CBS. (AP Photo)
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Met season to open with first-ever opera by Black composer

The Met Opera’s season opens on Monday, and for the first time in its 138-year history it will perform an opera by a Black composer
September 23
This Sept. 17, 2021 image released by the Metropolitan Opera shows, from left, Latonia Moore as Billie, Walter Russell III as Char'es-Baby and Will Liverman as Charles during a rehearsal for Terence Blanchard's "Fire Shut Up in My Bones," opening the Metropolitan Opera season on Sept. 27. (Ken Howard/Met Opera via AP)
September 23

Harry, Meghan visit NYC sites, including Sept. 11 memorial

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, got a hawk’s-eye view of New York City with a visit to the rebuilt World Trade Center’s signature tower
September 23
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry pose for pictures after visiting the observatory in One World Trade in New York, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex got a hawk's-eye view of New York City with a visit to the rebuilt World Trade Center's signature tower. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 23

Robert Gentile, linked to Gardner Museum art theft, dies

Robert Gentile, a mobster who for years denied suspicions from authorities that he knew anything about artwork stolen in a 1990 museum heist, has died
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Under Taliban, thriving Afghan music scene heads to silence

A month after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, the music is going quiet. The last time the militant group ruled the country, in the late 1990s, it outright banned music. So far this time, the government set up by the Taliban hasn’t taken that step officially. But already, musicians are afraid a ban will come, and some Taliban fighters on the ground have started enforcing rules on their own, harassing musicians and music venues. Many wedding halls are limiting music at their gatherings. Musicians are afraid to perform. At least one reported that Taliban fighters at one of the many checkpoints around the capital smashed his instrument. Drivers silence their radios whenever they see a Taliban checkpoint. In the alleys of Kharabat, a neighborhood in Kabul’s Old City, families where music is a profession passed through generations are looking for ways to leave the country. The profession was already hit hard by Afghanistan’s foundering economy, along with the coronavirus...
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Mayim Bialik's 'Jeopardy!' goal: maintaining its integrity

Mayim Bialik knew she’d be busy around this time of year, but not this busy
September 23
This image released by Jeopardy! shows Mayim Bialik hosting the game show series "Jeopardy!," on Aug. 24, 2021. (Carol Kaelson/Jeopardy! via AP)
September 22

Brandi Carlile, Sturgill Simpson win top Americana awards

Musical multi-hyphenate Brandi Carlile has another trophy for her shelf as she won artist of the year at the 2021 Americana Honors and Awards show
September 22
Brandi Carlile accepts the artist of the year award at the Americana Honors & Awards show Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
September 22

Library devoted to Japan novelist Murakami to open in Tokyo

A library devoted to Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami’s writings, scrapbooks and record collection opens next week in Tokyo for research, cultural exchange and a gathering spot for his fans
September 22
A journalist visits the university's new international house of literature as known as The Haruki Murakami Library" at Waseda University Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 in Tokyo. The new literary center opening next month on the university campus is no ordinary kind. It's designed by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and featuring the world of Murakami and his works. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 22

Britney Spears court filing says conservatorship should end

Britney Spears said in a court filing that she agrees with her father that the conservatorship that has controlled her life and money for 13 years should be terminated
September 22
FILE - This combination photo shows Jamie Spears, left, father of Britney Spears, as he leaves the Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Oct. 24, 2012, in Los Angeles and Britney Spears at the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala on Feb. 11, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Britney Spears' father has filed to end the court conservatorship that has controlled the singer's life and money for 13 years. James Spears filed his petition to end the conservatorship in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/File)
September 22

Melvin Van Peebles, godfather of Black cinema, dies at 89

Melvin Van Peebles, a Broadway playwright, musician and movie director whose work ushered in the “blaxploitation” films of the 1970s, has died
September 22
FILE - Mario Van Peebles, from left and Melvin Van Peebles arrive at the screening of "The Producers" at the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. Melvin Van Peebles, a Broadway playwright, musician and movie director whose work ushered in the “blaxploitation” films of the 1970s, has died at age 89. His family said in a statement that Van Peebles died Tuesday night, Sept. 21, 2021, at his home. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
September 22

R. Kelly's rules protected him, prosecutors in sex trial say

Closing arguments have begun in the sex trafficking trial of R&B singer R. Kelly
September 22
FILE - This photo from Friday May 9, 2008, shows R. Kelly arriving for the first day of jury selection in his child pornography trial at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. On Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, prosecutors in Kelly's sex trafficking trial at Brooklyn Federal Court in New York, played video and audio recordings for the jury they say back up allegations he abused women and girls. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
September 22

Johnny Depp: "Not one of you" is safe with "cancel culture"

Taking center stage in a prestigious Spanish film festival to receive a top career award, actor Johnny Depp presented himself as a victim of the “cancel culture” that, he said, has spread across the cinema industry
September 22
US actor Johny Deep after a photocall at the 69th San Sebastian Film Festival, in San Sebastian, northern Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. Johny Depp will be receiving on the night Donostia Award for his contribution to the cinema. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
September 22

Johnny Depp: 'Not one of you' is safe with 'cancel culture'

Taking center stage in a prestigious Spanish film festival to receive a top career award, actor Johnny Depp presented himself as a victim of the “cancel culture” that, he said, has spread across the cinema industry
September 22
US actor Johny Deep after a photocall at the 69th San Sebastian Film Festival, in San Sebastian, northern Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. Johny Depp will be receiving on the night Donostia Award for his contribution to the cinema. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
September 22

Polish regulators renew license for Discovery-owned channel

Poland’s broadcasting regulators have extended the license of Discovery Inc.-owned TVN24
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Owen Wilson, Sudeikis, Malek, Kardashian West to host 'SNL'

Owen Wilson, Kim Kardashian West, Rami Malek and Jason Sudeikis will take turns hosting the first four weeks of ‘Saturday Night Live’ this season
September 22
Jason Sudeikis poses for a photo with the award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for "Ted Lasso" at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
September 22

Review: Mickey Guyton soars on her powerful, personal record

Mickey Guyton's path in country music has been fraught with obstacles, but her perseverance turned into a powerful and personal debut full-length album
September 22
This cover image released by Capitol Records Nashville shows “Remember Her Name," a release by Mickey Guyton. (Capitol Records Nashville via AP)
September 22

Pulitzer-winning reporter Jim Sheeler dead at 53

Jim Sheeler, a former Rocky Mountain News journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his extensive and compassionate reporting on the families of Colorado soldiers killed in the Iraq War and the man tasked with notifying them, has died
September 22
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California man charged with perjury in Hollywood execs suit

New York prosecutors have charged a Los Angeles man with perjury, saying he falsified emails to support his lawsuit against entertainment industry executives
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'The View' celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The daytime talk show is honoring Hispanic Americans.
September 22
"The View" celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month in 2021.
September 22

Netflix buys Wonka author Dahl's catalog

Netflix says it has bought the works of Roald Dahl, the late British author of celebrated children’s books such as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
September 22
FILE - This July 17, 2017 file photo shows a Netflix logo on an iPhone in Philadelphia. Netflix said Wednesday Sept. 22, 2021, it has bought the works of Roald Dahl, the late British author of celebrated children's books such as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
September 22

'Foundation' based on Asimov's work thinks big — galaxy big

Most TV dramas try to tell stories over a few years with maybe half a dozen central characters
September 22
This image released by Apple TV+ shows Leah Harvey in “Foundation,” premiering Sept. 24, 2021. (Apple TV+ via AP)
September 22

German president asks country to confront its colonial past

Germany’s president has called on the country to face its cruel colonial past as he opened a new museum in the capital’s center that will be home to two of Berlin’s state museums which include looted artifacts from countries in Africa and elsewhere
September 22
Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, center, and writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, right, are guided through the exhibition by Hartmut Dorgerloh, General Director and Chairman of the Board of the Humboldt Forum Foundation, left, in the Berlin Palace, Berlin, Germany, Wednesday Sept. 22, 2021, during the ceremony marking the exhibition opening of the Ethnological Museum, the Museum of Asian Art of the National Museums in Berlin/Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation and the Humboldt Forum Foundation. (Britta Pedersen/Pool via AP)
September 22

Beloved 'Sex and the City' actor Willie Garson dies at 57

Willie Garson, who played Stanford Blatch on TV’s “Sex and the City” and its movie sequels, has died at the age of 57
September 22
FILE - Willie Garson arrives at The Alliance for Children's Rights 28th Annual Dinner in Beverly Hills, Calif., on March 5, 2020. Garson, who played Stanford Blatch on TV's “Sex and the City" and its movie sequels, has died, his son announced Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. He was 57. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
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Tom Hanks speaks at a press conference for the opening of the Academy Museum on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
September 21

New Orleans: Flames shoot up side of Superdome roof, put out

Smoke and flames shot up the side of the Superdome's roof after a pressure washer being used to clean the roof of the New Orleans arena caught fire
September 21
FILE - This early Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, file photo, shows the Caesars Superdome, home of the New Orleans Saints NFL football team in New Orleans, La., after Hurricane Ida. The NFL announced Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, that the Saints will host the Green bay Packers in Jacksonville, Fla., in a Sept. 12 season opener after being displaced by Hurricane Ida. (Max Becherer/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)
September 21

Troubled Nielsen to update measurements for local television

Increasingly under fire from its clients, the Nielsen company says it will soon incorporate homes that have cut the cable cord and rely on broadband in its measurement of local TV viewership
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Jay-Z's organization seeks Kansas police agency's documents

A philanthropic organization led by rapper Jay-Z is seeking police files and other records related to officer misconduct in the Kansas City, Kansas, police department
September 21
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Q&A: Khan ready for AEW to take New York, wrestling by storm

AEW founder Tony Khan has put professional wrestling on notice that he has the hottest company in the business
September 21
FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2013, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars senior vice president Tony Khan, left, talks with an unidentified person prior to an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Jacksonville, Fla. Tony Khan has his hands full as co-owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars and with Fulham F.C. of the EFL Championship. He decided to launch his own wrestling company and now All Elite Wrestling is not only nipping at WWE's heels as best in the business, it's set to take over New York on Wednesday night with its Grand Slam event from Arthur Ashe Stadium. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
September 21

Lawyer: R. Kelly unlikely to take stand in trafficking trial

A lawyer for R. Kelly has told a judge that the R&B singer is unlikely to take the witness stand at his sex-trafficking trial
September 21
FILE - This photo from Friday May 9, 2008, shows R. Kelly arriving for the first day of jury selection in his child pornography trial at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. On Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, prosecutors in Kelly's sex trafficking trial at Brooklyn Federal Court in New York, played video and audio recordings for the jury they say back up allegations he abused women and girls. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
September 21

Gyllenhaal, Fuqua on the van that made 'The Guilty' possible

The coronavirus has forced Hollywood to adapt in countless ways to keep productions running through the pandemic
September 21
This image released by Netflix shows director Antoine Fuqua working from a vehicle on the set of "The Guilty." (Glen Wilson/Netflix via AP)
September 21

Review: 'True Raiders' a fun read about true treasure hunt

Author Brad Ricca's “True Raiders" tells the true but little-known story about the hunt for the Ark of the Covenant in 1909, the Biblical artifact that Indiana Jones set off after on screen
September 21
This cover image released by St. Martin's Press shows "True Raiders: The Untold Story of the 1909 Expedition To Find the Legendary Ark of the Covenant" by Brad Ricca. (St. Martin's Press via AP)
September 21

In ‘This is the Night,’ a love letter to cinema, ‘Rocky III’

Filmmaker James DeMonaco remembers the day “Rocky III” hit theaters as if it were yesterday
September 21
This image released by Universal Pictures shows writer-director James DeMonaco, center, with actors, from left, Naomi Watts, Lucius Hoyos and Frank Grillo during the filming of "This is the Night," available on video-on-demand. (KC Bailey/Universal Pictures/Blumhouse via AP)
September 21

Review: Johnson explores violence against Native Americans

In “Daughter of the Morning Star” the 17th novel in Craig Johnson’s series featuring Absaroka County Sheriff Walt Longmire, the author uses the mystery genre to raise awareness about the epidemic of violence against Native American women
September 21
This cover image released by Viking shows "Daughter of the Morning Star" by Craig Johnson. (Viking via AP)