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Publisher won't distribute book by officer from Taylor raid

The Louisville police officer who fired at Breonna Taylor after being shot during the deadly raid on Taylor’s apartment is writing a book, but a publishing giant is declining to distribute it
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Sketch mocking Chinese launches racism debate in Italy

A sketch on a popular Italian TV show mocking Chinese people has launched a debate about racism, and satire, in Italy
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Michelle Hunziker upon her arrival at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards in Milan, Italy, on Sept. 22, 2019. Swiss-Italian TV host Michelle Hunziker apologized on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, for mimicking Asians on a satirical television program that drew wide-spread protests on social media. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
April 15

Gucci heirs worry over family depiction in Ridley Scott film

The great-grandchildren of the founder of the luxury fashion house Gucci are appealing to filmmaker Ridley Scott to respect their family’s legacy in a new film that focuses on a sensational murder
April 15
Lady Gaga plays Maurizio Gucci's former wife Patrizia Reggiani during the shooting of a movie by Ridley Scott, based on the story of the murder of Maurizio Gucci in 1995, in Rome, Thursday, April 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
April 15

CBS names two executives to lead news, local stations

CBS says it is combining its network news division and troubled group of local stations into a new unit, and has hired two new executives to run it
April 15
April 15

Gucci celebrates 100 years with Michele's 'Aria' collection

Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele is celebrating the fashion house’s 100th anniversary this year, giving historic sweep to a collection unveiled virtually Thursday
April 15
FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 file photo, Alessandro Michele acknowledges the applause of the audience at the end of Gucci's Fall/Winter 2020/2021 collection, presented in Milan, Italy. Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele is celebrating the fashion house’s 100-year anniversary, giving historic sweep to a collection unveiled virtually Thursday that embraced its equestrian heritage, borrowed references from the Tom Ford-era and outright stole from a sister brand Balenciaga. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
April 15

12-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren hopes for 'awesome' win

Diane Warren would be overjoyed to win a best original song Oscar for her work in “The Life Ahead” starring Sophia Loren
April 15
FILE - Diane Warren poses for a portrait at the 90th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon on Feb. 5, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Warren is nominated for an Oscar for best original song for her work in “The Life Ahead” starring Sophia Loren. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
April 15

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS FOR WEEK ENDING 4/10/2021
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Tribute planned for Adam Schlesinger, who died of COVID-19

An eclectic lineup of musicians is turning out for an online tribute to Adam Schlesinger, the prolific songwriter who died a year ago of COVID-19
April 15
FILE - Adam Schlesinger, winner of the awards for outstanding original music and lyrics for "Crazy Ex Girlfriend," in the press room at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 14, 2019. An eclectic lineup of musicians is turning out for an online tribute to Adam Schlesinger, the prolific songwriter who died a year ago of COVID-19. Members of the Monkees, R.E.M., Dashboard Confessional and the Black Keys are expected, along with Sean Ono Lennon, Courtney Love, Drew Carey and Rachel Bloom. The ‘musical celebration’ will premiere May 5 on the Rolling Live platform. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
April 15

Coronavirus hug image named World Press Photo of the Year

A photo symbolizing “love and compassion” of an 85-year-old Brazilian woman getting her first embrace in five months from a nurse through a transparent “hug curtain” has been named the World Press Photo of the Year
April 15
In this image released by World Press Photo, Thursday April 15, 2021, by Mads Nissen, Politiken, Panos Pictures, which won the World Press Photo of the Year award, and the first prize in the General News Singles category, titled The First Embrace, shows Rosa Luzia Lunardi (85) embraced by nurse Adriana Silva da Costa Souza, at Viva Bem care home, Sao Paulo, Brazil, on August 5, 2020. (Mads Nissen, Politiken, Panos Pictures, World Press Photo via AP)
April 15

Venice Film gives lifetime achievement to Roberto Benigni

The Venice Film Festival is giving its lifetime achievement award this year to Oscar-winning director and actor Roberto Benigni
April 15
FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 filer, Roberto Benigni poses for photographers as he arrives on the red carpet at the Rome Film Festival. The Venice Film Festival said Thursday, April 15, 2021 it will give its lifetime achievement award this year to Oscar-winning director and actor Roberto Benigni. The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement is to be awarded at 78th edition of the world’s oldest film festival, scheduled for Sept. 1-11 on the Lido. Benigni wrote, directed and starred in “La Vita e Bella,” (“Life is Beautiful”), which won the Oscar for best foreign language film, best actor and best musical score in 1999. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
April 15

Judge: R. Kelly to be moved to NYC for sex-trafficking trial

A federal judge has given the green light to move jailed R&B singer R. Kelly to New York City to go on trial this summer after several delays
April 15
FiLE — In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, R. Kelly turns to exit during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court building, in Chicago. A federal judge gave the green light Thursday, April 15, 2021, to move jailed R&B singer R. Kelly to New York City to go on trial this summer after several delays. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
April 15

Princes William, Harry won't walk side-by-side at funeral

Prince William and Prince Harry won’t walk side-by-side as they follow their grandfather’s coffin into the church ahead of Prince Philip’s funeral on Saturday
April 15
A soldier from the Household Calvary Life Guards prepares his uniform before rehearsing for Britain's Prince Philip's funeral on the Drill Square at the Army Training Centre Pirbright in Woking, Surrey, England Wednesday April 14, 2021. Prince Philip's funeral will be held at Windsor Castle on Saturday following his death at the age of 99 on April 10. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
April 15

Disabled nominees hope their Oscar moment becomes a movement

Disabled performers and filmmakers have a moment in the Oscar spotlight that they hope becomes a movement
April 15
This image released by Doug Roland Films shows Steven Prescod as Tereek, left, and Robert Tarango as Artie, in a scene from "Feeling Through." The disabled have a moment in the Oscar spotlight that they hope becomes a movement. Tarango, the deaf-blind star of the nominated short, says his film can help alleviate the fear of hiring actors like him. (Doug Roland Films via AP)
April 15

List of guests attending the funeral of Prince Philip

The full list of guests who will attend the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle has been released
April 15
King's Troup Royal Horse Artillery rehearses on the long walk towards Windsor Castle in Windsor, Thursday, April 15, 2021. Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died Friday April 9 aged 99. His funeral service will take place on Saturday at Windsor Castle. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
April 15

J-Rod are done: Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez have split

J-Lo and A-Rod are no longer J-Rod — officially
April 15
FILE - Alex Rodriguez, left, and Jennifer Lopez arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 24, 2019. Lopez and Rodriguez told the “Today” show Thursday, April 15,2021, in a joint statement that they are calling off their two-year engagement. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
April 15

Princes William and Harry won’t walk side-by-side behind their grandfather's coffin at Saturday's funeral in Windsor

Princes William and Harry won’t walk side-by-side behind their grandfather's coffin at Saturday's funeral in Windsor
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April 15

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USA Today Best-Selling Books for the week ending April 11, 2021
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April 15

NY Philharmonic gives 1st concert with audience in 13 months

The New York Philharmonic has given its first public performance after a historic hiatus of more than 13 months caused by the coronavirus pandemic
April 15
Essa-Pekka Salonen, center, music director of the San Francisco Symphony and principal conductor of London's Philharmonia Orchestra, leads the New York Philharmonic before an audience of 150 concertgoers at The Shed in Hudson Yards, Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in New York. It was the first time since March 10, 2020, that the entire orchestra performed together in front of a live audience. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
April 14

Rapper Mystikal breaks silence on dropped rape charge

In an interview with The Associated Press, rapper Mystikal discusses his recently dropped rape and kidnapping charges stemming from an October 2016 incident
April 14
Rapper Mystikal poses for a portrait in Baton Rouge, La. on Jan. 22, 2021. Mystikal, whose birth name is Michael Lawrence Tyler, plans to start work on a live instrumentation project. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza)
April 14

Broadway star Karen Olivo protests Scott Rudin silence

Tony Award-winner Karen Olivo says she won’t return to “Moulin Rouge
April 14
FILE - Karen Olivo arrives at the 73rd annual Tony Awards on June 9, 2019, in New York. The Tony Award-winner says she won't return to "Moulin Rouge! The Musical" once it reopens, saying she's frustrated by the Broadway industry and especially the silence in the wake of revelations about the behavior of producer Scott Rudin. The musical is not produced by Rudin but Olivo in an Instagram video posted Wednesday, April 14, 2021, said she was not coming back to the show to make a stand about social justice. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
April 14

10 emerging writers receive $50,000 Whiting Awards

Ten emerging writers should be having a little more free time to work
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April 14

Review: An intimate, wordless portrait of a pig in 'Gunda'

The barnyard setting of “Gunda” could hardly be more familiar, but in Russian director Victor Kossakovsky’s documentary, a pigsty is rendered an almost alien landscape
April 14
This image released by Neon shows a scene from the film "Gunda." (Neon via AP)
April 14

Kim Godwin named ABC News president, CBS' Zirinsky to exit

ABC has appointed Kim Godwin as its news division president, making her the first Black woman to serve as the top news executive at a network news division
April 14
FILE - In this April 11, 2019 file photo, CBS News president Susan Zirinsky attends The Hollywood Reporter's annual Most Powerful People in Media cocktail reception at The Pool in New York. Zirinsky told colleagues that she will be leaving as CBS News president after two years on the job. She is expected to stay at the network in some capacity. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
April 14

Queen returns to royal duties after death of Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth II has returned to royal duties, four days after the death of her husband, Prince Philip
April 14
Soldiers from the Welsh Guards bow their heads as they rehearse for Britain's Prince Philip's funeral on the Drill Square at the Army Training Centre Pirbright in Woking, Surrey, England Wednesday April 14, 2021. Prince Philip's funeral will be held at Windsor Castle on Saturday following his death at the age of 99 on April 10. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
April 14

Review: Sexy rom-com loses steam between Friday and 'Monday'

It's best to watch “Monday” on a Friday, when the weekend is just beginning and there's no need to rush
April 14
This image released by IFC Films shows Denise Gough, left, and Sebastian Stan in a scene from "Monday." (IFC Films via AP)
April 14

'The Bachelor' star Colton Underwood comes out as gay

Colton Underwood, the former football tight end who found fame on Season 23 of “The Bachelor” has revealed that he is gay
April 14
FILE - Colton Underwood from the reality series, "The Bachelor," appears during an interview in New York on March 13, 2019. Underwood, the former football tight end who found true love and new fame on Season 23 of “The Bachelor” has revealed that he is gay. (AP Photo/Gary Gerard Hamilton, File)
April 14

Review: Greta Van Fleet spread their wings gloriously

Greta Van Fleet are back and they’re doubling down
April 14
This cover image released by Lava/Republic shows “The Battle at Garden’s Gate” by Greta Van Fleet. (Lava/Republic via AP)
April 14

Italian TV host apologizes for gestures mimicking Asians

A Swiss-Italian television host has apologized for mimicking Asians on a satirical TV program
April 14
Michelle Hunziker upon her arrival at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards in Milan, Italy, on Sept. 22, 2019. Swiss-Italian TV host Michelle Hunziker apologized on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, for mimicking Asians on a satirical television program that drew wide-spread protests on social media. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
April 14

Dr. Ken Duckworth writing mental health guide, due in 2022

A leading mental health expert and commentator has a book deal his publisher says will be an authoritative yet compassionate guide to managing mental health challenges caused by the pandemic
April 14
April 14

The gonzo art of writing for 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'

Screenplay writing, usually a fairly solitary, uneventful process, is more of a full-contact sport for a movie like “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.”
April 14
This image released by Amazon Studios shows Sacha Baron Cohen in a scene from "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm." (Amazon Studios via AP)
April 14

Review: A book celebrating Black American farming history

When they were snatched from the land and loaded onto slave carriers, just about the only luggage most Africans carried was the knowledge of how to till the land
April 14
This image released by Amistad shows "We Are Each Other's Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy," by Natalie Baszile. (Amistad via AP)
April 14

On 'Promising Young Woman,' consent, and a harrowing ending

In an audacious and provocative film, there’s no part more audacious and provocative than the final act of “Promising Young Woman,” in which protagonist Cassie  exacts her unique form of revenge
April 14
FILE - Carey Mulligan poses for a portrait to promote the film "Promising Young Woman" during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Jan. 25, 2020. The film is nominated for an Oscar for best picture and Mulligan is nominated for best actress. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
April 14

Cover unveiled for Clinton-Penny novel 'State of Terror'

The cover for Hillary Clinton’s first novel will not be mistaken for those of her memoirs
April 14
This combination photo shows cover art for "State of Terror" by former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny and Clinton, right, at the premiere of the Hulu documentary "Hillary" in New York on March 4, 2020. "State of Terror" is out Oct. 12, 2021. (Simon and Schuster via AP)
April 13

Serena Williams signs programming deal with Amazon Studios

Serena Williams says she has signed a deal with Amazon Studios under which she will create scripted and non-scripted programming, including a docuseries that follows her exploits on and off the court
April 13
FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Serena Williams serves to Arantxa Rus, of the Netherlands, during the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament in New York. Williams says she has signed a deal with Amazon Studios under which she will create scripted and non-scripted programming, including a docuseries that follows her exploits on and off the court. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
April 13

Nielsen, networks clash on stats showing fewer viewers

It's a reliable sign of spring: television networks are grumbling that the Nielsen company is not accurately measuring how many people are watching their programs
April 13
File - Zach Stafford adjusts the volume as he and his mother, Debra Mize, right, watch a livestream of the daily coronavirus briefing by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on a television inside their home on April 28, 2020, in Belleville, Ill. Television networks are grumbling that the Nielsen company is not accurately measuring how many people are watching their programs. Networks believe that it's counter-intuitive that fewer people are watching TV at a time the pandemic is keeping so many at home. Nielsen says that after an initial burst of interest last spring, long-term trends taking people away from TV have re-emerged, including increased numbers of people spending time on their devices, or listening to podcasts. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 13

ACM nominee engineer Gena Johnson crafts hit records

Engineer Gena Johnson is one of Nashville's premiere talents behind the mixing board, working with Chris Stapleton, Ashley Monroe, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile and many more
April 13
Gena Johnson poses in her home studio in Nashville, Tenn. on April 8, 2021. Johnson, a recording engineer, is the first woman to ever be nominated for engineer of the year by the Academy of Country Music. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 13

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible best-sellers for week ending April 9
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April 13

Final thoughts from Rep. John Lewis to be published in July

Some last thoughts from Rep. John Lewis will be published as a book this summer
April 13
FILE - This Nov. 18, 2016 file photo shows Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., in the Civil Rights Room in the Nashville Public Library in Nashville, Tenn. Some last thoughts from Lewis will be published this summer. Grand Central Publishing announced Tuesday that Lewis’ “Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation” will come out July 13, almost a year after he died at age 80. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
April 13

The top 10 books on the Apple Store

US-Apple-Books-Top-10 for week ending 4/11/2021
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April 13

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

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April 13

Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl team up for a pandemic anthem

Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl have teamed up for a hard-rock pandemic anthem called “Eazy Sleazy.”
April 13
Musician Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs in East Rutherford, N.J. on Aug. 1, 2019, left, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters performs at Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival in Franklin, Tenn. on Sept. 22, 2019. Jagger and Grohl have teamed up for a hard-rock pandemic anthem called “Eazy Sleazy.” The duo recorded the song in different studio locations and the lyrics mention “prison walls,” “virtual premieres,” numbers that are “grim” and Zoom calls. (AP Photo)
April 13

Galloni becomes first woman as Reuters editor-in-chief

The Reuters news service says it has promoted Alessandra Galloni to be its new editor-in-chief, replacing the retiring Stephen Adler
April 13
April 13

Selena Gomez and J.Lo headline vax concert for poor nations

Global Citizen will push for the world’s poorest countries to quickly receive COVID-19 vaccines for their medical workers with an international concert fundraiser hosted by Selena Gomez and headlined by Jennifer Lopez
April 13
Jennifer Lopez appears on "The View, " Sept. 12, 2019.
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FILE - Author J.K. Rowling appears at the world premiere of the film "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" in Paris on Nov. 8, 2018. Scholastic announced Tuesday that Rowling's “The Christmas Pig,” the story of a boy named Jack and a beloved toy (Dur Pig) which goes missing, will be released worldwide Oct. 12. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
April 13

Two books based on '1619 Project' coming out in November

Two books based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning “1619 Project” will be released this fall, with contributions from Jesmyn Ward, Jason Reynolds, Ibram X
April 13
This combination photo shows cover art for “The 1619 Project: Born On the Water” based on a student’s family tree assignment, with words by Hannah-Jones and Renee Watson and illustrations by Nikkolas Smith, left, and “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story”. The two books based on the Pulitzer Prize winning “1619 Project” will be released this fall. (Kokila/One World via AP)
April 13

AP PHOTOS: Rio de Janeiro artists languish in online exile

Georgia Szpilman’s soprano voice resounds beautifully in the apartment’s small living room, though the space lacks the acoustics of where her choir used to sing — Rio de Janeiro’s majestic municipal theater, which has been closed for over a year because of the pandemic. Szpilman is one among many artists sidelined by the coronavirus in Brazil’s cultural capital. Rio is the cradle of samba and bossa nova music and home to libertine Carnival festivities that encourage costumes and clowning. But with virus cases and deaths still surging, concert halls and theaters stay shut. Some venues, like the Carnival parade grounds, even became vaccination stations. “The magic of the crowd is missing, that exchange, and I feel like half of myself,” Szpilman says. “I try to imagine I’m presenting on stage and withdraw that energy from my soul for the crowd.” Members of the municipal theater’s choir, orchestra and ballet are technically public servants, and have continued...
April 13
April 13

Tirico to host NBC coverage of Tokyo Games from outdoor set

Mike Tirico won’t be anchoring NBC’s primetime coverage of the Tokyo Olympics from the usual confines of a studio inside the International Broadcast Center
April 13
April 13

Prince Philip shaped, and was shaped by, a century of tumult

Born into an age of revolutions, Prince Philip lived through a tumultuous century and witnessed many of its upheavals
April 13
FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, Britain's Prince Philip salutes during a special Armistice Day ceremony under the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium. The Duke of Edinburgh attended a special Armistice Day ceremony on Monday to oversee the handover of 70 sandbags of soil from Flanders fields. The sandbags, collected by Belgian and British schoolchildren from Commonwealth cemeteries in Belgium, were handed over to the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery and will be taken to London and placed in the Flanders Fields Memorial Garden at the Wellington Barracks. When Elizabeth became queen at the age of 25 in 1952, Philip gave up his naval career and dedicated himself to supporting her and the monarchy. Prince Philip who died Friday April 9, 2021, aged 99, lived through a tumultuous century of war and upheavals. (AP Photo/Paul Edwards, FILE)
April 12

California's ArcLight and Pacific Theaters to close for good

Hollywood’s theatrical business may be slowly rebounding but for some exhibitors the last year has been catastrophic
April 12
Mariah Hottell, of Los Angeles, sits outside the boarded up and closed ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood, Monday, April 12, 2021, in Los Angeles. Pacific Theaters, which operates some 300 screens in California, including the beloved ArcLight theaters and the historic Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, said Monday that it will not be reopening. Fans, including numerous actors, took to social media to share memories of the theater chain and lobby for it to be saved. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
April 12

Late president's book outlines vision for Japan's Nintendo

Nintendo's late president Satoru Iwata oversaw the video-game maker's global growth, helping make Super Mario and Pokemon household names
April 12
This image provided by VIZ Media, shows the book cover of "Ask Iwata". Nintendo's late president Satoru Iwata oversaw the video-game maker's global growth, helping make Super Mario and Pokemon household names. “Ask Iwata" was published after his death from cancer in 2015 at 55 and an English translation of the book is being published this month by VIZ Media. (VIZ Media © HOBONICHI via AP)