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July 25

Jackie Mason, comic who perfected amused outrage, dies at 93

Rabbi-turned-comic got laughs from Catskill nightclubs to West Coast talk shows
July 25
FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug 28, 2002, file photo, comic Jackie Mason addresses the media at Zanie's comedy club in Chicago about the club's decision to cancel comic Ray Hanania's appearance. Mason, a rabbi-turned-jokester whose feisty brand of standup comedy got laughs from nightclubs in the Catskills to West Coast talk shows and Broadway stages, has died. He was 93. Mason died Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Manhattan, the celebrity lawyer Raul Felder told The New York Times. (AP Photo/Stephen J. Carrera, File)
July 24

Comedian Jackie Mason, the former rabbi who got laughs from the Catskills to California, has died. He was 93.

Comedian Jackie Mason, the former rabbi who got laughs from the Catskills to California, has died. He was 93.
July 24
July 24

Leon Bridges shares his evolution to 'Gold-Diggers Sound'

Grammy-winning artist Leon Bridges discusses his musical and personal evolution as he releases his third studio album, the “Gold-Diggers Sound.”
July 24
Grammy-winning artist Leon Bridges discusses his musical and personal evolution as he releases his third studio album, the R&B-forward “Gold-Diggers Sound.” in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
July 24

Prosecutors air more claims in R. Kelly case; 1 involves boy

Federal prosecutors say R. Kelly had sexual contact with an underage boy.
July 24
FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. Federal prosecutors in New York on Friday, July 23, 2021, asked a judge for permission to admit what they said was evidence for which Kelly has not been charged, at his upcoming sex-trafficking trial in Brooklyn. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
July 24

At Tokyo Olympics, a debt to 'Back to the Future' and 'E.T.'

Skateboarding and freestyle BMX are making their Olympic debuts.
July 24
Alana Smith of the United States trains during a street skateboarding practice session at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
July 23

Family of James Brown settles 15-year battle over his estate

The family of James Brown settles the 15-year battle over his estate.
July 23
FILE - In this July 6, 2005 file photo, James Brown performs on stage during the Live 8 concert at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland. The family of entertainer James Brown has reached a settlement ending a 15-year battle over late singer’s estate. David Black, an attorney representing Brown’s estate, confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday, July 23, 2021 that the agreement was reached July 9. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
July 23

Jolie-Pitt divorce judge disqualified by appeals court

A California appeals court on Friday disqualified a private judge being used by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in their divorce case, handing Jolie a major victory
July 23
In this combination photo, Angelina Jolie, left, arrives at the European Premiere of "Maleficent Mistress of Evil" in central London on Oct. 9, 2019, and Brad Pitt poses in the press room at the Oscars on April 25, 2021, in Los Angeles. A California appeals court on Friday, July 23, 2021, disqualified a private judge being used by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in their divorce case, handing Jolie a major victory. The 2nd District Court of Appeal agreed with Jolie that Judge John Ouderkirk didn't sufficiently disclose business relationships with Pitt's attorneys. The decision means that the custody fight over the couple's five minor children, which was nearing an end, could be starting over. (AP Photo)
July 23

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
July 23
July 23

LeVar Burton: 'Jeopardy!' host gig began 'scary,' ended fun

LeVar Burton’s quest to become the new host of “Jeopardy!”
July 23
This image provided by Jeopardy Productions, Inc. shows "Jeopardy!" guest host LeVar Burton on the set of the game show. (Carol Kaelson/Jeopardy Productions, Inc. via AP)
July 23

Sanz: The Olympics are magic that the world was missing

Alejandro Sanz just earned another accolade to go with his 29 Grammys: Olympic performer
July 23
FILE - Alejandro Sanz performs "Mala Gente" at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala honoring Juanes on Nov. 13, 2019, in Las Vegas. Sanz performed "Imagine" by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, with John Legend, Keith Urban and Angelique Kidjo via pre-recorded video at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on July 23, 2021. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 23

Leon Bridges shares his evolution to 'Gold-Digger Sounds'

Grammy-winning artist Leon Bridges discusses his musical and personal evolution as he releases his third studio album, the “Gold-Diggers Sound.”
July 23
Grammy-winning artist Leon Bridges discusses his musical and personal evolution as he releases his third studio album, the R&B-forward “Gold-Diggers Sound.” in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
July 23

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar week of 7/23/21
July 23
July 23

Private judge hearing Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s divorce case should be disqualified, court rules

Private judge hearing Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s divorce case should be disqualified, court rules
July 23
July 23

Kanye West unveils new album, Jay-Z track at listening event

Kanye West barely said a word during his album listening session Thursday night, but the mercurial rapper still had most attendees standing on their feet while hanging on every word of his new project
July 23
FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2006, file photo, Kanye West and his mother, Donda, hold his three awards backstage at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. West won for best rap album, solo and song. Kanye West unveiled his 10th studio album, “Donda,” in front of a packed crowd in Atlanta. His album was named after his mother, who died at the age of 58 following plastic surgery complications in 2007. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
July 23

Singer Luke Combs pays for funerals of 3 who died after show

Country singer Luke Combs is paying the funeral expenses of three young men who saw him perform at a Michigan music festival before they died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning
July 23
Amy Satterthwaite, the mother of Richie Mays Jr., gets a hug as family and friends gather to remember Kole Sova, Dawson Brown and Mays at the home of Jerry and Meeka Sova near Jackson, Mich., Sunday, July 18, 2021. The three young men, all recent Michigan Center High School graduates, were found dead likely from carbon monoxide exposure in a camper on July 17 at the Faster Horses Festival at Michigan International Speedway. (J. Scott Park/MLive.com/Jackson Citizen Patriot via AP)
July 23

PHOTOS: AP photographer turns the lens on herself at Cannes

As an Atlanta-based photographer who’s covered major sports, breaking news, national politics throughout the United States, Brynn Anderson says she thought all her previous experience prepared her for the Cannes Film Festival
July 23
AP photographer Brynn Anderson, bottom row second left, photographs Jury president Spike Lee as he poses at the photo call for the jury at the 74th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
July 23

Odd couple: Mayfield, rocker Alice Cooper team for TV spot

They are an odd couple, all right — Baker Mayfield and Alice Cooper
July 23
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, right, stands with actresses during a Progressive Insurance commercial shoot at FirstEnergy Stadium, Thursday, July 22, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
July 23

Country star Morgan Wallen addresses his use of racial slur

Disgraced country star Morgan Wallen said it was ignorant of him to use a racial slur
July 23
FILE - Morgan Wallen arrives at the 53rd annual CMA Awards on Nov. 13, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Wallen said it was ignorant of him to use a racial slur. In his first interview in six months, Wallen talked to Michael Strahan on ABC's “Good Morning America." on Friday, July 23, 2021. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
July 23

Olympics ceremony uses music from Japanese video games

The athletes of the Tokyo Olympics were greeted by a few familiar notes at the opening ceremony
July 23
Athletes are introduced during the opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
July 23

Kanye West unveils new album, Jay-Z track at listening event

Kanye West barely said a word during his album listening session Thursday night, but the mercurial rapper still had most attendees standing on their feet while hanging on every word of his new project
July 23
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, Kanye West appears on stage during a service at Lakewood Church in Houston. West is scheduled to unveil his 10th studio album, “Donda,” named after his late mother, at a listening party Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
July 23

Police: Man defrauded Chinese pop singer in sex scandal

Police in Beijing say a man has confessed to defrauding Chinese-Canadian pop singer Kris Wu over a teenager's accusation he had sex with her when she was drunk
July 23
Singer Kris Wu, center, performs in the 2017 Tmall 11.11 Global Shopping Festival gala, in Shanghai, China on Nov. 10, 2017. The popular Chinese-Canadian singer, Kris Wu, has lost endorsement deals with at least 10 brands including Porsche and Louis Vuitton after a teen-ager accused him of having sex with her while she was drunk. (Chinatopix via AP)
July 22

Giant screen collapses ahead of Rolling Loud music festival

Organizers say a giant video screen has collapsed at a South Florida stadium, one day before the Rolling Loud hip-hop music festival was set to open
July 22
VIDEO: Giant video wall collapses at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami
July 22

Hemingway Look-Alike Contest returns to the Florida Keys

The 40th edition of an Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest has begun at an iconic Key West bar formerly frequented by the author
July 22
In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, David "Bat" Masterson toots a conch shell during the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla. The 2020 competition, part of the subtropical island's Hemingway Days festival, was canceled last year due to COVID-19. Thursday night's contest attracted 72 entrants and a second preliminary round is set for Friday, July 23, with the finals scheduled for Saturday, July 24. Ernest Hemingway lived in Key West throughout most of the 1930s. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP)
July 22
This image released by Universal Pictures shows, from left, Vicky Krieps, Thomasin McKenzie, Gael García Bernal and Luca Faustino Rodriguez in a scene from "Old." (Universal Pictures via AP)
July 22

Édgar Ramírez: 'I have family members dying of COVID'

Édgar Ramírez wants people to understand that the fight against COVID-19 is not over
July 22
FILE - Edgar Ramirez arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Irishman" on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Ramirez wants people to understand that the fight against COVID-19 is not over. The Venezuelan actor told the Associated Press that his own family is suffering gravely. He tells the AP that he has family members who are dying of COVID-19, and that people must remain vigilant and people should “trust science and follow the recommendations” and be wary of misinformation.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
July 22

Eilish concert film coming; Rockettes return for holiday

The Billie Eilish concert film “Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles” will premiere on the Apple TV+ streaming service globally Sept. 3
July 22
In this combination photo, Billie Eilish, from left, performs at Spotify Best New Artist Party on Jan. 23, 2020, in West Hollywood, Calif., the Rockettes perform during the Christmas Spectacular on Nov. 25, 2019, in New York and James Blake performs at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. Eilish's concert film "Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles" will premiere on the Apple TV+ streaming service globally Sept. 3, 2021. Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. said Thursday, July 22, 2021, the "The Christmas Spectacular" — starring the Rockettes precision-dance team, will be back this holiday season with performances at Radio City Music Hall from Nov. 5, 2021 to Jan. 2, 2022. And Blake has announced his first new full-length album in three years, "Friends That Break Your Heart", due Sept. 10, 2021, and a tour this fall. (AP Photo)
July 22

AP editor, Times columnist among new Pulitzer Board chairs

New York Times opinion columnist Gail Collins, Associated Press Editor at Large John Daniszewski and journalist Katherine Boo have been elected as co-chairs of the Pulitzer Prize Board
July 22
FILE - John Daniszewski sits for a portrait, Thursday, June 7, 2018, in New York. Daniszewski, editor at large for the Associated Press, along with New York Times opinion columnist Gail Collins, and journalist Katherine Boo have been elected as co-chairs of the Pulitzer Prize Board, the organization announced Thursday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, FILE)
July 22

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS FOR WEEK ENDING 7/17/2021

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS FOR WEEK ENDING 7/17/2021
July 22
July 22

Indie Spirit Awards move away from Oscars weekend

In a break from tradition, the Film Independent Spirit Awards are moving away from Oscars weekend
July 22
July 22

Toronto Film Festival to honor Villeneuve and Obomsawin

Filmmakers Denis Villeneuve and Alanis Obomsawin are among those being honored at the Toronto International Film Festival in September
July 22
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, a view of a festival sign appears on Day 1 of the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. Organizers announced Tuesday, July 20, 2021, that among the films that premiere at this year’s TIFF will be the adaptation of the Tony-winner “Dear Evan Hansen,” which will open the festival, Edgar Wright’s ’60s London themed “Last Night in Soho,” and “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” TIFF runs Sept. 9-18. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 22

NYFF to open with Joel Coen’s ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’

Joel Coen’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth” starring Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington will have its world premiere on opening night of the New York Film Festival, organizers said Thursday
July 22
In this combination photo, Frances McDormand, left, poses in the press room at the Oscars on April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles and Denzel Washington arrives at the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award on June 6, 2019 in Los Angeles. Joel Coen's "The Tragedy of Macbeth" starring McDormand and Washington will have its world premiere on opening night of the New York Film Festival, organizers said Thursday, July 22, 2021. The 59th edition of the festival kicks off Sept. 24. (AP Photo)
July 22

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USA Today Best-Selling Books for the week ending 7/18/2021
July 22
July 22

Venice avoids designation as UNESCO heritage site in danger

Venice and its lagoon environment have avoided placement on UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites in danger following Italy’s ban on massive cruise ships traveling through the city's historic center
July 22
FILE - In this June 5, 2021 file photo, "No Big Ships" activists stage a protest as the MSC Orchestra cruise ship leaves Venice, Italy. UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee is debating Thursday, July 22, 2021, whether Venice and its lagoon environment will be designated a world heritage site in danger due to the impact of over-tourism alongside the steady decline in population and poor governance. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, file)
July 22

Report: Disney may get $570M in tax breaks for new campus

Disney stands to benefit from more than a half billion dollars in tax breaks for building a new regional campus in central Florida
July 22
After a shutdown because of the coronavirus, fireworks fill the sky for the first time in 15 months at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Thursday, July 1, 2021, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
July 22

Sounds of the Games: NBC doesn't plan on adding crowd noise

One of Molly Solomon’s favorite memories from the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics was watching Lindsey Vonn before she skied
July 22
The US women Volleyball team practice during a team training session at Ariake Arena at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 22, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
July 22

Review: New album showcases Jenny Shawhan's commanding alto

Jenny Shawhan has a big voice and knows how to use it
July 22
This cover image released by 24 Angels/Coastal Bend Music shows "Don't Be Afraid" by Jenny Shawhan. (24 Angels/Coastal Bend Music via AP)
July 22

'We're back on the road!' Rolling Stones relaunch U.S. tour

Rolling Stones fans in the United States will finally be getting, yes, some satisfaction: The band announced it was relaunching its “No Filter” tour, derailed by the pandemic, this fall
July 22
FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019 file photo, Mick Jagger, center, performs with his Rolling Stones bandmates, from left, Ron Wood, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards during their concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. The Stones announced Thursday, July 22, 2021, that they will relaunch their U.S. tour on Sept. 26 in St. Louis. Their revived tour will include some new dates in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and a show at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 22

Review: ‘Snake Eyes’ doesn’t play its cards right

“Crazy Rich Asians” star Henry Golding leads the new G
July 22
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Henry Golding in a scene from "Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins." (Niko Tavernise/Paramount Pictures via AP)
July 22

Radio host Larry Elder wins fight to enter California recall

Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder will be a candidate in California’s upcoming recall election aimed at removing Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office
July 22
FILE - In this July 13, 2021, file photo, conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder speaks to supporters during a campaign stop in Norwalk, Calif. Elder has filed a lawsuit Monday, July 19, 2021, challenging a decision by California election officials to block him from running in the state's Sept. 14 recall election, saying he's the target of political "shenanigans" by Sacramento Democrats. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 22

Radio host Larry Elder wins fight to enter California recall

Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder will be a candidate in California’s upcoming recall election aimed at removing Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office
July 22
FILE - In this July 13, 2021, file photo, conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder speaks to supporters during a campaign stop in Norwalk, Calif. Elder has filed a lawsuit Monday, July 19, 2021, challenging a decision by California election officials to block him from running in the state's Sept. 14 recall election, saying he's the target of political "shenanigans" by Sacramento Democrats. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 21

Weinstein pleads not guilty to sexual assaults in California

Harvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles courtroom to four counts of rape and seven other sexual assault counts
July 21
FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for jury deliberations in his rape trial in New York. New York prison officials have handed over Weinstein for transport to California to face sexual assault charges. The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision says the transfer happened about 9:25 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
July 21

Bette Midler, Berry Gordy among new Kennedy Center honorees

The Kennedy Center Honors is returning in December
July 21
July 21

Brandi Carlile inspired by isolation for new record

Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile is channeling David Bowie in the first single from her forthcoming new album “In These Silent Days.”
July 21
FILE - In this March 9, 2021 file photo, Brandi Carlile poses on the press line at the 63rd Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The award show aired on March 14 with both live and prerecorded segments. Carlile's new album “In These Silent Days” will come on Oct. 1 and is influenced by Bowie, Freddie Mercury and her two close musical friends, Elton John and Joni Mitchell. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 21

Taylor leaves ESPN after failing to reach contract extension

Maria Taylor is leaving ESPN after the two sides were unable to reach an agreement on a contract extension
July 21
FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2019, file photo, ESPN's Maria Taylor works from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game between Miami and Florida in Orlando, Fla. Taylor is leaving ESPN after the two sides were unable to reach an agreement on a contract extension. Taylor had been with ESPN since 2014 but her contract expired Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Her last assignment for the network was Tuesday night at the NBA Finals, where she was the pregame and postgame host for the network's “NBA Countdown” show. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
July 21

O'Reilly accuser's appearance on 'The View' stopped by order

ABC's daytime talk show “The View” postponed a planned appearance on Wednesday by a woman who settled a sexual harassment lawsuit against former Fox News Channel personality Bill O'Reilly
July 21
FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, file photo host Bill O'Reilly of "The O'Reilly Factor" program, on the Fox News Channel, poses for photos, in New York. “The View” canceled a planned appearance Wednesday, July 21, 2021, by a woman who settled a sexual harassment lawsuit against O'Reilly, after the former Fox News Channel personality sought and received a restraining order against her. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 21

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to charges he sexually assaulted 5 women

Weinstein has already been convicted in New York.
July 21
Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Manhattan Criminal Court in New York, Feb. 24, 2020.
July 21

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to 11 sexual assault counts in Los Angeles court

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to 11 sexual assault counts in Los Angeles court
July 21
July 21

Sex Pistols singer calls TV show 'nonsense' in songs dispute

Former Sex Pistols singer John Lydon says he is “heart and soul” against letting the band’s songs be used in an upcoming television drama series about the pioneering punk outfit
July 21
John Lydon, also known as Johnny Rotten, outside the Hight Court Rolls Building in London, where he is giving evidence in a hearing between two former Sex Pistols band members and the band frontman over the use of their songs in a television series, Wednesday July 21, 2021. Drummer Paul Cook and the band's former guitarist, Steve Jones, are suing the Pistols' former lead singer to allow their songs to be used in a TV series. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
July 21

The friendship at the heart of a last day on Earth comedy

Zoe Lister-Jones wasn’t expecting to make a best friend while casting her reboot of “The Craft.”
July 21
Zoe Lister-Jones, left and Cailee Spaeny arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "How It Ends" at NeueHouse Hollywood on Thursday, July 15, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Richard Shotwell)
July 21

Belgian flood tragedy makes for subdued national day

The floods tragedy in Belgium which left at least 31 dead combined with the year-long COVID-19 pandemic is making for a subdued celebration of Belgium’s national day
July 21
Belgium's Honour Guards ride in formation outside the St. Gudula cathedral in Brussels, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Belgium celebrates its National Day on Wednesday in a scaled down version due to coronavirus, COVID-19 measures. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)