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Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler is embarking on his first tour of Europe

Capitalizing on an impressive moment in Spanish-language music, Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler is embarking on his first tour of Europe
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Uruguayan singer Jorge Drexler attends an interview with The Associated Press in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, April 3, 2024. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
April 12

If O.J. Simpson's assets go to court, Goldman, Brown families could be first in line

O.J. Simpson died without having paid the lion's share of the $33.5 million judgment a civil jury awarded to the families of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman
April 12
FILE - In this Oct. 3, 1995, file photo, O.J. Simpson reacts as he is found not guilty in the death of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in Los Angeles. Defense attorneys F. Lee Bailey, left, and Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. stand with him. Simpson, the decorated football superstar and Hollywood actor who was acquitted of charges he killed his former wife and her friend but later found liable in a separate civil trial, has died. He was 76. (Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Daily News via AP, Pool, File)
April 11

Judge dismisses lawsuits filed against rapper Drake over deadly Astroworld concert

A judge has dismissed hip-hop artist Drake from lawsuits filed against him over his participation in the deadly 2021 Astroworld festival in Houston in which 10 people were killed
April 11
FILE - Drake poses for a photograph at the Billboard Music Awards, May 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. Hip-hop artist Drake, who had been sued for his participation in the deadly 2021 Astroworld festival in Houston in which 10 people were killed, has been dismissed from the case, a judge ruled Wednesday, April 10, 2024. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
April 11

Before murder charges tarnished his legacy, O.J. Simpson was one of the NFL's greatest running backs

Long before the Bronco chase gripped a national television audience and the “Trial of the Century” captivated the country, O.J. Simpson made his mark on the football field
April 11
FILE - San Francisco 49ers running back O.J. Simpson is escorted from the field by police after the final NFL football game of his career, Dec. 16, 1979, against in the Atlanta Falcons at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. Simpson, the decorated football superstar and Hollywood actor who was acquitted of charges he killed his former wife and her friend but later found liable in a separate civil trial, has died. He was 76. (AP Photo, File)
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FILE - In this June 17, 1994, file photo, a white Ford Bronco, driven by Al Cowlings carrying O.J. Simpson, is trailed by Los Angeles police cars as it travels on a freeway in Los Angeles. Simpson, the decorated football superstar and Hollywood actor who was acquitted of charges he killed his former wife and her friend but later found liable in a separate civil trial, has died. He was 76. (AP Photo/Joseph Villarin, File)
April 11

Where are they now? Key players in the murder trial of O.J. Simpson

The June 12, 1994, killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman brought the “Trial of the Century” that saw O.J. Simpson acquitted of the murders
April 11
FILE - FILE - In this Sept. 26, 1995, file photo, prosecutor Marcia Clark demonstrates to the jury how the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were committed during her closing arguments in O.J. Simpson's double-murder trial in Los Angeles. Simpson, the decorated football superstar and Hollywood actor who was acquitted of charges he killed his former wife and her friend but later found liable in a separate civil trial, has died. He was 76. (Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Daily News via AP, Pool, File)
April 11

The OJ Simpson saga was a unique American moment. 3 decades on, we're still wondering what it means

O.J. Simpson’s death came almost exactly three decades after the murders that changed his reputation from football hero to suspect and cultural touchstone
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FILE - FILE - In this Sept. 26, 1995, file photo, prosecutor Marcia Clark demonstrates to the jury how the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were committed during her closing arguments in O.J. Simpson's double-murder trial in Los Angeles. Simpson, the decorated football superstar and Hollywood actor who was acquitted of charges he killed his former wife and her friend but later found liable in a separate civil trial, has died. He was 76. (Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Daily News via AP, Pool, File)
April 11

New York Philharmonic to tour China this summer

The New York Philharmonic will give five concerts in China this summer in what it says will be first visit to the mainland by a U.S. orchestra since 2019
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The show goes on for Paramount with ‘Gladiator II,’ a new Damien Chazelle movie and more

With reports and rumors swirling about possible mergers and bids to acquire Paramount, the film studio put its best foot forward for theater owners at CinemaCon on Thursday
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Chris Aronson, right, president of domestic theatrical distribution for Paramount Pictures, arrives via chariot to the Paramount Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2024, Thursday, April 11, 2024, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The studio is releasing "Gladiator 2" later in the year. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
April 11

AP WAS THERE: OJ Simpson’s murder trial acquittal

If there was ever a murder case perfectly suited for media and public consumption it was the O.J. Simpson murder trial
April 11
FILE - In this Oct. 3, 1995, file photo, O.J. Simpson reacts as he is found not guilty in the death of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in Los Angeles. Defense attorneys F. Lee Bailey, left, and Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. stand with him. Simpson, the decorated football superstar and Hollywood actor who was acquitted of charges he killed his former wife and her friend but later found liable in a separate civil trial, has died. He was 76. (Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Daily News via AP, Pool, File)
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Reaction to the death of O.J. Simpson

Reaction has come in regarding the death of O.J. Simpson after prostate cancer
April 11
FILE - University of Southern California runningback O.J. Simpson (32)runs against Notre Dame Notre Dame in the first half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, ind., Oct. 14, 1967. and picks up a few yards in their intersectional football game, Oct. 14, 1967 in South Bend, Indiana. Blocking for USC are Bob Miller (86), Mike Taylor (74), and Dan Scott (38). O.J. Simpson, the decorated football superstar and Hollywood actor who was acquitted of charges he killed his former wife and her friend but was found liable in a separate civil trial, has died. He was 76. The family announced on Simpson's official X account that he died Wednesday, April 10, 2024, of prostate cancer.(AP Photo/File)
April 11

OJ Simpson 'died without penance,' attorney for Ron Goldman's family says as reaction begins trickling in

OJ Simpson 'died without penance,' attorney for Ron Goldman's family says as reaction begins trickling in
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10 things to remember about O.J. Simpson

Ten things to remember about O.J. Simpson, the NFL running back-turned actor who was acquitted of murdering his wife and her friend
April 11
FILE - Buffalo Bills running back O.J. Simpson leaves the New York Jets defense behind as he breaks loose for a touchdown in the second quarter of the Bills 34-14 win at Shea Stadium in New York, Dec. 16, 1973. O.J. Simpson, the decorated football superstar and Hollywood actor who was acquitted of charges he killed his former wife and her friend but later found liable in a separate civil trial, has died. He was 76. Simpson's attorney confirmed to TMZ he died Wednesday night, April 10, 2024, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/File)
April 11

AP WAS THERE: OJ Simpson’s slow-speed chase

The first week of the O.J. Simpson case in mid-June 1994 moved quickly, with reporters racing to reach the news
April 11
FILE - In this June 17, 1994, file photo, a white Ford Bronco, driven by Al Cowlings carrying O.J. Simpson, is trailed by Los Angeles police cars as it travels on a freeway in Los Angeles. Simpson, the decorated football superstar and Hollywood actor who was acquitted of charges he killed his former wife and her friend but later found liable in a separate civil trial, has died. He was 76. (AP Photo/Joseph Villarin, File)
April 11

Movie Review: ‘Food, Inc. 2’ revisits food system, sees reason for frustration and (a little) hope

The makers of the Oscar-nominated 2008 documentary “Food, Inc.” never planned to make a sequel
April 11
This image released by Magnolia Pictures shows a scene from the documentary "Food, Inc. 2." (River Road/Participant/Magnolia Pictures via AP)
April 11
FILE - In this June 17, 1994, file photo, a white Ford Bronco, driven by Al Cowlings carrying O.J. Simpson, is trailed by Los Angeles police cars as it travels on a freeway in Los Angeles. Simpson, the decorated football superstar and Hollywood actor who was acquitted of charges he killed his former wife and her friend but later found liable in a separate civil trial, has died. He was 76. (AP Photo/Joseph Villarin, File)
April 11

O.J. Simpson's attorney tells TMZ the former football hero and celebrity criminal defendant has died at age 76

O.J. Simpson's attorney tells TMZ the former football hero and celebrity criminal defendant has died at age 76
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Posthumous memoir by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to be published Oct. 22

A memoir Alexei Navalny began working on in 2020 will be published this fall
April 11
FILE - Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny listens to a question during an interview at the Echo Moskvy (Echo of Moscow) radio station in Moscow, Russia, Monday, April 8, 2013. A memoir Alexei Navalny began working on in 2020 will be published this fall. “Patriot,” which publisher Alfred A. Knopf is calling the late Russian opposition leader's “final letter to the world,” will come out Oct. 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
April 11

Cannes sets lineup with Lanthimos, Coppola and Trump film 'The Apprentice'

Organizers announced that new films from Yorgos Lanthimos, Andrea Arnold and Francis Ford Coppola, as well as a portrait of 1980s Donald Trump, will compete for the Palme d’Or at the 77th Cannes Film Festival
April 11
Attendees walk over a floor advertisement for the upcoming film "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga" on the opening day of CinemaCon 2024 at Caesars Palace, Monday, April 8, 2024, in Las Vegas. The four-day convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) runs through Thursday. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
April 11

Jailed Vietnamese dissident Pham Doan Trang to be honored by PEN America

Imprisoned Vietnamese author-blogger-journalist Pham Doan Trang will be this year’s recipient of PEN America’s Barbey Freedom to Write Award, given by the free expression organization to a “jailed writer of conscience.”
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Mister Cee, a famed hip-hop DJ and key figure behind Notorious B.I.G.'s debut album, dies at 57

Mister Cee, one of hip-hop’s pioneering DJs and a New York City radio personality who played an instrumental role in the Notorious B
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Outside roles by NBC's Conde, others reveal a journalism ethics issue: being paid to sit on boards

Most news organizations hold its journalists to strict ethical standards to avoid conflicts of interest either real or perceived
April 11
FILE - Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at the Amazon re:MARS convention in Las Vegas on June 6, 2019. Most news organizations hold its journalists to strict ethical standards to avoid conflicts of interest either real or perceived. Is the same true for its bosses? (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 11

Universal Pictures teases ‘Wicked’ and announces ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s 2’

With the dust settled from a big 2023, winning best picture and topping the box office, Universal Pictures is looking to the future
April 11
James Watkins, director of the upcoming horror film "Speak No Evil," discusses the film during the Universal Pictures and Focus Features presentation at CinemaCon 2024, Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
April 11

10 emerging writers each receive $50,000 Whiting Awards

Fiction writer and National Book Award finalist Aaliyah Bilal is among 10 winners of the Whiting Award for emerging authors
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FILE - An Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon, Feb. 4, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)
April 10

Town creates public art ordinance after free speech debate over doughnut mural

Voters in a New Hampshire town have passed an ordinance addressing what local officials call “a path forward” for the installation of murals and other public artwork
April 10
FILE - A sign marks the southern border of rural Conway, N.H., Thursday, April 13, 2023. Residents have passed a public art ordinance after a well-intentioned school art project – a large painting of pastries displayed over a roadside bakery – split the town with a legal battle pitting zoning codes against freedom-of-speech rights (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
April 10
FILE - Margot Robbie arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, March 10, 2024, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif. The “Barbie” producer and star is making a Monopoly movie, with Hasbro and Lionsgate behind it, the companies announced Wednesday, April 10, at the CinemaCon conference in Las Vegas. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
April 10

Studio behind hit ‘Sound of Freedom’ wants to give audiences greenlight power

Angel Studios wants to give audiences the power to decide what movies are made
April 10
An attendee walks past advertisements for upcoming films including "The Garfield Movie" and "Joker: Folie a Deux" on the opening day of CinemaCon 2024 at Caesars Palace, Monday, April 8, 2024, in Las Vegas. The four-day convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) runs through Thursday. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
April 10

Movie Review: Should you watch 'Sasquatch Sunset' about a family of Bigfoots? Not yeti

One of the wildest movies of the year — or the century, for that matter — suggests that Bigfoots mourn, cuddle, bury their dead, enjoy throwing rocks in rivers, make art and wonder if they’re alone in the world
April 10
This image released by Bleeker Street shows Jesse Eisenberg in a scene from the film "Sasquatch Sunset." (Bleeker Street via AP)
April 10

Marisha Pessl's 'Darkly,' her first novel in six years, to come out Nov. 12

Marisha Pessl’s first novel in six years is a psychological thriller with the kinds of intricate clues and connections she has been known for since her acclaimed debut, “Special Topics in Calamity Physics.”
April 10
This image released by Random House Children's Books shows the cover of the book, "Darkly," by Marisha Pessl. On Wednesday, April 10, 2024, Delacorte Press announced that Pessl's "Darkly" will be published on Nov. 12. (Random House Children's Books via AP)
April 10

Jessica Alba steps down as chief creative officer at Honest, the personal care company she founded

Jessica Alba, who shot to fame in the James Cameron television series “Dark Angel,” as well as films such as “Sin City” and the “Fantastic Four,” will step down as chief creative officer at Honest Company, a personal care company that she founded
April 10
FILE - Jessica Alba arrives at the third Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA) Icon Awards, Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. Honest Company founder Jessica Alba is stepping down from the chief creative officer position at the personal care company. Alba, who gained fame as an actress in films like “Sin City” and the “Fantastic Four,” will be focusing on new endeavors, Honest said on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, but it didn't provide further details. Alba, will continue to hold a seat on the company’s board.(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
April 10

As many cities sour on hosting the Olympics, Salt Lake City's enthusiasm endures

Many other past Olympic hosts around the world have decided in recent years that bringing back the Games isn’t worth the money or hassle
April 10
FILE - Hidenari Kanayama, of Japan, races down the track during the men's Luge World Cup on Dec. 14, 2013, in Park City, Utah. Salt Lake City's enduring enthusiasm for hosting the Olympics will be on full display Wednesday, April 10, 2024, when members of the International Olympic Committee come to Utah for a site visit ahead of a formal announcement expected this July to name Salt Lake City the host for the 2034 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
April 10
Tim Burton, director of the upcoming film "Beetlejuice Beetlejuice," arrives onstage during the Warner Bros. Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2024, Tuesday, April 9, 2024, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
April 09

The Jon Snow sequel to 'Game of Thrones' isn't happening, Kit Harington says

Winter is, apparently, not coming back, as Kit Harington shut down talk of a Jon Snow sequel to HBO’s massive hit “Game of Thrones.”
April 09
FILE - Kit Harington poses for photographers upon arrival at the Olivier Awards in London, Sunday, April 10, 2022. Winter is, apparently, not coming back, as Harington shut down talk of a Jon Snow sequel to HBO’s massive hit “Game of Thrones” during an interview with The Associated Press Tuesday, April 9, 2024. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
April 09

Francis Ford Coppola's 'Megalopolis' to premiere at Cannes

Nearly half a century after Francis Ford Coppola won the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or for “Apocalypse Now,” he will return to the French Riviera festival to premiere his self-financed epic “Megalopolis.”
April 09
FILE - Francis Ford Coppola arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Nearly half a century after Francis Ford Coppola won the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or, he will return to the French Riviera festival on May 17, 2024, to premiere his self-financed epic “Megalopolis”. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
April 09

Women's NCAA title game outdraws the men's championship with an average of 18.9 million viewers

The women’s NCAA championship game drew a bigger television audience than the men’s title game for the first time, with an average of 18.9 million viewers watching undefeated South Carolina beat Iowa and superstar Caitlin Clark
April 09
South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley celebrates after the Final Four college basketball championship game against Iowa in the women's NCAA Tournament, Sunday, April 7, 2024, in Cleveland. South Carolina won 87-75. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
April 09

Cirque du Soleil's Beatles-themed Las Vegas show will end after an 18-year run

The final curtain will come down this summer on Cirque du Soleil’s long-running Las Vegas show “The Beatles Love.”
April 09
FILE - Acrobats perform during the preview of "Love," a new Beatles-themed Cirque du Soleil show, in Las Vegas, June 27, 2006. On Tuesday, April 9, 2024, it was announced that the final curtain will come down July 7 on Cirque du Soleil's long-running show “The Beatles Love," a cultural icon on the Las Vegas Strip that brought band members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr back together for public appearances throughout its 18-year run. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
April 09

Steak, cherry blossoms and Paul Simon will be featured at the White House state dinner for Japan

Rib eye steak, cherry blossoms and Paul Simon will be features of a White House state dinner for Japan
April 09
White House Social Secretary Carlos Elizondo, second from right, looks over the tables that are decorated during a press preview at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2024, for the State Dinner for Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 09

Bob Woodruff Foundation: Where billionaires, celebrities, and the NFL go to support vets

When billionaire philanthropists, celebrities, global embassies, and the National Football League want to lend a helping hand to American veterans, they increasingly turn to one source: the Bob Woodruff Foundation
April 09
FILE - Bob and Lee Woodruff attend the 15th annual Stand Up for Heroes benefit at Alice Tully Hall on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, in New York. The Bob Woodruff Foundation, formed in 2006 to serve post-9/11 veterans and their families, has become a celebrity favorite with its annual fundraiser — headlined by Jon Stewart, Tracy Chapman, and Bruce Springsteen — raising $84 million since it was founded and $14 million last year. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
April 09

At movie industry convention, leaders say blockbusters alone aren’t enough

Movie theater owners who gathered in Las Vegas this week for the annual CinemaCon convention and trade show are still feeling the high from “Barbenheimer.”
April 09
Attendees walk over a floor advertisement for the upcoming film "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga" on the opening day of CinemaCon 2024 at Caesars Palace, Monday, April 8, 2024, in Las Vegas. The four-day convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) runs through Thursday. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
April 09

'Civil War' might be the year's most explosive movie. Alex Garland thinks it's just reporting

The new film “Civil War” is an ominous attempt to turn widely held American anxieties into a violent, unsettling big-screen reality
April 09
This image released by A24 shows Wagner Moura, left, and Kirsten Dunst in a scene from "Civil War." (Murray Close/A24 via AP)
April 09

Luke Combs leads the 2024 ACM Awards nominations, followed by Morgan Wallen and Megan Moroney

Luke Combs leads the nominees for the 2024 Academy of Country Music Awards with eight nods to his name, it was announced Tuesday
April 09
FILE - Luke Combs performs during CMA Fest 2022, June 11, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. Combs leads the nominees for the 2024 Academy of Country Music Awards with eight nods to his name, it was announced Tuesday, April 9, 2024. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
April 09

Ancient sea turtle housed at Boston aquarium for more than 50 years passes another physical

Myrtle, an ancient green sea turtle that has delighted visitors to the New England Aquarium in Boston for more than 50 years, is in good physical shape
April 09
New England Aquarium staff and visitors looking at Myrtle as the massive sea turtle rests in a crate after being hoisted out of a giant ocean tank before a performed a medical examination in Boston, Tuesday, April 9, 2024. Myrtle, who's around 90 years old and weighs almost a quarter of a ton, underwent a medical examination that included blood draws as well as eye, mouth and a physical examination to ensure the creature remains in good health. (AP Photo/Rodrique Ngowi) (AP Photo/Rodrique Ngowi)
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George Lucas to receive honorary Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival

George Lucas will receive an honorary Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival next month, festival organizers announced Tuesday
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FILE - George Lucas arrives at the premiere of "Solo: A Star Wars Story" at El Capitan Theatre on Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Los Angeles. Lucas will receive an honorary Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival next month, festival organizers announced Tuesday, April 9, 2024. He will be honored at the closing ceremony to the 77th Cannes Film Festival on May 25. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
April 09

Movie Review: In Alex Garland’s potent ‘Civil War,’ journalists are America’s last hope

The United States is crumbling in Alex Garland’s sharp new film “Civil War,” an A24 release in theaters Friday
April 09
This image released by A24 shows Wagner Moura, left, and Kirsten Dunst in a scene from "Civil War." (Murray Close/A24 via AP)