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Neil Young sues Trump campaign, deriding use of famous tunes

Neil Young has sued President Donald Trump's reelection campaign, saying he doesn't want his music used as a theme song for what he calls a divisive un-American campaign of ignorance and hate
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 25, 2019, file photo, Neil Young performs at the BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival at Napa Valley Expo in Napa, Calif. Young has sued President Donald Trump's reelection campaign, saying he doesn't want his music used as a theme song for what he calls a divisive un-American campaign of ignorance and hate. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
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Disney to release 'Mulan' on streaming service, for a price

“Mulan” is no longer headed for a major theatrical release
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This image released by Disney shows Yifei Liu in the title role of "Mulan." The film is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on its subscription streaming service, Disney+, on Sept. 4. Customers will have to pay an additional $29.99 on top of the cost of the monthly subscription to rent “Mulan.” (Disney Enterprises, Inc. via AP)
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Disney 3Q revenue drops 42%, missing expectations

Walt Disney Co. has reported that its net income fell dramatically in the three-month period that ended in June
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FILE - Park guests enter the Magic Kingdom during the reopening of Walt Disney World, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Walt Disney Co. reported net income that plummeted dramatically in the third quarter, when it most of its theme parks remained closed and theatrical movie releases were postponed. Net income results were better than the loss analysts expected, however, but revenue missed expectations. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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Fox News Channel viewers tune out for John Lewis' funeral

Fox News Channel viewers are usually a loyal bunch, but thousands reached for the ‘off’ switch when the network aired civil rights icon John Lewis' funeral last week
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Rev. Dr. Bernice King offers a prayer at the start of the service during the funeral for the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool)
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August 04

Review: More supernatural horror from ‘The Strain’ writers

Did you like “The Strain” trilogy or the FX television series of the same name
August 04
This cover image released by Grand Central Publishing shows "The Hollow Ones" by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan. (Grand Central Publishing via AP)
August 04

Ben Samuel shares lessons learned from 'Dating Around'

Ben Samuel says the internet attention he's receiving after being on “Dating Around'' has been overwhelming
August 04
This image released by Netflix shows Ben Samuel in an episode of “Dating Around.” Set in New Orleans for its second season, “Dating Around” features a principle dater each episode who goes on five blind dates. At the end of each episode, a person is chosen for a second date. (Annie Flanagan/Netflix via AP)
August 04

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Kanye West withdraws petition to get on NJ's 2020 ballot

Kanye West withdrew his petition to appear as a presidential candidate on New Jersey’s ballot
August 04
FILE - Kanye West answers questions during a service at Lakewood Church Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Houston. West says he is no longer a Trump supporter. The rapper, who once praised President Donald Trump, tells Forbes in a story published Wednesday that he is “taking the red hat off” — a reference to Trump’s trademark red “Make America Great Again” cap. West also insisted that his weekend announcement that he’s running for President was not a stunt to drum up interest in an upcoming album. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
August 04

Roc Nation partners with Brooklyn’s LIU to launch new school

Jay-Z’s entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment
August 04
FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2017 file photo, Jay-Z performs on the 4:44 Tour at Barclays Center in New York. Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class will receive Roc Nation Hope Scholarships. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
August 04

Review: A sweet fable in Seth Rogen’s ‘An American Pickle’

Seth Rogen plays two roles in “An American Pickle,” a sweet immigration fable about a 1920s laborer who wakes up 100 years after falling into a vat of pickle juice and gets a crash-course in modern life from his great grandson
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Winfrey picks Isabel Wilkerson's 'Caste' for her book club

Oprah Winfrey has chosen Isabel Wilkerson's “Caste” as her new book club selection
August 04
August 04

'Sobering' report shows hardening attitudes against media

A new study by the Knight Foundation and Gallup finds that Americans' distrust of the news media only seems to be worsening
August 04
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Reporter sues Golden Globes organization

A Norwegian entertainment reporter is suing the organization that gives out the Golden Globes, alleging that it acts as a cartel that illegally protects its members against competition
August 04
Golden Globes signage appears on the red carpet at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. A Norwegian entertainment reporter has sued the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization that gives out the Golden Globe Awards, alleging that it acts as a cartel that stifles competition for its members. Reporter Kjersti Flaa filed the lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles on Monday. Flaa said that despite reporting on Hollywood for many prominent Norwegian outlets, she has been repeatedly denied membership in the organization because the HFPA won't allow in new members whose work competes with that of existing ones. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
August 04

Notre Dame Cathedral's organ getting 4-year-long cleaning

Pipe by pipe, the organ that once thundered through Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is being taken apart after last year's devastating fire
August 04
FILE - In this Thursday, May 2, 2013 file photo, Philippe Lefebvre, 64, plays the organ at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Pipe by precious pipe, the organ that once thundered through fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral is being taken apart. The mammoth task of dismantling, cleaning and re-assembling France's largest musical instrument started Monday Aug.3, 2020 and is expected to last nearly four years. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, file)
August 03

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson acquires XFL

Former wrestling star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said he has acquired the XFL
August 03
FILE - Dwayne Johnson attends the premiere of "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw" on July 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. Johnson said he has acquired the XFL. The 48-year-old actor made the announcement on Twitter. Reportedly the price is $15 million. The XFL had eight franchises and played five games out of a planned 10-game schedule before canceling the remainder of its season in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 03

Kanye West submits petitions to appear on Arkansas ballot

Rapper Kanye West has submitted signatures to appear on the Arkansas ballot this fall as an independent presidential candidate
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August 03

WEtv to honor Tamar Braxton's request to end future work

WEtv says it will honor Tamar Braxton’s request to end future work together, but the network expects to premiere the singer’s reality show next month
August 03
FILE - In this May 19, 2016, file photo, Tamar Braxton attends the 12th annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert in Los Angeles. WE tv says it will honor Braxton’s request to end future work together, but the network expects to premiere the singer’s reality show next month. Her reality series called “Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life!” was expected to premiere last week, but has been postponed to Sept. 10. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
August 03

Universal Orlando laying off undisclosed number of workers

Almost two months after reopening, Universal Orlando is laying off an undisclosed number of workers
August 03
FILE—In this June 3, 2020 file photo, visitors arrive at Universal Studios, in Orlando, Fla. Amusement parks of all sizes are adjusting everything from selling tickets to serving meals while trying to reassure the public and government leaders that they're safe to visit amid the coronavirus crisis and warnings against large gatherings. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
August 03

New this week: Luke Bryan, Jeff Foxworthy and 2 Seth Rogens

This week’s new entertainment releases include a double dose of Seth Rogen, who plays dual roles in the film “American Pickle.”
August 03
This cover image released by Capitol Records Nashville shows "Born Here Live Here Die Here" by Luke Bryan, out on Friday. (Capitol Records Nashville via AP)
August 03

Book Review: Hank Phillippi Ryan teeters on the improbable

Five-time Agatha Award Winner Hank Phillippi Ryan explores the consequences of deception in “The First to Lie.”
August 03
This cover image released by Forge shows "The First to Lie" by Hank Phillippi Ryan. (Forge via AP)
August 03

Steve McQueen sets 3 premieres at New York Film Festival

Three original films by Oscar-winner Steve McQueen will debut at the New York Film Festival this year, organizers said Monday
August 03
This image released by the New York Film Festival shows a scene from Steve McQueen's "Lovers Rock" which will premiere at the 58th New York Film Festival.
August 03

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 9-15

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Aug. 9-15 include singer Juanes, actor-writer Justin Theroux and actor Viola Davis
August 03
In this combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Aug. 9-15, Juanes, from left, arrives at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala in his honor on Nov. 13, 2019, in Las Vegas, Justin Theroux attends the launch of New Tiffany and Co. Men's Collection on Oct. 11, 2019, in Los Angeles, Viola Davis attends the Disney ABC Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Aug. 6, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif., Viola Davis attends the Disney ABC Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Aug. 6, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif., Cara Delevingne attends the STX Films The State of the Industry: Past, Present and Future presentation during CinemaCon on March 28, 2017, in Las Vegas, Sebastian Stan attends the "Avengers: Infinity War" fan event in London on April 8, 2018, Halle Berry attends the world premiere of "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum" on May 9, 2019, in New York and Jennifer Lawrence attends the photo call for "Red Sparrow'" in London on Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo)
August 03

Lucky No.7: Taylor Swift nabs 7th No.1 album with 'folklore'

To no one’s surprise, Taylor Swift’s surprise album “folklore” is dominating the music charts
August 03
This cover image released by Republic Records shows "Folklore," by Taylor Swift. Swift's eighth album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's 200 albums chart this week, marking the best first-week sales of the year and giving the pop star her seventh No. 1 title on the chart. (Republic Records via AP)
August 02

Tamar Braxton pays tribute to boyfriend for 'saving my life'

Tamar Braxton is thanking her boyfriend for saving her life after her hospitalization last month
August 02
FILE - Tamar Braxton performs at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in a Sunday, June 25, 2017 file photo, in Los Angeles. Tamar Braxton is thanking her boyfriend for saving her life after her hospitalization last month. Braxton posted a lengthy message on social media late Saturday, August 1, 2020 that paid tribute to David Adefeso being her “angel on earth.” (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
August 02

Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85

Brimley worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor.
August 02
FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 14, 2009 file photo, Actor Wilford Brimley attends the premiere of 'Did You Hear About The Morgans' at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York. Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from stunt performer to star of film such as “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died. He was 85. Brimley’s manager Lynda Bensky said the actor died Saturday morning, Aug. 1, 2020 in a Utah hospital. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
August 02

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan recovers from coronavirus

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has been discharged from a Mumbai hospital after undergoing three weeks of treatment for the coronavirus
August 02
FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2009 file photo, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan speaks during an interview in London. Bachchan was discharged from a Mumbai hospital on Sunday after undergoing two weeks of treatment for the coronavirus.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
August 01

Zoos could be latest pandemic victims

Zoos and aquariums from Florida to Alaska are struggling because of closures.
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A chimpanzee holds an enrichment treat at the Oakland Zoo in Oakland, Calif., on April 14, 2020. Zoos and aquariums from Florida to Alaska are struggling financially because of closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yet animals still need expensive care and food, meaning the closures that began in March, the start of the busiest season for most animal parks, have left many of the facilities in dire financial straits. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
July 31

James Murdoch resigns from news publisher News Corp's board

James Murdoch, son of News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch, is resigning from the family-controlled newspaper publisher’s board
July 31
FILE - In this April 19, 2017 file photo, James Murdoch attends the National Geographic 2017 "Further Front" network upfront at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York. Murdoch, son of News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch, is resigning from the family-controlled newspaper publisher’s board. He cites disagreements over editorial content published by the company’s news outlets and other, unspecified strategic decisions. James is known as the more liberal brother. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
July 31

Lena Dunham says her body 'revolted' under COVID-19

Lena Dunham says her body “revolted” during a struggle with COVID-19
July 31
FILE - Lena Dunham attends the premiere of the final season of HBO's "Veep" on March 26, 2019, in New York. Dunham says her body “revolted” during a struggle with COVID-19. The 34-year-old creator and star of HBO's “Girls” said in a long Instagram post Friday, July 31, 2020, that what began as moderate aches were followed by a high fever, “crushing fatigue,” and the feeling that she was losing control of her body. She said the serious symptoms subsided after three weeks and she tested negative after a month. Dunham says she is telling her story now because she is seeing too much carelessness amid the pandemic. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
July 31

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
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Hall-of-Fame country DJ Bill Mack dies of COVID-19 at age 88

Longtime country music disc jockey Bill Mack, whose “Blue” became a hit for LeAnn Rimes and won a 1996 Grammy Award for Country Music Song of the Year, has died at age 88
July 31
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Review: Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’ is supreme Black art

Beyoncé returns with another visual effort highlighting Black art and music with “Black Is King."
July 31
This image released by Disney Plus shows Beyoncé and her daughter Blue Ivy Carter, seated background left, and Kelly Rowland, center, in "Brown Skin Girl" a scene from Beyonce's visual album "Black is King," premiering Friday on Disney Plus. (Parkwood Entertainment/Disney + via AP)
July 31

Alan Parker, director of "Midnight Express," dies at 76

British filmmaker Alan Parker, whose movies included “Bugsy Malone,” “Midnight Express” and “Evita,” has died at the age of 76
July 31
FILE - Film director Alan Parker arrives at the opening ceremony of 26th Moscow International Film Festival in Moscow on June 18, 2004. Parker, whose movies included “Bugsy Malone,” “Midnight Express” and “Evita,” has died at the age of 76. A statement from the director’s family says Parker died Friday in London after a long illness. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, File)
July 31

Robert Durst murder trial to resume in 2021 because of virus

The California murder trial of real estate heir Robert Durst has been postponed until April because of the coronavirus pandemic
July 31
FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo, real estate heir Robert Durst looks over during his murder trial in Los Angeles. At a hearing Friday, July 17, 2020, on the resumption of the murder trial of Durst, a Los Angeles judge said it won't resume in late July as planned, and may stay on hold until April. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, Pool, File)
July 31

TV host Regis Philbin buried at Notre Dame, his alma mater

Television host Regis Philbin, who died last week at 88, has been buried at the University of Notre Dame following a private funeral service at his alma mater
July 31
FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2011 file photo, Regis Philbin appears on his farewell episode of "Live! with Regis and Kelly", in New York. Philbin, the genial host who shared his life with television viewers over morning coffee for decades and helped himself and some fans strike it rich with the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” has died on Friday, July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
July 31

Family says filmmaker Alan Parker, director of ‘Midnight Express’ and ‘Evita,’ has died at 76

Family says filmmaker Alan Parker, director of ‘Midnight Express’ and ‘Evita,’ has died at 76
July 31
July 31

Kerry Washington urges voting in local elections: 'Change happens on many levels'

You can vote for "people who make real day-to-day decisions in your community."
July 31
Kerry Washington joins "The View" on Friday, July 31, 2020 to discuss her recent Emmy wins, why local elections matter as much as national ones and her documentary "The Fight."
July 31

Japan funds save Lithuania museum on diplomat who saved Jews

A museum in Lithuania dedicated to a Japanese diplomat who helped thousands of Jews flee Europe during World War II has been extended an economic lifeline by people in Japan
July 31
This handout photo provided by Chiune Sugihara Memorial Museum, shows a working room in Chiune Sugihara memorial museum in Kaunas, Lithuania, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. A museum in Lithuania dedicated to a Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews in the early hours of World War II, that saw the number of visitors drop due to corona virus outbreak, has been saved by people in Japan, officials said Friday, July 31, 2020. (Chiune Sugihara Memorial Museum via AP)
July 31

'Into the Wild' bus likely lands a home at Fairbanks museum

The abandoned city bus in the Alaska backcountry that was made famous by the “Into the Wild” book and movie looks like it will have a new home in Fairbanks
July 31
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2004, file photo, the Museum of the North at the University of Alaska takes shape in Fairbanks, Alaska. An abandoned city bus that was recently removed from Alaska's backcountry to discourage those from making dangerous "Into the Wild" pilgrimages appears headed to the museum in Fairbanks. The state Department of Natural Resources said Thursday, July 30, 2020, that it intends to negotiate with the Museum of the North to display the bus, which was flown out of the woods near Denali National Park and Preserve last month. (AP Photo/Eric Engman, File)
July 31

Placido Domingo to receive lifetime award after sex assault allegations

Placido Domingo will make his first public appearance since recovering from coronavirus to accept a lifetime achievement award in Austria next week
July 31
FILE- In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, opera singer Placido Domingo performs during a concert in Szeged, Hungary. Domingo will make his first public appearance since recovering from coronavirus to accept a lifetime achievement award on Aug. 6 in Salzburg, Austria. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh, File)
July 31

Bryan Cranston recovers from COVID-19, donates plasma

Actor Bryan Cranston says he contracted and recovered from COVID-19 and has donated his plasma because it contains antibodies
July 31
FILE - In this June 9, 2019, file photo, Bryan Cranston accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play for "Network" at the 73rd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Cranston contracted and recovered from COVID-19 and has donated his plasma because it contains antibodies, he made the announcement in a video posted to Instagram on Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
July 31

DeGeneres apologizes to show's staff amid workplace inquiry

Ellen DeGeneres is apologizing to the staff of her daytime TV talk show
July 31
FILE - Ellen DeGeneres attends the premiere of Netflix's "Green Eggs and Ham," on Nov. 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. DeGeneres apologized to the staff of her daytime TV talk show amid an internal company investigation of complaints of a difficult and unfair workplace. (Photo by Mark Von Holden /Invision/AP, File)
July 30

Gaga, Grande top MTV VMA noms; quarantine categories added

It’s raining nominations for Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain on Me” at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, which will present new categories focused on live performances and music videos created at home during the coronavirus pandemic
July 30
Lady Gaga arrives at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 18, 2018, left, and Ariana Grande arrives at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2020. Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande both scored nine VMA nominations each, including video of the year for their No. 1 dance hit. “Rain on Me” is also competing for song of the year, best collaboration, best pop, best cinematography, best visual effects and best choreography. The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Aug. 30 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.(Photos by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
July 30

Review: Steve Howe's ‘Love Is’ echoes Yes but needs more

Steve Howe’s guitar mastery was a key component of the success of prog-rock masters Yes and you can hear some of his trademark acoustic and electric sounds on “Love Is,” his first solo album since 2011
July 30
This cover image released by BMG shows "Love Is" by Steve Howe. (BMG via AP)
July 30

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UK rapper Solo 45 sentenced to 24 years for violent rapes

British grime musician Solo 45 has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for raping four women in what police said was among the most violent sexual behavior they had seen
July 30
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Ominous whipped cream art comes to London's Trafalgar Square

The latest eye-catching sight in London’s Trafalgar Square is a giant swirl of whipped cream topped with a cherry, a fly and a drone
July 30
A new work of art entitled 'The End' by artist Heather Phillipson is seen after it was unveiled on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square in London, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Described as representing "exuberance and unease" and a "monument to hubris and impending collapse", The End, by British artist Heather Phillipson, will stay in place until spring 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
July 30

Writer Milan Kundera donating archive to Czech library

Writer Milan Kundera has decided to donate his private library and archive to a public library in the Czech city where he was born and spent his childhood
July 30
FILE - This June 27, 1967 file photo shows Milan Kundera, a Czech-born author living in France. Kundera, the Czech-born author of “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” has decided to donate his private library and archive to a public library in the Czech Republic. The Moravian Library in the second largest Czech city of Brno, Kundera’s hometown, said on Thursday, July 30, 2020 all the items will be transported form Kundera’s apartment in Paris to Brno in the fall. (Jovan Dezort/CTK via AP, file)