Sting on Las Vegas residency, new album and Juice WRLD
NEW YORK (AP) — Sin City? More like Sting City. Grammy-winning superstar Sting is heading to Las Vegas to launch a residency next year.
Oscars amend a few rules but not for Netflix
NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars have tweaked a few rules, but not any that would limit the eligibility of Netflix films at the Academy Awards.
France wants to speed up Notre Dame reconstruction work
PARIS (AP) — France's government has presented a bill aimed at speeding up the reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral and providing transparency on how huge amounts of donation money for the restoration will be spent.
Tip your band, say honky tonk musicians, during NFL Draft
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars Dierks Bentley and Tim McGraw are playing free concerts in Nashville during the NFL Draft, but the hundreds of musicians working in honky tonk clubs just blocks from the draft stage want football fans to remember to tip the band.
13 poets laureate to receive more than $1 million in grants
NEW YORK (AP) — Thirteen state and local poets laureate will be receiving grants totaling more than $1 million. The gifts from the Academy of American Poets, announced Wednesday, are for "recognition" of literary excellence and to support civic programs ranging from podcasts to community-based workshops.
British stage director Peter Brook awarded Spanish prize
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish foundation has awarded one of the country's most prestigious awards to British theater and film director Peter Brook for opening "new horizons in contemporary dramaturgy."
'War of the Roses' author Warren Adler dies at 91
NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling author Warren Adler who chronicled dysfunction and duplicity, most notably in his divorce novel "The War of the Roses," a dark comedy that was made into a hit film has died.
Man or cyborg? 'Jeopardy!' champ passes $1 million mark
NEW YORK (AP) — There's no truth to the rumor that James Holzhauer is a cyborg created to be the perfect "Jeopardy!" contestant. But given how he's made a level of excellence rarely seen on the television quiz show appear almost mundane, it sometimes seems that way.
Garner graces cover of People's annual 'Beautiful Issue'
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Garner graces the front of this year's "Beautiful Issue" of People magazine with a cover story that cheers the way she balances Hollywood, business and motherhood.
Review: 'Avengers: Endgame' is Marvel's machine in high gear
Satisfaction is a complicated concept in Marvel Land. On the one hand, every morsel of pre-release information is obsessively poured over in feverish anticipation.
Kardashian clan member Scott Disick gets his own show in E!
NEW YORK (AP) — The "lord," as in Scott Disick, is spinning off and flipping out of the Kardashian family bubble with his own E! show.
Brothers sue Jussie Smollett's lawyers, claiming defamation
CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself sued the "Empire" actor's attorneys on Tuesday, accusing them of defamation by continuing to insist publicly that the brothers carried out a real, bigoted attack on Smollett despite knowing that wasn't true.
Mueller report release not exactly appointment viewing
NEW YORK (AP) — Given all the attention it has received over the past two years, the actual release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report wasn't exactly appointment television viewing.
Dem donors swoon, and sometimes fight, over Pete Buttigieg
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg is suddenly the hottest ticket for Democratic donors in the 2020 presidential contest. Entertainment moguls are fighting over who will host Hollywood fundraisers for the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
Jeweler, Sarah Jessica Parker settle breach-of-contract suit
NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Jessica Parker and a British jeweler have settled a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the actress. A joint statement released Tuesday says the parties have "resolved their differences" and are excited to "resume their partnership."
Diddy opens up about the death of soul mate Kim Porter
NEW YORK (AP) — Sean "Diddy" Combs has opened up about life after the sudden death of his soul mate, former girlfriend Kim Porter.
Ukraine police find Impressionist painting stolen in France
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian police have recovered a painting by French Impressionist Paul Signac stolen from a French museum. Police chief Serhiy Knyazev said the 1915 painting depicting the port of La Rochelle was found in the possession of a man who was arrested in Kiev on suspicion of involvement in a killing.
Workers install tarps to protect gutted Notre Dame from rain
PARIS (AP) — Professional mountain climbers were hired to install synthetic, waterproof tarps over the gutted, exposed exterior of Notre Dame Cathedral, as authorities raced to prevent further damage ahead of storms that are rolling in toward Paris.
War veteran Paul Scharre wins award for book 'Army of None'
NEW YORK (AP) — A veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has won a $5,000 award named for the late CIA director William E. Colby.
Fox News to host town hall meeting with Pete Buttigieg
NEW YORK (AP) — Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is the latest Democratic presidential candidate to agree to hold a town hall meeting on Fox News Channel.
I robot? Ian McEwan tells android tale in 'Machines Like Me'
LONDON (AP) — Ian McEwan is fascinated by artificial intelligence. His new novel, "Machines Like Me," features a lifelike android with access to all human knowledge who writes haiku poetry.
Town keeps playing Smith recording amid racist allegations
WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of a New Jersey shore town says they keep playing Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" on its boardwalk despite allegations of racism against the singer.
Paul Simon to donate festival proceeds to environmental orgs
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon is donating all net proceeds from his 2019 Outside Lands Festival performance to two environmental organizations.
Avengers get epic send-off at 'Endgame' world premiere
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There were more than a few sniffles from the audience at the premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" Monday night in Los Angeles, which Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth proudly admitted contributing to.
Will Smith, NASA, Fortnite among 2019 Webby Award winners
NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Will Smith, NASA, Fortnite and Disney are among the 2019 Webby Award winners for internet excellence. The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced the winners Tuesday.