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Ricky Martin's camp denies restraining order allegations

Jul. 03, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Representatives for Ricky Martin have denied allegations that led to a restraining order against the Puerto Rican superstar, who has not been charged with any crime. Police said Saturday that a judge had issued the order against Martin, but authorities...

Feds: R. Kelly remains on suicide watch 'for his own safety'

Jul. 03, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities are pushing back on R. Kelly's claims that he was placed on suicide watch as a form of punishment last week after a judge sentenced him to 30 years behind bars for using his fame to sexually abuse young girls. The U.S. Attorney's Office in...

‘Minions’ set box office on fire with $108.5 million debut

Jul. 03, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

Families went bananas for Minions this weekend at the movie theater. “ Minions: The Rise of Gru ” brought in an estimated $108.5 million in ticket sales from 4,391 screens in North America, Universal Pictures said Sunday. By the end of the Monday’s July Fourth holiday, it will likely have...

China state museum opens in Hong Kong amid patriotism drive

Jul. 03, 2022 10:27 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China's famed Palace Museum began displaying artifacts in Hong Kong on Sunday amid a drive to build loyalty to Beijing in the former British colony that reverted to Chinese rule 25 years ago. Works of calligraphy and paintings on silk dating back more than 1,000...

British theater, film director Peter Brook dies at age 97

Jul. 03, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Peter Brook, a British theater and film director known for an influential and distinguished career which saw him garner worldwide acclaim, has died. He was 97. The two-time Tony Award winner, who had settled in France decades ago, directed the film adaptations of his...

Ricky Martin faces restraining order in Puerto Rico

Jul. 02, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A judge has issued a restraining order against Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin, police said Saturday. The order was signed Friday, and authorities visited an upscale neighborhood in the north coastal town of Dorado where the singer lives to try to...

Man found at Taylor Swift properties faces stalking charges

Jul. 02, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 35-year-old New York man is facing trespassing and stalking charges after authorities said he entered two New York City residences linked to the famed singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. Police say the suspect, who was arrested Friday, entered one of the residential...

Smithsonian's traveling Green Book exhibit opens in Jackson

Jul. 02, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A look at how African Americans traveled during the Jim Crow era in the U.S. is on display at the Two Mississippi Museums in downtown Jackson. The Negro Motorist Green Book, a Smithsonian traveling exhibition, opened Saturday at the venue, which is part of the...

Actress Lindsay Lohan celebrates birthday as married woman

Jul. 02, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Lindsay Lohan is celebrating her 36th birthday on Saturday as a married woman. The “Freaky Friday” star said she was the “luckiest woman in the world” in an Instagram post Friday that pictured her with financier Bader Shammas, who had been her...

Students give creativity a spin at Clay Camp in WVa

Jul. 02, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Students are learning how to use pottery wheels and build with clay as the Huntington Museum of Art kicked off its summer programs with Clay Camp. Museum educator George Lanham said Clay Camp is a chance for new pottery crafters and skilled crafters to...