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LA Opera names lawyer to lead Placido Domingo investigation

Aug. 20, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it will immediately open a "thorough and independent investigation" into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Domingo, the company's general director. In a brief statement Tuesday, the opera company said it has hired Debra Wong...

Could we BE any more excited? 'Friends' fans nuts for merch

Aug. 20, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — See your "Friends" on the big screen. Deck out your place with "Friends" decor. Wear your "Friends" as jewelry. Heck, buy the "Friends" Lego set and pretend it's for your kid. If you're a "Friends" superfan, there are lots of ways to celebrate the show's 25th anniversary in September. "It...

25th Bond movie gets a title: 'No Time to Die'

Aug. 20, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 25th James Bond movie has a title: "No Time to Die." Producers announced the moniker Tuesday for the film that has long been referred to simply as "Bond 25." "No Time to Die" returns Daniel Craig to the role of 007. Lea Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Ralph Fiennes return as...

Inspired by Fela, Nigeria's Burna Boy blazes trail in the US

Aug. 20, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Burna Boy was only six years old when Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti passed away, but that was enough time for the future musician to be inspired. "Everyone's got their hero," the 28-year-old Nigerian performer said. "For me, that's my hero." Kuti — the Nigerian musical icon and...

Marvel's involvement in 'Spider-Man' movies may be in doubt

Aug. 20, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With great success comes great re-negotiation. In the wake of the announcement that "Spider-Man: Far From Home" is now the highest-grossing film ever in Sony Pictures' history, reports surfaced that Marvel Studios may be stepping away from the cross-studio partnership. The Hollywood...

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Harvey Weinstein wants to move trial out of NYC

Aug. 20, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Lawyer for Harvey Weinstein has asked that the disgraced movie mogul's upcoming criminal trial be moved out of New York City, saying he can't get a fair trial. In a longshot motion filed with the state appellate court on Friday, attorney Arthur Aidala suggested the trial be moved to...

LA Opera names lawyer to lead Placido Domingo investigation

Aug. 20, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it will immediately open a "thorough and independent investigation" into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Domingo, the company's general director. In a brief statement Tuesday, the opera company said it has hired Debra Wong...

Ex-baseball players Dotel, Castillo linked to DR drug ring

Aug. 20, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested former MLB pitcher Octavio Dotel and cited ex-infielder Luis Castillo for their alleged links to a drug-trafficking and money-laundering ring, officials said Tuesday. Dominican Attorney General Jean Alain...

Joan Jett, Underwood to perform 'Sunday Night Football' open

Aug. 20, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

Fred Gaudelli knew NBC would have to come up with something grand for this season's "Sunday Night Football" opener since the NFL is celebrating its 100th anniversary. It didn't take long for the show's executive producer to arrive at something: Carrie Underwood came up with the perfect idea. This season, the show...

Cowboys' Elliott won't face criminal charge in Vegas scuffle

Aug. 20, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott won't face criminal charges after scuffling with a music festival security guard in Las Vegas. Prosecutor Steve Wolfson said Tuesday the findings of a police investigation "lacked prosecutorial merit." The NFL said last month that Elliott...

Was Dolphins coach sending a message via Jay-Z songs?

Aug. 20, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins' latest featured musical artist at practice: Jay-Z. The team's sound system played more than half a dozen songs by the rapper at the start of practice Tuesday, one day after receiver Kenny Stills objected to recent comments from Jay-Z about social activism by current...

Ex-Michigan State star Cleaves acquitted in sex assault case

Aug. 20, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A jury acquitted former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves on Tuesday of allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in a motel room four years ago. The verdict announced in a Genesee County courtroom in Cleaves' hometown of Flint came after a nearly-two week trial that...

Marvel's involvement in 'Spider-Man' movies may be in doubt

Aug. 20, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With great success comes great re-negotiation. In the wake of the announcement that "Spider-Man: Far From Home" is now the highest-grossing film ever in Sony Pictures' history, reports surfaced that Marvel Studios may be stepping away from the cross-studio partnership. The Hollywood...

No camping at Phish shows near Denver over plague concerns

Aug. 20, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Thousands of people who planned to camp during three days of Phish concerts at a stadium outside Denver will no longer be able to because of concerns that fleas in and around nearby prairie dog burrows could spread the plague. The Denver Post reports public health officials are still finding...

The Latest: Cleaves thanks jury for 'giving me my life back'

Aug. 20, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Mateen Cleaves (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Former Michigan State basketball star and NBA player Mateen Cleaves is thanking jurors for "giving me my life back" after they acquitted him on sex assault charges. Cleaves was accused of raping a woman in a...