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Spears set to make rare remarks to conservatorship judge

Jun. 23, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the most anticipated hearing in the case in years, Britney Spears is expected to address a judge overseeing the conservatorship that has controlled the pop star's money and affairs since 2008. If Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny does...

Elton John adds dates to final tour, including stadium shows

Jun. 23, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John has announced the final dates for his farewell tour, which includes stops at big stadiums in the U.S. “Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour" will visit Frankfurt, Germany, on May 27, 2022 and will make several stops...

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann takes on Tristan, opera’s voice killer

Jun. 23, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ten years ago, Jonas Kaufmann didn’t hesitate when asked if he was ready to take on heavy Wagnerian roles like the hero of “Tristan und Isolde.” “I don’t want to get into the history books as one of the youngest Tristans ever, and who lost his...

Olympic trials pique viewer interest in Tokyo Summer Games

Jun. 23, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid all the back-and-forth about the feasibility of holding the Tokyo Olympics during the pandemic, there are early indications of viewer interest in the summer games. U.S. Olympic team trials in swimming and track and field that aired Sunday on NBC...

Review: In 'F9,' finding a new gear for ridiculousness

Jun. 22, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

In 20 years and 10 movies the “Fast and Furious” series has relentlessly insisted that its saga is really, truly about family. With all due respect to Vin Diesel's Toretto clan, I must disagree. The “Fast and Furious” movies are really about reaching new...

In 'Good on Paper,' Iliza Shlesinger becomes a leading lady

Jun. 22, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

Even when she’s technically off, comedian Iliza Shlesinger is always working. During quarantine she did a full tour of drive-in stand-up shows, refined a new hour of material, launched an online cooking show with her husband and secured a book deal. And on a recent...

Should reporters challenge or ignore election disbelievers?

Jun. 22, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Negrin's campaign to ban “election deniers” from television news failed to achieve his original goal, which was to prevent a significant number of Americans from believing the lie that Donald Trump didn't lose the presidential election to Joe Biden. ...

Review: Modest Mouse return full of wisdom and silliness

Jun. 22, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

Modest Mouse, “The Golden Casket" (Epic) Uh-oh. It's not a good sign when any band starts referencing death right from jump. Modest Mouse have placed an open coffin on the cover of its latest album and have called it “The Golden Casket.” Relax,...

Opera singer says Paris police detained, strip searched her

Jun. 22, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — South African opera star Pretty Yende said she was detained by French authorities, strip searched and held in a dark room at Paris’ main airport after arriving this week for a starring role at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees. “Police brutality is real...

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Tenor Jonas Kaufmann takes on Tristan, opera’s voice killer

Jun. 23, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ten years ago, Jonas Kaufmann didn’t hesitate when asked if he was ready to take on heavy Wagnerian roles like the hero of “Tristan und Isolde.” “I don’t want to get into the history books as one of the youngest Tristans ever, and who lost his...

Elton John adds dates to final tour, including stadium shows

Jun. 23, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John has announced the final dates for his farewell tour, which includes stops at big stadiums in the U.S. “Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour" will visit Frankfurt, Germany, on May 27, 2022 and will make several stops...

Police officer guilty of manslaughter in soccer star's death

Jun. 23, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British police officer was convicted Wednesday of manslaughter in the death of Dalian Atkinson, a former professional soccer player who died after being Tasered and kicked in the head. A jury unanimously found Constable Benjamin Monk guilty of...

Spears set to make rare remarks to conservatorship judge

Jun. 23, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the most anticipated hearing in the case in years, Britney Spears is expected to address a judge overseeing the conservatorship that has controlled the pop star's money and affairs since 2008. If Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny does...

Kobe Bryant's widow to settle lawsuit over deadly crash

Jun. 23, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant's widow has agreed to settle a lawsuit against the pilot and owners of the helicopter that crashed last year, killing the NBA star, his daughter, Gianna, and seven others. Vanessa Bryant, her children and relatives of other victims filed a...

Olympic trials pique viewer interest in Tokyo Summer Games

Jun. 23, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid all the back-and-forth about the feasibility of holding the Tokyo Olympics during the pandemic, there are early indications of viewer interest in the summer games. U.S. Olympic team trials in swimming and track and field that aired Sunday on NBC...

Jill Biden touts vaccine in poorly inoculated Mississippi

Jun. 22, 2021 21:44 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden visited one of the states least vaccinated against COVID-19 on Tuesday, encouraging residents of Mississippi to get their shots and telling them, "The White House, our administration — we care about you.” “I’m here...

Review: In 'F9,' finding a new gear for ridiculousness

Jun. 22, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

In 20 years and 10 movies the “Fast and Furious” series has relentlessly insisted that its saga is really, truly about family. With all due respect to Vin Diesel's Toretto clan, I must disagree. The “Fast and Furious” movies are really about reaching new...

New HBO docu-series centers on Pahrump TV news station

Jun. 22, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — A TV station in southern Nevada is the subject of an upcoming HBO program. The cable network announced Tuesday that KPVM-TV in Pahrump will be featured in a six-part, half-hour documentary series. “Small Town News: KPVM...

Review: 'A Distant Grave' is a complex and lyrical thriller

Jun. 22, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

“A Distant Grave,” by Sarah Stewart Taylor (Minotaur) Homicide detective Maggie D’arcy has been hoping to heat up a cross-Atlantic romance with her sweetheart, Conor Kearney, but after a body turns up on Long Island beach, her trip to Ireland appears to be off. ...