Latest Arts and entertainment News

'Gotti' leads Razzie nominations, Trump up for worst actor

Jan. 21, 2019 4:15 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — John Travolta's John Gotti biopic "Gotti" has topped the 39th annual Razzie Awards with a co-leading six nominations, while President Donald Trump also earned a nod for worst actor. In nominations announced Monday, "Gotti," the Will Ferrell comedy "Holmes & Watson," conservative...

NBA players, coaches appreciate chance to play on MLK Day

Jan. 21, 2019 4:07 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant cherishes the opportunity to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by playing basketball on the holiday that celebrates the civil rights leader. "What MLK meant to the nation and just his message around the world. Still to this day his message has touched so many people,"...

Singapore actor Aloysius Pang injured in military exercise

Jan. 21, 2019 3:46 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang sustained serious injuries to his chest and abdomen during a military training exercise in New Zealand, Singapore's defense ministry said Monday. The 28-year-old actor was injured Saturday while he was carrying out repairs inside a Singapore...

Jane Seymour brings her 'Open Heart' philosophy to Riverwalk

Jan. 21, 2019 3:01 AM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A face familiar to many movie and television fans could be seen spotted near the Manatee River standing close to her latest piece of off-screen art installed at the Bradenton Riverwalk. In front of a crowd of people snapping pictures and hovering around a still-draped sculpture stood...

Filipino Muslims vote on autonomy after long peace effort

Jan. 21, 2019 1:33 AM EST

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Muslims in the southern Philippines voted Monday in a referendum on a new autonomous region that seeks to end nearly half a century of unrest, in what their leaders are touting as the best alternative to a new wave of Islamic State group-inspired militants. The vote caps a...

Students try out new instruments at annual music event

Jan. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EST

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — There might not be a more aptly named event than Honk, Squeak, Scratch, Boom! But it could just as easily be called Excitement, Frustration, Fun, Joy! For 8-year-old Caleb Haak, the afternoon started off by rocking his first attempt at playing the alto saxophone. "I like it. I like...

Grammy-nominated Oklahoma native returns home to perform

Jan. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While most people can recognize her instrument by sight, harpist Yolanda Kondonassis knows their familiarity with its wide range of sounds is probably limited to the stereotypical tinkling glissandos. "It's like the intro to the dream sequence, the wafting to heaven, the acid trip,"...

Jon Bon Jovi's restaurant gives free meal to federal workers

Jan. 21, 2019 12:15 AM EST

RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — A restaurant owned by musician and New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi is providing free meals to local government workers and their families during the federal government shutdown. JBJ Soul Kitchen in Red Bank announced on Facebook it will provide the free meals Monday between 12 p.m. and...

Howard, Hausers, No. 15 Marquette beat Providence 79-68

Jan. 20, 2019 3:58 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette head coach Steve Wojciechowski didn't like the first half. He felt much better about the second. Sam Hauser scored 25 points, Markus Howard added 24 points and a career-high nine rebounds and No. 15 Marquette rallied past Providence 79-68 on Sunday. "We were very fortunate to be...

Hedi Slimane unveils debut menswear show for Celine in Paris

Jan. 20, 2019 3:56 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Passers-by gathered outside the giant glass windows of Celine's traffic-stopping show venue Sunday night: erected in Paris' sparkling Place de la Concorde, which is also used as a traffic circle. Designer Hedi Slimane's debut menswear effort for Celine — the most highly anticipated show...