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Nik Wallenda and sister plan highwire walk over Times Square

May. 23, 2019 7:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For his next trick, daredevil Nik Wallenda plans to cross New York's Times Square — without his feet touching the ground. ABC announced Thursday that Wallenda and his sister Lijana will cross the tourist hotspot during a 1,300-foot (396-meter) simultaneous highwire walk 25 stories...

GLAAD: LGBTQ representation in film is up, but not for all

May. 23, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The advocacy organization GLAAD says that LGBTQ representation is up for major studio films released in 2018, but that none included transgender characters. Of the 110 movies surveyed, 20, or 18.2%, contained an LGBTQ character. This is a significant improvement from 2017's all-time low...

Daniel Craig to undergo minor ankle surgery for Bond injury

May. 22, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Bond is out of commission for a few weeks. Star Daniel Craig is undergoing minor ankle surgery after sustaining an injury while filming the 25th installment in the franchise in Jamaica. The news comes Wednesday in a tweet from the official James Bond twitter account. The statement...

Celebrity chef Mario Batali facing assault charge in Boston

May. 22, 2019 11:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Celebrity chef Mario Batali is facing a criminal charge on allegations that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. Batali, who recently gave up financial stakes in all his restaurants, is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on a charge of indecent assault and...

Rotten Tomatoes to link audience ratings to ticket purchases

May. 23, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rotten Tomatoes is taking another step to verify that users posting a rating of a movie have actually seen it. The review aggregator says Thursday that users who have purchased tickets on Fandango will get a verified badge next to their review, beginning with films out this weekend like...

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GLAAD: LGBTQ representation in film is up, but not for all

May. 23, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The advocacy organization GLAAD says that LGBTQ representation is up for major studio films released in 2018, but that none included transgender characters. Of the 110 movies surveyed, 20, or 18.2%, contained an LGBTQ character. This is a significant improvement from 2017's all-time low...

'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' author Judith Kerr dies at 95

May. 23, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Judith Kerr, a refugee from Nazi Germany who wrote and illustrated the bestselling "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" and other beloved children's books, has died at the age of 95. HarperCollins chief executive Charlie Redmayne announced her death Thursday. The publisher said she died at her home on...

Rotten Tomatoes to link audience ratings to ticket purchases

May. 23, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rotten Tomatoes is taking another step to verify that users posting a rating of a movie have actually seen it. The review aggregator says Thursday that users who have purchased tickets on Fandango will get a verified badge next to their review, beginning with films out this weekend like...

Barre deli owner competes on Food Network

May. 23, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Stefano Coppola, the black-bearded chef-owner of Morse Block Deli & Taps, broke seven months of silence after a "soggy bagel" sunk his chances of winning up to $20,000 in his first-ever Food Network appearance Wednesday night. "Now I can talk about it all I want," Coppola joked...

PSG president targeted by French corruption probe

May. 23, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is under investigation for corruption related to Qatar's bids to host the 2017 and 2019 track world championships, a judicial official said Thursday. The official told The Associated Press the preliminary charge of "active corruption" was filed...

The Latest: Tom Hanks joins "Today" show at Indianapolis

May. 23, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the Indianapolis 500 (all times local): 9 a.m. NBC has taken its "Today" show to Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of its salute to "Hidden Heroes," those people at home who provide help to America's veterans. Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker were joined by actor Tom Hanks...

Peabody Essex Museum artist-in-residence visits students

May. 23, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

NAHANT, Mass. (AP) — Brooklyn-based artist Wes Sam-Bruce had Johnson Elementary students flying through the air on Thursday. Sam-Bruce, a Peabody Essex Museum artist-in-residence, was invited to the school by the Nahant Education Foundation (NEF) as part of its Tombolo Project launch. He was originally...

Nik Wallenda and sister plan highwire walk over Times Square

May. 23, 2019 7:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For his next trick, daredevil Nik Wallenda plans to cross New York's Times Square — without his feet touching the ground. ABC announced Thursday that Wallenda and his sister Lijana will cross the tourist hotspot during a 1,300-foot (396-meter) simultaneous highwire walk 25 stories...

Woman accused of beating mom over game volume to stand trial

May. 23, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

YOUNGWOOD, Pa. (AP) — A woman will stand trial on allegations she beat her mother and shaved her head because she thought the older woman was listening to the Pittsburgh Steelers' game too loudly on the radio. A judge ruled Wednesday that Delores Amorino was competent to stand trial. But the judge said...

The Latest: Merkel's party offers talks with YouTube critic

May. 23, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the European Parliament elections (all times local): 1 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party is offering talks with a YouTube star whose video attacking it has garnered 5 million views. The YouTuber, who goes by the name Rezo, posted an expletive-laden...