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Wendy Williams to take health-related break from TV show

Jan. 18, 2019 3:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wendy Williams is taking an extended break from her TV talk show to deal with health issues related to her immune system disorder, her family said Friday. The family wrote in a statement that Williams has suffered complications from Graves' disease in the past few days. Treatment is...

Noomi Rapace explores the female bodyguard life in 'Close'

Jan. 18, 2019 2:47 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Vicky Jewson was looking for women with dangerous jobs to get inspiration for her next project when she came across the name Jacquie Davis. Davis is a bodyguard, a rare profession for a woman, and has in the past 30 years protected everyone from royals to celebrities like Nicole...

Review: Deerhunter balances bleak with upbeat on new album

Jan. 18, 2019 2:42 PM EST

Deerhunter, "Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?" (4AD) Leveled, steady, Bradford Cox coaxes, "Come on down from that cloud/And cast your fears aside." That perfect line leads Deerhunter's "Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?" — cradling listeners in choruses that describe imminent oblivion....

Anthony Rapp hopes he did his part to 'change the culture'

Jan. 18, 2019 1:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Anthony Rapp said he came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey because he feared assaults could "keep happening" if he said nothing. The younger actor spoke about the incident on the red carpet for the second season of his streaming series, "Star Trek...

Review: Franti shares the love on 'Stay Human Vol. II'

Jan. 18, 2019 1:40 PM EST

Michael Franti & Spearhead, "Stay Human Vol. II" (Thirty Tigers) Michael Franti has plenty of love to share on "Stay Human Vol. II." There are love songs for his wife, love songs for his fans and love songs for humanity — all woven around Franti's signature reggae-infused pop beat. "This is for...

Britain's Prince Philip, 97, recovers after Land Rover crash

Jan. 18, 2019 1:12 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip was recovering at the royal Sandringham estate after the Land Rover he was driving rolled over on its side in a collision with another vehicle. An alarming photo showing Philip's toppled black Land Rover dominated the front pages Friday...

The Latest: Giuliani denies report Trump told Cohen to lie

Jan. 18, 2019 12:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a report that President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney to lie to Congress (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Donald Trump's personal attorney is denying that the president told his former legal fixer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about the details of a Trump...

Man exonerated after 45 years sells his prison art to get by

Jan. 18, 2019 12:23 PM EST

FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) — Richard Phillips said he didn't mope much during the 45 years he wrongfully spent in prison. He painted watercolors in his cell: warm landscapes, portraits of famous people like Mother Teresa, vases of flowers, a bassist playing jazz. "I didn't actually think I'd ever be free again....

Money talks: UFC reaches ESPN with first fight of $1.5B deal

Jan. 18, 2019 12:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Years before UFC was worth billions, Dana White used to plead his case with ESPN for air time. This was no negotiation for a big-money rights package — the UFC president simply wanted highlights on "SportsCenter." "I was out there all the time," White said of his trips to ESPN's...

Technology near for real-time TV political fact checks

Jan. 18, 2019 11:54 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Duke University team expects to have a product available for election year that will allow television networks to offer real-time fact checks onscreen when a politician makes a questionable claim during a speech or debate. The mystery is whether any network will choose to use it. The...