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A statue of Kermit The Frog stands at the entrance to The Jim Henson Company, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. The U.S. government's small business lending program sent pandemic relief money into unexpected corners of the entertainment industry. The Muppet makers say they received about $2 million to keep their 75 workers employed through the coronavirus shutdown. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Coppola and Henson companies get loans for winery, puppetry

Jul. 8, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From a godfather of cinema to Kermit the Frog, the U.S. government’s small-business lending program sent money into unexpected corners of the entertainment industry. While legendary names like Francis Ford Coppola and Jim Henson hardly evoke the image of “small”...

FILE - This March 26, 2019 photo shows musician Sara Bareilles posing for a portrait in New York. Bareilles' latest project,

Sara Bareilles leads 'Little Voice' to small screen

Jul. 8, 2020 10:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Though it shares a title with her major label debut album, Sara Bareilles isn't exactly telling her own story in the new streaming series “Little Voice.” The Grammy Award-winner says the Apple TV+ show incorporates experiences of many striving artists while reflecting the...

FILE - Cristin Milioti, left, and Andy Samberg pose for a portrait to promote their film

'Palm Springs' arrives for the Groundhog Days of quarantine

Jul. 7, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Though most of the films that have debuted during the pandemic never got to screen for packed movie houses, “Palm Springs” had the kind of premiere filmmakers dream of. At the Sundance Film Festival in January, the time-loop romantic comedy, starring Andy Samberg and Cristin...

Former Democratic presidential primary candidate Pete Buttigieg endorses Democratic presidential primary candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden during an event at the Chicken Scratch restaurant the night before Super Tuesday primary voting, on Monday night March 2, 2020 in Dallas. (Juan Figueroa/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Mayor Pete Buttigieg has a new book set for fall, 'Trust'

Jul. 8, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Buttigieg's next book has a unifying message. Liveright Publishing announced Wednesday that the former Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana, mayor had written “Trust: America’s Best Chance,” scheduled for release Oct. 6. According to...

In this combination photo, Tucker Carlson, from left, host of

Fox's Carlson criticized for saying Democrats hate America

Jul. 7, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Television's most popular political host, Tucker Carlson, says leaders of the Democratic party should be disqualified from running the country because they “despise” it. That led the Biden campaign to accuse the Fox News Channel host on Tuesday of using “hate speech...

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FILE - This March 26, 2019 photo shows musician Sara Bareilles posing for a portrait in New York. Bareilles' latest project,

Sara Bareilles leads 'Little Voice' to small screen

Jul. 8, 2020 10:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Though it shares a title with her major label debut album, Sara Bareilles isn't exactly telling her own story in the new streaming series “Little Voice.” The Grammy Award-winner says the Apple TV+ show incorporates experiences of many striving artists while reflecting the...

Johnny Depp arrives at the High Court in London, Wednesday July 8, 2020. Johnny Depp is facing a second day of cross-examination by lawyers for British tabloid The Sun, which is defending a libel claim after calling the Hollywood star a “wife beater.” Depp is suing The Sun’s publisher, News Group Newspapers, and its executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that said he’d been abusive to ex-wife Amber Heard. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

In UK court, Depp accuses Amber Heard of 'hoax' abuse claims

Jul. 8, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp accused ex-wife Amber Heard on Wednesday of compiling a dossier of false claims against him for years, as he denied her allegation he is a “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” monster who turned violent under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Depp was being cross-examined for...

A statue of Kermit The Frog stands at the entrance to The Jim Henson Company, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. The U.S. government's small business lending program sent pandemic relief money into unexpected corners of the entertainment industry. The Muppet makers say they received about $2 million to keep their 75 workers employed through the coronavirus shutdown. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Coppola and Henson companies get loans for winery, puppetry

Jul. 8, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From a godfather of cinema to Kermit the Frog, the U.S. government’s small-business lending program sent money into unexpected corners of the entertainment industry. While legendary names like Francis Ford Coppola and Jim Henson hardly evoke the image of “small”...

This 2010 photo shows New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow, who is working on a book “The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto.” The book will be published in February, Harper announced Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Blow will combine political history and personal reflections for a “race book” he felt compelled to take on amid the coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matters protests. Blow, 49, has been a Times Op-Ed columnist since 2008. He is also the author of “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” a memoir released in 2014. (The New York Times via AP)

NYT columnist Charles Blow writing 'Black Power Manifesto'

Jul. 8, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow is working on a book he had not planned to write. “The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto" will be published in February, Harper announced Wednesday. Blow will combine political history and personal reflections for a “race...

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Review: ‘First Cow,’ a western fable of unpasteurized poetry

Jul. 8, 2020 8:45 AM EDT

The American West is about as well-trod territory as there is in movies, but Kelly Reichardt keeps unearthing new treasures. Her latest excavation, “First Cow,” is her most sublime yet. Like many of Reichardt’s previous films, it’s set in Oregon but in a seemingly unremarkable...

Former Democratic presidential primary candidate Pete Buttigieg endorses Democratic presidential primary candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden during an event at the Chicken Scratch restaurant the night before Super Tuesday primary voting, on Monday night March 2, 2020 in Dallas. (Juan Figueroa/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Mayor Pete Buttigieg has a new book set for fall, 'Trust'

Jul. 8, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Buttigieg's next book has a unifying message. Liveright Publishing announced Wednesday that the former Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana, mayor had written “Trust: America’s Best Chance,” scheduled for release Oct. 6. According to...

Kentucky State Fair announces concert performers

Jul. 8, 2020 4:18 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Next month's Kentucky State Fair will include concerts from 24 bands over 11 nights. The State Fair on Tuesday announced the acts for the concert series from Aug. 20 to 30. All concerts are free with paid gate admission to the fair at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville. Among the...

Audrey Strauss, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, center, speaks alongside William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, center right, and New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, right, during a news conference to announce charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her alleged role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

July 14 bail hearing date set for Epstein's ex-girlfriend

Jul. 8, 2020 3:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend will appear remotely by video for a July 14 courthouse arraignment and bail hearing on charges she recruited girls for him to sexually abuse over two decades ago, a judge said Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan set the date in an order as...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) warms up before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, in Atlanta. Jackson has apologized after backlash for sharing anti-Semitic posts on social media over the weekend. “My post was definitely not intended for anybody of any race to feel any type of way, especially the Jewish community,” Jackson said in a video he posted on Instagram on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson apologizes for anti-Semitic post

Jul. 7, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has apologized after backlash for sharing anti-Semitic posts on social media over the weekend. Jackson initially posted a screenshot of a quote widely attributed to Adolf Hitler, saying in part: “Jews will blackmail...

FILE - Cristin Milioti, left, and Andy Samberg pose for a portrait to promote their film

'Palm Springs' arrives for the Groundhog Days of quarantine

Jul. 7, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Though most of the films that have debuted during the pandemic never got to screen for packed movie houses, “Palm Springs” had the kind of premiere filmmakers dream of. At the Sundance Film Festival in January, the time-loop romantic comedy, starring Andy Samberg and Cristin...