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OJ Simpson on Twitter: 'I got a little gettin' even to do'

Jun. 15, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star said he's got a "little gettin' even to do." Simpson confirmed the new account to The Associated Press on Saturday, saying in a phone interview while on a Las Vegas golf course that it "will be a...

"Romeo and Juliet" director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

Jun. 15, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in "Romeo and Juliet" and the miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth," died Saturday at 96. While Zeffirelli was most known for his films, his name...

"Romeo and Juliet" director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

Jun. 15, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in his cinematic "Romeo and Juliet" and the miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth," died Saturday at 96. While Zeffirelli was most popularly known...

Taylor Swift makes surprise performance at gay bar Stonewall

Jun. 15, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift made a surprise performance at an iconic gay bar a day after releasing a song supporting the LGBTQ community. Swift celebrated Pride Month by appearing at New York City's Stonewall Inn on Friday night. She released her new tune Thursday called "You Need to Calm Down," where she...

Fans wait hours in line to ride new Harry Potter ride

Jun. 15, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Universal Orlando Resort's new Harry Potter-themed roller coaster opened this week, and visitors were waiting in line for multiple hours to ride it. Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure opened on Thursday at the resort's Islands of Adventure park. The wait to get on the ride...

Armani unveils Italian Olympic team uniforms during MFW

Jun. 15, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week for spring/summer menswear previews has started with a slightly different rhythm, with many mainstays not showing this season. It is a sign of the times that fashion houses are seeking new ways to reach their audiences, and slotting menswear into womenswear shows by now is...

India vs Pakistan: More than just cricket at the World Cup

Jun. 15, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It's the contest for continental supremacy played on a global stage. It's the mini-title game of the World Cup group stage for more than 1 billion people in two cricket-crazed countries — the nuclear-armed neighbors India and Pakistan. The sport British colonizers...

Correction: US-Film-5B story

Jun. 15, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story June 13 about the new documentary "5B," The Associated Press reported erroneously the year the ward opened at San Francisco General Hospital. It opened in 1983, 1989. A corrected version of the story is below: "5B" documentary tells story of pioneering AIDS caretakers In new...

'Gosh!' Cult comedy 'Napoleon Dynamite' turns 15

Jun. 15, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The cult comedy Napoleon Dynamite turns 15 years old this month, a milestone for a movie that became an early breakaway hit in today's era of pop-culture geek celebration. The movie created the "Vote for Pedro" T-shirt and made Napoleon's disgusted version of "gosh!" into a 2004...

Franco Zeffirelli's son says the famed Italian director has died at the age of 96

Jun. 15, 2019 7:22 AM EDT
ROME (AP) — Franco Zeffirelli's son says the famed Italian director has died at the age of 96.