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MLS announces plans to expand to 30 teams

Apr. 18, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

St. Louis and Sacramento, California, have been invited to submit formal bids for franchises as Major League Soccer's Board of Governors formally unveiled plans Thursday to expand to 30 teams. Commissioner Don Garber made the announcement at the board's meeting in Los Angeles, pointing to expansion as one of the...

Judge scales back Weinstein suit, allows sex-traffic claim

Apr. 18, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit seeking to represent any woman with a claim against Harvey Weinstein can proceed on sex-trafficking grounds, a judge ruled Thursday, as he dramatically shrank the scope of an action trying to treat the disgraced movie producer and various companies like a mob organization. U.S....

Jaguars' Khan wants 'creative solutions' to improve stadium

Apr. 18, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan wants to find "creative solutions" for the sweltering summer sun that bakes the team's stadium — and fans — early each season. One potential fix involves drones. Khan said Thursday at Jacksonville's state of the franchise...

Writers guild sues talent agencies in heated Hollywood fight

Apr. 17, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Writers Guild of America sued the entertainment industry's four biggest talent agencies Wednesday in the latest and boldest move in an increasingly bitter and protracted fight between the two sides over the way Hollywood does business. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior...

Ben Affleck, Susan Sarandon, other stars donate to 2020 Dems

Apr. 17, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — From Ben Affleck and Susan Sarandon to Anna Wintour and Willie Nelson, celebrities lined up to give money — and a dash of star power — to their favorite Democratic presidential candidates ahead of this week's first quarter fundraising deadline. For months, candidates in the...

Andy Hui apologizes after taxi camera captures infidelity

Apr. 17, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A tearful Hong Kong celebrity Andy Hui apologized after a newspaper published footage of his apparent dalliance with an actress that was captured on a camera installed in a taxi. Hui, an actor and singer, married Hong Kong pop star Sammi Cheng in 2013. The 51-year-old apologized at a news...

Netflix adds 9.6M subscribers in 1Q as competition heats up

Apr. 16, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix kicked off the year with the biggest subscriber gains in the history of its video-streaming service, but it still managed to disappoint investors by forecasting a springtime slowdown. The strong first-quarter performance coincided with Netflix's biggest U.S. price increases and...

Why Rachel Chavkin is a rarity on Broadway these days

Apr. 16, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As another season on Broadway draws to a big finish, the opening of "Hadestown" marks a milestone of sorts — it's the only new musical directed by a woman, Tony Award-nominee Rachel Chavkin. While the lack of women at the helm of projects remains a systemic problem in film and...

Jay-Z to perform at newly renovated Webster Hall in NYC

Apr. 15, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z will help re-open the newly renovated Webster Hall concert venue in New York City with a performance next week. Tickets for the April 26 show go on sale Friday. It will be Jay-Z's first time performing at the venue located in Manhattan's East Village. Webster Hall has operated as a...

Amazon: Woody Allen's #MeToo comments wrecked movie deal

Apr. 12, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Woody Allen breached his four-movie deal with the online giant by making statements about the #MeToo movement that damaged prospects for promoting his films, an Amazon lawyer said Friday. Attorney Robert Klieger told U.S. District Judge Denise Cote that the company protected itself after...