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Sundance festival kicks off with Taylor Swift, 'Crip Camp'

Jan. 23, 2020 8:53 PM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Plenty of change is in the air at the Sundance Film Festival, where 128 feature films are set to premiere over the next 10 days beginning Thursday. Streaming companies are now among the most likely companies to scoop up buzzed-about breakthroughs. The marquee event of opening day...

This combination of photos shows, from left, Randy Newman, Cynthis Erivo, Idina Menzel, Elton John and Chrissy Metz who will perform nominated songs at the 92nd Oscars on Feb. 9. (AP Photo)

Elton John, Erivo, Menzel, Metz among Oscar performers

Jan. 23, 2020 4:48 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The singers from five Oscar-nominated songs will reprise their performances live at next month's Academy Awards. Producers said Thursday that best actress nominee Cynthia Erivo, Elton John, Idina Menzel, Chrissy Metz and Randy Newman will perform during the Feb. 9 ceremony. Erivo will...

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Review: Um, what? 'The Turning' is a muddled take on madness

Jan. 23, 2020 5:21 PM EST

It's really not a good sign when a movie ends with a bold, shocking flourish and much of the audience can be heard muttering through the credits: “Wait, um ... WHAT?” Not, “Ooh” or “Wow” or “Hmm" or "Interesting!” Nope, this is more like an exasperated, even...

FILE - This Feb 15, 2016 file photo shows Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes performing at the 58th annual Grammy Awards  in Los Angeles. Howard's solo album “Jaime” is up for two Grammy Awards at Sunday's ceremony. Her song “History Repeats” competes for best rock performance and best rock song. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

Brittany Howard looks past and forward ahead of the Grammys

Jan. 23, 2020 1:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Leaving a successful band is never easy. For Brittany Howard, stepping away from the roots-rockers Alabama Shakes wasn't easy — but it was necessary. “Being on my own was really important to me creatively. It was a really big risk and it was a really big choice,” the...

FILE - This Sept. 26, 2008 file photo shows debate moderator Jim Lehrer during the first U.S. Presidential Debate between presidential nominees Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss.  PBS announced that PBS NewsHour's Jim Lehrer died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at home. He was 85. (AP Photo/Chip Somodevilla, File)

'NewsHour' host and debate moderator Jim Lehrer dies at 85

Jan. 23, 2020 3:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Lehrer, longtime host of the nightly PBS “NewsHour” whose serious, sober demeanor made him the choice to moderate 11 presidential debates between 1988 and 2012, has died, PBS said Thursday. He was 85. Lehrer died “peacefully in his sleep,” according to PBS....

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This image released by the Sundance Institute shows a scene from

Sundance festival kicks off with Taylor Swift, 'Crip Camp'

Jan. 23, 2020 8:53 PM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Plenty of change is in the air at the Sundance Film Festival, where 128 feature films are set to premiere over the next 10 days beginning Thursday. Streaming companies are now among the most likely companies to scoop up buzzed-about breakthroughs. The marquee event of opening day...

Actress Annabella Sciorra returns after a lunch break in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

'Sopranos' actress says Weinstein raped her in the mid-1990s

Jan. 23, 2020 8:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — “Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra confronted Harvey Weinstein from the witness stand Thursday, testifying that the former Hollywood studio boss overpowered and raped her and made other crude overtures that included sending her X-rated chocolates and showing up uninvited in...

Arkansas man jailed for 911 calls about drone over home

Jan. 23, 2020 8:10 PM EST

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man remained jailed on Thursday after authorities alleged he admitted using meth and then repeatedly called 911 to falsely report that a "military-style drone" was flying over his house. The Sentinel-Record reports Lance Lee Pace called 911 on Sunday night after...

Plea change set in African American church fire case

Jan. 23, 2020 6:52 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A suspect set for trial next month in a series of fires at African American churches in Louisiana is now scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing. Holden Matthews has pleaded not guilty to federal charges arising from the arson fires at south Louisiana churches. However, a court filing...

FILE - This Nov. 14, 2019 file photo shows Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan at the 20th Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. Dugan has fired back at the Recording Academy with a complaint claiming she was retaliated against after reporting she was subjected to sexual harassment and gender discrimination during her six-month tenure. Lawyers for Dugan, who the academy placed on administrative leave last week, filed a discrimination case with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday. In the complaint, she claims she was subjected to sexual harassment from the academy’s general counsel. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, File)

Ousted Grammy chief suggests awards are tainted

Jan. 23, 2020 5:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The ousted head of the Grammy Awards says that music's biggest awards are tainted because of conflicts of interest that infect how certain songs and artists are nominated. Nevertheless, Deborah Dugan said in an interview on ABC's “Good Morning America” on Thursday that she...

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Mackenzie Davis in a scene from

Review: Um, what? 'The Turning' is a muddled take on madness

Jan. 23, 2020 5:21 PM EST

It's really not a good sign when a movie ends with a bold, shocking flourish and much of the audience can be heard muttering through the credits: “Wait, um ... WHAT?” Not, “Ooh” or “Wow” or “Hmm" or "Interesting!” Nope, this is more like an exasperated, even...

FILE - In this April 13, 2013, file photo, Quinnipiac's Matthew Peca, left, and Yale's Matt Killian go after a rebound during the first period of the NCAA Frozen Four men's college hockey national championship game in Pittsburgh. Yale, Quinnipiac, UConn and Sacred Heart will headline the first Connecticut Ice festival on Saturday, Jan. 25 and Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Bridgeport. The schools have been talking for more than a decade about holding a tournament similar to Boston's Beanpot in an effort to raise the profile of college hockey in the state. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar, File)

Connecticut Ice festival to showcase college hockey programs

Jan. 23, 2020 4:57 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Quinnipiac hockey coach Rand Pecknold had heard talk about creating a Connecticut version of Boston's Beanpot college hockey tournament for about 15 years. Personalities, scheduling, financing, other priorities — something had always prevented it from becoming reality. But...

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

Jan. 23, 2020 4:50 PM EST

Best-Selling Books Week Ended January 18th HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Lost” by Patterson/Born (Little. Brown) 2. "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse'' by Charlie Mackesy (Harperone) 3. “Moral Compass” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 4. “Dear Edward” by Ann Napolitano (Dial...

This combination of photos shows, from left, Randy Newman, Cynthis Erivo, Idina Menzel, Elton John and Chrissy Metz who will perform nominated songs at the 92nd Oscars on Feb. 9. (AP Photo)

Elton John, Erivo, Menzel, Metz among Oscar performers

Jan. 23, 2020 4:48 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The singers from five Oscar-nominated songs will reprise their performances live at next month's Academy Awards. Producers said Thursday that best actress nominee Cynthia Erivo, Elton John, Idina Menzel, Chrissy Metz and Randy Newman will perform during the Feb. 9 ceremony. Erivo will...

Flanked by supporters, Joycelyn Savage, center, one of R&B singer R. Kelly's girlfriends, walks out of the Cook County Domestic Violence Courthouse, Thursday morning, Jan. 23, 2020, in Chicago. Savage pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge for allegedly punching another of the the R&B singer's girlfriends in the face. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

R. Kelly girlfriend can return to Kelly home for belongings

Jan. 23, 2020 3:47 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Thursday agreed to allow a girlfriend of R. Kelly retrieve her belongings from the singer's home in Trump Tower in Chicago, where authorities say she assaulted one of Kelly's other girlfriends earlier this month. Joycelyn Savage was in court for a hearing concerning the...