Arts and entertainment - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Arts and entertainment 'Dangal' becomes China's biggest non-Hollywood foreign film BEIJING (AP) — The Aamir Khan film "Dangal," about an Indian man training his daughters to become wrestlers, has become China's biggest-grossing non-Hollywood foreign movie. The Indian film, whose name translates as "Let's Wrestle, Dad," was released in China on May 5. By Tuesday, it had pulled in 806 million yuan ($117 million) in mainland China, according to data from EntG... Tue, 23 May 2017 09:08:00 GMT 2017-05-23T09:08:00Z Extra Security at Some US Concert Venues Extra police were visible outside a John Legend concert near Dallas on Monday. The Homeland Security Department says there is no credible threat against... Tue, 23 May 2017 08:39:00 GMT 2017-05-23T08:39:00Z Witnesses Describe Deadly UK Post-Concert Blast An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young music fans in Manchester, northern England, killing at least 19 people and... Tue, 23 May 2017 05:05:00 GMT 2017-05-23T05:05:00Z Rebel Wilson tells court Australian articles hurt her career MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A tearful Rebel Wilson testified on Tuesday that a series of magazine articles published in Australia were a deliberate attack on her character and damaged her acting career. Wilson is suing Australian publisher Bauer Media for defamation over several articles published in 2015 that the Australian-born actress said led to her f... Tue, 23 May 2017 04:57:00 GMT 2017-05-23T04:57:00Z 5 jurors picked for Cosby trial, 2 know a sex assault victim PITTSBURGH (AP) — The search for 12 jurors and six alternates for Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial is off to a brisk start even though a third of the initial jury pool had an opinion about Cosby's guilt or innocence and an equal number said they or someone close to them had been sexually assaulted. Three men and two women, all white, were selected Monday... Tue, 23 May 2017 04:20:00 GMT 2017-05-23T04:20:00Z Sony chief promises profitability, but is short on specifics TOKYO (AP) — Sony's leader promised a comeback for the Japanese electronics and entertainment company having its best profitability in two decades. "We are a company that moves people," said Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai, as he outlined the strategy for the company at its Tokyo headquarters Tuesday. But he said he cannot give away details... Tue, 23 May 2017 03:16:00 GMT 2017-05-23T03:16:00Z PBS airing live nature special from Alaska this summer NEW YORK (AP) — PBS is collaborating with the BBC on a special live event this summer where cameras will try to catch bears, wolves, eagles and other wildlife in their natural habitat in Alaska. "Wild Alaska Live" will air over three nights on PBS on July 23, 26 and 30. Cameras placed in the Tongass National Forest, the Kenai Fjords National Park, in Hallo Bay and other loca... Tue, 23 May 2017 02:29:00 GMT 2017-05-23T02:29:00Z 3 white men, 2 white women picked for Bill Cosby jury so far PITTSBURGH (AP) — The panel that will decide Bill Cosby's fate in his sex assault trial began to take shape Monday with the selection of five jurors, three white men and two white women. The search for 12 jurors and six alternates got off to a brisk start, even though a third of the initial jury pool had an opinion about Cosby's guilt or innocence and an equal number said th... Tue, 23 May 2017 02:19:00 GMT 2017-05-23T02:19:00Z Priyanka Chopra, Zac Efron react to Manchester arena blasts On the red carpet for the 'Baywatch' premiere in New York, stars Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, and Ilfenesh Hadera react to news of the explosions at an... Tue, 23 May 2017 02:03:00 GMT 2017-05-23T02:03:00Z Lawsuit: Fyre music fest more 'Hunger Games' than Coachella LOS ANGELES (AP) — Litigation is piling up like bonfire kindling against organizers of the Fyre Festival that flamed out in a fiasco. Angry participants had lashed out on social media with the hashtag #fyrefraud as the music festival fell apart on an island in the Bahamas in April and fraud is the first claim in a $100 million class-action suit. ... Tue, 23 May 2017 01:04:00 GMT 2017-05-23T01:04:00Z Zack Snyder exits 'Justice League' after daughter's death LOS ANGELES (AP) — The recent death of director Zack Snyder's daughter has driven the prominent filmmaker to step away from finishing the ensemble superhero movie "Justice League." A source close to production who was not authorized to speak publicly said Monday that director Joss Whedon would take over completing the film, which should still hit its Nov. 17 release. ... Tue, 23 May 2017 00:27:00 GMT 2017-05-23T00:27:00Z Man charged in scheme to sell paintings from $500M art heist BOSTON (AP) — A West Virginia man tried to fetch millions for two oil paintings he did not have access to and falsely claimed were stolen in the largest art heist in U.S. history, federal authorities said Monday. Todd Desper, of Beckley, West Virginia, was arrested Monday at his home on wire fraud charges. He will appear first in a federal court in West V... Mon, 22 May 2017 23:52:00 GMT 2017-05-22T23:52:00Z LA art dealer sentenced in theft from high-profile clients LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former California art dealer has been sentenced to jail for stealing more than $1 million from owners of paintings, including former Disney executive Michael Ovitz. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says 63-year-old Perry Rubenstein was ordered Monday to serve six months in jail, three years of probation and pay $1.1 million to Ovitz and ... Mon, 22 May 2017 23:49:00 GMT 2017-05-22T23:49:00Z Judge: Sound engineer can't publish unreleased Prince tracks MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A sound engineer who worked with Prince is barred from publishing or disseminating any unreleased recordings that compromise the late superstar's work. George Ian Boxill worked with Prince on five tracks in 2006 and made at least one recording — "Deliverance" — available online last month. Prince's estate and Paisley Park Enterprises sued to block it. ... Mon, 22 May 2017 22:56:00 GMT 2017-05-22T22:56:00Z Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' follow-up set for 2019 release LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian turned filmmaker Jordan Peele is following up the remarkable success of "Get Out" with a provocative original thriller set for release in March 2019. Universal Pictures announced the release date for Peele's untitled film on Monday. Peele's buzzy directorial debut "Get Out" became a box office phenomenon this... Mon, 22 May 2017 22:42:00 GMT 2017-05-22T22:42:00Z Q&A: What to expect as Bill Cosby's jury selection continues Jury selection in Bill Cosby's upcoming sex assault case got off to a quick start Monday with the selection of the first five jurors. Three are white men and the other two white women. Hundreds of potential jurors are being called to a Pittsburgh courthouse this week as the search for panel that will decide the comedian's sex abuse trial gets underway. The hearing resumes Tu... Mon, 22 May 2017 22:21:00 GMT 2017-05-22T22:21:00Z Mark Zuckerberg says he's not running for public office PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his quest this year to visit every state he hadn't before is about building relationships, not politics. The 33-year-old billionaire wrote in a Facebook post that some users have asked if the trip means he's running for public office. Zuckerberg says he's not running for anything. Instead, he says the visits around th... Mon, 22 May 2017 22:12:00 GMT 2017-05-22T22:12:00Z Texas singer-songwriter Jimmy LaFave, 61, dies of cancer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Singer-songwriter Jimmy LaFave, whose 2007 album "Cimarron Manifesto" drew critical raves and reached the top of the Americana music chart, has died just days after he appeared at a concert held in his honor. A statement Monday from Music Road Records says LaFave died Sunday at his Austin home after a fight with cancer. He was 61. Mor... Mon, 22 May 2017 22:10:00 GMT 2017-05-22T22:10:00Z New Jersey Assembly votes to regulate daily fantasy sports TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democrat-led Assembly on Monday approved legislation to regulate and tax daily fantasy sports. The Assembly voted 56-15 on a bill that would impose a quarterly fee of 10.5 percent of gross revenues on daily fantasy sports providers. There were three abstentions. The measure calls for the Division of Con... Mon, 22 May 2017 21:47:00 GMT 2017-05-22T21:47:00Z Box office Top 20: 'Alien: Covenant' dethrones 'Guardians 2' LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ridley Scott's space horror film "Alien: Covenant" scared reigning box office champ "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" out of the No. 1 spot over the weekend — but just barely. "Alien: Covenant," a sequel to 2012's "Prometheus," opened with $36.2 million, pushing "Guardians 2" to second place with $34.7 million in its third weekend in theaters. ... Mon, 22 May 2017 21:13:00 GMT 2017-05-22T21:13:00Z The Latest: 3 white men, 2 white woman seated for Cosby jury PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on jury selection in Bill Cosby's sex assault case (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Three men and two women have been chosen to serve on the sequestered jury that will hear Bill Cosby's sex assault case. Two of the men say they or someone close to them has been a sexual assault victim, but b... Mon, 22 May 2017 21:08:00 GMT 2017-05-22T21:08:00Z Elvis and red velvet boost value of jet up for auction ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley and featured on the National Geographic Channel is set to be auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 30 years. The red 1962 Lockheed Jetstar, one of many owned by the King of rock 'n' roll, has no engines and needs a restoration of its cockpit. But Elvis designed the interior that has red velvet... Mon, 22 May 2017 20:18:00 GMT 2017-05-22T20:18:00Z Three lawsuits allege foot-dragging by Fox on harassment NEW YORK (AP) — Three new lawsuits filed Monday allege racial discrimination or sexual harassment at Fox News, deepening the network's legal woes. The cases increase to 23 the number of past or present Fox employees represented by attorney Doug Wigdor, the majority having cases alleging racial hostility by a since-fired financial executive. Fox said Monday that the lawsuits ... Mon, 22 May 2017 20:10:00 GMT 2017-05-22T20:10:00Z Lawyer fee ruling overturned in international custody case HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A court on Monday overturned an order for a Connecticut financier to pay nearly $90,000 in attorney fees racked up by a British television host during a long-running and bitter international child custody dispute. The Connecticut Appellate Court issued the decision in the custody case between Peter Rinfret and Melissa Porter. A lowe... Mon, 22 May 2017 19:46:00 GMT 2017-05-22T19:46:00Z Review: Fifth 'Pirates of the Caribbean' flick fights bloat The opening scene of the new "Pirates of the Caribbean" is a fitting metaphor for where we stand in this long franchise: A creaky old galleon is unceremoniously yanked up from the ocean depths and the only things aboard are cranky old ghosts. A weary, battered fifth chapter — "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" — lumbers into theaters this ... Mon, 22 May 2017 19:36:00 GMT 2017-05-22T19:36:00Z Review: 'Apollo 8' tells thrilling story of moon mission "Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon" (Henry Holt), by Jeffrey Kluger In "Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon," author Jeffrey Kluger takes readers inside the capsule of the Apollo 8 mission, the first one to journey to the moon and back, which paved the way for the Apollo 11 mission less than seven months later. ... Mon, 22 May 2017 19:23:00 GMT 2017-05-22T19:23:00Z AP Reporter Explains Jury Selection Cosby Trial One-third of potential jurors questioned in Bill Cosby's sex assault case say they've formed opinions about his guilt or innocence while two-thirds say... Mon, 22 May 2017 18:52:00 GMT 2017-05-22T18:52:00Z Review: 'Full Wolf Moon' by Lincoln Child is quite chilling "Full Wolf Moon" (Doubleday), by Lincoln Child One-half of the writing team of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child delivers his latest novel featuring Jeremy Logan, a man who seems to attract paranormal phenomena wherever he goes. In "Full Wolf Moon," Child uses cutting-edge science and the beautiful Adirondacks landscape to tell a quick and tense story. ... Mon, 22 May 2017 18:40:00 GMT 2017-05-22T18:40:00Z Not just 'Sgt. Pepper': Many 1967 musical firsts echo today NEW YORK (AP) — "Sgt. Pepper" was only the beginning. Half a century after the Beatles' psychedelic landmark, it stands as one of many musical astonishments of 1967 that shaped what we listen to now. It was a year of technical, lyrical and rhythmic innovation, of the highest craftsmanship and most inspired anti-craftsmanship. The rock album became an art form, and the tight,... Mon, 22 May 2017 18:29:00 GMT 2017-05-22T18:29:00Z 10 notable albums from 1967 NEW YORK (AP) — The world still celebrates the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," which came out 50 years ago in June. But 1967 was an unusually rich year for music overall, with acclaimed work from artists old and new, from Jimi Hendrix and the Velvet Underground to Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington. Here are 10 other notable albums: "The V... Mon, 22 May 2017 18:16:00 GMT 2017-05-22T18:16:00Z