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Nonprofit started by Sean Penn aids Georgia vaccine drive

The disaster relief organization helps inoculate people against the coronavirus.
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2021 file photo, Sean Penn arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Flag Day" at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles. A disaster relief organization founded by Penn is boosting Georgia's drive to inoculate people against the coronavirus, though some of its pop-up vaccine clinics have struggled to attract people.(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
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The barbecue king: British royals praise Philip's deft touch

When Prince Philip died nearly six months ago at 99, the tributes poured in from far and wide, praising him for his supportive role at the side of Queen Elizabeth II over her near 70-year reign
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, June, 19, 2014, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince Philip arrive by carriage in the parade ring on the third day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting, at Ascot, England. In the TV program ‘Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers’ released late Saturday Sept. 18, 2021, members of the royal family have spoken admiringly of the late Duke of Edinburgh’s barbecuing skills. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, FILE)
September 18

'A big gray elephant': Paris' Arc de Triomphe is wrapped up

The city of Paris is unveiling a monumental artwork built around an actual monument: the Arc de Triomphe completely wrapped in silver and blue fabric
September 18
The wrapped Arc de Triomphe monument is pictured on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Paris. The "Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped" project by late artist Christo and Jeanne-Claude is on view until Oct. 3. Visitors to the famous Napoleonic arch, which dominates the Champs-Elysees Avenue, will not only be able to see the gleaming silver and blue fabric, but to touch it too — as the artists had intended. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
September 18

More K-pop fans go online for intimate fan-star interactions

Fans can get a peek into the lives of their favorite stars.
September 18
A BTS fan watches a virtual concert provided by HYBE, an agency behind BTS, in Seoul, June 2020.
September 18

Prosecutor: Jurors conclude Durst heir 'killed them all'

Robert Durst’s long, bizarre and deadly run from the law has ended.
September 18
FILE - In this Thursday, March 5, 2020, file photo, Real estate heir Robert Durst sits during his murder trial at the Airport Branch Courthouse in Los Angeles. A Los Angeles jury convicted Robert Durst Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 of murdering his best friend Susan Berman, 20 years ago in a case that took on new life after the New York real estate heir participated in a documentary that connected him to the slaying linked to his wife's 1982 disappearance. (Robyn Beck/AFP via AP, Pool, File)
September 17

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar week of September 20, 2021
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Durst jury reaches verdict in killing of his best friend

Jurors deliberated about 7 hours over three days.
September 17
Robert Durst in his wheelchair spins in place as he looks at people in the courtroom as he appears in a courtroom in Inglewood, Calif. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, with his attorneys for closing arguments presented by the prosecution in the murder trial of the New York real estate scion who is charged with the longtime friend Susan Berman's killing in Benedict Canyon just before Christmas Eve 2000. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)
September 17

Los Angeles jury reaches verdict in murder trial of New York real estate heir Robert Durst in best friend's slaying

Los Angeles jury reaches verdict in murder trial of New York real estate heir Robert Durst in best friend's slaying
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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
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Tom Cruise gets sneak preview from SpaceX's 1st private crew

Tom Cruise is getting a sneak preview of what it's like to circle Earth in a SpaceX capsule
September 17
This photo provided by SpaceX shows the passengers of Inspiration4 in the Dragon capsule on their first day in space. They are, from left, Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux, Chris Sembroski and Sian Proctor. SpaceX got them into a 363-mile (585-kilometer) orbit following Wednesday night’s launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. That's 100 miles (160 kilometers) higher than the International Space Station. (SpaceX via AP)
September 17

Showtime's 'The Circus' resumes — but has circus left town?

Showtime's periodic political series “The Circus” returns on Sunday into both a familiar and changed political climate
September 17
This combination of photos from the series "The Circus," shows John Heilemann during an interview at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on January 27, 2021, left, and Jennifer Palmieri during an interview in New York on Feb. 12, 2021. Showtime's political series ‘The Circus’ returns on Sunday. (Showtime via AP)
September 17

Q&A: Jeff Ament feels alive again with Pearl Jam's return

Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament spent his time off during the pandemic recording a solo album, painting and he even contributed to Olympics coverage with his friend Kenny Mayne
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Pearl Jam bassist and co-founder Jeff Ament appears in his home studio among his artwork which was used as cover art for his solo album "I Should Be Outside." (Pandora Andre-Beatty via AP)
September 17

Gabrielle Union on using 'radical honesty' to tell her story

Gabrielle Union’s using “radical honesty” in her new book, which combines lively lighthearted stories with chapters dealing with her recovering from sexual assault, racist encounters and mental health struggles
September 17
Gabrielle Union attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" exhibition on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
September 17

Rare US Constitution copy up for auction at Sotheby's

A very special document will be auctioned off later this year — a rare copy of the U.S. Constitution
September 17
Ella Hall, a specialist in Books and Manuscripts at Sotheby's, in New York, holds a 1787 printed copy of the U.S. Constitution, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. Sotheby's announced Friday — appropriately on Constitution Day — that in November it will put up for auction one of just 11 surviving copies of the Constitution from the official first printing produced for the delegates to the Constitutional Convention and for the Continental Congress. It's the only copy that remains in private hands and has an estimate of $15 million-$20 million. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 17

Q&A: Mélanie Laurent on her love of directing and actresses

Over the past decade, Mélanie Laurent has established herself as an accomplished film director
September 17
This image released by Amazon Studios shows Mélanie Laurent in a scene from "The Mad Women's Ball." (Amazon Studios via AP)
September 17

Doerr, Powers on fiction longlist for National Book Awards

Anthony Doerr, Richard Powers and Lauren Groff are among this years nominees on the National Book Awards’ fiction longlist, which also includes Honorée Fanonne Jeffers’ debut novel “The Love Songs of W
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This combination of photos shows eight of the ten nominees on the National Book Awards’ fiction longlist, top row from left, Anthony Doerr's “Cloud Cuckoo Land," Lauren Groff's “Matrix," Laird Hunt's “Zorrie,” Robert Jones, Jr.'s “The Prophets,” bottom row from left, Katie Kitamura's “Intimacies,” Elizabeth McCracken's “The Souvenir Museum," Jason Mott's “Hell of a Book," and Richard Powers' “Bewilderment." (Scribner/Riverhead/Bloomsbury/G.P. Putnam's Sons/Riverhead/Ecco/Dutton/W.W. Norton via AP)
September 17

Hungary: Statue honoring mysterious Bitcoin founder unveiled

A bronze statue was unveiled in Hungary’s capital on Thursday which its creators say is the first in the world to pay homage to the anonymous creator of the Bitcoin digital currency
September 17
A woman looks at her reflection in a newly unveiled statue of the mysterious developer of the Bitcoin digital currency in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. A bronze statue was unveiled in Hungary’s capital on Thursday which its creators say is the first in the world to pay homage to the anonymous creator of the Bitcoin digital currency. Erected in a business park near the Danube River in Budapest, the bust sits atop a stone plinth engraved with the name of Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym of the mysterious developer of Bitcoin whose true identity is unknown. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)
September 16

'Hard Knocks' to showcase Colts for first in-season episodes

The “Hard Knocks” franchise will have an in-season version for the first time when “Hard Knocks In Season: The Indianapolis Colts” debuts on Nov. 17 on HBO
September 16
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (2) runs off the field following a 28-16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
September 16

Met Opera to stage Anthony Davis' `X' on Malcolm X in 2023

The Metropolitan Opera will present its second work by a Black composer, Anthony Davis’ “X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X,” just two years after its first
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Piers Morgan to launch new TV show in deal with News Corp

British presenter Piers Morgan will join News Corp and Fox News Media and host a TV show that will air in the U.S., Britain and Australia
September 16
FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 file photo, Piers Morgan arrives at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on in Beverly Hills, Calif. British presenter Piers Morgan will join News Corp and Fox News Media and host a TV show that will air in the U.S., Britain and Australia, the company said Thursday Sept. 16, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
September 16

Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92

Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died
September 16
FILE - In this July 1986 file photo, Actress Jane Powell poses for a photo in New York. Jane Powell, the bright-eyed, operatic-voiced star of Hollywood's golden age musicals who sang with Howard Keel in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and danced with Fred Astaire in “Royal Wedding,” has died. Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. She was 92. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 16

Fox's vaccine criticism focuses attention on its own policy

The criticism by many Fox News personalities of efforts to push COVID vaccines on the public has drawn attention to their company's own stringent rules on the topic — even from President Joe Biden himself
September 16
FILE - In this March 2, 20217, file photo, Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio in New York. A steady criticism of COVID vaccine mandates by figures on Fox News has drawn attention to its own company's stringent rules on the topic — even from President Joe Biden. Carlson devoted nearly the first 20 minutes of his show on Sept. 15, 2020, to Biden's COVID efforts, saying the rules require people to submit to being bullied. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 16

'The Crown,' 'Ted Lasso,' streaming seek Emmy Awards glory

The miniature statutes given at the Emmy Awards on Sunday can be an outsized boon to egos, careers and guessing games
September 16
This combination of photos shows, from left, Pedro Pascal in "The Mandalorian," Olivia Colman in "The Crown," Jason Sudeikis in "Ted Lasso" and Jean Smart in "Hacks." (Disney+/Netflix/Apple TV+/HBO Max via AP)
September 16

Louis Menand among nonfiction National Book Award nominees

Louis Menand’s Cold War cultural history “The Free World” and Hanif Abdurraqib’s meditation on Black artistry “A Little Devil in America” are among the works on the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Awards
September 16
FILE - Author Louis Menand appears at a ceremony honoring him with the 2015 National Humanities Medal in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Sept. 22, 2016. Menand’s Cold War cultural history “The Free World” is among the works on the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Awards. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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TV actor Allison Mack enters prison in NXIVM sex slave case

TV actor Allison Mack has surrendered to a California prison to serve three years for her role in the cultlike group NXIVM
September 16
FILE- In this April 8, 2019 file photo, actor Allison Mack leaves Brooklyn federal court in New York after pleading guilty to racketeering charges in a case involving a cult-like group based in upstate New York called NXIVM. Mack, who played a key role in the cultlike group NXIVM, has surrendered to a California prison to serve her sentence in a New York case against the group’s spiritual leader. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 16

'Jeopardy!' hosts: Bialik, Ken Jennings will finish 2021

Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will split “Jeopardy!”
September 16
Ken Jennings appears at the 2020 ABC Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 8, 2020, left, and actress Mayim Bialik appears at the 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., on Jan. 11, 2018. Jennings and Bialik will split “Jeopardy!” hosting duties for the remainder of the game show’s 38th season. (AP Photo)
September 16

Three Iranian dissidents to be honored by PEN America

Three imprisoned Iranian dissidents will be honored next month at Pen America’s annual gala
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Judge orders Philip's will sealed to protect royal 'dignity'

A judge has ruled that the will of the late Prince Philip should remain secret to protect the “dignity” of his widow Queen Elizabeth II, who is Britain’s head of state
September 16
FILE - In this June 8, 2015 file photo, Britain's Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, smiles after unveiling a plaque at the end of his visit to Richmond Adult Community College in Richmond, south west London. A judge ruled Thursday Sept. 16, 2021, that the will of the late Prince Philip should remain secret to protect the “dignity” of his widow Queen Elizabeth II, who is Britain’s head of state. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
September 16

Cancel culture dominates season 2 of 'The Morning Show'

The second season of “The Morning Show,” starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, had just begun filming in March 2020 when COVID-19 brought a halt to TV production
September 16
This image released by Apple TV+ shows Jennifer Aniston, left, and Reese Witherspoon in a scene from "The Morning Show." (Apple TV+ via AP)
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'New' Van Gogh drawing to go on display in Amsterdam museum

A drawing newly attributed to Vincent van Gogh that has never been displayed publicly before is going on show at the Amsterdam museum that bears the Dutch master’s name
September 16
Senior researcher Teio Meedendorp gestures during the presentation of Study for "Worn Out", left, a drawing by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh, dated Nov. 1882, going on public display for the first time at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
September 16

Paris' Arc de Triomphe is being wrapped in fabric

The city of Paris is unveiling a monumental artwork built
September 16
Workers wrap the Arc de Triomphe monument, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021 in Paris. The "L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped" project by late artist Christo and Jeanne-Claude will be on view from, Sept. 18 to Oct. 3. The famed Paris monument will be wrapped in 25,000 square meters of fabric in silvery blue, and with 3,000 meters of red rope. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
September 16

Elton John postpones European shows after hip injury

Elton John says he is postponing European dates on his world tour.
September 16
FILE - Elton John is seen after performing "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" nominated for the award for best original song from "Rocketman" at the Oscars on Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. John is releasing an album of collaborations with artists from several generations and genres, including Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, Miley Cyrus, Lil Nas X, Stevie Nicks and Stevie Wonder. “The Lockdown Sessions,” a collection of 16 songs featuring John with artists from Dua Lipa to the late Glen Campbell, will be released on Oct. 22. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
September 16

Cyprus recovers looted 18th century church doors from Japan

Cyprus’ Orthodox Church has formally taken charge of two ornately decorated 18th century doors stolen from a church in the ethnically divided island’s breakaway north, which were reclaimed from a Japanese art college after a long legal battle
September 16
The leader of Cyprus Orthodox Church, Archbishop Chrysostomos II stands next to a pair of ornate, gilded doors that guard the altar of a church, at the Archbishopric in the capital Nicosia, on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 . The 18th century doors that were looted from the church of Saint Anastasios in the breakaway north of the ethnically divided island nation were repatriated from a Japanese art college after a long legal battle.(AP Photo/Philippos Christou)
September 16

At London's Old Vic, 'Camp Siegfried' probes American Nazis

London's Old Vic Theatre is reopening at full capacity for the first time since the pandemic began
September 16
Actors Patsy Ferran, right and Luke Thallon, stars of the play Camp Siegfried, pose for a photographer in front of the Old Vic theatre in London, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. London's Old Vic Theatre is reopening at full capacity for the first time since the pandemic began. The show is “Camp Siegfried,” American writer Bess Wohl's play about a summer camp for Nazis on New York's Long Island. It's based on a real-life camp in the 1930s that indoctrinated young German-Americans into the ideas of the Third Reich, and depicts two teenagers whose burgeoning relationship collides with the insidious ideology of Nazism. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 15

White House offers Nicki Minaj call to answer vaccine Qs

The White House is offering to connect Nicki Minaj with one of the Biden administration’s doctors to address her questions about the COVID-19 vaccine
September 15
FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2018, file photo, Nicki Minaj attends the Oscar de la Renta show during Fashion Week in New York. The White House is offering to connect Minaj with one of the Biden administration’s doctors to address her questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. The offer comes after the Trinidadian-born rapper’s erroneous tweet alleging the vaccine causes impotence went viral. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
September 15

First, she was a survivor: #MeToo's Burke tells her story

Tarana Burke's name became synonymous with the #MeToo movement four years ago, when allegations against Harvey Weinstein launched the social reckoning against sexual misconduct
September 15
This combination of photos shows cover art for "Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement," left, and a portrait of author Tarana Burke taken at her home in Baltimore on Oct. 13, 2020. (Flatiron Books via AP, left, and AP Photo)
September 15

Emmy host Cedric the Entertainer says stuffiness is banned

As busy as Cedric the Entertainer is with his sitcom “The Neighborhood,” he quickly said yes when asked to host his first major awards show
September 15
FILE - Cedric the Entertainer performs during "Stand Up for Haiti" comedy fundraiser in Los Angeles on Aug. 30, 2021. The comedian and actor will host Sunday’s Emmy ceremony, airing on CBS. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
September 15

Review: Drag queen dreams in ‘Talking About Jamie’

“Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” is a predictable and glossy “Billy Elliot”-like musical of British working-class aspiration that’s nevertheless a joy
September 15
This image released by Amazon Studios shows a scene from "Everybody's Talking About Jamie." (Amazon Studios via AP)
September 15

Prosecutors play R. Kelly tapes as government case winds down

Prosecutors at the sex trafficking trial of R. Kelly have played video and audio recordings for the jury they say back up allegations he abused women and girls
September 15
FILE - This photo from Friday May 9, 2008, shows R. Kelly arriving for the first day of jury selection in his child pornography trial at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. On Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, prosecutors in Kelly's sex trafficking trial at Brooklyn Federal Court in New York, played video and audio recordings for the jury they say back up allegations he abused women and girls. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
September 15

Van Zweden to leave New York Philharmonic after 2023-24

Jaap van Zweden will leave the New York Philharmonic at the end of the 2023-24 season after six years as music director, the shortest tenure of anyone in a half-century
September 15
September 15

'The View' celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The daytime talk show is honoring Hispanic Americans.
September 15
"The View" celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month in 2021.
September 15

National Book Award longlists announced in 2 categories

The 10 nominees on the longlist for the National Book Award for young people's literature were announced Wednesday
September 15
This combination of photos shows cover art for the books competing for the National Book Award for young people's literature, top row from left, "Amber McBride's “Me (Moth)," Darcie Little Badger's “A Snake Falls to Earth,” Safia Elhillo's “Home Is Not a Country,” Kyle Lukoff's “Too Bright to See,” Carole Boston Weatherford's “Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre,” bottom row from left, Paula Yoo's “From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry," Anna-Marie McLemore's “The Mirror Season,” Malinda Lo's “Last Night at the Telegraph Club,” Shing Yin Khor's "The Legend of Auntie Po," and Kekla Magoon's "Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People." (Top row from left, Feiwel & Friends, Levine Querido, Make Me a World, Dial Books, Carolrhoda Books, bottom row from left, Norton Young Readers, Feiwel & Friends, Dutton Books for Young Readers, Candlewick via AP)
September 15

Ex-Georgetown tennis coach to plead guilty in college scam

A former Georgetown University tennis coach accused of accepting more than $2 million in bribes to help kids get into the school will plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions scandal
September 15
FILE - In this March 25, 2019 file photo, Gordon Ernst, former Georgetown tennis coach, departs federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Ernst, accused of accepting more than $2 million in bribes to help kids get into the school, will plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions scandal, according to court documents filed Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
September 15

Review: A man. A boy. And a chicken. 'Cry Macho' lays an egg

Last year, Tom Hanks and George Clooney each took on movie parts in which they showed off their fatherly sides by taking care of a child
September 15
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Eduardo Minett, from left, Natalia Traven and Clint Eastwood in a scene from "Cry Macho." (Claire Folger/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
September 15

Lennon interview to schoolboys, songs, to auction in Denmark

Half a century ago, four Danish teenagers interviewed John Lennon for their school paper
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September 15

Review: Chris Robley beautifully captures state of the union

Maine-based singer-songwriter Chris Robley bemoans the state of the nation on his new album, “A Filament in the Wilderness of What Comes Next.”
September 15
This cover image released by Cutthroat Pop Records shows "A Filament in the Wilderness of What Comes Next" by Chris Robley. (Cutthroat Pop Records via AP)
September 15

Chair of Prince Charles' charity quits amid donor scandal

The chairman of Prince Charles’ charitable foundation has resigned after reports the organization was offered a donation of more than 500,000 pounds ($692,000) from a Russian banker seeking British citizenship
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September 15

Jessica Chastain redeems a televangelist in 'Tammy Faye'

In “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” Jessica Chastain gives perhaps the most ambitious performance of her career so far
September 15
Jessica Chastain, left, the star of "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," poses for a portrait with director Michael Showalter during the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2012, at the Royal Fairmont York in Toronto. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)