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FILE - In this April 13, 2014 file photo, Flea, bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, plays the national anthem prior to an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies in Los Angeles. Flea turned 59 on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, and his Silverlake Conservatory of Music turned 20, and they celebrated with a joint party in the parking lot for the Los Angeles school that often serves as a de facto performance space for its faculty and students. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
October 16

Strike dodged with deal between film and TV crews, studios

An 11th-hour deal has been reached and a strike that would have shut down film and television productions across the U.S. was averted
October 16
A poster advocating union solidarity hangs from a Costume Designers Guild office building, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, in Burbank, Calif. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike for the first time in its 128-year history. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
October 16

Union of film and television crew members reaches deal with studios, averting strike and massive production shutdown

Union of film and television crew members reaches deal with studios, averting strike and massive production shutdown
October 16
October 16
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Robert Pattinson in "The Batman." Warner Bros. released the first trailer for “The Batman,” which is Pattinson’s first film as the Dark Knight. It will be released March 4, 2022. (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
October 16

Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil breaks ribs in fall off stage

Vince Neil broke ribs during a fall off the stage at a concert in Tennessee.
October 16
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, Vince Neil of Motley Crue, arrives at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Neil has broken ribs during a fall off the stage at a concert in Tennessee. In video footage from the performance Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, Neil can be seen clapping at the edge of the stage with his guitar strapped around him before his fall. (Photo by Andrew Estey/Invision/AP, File)
October 16

Netflix employee fired in wake of Chappelle special furor

Netflix has fired an employee for disclosing confidential financial information.
October 16
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo, Dave Chappelle poses in the press room with the best comedy album award for "The Age of Spin" and "Deep in the Heart of Texas" at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York. Netflix said Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 that it had fired an employee for disclosing confidential financial information about what it paid for Dave Chappelle’s comedy special “The Closer," which some condemned as being transphobic. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
October 16

Africa's largest film festival kicks off in Burkina Faso

Africa’s largest film festival is kicking off in Burkina Faso for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began
October 16
A woman pushes her scooter past the entrance of FESPACO (Pan-African Film & TV Festival of Ouagadougou) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Friday Oct. 15, 2021. The event, now in its 52nd year, is attracting filmmakers and moviegoers from across the continent and the globe. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
October 15

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
October 15
October 15

Judge firms up trial date for Smollett, won't dismiss case

A judge in Chicago has denied a last-ditch effort to dismiss a criminal case against actor Jussie Smollett
October 15
FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020 file photo, former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett leaves the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. A judge on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, denied a last-ditch effort to dismiss a criminal case against actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying to police when he reported that two masked men attacked him in downtown Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)
October 15

Van Gogh artwork looted by Nazis to be auctioned in New York

A watercolor by Vincent van Gogh that was seized by the Nazis during World War II will be sold next month at auction in New York
October 15
This image, provided by Christie's, shows Vincent van Gogh's 1888 work "Wheatstacks," to be offered in the dedicated sale "The Cox Collection: The Story of Impressionism," in New York, Nov. 11, 2021. The watercolor, seized by the Nazis during World War II is estimated at $20-million to $30-million. (Christie's via AP)
October 15

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar week of 10/18/2021
October 15
October 15

Cambridge college to return looted bronze statue to Nigeria

A Cambridge University college says it will return a looted bronze cockerel to Nigeria later this month
October 15
Archivist Robert Athol looks at a bronze statue of a cockerel called The Okukor, one of the Benin Bronzes, at Jesus College, University of Cambridge, England, Friday Oct. 15, 2021. The Cambridge University college will return a looted bronze cockerel to Nigeria later this month, making it the first U.K. institution to hand back one of the artifacts known as the Benin Bronzes. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
October 15

Alice Cooper talks tap dancing, snakes onstage and his diary

During the pandemic, shock rocker Alice Cooper replaced touring with tap dancing
October 15
FILE - Alice Cooper performs in Chicago on July 21, 2019. The rock icon spent his down time during the COVID-19 pandemic with his family in Phoenix, developing an unlikely new skill — tap dancing. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)
October 15

Queen appears to show irritation at climate inaction

The queen has appeared to criticize the global lack of action on climate change.
October 15
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves after the opening ceremony of the sixth session of the Senedd in Cardiff, Wales, Thursday Oct. 14, 2021. (Jacob King/PA via AP)
October 14

Artist sues newly freed Bill Cosby over 1990 hotel encounter

A prominent Bill Cosby accuser has filed suit Thursday against the actor over a 1990 hotel room encounter in Atlantic City, New Jersey
October 14
FILE - In this April 26, 2018, file photo, actor and comedian Bill Cosby departs the courthouse after he was found guilty in his sexual assault retrial, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Lilli Bernard, a prominent Cosby accuser filed suit Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, against the actor over a 1990 hotel room encounter in Atlantic City, N.J. Bernard's lawsuit comes just before the state's two-year window to file older sexual assault claims expires Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
October 14

Cher sues heirs of Sonny Bono over song and record revenue

Cher has sued the widow of her former musical partner and ex-husband Sonny Bono over royalties for Sonny and Cher songs including “I Got You Babe.”
October 14
FILE - In this Jan. 21, 1966 file photo, Sonny, right, and Cher sing during a taping of "The Danny Thomas Special" in Los Angeles. Cher has sued the widow of her former musical partner and ex-husband Sonny Bono over royalties for Sonny and Cher songs including “I Got You Babe” and “The Beat Goes On." In a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, Cher alleges that former Rep. Mary Bono and other defendants have attempted to terminate provisions of business agreements Cher and Sonny Bono reached when they divorced in 1975 that entitled each to 50% of songwriting and recording royalties. (AP Photo/File)
October 14

Shredded Banksy artwork sells for $25.4 million at auction

A work by British street artist Banksy that sensationally self-shredded just after it sold for $1.4 million has sold again for $25.4 million at an auction on Thursday
October 14
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2021 file photo, art handlers at Sotheby's auction house hold Banksy's 'Love is in the Bin', before it returns to auction at Sotheby's, London, The work by British street artist Banksy that sensationally self-shredded just after it sold for $1.4 million could make several times that price at an auction on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. “Love is in the Bin” is being offered by Sotheby’s in London, with a pre-sale estimate of 4 million pounds to 6 million pounds ($5.5 million to $8.2 million). (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP, file)
October 14

Boo! Sitcom 'Ghosts' combos misfit spirits, feel-good charm

The title of the new CBS sitcom “Ghosts” seems to be a dead giveaway
October 14
This image released by CBS shows Utkarsh Ambudkar, foreground left, and Rose McIver in a scene from the comedy series "Ghosts." (Cliff Lipson/CBS via AP)
October 14

Gary Paulsen, celebrated children's author, dies at 82

Gary Paulsen, the acclaimed and prolific children’s author who often drew upon his rural affinities and wide-ranging adventures for tales that included “Hatchet,” “Brian’s Winter” and “Dogsong,” has died at age 82
October 14
FILE - Author Gary Paulsen sits with his favorite Alaskan husky, Flax, at his Willow, Alaska, home on Feb. 10, 2005. Paulsen died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 at age 82. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
October 14

Efforts to track diversity in journalism are lagging

Despite renewed attention on efforts to diversify hiring in journalism since George Floyd's killing, the ability to measure real progress is proving elusive
October 14
October 14

Fugitive sought in scheme to sell Raymond Pettibon forgeries

Federal authorities are accusing a fugitive of selling forged paintings by contemporary artist Raymond Pettibon
October 14
October 14

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Banksy artwork that shredded itself sells for $25 million at Sotheby's auction, a record for the artist

Banksy artwork that shredded itself sells for $25 million at Sotheby's auction, a record for the artist
October 14
October 14

Caesars Entertainment, Spiegelworld ink $75M theaters deal

Caesars Entertainment and the company that produces the show “Absinthe” in Las Vegas are teaming up on theater and dining projects in three states that will cost nearly $75 million
October 14
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2015, file photo, a man takes pictures of Caesars Palace hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Caesars Entertainment and the company that produces the show "Absinthe" in Las Vegas are teaming up on theater and dining projects in three states that will cost nearly $100 million. Caesars says it has signed a deal with Spiegelworld to create new live theater projects at casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and New Orleans. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
October 14

'The View' celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The daytime talk show is honoring Hispanic Americans.
October 14
"The View" celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month in 2021.
October 14

Prince William: Before travelling to space, save the planet

Prince William has criticized some of the world’s richest men for using their wealth to fund a new space race and space tourism, and called on the world's great minds to fix the planet first
October 14
FILE - In this Thursday, July 16, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prince William speaks with service users during a visit to the Garden House in Peterborough, England. Prince William has criticized some of the world’s richest men for using their wealth to fund a new space race and space tourism, and called on the world's great minds to fix the planet first. The Duke of Cambridge spoke to the BBC about climate anxiety, COP26, space travel, and his family's long-standing commitment to environmental issues ahead of his inaugural Earthshot prize awards ceremony Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)
October 14

Actors of Indian descent proud to lead Broadway's 'Aladdin'

As kids growing up in different states, Shoba Narayan and Michael Maliakel shared a love of one favorite film — “Aladdin.”
October 14
This image released by Disney Theatrical Productions shows, from second left, Michael James Scott as Genie, Michael Maliakel as Aladdin, and Shoba Narayan as Jasmine after a performance of the Broadway musical "Aladdin" in New York on Sept. 28, 2021. (Curtis Brown/Disney Theatrical Productions via AP)
October 14

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USA Today Best-Selling Books for the week ending  10/10/2021
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For Vicky Krieps, life and art blend on ‘Bergman Island’

The 38-year-old actor Vicky Krieps broke out into the mainstream four years ago with her turn opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in “Phantom Thread.”
October 14
This image released by IFC Films shows Vicky Krieps in “Bergman Island," a film directed by Mia Hansen-Løve. (IFC Films via AP)
October 14

Film TV workers union says strike to start next week

The union representing film and television crews says its 60,000 members will begin a nationwide strike on Monday if it does not reach a deal that satisfies demands for fair and safe working conditions
October 14
A poster advocating union solidarity hangs from a Costume Designers Guild office building, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, in Burbank, Calif. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike for the first time in its 128-year history. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
October 14

Review: Ron and Clint Howard reveal Hollywood success story

“The Boys” is a co-written memoir by Ron Howard, better known as Opie Taylor and Richie Cunningham, and his younger brother, Clint
October 14
This cover image released by William Morrow shows "The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family" by Ron Howard and Clint Howard. (William Morrow via AP)
October 14

Review: Guests take Tom Morello’s album on a wild ride

Tom Morello’s guitars hit hard on his new album, even though he recorded them on his phone’s voice memo app
October 14
This cover image released by Mom + Pop Music shows “The Atlas Underground Fire" by Tom Morello. (Mom + Pop Music via AP)
October 14

Todd Haynes: Finding the frequency of the Velvet Underground

The most often-repeated thing said about the Velvet Underground is Brian Eno’s quip that the band didn’t sell many records, but everyone who bought one started a band
October 14
This image released by Apple TV+ shows Moe Tucker, John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Lou Reed from the documentary "The Velvet Underground." (Nat Finkelstein Estate/Apple TV+ via AP)
October 13

Adele says her new album, '30,' is being released Nov. 19

Singer Adele has been gone from the public spotlight, musically speaking, since after the release of her “25”album in 2015
October 13
FILE - Adele poses in the press room with the awards for album of the year for "25", song of the year for "Hello", record of the year for "Hello", best pop solo performance for "Hello", and best pop vocal album for "25" at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 12, 2017. Adele announced on Instagram that her “30” album will come out November 19. A new single, ‘Easy on Me,’ is being released on Friday.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
October 13

Alleged gang members charged in slaying of Chicago rapper

Five alleged gang members have been indicted on murder charges in last year’s shooting death of a Chicago rapper that prosecutors say was part of ongoing violence over gang territories on the city’s South Side
October 13
October 13

Trump stars in Madame Tussauds branch in Dubai 1st Mideast

The lavish waxworks temple Madame Tussauds has opened its first Middle East location on a small artificial island off the coast of Dubai
October 13
People visit the wax versions of former U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania at the opening of the Madame Tussauds museum, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. The lavish waxworks temple located on a small artificial island off Dubai unveiled 60 celebrities and leaders, from a sultry Kylie Jenner to a beaming Chinese President Xi Jinping, along with a handful of Bollywood dance stars striking poses. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
October 13

'Squid Game' strikes nerve in debt-ridden South Korea

“Squid Game,” a South Korea-produced Netflix show that depicts hundreds of financially distressed characters competing in deadly children’s games for a chance to escape severe debt, has captivated global audiences since its September debut
October 13
This undated photo released by Netflix shows South Korean cast members, from left, Park Hae-soo, Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon in a scene from "Squid Game." Squid Game, a globally popular South Korea-produced Netflix show that depicts hundreds of financially distressed characters competing in deadly children’s games for a chance to escape severe debt, has struck a raw nerve at home, where there’s growing discontent over soaring household debt, decaying job markets and worsening income inequality. (Youngkyu Park/Netflix via AP)
October 13

Art or censorship? Expo shows just top of famed David statue

One of the most talked about attractions at the world’s fair underway in Dubai is a towering statue made of marble dust that’s raising eyebrows just as its original form did more than 500 years ago
October 13
FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 file photo, a 3D re-production of Michelangelo's David is on display at the Italy's pavilion of the Dubai Expo 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. One of the most talked about attractions at the world's fair underway in Dubai is a towering statue made of marble dust that's raising eyebrows just as its original form did more than 500 years ago. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
October 13

ESPN secures rights to Monday night wild-card game

ESPN has signed a five-year agreement with the NFL to broadcast the Monday night game during the first weekend of the playoffs, beginning this season
October 13
October 13

Review: An idiosyncratic tribute for an idiosyncratic band

The Velvet Underground emerged from the '60s downtown New York avant-garde arts scene and launched the career of Lou Reed before the mercurial rocker walked away six years later
October 13
This image released by Apple TV+ shows Moe Tucker, John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Lou Reed from the documentary "The Velvet Underground." (Nat Finkelstein Estate/Apple TV+ via AP)
October 13

Daily Wire launches conservative book publishing imprint

A publishing division is being started by the conservative media company the Daily Wire
October 13
FILE - Conservative commentator Candace Owens speaks at the Convention of the Right, in Paris on Sept. 28, 2019. A publishing division started by the conservative media company the Daily Wire will include releases by Owens, Daily Wire co-founder Ben Shapiro and former “Mandalorian” actor Gia Carano. DW Books will officially launch next spring, the Nashville-based Daily Wire announced Wednesday. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
October 13

'Dopesick,' an opioid crisis story that needed 'to be told'

Actor Danny Strong pops up in an eclectic batch of series, from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” to “Gilmore Girls” to “Billions.”
October 13
FILE - Writer-director and executive producer Danny Strong attends the premiere of the Hulu Original Series "Dopesick" on Oct 4, 2021, in New York. Hulu's eight-part miniseries about America’s opioid crisis weaves together the narcotic painkiller’s devastating toll and the actions of those who allowed or failed to prevent it. Three episodes debut Wednesday on the streaming service, with the rest out weekly. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
October 13

Review: ‘Halloween Kills’ is a gruesome mess

“Halloween Kills” picks up at the moment David Gordon Green’s 2018 “Halloween” ended
October 13
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer in "Halloween Kills," directed by David Gordon Green. (Ryan Green/Universal Pictures via AP)
October 13

Hollywood’s Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, blasts off toward space on rocket built by Jeff Bezos' company

Hollywood’s Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, blasts off toward space on rocket built by Jeff Bezos' company
October 13
October 13

Union says film and television crews will start nationwide strike Monday if deal with studios, producers isn't reached

Union says film and television crews will start nationwide strike Monday if deal with studios, producers isn't reached
October 13
October 13

Stutzmann to follow Spano as Atlanta Symphony music director

Nathalie Stutzmann, the French-born contralto turned conductor, will succeed Robert Spano as music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra starting with the 2022-23 season and become the second woman to lead a major American orchestra
October 13
This undated image released by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra shows Nathalie Stutzmann, the French-born contralto turned conductor, who will succeed Robert Spano as music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra starting with the 2022-23 season. (Simon Fowler/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra via AP)
October 13

One last 'Keeper of the Lost Cities' scheduled for 2023

Author Shannon Messenger can now see the end for her telepathic heroine Sophie and the million-selling middle-grade series “Keeper of the Lost Cities.”
October 13
This image released by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing shows "Unlocked" a book in the "Keeper of the Lost Cities" series by Shannon Messenger. (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing via AP)
October 13

Artist wants Hong Kong sculpture back as deadline passes

A Danish artist is seeking to get back his sculpture in Hong Kong commemorating the victims of China’s 1989 crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square as a deadline passed for its removal
October 13
FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo, university students clean the "Pillar of Shame" statue, a memorial for those killed in the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, at the University of Hong Kong. Danish artist Jens Galschioet is seeking to get back his sculpture in Hong Kong memorializing the victims of China's 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown as a deadline loomed for its removal Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
October 13

Writer welcomes positive reaction to new bisexual Superman

Comic book writer Tom Taylor says he could not be happier with the reaction to his portrayal of a new Superman as bisexual
October 13
October 12

Rapper Tyga arrested in domestic violence investigation

Authorities say rapper Tyga has been arrested in a felony domestic violence investigation
October 12
FILE - Tyga arrives at the amfAR, Cinema Against AIDS benefit during the 71st international Cannes film festival, in Cap d'Antibes, southern France on May 17, 2018. Authorities say the rapper has been arrested for investigation of felony domestic violence. Los Angeles police say the 31-year-old, whose legal name is Michael Stevenson, was booked for an incident that occurred on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. He was released after posting $50,000 bond. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)