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German actor Hardy Kruger, star of adventure movies, dies

Hardy Kruger, considered one of post-war Germany’s best actors, has died at 93
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File---File picture taken April 12, 2018 shows German actor Hardy Kruger in Hamburg, Germany. Kruger die Wednesday. (Axel Heimken/dpa via AP,file)
January 19

Spears case drives California bid to limit conservatorships

Disability rights activists and advocates for Britney Spears are backing a California proposal to provide more protections for those under court-ordered conservatorships, while promoting less-restrictive alternatives
January 19
FILE - This April 12, 2018, file photo shows Britney Spears at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.Disability rights activists and advocates for Britney Spears backed a California proposal Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2022, to provide more protections for those under court-ordered conservatorships, while promoting less-restrictive alternatives. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 19

Football games send viewers to TV on cold weekend

Viewers parked themselves in front of their televisions to watch football and stay out of the January chill
January 19
Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt, center, celebrates with fans after returning a fumble for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
January 19

Biden's news conference takes abrupt, lengthy turn

For about half of President Joe Biden's news conference, it was a traditional, organized affair, with the president calling on reporters from a pre-arranged list
January 19
President Joe Biden listens to a question from a reporter during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 19

San Francisco Opera will debut Adams' 'Antony and Cleopatra'

John Adams’ version of “Antony and Cleopatra” will have its world premiere on Sept. 10 on the opening weekend of the San Francisco Opera’s 100th season
January 19
January 19

Alec Baldwin sued for defamation by family of slain Marine

The widow and two sisters of a U.S. Marine killed in Afghanistan are suing Alec Baldwin
January 19
January 19

French actor Gaspard Ulliel, 37, dies after ski accident

French actor Gaspard Ulliel has died at 37 after a skiing accident in the Alps
January 19
FILE- Gaspard Ulliel attends the final day of the 17th Marrakech International Film Festival, in Marrakech, Morocco, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. French actor Gaspard Ulliel, known for appearing in Chanel perfume ads as well as film and television roles, has been hospitalized after a ski accident in the Alps, according to the regional prosecutor's office.(AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy, File)
January 19

Singer Fred Parris of the Five Satins dead at age 85

Fred Parris, the lead singer of the 1950s harmony group the Five Satins and composer of the classic doo-wop ballad “In the Still of the Night,” has died at age 85
January 19
January 19

The Sundance Film Festival is back and online once more

The 44th annual Sundance Film Festival is back, and entirely online once more
January 19
This image released by the Sundance Institute shows John Boyega in a scene from "892," an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. (Chris Witt/Sundance Institute via AP)
January 19

Yvette Mimieux, '60s starlet of 'Time Machine,' dies at 80

Yvette Mimieux, the blond and blue-eyed 1960s film star of “Where the Boys Are,” “The Time Machine” and “Light in the Piazza,” has died
January 19
FILE - Actress Yvette Mimieux appears at the premier of "Dead Mean Don't Wear Plaid" in Los Angeles on May 9, 1982. Mimieux, the 1960s film star of “Where the Boys Are,” “The Time Machine” and “Light in the Piazza,” died in her sleep of natural causes early Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 at her home in Los Angeles. She was 80. (AP Photo/Doug Pizac, File)
January 19

Jon Stewart to receive Mark Twain lifetime award for comedy

Comedian, talk show host and political influencer Jon Stewart has been named the 23rd recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Award for lifetime achievement in comedy
January 19
FILE- Jon Stewart presents the Pat Tillman award for service on July 18, 2018, at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. Stewart has been named the 23rd recipient of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Award for lifetime achievement in comedy. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP, File)
January 19

'As We See It' portrays young adulthood on autism spectrum

Some TV characters have lofty goals
January 19
This combination of images shows, cast members, from left, Rick Glassman, Albert Rutecki and Sue Ann Pien in separate scenes from the new Amazon Prime ensemble series “As We See It,” which follows three young people on the autism spectrum as they negotiate daily life. (Ali Goldstein/Amazon via AP)
January 19

HBO leads GLAAD Media Awards for LGBTQ representation

HBO and HBO Max have beaten Netflix to be the top contender at the GLAAD Media Awards with 19 nominations, landing the bulk of its nods for TV shows like “Hacks,” “The Other Two” and “The Sex Lives of College Girls.”
January 19
This image provided by Jeopardy Productions, Inc. shows game show champion Amy Schneider on the set of "Jeopardy!" Schneider is the first trans person to qualify for the show's Tournament of Champions. (Jeopardy Productions, Inc. via AP)
January 19

Review: Mellencamp album reflects on life and wasted time

Rocker John Mellencamp's latest studio album, “Strictly a One-Eyed Jack," reflects on the past, the future and in many cases regret
January 19
This cover image released by Republic Records shows "Strictly a One-Eyed Jack" by John Mellencamp. (Republic Records via AP)
January 19

The Voice of Holland talent show hit by #MeToo scandal

Dutch talent show “The Voice of Holland” has been taken off air in the Netherlands amid a sexual misconduct scandal
January 19
January 19

Bronx native Cardi B offers to pay fire victim burial costs

Cardi B has offered to pay the burial costs for all 17 people killed in a fire in a New York City high-rise
January 19
FILE - Cardi B performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., on June 16, 2019. New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced Wednesday that Cardi B had offered to the financial relief for victims of the Bronx fire. The Grammy-winning artist grew up in the Bronx. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
January 19

Mexican millionaire builds controversial replica of mansion

A Mexican multi-millionaire is building a replica of his northern Mexico mansion to serve as a museum for his art collection, an endeavor criticized because it is funded in large part with public money
January 19
Mexican multi-millionaire Mauricio Fernandez stands inside a replica of his northern Mexico mansion, “La Milarca,” being built as a museum for his art collection in municipality of San Pedro Garza Garcia in the metropolitan area of Monterrey, Mexico, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. While the endeavor is criticized because it is funded in large part with public money, 71-year-old former Mayor of San Pedro Garza Garcia said he wants to give the public access to his collections of art, historic artifacts and fossils. (AP Photo/Marcos Martinez Chacon)
January 19

Pioneering fashion journalist André Leon Talley dies at 73

André Leon Talley, the towering former creative director and editor at large of Vogue magazine, has died
January 19
FILE - Vogue magazine editor at large André Leon Talley attends a post-Fashion Week panel discussion on the lack of black images in the current fashion output Sept. 14, 2007, in New York. Talley, the towering former creative director and editor at large of Vogue magazine, has died. He was 73. Talley's literary agent confirmed Talley's death to USA Today late Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
January 19

Amazon's untitled 'Lord of the Rings' forges itself a name

Amazon’s “The Lord of the Rings” series has forged a name for itself
January 19
January 19

AARP to honor Lily Tomlin with Movies for Grownups Award

Lily Tomlin is this year’s recipient of AARP The Magazine’s Movies for Grownups Awards career achievement honor
January 19
FILE - Lily Tomlin appears at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, 2017. Tomlin is this year's recipient of AARP The Magazine’s Movies for Grownups® Awards Career Achievement Award. The 20th anniversary virtual event, hosted by Alan Cumming, will be telecast on “Great Performances” on PBS on March 18 . (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 19

Dutch cultural sector protests pandemic lockdown measures

Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw orchestra has played second fiddle to a pair of hairdressers
January 19
People get a haircut during a rehearsal at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, as Dutch museums, theaters and concert halls played host Wednesday to businesses that are allowed to open to customers as a protest against their own continuing lockdown closures. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
January 19

Review: Bride saved from a brutal husband in 'The Runaway'

In “The Runaway,” Peter Ash stops to help a pregnant woman stranded by the side of a rural Montana road
January 19
This cover image released by Putnam shows "The Runaway" by Nick Petrie. (Putnam via AP)
January 19

‘Harder They Fall,’ 'Insecure,' H.E.R. nab NAACP awards noms

Netflix could be a dominant force at next month’s 53rd NAACP Image Awards
January 19
This image released by Netflix shows Regina King, center, from the film "The Harder They Fall." (David Lee/Netflix via AP)
January 18

Microsoft buys game maker Activision Blizzard for about $70B

Microsoft is paying nearly $70 billion for Activision Blizzard, the maker of Candy Crush and Call of Duty
January 18
FILE - The Activision Blizzard Booth is shown on June 13, 2013 the during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, for $68.7 billion to gain access to blockbuster games including Call of Duty and Candy Crush. The all-cash deal will let Microsoft accelerate mobile gaming and provide it building blocks for the metaverse, or a virtual environment. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
January 18

Grammy Awards move ceremony to Las Vegas site in early April

The 2022 Grammy Awards will shift to an April show in Las Vegas after recently postponing the ceremony due to growing concerns with the rise of the omicron variant
January 18
FILE - A decorative grammy is seen before the start of the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. The upcoming Grammy Awards have been postponed due to what organizers called "too many risks" due to the omicron variant. The ceremony had been scheduled for Jan. 31st in Los Angeles with a live audience and performances. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
January 18

Actor-comedian Louie Anderson undergoing cancer treatment

A spokesman for Louie Anderson says the actor and comedian is being treated for cancer in a Las Vegas hospital
January 18
FILE - Actor-comedian Louie Anderson appears at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 18, 2016. A spokesman for Anderson says he is being treated for cancer in a Las Vegas hospital. Anderson's publicist says he was diagnosed with a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and “is resting comfortably.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
January 18

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible best-sellers for week ending Jan. 14
January 18
January 18

Once, twice, sold? Rome villa with Caravaggio up for auction

The Rome villa contains the only known ceiling painted by Caravaggio.
January 18
FILE - Princess Rita Boncompagni Ludovisi stands beneath a fresco by Italian Baroque painter Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, known as Guercino, inside The Casino dell'Aurora, also known as Villa Ludovisi, in Rome, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. The villa containing the only known ceiling painted by Caravaggio goes on the court-ordered auction block Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 with an estimated value of nearly a half-billion euros (dollars), thanks to an inheritance dispute pitting the heirs of one of Rome’s aristocratic families against their step-mother, a Texas-born princess. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
January 18

Golf goes to Netflix and it has competition from tennis

Formula One racing got a huge boost in interest in North America through the Netflix series “Drive to Survive.”
January 18
Brooks Koepka watches his tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)
January 18
This cover image released by St. Martin's Press shows "Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America's Empire" by Jonathan M. Katz. (St. Martin's Press via AP)
January 18

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The top 10 books on the Apple Store for week ending 1/16/22
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Apple movies for week ending 1-16-22
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January 18

Former AG William Barr's memoir to be published March 8

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January 18
FILE - Attorney General William Barr speaks during a news conference in Washington on Dec. 21, 2020. Barr has a memoir out in March, titled “One Damn Thing After Another” and is billed by his publisher as a “vivid and forthright book” of his time serving two “drastically different” presidents, Donald Trump and George H.W. Bush. (Michael Reynolds/Pool via AP, File)
January 18

Review: TV star Bertinelli pens compelling 'Enough Already'

Valerie Bertinelli has been in the public eye for nearly a half-century, starring in hit TV shows, hosting an Emmy-winning Food Network program and writing multiple best-selling books
January 18
This cover image released b Harvest shows "Enough Already: Learning to Love the Way I Am Today" by Valerie Bertinelli. (Harvest via AP)
January 18

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 23-29

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Jan. 23-29 include sports announcer and actor Bob Uecker, rapper J
January 18
This combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Jan. 23-29 shows Chita Rivera, from left, Daveed Diggs, Alicia Keys, Ellen DeGeneres, James Cromwell, Alan Alda, Oprah Winfrey. (AP Photo)
January 18

'This Is Us,' 'black-ish' salutes set for Paley TV festival

“This Is Us,” “black-ish” and “Better Call Saul” are among the shows to be saluted at the Paley Center for Media’s annual TV festival
January 18
This image released by ABS shows Tracee Ellis Ross, left, and Anthony Anderson in a scene from "black-ish." “This Is Us,” “black-ish” and “Better Call Saul” are among the shows to be saluted at the Paley Center for Media’s annual TV festival. PaleyFest LA is returning to live events after two years of pandemic-caused virtual editions. The 39th annual PaleyFest will run from April 2-10 and include 10 events featuring the casts and creators of 13 series. (Richard Cartwright/ABC via AP)
January 18

Sen. Tim Scott memoir 'America' coming out in August

Sen. Tim Scott has a memoir out this summer that he says will explain the two words that have shaped his life: hope and redemption
January 18
January 18

Free e-book previews new Bissinger, Hamid and other works

A free e-book compilation includes excerpts from upcoming novels by Geraldine Brooks, Karen Jay Fowler and Mohsin Hamid among others
January 18
January 18

New this week: Mellencamp, Hilary Duff and 'Fraggle Rock'

This week’s new entertainment releases include a new album of rootsy rock from John Mellencamp, the return of puppet friends from “Fraggle Rock” and a virtual Sundance Film Festival where all the selections can be streamed
January 18
This combination of photos shows promotional art for "A Hero," a film premiering Jan. 21 on Amazon, left, "Munich: The Edge of War," a film premiering Jan. 21 on Netflix and "Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock," premiering Jan. 21 on Apple TV+. (Amazon/Netflix/Apple TV+ via AP)
January 18

AP PHOTOS: Bejeweled camels wrestle for victory in Turkey

Some 160 camels take part in the largest of Turkey's camel-wrestling festivals as thousands of people cheer them
January 18
Wrestling camels, bearing elaborately decorated saddles, parade during a contest in Turkey's largest camel wrestling festival in the Aegean town of Selcuk, Turkey, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. Ahead of the games, on Saturday, camels were paraded in a beauty pageant titled "the most ornate camel contest" when they are decked out with colorful beaded muzzles, fabrics, pompoms, bells and Turkish flags. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
January 17

Pharrell Williams calls for economic equity during MLK event

Singer and music producer Pharrell Williams is challenging corporate America to “do more” by supporting entrepreneurs of color and adopting economic equity measures
January 17
FILE - Norfolk State University President Javaune Adams-Gaston bestows Pharrell Williams with an honorary doctorate after he gave the commencement speech, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, in Norfolk, Va. In remarks made Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, during the Urban League of Hampton Roads’ annual Martin Luther King Jr. awards program, singer and music producer Williams challenged corporate America to “do more” by supporting entrepreneurs of color and adopting economic equity measures. (Stephen M. Katz/The Virginian-Pilot via AP, File)
January 17

Colombian author García Márquez had secret Mexican daughter

For decades renowned Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez kept the public from knowing about an intimate aspect of his life: He had a daughter with a Mexican writer, with whom he had an extramarital affair in the early 1990s
January 17
FILE - Colombian Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets fans and reporters outside his home on his 87th birthday in Mexico City, March 6, 2014. It was reported Sunday Jan. 16, 2022 that the late Garcia Marquez had a daughter out of wedlock in Mexico. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
January 17

Official: Alec Baldwin surrenders phone for shooting probe

Alec Baldwin has surrendered his cellphone as part of the investigation into a fatal shooting on a New Mexico film set last fall
January 17
January 17

Out of this world: 555.55-carat black diamond lands in Dubai

The black diamond is likely from outer space.
January 17
An employee of Sotheby's Dubai presents a 555.55 Carat Black Diamond "The Enigma" to be auctioned at Sotheby's Dubai gallery, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
January 17

Steve Schapiro, prize-winning photographer, dies at 87

A prize-winning photographer whose indelible images ranged from civil rights marches to the set of “The Godfather” and other films, Steve Schapiro has died at age 87
January 17
January 17

#BettyWhiteChallenge raising money and awareness for animals

The late Betty White was a tireless advocate for animals for her entire life, from caring for homeless animals as a child to launching her own weekly TV show “The Pet Set” dedicated to her celebrity friends and their pets
January 17
A man walks a dog past a new mural of the late actress Betty White by artist Corie Mattie, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2022, in Los Angeles. Mattie added a QR code to the mural so people walking by can donate to the local shelter Wagmor Pets Dog Rescue in honor of White, an animal welfare advocate. White died Dec. 31, 2021, at age 99. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
January 17

Birju Maharaj, legend of India's kathak dance form, dies

Birju Maharaj, a legend of classical Indian dance and among the country’s most well-known performing artists, has died
January 17
FILE - Indian classical Kathak dance guru Birju Maharaj teaches students at his studio in New Delhi on Sept. 26, 1997. Birju Maharaj, a legend of classical Indian dance and among the country’s most well-known performing artists, died early on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. He was 83. (AP Photo/John Moore, File)
January 16

Celebrated Greek painter Alekos Fassianos dies at 86

Alekos Fassianos, one of the most important modern Greek painters, has died at age 86
January 16
FILE - Greek painter Alekos Fassianos attends a ceremony for the presentation of the medal of the Athens Marathon, in Athens, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Fassianos, one of the most important modern Greek painters, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at his home after a long illness, the state news agency ANA reported. He was 86. (Markos Chouzouris/Eurokinissi via AP)
January 16

'Scream' scares off 'Spider-Man' with $30.6M debut

After a month at the top of the box office, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has finally been overtaken by “Scream."
January 16
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Ghostface in a scene from "Scream." (Paramount Pictures via AP)
January 16

Ex-Alabama QB Jay Barker charged with domestic violence

Former Alabama quarterback Jay Barker was arrested on a felony domestic violence charge
January 16
FILE - Former Alabama quarterback Jay Barker, left, and his wife country music singer Sara Evans arrive at the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 3, 2011. Barker was arrested Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, on a felony domestic violence charge, Tennessee authorities said. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)