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New A&E Show β€˜Fit to Fat to Fit’ Makes Trainers Gain Weight β€” But What Does it Prove?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
Adonis Hill, a trainer on the upcoming show β€œFit to Fat to Fit,” went from weighing 217 pounds to 286 pounds by consuming 8,000 calories a day.
Why Are We So Addicted to Mysteries Like β€˜Making a Murderer?’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
Why we can’t turn away from shows like Serial and Making a Murderer. (Photo: Getty Images)
China goes Hollywood in 'The Great Wall'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
Big Hollywood hits commonly reap half or more of their box office overseas, as "Finding Dory" and "Rogue One" have done. Zhang Yimou's "The Great Wall," which opens Friday, ...
Producers can't keep politics from edging into Oscar show
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) β€” Meryl Streep ushered politics into Hollywood's awards season when she used her Golden Globes acceptance speech to condemn President Donald Trump for what she called his "instinct to humiliate." Stars were even more outspoken at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, held just days after Trump's travel ban caused havoc at airports across the country. Even last week's performance-heavy Grammy Awards had a political edge when members of A Tribe Called Quest raised their fists and Q-Tip repeated a call to "Resist."
For Gore Verbinski, a fresh start after 'Lone Ranger'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
NEW YORK (AP) β€” Say what you will about Gore Verbinski's "The Lone Ranger," but it didn't lack for ambition.
Morocco authorities find Baroque altarpiece taken from Italy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
ROME (AP) β€” Moroccan authorities have located an important Baroque altarpiece stolen from an Italian church in 2014.
NY high court to hear Lindsay Lohan 'Grand Theft Auto' case
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) β€” New York state's highest court has agreed to allow Lindsay Lohan to appeal her lawsuit against the makers of "Grand Theft Auto," who the actress says used her likeness in the videogame without permission.
The Roots to perform NBA
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
NEW YORK (AP) β€” The Roots will perform an original NBA-themed musical featuring former "Hamilton" actor Daveed Diggs, DJ Jazzy Jeff, actor Michael B. Jordan, musician Jidenna and rapper Darryl "DMC" McDaniels at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday.
'Fist Fight' stars on the need for comedy in uncertain times
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
LOS ANGELES (AP) β€” No one could have predicted when they were making the breezy, irreverent, 91-minute Charlie Day and Ice Cube comedy "Fist Fight" that it would be coming out in the midst of such uncertain and divisive times.
Lawyer: Client subpoenaed in 21st Century Fox inquiry
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
NEW YORK (AP) β€” A lawyer representing former Fox News employees says one of his clients recently received a grand jury subpoena in a federal securities probe of how 21st Century Fox Inc. handled a sexual harassment scandal.
CNN: Donald Trump attacks hasn't hurt network
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
NEW YORK (AP) β€” The president of CNN says that neither the network's journalism or business have been hurt as a result of President Donald Trump's attacks.
Spat over 'Sexy Beaches' morphs into Florida Republican feud
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) β€” What started out as a disagreement over taxpayers footing the bill for a version of Pitbull's "Sexy Beaches" video is now turning into a full-blown public relations war between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and the GOP-controlled Florida House.
'Rogue One' stars among Academy Awards presenters
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
LOS ANGELES (AP) β€” Stars of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" are heading to the Academy Awards.
Thom Browne creates a winter wonderland in tweed and flannel
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
NEW YORK (AP) β€” At the end of a long day, after a crowded week of shows at New York Fashion Week, fashionistas crowded into the lobby of a Chelsea gallery, waiting to be energized and revived by whatever burst of creativity was going to come from Thom Browne. The designer's shows are like living art exhibits, and they're always one of the top tickets of the week.
Model Karlie Kloss sorry for a culturally insensitive spread
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
NEW YORK (AP) β€” White model Karlie Kloss is apologizing for appearing in a fashion spread in Vogue's diversity issue styled as a geisha, calling it culturally insensitive.
Epic 'Planet Earth II' offers creatures'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
LONDON (AP) β€” From jungles to deserts to mountains, the BBC's epic nature series "Planet Earth II" takes viewers around the world β€” and around many genres of television.
Snap values itself at up to $22B ahead of IPO
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
Snap Inc. is valuing the company at up to $22 billion as it prepares for the tech industry's biggest initial public offering in years. The parent company of the social network Snapchat said in a regulatory ...
Keith Urban leads Academy of Country Music nominations
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) β€” Keith Urban leads nominations for the Academy of Country Music Awards with seven nods, including entertainer of the year and album of the year for "Ripcord."
Florida House attacks 'handouts' championed by Gov. Scott
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) β€” The Florida House is releasing a scathing new video that trashes two programs championed by Gov. Rick Scott.
Italian teams restore damaged busts from ancient Syrian city
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
Italian art conservationists have restored two funerary busts from the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria that were badly damaged by members of the Islamic State group. Restorers in Rome used a 3-D printer ...
Sara Bareilles to soon star in her Broadway show 'Waitress'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
NEW YORK (AP) β€” Sara Bareilles' songwriting skills are all over the new Broadway musical "Waitress" β€” and soon she will be, too.
Philbin, Ripa haven't kept in touch since he left show
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
NEW YORK (AP) β€” TV host Regis Philbin says he hasn't kept in touch with his former co-host Kelly Ripa since he decided to leave the show they headlined together.
At Berlin fest, Palestinian film tackles prison trauma
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
Haunted by his own time behind bars, Palestinian director Raed Andoni recreates a notorious Israeli interrogation centre -- and has ex-prisoners re-enact experiences in a bid to set their demons free. In the running for best documentary at the Berlin film festival, Andoni's "Istiyad Ashbah" (Ghost Hunting) examines the rarely documented collective trauma suffered by former Palestinian prisoners. "In Palestinian society, to survive detention and interrogation is like a rite of passage, you either come out a hero or you come out totally broken," the celebrated Ramallah-based filmmaker told AFP this week after the film's Berlinale premiere.
Runway diversity at Kors, a desert oasis for Ralph Lauren
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
NEW YORK (AP) β€” Michael Kors put plus-size model Ashley Graham and a live orchestra on his runway, and Narciso Rodriguez presented what he called a "no shenanigans" collection β€” just sleek, impeccable tailoring on clothes constructed to last a lifetime.
Sparks fly over Maher's booking of provocateur Yiannopoulos
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
LOS ANGELES (AP) β€” Bill Maher's decision to book conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos on his HBO show drew quick condemnation from another guest.
Carlos Santana praises Beyonce after critique
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
Guitar legend Carlos Santana has voiced regret and praised Beyonce after he suggested that she deserved to lose to Adele for the Album of the Year Grammy. "With all respect to our sister Beyonce, Beyonce is very beautiful to look at and it's more like modeling kind of music -- music to model a dress.
In search of lost Proust: Film may show revered author
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
An oval face with a thin black moustache, descending the steps of a Paris church: Is this the only known footage showing the French literary giant Marcel Proust? A Canadian researcher says it is indeed, in a silent film taken on November 14, 1904, when the author of "In Search of Lost Time" was 33 years old. The man thought to be Proust appears in the 37th second of the clip, which lasts one minute, 11 seconds and was published Wednesday on the website of the French magazine Le Point.
Feds raid NYC's Friars Club in possible embezzlement probe
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
U.S. Postal Service investigators raided the legendary Friars Club after club members tipped off federal prosecutors to a possible embezzlement scheme at the place best known for celebrity roasts. Postal ...
Trump declines ESPN invite to fill out NCAA bracket on
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
President Donald Trump won't be filling out an NCAA Tournament bracket on ESPN this March, unlike his predecessor, Barack Obama.
Grammy producer apologizes for Metallica, Caesar glitches
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
LOS ANGELES (AP) β€” The longtime producer of the Grammy Awards is offering apologies to Metallica and Shirley Caesar after a technical glitch and a misprint marred their inclusion on the show.
In new report, man claims Justin Bieber punched him in June
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
CLEVELAND (AP) β€” A Las Vegas man who says Justin Bieber assaulted him in Cleveland eight months ago has filed a police report about the fracas.
Spotify to relocate US headquarters to 4 World Trade Center
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
NEW YORK (AP) β€” Spotify is relocating and expanding its U.S. headquarters to 4 World Trade Center.
Isabelle Huppert: 'I'm not an artist, I'm the canvas'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
NEW YORK (AP) β€” She's made more than 100 films over 45 years, not to mention her frequent stage work, and is recognized as not only one of the best actresses to come out of France, but as one of the leading actresses in the world.
Trump criticizes 'fake media' on Flynn story
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
NEW YORK (AP) β€” President Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on the "fake media" Wednesday but the media was fighting back, objecting to a presidential news conference that avoided tough questions and, in the case of one MSNBC program, banning presidential aide Kellyanne Conway from the air.
Kanye West shows comfy Yeezy clothes, shoes _ without delay
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
NEW YORK (AP) β€” Kanye West did something unusual as a fashion designer: He kept good time Wednesday to unveil his Yeezy Season 5 collection, including new bulky, thick-soled Boost runners, as he projected models onto a huge four-sided screen in a dark boxy space, then sent out some to walk the regular way.
Johnny Cash Fest concert being held near his boyhood home
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
DYESS, Ark. (AP) β€” A concert to close out the first Johnny Cash Heritage Festival will take place in an Arkansas field where the music legend picked cotton as a youth.
AP, HHMI collaborate on expanded science, health coverage
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
NEW YORK (AP) β€” The Associated Press is teaming up with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Department of Science Education to expand its coverage of science, medicine and health journalism.
Runway diversity at Kors, Rodriguez offers 'no shenanigans'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
NEW YORK (AP) β€” Michael Kors put plus-size model Ashley Graham and a live orchestra on his runway, and Narciso Rodriguez presented what he called a "no shenanigans" collection β€” just sleek, impeccable tailoring on clothes constructed to last a lifetime.
Making 'Portlandia': Brainstorming, basketball, improv
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
LOS ANGELES (AP) β€” The "Portlandia" brain trust is gathered to hash out another round of endearingly goofy tales set in a mythical (sort of) Portland.
2 tough guys meet their match in Maggie Siff on 'Billions'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
NEW YORK (AP) β€” Last season, "Billions" performed a delicate balancing act.
Greece says no to Gucci fashion show at Acropolis
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
ATHENS, Greece (AP) β€” Greece's culture ministry has rejected a request by Italian luxury brand Gucci to use the ancient Acropolis for a fashion event this summer.
Lindsay Lohan: Support Trump, would be 'a positive thing'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
NEW YORK (AP) β€” Lindsay Lohan says Americans need to come together in support of President Donald Trump.
Collector's hidden art to be shown in Switzerland, Germany
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
BERLIN (AP) β€” A vast trove of art which a German collector kept hidden from the world for decades will be shown simultaneously at museums in Switzerland and Germany later this year, Switzerland's Kunstmuseum Bern announced Wednesday.
Met scraps Bondy's 'Tosca,' replaces it with realistic sets
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
NEW YORK (AP) β€” The Metropolitan Opera is scrapping Luc Bondy's maligned production of Puccini's "Tosca" after just 59 performances, less than one-third the total of its predecessor by Franco Zeffirelli.
Music Review: An Americana icon ranges into new territory
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
Son Volt, "Notes of Blue" (Thirty Tigers)
Q&A: "La La Land" composer on his moment in the spotlight
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
LOS ANGELES (AP) β€” For "La La Land" composer and songwriter Justin Hurwitz, it's been a long, laborious ride from dreaming up the musical with his old college roommate Damien Chazelle over six years ago to becoming the toast of awards season. His catchy score and songs have broken through, too, securing their own place in the spotlight and overshadowing the likes of Justin Timberlake and Lin Manuel-Miranda in the awards races.
Country singer Thomas Rhett's family is growing by 2
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) β€” Country singer Thomas Rhett's family is growing by two in 2017. The "Die A Happy Man" singer announced Wednesday on Twitter that his wife, Lauren, is pregnant and they are adopting a child from Africa.
Metallica's James Hetfield 'livid' over Grammy mishap
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
LOS ANGELES (AP) β€” Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich says lead singer James Hetfield was "livid" over the technical mishap that left him without a working microphone for the band's Grammy duet with Lady Gaga.
Woman sues Howard Stern over aired phone call to IRS
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
BOSTON (AP) β€” A Massachusetts woman has sued radio personality Howard Stern and the federal government after her telephone conversation with an IRS agent was aired on Stern's show.
'Love Actually' update to air on 'Red Nose Day Special'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, entertainment
NEW YORK (AP) β€” Whatever happened to the characters from "Love Actually"?