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Taylor Swift left ‘a blank space, baby’ on social media

NEW YORK (AP) -- Taylor Swift had a "blank space, baby" across social media Friday - and Swifties went wild. There was no immediate word from the Swift camp on what happened, but the "Blank Space" pop star is known for promotional trickery on her social streams ahead of major music drops. In addition to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr, her website went dark and the hashtag "TS6IsComing" - as in her sixth studio album - trended worldwide. Her profile pictures were also removed. Read more [...]

Judge refuses to end Roman Polanski sex assault case

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles judge on Friday denied the impassioned plea of Roman Polanski's victim to end a four-decade-old sexual assault case against the fugitive director. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ruled that Polanski must return to California if he expects to resolve charges of sexually abusing a teen. The Oscar winner fled the country on the eve of sentencing in 1978. Gordon's ruling follows a fervent request by Samantha Geimer to end a "40-year sentence" Read more [...]

Venezuelan president blasts maestro Dudamel for speaking out

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is blasting his one-time supporter and classical music maestro Gustavo Dudamel. Maduro in a televised appearance Friday said the Los Angeles Philharmonic's musical director had been deceived by Venezuela's enemies into betraying the socialist government that had for years supported the world-famous El Sistema musical education program. Dudamel for years toured with El Sistema ensembles and even appeared alongside Maduro Read more [...]

Katy Perry changes tour dates due to ‘production delays’

NEW YORK (AP) -- Katy Perry says she's pushing back the start of her new tour because of "unavoidable production delays." The pop star's "Witness: The Tour" will now begin Sept. 19 in Montreal. Perry said in a statement Thursday that "major elements of my tour stage design could not be available for me to rehearse on until this week." The tour was originally planned to kick off Sept. 7 in Columbus, Ohio. Tickets purchased for the original concert dates will be honored at its new date. Read more [...]

Vice Media’s immersive Charlottesville report gets traction

NEW YORK (AP) -- For all the words flowing since last weekend in Charlottesville, the most striking television reporting has been Vice Media's insider account of the white nationalist movement and what it has wrought. Correspondent Elle Reeve's initial story of the weekend violence took up the entirety of HBO's half-hour "Vice News Tonight" broadcast Monday and by Thursday had been viewed more than 36 million times on TV and online. Reeve's expertise from reporting on the intersection Read more [...]

Sisters Lynne and Moorer finally working together

NEW YORK (AP) -- Shelby Lynne has a succinct explanation for why she and her sister Allison Moorer had two decades of successful solo careers before making a disc together. "Timing," she said. The Alabama-bred sisters have forged their own identities skirting the Americana music world. The soulful blast of 1999's "I Am Shelby Lynne" led the older sister to win a Grammy Award, and she's followed an eclectic path since. Moorer, more at home in Nashville, Tennessee, although she lives Read more [...]

Daniel Craig, back as Bond, keeps 007 fans on edge

NEW YORK (AP) -- Daniel Craig's 007-era will die another day. After months of gossip and denials, Craig on Tuesday night confirmed to Stephen Colbert on the "Late Show" that he will indeed return for another James Bond movie. The yet-titled film is due out November 2019. "We've just been trying to figure things out," Craig told Colbert. "I always wanted to. I needed a break." The 49-year-old actor's stewardship of James Bond has spanned four films - and now will go for a fifth - but Read more [...]

Cruise ankle break halts ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ production

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Production has shut down on "Mission: Impossible 6" due to star Tom Cruise's broken ankle. Paramount Pictures said Wednesday that production will go on hiatus while Cruise makes a full recovery. Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt for the film during its London-based shoot. TMZ posted a video Sunday that showed a tethered Cruise leaping to a building, hitting its side and then crawling over the top and running away. After he finished the take, Cruise Read more [...]

Raw feelings close to the surface at Fox over Trump remarks

NEW YORK (AP) -- A Fox News Channel anchor whose reaction to President Donald Trump's comments on Charlottesville spread widely says she feels threatened but not deterred after a flood of angry responses from viewers to her words. Kat Timpf, of the show "The Fox News Specialists," said that she's blocked part of her Twitter feed and stopped looking at emails. A day earlier, Timpf called Trump's news conference disgusting and said "I have too much eye makeup on to cry right now." Raw Read more [...]

Michael Moore leads audience of Broadway play to Trump Tower

NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael Moore has led the audience of his Broadway play to Trump Tower to protest President Donald Trump's comments about the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. On Facebook, Moore urged people to join him at Trump Tower after Tuesday night's performance of his one-man show "The Terms of My Surrender" to "nonviolently express our rage." After the play, Moore is seen on a Facebook Live video leading a group of people on buses to the tower, where the president Read more [...]
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