UK media: Prince Andrew’s sex claims rebuttal a PR disaster
LONDON (AP) — British media on Sunday slammed Prince Andrew’s effort to rebut claims that he had sex with a teenager who says she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein, branding his televised interview a complete public relations disaster.
Ariana Grande tells fans she’s struggling with an illness
Singer Ariana Grande is telling her fans that she has a bad sinus condition that has made her “very sick” and might force her to cancel upcoming shows on her world tour.
Prince Andrew denies claims of Epstein accuser in interview
NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Andrew offered a detailed rebuttal Saturday to claims he had sex with a woman who says she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein, providing an alibi for one of the alleged encounters and questioning the authenticity of a well-known photograph that shows him posing with the woman.
Czech filmmaker Vojtech Jasny dies at age 93
PRAGUE (AP) — Vojtech Jasny, a filmmaker who belonged to the new wave of Czechoslovak cinema in the 1960s, has died. He was 93. Slovacke divadlo, a theatre he frequently visited, said that Jasny died Friday.
Prince Andrew again denies having sex with Epstein victim
NEW YORK (AP) — Britain’s Prince Andrew says he doesn’t remember a woman who has accused him of sexually exploiting her in encounters arranged by Jeffrey Epstein.
And the Grammy nomination goes to...
NEW YORK (AP) — L may typically stand for “loser” but artists like Lizzo, Lady Gaga, Lil Nas X and Lewis Capaldi are likely to score big next week when the Grammy nominations are unveiled, with expected nods in key categories, from album of the year to record and song of the year.
A fresh batch of producers selected for the 92nd Oscars
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 92nd Oscars is getting some fresh faces behind the production. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says Friday that Lynette Howell Taylor and Stephanie Allain will produce the February show.
Ex-ambassador’s testimony shines light on conservative media
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Ukrainian Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch’s impeachment testimony on Friday spotlighted the role of conservative media in her downfall and the chilling reminder that she remains a social media target.
Media filters set current impeachment hearings apart
NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans are choosing to experience the impeachment hearings through media filters that depict the proceedings as either a worthless sham or like Christmas in November.
AP PHOTOS: How ‘The Crown’ actors compare to real royals
The third season of “The Crown” welcomes a new cast as it tells the story of the modern British monarchy. The series starts off in the swinging 1960s of London and Olivia Colman is Queen Elizabeth II.
Noseda, in his prime, lifting National Symphony Orchestra
NEW YORK (AP) — After a piano rehearsal, two orchestra sessions and one concert performance together, soprano Christine Goerke gushed with praise for Gianandrea Noseda.
‘Queen & Slim’ soundtrack a perfect mix of new and old songs
Various artists, “Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack” (Motown) The trailer for upcoming film “Queen & Slim” packs a ton — intensity and beauty, flashes of lightheartedness and the strain of heaviness, too.
Review: Joe Henry faces down illness with creative gush
Joe Henry, “The Gospel According to Water” (earMUSIC) Given a few months to live released a creative gush in Joe Henry and the result is “The Gospel According to Water,” one of the best albums of his fruitful career.
Ayesha Curry Thanksgiving recipe debuts on Google Assistant
NEW YORK (AP) — Ayesha Curry is used to a holiday on the road with lots of people, but with three-time NBA champion Steph Curry sidelined due to injury, the family is planning to have a much more intimate celebration at home — and she’s looking forward to it.
Kanye West wants to build amphitheater on his Wyoming ranch
CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Officials in Wyoming have received a building permit application from Kanye West for a proposed amphitheater on property owned by the rapper.
Creator of Lizzo’s signature slogan could get a Grammy nod
NEW YORK (AP) — Mina Lioness’ longstanding battle to finally receive writing credit on Lizzo’s megahit song “Truth Hurts” is paying off in more ways than one: it could win her a potential Grammy Award.
Swift questions AMAs performance over fight with music group
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Swift said Thursday that she may not perform at the American Music Awards and may have to put other projects including a forthcoming Netflix documentary on hold because the men who own her old recordings won’t allow her to play her songs.
Trump contributes foreword to paperback of McConnell book
NEW YORK (AP) — The paperback edition of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s “The Long Game” includes a foreword from a well-placed political ally: President Donald Trump.
Rosalía marks historic night for women at Latin Grammys
Spanish singer Rosalía, the breakthrough performer known for blending flamenco music with sounds like reggaeton and Latin trap, won album of the year at the 2019 Latin Grammys, becoming the first solo female performer to win the top honor since Shakira’s triumph 13 years ago.
Times, actors are changing as ‘The Crown’ enters 1960s, ’70s
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Crown” opens with a clever acknowledgment that time has passed for Queen Elizabeth II and taken with it the Emmy-winning actress who played her in the Netflix drama’s first two seasons.
Pierce Brosnan’s sons named Golden Globe Awards ambassadors
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Pierce Brosnan’s sons have been chosen as the Golden Globe ambassadors to assist with the glitzy awards ceremony.
N. Scott Momaday remembers 1969 Pulitzer, promises memoir
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Kiowa writer N. Scott Momaday, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for his groundbreaking novel “House Made of Dawn,” said he’s not done writing and vows to finish his long-anticipated memoir.
Winners in key categories at the 2019 Latin Grammy Awards
A list of winners in key categories at the 2019 Latin Grammy Awards, held Thursday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. — Album of the year: “El Mal Querer,” Rosalía — Record of the year: “Mi Persona Favorita,” Alejandro Sanz and Camila Cabello — Song of the year: “Calma,” Pedro Capó, Gabriel Edgar González Pérez and George Noriega — Best new artist: Nella — Best contemporary pop vocal album: “El Mal Querer,” Rosalía — Best traditional pop vocal album: “Agustín,” Fonseca — Best pop song: “Mi Persona Favorita,” Alejandro Sanz and Camila Cabello
California’s Huntington Library gets rare slavery documents
SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) — Southern California’s Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens has acquired rare documents shedding light on anti-slavery efforts taking place before and during the Civil War The institution announced Wednesday it has acquired the ledgers of Quaker abolitionist Zachariah Taylor Shugart, who turned his Michigan farm into an underground railroad stop for people fleeing slavery.
Mo’Nique sues Netflix for discrimination in show offer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mo’Nique sued Netflix on Thursday for race and sex discrimination in its offer for a proposed comedy special, accusing the streaming service of giving her a lowball offer that was part of a larger company tendency to underpay black women.