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Son of Beatles’ producer dives into the messy ‘White Album’

the associated press NEW YORK — Hardcore fans of the Beatles like to pore over every detail of the band and endlessly dissect their songs. Then there’s Giles Martin, who manages to time travel to meet the Fab Four. Martin is the son of legendary Beatles producer George Martin, and ...

Chris Pine and David Mackenzie reunite for ‘Outlaw King’

TORONTO — If you want to see an exhausted Chris Pine, meet him after he’s spent a day answering questions about his penis. Following the September premiere of David Mackenzie’s “Outlaw King,” in which Pine stars as the Scottish hero Robert the Bruce, conversation at the Toronto ...

Autopsy finds rapper Mac Miller died from drugs and alcohol

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — Rapper Mac Miller died from an accidental overdose caused by a combination of cocaine, alcohol, and the powerful opioid fentanyl, a coroner’s report released Monday said. The Los Angeles County coroner’s report named Miller’s cause of death as ...

Camila Cabello wins best artist and best song at MTV EMAs

BILBAO, Spain — Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello was the big winner at the MTV EMAs gala in Spain on Sunday, while Janet Jackson used her acceptance speech for a life-time achievement award to take a stand for women’s rights. Jackson was honored with the Global Icon Award for her ...

New Yorkers get their dance on with a tap class to pop music

NEW YORK — Every Wednesday night, Broadway dancer Beth Nicely spends her one night off from the musical “Chicago” leading a group of enthusiastic New Yorkers in a joyful ritual: Tap dancing. But this isn’t the traditional shuffling and hoofing. She choreographs to pop music and calls ...

Raymond Chow, film producer behind Bruce Lee, dies at age 91

HONG KONG — Legendary Hong Kong film producer Raymond Chow, who introduced the world to Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan and even brought the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the big screen, has died at age 91. Hong Kong’ secretary for commerce and economic development, Edward Yau, said in a ...

#MeToo brings change, debate to literary magazines

the associated press NEW YOR — For literary magazines over the past year, much of the news has been in the masthead. Editor Lorin Stein of the Paris Review left amid allegations of sexual harassment and editor Ian Buruma of The New York Review of Books was fired after publishing an essay ...

Claire Underwood takes charge in ‘House of Cards’

LOS ANGELES — The spirit of Francis Underwood and misdeeds past haunt the sixth season of “House of Cards” and its new U.S. president, the widowed Claire Underwood. Francis is very much dead when the Netflix series opens its final, eight-episode run Friday, as an image of Claire bending ...

Guitarist Jimmy Page looks back at 50 years of Led Zeppelin

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CORONA, Calif. — Jimmy Page once painted a dragon, and used it to slay. The guitar guru was so bursting with creative inspiration 50 years ago that he felt compelled to pick up a brush and use his skills from art school to take poster paints to his favorite ...

Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ won’t rock you, but Malek will

Where does a preening, pansexual rock god get his powers? The Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” traces his sonorous majesty to an unlikely place: his back teeth. Mercury, nee Farrokh Bulsara, was born with four extra incisors, giving him a bigger mouth. Introducing himself to his ...

‘Halloween’ carves up another $32 million to top box office

the associated press NEW YORK — Michael Meyers — or is it Jamie Lee Curtis? — can’t be stopped. “Halloween” dominated the North American box office for the second straight weekend, carving up an estimated $32 million in ticket sales. The top four films were all unchanged at the ...

Museum spotlights connection between Matisse, Alaska Natives

PHOENIX — Nearly 64 years after his death, Henri Matisse has become one of the few non-Native Americans to have an exhibition at a Phoenix museum dedicated to Native American culture. The little-known intersection of one of the 20th century’s greatest artists and Inuit people in the ...

Debate erupts over Halloween costumes crossing racial lines

PHOENIX — When Colorado attorney Jeff Schwartz asked his 7-year-old son what he wanted to dress as this Halloween, the answer was clear: his favorite movie superhero, “Black Panther.” Schwartz said his white son’s choice of a black character didn’t give him pause. “I didn’t ...

Study finds LGBTQ characters on network TV hit a record high

LOS ANGELES — A record-high percentage of LGBTQ characters are part of the new TV season’s prime-time network series, according to the media advocacy group GLAAD. The annual study by media advocacy group GLAAD out Thursday also found an increase in the characters’ ethnic diversity, with ...

Harry Potter party crafts thrive years after books

For crafty Harry Potter fans, throwing a party themed to the stories can be the ultimate DIY labor of love. Two excuses for throwing a Harry Potter party are coming soon: Halloween and the November release of the franchise’s latest movie, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” ...

Billionaire Boys Club’s Joe Hunt seeks cut in life sentence

The young Joe Hunt once used his intelligence, a high-energy salesman’s patter and powers of persuasion to get wealthy friends to invest in his Billionaire Boys Club to fuel an opulent lifestyle that abruptly ended with a first-degree murder conviction and a prison sentence of life without ...

Julia Louis-Dreyfus feted for career achievement in comedy

WASHINGTON — Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of the best-known comedic actresses of her generation, and now she's being recognized with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor for a lifetime in comedy. She is the 21st person the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has honored with the award. ...

Coming clean: Public embrace for celeb addicts offers hope

NEW YORK — Beneath sparkling chandeliers hanging in the famed Rainbow Room, as a gala crowd dotted with rock stars sat around white-clothed dinner tables, Ringo Starr stood at a podium and described what it felt like to be 30 years sober. With wife Barbara Bach Starkey — herself a ...

Ambassadors for Motown sound seek more of it in hometown

DETROIT — From the auditorium of Detroit's main library on a recent weeknight emerged the sound of Motown: Spirited takes of tunes that sprung from a studio just a few miles away and made their way around the world. Some of Detroit's best singers and musicians breathed new life into beloved ...

Canelo Alvarez inks $365M deal with streaming service DAZN

NEW YORK — Canelo Alvarez is boxing’s new $365 million man. Alvarez has signed an 11-fight deal that his promotional company says is the richest athlete contract in sports history, guaranteeing the Mexican middleweight champion at least that much money to have his fights shown on the ...