Museum: 'Dukes of Hazzard' car with Confederate flag to stay
VOLO, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois auto museum has no plan to stop displaying a Dodge Charger from the “Dukes of Hazzard” television show with the Confederate battle flag painted atop the vehicle.
Naked men and drunks: England assesses the reopening of pubs
LONDON (AP) — It seems to have been more like a typical Saturday night than a drunken New Year's Eve. The reopening of pubs in England does not seem to have overwhelmed emergency services as many had feared ahead of the biggest easing of Britain's coronavirus lockdown.
Cosby citing systemic racism as he fights assault conviction
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a nearly empty Philadelphia courtroom in June 2015, a lawyer for Bill Cosby implored a federal judge to keep the comedian’s testimony in an old sexual battery lawsuit under wraps.
Muti conducts Syria musicians in memorial concert amid ruins
RAVENNA, Italy (AP) — Nine musicians from the Syrian diaspora in Europe are playing Sunday in the 24th friendship concert conducted by Riccardo Muti, this year at the Paestum archaeological site in southern Italy, but the coronavirus pandemic blocked others from arriving directly from Syria.
Earl Cameron, pioneering British film actor, dies at 102
Earl Cameron, who was one of the first Black actors to perform in mainstream British films and played supporting roles to enduring entertainment icons such as James Bond and the title character in “Doctor Who” before appearing in the U.N.
Pints poured, unkempt hairdos cut, as England eases lockdown
LONDON (AP) — The pints were supped and the unkempt hairdos cut and styled as England embarked Saturday on its biggest lockdown-easing yet, one that many think came too soon given still-high levels of coronavirus infections and deaths.
UK judge says Amber Heard can be in court for Depp testimony
LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp's lawyers have failed to stop the American actor's ex-wife, Amber Heard, from attending his libel trial against the British tabloid newspaper The Sun until she is called to give evidence.
Willie Nelson's July Fourth picnic is virtual in virus era
SPICEWOOD, Texas (AP) — Willie Nelson’s annual Fourth of July Picnic is going ahead this year, but to reduce concerns about the coronavirus the event will be virtual.
Reps: Singers Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly file for divorce
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Kacey Musgraves and her musician-husband, Ruston Kelly, have filed for divorce. Representatives for both singers confirmed the news Friday to The Associated Press.
AP Exclusive: Prince Royce gets a wake-up call with COVID-19
NEW YORK (AP) — Bachata singer Prince Royce says he got a wake-up call with a COVID-19 diagnosis and now he wants to try and wake others too.
UK historian quits Cambridge post after slavery remarks
LONDON (AP) — British historian and TV presenter David Starkey relinquished his honorary fellowship at a University of Cambridge college Friday after he drew outrage for his comments about Black people and whether slavery should be considered genocide.
Disney suspends college internship program amid pandemic
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World has suspended the Disney College Program indefinitely amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic.
Top Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan dies at 71
NEW DELHI (AP) — Saroj Khan, a top Bollywood choreographer, died of cardiac arrest in a Mumbai hospital early Friday, her family said.
Union tells actors not to work on pandemic film 'Songbird'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The union that represents film actors told its members Thursday not to work on the upcoming pandemic thriller “Songbird,” saying the filmmakers have not been up-front about safety measures and had not signed the proper agreements for the movie that is among the first in production after coronavirus closures.
Review: A master class by Catherine Deneuve in 'The Truth'
Family may be the great subject of Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda, but he doesn't draw straightforward portraits. In Kore-eda's hands, family is more malleable.
Christina Ricci files for divorce from husband of 7 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Christina Ricci has filed for divorce Thursday from her husband of seven years, and is asking for sole custody of their son.
Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies
NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Downs, the genial, versatile broadcaster who became one of television’s most familiar and welcome faces with more than 15,000 hours on news, game and talk shows, has died at age 99.
Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice show
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Vanilla Ice cooled off plans for a concert in Texas after taking considerable heat for an event that sought to gather hundreds of fans in one of the nation's coronavirus hot spots.
Review: Paul Weller’s shiny ‘On Sunset’ a carnival of sounds
Paul Weller, “On Sunset” (Verve Forecast) Paul Weller’s “On Sunset” is a rapturous collection, filled to the brim with a carnival of sounds that finds inspiration in decades past while occasionally stepping into something new.
UK judge rejects tabloid's bid to throw out Depp libel suit
LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Thursday rejected an attempt by tabloid newspaper The Sun to quash a libel suit from actor Johnny Depp over an article claiming he abused ex-wife Amber Heard.
Eastwood's ankle forced production shift for 'The Outpost'
LONDON (AP) — An accident requiring two screws in his ankle nearly prevented Scott Eastwood from portraying a real life soldier in Afghanistan in “The Outpost” — a role that required a level of athleticism.
Review: Joe Ely serves up songs of honesty, hope and healing
Joe Ely, "Love In the Midst of Mayhem” (Rack 'Em Records) Joe Ely's leftovers are keepers, as “Love In the Midst of Mayhem” shows.
Court papers: Meghan felt 'unprotected' by monarchy
LONDON (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, felt “unprotected by the institution” of Britain’s monarchy and was “prohibited from defending herself” against negative media coverage when she was pregnant, U.K.
Court considers status of Istanbul's iconic Hagia Sophia
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A state attorney on Thursday recommended that Turkey's highest administrative court reject a request that Istanbul's iconic Hagia Sophia, which now serves as museum, be turned back into a mosque, state-run media reported.
Australian court upholds Geoffrey Rush's defamation payout
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian court on Thursday rejected a newspaper publisher’s appeal against Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush’s $2.9 million Australian dollars ($2 million) payout for defamation.