German theater asks guests to wear swastikas for Hitler play

BERLIN (AP) — A theater in southern Germany is proceeding with plans to open a satirical play Friday about Adolf Hitler's youth in which some patrons will be wearing swastika armbands, despite objections and legal complaints….

Ariana Grande releases new song, first since 2017 bombing

NEW YORK (AP) — Ariana Grande has released her first song since a 2017 terrorist attack during her concert in the United Kingdom….

Bono gets new George W. Bush Medal for leadership

DALLAS (AP) — Rock star Bono, frontman for the band U2, has been presented with the first of what the George W. Bush Presidential Center intends to be an annual medal for individuals who change the world in some way….

Genesis Prize winner Portman pulls out of Israel ceremony

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. actress Natalie Portman, this year's recipient of a prize dubbed the "Jewish Nobel," has pulled out of the June awards ceremony in Israel because of extreme distress over recent events in the country, the Genesis Prize Foundation said….

Bette Midler to return to ‘Hello, Dolly’ for a summer run

NEW YORK (AP) — Bette Midler is not quite ready to say goodbye to her Dolly….

Judge to hear arguments about delaying Stormy Daniels case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer is asking a federal judge in Los Angeles to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the president….

As Prince’s health waned, alarm grew in inner circle

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of Prince's closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction – yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where…

Pacino, De Palma remember ‘Scarface’ at Tribeca reunion

NEW YORK (AP) — Old "Scarface" friends said hello again at a 35th anniversary screening Thursday that reunited stars Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer and Steven Bauer and filmmaker Brian De Palma for an evening full of reflection on how the ferocious and garish gangster epic – like Tony Montana's rise…

Co-defendant in Hawaii concert scam gets 2 months in jail

HONOLULU (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced Thursday to two months in jail and four months home confinement for his role in scamming the University of Hawaii out of $200,000 for a Stevie Wonder concert that never happened….

Study shows TV employment exceeding newspapers

NEW YORK (AP) — For what is believed to be the first time, the number of journalists working in local television newsrooms exceeds that of people in newspaper offices….

The Latest: Prince fan says superstar didn’t get justice

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into Prince's death (all times local):…

Nat Geo says ‘Frankenstein’ author is its next ‘Genius’

NEW YORK (AP) — "Frankenstein" author Mary Shelley is the National Geographic TV network's third genius….

Previously persona non grata, Cannes welcomes back Von Trier

NEW YORK (AP) — Seven years after being banned by the Cannes Film Festival for jokingly calling himself a Nazi, Danish director Lars von Trier has been invited back to the French festival….

Authors share memories of friendship with Barbara Bush

NEW YORK (AP) — Sandra Brown knew she had a friend in Barbara Bush from the moment she heard the story about the 2000 election, when then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush was in a virtual tie with then-Vice President Al Gore for the presidency….

’60 Minutes’ report details progression of Alzheimer’s

NEW YORK (AP) — Filmed over 10 years, a "60 Minutes" report this weekend shows in startling detail the progression that Alzheimer's disease takes on a patient….

Some male sexual assault victims feel left behind by #MeToo

For some male victims of sexual assault and abuse, #MeToo can feel more like #WhatAboutMe?…

Tribeca opens with ‘Gilda,’ and De Niro comes out swinging

NEW YORK (AP) — The 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival opened Wednesday with pugnacious political words from Robert De Niro and the tender opening-night premiere, "Love, Gilda," an intimate celebration of the beloved comedian and former "Saturday Night Live" star Gilda Radner….

Howard commencement to feature “Black Panther” Boseman

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "Black Panther" is returning to his alma mater to give the commencement address at Howard University….

Review: Amy Schumer tackles body image, and it’s complicated

If you've ever walked into a store and were embarrassed to tell the salesperson your real size, or entered the gym locker room and wanted to hide, you're part of the target audience for Amy Schumer's "I Feel Pretty." Whatever age or gender you happen to be….

Kristen Stewart, Ava DuVernay to serve on the Cannes jury

NEW YORK (AP) — Kristen Stewart and Ava DuVernay will serve on the Cannes Film Festival jury that will choose this year's Palme d'Or winner, the French festival announced Wednesday….

Miss America pageant gets funding to stay in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials have approved $4.3 million in state subsidies to keep the 2019 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City….

On opening day of Tribeca, De Niro directs his ire at Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — As the curtain goes up on the 17th Tribeca Film Festival, Robert De Niro is using the festival's megawatt spotlight to direct his considerable ire at President Donald Trump….

Real-life ‘gladiator’ salutes ‘Scandal,’ show she inspired

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olivia Pope's journey comes to an end Thursday on "Scandal," but real-life Washington power players and others remain in need of a determined "gladiator" to rescue them from crises. Enter Judy Smith, who inspired the ABC drama and remains in the thick of politics and Hollywood….

Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban to host the Tonys this summer

NEW YORK (AP) — Pop singers-turned-Broadway-stars Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will co-host the Tony Awards, the theater industry's biggest ceremony….

Model Alliance fights back against Karl Lagerfeld remarks

NEW YORK (AP) — An organization that protects the rights of models has called for action against outspoken fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld….

Review: The prank-loving cops of ‘Super Troopers’ return

A goofy sense of inconsequentiality is an underappreciated trait in comedies. There's an abiding charm to movies so low in their stakes and so loose in their order that they feel as if at any moment they might fall apart. Films like "Caddyshack" and "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"…

From catchphrases to fashion: ‘Scandal’s’ pop culture impact

NEW YORK (AP) — As "Scandal" wraps up its seventh and final season on ABC, the political drama starring Kerry Washington as professional problem solver in the nation's capital will leave behind a number of contributions to pop culture including catchphrases and a killer wardrobe….

Groups partner to increase lagging US orchestra diversity

NEW YORK (AP) — Hoping to increase diversity in American orchestras, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is making a $1.8 million grant over four years to three organizations joining together for a new initiative….

Theron’s not leaving the US due to racism but is concerned

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlize Theron isn't leaving the United States over racism concerns. But the white South Africa-born actress, who has adopted a black daughter and son, says: "I am constantly concerned about the safety of my kids. I don't know a parent who's not."…

Saudi Arabia screens ‘Black Panther’ to mark cinema opening

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia held a private screening on Wednesday of the Hollywood blockbuster "Black Panther" to herald the launch of movie theaters in the kingdom, and tickets go on sale Thursday for public showings on Friday….