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A Song With Power: Ukraine’s Eurovision Entry Unites Nation | Entertainment News
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A Song With Power: Ukraine’s Eurovision Entry Unites Nation | Entertainment News

By COLLEEN BARRY, Associated PressTURIN, Italy (AP) — Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra’s upbeat, melodic entry for this month’s Eurovision Song Contest was written as a tribute to the frontman’s mother.Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it has become an anthem to the nation's war-ravaged motherland.“Stefania” is the most-watched song on YouTube among the 35 national entries that will compete in the Eurovision Song Contest next week in Italy's northern industrial city of Turin. While some oddsmakers and data analysts have pegged others to win, the song by Kalush Orchestra is quickly becoming a sentimental favorite.“I’ll always find my way home, even if all roads are destroyed,’’ Kalush Orchestra frontman Oleh Psiuk wrote in “Stefania.”Political Cartoons on World Leaders Political Cartoon...
No Felony Charge for Man Who Tackled Dave Chappelle on Stage | Entertainment News
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No Felony Charge for Man Who Tackled Dave Chappelle on Stage | Entertainment News

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment WriterLOS ANGELES (AP) — The man who tackled comedian Dave Chappelle during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl will not be charged with any felonies, the district attorney's office said Thursday.Isaiah Lee, 23, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, police said, after rushing the stage toward the end of Chappelle's set in the last of a four-night stint at the outdoor amphitheater as part of the “Netflix Is a Joke” festival.He was carrying a replica handgun with a large blade that folded out of it similar to a pocket knife, according to a photo released by police.“After reviewing the evidence, prosecutors determined that while criminal conduct occurred, the evidence as presented did not constitute felony conduct,” the Los Angeles County district a...
Wall Street, Tech Investors Back Musk Twitter Bid With $7B | Business News
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Wall Street, Tech Investors Back Musk Twitter Bid With $7B | Business News

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN and TOM KRISHER, AP Business WritersElon Musk has strengthened the equity stake of his $44 billion offer to buy Twitter with commitments of more than $7 billion from a diverse group of investors including Silicon Valley heavy hitters like Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison.A regulatory filing Thursday also said that Musk is in talks with other parties for additional funding commitments, including former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, the social media platform's second-largest individual stakeholder after Musk.Ellison, who is also a board member of electric vehicle maker Tesla, is making the biggest contribution, pegged at $1 billion. Musk is Tesla's CEO and biggest shareholder.Other investors include tech investor Sequoia Capital Fund, which pledged $800 million, and VyCapital, ...
Europeans Weigh Costs of Cutting Russian Energy Over Ukraine | Business News
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Europeans Weigh Costs of Cutting Russian Energy Over Ukraine | Business News

By COLLEEN BARRY, VESELIN TOSHKOV and JUSTIN SPIKE, Associated PressMILAN (AP) — Across Europe, rising energy prices are testing the resolve of ordinary consumers and business owners who are caught between the continent’s dependence on cheap Russian energy and its revulsion over President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine.Governments are trying to replace energy supplies from Russia, mindful that their regular payments are funding a war that has seen thousands of civilian deaths and widespread destruction. They also face a nerve-wracking showdown with Moscow over its demands for payments in rubles, and the possibility that Russia will block supplies, as it did to Bulgaria and Poland last week.European Union countries import 40% of gas and 25% of oil from Russia, and the current EU timet...
Dave Chappelle Tackled During Comedy Show, Police Arrest Man | Entertainment News
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Dave Chappelle Tackled During Comedy Show, Police Arrest Man | Entertainment News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Dave Chappelle was tackled during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday night and a man was later arrested.Security guards chased and overpowered the attacker, and Chappelle was able to continue his performance while the man was taken away in an ambulance.The assailant was carrying a replica handgun with a large blade that folded out of it similar to a pocket knife, according to a photo released by police.Isaiah Lee, 23, was detained and arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, said Officer Alba Mendez, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson.Political CartoonsLee was treated by medical staff for an unspecified injury and was booked into jail early Wednesday and held in lieu of $30,000 bail, Mendez said. It was not immediately known if he had retain...
Movies Love a Comeback Story. This Summer, It’s Their Turn. | Entertainment News
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Movies Love a Comeback Story. This Summer, It’s Their Turn. | Entertainment News

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film WriterThis summer at the movies, Tom Cruise is back in the cockpit behind those iconic aviators. Doctors Grant, Sattler and Ian Malcolm are returning for another round with the dinosaurs. Natalie Portman is picking up Thor’s hammer. And Jordan Peele is poised to terrify us with the unknown. Again.Hollywood is bringing out some of its biggest and most reliable players for the 2022 summer movie season, which unofficially kicks off this weekend with the help of Marvel and Disney’s “ Doctor Strange and the Multitverse of Madness ” and runs through the end of August. It's an uncertain time for the movie business as studios and exhibitors are still making up for losses incurred during the pandemic and adjusting to new ways of doing business, including s hortened release ...