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Cannes to Wrap With Presentation of Palme D’Or on Saturday | Entertainment News
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Cannes to Wrap With Presentation of Palme D’Or on Saturday | Entertainment News

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film WriterCANNES, France (AP) — The 75th Cannes Film Festival wraps Saturday with the presentation of the Palme d’Or and other awards selected by the nine-member jury headed by French actor Vincent Lindon.The closing ceremony brings to a close a Cannes that has attempted to fully resuscitate the annual France extravaganza which was canceled in 2020 by the pandemic and saw modest crowds last year. This year’s festival also unspooled against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine, which sparked red-carpet protests and a dialogue about the purpose of cinema in wartime.The closing ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. EDT and concludes roughly an hour later. Outside of France, it will be streamed live by Brut.But what’s going to win? The Palme, one of film’s most prestigious awards, is f...
A Good Man: Exhibits Honor ‘Peanuts’ Creator Schulz on 100th | Entertainment News
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A Good Man: Exhibits Honor ‘Peanuts’ Creator Schulz on 100th | Entertainment News

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and PATRICK ORSAGOS, Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a series of “Peanuts” comic strips that ran in mid-April of 1956, Charlie Brown grasps the string of his kite, which was stuck in what came to be known in the long-running strip as the “kite-eating tree.”In one episode that week, a frustrated Charlie Brown declines an offer from nemesis Lucy for her to yell at the tree.“If I had a kite caught up in a tree, I'd yell at it,” Lucy responds in the last panel.The simplicity of that interaction illustrates how different “Peanuts” was from comics drawn before its 1950 debut, said Lucy Shelton Caswell, founding curator of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University in Columbus, the world's largest such museum.Political Cartoons“The ide...
Ellen DeGeneres Ends Daytime Show With Plea for Compassion | Entertainment News
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Ellen DeGeneres Ends Daytime Show With Plea for Compassion | Entertainment News

By LYNN ELBER, AP Television WriterLOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres brought her nearly two-decade daytime talk show to an end Thursday with a celebrity lovefest and a forceful assertion of her achievement as a gay woman daring to be herself.DeGeneres and guests Jennifer Aniston, Billie Eilish and Pink shared memories and affection as “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” concluded its Emmy-winning, 3,200-plus episode run that began in September 2003.“Twenty years ago, when we were trying to sell the show, no one thought that this would work. Not because it was a different kind of show, but because I was different,” DeGeneres said of the pushback from TV stations.When the syndicated show went on the air, she was prevented from saying the word “gay” or even the pronoun “we,” DeGeneres said, since the...
Ex-White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Hired by MSNBC | Entertainment News
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Ex-White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Hired by MSNBC | Entertainment News

By MARK KENNEDY, Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki has officially landed at MSNBC, where she is expected to make appearances on the network's cable and streaming programs as well as host a new original show.The program, set to debut in the first quarter of 2023, will “bring together her unique perspective from behind the podium and her deep experience in the highest levels of government and presidential politics,” the network said in a statement Tuesday.Psaki will also appear on NBC and during MSNBC’s primetime special election programming throughout the midterms and 2024 presidential election.In a tweet, Psaki write that she was thrilled to join the network this fall. “Breaking down the facts and getting to the bottom of what’s driving the issues...
Tokyo Olympic Film Debuts in Japan; Headed Next to Cannes | Entertainment News
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Tokyo Olympic Film Debuts in Japan; Headed Next to Cannes | Entertainment News

By STEPHEN WADE and YURI KAGEYAMA, Associated PressTOKYO (AP) — The documentary film about the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics premiered on Monday, shown to reporters and other invited guests in the Japanese capital.Produced by Japanese director Naomi Kawase, the 120-minute film looks at the Olympics primarily from the point of view of the athletes — but not just the winning athletes.After Tokyo, the film will be shown on Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival in the Bunuel Theatre, named for Spanish-born iconoclastic filmmaker Luis Bunuel.“The Olympics are not just about getting prizes, being first and going after a victory that is right before you in the moment,” Kawase said in a recent interview. “I tried also to depict the pursuit of becoming winners in life.”Political CartoonsKawase ha...
Battery Charge Dropped Against Florida Rapper Rod Wave | Entertainment News
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Battery Charge Dropped Against Florida Rapper Rod Wave | Entertainment News

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A domestic battery charge against a 23-year-old Florida rapper who goes by the name Rod Wave has has been dropped, according to court documents.Prosecutors filed a notice Thursday in Osceola County court that the case against Rodarius Green was not suitable for prosecution.Green, whose song “Heart on Ice" broke into the Billboard Hot 100 in 2020, was arrested earlier this month following a traffic stop in St. Petersburg on a warrant out of Osceola County, officials said.According to an arrested warrant, Green's ex-girlfriend accused him of entering her central Florida home and choking her last month while their two children were in another room of the house. The former couple had dated for about four years, and the girlfriend told investigators that Green accused her...
Bono Cheers Papal Program for ‘Inclusivity,’ Educating Girls | Entertainment News
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Bono Cheers Papal Program for ‘Inclusivity,’ Educating Girls | Entertainment News

VATICAN CITY (AP) — U2 frontman Bono hailed Pope Francis for promoting “inclusivity” on Thursday as he met with the pontiff in Rome alongside students attending an educational program launched by the pope.Francis has promoted the Scholas Occurrentes (Schools of Meeting) program since he was archbishop in Buenos Aires and recently upgraded its status in the church to make it a private association of the faithful.Bono, whose real name is Paul David Hewson, praised the pope for creating the program and its emphasis on the education of girls.“Girls' education was a superpower. It is a superpower in fighting extreme poverty,” Bono said.Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Political Cartoons on World L...
Jill Biden, Selena Gomez Lead Talk on Youth Mental Health | Entertainment News
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Jill Biden, Selena Gomez Lead Talk on Youth Mental Health | Entertainment News

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Selena Gomez joined first lady Jill Biden and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy at the White House on Wednesday for a conversation about youth mental health.The singer/actor has been public about her struggles and revealed in 2020 that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.Biden, Murthy and Gomez held a conversation in the East Room with several young people, including a mother and a recent Rutgers college graduate, who shared how they had improved their mental outlook.The strategies they shared ranged from going through multiple therapists to find one who is right for you to using baking as a way to encourage conversation with others facing similar challenges.Political Cartoons“Mental health is very personal for me and I hope...
Bill Cosby Lawyers Cry Foul as Civil Sex Assault Trial Looms | Entertainment News
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Bill Cosby Lawyers Cry Foul as Civil Sex Assault Trial Looms | Entertainment News

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment WriterSANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — With jury selection less than a week away, attorneys scrambled to deal with shifting evidence Tuesday in Bill Cosby’s civil trial over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl at the Playboy mansion nearly 50 years ago.Plaintiff Judy Huth said in a recent court filing that she now believes the assault happened in 1975 when she was 16, not in 1974 when she was 15 as she had long alleged, spurring cries of foul and a request to dismiss the case from Cosby’s attorneys, who said the change has upended their defense on the eve of trial.“It's not fair,” Cosby's lawyer Jennifer Bonjean said outside court. “It's called trial by ambush.”Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan gave no indication he planned...
Singer Ruslana Seeks Turkey’s Help for Ukrainian Fighters | Entertainment News
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Singer Ruslana Seeks Turkey’s Help for Ukrainian Fighters | Entertainment News

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Ukrainian singer and former Eurovision song contest winner appealed to Turkey’s president on Monday to save Ukrainian fighters from the besieged city of Mariupol amid Russia's war.Ruslana, whose song “Wild Dances” catapulted her to No. 1 in the music contest in 2004, spoke at a news conference in Istanbul. She was flanked by the mothers and wives of the “Mariupol defenders” — Ukrainian fighters who are defending the city’s steel mill.“Stand with Ukraine. Unite for Ukraine. Help Mariupol. Help Azovstal. Help our brave Ukrainian soldiers,” she said. “I truly believe that today Turkey’s leader President Erdogan, who has an international role and presence, will help our citizens in need.”Several hundred Ukrainian fighters are estimated to be holed up at the sprawling Azovstal...