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Utah theater asks judge to block law in "Deadpool" case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah theater in trouble for serving booze during the movie "Deadpool" is asking a judge to block authorities from enforcing an obscenity law they say is so broad it would apply to Michelangelo's "David."

'Game of Thrones' actor Crook finds gold with 'Detectorists'

This image released by Acorn TV shows Macenzie Crook, left, and Toby Jones in a scene from "Detectorists." Crook, who starred in "Pirates of the Caribbean," films and "Game of Thrones," writes, directs and stars in this TV series. (Acorn TV via AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — For those in search of buried treasure, Mackenzie Crook is your man.


In 'Popstar,' Lonely Island aim for a 'Spinal Tap' for today

In this image released by Universal Pictures, Andy Samberg appears in a scene from "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping," in theaters nationwide on June 3. (Universal Pictures via AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Lonely Island, the trio of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, has technically already made the leap to the big screen in 2007's wannabe daredevil comedy "Hot Rod." But it won't be until "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping" hits theaters that the full experience of Lonely Island — in all their seductively wrapped male anatomy glory and seafaring glee — lands at the movies.


Spain bristles at Eurovision ban of Basque flag... alongside IS

Basque flags (Ikurrina) flying during a pro independence protest in favour of the Basque flag and against the Spanish flag in the northern Spanish Basque city of Bilbao on August 22, 2014 Spain reacted with fury Friday at the Eurovision's inclusion of the Basque regional flag on a list of banned banners during the song contest, alongside the Islamic State group flag. "It is a constitutional, legal and legitimate flag and the Spanish government will defend it whenever needed," Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria told reporters after the weekly cabinet meeting. Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, spoke to Spain's ambassador in Sweden "so that he could immediately tell the organisation that it is a constitutional flag and cannot be in that list," a ministry spokeswoman told AFP.


Pullman's 'Independence Day' call-to-arms lives on

FILE - In this May 10, 2015 file photo, actor Bill Pullman attends the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards in New York. Pullman reprises his role as President Whitmore in the "Independence Day," sequel, "Independence Day: Resurgence," in theaters nationwide on June 24, 2016. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK (AP) — President Thomas J. Whitmore, famed speech-maker and defender of the planet from aliens, has the kind of poll numbers Hilary or Donald dream about.


Autopsy: Famed pianist's 2 daughters likely died of asphyxia

FILE - In this 2014 file photo, concert pianist Vadym Kholodenko poses with his wife Sofya Tsygankova and daughters Nika, left, and Michela, at their home in Fort Worth, Texas. Tsygankova has been charged in the March 2016 death of her two daughters. The Tarrant County medical examiner's office released autopsy reports Thursday, April 28, 2016, saying the two girls died of asphyxia. (Joyce Marshall/Star-Telegram via AP, File) FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas medical examiner says the two young daughters of an internationally known pianist likely died of asphyxia.


Park workers in Spain discover huge Roman coin trove

This photo made available by the City Council of Tomares on Friday, April 29, 2016, shows some of the 19 amphoras containing thousands of unused bronze and silver-coated coins dating from the end of the 4th century. Workers laying pipes in a southern Spanish park have unearthed a 600-kilogram (1,300-pound) trove of Roman coins in what culture officials say is a unique historic discovery. (City Council of Tomares via AP) MADRID (AP) — Workers laying pipes in a southern Spanish park have unearthed a 600-kilogram (1,300-pound) trove of Roman coins in what culture officials say is a unique historic discovery.


'Les Miserables' creators turn their attention backward

FILE - In this June 8, 1987 file photo, Alain Boublil, left, and Claude-Michel Schonberg, the French creators of "Les Miserables" hold two of the eight Tony awards won by the musical in New York. The duo are being celebrated Monday, May 2, 2016, with a star-filled concert at The New York Pops. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, creators of the stirring musicals "Les Miserables" and "Miss Saigon," are once again reworking their show "Martin Guerre" and hope to put it in an opera house with its original ending.


Prominent Russian novelist attacked

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin's spokesman has denounced nationalist demonstrators who threw green liquid on a prominent Russian novelist.

Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith join Obama youth initiative

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2016 file photo, Jada Pinkett Smith, left, and Will Smith arrive at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Smith and Pinkett-Smith are adding their star power to President Barack Obama's initiative to boost opportunities for vulnerable young Americans. The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation said Friday, April 29, 2016, it will launch a “Careers in Entertainment Tour” to support Obama's My Brother's Keeper Initiative on its two-year anniversary. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are adding their star power to President Barack Obama's initiative to boost opportunities for vulnerable young Americans.


Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day

FILE - This 1978 file photo shows actor-director John Wayne. California lawmakers have defeated a resolution intended to honor Wayne after opponents challenged what they say are racist statements by the late actor. Republican State Assemblyman Matthew Harper, of Huntington Beach, sought to declare May 26, 2016, as John Wayne Day to mark the day the actor was born. (AP Photo, File) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — What a California lawmaker intended as a benign resolution honoring a late, world-renowned movie icon exploded into an emotional debate over decades-old racist comments.


AP Exclusive: Prince's 'Purple Rain' coat is up for auction

This image released by Profiles in History shows a black and white blazer with leather sleeves, worn by Prince in the 1984 film, "Purple Rain." The item will be auctioned on June 29, along with costumes worn by Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys and a Swarovski crystal studded glove from Michael Jackson’s 1992 Dangerous world tour. (Charlie Nunn/Profiles in History via AP) CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — A rare piece of movie memorabilia from Prince's 1984 classic film "Purple Rain" is hitting the auction block.


NYC exhibition: 4 whaling paintings by J.M.W. Turner

NEW YORK (AP) — Four whaling paintings by the British artist J.M.W. Turner will be united for the first time in an upcoming exhibition in New York City.

Cuba cabaret stars don't fade, even in their 70s

Cuban former Club Tropicana star Leticia Herrera (R), 66, performs in her new show "Encuentro" (Encounter) at the National Theater of Havana She was once queen of the cabaret in Havana. Now 66, Leticia Herrera is back, along with a troupe of Cuba's forgotten stars returning to the stage from obscurity. Twelve years after being dismissed from the legendary open-air nightspot Club Tropicana, Herrera is the star of a new show performed by a cast of veterans just like her.


Rovi buying TiVo in $1.1B cash-and-stock deal

FILE - In this file photo taken March 1, 2010, a TiVo Wireless N Adapter is displayed in New York. Digital TV listing company Rovi is buying TiVo in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.1 billion. Rovi Corp. said Friday, April 29, 2016 that it will pay $10.70 in cash and stock for each TiVo Inc. share. Rovi will pay $2.75 per share in cash, or about $277 million. The rest, $7.95 per share, will be paid in stock.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Digital TV listing company Rovi is buying TiVo in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.1 billion.


Death raises questions: Did Prince die of an overdose?

A mural honoring the late rock star Prince adorns a building in the Uptown area of Minneapolis Thursday, April 28, 2016, Prince died last week at his Paisley Park home at the age of 57. An investigation into his death continues. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) CHICAGO (AP) — Prince's final days and unexpected death at age 57 raise questions among experts familiar with prescription painkiller overdoses. It's possible the innovative musician's demise represents one of the most public tragedies in an overdose crisis now gripping America.


Singers sought for iconic New York folk music venue's video

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The nation's longest continuously operating coffeehouse is putting together a video featuring Arlo Guthrie and Garrison Keillor to celebrate the upstate New York folk music venue's impending renovations.

Jordan lifts ban on performance by popular Lebanese band

Lebanese Hamed Sinno, second left, lead singer and song writer of the Lebanese group Mashrou' Leila or "Leila's Project" band, speaks during a press conference with his band musicians, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, April 28, 2016. Jordan has banned a performance by a popular Lebanese rock band on religious grounds, spurring criticism of the Western-allied kingdom, which portrays itself as an island of tolerance in a turbulent region. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla) AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan is permitting a popular Lebanese rock band to perform, lifting an earlier ban imposed amid claims the group's songs promoting religious and sexual freedom violate local customs and religious beliefs.


AP Exclusive: Prince's 'Purple Rain' coat is up for auction

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — A rare piece of movie memorabilia from Prince's 1984 classic film "Purple Rain" is hitting the auction block.

APNewsBreak: Investigators look at overdose in Prince death

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN, citing unidentified law enforcement sources, reported that prescription painkillers were found on the musician and in his home. The Star Tribune, also citing unnamed sources, reported that prescription pills were found but that it wasn't clear whether they had been prescribed to Prince. Prince was found dead in his Paisley Park home in suburban Minneapolis on April 21, 2016. He was 57. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before he was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.


Giant Chinese zodiac sculptures are turning heads in Boston

In this Wednesday, April 27, 2016 photo, one of 12 gigantic bronze animal heads representing the signs of the Zodiac by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei stands behind businessmen eating lunch on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston. The sculptures are scheduled to remain on public display in the park through October. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes) BOSTON (AP) — A dozen giant bronze animal heads representing the signs of the Chinese zodiac are stopping people in their tracks in downtown Boston and sparking conversations.


Body of rumba king Papa Wemba returns to DR Congo

Fans of late Congolese rumba star Papa Wemba wait outside Ndjili airport during the repatriation of his body, in Kinshasa on April 28, 2016 The body of Congolese "rumba king" Papa Wemba arrived home in Kinshasa, greeted by dignitaries, relatives and tens of thousands of distraught fans. The white coffin draped in the Democratic Republic of Congo flag was received by Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo before being taken off in a hearse on a four-hour journey across Kinshasa. While some struggled with their grief over the sudden death of Papa Wemba, others sang in his honour.


Prince had opioid meds with him when died: reports

"Purple Rain" creator Prince was one of most acclaimed artists of his generation Prince had prescription opioid medication on him and in his home when he died last week, US media reported, although autopsy results have yet to indicate why the pop icon died. The pills were found both on Prince's person and at his Paisley Park compound, CNN and other media outlets reported Thursday, citing a law enforcement official. The prescription pills, which are used to treat pain, were discovered "at the death scene," according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.


Nicky Jam, Enrique Iglesias top Billboard Latin Music Awards

Singer Nicky Jam raises his Hot Latin Song of the Year during the Latin Billboard Awards, Thursday, April 28, 2016 in Coral Gables, Fla. To the right is Juan Medina Velez. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) MIAMI (AP) — Nicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias took home seven awards apiece, including six shared awards for their hit duet "El Perdon," at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami.


Start of 2nd weekend of Jazz Fest soaked by rain

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The start of the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was marked with thunderstorms, but the music played on to crowds that were thinned by the bad weather.

Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day

FILE - This 1978 file photo shows actor-director John Wayne. California lawmakers have defeated a resolution intended to honor Wayne after opponents challenged what they say are racist statements by the late actor. Republican State Assemblyman Matthew Harper, of Huntington Beach, sought to declare May 26, 2016, as John Wayne Day to mark the day the actor was born. (AP Photo, File) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — What a California lawmaker intended as a benign resolution honoring a late, world-renowned movie icon exploded into an emotional debate over decades-old racist comments Thursday.


Death raises questions: Did Prince die of an overdose?

A mural honoring the late rock star Prince adorns a building in the Uptown area of Minneapolis Thursday, April 28, 2016, Prince died last week at his Paisley Park home at the age of 57. An investigation into his death continues. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) CHICAGO (AP) — Prince's final days and unexpected death at age 57 raise questions among experts familiar with prescription painkiller overdoses. It's possible the innovative musician's demise represents one of the most public tragedies in an overdose crisis now gripping America.


Investigators Look at Overdose in Prince Death

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN, citing unidentified law enforcement sources, reported that prescription painkillers were found on the musician and in his home. The Star Tribune, also citing unnamed sources, reported that prescription pills were found but that it wasn't clear whether they had been prescribed to Prince. Prince was found dead in his Paisley Park home in suburban Minneapolis on April 21, 2016. He was 57. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before he was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday.


Official Whitney Houston doc in the works from Oscar-winner

FILE - In this March 26, 1999 file photo, singer Whitney Houston performs at the 13th annual Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles. An official Whitney Houston documentary is in the works from Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald. It will be the first documentary to be authorized by the late pop star’s estate since her death in 2012. Altitude Film Entertainment announced the project on Thursday, April 28, 2016. Houston died in 2012. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — An official Whitney Houston documentary is in the works from Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald. It will be the first to be authorized by the late pop superstar's estate since her death in 2012 at age 48. Altitude Film Entertainment announced the project on Thursday.


Review: Broadway's new 'Shuffle Along' celebrates a past hit

This image released by Philip Rinaldi Publicity shows the ensemble during a performance of "Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed" at The Music Box Theatre in New York. (Julieta Cervantes/Philip Rinaldi Publicity via AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The last Broadway show to open this season has a mouthful of a name and an astonishing array of stars.