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Lindsay Lohan visits hospital for Syrian refugees in Turkey

FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, March 18, 2013, actress Lindsay Lohan arrives at the Los Angeles Superior court, charged with three misdemeanor counts stemming from a car crash on Pacific Coast Highway. Turkey’s state-run news agency Anadolu reported Monday Sept. 26, 2016, details of Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan visiting Syrian refugees at a hospital in Istanbul which employs only Syrian doctors and treats refugees. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, FILE) ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says American actress Lindsay Lohan has visited Syrian refugees at an Istanbul hospital and the home of a refugee family from Aleppo.


Bums and cash set tongues wagging at UK's Turner Prize

Visitors look at an installation entitled "Project for a Door" by artist Anthea Hamilton, during a photocall for the 2016 Turner Prize, at Tate Britain in London on September 26, 2016 A giant backside, a mountain of money and chastity belts suspended from a ceiling: the Turner Prize once again looks set to divide the contemporary art world after unveiling the finalists in London on Monday. The four shortlisted artists have each taken over a room at Tate Britain, filling the famous gallery with all manner of materials, shapes and surprises for an exhibition that organisers hope will promote debate about art when it opens to the public on Tuesday. The prize is awarded to a British artist under 50 for an outstanding exhibition, and has become synonymous with controversy in its 32-year history with previous winners including contemporary art agents provocateurs Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin.


Sacked UK Pakistani actor sorry for India Twitter 'madness'

Pakistan-born British actor Marc Anwar was sacked from TV soap Coronation Street after a newspaper published screenshots from his Twitter account which hit out at India over the Kashmir dispute A Pakistan-born UK actor apologised Monday for using "unacceptable language" about Indians, which saw him fired from Britain's most popular TV soap. Marc Anwar, 45, joined "Coronation Street", the world's longest-running TV soap opera, in 2014 as a member of the show's first Muslim family.


VIEWER'S GUIDE: Trust and temperament key themes in debate

A stand-in for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is seen in a television camera monitor as preparations continue Sunday Sept. 25, 2106 for the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/J. David Ake) WASHINGTON (AP) — The most telling moments in presidential debates often come out of the blue — an offhand remark or unrehearsed gesture that helps to reveal the essence of a candidate who's already been poked, prodded and inspected for years.


Train, buttocks among contenders for art's Turner Prize

The legs of people are seen as they look towards part of an artwork by Helen Marten, one of the four artists shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2016, as it is displayed at the Tate Britain gallery in London, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. The Turner Prize aims to promote public debate around new developments in contemporary British art. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) LONDON (AP) — A model train and bare buttocks are among artworks nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize.


Matt LeBlanc signs 2-series deal to host BBC's 'Top Gear'

FILE - This is a Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 file photo of Matt LeBlanc as he arrives at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. The BBC says former “Friends” star Matt LeBlanc has signed a two-series deal to host its popular car show “Top Gear.” The broadcaster announced Monday that LeBlanc will front the show when it returns for a 24th series in 2017.(AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File) LONDON (AP) — The BBC says former "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc has signed a two-series deal to host its popular car show "Top Gear."


Researchers restore first ever computer music recording

University of Canterbury alumni composer Jason Long (L) and professor Jack Copeland pose for a photo in Christchurch, on September 6, 2016 New Zealand researchers said Monday they have restored the first recording of computer-generated music, created in 1951 on a gigantic contraption built by British genius Alan Turing. The aural artefact, which paved the way for everything from synthesizers to modern electronica, opens with a staunchly conservative tune -- the British national anthem "God Save the King". Researchers at the University of Canterbury (UC) in Christchurch said it showed Turing -- best known as the father of computing who broke the WWII Enigma code -- was also a musical innovator.


History of slavery in NY examined through runaways notices

This photo provided by Black Dome Press shows historians Susan Stessin-Cohn, left, and Ashley Hurlburt-Biagini, who published "In Defiance," a book that examines slavery in New York's Hudson Valley through a century of newspaper notices seeking the return of runaway slaves. (Steve Hoare/Black Dome Press via AP) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — They were field hands, cooks, musicians and blacksmiths. Some were "well made," others lame. A few showed ritual tribal scarring from their native Africa, others bore scars inflicted by their masters. All of them — some 600-plus men and women — were black slaves who bolted for freedom in upstate New York in the 1700s and early 1800s.


Pam Grier, Jessye Norman win Harvard's W.E.B. DuBois medals

File-This Feb. 23, 2012, file photo shows honoree Pam Grier arriving at the 5th annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Grier and opera soprano Jessye Norman are among the recipients of Harvard University’s 2016 W.E.B. Du Bois medals honoring those who have made significant contributions to African and African American history and culture. Grier and Norman will be honored at the fourth annual Hutchins Center Honors on Oct. 6. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File) CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Actress Pam Grier and opera soprano Jessye Norman are among the recipients of Harvard University's 2016 W.E.B. Du Bois medals honoring those who have made significant contributions to African and African American history and culture.


Viola Davis describes becoming Rape Foundation advocate

File-This Sept. 19, 2015, file photo shows Viola Davis arriving at the 4th Annual Woman Making History Brunch at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Davis has seen the effects of sexual assault first hand. She said her sister was sexually assaulted at age 8 and is now a heroin addict and prostitute. Davis also described her mother and herself as survivors of sexual assault Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at a benefit for the Rape Foundation and Stuart House, which provides free medical treatment, counseling and legal aid to rape victims, with special services for children. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP,File) BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Viola Davis said Sunday that her own experiences with sexual assault led her to become an advocate for the Rape Foundation and encouraged others to visit treatment centers so they'll become supporters.


Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses

File-This jan. 28, 1962, file photo shows Arnold Palmer concentrating on his next move during the Lucky International Open at San Francisco's Harding Park. Palmer, who made golf popular for the masses with his hard-charging style, incomparable charisma and a personal touch that made him known throughout the golf world as "The King," died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Pittsburgh. He was 87. (AP Photo, File) Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch. At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a first-name basis with both, "The King" died Sunday in Pittsburgh. He was 87.


Country singer Jean Shepard dies; was Grand Ole Opry staple

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jean Shepard, "the grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry" who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according to an Opry spokeswoman. Shepard was 82.

'Magnificent Seven' rides Denzel's star power to $35M debut

In this image released by Sony Pictures, Chris Pratt, right, and Denzel Washington appear in a scene from "The Magnificent Seven." Antoine Fuqua’s “The Magnificent Seven” remake rode the star power of Denzel Washington to an estimated $35 million debut, topping North American ticket sales over the weekend. (Sam Emerson/Sony Pictures via AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Movie stars don't open movies anymore? Tell that to Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks.


Young stars of social media fill Dolce&Gabbana front row

A model wears a creation for Dolce & Gabbana women's Spring-Summer 2017 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni) MILAN (AP) — Social media stars have brought a fresh buzz to Milan Fashion Week. As word of their whereabouts spreads, gaggles of fans gather outside the restaurant or show venue where they are gathered, hoping for the chance to get a selfie — the pixel version of the 15 minutes of fame.


Country Singer Jean Shepard Dies; Was Grand Ole Opry Staple

Jean Shepard, “the grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry” who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according to an Opry spokeswoman. Shepard was 82. Spokeswoman Jessie Schmidt said in a news release that Shepard had entered hospice care last week and died in Nashville.

Funeral arrangements made for the late rapper Shawty Lo

ATLANTA (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been announced for rapper Shawty Lo who was killed in a fiery car crash on a freeway near southwest Atlanta.

"The Magnificent Seven" tops North American box office

"The Magnificent Seven," starring Denzel Washington is a tale about seven very bad dudes who protect a town from a greedy industrialist Los Angeles (AFP) - "The Magnificent Seven," a remake of the classic 1960 Western, starring Denzel Washington, outgunned the competition at the North American box office in its debut week, industry data showed on Sunday. In sixth place, dropping from second, was the horror flick "Blair Witch," a follow-up of the 1999 "The Blair Witch Project," which earned $3.95 million.


Jane Pauley replacing Osgood at 'Sunday Morning'

In this Image released by CBS News, "CBS News Sunday Morning" host Charles Osgood, left, introduces Jane Pauley as his replacement to host the program on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in New York. Pauley becomes the third host of "Sunday Morning" since its inception in 1979. Osgood, who retired Sunday after 22 years, replaced original host Charles Kuralt. (Michele Crowe/CBS via AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Jane Pauley is becoming a morning television host again — this time at a much more relaxed pace. CBS said Sunday she will replace Charles Osgood as anchor of the "Sunday Morning" telecast.


Tom Hanks returning to Cleveland to headline film benefit

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2016 file photo, Tom Hanks arrives at the premiere of "Sully" in Los Angeles. Hanks is returning to Cleveland on December 2, to headline the Greater Cleveland Film Commission’s annual fundraiser, “Behind the Camera.” Hanks started his professional acting career in Cleveland as an intern at the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File) CLEVELAND (AP) — Tom Hanks is returning to Cleveland in December to headline the Greater Cleveland Film Commission's annual fundraiser, "Behind the Camera."


Still no will, but work to settle Prince estate forges ahead

FILE - In this April 21, 2016 file photo, a rainbow appears over Prince's Paisley Park estate near a memorial for the rock superstar in Chanhassen, Minn. Work to settle Prince's estate is moving forward, though a closed hearing is expected this week to resolve an undisclosed dispute between the likely heirs and the trust company that's managing the estate. Prince died of an accidental painkiller overdose in April. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP, File) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Work to settle Prince's estate is moving forward, and a closed hearing is expected to be held this week to resolve an undisclosed dispute between the likely heirs and the trust company that's managing the estate. Court papers say only that the dispute involves "confidential business agreements." Five months after the musician's death, here's a look at where things stand:


Phantom of the Opera 'curse' hits as fire menaces Paris debut

"The Phantom of the Opera" composed by Britain's Andrew Lloyd Webber was due to open at the Mogador theatre in Paris on October 13 but a blaze that started under the stage of the Mogador has thrown the plan into doubt The curse of the "The Phantom of the Opera" appears to have struck again with a fire at a Paris theatre on Sunday which is threatening to derail the musical's debut in France next month. The global sensation composed by Britain's Andrew Lloyd Webber was due to open at the Mogador theatre in Paris on October 13. In 1896 a chandelier counterweight fell from the ceiling killing a patron at the Paris Opera House, inspiring Gaston Leroux to write the novel on which the "Phantom" musical is based.


Action vowed for refugees in concert led by Metallica, Rihanna

Yandel performs at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park to end extreme poverty by 2030 at Central Park on September 24, 2016 in New York City Top names in music including Metallica and Rihanna joined leaders Saturday in a concert that brought promises of action to support refugees and improve sanitation in the developing world. The Global Citizen Festival, broadcast live from the vast lawn of New York's Central Park, distributes tickets to fans who commit to petitions and other actions aimed at ending extreme poverty. Interspersing performances from some of the world's most sought-after artists with rapid speeches and videos, the fifth edition of the festival put a special focus on solidarity with refugees amid the mass exodus from war-ravaged Syria.


Asia scoops top honours at San Sebastian film festival

Chinese director Feng Xiaogang's "I am not Madame Bovary" takes the top prize at the San Sebastian film festival as Fan Bingbing wins the best actress gong for her role in the same film Asian cinema dominated awards at the San Sebastian film festival, with veteran Chinese director Feng Xiaogang's "I am not Madame Bovary" taking the top Golden Shell prize while Fan Bingbing won the best actress gong for her role in the same film. In the satirical comedy, Chinese star Fan plays a cafe owner caught in the bureaucratic maze of the Chinese legal system after she is swindled by her ex-husband. It had attracted attention earlier this month at the Toronto film festival where it won the International Federation of Film Critics' prize, with the jury hailing "its ambitious rendering of a woman's Kafkaesque struggle as she takes on the Chinese legal system".


UK police arrest man in hacking of Pippa Middleton's phone

FILE- In this Friday, June 19, 2015 file photo, Pippa Middleton, left, the sister of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, watches the quarterfinal tennis match between Canada's Milos Raonic and France's Gilles Simon on the fifth day of the Queen's Championships in London. London police said Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, they are investigating the reported hacking of the iCloud account of Pippa Middleton, younger sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File) LONDON (AP) — London police say they have arrested a 35-year-old man suspected of hacking the iCloud account of Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, and stealing 3,000 photographs.


Rihanna, Kendrick, Metallica Play at Global Citizen Fest

Kendrick Lamar performs at the Global Citizen Festival in New York., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek) NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna ran through her pop and R&B hits, Eddie Vedder partnered with Chris Martin and Kendrick Lamar was enthusiastic and energetic during his hour-long set at the Global Citizen Festival in New York.


Louisiana accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco has died

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Musician Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who rose from a cotton-picking family in southwest Louisiana to introduce zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Ashes to auction: Capote remains sell for $45,000

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some people will pay good money for anything involving the late Truman Capote.

Bill Nunn, Actor in “Do the Right Thing,” Dead at 63

FILE - This May 3, 2008 file photo shows actor Bill Nunn watching students from Point Park University rehearse for his experimental project, dramatizing an African folktale, in Pittsburgh. Nunn, a veteran character actor whose credits ranged from the “Spider-Man” movie franchise to such Spike Lee films as “Do the Right Thing” and “He Got Game,” has died. His wife, Donna, said Nunn died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at his home in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, file) NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Nunn, a veteran character actor whose credits ranged from the “Spider-Man” movie franchise to such Spike Lee films as “Do the Right Thing” and “He Got Game,” has died.


Lauren Hutton revisits 'American Gigolo' for Bottega Veneta

Model wear creations for the Ermanno Scervino women's Spring-Summer 2017 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) MILAN (AP) — Milan designers are keeping it clean for next season.