Denise Richards details return to set on 'Bold' amid virus
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Denise Richards returned to the set of CBS' “The Bold and the Beautiful" last week after the pandemic shutdown filming for three months, a detailed, specific plan was in place to keep everyone safe.
Tell-all book by Trump niece to be released next week
NEW YORK (AP) — A tell-all book by President Donald Trump's niece that has been the subject of a legal battle will be released next week.
World's longest-surviving conjoined twin brothers die at 68
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The world's longest-surviving conjoined twins died July 4 at the age of 68. Ronnie and Donnie Galyon, of Beavercreek, Ohio, were born joined at the abdomen Oct.
Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91
ROME (AP) — Ennio Morricone, the Oscar-winning Italian composer who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and often haunting soundtracks for such classic Hollywood gangster movies as “The Untouchables” and the epic “Once Upon A Time In America,” died Monday.
Singer Tom Meighan leaves Kasabian amid 'personal issues'
LONDON (AP) — Frontman Tom Meighan has left British rockers Kasabian to deal with “personal issues,” the band said Monday. Kasabian said in a statement that Meighan “is stepping down from the band by mutual consent.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 12-18
Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 12-18 July 12: Actor-comedian Bill Cosby is 83. Singer Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac is 77.
Broadway veteran Nick Cordero dies from virus complications
NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero, who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway in such shows as “Waitress,” “A Bronx Tale” and “Bullets Over Broadway,” has died in Los Angeles after suffering severe medical complications after contracting the coronavirus.
As Paris Fashion Week is streamed, critics look to future
PARIS (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has instilled extra unpredictability into the already fickle Paris Fashion Week. After first canceling the July shows for menswear and Haute Couture, the French fashion federation has now organized an unprecedented schedule of digital-only events instead.
UK's lockdown-hit arts venues to get $2B rescue package
LONDON (AP) — The British government has announced more than 1.5 billion pounds (almost $2 billion) to help the country’s renowned arts and cultural institutions recover from the coronavirus pandemic, after some theaters and music venues warned that without support they might never open again.
National Gallery of Art acquires painting by Native American
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A painting by artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith is joining works by the legendary pop artists Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol at the National Gallery of Art.
Thais bid addio to theater where they fell in love with film
BANGKOK (AP) — If Hollywood is where dreams are made, Bangkok’s Scala theater for the past 51 years was where Thais immersed themselves in the old-fashioned blockbusters of war, the heart-felt romances and quirky comedies.
Lebanon holds Baalbek concert despite virus, economic crisis
BAALBEK, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanon on Sunday hosted its annual music festival in the ancient northeastern city of Baalbek without an audience for the first time, a move organizers dubbed “an act of cultural resilience” to the coronavirus pandemic as well as the country's unprecedented economic meltdown.
Museum: 'Dukes of Hazzard' car with Confederate flag to stay
VOLO, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois auto museum has no plan to stop displaying a Dodge Charger from the “Dukes of Hazzard” television show with the Confederate battle flag painted atop the vehicle.
Naked men and drunks: England assesses the reopening of pubs
LONDON (AP) — It seems to have been more like a typical Saturday night than a drunken New Year's Eve. The reopening of pubs in England does not seem to have overwhelmed emergency services as many had feared ahead of the biggest easing of Britain's coronavirus lockdown.
Cosby citing systemic racism as he fights assault conviction
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a nearly empty Philadelphia courtroom in June 2015, a lawyer for Bill Cosby implored a federal judge to keep the comedian’s testimony in an old sexual battery lawsuit under wraps.
Muti conducts Syria musicians in memorial concert amid ruins
RAVENNA, Italy (AP) — Nine musicians from the Syrian diaspora in Europe are playing Sunday in the 24th friendship concert conducted by Riccardo Muti, this year at the Paestum archaeological site in southern Italy, but the coronavirus pandemic blocked others from arriving directly from Syria.
Earl Cameron, pioneering British film actor, dies at 102
Earl Cameron, who was one of the first Black actors to perform in mainstream British films and played supporting roles to enduring entertainment icons such as James Bond and the title character in “Doctor Who” before appearing in the U.N.
Pints poured, unkempt hairdos cut, as England eases lockdown
LONDON (AP) — The pints were supped and the unkempt hairdos cut and styled as England embarked Saturday on its biggest lockdown-easing yet, one that many think came too soon given still-high levels of coronavirus infections and deaths.
UK judge says Amber Heard can be in court for Depp testimony
LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp's lawyers have failed to stop the American actor's ex-wife, Amber Heard, from attending his libel trial against the British tabloid newspaper The Sun until she is called to give evidence.
Willie Nelson's July Fourth picnic is virtual in virus era
SPICEWOOD, Texas (AP) — Willie Nelson’s annual Fourth of July Picnic is going ahead this year, but to reduce concerns about the coronavirus the event will be virtual.
Reps: Singers Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly file for divorce
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Kacey Musgraves and her musician-husband, Ruston Kelly, have filed for divorce. Representatives for both singers confirmed the news Friday to The Associated Press.
AP Exclusive: Prince Royce gets a wake-up call with COVID-19
NEW YORK (AP) — Bachata singer Prince Royce says he got a wake-up call with a COVID-19 diagnosis and now he wants to try and wake others too.
UK historian quits Cambridge post after slavery remarks
LONDON (AP) — British historian and TV presenter David Starkey relinquished his honorary fellowship at a University of Cambridge college Friday after he drew outrage for his comments about Black people and whether slavery should be considered genocide.
Disney suspends college internship program amid pandemic
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World has suspended the Disney College Program indefinitely amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic.
Top Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan dies at 71
NEW DELHI (AP) — Saroj Khan, a top Bollywood choreographer, died of cardiac arrest in a Mumbai hospital early Friday, her family said.