Arts and entertainment

This Sept. 3, 2016 photo shows Johnny Fox, who is in his 38th season performing at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, in Crownsville, Md. The sword-swallowing magician who presented his quirky art form to enthusiastic audiences around the world has died. A close friend, Barbara Calvert, says Fox succumbed to cancer on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 in Maryland. He was 64. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
December 19, 2017 - 3:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Fox, a sword-swallowing magician who presented his quirky art form to enthusiastic audiences around the world, has died. The 64-year-old had been battling cancer and died Sunday at a home in Maryland, according to close friend Barbara Calvert. He passed away peacefully, with...
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December 19, 2017 - 3:25 pm
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending December 17, 2017: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Kingsman: The Golden Circle 2. Dunkirk (2017) 3. Home Again (2017) 4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens 5. Elf (2003) 6. Home Alone 7. American Assassin 8. The LEGO Ninjago Movie 9. Despicable Me 3 10. The Lost City...
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This photo released by the Northwest Regional Corrections Center shows Monalisa Perez. Perez, of Halstad, Minn., has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting her boyfriend Pedro Ruiz III in a videotaped stunt they planned to post on YouTube. The plea agreement calls for Perez to spend six months in jail and 10 years' supervised probation. She told investigators her boyfriend wanted to make a video of her shooting a bullet into a book he was holding against his chest. She says she fired from about a foot away. The couple had a YouTube channel where they posted videos of pranks and stunts. (Northwest Regional Corrections Center via AP)
December 19, 2017 - 2:57 pm
HALSTAD, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota woman has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting her boyfriend in a videotaped stunt they planned to post on YouTube. Monalisa Perez, 20, pleaded guilty last week to second-degree manslaughter in the June death of 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz III, The Star Tribune reported...
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December 19, 2017 - 1:17 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Fans of rap-metal music group Insane Clown Posse have lost an appeal to have an FBI report scrubbed of language referring to them as a gang. The group's fans are known as Juggalos. They're upset that a 2011 report given to Congress describes Juggalos as a "loosely organized hybrid...
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FILE - This file photo taken Aug. 25, 2017, shows actress Pam Grier during an interview in Washington. Grier, the star of gritty 1970s Blaxploitation movies like "Foxy Brown" and "Coffy," is scheduled to be a guest at the 2018 Las Cruces International Film Festival. Grier will join Cybill Shepherd, star of the television series "Moonlighting," at the film festival which begins March 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin,File)
December 19, 2017 - 1:08 pm
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Pam Grier, the star of gritty 1970s Blaxploitation movies like "Foxy Brown" and "Coffy," is scheduled as a guest at the 2018 Las Cruces International Film Festival. Grier will join Cybill Shepherd, star of the television series "Moonlighting," at the film festival that...
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December 19, 2017 - 11:21 am
DETROIT (AP) — Fans of rap-metal music group Insane Clown Posse have lost an appeal to have an FBI report scrubbed of language referring to them as a gang. The group's fans are known as Juggalos. They're upset that a 2011 report given to Congress describes Juggalos as a "loosely organized hybrid...
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Christopher Plummer, left, and director Ridley Scott arrive at the world premiere of "All the Money in the World" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
December 19, 2017 - 10:58 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Ridley Scott says he hasn't heard from Kevin Spacey since the decision was made to cut him from "All the Money in the World." Scott says Spacey has gone "underground" and it would have been nice to have gotten some kind of communication from the disgraced actor. Spacey...
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The original manuscript of "The 120 Days of Sodom or the School of Libertinage," by French writer Marquis de Sade is on display prior to the auction of the Aristophil Collections, in Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. Top lots in an auction of rare manuscripts to be held this week in Paris have been withdrawn from the sale after the French state prohibited them from leaving the national territory and showed interest in buying them. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
December 19, 2017 - 10:54 am
PARIS (AP) — An original manuscript for the Marquis de Sade's "The 120 Days of Sodom" has been withdrawn from a Paris auction after the French government declared it a "national treasure" and banned its export. Auction house Aguttes said Tuesday the French culture ministry has granted the most...
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FILE- In this Oct. 24, 2017 file photo, an employee poses with Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" on display at Christie's auction rooms in London. An official in the United Arab Emirates says the new Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi is "very proud" to have acquired a painting by Leonardo da Vinci that sold for a staggering $450 million last month.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
December 19, 2017 - 8:49 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The new Louvre Abu Dhabi museum is "very proud" to have acquired a painting by Leonardo da Vinci that sold for a staggering $450 million last month, an official in the United Arab Emirates said Tuesday. Director of Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism...
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FILE- In this Oct. 24, 2017 file photo, an employee poses with Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" on display at Christie's auction rooms in London. An official in the United Arab Emirates says the new Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi is "very proud" to have acquired a painting by Leonardo da Vinci that sold for a staggering $450 million last month.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
December 19, 2017 - 8:36 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An official in the United Arab Emirates said Tuesday the new Louvre Abu Dhabi museum is "very proud" to have acquired a painting by Leonardo da Vinci that sold for a staggering $450 million last month. Director of Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism...
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