Got $7.1 M? Neiman Marcus tops 2018 fantasy gifts with yacht
NEW YORK (AP) — Need a $7.1 million yacht? How about jumping out of a plane on a top secret spy mission with a $315,000 price tag? Perhaps a backyard luxury clubhouse sounds better, or a million pieces of candy.
Poland moves closer to creating museum on Warsaw ghetto
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials in Poland have taken a step toward creating a museum to tell the stories of Jews who were imprisoned under horrific conditions in the Warsaw Ghetto by Nazi Germany during its World War II occupation of Poland.
Ambassadors for Motown sound seek more of it in hometown
DETROIT (AP) — From the auditorium of Detroit's main library on a recent weeknight emerged the sound of Motown: Spirited takes of tunes that sprung from a studio just a few miles away and made their way around the world.
Model Karlie Kloss marries Jared Kushner's brother
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Supermodel Karlie Kloss has married businessman Joshua Kushner. Kloss posted a photo of her in a wedding dress and Kushner in a tuxedo — both of them beaming — on Instagram and Twitter Thursday night.
Q&A: Jonah Hill on toxic masculinity and skateboarding
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonah Hill has always wanted to direct. He worships filmmakers and has treated what he describes as an "accidental" but "wonderful" 15-year acting career as a partial film school, learning from people like Bennett Miller, who directed him in "Moneyball" and Martin Scorsese on "The Wolf of Wall Street."
Old-school R&B group The O'Jays get into a political groove
NEW YORK (AP) — The iconic R&B group The O'Jays has always made music for the heart. Now the group is going for the jugular on what it says is its last album.
Cardi B hands out free winter coats in New York
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of people have lined up in New York City as rapper Cardi B handed out free winter coats. The Bronx-born rapper met with residents and fans on Thursday evening at the Marlboro Houses in Brooklyn during brisk fall weather.
Prince Harry raises Invictus Games flag over Sydney Harbor
SYDNEY (AP) — Prince Harry scaled the Sydney Harbor Bridge on Friday to raise a flag marking the arrival of the Invictus Games, his brainchild and the focus of his current royal tour of Australia and the South Pacific.
Bette Midler, Brooke Shields among 'Murphy Brown' guests
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bette Midler and Brooke Shields are among the guest stars dropping in on CBS' "Murphy Brown" revival. Midler was on the original sitcom as Caprice, one of many difficult, short-tenured secretaries to Candice Bergen's Murphy.
Judges consider state court's power over Trump in lawsuit
NEW YORK (AP) — Appeals court judges weighing President Donald Trump's bid to shut down a former "Apprentice" contestant's defamation suit against him are asking a hypothetical question: Could a New York court order the president to jail if he were to buck an order in the case? The question came up — but wasn't definitively answered — as lawyers for Trump and ex-contestant Summer Zervos argued Thursday in a New York appeals court.
Atlantic City's new Call of Duty: Dominate esports tourneys
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's new Call Of Duty is this: To become the East Coast center of competitive video game tournaments, also known as esports.
Q&A: McCarthy and Grant on New York, forgery and friendship
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" is a film about Lee Israel, a biographer who started a side hustle writing fake letters as Noel Coward, Louise Brooks, Dorothy Parker and other deceased luminaries and selling them to collectors.
Lawsuit over fatal crash involving Berman's wife settled
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut restaurant accused of serving alcohol to the wife of ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman before she was killed in a car crash has settled a lawsuit filed by the family of an 87-year-old man who also died in the wreck.
'First Reformed' leads Gotham Awards nominees
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Schrader's religious thriller "First Reformed" is the leading nominee for the 28th annual Gotham Awards, including nods for best feature and best actor for star Ethan Hawke.
Actor Bruce Willis sells central Idaho ranch for $5.5M
HAILEY, Idaho (AP) — Actor Bruce Willis has sold his 20-acre (8-hectare) ranch in central Idaho for $5.5 million. KTVB-TV reports in a story on Wednesday that's far below the original asking price of $15 million when the home was put up for sale in 2011.
Rapper's motion for drug charge dismissal denied
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A judge in South Dakota has denied a motion to dismiss a drug charge against rapper Chief Keef. The rapper, whose legal name is Keith Cozart, was arrested in June 2017 at the Sioux Falls airport when drugs were found in his carry-on bag after he performed at the University of Sioux Falls.
Country women lift each other up at CMT Artists of the Year
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This one's for the girls, during a night when CMT honored all female stars, from Loretta Lynn to Carrie Underwood and Kelsea Ballerini, at their annual Artists of the Year show in an empowering night of lifting up each other.
Film with Fan Bingbing, Bruce Willis canceled after tax case
BEIJING (AP) — The director of "Air Strike," featuring Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, says the film's release has been canceled in the wake of her disappearance and conviction on tax evasion charges.
Pistons play recording of Aretha Franklin singing anthem
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons honored Aretha Franklin before their season opener Wednesday night by playing a recording of her singing the national anthem.
Banksy posts video saying incomplete shredding a malfunction
Banksy posted a new video to his website Tuesday implying the partial shredding of his "Girl With Balloon" at a London auction was supposed to have been complete.
Animation film fest rescinds Kobe Bryant invite after outcry
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant was dropped Wednesday from the jury of an animated film festival after calls for the former NBA star's ouster over a 2003 rape allegation.
Film of Judy Blume's 'Are You There God?...' in development
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Judy Blume has at long last agreed to a feature film adaptation of her seminal 1970 young adult novel "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret."
'Orange Is the New Black' to wrap after next year's season 7
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Orange Is the New Black" is fading to black after its upcoming seventh season. Cast members posted a video Wednesday announcing the series' 2019 end, which was confirmed by a Netflix spokeswoman.
New accusation of police wrongdoing in Weinstein case
NEW YORK (AP) — The sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein was roiled Wednesday for the second time in a week by what New York City prosecutors said was a police detective's improper conduct.
Michael Buble shuts down rumors of retirement from music
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Buble is shutting down rumors that he's going to retire from music, saying he was misquoted in a recent interview.

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