May 26th, 2017

Entertainment News

Stars turn out for lavish French Riviera AIDS fundraiser

By Louise Dixon, The Associated Press on May 25th, 2017

CAP D’ANTIBES, France – A star-studded French Riviera AIDS fundraising gala has raised more than $20 million (17.8 million euros) to combat the disease globally. Guests at the 24th annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala were treated Thursday to musical performances by Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora and Diana Ross, a fashion show and auction of ... Read More »

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Sotheby’s sells Tamayo’s ‘Bird Charmer’ for $4.3M in NY

By Sigal Ratner-Arias, The Associated Press on May 25th, 2017

NEW YORK – “The Bird Charmer” by Rufino Tamayo was sold for $4.3 million on Thursday at Sotheby’s Latin American art auction in New York. The 60 1/4 by 50 1/4 inch (153 x 128 cm) oil on canvas was sold a day after another impressive work by the Mexican artist, “Músicos,” didn’t find a ... Read More »

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Maud Lewis painting goes for $36,800 at Consignor Art Auction

By The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2017

TORONTO – For the second time in a month a Maud Lewis painting has been sold for five times a pre-auction estimate. The Nova Scotia artist’s “Black Cats” fetched $36,800 at the Consignor Canadian Fine Art live spring auction event Thursday at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto. Auction officials say the selling price was five ... Read More »

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Winnipeg author Katherena Vermette wins $40,000 Amazon.ca First Novel Award

By The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2017

TORONTO – Winnipeg writer Katherena Vermette has added to her growing list of accolades with top honours from the Amazon.ca First Novel Award. The award-winning Metis author received the $40,000 grand prize for “The Break” (House of Anansi) at a ceremony held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto on Thursday night. The acclaimed debut ... Read More »

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Police: Tractor-trailer crashes into famed Nevada brothel

By Sally Ho, The Associated Press on May 25th, 2017

LAS VEGAS – A man wearing body armour and a mask backed a tractor-trailer through the gate of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch before dawn Thursday and crashed it into the front door of the famed Nevada brothel featured in the CatHouse reality television show, according to authorities and the brothel’s owner. Brian Brandt, 40, of ... Read More »

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The Latest: Britain resumes sharing bombing intel with US

By The Associated Press on May 25th, 2017

MANCHESTER, England – The Latest on the investigation into the Manchester concert bombing (all times local): 10:55 p.m. British police say they have resumed sharing intelligence about the Manchester bombing with U.S. counterparts. Britain had halted the exchange of information after details of the Manchester investigation – including forensic crime-scene photos – appeared in U.S. ... Read More »

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Police: Stolen tractor-trailer crashed into Nevada brothel

By Sally Ho, The Associated Press on May 25th, 2017

LAS VEGAS – A man wearing body armour and a mask backed a tractor-trailer through the gate of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch and crashed it into the front door of the famed Nevada brothel featured in the CatHouse reality television show, according to authorities and the brothel’s owner. Brian Brandt, 40, of Reno, was arrested ... Read More »

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Looted statues, pottery returned to Italy after probe in NYC

By Jennifer Peltz, The Associated Press on May 25th, 2017

NEW YORK – Seven ancient statues and pottery vessels are headed back to their homeland in Italy after authorities said they tracked down the stolen items in New York City. Dating back as far as the eighth century B.C., the artifacts were looted by Italian tomb raiders in the 1990s, then were smuggled out of ... Read More »

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Mike Huckabee to revive his talk show on TBN

By The Associated Press on May 25th, 2017

NEW YORK – Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will start a new weekly talk show on the religious Trinity Broadcasting Network this fall. The show will follow a format similar to the weekend show that the former Arkansas governor hosted on Fox News Channel from 2008 to 2015. TBN said on Thursday that the ... Read More »

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Cornell funeral to take place Friday; widow pens letter

By The Associated Press on May 25th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell will be laid to rest Friday at a private memorial service at a Hollywood cemetery that is the final resting place of numerous stars. The private service at Hollywood Forever Cemetery will be followed by a public memorial that begins at 3 p.m. PDT, during which fans ... Read More »

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