May 19th, 2019

Entertainment News

Eurovision scolds Madonna for Palestinian flag display

By Associated Press, The Associated Press on May 19th, 2019

JERUSALEM – Eurovision Song Contest organizers say they were taken aback by the display of a Palestinian flag during Madonna’s guest appearance, which defied contest rules. While Madonna performed her new single, two of her dancers flashed Israeli and Palestinian flags pinned on their backs. The European Broadcast Union, or EBU, said Sunday that Madonna ... Read More »

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Blame it on Bieber: Iceland canyon too popular with visitors

By Egill Bjarnason, The Associated Press on May 19th, 2019

FJADR\XC1RGLJ\XDAFUR, Iceland – A large sign warns motorists that Iceland’s Fjadrárgljúfur canyon is closed to visitors but drivers keep on coming down the narrow gravel road. A ranger at a roadblock has to explain why no one can pass: The vulnerable landscape cannot sustain more visitors. Blame Justin Bieber, the Canadian pop star with a ... Read More »

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The Latest: Netherlands wins 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

By The Associated Press on May 18th, 2019

TEL AVIV, Israel – The Latest on the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest (all times local): 2:00 a.m. The Netherlands is the winner of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Duncan Laurence’s doleful piano ballad “Arcade” was tapped as an early front-runner before Saturday’s Grand Final. But it had to rely on the fan ... Read More »

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The Latest: Singing completed at Eurovision Song Contest

By The Associated Press on May 18th, 2019

TEL AVIV, Israel – The Latest on the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest (all times local): 12:05 a.m. The 26 contestants in the Grand Final of the 64th Eurovision Song Contest have finished their acts. Now the voting gets underway. To maximize onscreen tension, performers are picked Saturday by a mix of fan ... Read More »

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The Latest: Iceland’s edgy band performs without incident

By The Associated Press on May 18th, 2019

TEL AVIV, Israel – The Latest on the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest (all times local): 23:30 Iceland’s controversial steampunk band Hatari has concluded their live performance without incident. The band had drawn attention in Israel by initially vowing to stay out, saying it would be “absurd” to participate in Israel because of ... Read More »

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Canadian-born singer Katerine Duska competes in Eurovision Song Contest final

By The Canadian Press on May 18th, 2019

MONTREAL – A Canadian-born singer is among the finalists at the Eurovision Song Contest Katerine Duska was born in Montreal but moved to Greece with her parents as a teenager. She’s representing Greece in the Eurovision final, which takes place tonight in Tel Aviv, Israel. Duska will perform her song “Better Love” on tonight’s broadcast, ... Read More »

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Prince William says Diana’s death was ‘pain like no other’

By The Associated Press on May 18th, 2019

LONDON – Prince William has spoken candidly about the death of his mother, Princess Diana, describing his bereavement as a “pain like no other pain.” Speaking in a BBC documentary on mental health, William also says that his time working as an air ambulance pilot gave him the impression that death was just “around the ... Read More »

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Editor of Carver, McInerney fired for ‘breach’ of policy

By The Associated Press on May 17th, 2019

NEW YORK – A prominent literary editor has been fired for an undisclosed “breach” of company policy. Gary Fisketjon had worked with such authors as Raymond Carver, Cormac McCarthy and Richard Ford. In confirming Fisketjon’s dismissal, Alfred A. Knopf spokesman Paul Bogaards declined comment Friday beyond a brief company statement citing a breach. Fisketjon joined ... Read More »

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Editor of Carver, McInerney for ‘breach’ of policy

By The Associated Press on May 17th, 2019

NEW YORK – A prominent literary editor has been fired for an undisclosed “breach” of company policy. Gary Fisketjon had worked with such authors as Raymond Carver, Cormac McCarthy and Richard Ford. In confirming Fisketjon’s dismissal, Alfred A. Knopf spokesman Paul Bogaards declined comment Friday beyond a brief company statement citing a breach. Fisketjon joined ... Read More »

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Orioles-Nats dispute set for July 12 court arguments

By The Associated Press on May 17th, 2019

NEW YORK – A New York judge has set July 12 for oral arguments in the long-running dispute between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over money from the cable channel they jointly own, Supreme Court Justice Joel M. Cohen on Friday accepted the schedule proposed by the teams. Washington wants Cohen to confirm an ... Read More »

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